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Hobart Historic Tours

Discover Hobart by foot and hear the fascinating stories of how Tasmania's capital city was established and how it became the vibrant waterfront city it now is. Choose your preferred small group walking tour and explore Hobart with your local guide on the Hobart Historic Walk (90 minutes), the Old Hobart Pub Tour (90 minutes) or the Grand Hobart Walk (three hours). The Hobart Historic Walk will provide an introduction to Hobart's history and orientation of the city today. Identify the heritage listed buildings and hear the stories of the early characters and issues that were major influences in the early days of Hobart. Or join the Old Hobart Pub Tour and learn about old taverns, pubs, brothels, smugglers, convicts and the characters involved. The Grand Hobart Walk combines the Hobart Historic Walk with a tour of Salamanca and Battery Point, this three hour experience with your local guide will give you in depth insights into Hobart's past and present. Visit our website for full details.

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Hobart MTB Tours

Want to ride experience Hobart's best bike riding with a local? Suitable for all levels, whether you want easy scenic cruising or a single track oddesy or somewhere in between. We provide the bikes, the gear, the guides, the local knowledge and a monster dose of passion and enthusiasm. Hobart Mountain Bike Tours is a family owned and operated business dedicated to showing visitors the best bike riding in our beautiful city.

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Hobart Shuttle Bus Company

Hobart Shuttle Bus Company provides an affordable means of transportation and short tours to some of Hobart's top tourist attractions. It offers tours daily from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Hobart (hotel pick-ups also available on morning departures) to Mt Wellington, Richmond Historic Village and ZooDoo Wildlife Park. Also check out our combination tours. Our tours start from as low as $30 per adult and $20 for children. Hobart Shuttle Bus Company operate 12 and 22 seater coaches which offer personalised small group tours. Commentary and local tour guides are provided on all tours.

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Hobart Snap Shot Tours

My name is Carmel and I am the owner and founder of Hobart Snap Shot Tours! My aim is to create a day you will remember for years to come, a day you will not forget in a hurry. I feel passionate about where I live, its history, its old buildings, its culture, its flora and fauna and most importantly its amazing wines. I would be delighted to impart my knowledge in a personalised tour, especially for you. I understand when you go on holiday, time is precious and you will want to see as much as you can without feeling rushed or lost or share tour with a bus load of strangers who may not share the same interests as you. I encourage you to bring your cameras as there will be many photo opportunities. Great memories of your trip to Tasmania need to be preserved. Included with your personalised tour I would be more than happy to take photos for you at no additional cost. These will be given to you by either email or USB. Please feel free to choose one of the organised tours or customise your own. Enjoy!

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Hobart Walking Tours

Discover Hobart's hidden secrets by foot and hear the fascinating stories of how Tasmania's capital city was established from a convict settlement, to the whaling capital of the world and the vibrant waterfront city it now is. Explore Hobart with a fun, knowledgeable and experienced guide. Our two-hour tours are: Hobart History People & Places; Alcohol History of Hobart which includes tastings of fine Tasmanian wine, whisky, vodka and cider; Historic Battery Point; and Hobart's Dark Past - this one is full of grisly stories! For a more contemporary walking tour, join the Cafe Culture Walking Tour for a delicious adventure, with enticing bites and delights along the way. Perfect for any caffeine fiend, coffee connoisseur, tea drinker or chocolate lover: non coffee drinkers will love it too. All tours are full of stories and pictures about the real Hobart - the exciting contemporary scene as well as our fascinating history, colonial buildings, villains, corruption, convicts and entrepreneurs. Our TripAdvisor reviews reflect the popularity of our international quality tours. We will run all our tours for as few as two people and we specialise in creating custom tours for groups, conferences, family events or private tours.

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Hobart Yachts

Whether it's a casual afternoon sail on the beautiful Derwent River or an extended epic yacht charter around some of the world's most spectacular coastline, Hobart Yachts has a trip to suit you! We have a selection of charters to choose from on our website but we are also happy to sail wherever you like. All our yacht charters include a professional and friendly crew to ensure you get the most out of your voyage. All our cruises include the best of fresh Tasmanian food and local wines and beer are available at regular bar prices. At 62 feet, Helsal IV is one of the largest yachts to race in the Tasmanian sailing fleet. A veteran of three Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, she has the body of an ocean racer and the living quarters of a luxury cruiser; thrills and comfort go hand in hand with experiences that will stay with you a lifetime.

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Hobart's Trikemania Adventure Tours

Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours offers a variety of exciting and adventurous trike tours in and around Hobart. Enjoy the comfort and relaxation of an "armchair" combined with a 140hp engine for unbelievable acceleration. Our tours are safe, even for children from four years of age. You can choose from 15, 30, 60 and 90 minute tours. We also offer wine tours. We accommodate everybody's idea of fun, excitement and adventure. You will get to explore Hobart's historic areas. You can wind your way up Mt Wellington for the greatest ever views over Hobart. Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours operates all year round and in winter our tour to see the snow covered Mt Wellington is very popular amongst guests. We ensure that all guests are warm and comfortable by supplying jackets, thermal gloves and scarves as a tour inclusion. We are fully acrediated business is fully accredited and have all the correct insurance requirements. TrikeMania Adventure Tours are located at the Murray Street Pier opposite the Parliament House Gardens, right under the Aussie Flag.

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Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Segway Tours

The Hollybank Segway adventure tours, northern Tasmania, consists of an exhilarating glide on forest floor tracks. You will enjoy the wonders that this unique landscape offers. Guests enjoy the adventure in groups of no more than seven people who are assigned professional guides. Travel on our forest tracks with friends, gliding through the forest in harmony with those around you at peace with the environment. These highly trained guides are an extremely important part of the entire experience and their value and contribution is critical to creating a memorable forest excursion. They are responsible for your safety and they also communicate a strong ecological and conservation message throughout the tour. Hollybank Forest Adventure operates every day (closed Christmas Day). Venturing into the forest on a bright, sunny day or overcast, rain-filled days will bring different and exciting elements to the adventure. The duration of the adventure is approximately 1.5 hours, after which you will arrive back at the Centre and relax and share your experience with others in your group while enjoying the refreshments available. Hollybank Forest Adventure caters for all healthy individuals who weigh between 40 and 120 kilograms, and costs $100 per person. Bookings essential.

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Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Day and Night Tours

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at the award-winning Hollybank Treetops Adventure in Tasmania's north. Fly through the treetops on the zipline Treetops Adventure Tour or glide through the forest on our Segway Tour. Open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day), bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Treetops Adventure Tours combine the adrenaline and thrill of a high wire canopy ride, with an informative and highly entertaining outlook of the forest. Soaring from tree to tree along six cables spanning 15 to 400 m on almost a km of cable you will experience all the wonders that this unique forest has to offer. With the choice of a day tour or night tour, you can have two completely different experiences flying through the air! During the day, get a great bird's eye look of the wonders the forest has to offer. Or by night, experience the mystique and thrill of flying through the night with nothing but a helmet lamp illuminating your way!

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Holm Oak Vineyards

We invite you to discover the hidden secret of Holm Oak Wines, a Tasmanian winery crafting delicious, small-parcel wines, with James Halliday’s Five Star Winery rating. Holm Oak is the labour of love of dynamic duo, Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy. Since 2013 they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climate Tasmanian wines. Bec is the winemaker and Tim is viticulturist. Their complementary skills provide a vision to produce delicious wines that reflect their home, Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley, and their own personalities – honest, down to earth, genuine and authentic.

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k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers

"k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers", situated in the heart of St Helens, the gateway to the Iconic Bay of Fires, is a shopping experience like no other. Offering the visitor an authentic look into the contemporary Jewellers craft, you can; Talk to the maker in his intimate Studio setting. See him design and create in his workshop. Specialising in fine Handcrafted, Bespoke Jewellery made on the premises from solid Silver, gold, Palladium and Platinum, the pieces feature exquisite local Tasmanian, Australian and World Gems. Island lifestyle Jewellery at its best, "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" offers you the visitor the opportunity to purchase a unique piece to celebrate your memorable Tasmanian adventure. With pieces representative of Tasmania like the "Cradle Mountain, lake Dove" Pendant and the Tassie Devil slide bead, to more classic lines like the "Teardrop" and the "Tree of Life" Pendants there is something for everybody. And from inexpensive Sterling Silver pieces to "one offs" in Gold with valuable gems, all price points are catered for as well. "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" is easily accessible in the centre of town, with parking out the front and good food and coffee only a few shops away.

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kanamaluka Trail

To know Tasmania, is to know its coastline, and this has never been so accessible since the opening of the kanamaluka Trail. Running 6kms from George Town to Low Head, the trail takes in some of the most beautiful and interesting sights of the Tamar Valley - Lagoon Beach, Windmill Point and York Cove. Along its route are museums, historic buildings, nature reserves and the shopping precinct. Continuing to attract tourists and locals, the kanamaluka Trail is enjoyed for walking and cycling and gentle recreational exercise. Contact the Visitor Information Centre if you wish to hire a bike and ride from George Towns York cove to Low Head's Light House.... what other way would you experience it.

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Kaydale Lodge Gardens

Kaydale Lodge Gardens is an amazing two-hectare garden and is open daily 0900 till sunset. Wander through the garden, enjoy morning/afternoon teas and light lunches. The Lodge also features country-house accommodation with old-style farm hospitality. The garden has been a family obsession for two generations and continues to grow and expand. Enjoy the visual delights of this unique large country garden with a grand scale rockery, pear walk, zen garden and the productive vegetable garden with it’s seasonal produce used in the dining room. Truly showcasing all the four seasons from spring with thousands of massed daffodils and and fritillaria, to the summer months with hundreds of peonies creating a riot of colour. In autumn the maple leaves flame red, yellow and orange underplanted with drifts of cyclamen. What really sets Kaydale apart is the quality and creativity of the hard landscaping and attention to detail that ensures Kaydale's popularity and reputation as one of Tasmania's premiere garden attractions. Established in 1979 on a 70 hectare farm at Nietta a 30 minutes drive inland from Ulverstone. Kaydale is a perfect base to see all the beautiful local attractions and is seven kilometres from the magnificent Leven Canyon.

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Kentish Museum

The Kentish Museum is a heritage museum at Sheffield, North West Tasmania. Sheffield is a 40-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a one-hour drive west of Launceston (93 km). The Kentish museum preserves and displays artefacts from Sheffield's history. Exhibits include agricultural machinery, minerals, shop fittings, old books, historical newspapers, pioneer household effects and clothing. The museum also has excellent displays on the history of hydro-electricity in the local area. The Kentish Museum is located in Sheffield's main street and is open from 1000 until 1500 each day. Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.

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Kenworthy's Stamper Mill

Waratah's pioneering past represents a big part in Tasmania's mining and economic history, made all the more captivating by its remote and wild environment. Kenworthy's Stamper Mill is an impressive display of working machinery which was relocated from Mt Bischoff to the centre of town, next door to the Tarkine Interpretation Centre. Dudley Kenworthy was a local character who continued prospecting for tin near Mount Bischoff mine after it closed in the 1940's. Visitors can view the separation process for themselves with the push of a button. Open seven days - entry is by donation.

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Killiecrankie Picnic Area

Killiecrankie foreshore hosts a free gas BBQ which is for day use only, the carpark can accommodate about 50 vehicles. Ideal for groups, other facilities include picnic tables, fresh water and a public toilet and shower. Killiecrankie beach occupies the southern corner of the bay, where the Killiecrankie Road terminates, and the small settlement is nestled in the lower slopes behind the western end of the beach. The beach commences amongst the low granite rock and to the lee of Nobby Rock, a low islet. It curves to the east for 800 m to the mouth of Killiecrankie Creek mouth. The low gradient white sand beach faces north across the bay. Waves are very low to calm in the western corner, increasing to about 1 m at the creek mouth. They maintain a low gradient reflective to low tide terrace beach, with rock reefs and seagrass lying 100 m offshore. The western end of the beach is used for launching small boats and several fishing boats are usually moored off the beach. A privately owned camping area is situated a short distance away please contact Jude on 03 6359 8464 to book a spot.

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Kimberley Warm Springs

If you’re seeking an indulgent and beautiful attraction that is hardly known by other tourists, Kimberley Warm Springs is for you. This geothermal feature is the result of water surging upward from at least 350m below the surface, into a pool approximately 20m by 13m in size and about 1.2 metres deep. The site includes a sheltered BBQ, public toilet and car parking. Water from the springs remains at a constant temperature of 24–-25 degrees Celsius. The water's chemical composition suggests it gains its heat from hotter sub-surface materials. The dissolved solids content is fairly low and contains mainly bicarbonate and calcium ions.[ The clearance of shading vegetation has led to excessive algal growth, which is periodically removed as it covers the naturally sandy bottom of the spring. The spring is home to an endemic snail and an algae (Pithophora spp.) not previously recorded south of Sydney. To get there, follow the B13 (Railton Rd) to Kimberley. Turn north onto Morrison St, then onto Warm Springs Rd.

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Kimberleys Lookout

A 90-minute return walk with medium gradients (short stretches are steep), It provides stunning 360-degree views of the rolling agricultural hills of Kentish with a backdrop of Mt Roland, Cradle Mountain and the Western Tiers to the south, and much of Tasmania's northern coastline to the north, plus some dramatic valleys. Access is via High Street, which becomes Nook Road as it leaves the Sheffield township. The turn-off to the car park is next to the golf course, about 2km north from town.

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King Island Golf and Bowling Club Incorporated

King Island Golf and Bowling Club is located at Currie, on King Island's west coast. King Island is 80 kilometres/50 miles north east of Tasmania - a 50-minute flight north-west of Wynyard and a one-hour-and-twenty-minute flight from Devonport. The Club's nine-hole course-which has been compared to St Andrew's of Scotland and is an authentic coastal links with undulating fairways. This challenging course has fantastic ocean views and is completely open to the elements, with west winds affecting almost every hole. Highlights include the third, par three hole which is played from a clifftop towards the sea, and the testing fifth hole, which requires a long hit to clear water skirting the fairway. You can follow your round with a well-earned drink and a tasty meal in the licensed club house. Guides, clubs and buggy hire are all available and the Club also has bowling greens and squash courts. The two-day King Island Open, held here each November, attracts over 100 golfers from across Australia. The Open includes 18-hole and 36-hole events for ladies and men as well as a 36-hole junior handicap event. Holes: 9, Par: 72, Length: 5,465 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.9.

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Kings Fine Art Gallery & Tearoom

Hidden away in the bush just seven minutes from Swansea Tasmania on the Great Eastern Drive is Kings Fine Art Gallery and Tearoom A jewel of a place, only a short walk away from the sapphire waters of Nine Mile Beach. The theme of the Gallery is water ways, beaches, woodland, flora and fauna. All art works are of the east coast of Tasmania. The resident artist works mainly in acrylics and oils. Originals are on display with exceptional quality prints also available. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, homemade jams and cream or if preferred coffee. The Gallery is disability and Senior Card friendly with RV parking just a short walk away.

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Image: Tasman Island Cruise. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

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