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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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Home Hill Vineyard and Winery Restaurant

Home Hill Winery Restaurant is situated in the beautiful Huon Valley a short scenic 30 minute drive from Hobart. Winning the most prestigious award, the Jimmy Watson trophy in 2015 with our Kelly's Pinot Noir has cemented our position as one of the leading producers of Pinot Noir in Australia. Other cool climate wines Chardonnay, Sylvaner, Sparkling Wine and a Dessert wine are also available for tasting at our stunning rammed earth Cellar door. Views from the Restaurant are stunning with the perfect manicured vineyard virtually so close that you can't help but feel relaxed and exhilarated by what you are experiencing. Head Chef, Terry Barrett is committed to providing fresh, flavoursome local produce on his menu and the friendly staff are dedicated to providing excellent service. Oysters, Huon Salmon, Beef & Lamb, apple desserts are featured on our menus, with gluten free and Vegetarian guests catered for. Before you depart from Home Hill browse in the gift shop, where you will find olive oils, jams, chocolates and the most exquisite Alpaca, merino wool and possum garments.

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Honey Pot - The

The Honey Pot, located at the Visitor Centre in the picturesque Huon Valley, and now on Bruny Island, offers the complete Tasmanian Honey experience. The Honey Pot is owned and run by local beekeepers and has a wonderful range of delicious Tasmanian Honey. In store you will find premium honey varieties such as the famous Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, and also Manuka honey from Bruny Island. Indulge in a honey ice cream, and other gourmet honey treats including honey comb, honey with ginger, honey mustard, creamed honey and honey mead. The Honey Pot has a great range of honey and bee inspired gifts as well as skin care products, beeswax candles, and healthy honey sweets. At The Honey Pot you can enjoy free tastings, and also watch the queen bee and all her workers, busy making honey in the observation hive. The Honey Pot is just a 25-minute drive south of Hobart, on the Huon Highway, and is open seven days a week. Our Bruny Island shop also open 7 days, and is located at 2184 Bruny Island Main Road, Bruny Island, directly opposite the Cape Queen Elizabeth Walk.

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Hotel Bruny

All of our food here at Hotel Bruny is ridiculously fresh and as local as we can possibly get it. Dave, our local fisherman fishes exclusively off the south coast of Bruny Island, his regular hauls of stripey trumpeter, trevally and calamari squid are delivered literally to our door....when we say 'catch of the day’ we mean it! Our Bruny Island oysters are grown for an average of eighteen months in some of the cleanest waters on the planet. Jason, of Cloudy Bay Lamb, produces (we think) some of the finest product in the country....our sausages are hand-made by Darren and the crew at Snug Butchery and our monstrous chicken parmas are made from Nichols Tasmanian free-range chickens and topped with Bruny Island cheese. Here at Hotel Bruny, we believe in real food, locally sourced and produced here in our kitchen and yes, everything on our menu goes through a rigorous taste-testing process!

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Hundred Acres @ Ghost Rock

Hundred Acres is an events space at a winery on Tasmania's Central North Coast, that overlooks the Ghost Rock barrel hall and landscaped gardens. Throughout the year, Hundred Acres hosts a series of cooking classes, food and wine workshops and Chefs Table Dinners. The venue is also a versatile space perfect for weddings, corporate events, business meetings and birthdays. In our little neck of the woods, we are blessed with rich fertile soils, clean air and pure water. As such, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best produce on the planet (we are not bias!). From vegetables plots to dairy farms, fruit orchards to honey farms, vineyards, grain crops and the freshest seafood. At Hundred Acres, we aim to bring it all together under one roof and share it with you.

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Huon River Jet Boats

Huon River Jet Boats offers high speed boat tours on the Huon River, Southern Tasmania. Huon River Jet Boats is based in Huonville, a 35-minute drive south-west of Hobart (48 km) in the Huon Valley. Huon River Jet Boats offers an exhilarating ride along 12 km of the Huon River. This 35-minute experience combines beautiful scenery with the thrill of white water. You'll speed through rapids and feel the excitement of 360 degree spins and breathtaking turns. You'll also experience the contrast of drifting along the tranquil waters of the river, seeing perfect reflections of riverside forests. Your skilled skipper and guide will reveal the history of the Huon River and Valley and, back on shore, you can sit down to a tasty meal made with local produce in the Boatshed Café, overlooking the river. Tours leave several times a day, (except Christmas Day) from the Huon Visitor Centre jetty at Huonville. You can also have a personalised jet boat experience, tailored to suit your individual needs. Bring warm clothes and a waterproof jacket, your camera and sunglasses and enjoy the fun. Lifejackets and waterproof ponchos are supplied.

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Huonvalley Horsetrekking

Huon Valley Horse-trekking caters for small intimate groups and is located 45 minutes south of Hobart in the picturesque Huon Valley. We offer Horse riding for all levels, beginners through to experienced. On treks we journey through through valleys and over mountains offering some incredible views of the region. You will get to ride our well loved horses all trained and bred with love by Conny. Our horses are all beautiful in nature with individual personalities and work as team with a mutual respect. We encourage fun for riders and horses and safety is our number one priority. From children to nervous beginners, we provide guidance and support on our treks by supplying guests with safety helmets. For the experienced rider there are opportunities for to go faster or even jump a log. On our one to two hour treks we provide a small picnic of homemade muffins and biscuits. We are passionate about what we to and love sharing our passion for horses. Please join us on a fun filled Horseback adventure!

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Ida Bay Railway & Cafe (Tour)

Step aboard our historic WWII Diesel locomotive, enjoy an unforgettable 2 hour journey alongside the water's edge, through bush planes and enjoy a history talk from your tour guide at the historic cemetery. Once you arrive at 'Deep-hole' you will be able to walk around a pristine white beach or even take a walk to the Southport Lagoon (1H 30M return - Bookings essential). This Heritage listed railway is one of the last operating bush tramways in Australia! Our cafe is the last place in Tasmania to get a great feed! We have a diverse menu including home-made burgers, fish & chips, freshly ground coffee and even some Tasmania Valhalla ice cream. Our staff are passionate about the local area and are focused on showing you the hidden gems. We stock all the local brochures and information maps. We are able to cater for groups large and small. Call us today to arrange a custom dining menu, even an exclusive train ride can be arranged!

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Lake Meadowbank

Lake Meadowbank is between Hamilton and Ouse on the Lyell Highway, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart. Lake Meadowbank is the most downstream lake in the Derwent River hydro-scheme. Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Meadowbank is stocked with trout. Try your luck fly fishing, spinning or trolling for brown trout - the lake’s most abundant fish - or perhaps a big rainbow trout. Water-skiing, canoeing and swimming are popular here and you can pitch your tent by the shore for a few days and truly get away from it all. Boat launching facilities, toilets, picnic and barbecue areas are available on the lake’s eastern banks and there's easy access from most shores. You need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure - Fishing Code for Anglers - is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Service.

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Lake Rowallan

Lake Rowallan is a Hydro Tasmania lake in north west Tasmania. The Lake is a 30 minute drive (25 kilometres/16 miles) south of Liena, past Lake Parangana and the Mersey White Water Forest Reserve. The last few kilometres of road to Lake Rowallan is unsealed. Lake Rowallan offers excellent bush-based trout fishing, with a stocked population of rainbow and brown trout as well as some native species. You can launch your boat at the northern end of the Lake or follow the four wheel drive vehicle tracks to sheltered camping areas where small boats can be launched from the shore. Lake Rowallan is also the starting point for walks into nearby highland areas including the Walls of Jerusalem national park. Along with Lakes Parangana and Cethana, Lake Rowallan forms part of the Mersey-Forth catchment—a system of lakes created by Hydro Tasmania for the generation of electricity. There are seven power stations in this catchment system, contributing about 15.8 percent of Tasmania’s energy needs. You will need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure - ‘Fishing Code for Anglers’ is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.

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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning sleeping water. Carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years, this is the deepest freshwater lake in Australia (167 metres/ 547 feet) and the headwaters of the Derwent River. The area around Lake St Clair offers a wealth of walks, ranging from leisurely 45 minutes strolls to overnight bushwalks, as well as beautiful forests to explore. Lake St Clair is also the end point of the famous Overland Track, which runs from Cradle Mountain in the north to Cynthia Bay on the southern shore of Lake St Clair. Try fishing, boating or the ferry service travelling the 18 kilometre length of the lake, and meet bushwalkers completing the Overland Track. To help you make the most of your stay, information officers are available at the centre seven days a week. They can advise you on what to do and where to go and assist with general enquiries.

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Launceston Golf Club

Launceston Golf Club is an 18-hole course regarded as the toughest championship layout in northern Tasmania. The Launceston Golf Club has a proud reputation locally and interstate for the presentation of its facilities and as an excellent test of golfing ability. The 5987 metre, par 72 layout provides something for all golfers, whether beginners or seasoned players. Carved out of natural bushland it boasts well manicured greens, strategically placed bunkers on every hole and eucalyptus-tree-lined fairways. With stands of black wood and wattle trees throughout the course you are unaware of the close proximity of the surrounding hustle and bustle of the Launceston suburbs. The most interesting hole is Spion Kop, the 159m par 3 thirteenth with out of bounds on the left and a lake on the right. The tee shot over a steep gully must avoid bunkers on three sides of the green. Launceston Golf Club is located at Kings Meadows in Tasmania’s northern city of Launceston.

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Launceston Record Fair # 3

The Launceston Record Fair kicks off again on Saturday August 11 from 12pm at Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston! There will be 1000s of vinyl titles for sale from local and interstate sellers including The Record Collector and many more! Rare and collectible vinyl, new releases, classics, 45s, etc PLUS BYO Vinyl DJ Sessions from 12pm-5pm! Have you every wanted to spin your records at your local bar? Here's your chance! No experience necessary - first timers welcome! Be sure not to miss this great afternoon of records and music! Table enquires email tasrecordfairs@gmail.com

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Launceston Tramway Museum

Launceston Tramway Museum is about a local Tasmanian community and the trams they used. The Museum evolved out of a restoration society in the 1990's that restored Launceston's only surviving double bogie tram. Located in the historic Inveresk Precinct, within walking distance of the CBD, the Museum features a workshop, a large modern display gallery and access to rail track running through the precinct. You can recapture Launceston's tramway past with a 1940's tram ride and immerse yourself in the sounds and voices of old Inveresk, as you travel along. Inside the gallery you can enjoy Launceston's oldest surviving movie footage and experience a whimsical ramble on the big screen, observing how the city has changed since Victorian times. You may wish to take in the ultimate DIY project, the rebuilding of Launceston's very first tram, or discover whatever happened to the trams when you encounter one which had become a chook house. The Museum is adjacent to good parking, cafes and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Open with tram rides on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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