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Hobart Historic Cruises

Hobart Historic Cruises runs a wide range of tours including Harbour Explore cruises. Cruise options includes morning, lunch, afternoon, dinner, firework cruise and boat charter for party and function use. Bus tours include the Port Arthur Mega Tour, Bruny Island Sights Tour, Richmond, Mt Wellington and Devil Zoo. Our vessel can carry over 120 passengers, with full commercial kitchen, freshly cooked meals and full liquor licence.

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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 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 around Hobart. You have the comfort and relaxation of an "armchair" combined with a 140hp engine for unbelievable acceleration. The tours are safe, even for children from four years of age. You can choose from 15, 30, 60 and 90 minute tours. We also have wine tours available. We accommodate everybody's idea of fun, excitement and adventure. 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, popular of cause is a winter cruise to see the snow covered Mt Wellington. The operator makes sure that you are as warm as possible supplying jackets, thermal gloves and a scarves, all provided at no charge. The business is fully accredited and insured. TrikeMania Adventure Tours are located at the Murray Street Pier opposite the Parliament House Gardens. You can't miss the Aussie flag flying high.

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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 Vineyard

Just a short drive from Launceston, Holm Oak is one of Tasmania's family owned hidden treasures, with a 100% hands on philosophy. Holm Oak is one of the few family owned wineries in Tasmania who produce and make their own wine on site with husband and wife team Tim (viticulturist) and Rebecca (winemaker) Duffy growing the fruit and making the wine. Situated somewhat off the beaten track Holm Oak's cellar door exudes an irresistible rustic charm. The property is adorned with fabulous old English trees, and the cellar door is situated in the original vertical board winery. The Rowella district and Holm Oak are on the Tamar Valley Wine Route and near the spectacular Batman Bridge. It allows you to make a round trip from Launceston on both banks of the Tamar River. Holm Oak Vineyard is approximately a 45-minutes drive (48 km) from Launceston.

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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 1940s. Visitors can view the separation process for themselves with the push of a button. Entry is by donation.

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Killiecrankie Enterprises

Killiecrankie Enterprises stocks a large range of gift boxed local "Killiecrankie Diamonds" - Flinders Island Topaz Jewellery as well as faceted topaz. They also hire sieves and shovels and sell treasure maps with specimen topaz so that visitors know where to look and what to look for. The shop also sells souvenirs and gifts including can coolers, fridge magnets, photo cards, shell pictures, toys, ornaments and practical gifts in a wide range of prices to suit all budgets. Killiecrankie Enterprises also sell a range of fishing gear and bait. In the gallery you will find Margaret Wheatley’s photographs framed, photo cards, photo postcards, photo fridge magnets, paintings and shell pictures, as well as Alan’s miniature craypots. Southern Rock Lobster (crayfish) season opens in November and closes in September. Killiecrankie Enterprises sell cooked or live crayfish during most of the season. In order for the crayfish to be fresh as possible please order in advance – at least a day before it is required.

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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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Kingston Beach Golf Club

The Kingston Beach Golf Club is one of Tasmania's leading 18-hole golf courses. The Course winds through river flats where Browns River enters the sea, and is edged with eucalypts and light bushland. This flat, easy walking course is framed with views of the Mount Wellington Range, river and ocean and presents a combination of testing par threes, delightful par fours and strategic par fives. There are numerous bunkers, water comes into play on six holes and the elevated green on the 16th is framed by bunkers and a large pine tree, which may test the ability of many golfers. An inclinator carries players to the 18th tee. The Club has hire and practice facilities, a resident golf professional and a stunning clubhouse built in 1830 and known as the Red House. Founded in 1922, the Club has hosted many major state and national events and the course is a proclaimed wildlife sanctuary. Men's competitions are held every Wednesday and Saturday and a ladies' competition each Tuesday and Thursday. Bookings advised. Holes: 18, Par: 71, Length: 5803 metres, Australian Course Rating: 70. Slope Rating 126. Kingston Beach is a 15 minute drive (14 kilometres) South of Hobart.

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Lake Barrington

Lake Barrington is a designated "big fish"’ water, stocked by Inland Fisheries Service with king size fish for anglers. Lake Barrington is also ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. It features camping sites, picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets. A kiosk operates on weekends in summer and during major sporting events. No water activity is permitted within the boundaries of the international rowing course, towards the southern end of the lake. This is a great place to get away from it and immerse yourself in Tassie's wilderness, just 15 minutes from Sheffield.

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