Intrepid Travel TAS
Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way. You’ll get as close to real life as possible (without actually moving in). You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader, taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world you’re waiting to discover. And with regular departures on trips in over 100 countries, you're bound to find something that's just right for you. Small groups, big adventures.
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
We are a small family-owned vineyard with cellar door tastings and sales, established in 1988. The vineyard has been producing excellent cool climate wines for more than 25 years! We have under vine, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir on 10 hectares of land. We run our cellar door from a century old cottage adjacent to the vineyard. The beautiful old home has many gorgeous features, including Art Nouveau interior timber elements, fire places in every room and a peaceful garden with hundred year old trees. Designed by Alexander North for his son, the little cottage has some unique characteristics and will continue to delight visitors as it has done for over 111 years! The Mani family welcomes you to share in the tranquility, taste some wonderful wines, partake in a delicious lunch and enjoy a little Tassie history.
Iron Pot Cruises
Join us for a two-and-a-half-hour cruise exploring the beautiful waterways of Hobart and learn about the city's maritime history. Departing Franklin Wharf on the waterfront, you are part of a small group of up to twelve. Cruising down the River Derwent pass historic Battery Point, the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower at Taroona. Then cruise to the 'Iron Pot', Australia's oldest lighthouse. The origins of this lighthouse are steeped in tragedy, with frequent shipwrecks resulting in an outcry from the settlement. The unique square spire is a testament to convict construction, still standing more than 150 years later. Today the Iron Pot is well known as the final turn in the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, regarded as one of the most gruelling sailing events in the world. Continuing on we pass the point where the River Derwent meets Storm Bay before reaching Betsey Island, an uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including the majestic white bellied sea eagle. Rounding the far side of Betsey Island, Hope Beach comes into view.
Island Scenic Flights
Experience the beauty of Bruny Island and Tasmania from the air in a cessna 182. Fly along the slim neck up to Adventure Bay and continue along the East coast of South Bruny, where you'll see some of Australia's highest sea cliffs - perhaps you'll spot a whale or two! Get a close up view of the Friars at just 500 feet as we circle over the rugged rocky islands: they're home to families of seals, so keep your eyes out! Pass Cloudy Bay as we gently climb back up to 1500 feet for the perfect view of the historic lighthouse, then continue up the D'Entrecasteaux channel to enjoy the beautiful coast, before returning to the airstrip 35 minutes later. We offer a range of different scenic tours and chartered flights, for pictures and more information visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/islandscenicflights/ or alternatively give us a call on 0428293272.
Island Time Tours
Island Time Tours offers personalised small group tours anywhere in Tasmania. Choose from one of our set itineraries for a day tour from Hobart or let us customise a private tour just for your group of four to 18 travellers. We can help you plan an itinerary best suited to your group's needs, interests, budget and time frame. Whether your focus is wildlife, food and wine, the arts, history, beaches, gardens, wilderness or walking, we can customise a tour that matches your group with the huge range of experiences and sights that Tasmania has to offer. Tell us the places you'd like to go - or we can tell you the best options based on your interests - and we'll work with you to arrange the best possible tour to meet your needs. This gives you the flexibility to see and do exactly what you want at your own pace.
iWander Tasmania specialises in small personalised tours, uncovering the secrets and history of the beautiful state of Tasmania. We offer one day, three day, four day and customised tours. iWander Tasmania is locally owned and operated, effective 7 days a week, motivated to guarantee that our clients get the best holiday experiences and ensuring that accurate information is offered. Our flexibility and stress free pace allows you to spend more time out of the bus and with small groups sizes you will never feel congested or lost. iWander Tasmania provides English, Chinese and Japanese speaking guides. Our love for Tasmania along with the enthusiasm to share our passion and knowledge of the island are what makes us leaders in our field.
J Boag and Son Brewery
Discover the ultimate beer lover's experience; take a tour of James Boag's historic brewery in Launceston, Tasmania. Tours start and finish at the Boag's Centre for Beer Lovers; situated in the historic Tamar Hotel, open seven days a week. The Centre features a museum, gift shop and a bar and cafe, where you can taste our beer or enjoy a coffee and light lunch. Our 90-minute fully guided experience provides a comprehensive insight into all stages of the brewing and packaging process, followed by a tasting of James Boag's award winning beers accompanied by some of Tasmania's finest cheeses. Bookings essential. James Boag's Brewery is a short distance from Launceston's central business district.
The Jansz Tasmania vineyard is located in the Tamar Valley, in Northern Tasmania. The vineyard lies in the heart of the Pipers River region, an area known as 'Sparkling Tasmania.' Jansz was the first sparkling wine to be made according to the traditional Methode Champenoise. The ultra-cool growing conditions of the Pipers River region allow the grapes to ripen slowly, developing intense, delicate and refined flavours - the very essence of top quality sparkling wine. Jansz has since redefined the Australian sparkling wine genre. Visit the Jansz wine room and interpretive centre where you can find out what makes Jansz sparkling wine among the best in the world. Enjoy a Tasmanian cheese board with your glass of Jansz overlooking the picturesque lake. Jansz Tasmania combines a strong appreciation of the past and the traditional Methode Champenoise, with a contemporary approach, to craft a new sparkling future. Listen to the winemaker talk about the wine-making process. Jansz Tasmania produces Jansz Premium NV Cuvee, Jansz Premium NVRose, Vintage Cuvee Vintage Rose and Late Disgorged Cuvee. Jansz Tasmania vineyard is about a one-hour drive (55 km) from Launceston.
Josef Chromy - Go Behind The Label. Tour, tasting and lunch
Go behind the label and explore the wine-making process from grape to glass. An informative yet informal opportunity to learn a little more about how a vineyard works and how the grapes develop throughout the season. You will taste some wines in their unfinished state before heading to our cellar door for a two course lunch of fine Tasmanian produce matched with wines. Tour price is $140.00 per person. Tours commence at 11.00am.
Josef Chromy Wines
The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café and Winery is located at Relbia, Northern Tasmania. Josef Chromy Wines' 61-hectare (150 acre) vineyard produces a number of varieties of highly sought-after grapes. Wines include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. A vintage sparkling and Botrytis Riesling round out the range, and everything is estate-grown. The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café, located in the estate's original homestead, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Warm yourself by the open log fire and take in the views over the vineyard, winery and lake. Here, you can taste fine cool climate wines and sample fresh Tasmanian produce. Enjoy a light lunch or gourmet snack, taste rich Tasmanian cheeses or buy a fresh hamper from the delicatessen and dine alfresco in the grounds. Relbia is a 15-minute drive south of Launceston (10 km), a short distance from the Launceston airport.
Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift
Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift lets you view magnificent Cataract Gorge from above, located in Northern Tasmania. Take in the spectacular features of Cataract Gorge from this single-span chairlift. View the South Esk River in a serene or turbulent mood after a flood as well as tree rhododendrons and fern glades. It takes about eight minutes to take the ride across Cataract Gorge and First Basin. Top speed is a sedate one metre per second, but usually the chairlift runs slower than that to afford passengers a longer ride. It is about 457 metres (1462 feet) from station to station, with a central span between two pylons of 308 metres (985 feet), believed to be the longest single span of any chairlift in the world. Since its opening in 1972, the chairlift has established a 100 percent safety record. Be sure to also wander the grounds below the chairlift, where you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, tea rooms and the delightful peacocks who inhabit the area. Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift is around a 15-minute walk from Launceston's central business district.
Lavender House - The Perfumery
Lavender House - The Perfumery is Tasmania's only working perfumery. Entry is free, with a smile. The focus and winning points of difference for visitors to enjoy are the perfumery manufacturing area with a large observation window allowing a unique opportunity to see 'the makers making', a spacious gift shop offering the extensive range of herbal well-being products made, free product sampling and helpful advice. This innovative niche business that is focused on the uses of lavender was established in 1991 inspired by the owners passion for lavender and the natural therapeutic values of herbs. Steady painstaking research and development over nearly 25 years has resulted in a generous range of contemporary personal body care products, simple natural remedies, aromatherapy and perfumery plus, fragrant home care. All with the natural benefits of pure Tasmanian lavender. Lavender House - The Perfumery is at Rowella, a 35-minute drive (48 kilometres / 30 miles) north from Launceston on the Tamar Valley Wine Route, close to Beaconsfield, Beauty Point and the Batman Bridge. An easy round trip from Launceston seeing both sides of the lovely Tamar River. OPEN: Monday-Friday 10am -5pm CLOSED: Good Friday and Christmas Day. July and August visitors by appointment only.
Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees are trees sculpted into World War One soldiers in Dorset, Tasmania. The 25 statues depict the fallen men they were planted for in 1918. During a ceremony at the railway reserve at Ringarooma Road (renamed Legerwood in December, 1918) trees were planted in honour of fallen soldiers. As the names were called out, a relative of the soldier came forward to hold the tree before planting. In 2001, a report indicated that the trees were no longer safe and the community were devastated that the memorials would be lost. By 2004, it was decided that each of the stumps would be carved into the likeness of each soldier. A chainsaw carver, Eddie Freeman of Ross, was asked by the Legerwood Hall and Reserves Committee to sculpt the masterpieces. Various scenes depicting world War One were also carved. Walk along the avenue of trees and take in the World War One history displayed. Notice the Weymouth Pine at each end of the avenue representing Gallipoli and the Anzac soldiers who fought during this time. Enjoy the picnic area and peaceful surroundings. Dorset is approximately one hours’ drive (86 kilometers/53 miles) from Launceston.
Leven Canyon Lookout Track
Come to the edge of a dramatic canyon with a river twisting and roaring 275 metres below - and hear nature's wild call. It's rare in the world to find a powerful place like Leven Canyon that's so easy to access. Enjoy the excitement of the canyon, only 45 minutes away from tranquil beaches and coastal parklands. The reserve, almost 2,500 ha, is a refuge for Tasmanian plants, animals and birds. Experience them on a range of fascinating walks, most of them easy. Relax in bushland surrounds while having a picnic or barbecue. There's much to explore, so allow at least two hours on-site. Walks include Cruickshanks Lookout, Forest Stairs, Edge Lookout Track, Fern Walk and Canyon Floor Walk. Facilities include stories and information revealing the significance of the Canyon and surrounds, picnic area with barbecues, tables and picnic shelter and toilets.
Liffey Falls Reserve
Liffey Falls State Reserve is nestled in the cool temperate rainforest of the Great Western Tiers mountain range in Tasmania's north and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Liffey Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tasmania, along with Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park in Tasmania's south. The Liffey River rises on the northern edge of the Great Western Tiers and plunges through dense rainforest of myrtle, sassafras and leatherwood, running over several magnificent waterfalls before reaching rich farmlands and joining the South Esk River. There are four sets of falls along the 45-minute return walk from the picnic ground downhill to the majestic Victoria Falls (commonly referred to as Liffey Falls), all of which can be viewed from sturdy observation decks.
Lilium Bulb Sale
Our 2019 Lilium Bulb Sale will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 2nd June. Our Lilium Bulb Sale offers a very broad range of Lilium bulbs along with some select companion bulbs and plants. Many of these bulbs are unavailable elsewhere and are often in short supply. Best bulbs always sell quickly – be early! The emphasis is on easily-grown, garden lilies although there are also rare species liliums for the collector and many different Lilium Hybrids. This includes many of the great new Tasmanian-bred hybrids. Asiatics, Martagons, Trumpet/Aurelians, Orientals, OTs and more – all at reasonable prices. Most of our experienced growers have their own tables and are available to give personal advice on their lilies. Our 2018 Lilium Bulb Sale was again, very successful. These events just keep on getting better every year. Buyers travel from far and wide to attend this event. Thanks to all those who supported us and good luck with your lilies!
Lillico Beach is a coastal reserve and penguin colony near Devonport in north-west Tasmania. Just ten minutes west of Devonport, this narrow coastal strip is home to a colony of Little Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins. At around 30 centimetres high and weighing in at just one kilo, the Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin. From the reserve's viewing platform you can watch the birds return to their burrows each evening after a day of fishing in the open ocean. Local volunteers and Parks and Wildlife rangers are on-site during the breeding season (September to May) and summer months (mid-December to mid-February).
Lily & Dot
Midway between the city and North Hobart you'll find Lily & Dot, an eclectic gift store with a strong focus on Tasmanian-made gifts for baby and you. Situated in the midtown café precinct – a strip of independent stores and small bars popular with locals – Lily & Dot features baby blankets, cards and prints by local illustrators, jewellery, children’s books, candles, organic soaps and softies. Its crochet class program is a popular way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon – see the Lily & Dot Facebook page too book.
Little Seed Pop-up Shop
Little Seed offers a range of handmade wares, created by Tasmanian designers and makers, operating out of the Door of Hope building, a significant and historical community centre in Launceston. The next event is being held on Saturday 23rd June from 10am - 2pm, and again on Saturday 18th November. With 20+ individual stalls, Little Seed is an excellent way to find a variety of Tasmanian-made and crafted wares, all in one location. Selah Cafe is available in the same venue for drinks and light snacks during Little Seed's opening hours.
Living Statue Workshop – Still Standing
Targeting young people, who want to learn the skills to become a Living Statue performance artist, including costume making and make-up. Providing participants with everything required to get performance ready. Conducted by Melbourne performance artist, Ben Keen from Still Standing.