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Adventure Island Tours

Adventure Island Tours are a Hobart-based day tour operator specialising in tours of Southern Tasmania. Adventure Island Tours are a local family business operating the famous 11 hour Port Arthur Mega day tour and the Port Arthur Ghost Tour. With seven departures a week and over 18,000 passengers and counting, we specialise in Port Arthur tours. Our modern and comfortable 12 seat air conditioned vehicles now have two brand new DVD convict storyteller screens available on all our Port Arthur tours. You will view old photos, moving footage and listen to the carefully crafted convicts stories. We will give you the most informative, innovative and biggest sightseeing trip to the famous Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula. You will not miss a thing!

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Adventure Tarraleah

Adventure Tarraleah is located in the Tasmanian highlands en route to Tasmania's rugged west coast. It is the base for wilderness, wild trout, walking, waterfalls and wildlife. Some of Australia’s most experienced guides can safely take you to places seldom seen. This is brown trout heaven close to the centre of some 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams with over thirty of them on our doorstep or within a short drive away. Travel by mountain bike, kayak, and luxury four-wheel drive or just tread softly as we walk through magical valleys and drink from spectacular waterfalls. Visit pristine rainforests, local farms and secret lakes. This is the home of wonderful wild fighting trout and also get introduced to some of our unique animals in the wilderness. Watch platypus swim for their supper or wombats waddle. Spot over 80 species of birds and be guided to rare flora. Meet the people who farm in the highlands or forge their livelihood in the nearby streams and forests. Learn new skills or step up to the next challenge of learning how to fly fish, hone photographic expertise or hunt wild orchids, trophy trout or the elusive tiger. Afterwards return to superb wilderness luxury accommodation.

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Adventure Tours Australia

Adventure Tours Australia is the best way to explore Tasmania if you want a group tour with adventure and fun, with everything organised, informative and easy - as well as right for your budget. The tours take a maximum of 21 people and your journey around Tasmania is organised by Adventure Tours Australia. All you have to do is turn up and have a good time. It's the best way to meet with people from around the world. You stay at hostels - dormitory, twin or double room; or ensuite motel/lodges (two-and-a-half to three star standard). Tasmania is a separate island located 240 kilometres south of Melbourne across Bass Strait. Roughly heart-shaped, Tasmania is 296 kilometres long, ranging from 315 kilometres wide in the north to 70 kilometres in the south. The island has a diverse landscape comprising rugged mountains (snow capped in winter) and lakes, dense rainforest, beautiful coastline and tranquil countryside. Approximately 40 per cent of the state is made up of National Parks, half of this area being World Heritage Listed temperate wilderness on the West Coast.

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Ageing Barrel Tours

They are a Wine Tour Company with a passion for wine and people. Ageing Barrel Tours offer full day wine tours to the award winning Coal River, East Coast, Huon and Derwent Valley wine regions. Their tours include a delicious lunch featuring local produce and a glass of wine. Award winning cool climate wines, beautiful scenery and a fun filled day, experienced in the comfort of their luxury Mercedes Benz Tour Mini-Bus. They get up close and personal with the winemakers who want to share their passion for wine with you. Both Group Tours and Private Tours available.

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Air Adventure Golf Tours

Air Adventure Golf Tours are your Tasmanian golf specialists. Private charter flights from Melbourne, provide quick and seamless access to Tasmania's world-class golf courses: Barnbougle, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes. Tours range form one to four days and include flights, transfers, accommodation and green fees - everything is arranged and all you need to do is focus on your golf. Air Adventure Australia also offers scheduled, all-inclusive air safaris to remote Australian destinations. Each of their 14 itineraries provide an authentic outback experience, leaving guests with a meaningful connection to all of the places they visit. Scheduled tours include * Tasmania & Her Isles 4 day tour & * Southern Ocean Island Hop 5 day tour. Fully customised tours also available.

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Alexandria Bed and Breakfast / Function Venue

Alexandria is a gracious Federation style home built in 1905 on the banks of the Inglis River 1.5 km from the Town Centre of Wynyard and Burnie Airport, in North West Tasmania offering services of High Teas, Lunches and Garden Parties for small groups situated on a historic piece of land dating back to the 1850's. We offer high teas and lunches and cater for 4 - 18 people. For garden parties we can cater for a maximum of 30 people. Forward bookings are essential.

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Alistairs Trout Fishing and Adventure Tours

Alistair’s Trout Fishing and Adventure Tours offer freshwater fishing tours tailored to your needs and requirements. Your guide has 20 years of experience fishing the excellent trout waters of Tasmania and will share with you his intimate knowledge of the best places to try your luck. You’ll enjoy a four-wheel-drive vehicle ride to some of Tasmania’s remote and beautiful freshwater fishing spots. Included in the tour are fishing equipment, license and transport.

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All Things Wild At Burnie

All Things Wild At Burnie offer genuine platypus and wildlife ecotours. Tours are conducted by experienced and qualified wildlife managers/guides. Tours can be tailored to suit your needs, from a single personalised experience up to groups of 24. An hour tour is recommended to find and view platypus, with a success rate of 95% anytime of the day.

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ALL4Adventure

Your Quad Bike Adventure departs from stunning Coles Bay on the East coast of Tasmania and gateway to the Freycinet Peninsula. Tours begin with a half hour training session to learn the basics of riding the quads, including safe ATV handling and riding technique. From here your guide takes you on an unforgettable journey through the coastal forest along 4WD tracks to either of two stunning destinations. Ride to south Friendly beaches, a pristine white sandy beach that can otherwise only be accessed by foot or by four wheel drive. Or travel through boulder strewn valleys to Bluestone Bay and then on to admire the Coastal Cliffs surrounding Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Our exhilarating Half day Explorer includes both destinations plus an appertising lunch. We place a strong emphasis on interpretative tours of the National Park and pride ourselves on providing our clients with a full appreciation of this magnificent coastal environment with its rich cultural, historical and environmental heritage. All4adventure is proudly Carbon Neutral and a member of Greening Australia's "Breathe Easy" program. Tours operate year round. This is a great all weather activity and on the rare chance it is raining, wet weather gear will be provided if required.

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Alpenrose Bistro

The Alpenrose Bistro at the Tamar Valley Resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Dine whilst overlooking the beautiful Lake Serine and enjoy the very best of our Tasmanian fare - including Wood Fired Pizzas! The Alpenrose Bistro can cater for groups of all sizes ranging from 2 to 160 and our bistro can be segmented into several rooms if you are looking for a private dining option. The Alpenrose Bistro welcomes children and has a child friendly menu. The Bistro also has several mid week dining specials make sure to follow the Alpenrose Bistro and Bar facebook page to be kept up to date. OPENING HOURS – 7 days a week Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 12noon to 3pm Dinner: 5.30pm to 8.00pm

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Arthurs Lake

This popular angling location, east of Great Lake on the edge of the Central Plateau, has good facilities for boat launching and camping. To reach Arthurs Lake from the south, take the A5 for 50 km beyond Bothwell. From the north, follow the B51 for 60 km south of Cressy. This is a high altitude and exposed location and weather in the highlands can change fast, making boating conditions dangerous. Please carry all required safety equipment and check local weather forecasts before you launch.

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Arve Forest Drive

The Arve Road follows the valley of the Arve River in Tasmania's South, with its wet eucalypt rainforest. Along the road there are short walks ranging from a brief stroll to a 40-minute return walk. All walks are well signed. The drive is an excellent way to get from Geeveston to the Tahune Airwalk as it gives a great insight into the history of the forest, not to mention plenty of opportunities to stop for a walk, lookout or picnic.

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Australian Conference for Neurodevelomental Disorders

The Australian Conference for Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ACND2019) will be held from September 19th – 21st 2019. The conference will take place at the Launceston Conference Centre located at Door Of Hope in Launceston, Tasmania. This is an opportunity to create a collaborative, multi-disciplinary community that is networked globally delivering applications of research to develop excellence in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. With over 400 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to expand your networks and join the rich dialogue between a mix of professionals from a wide range of disciplines, those experiencing Neurodevelopmental Disorders and researchers, established and upcoming.

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Australian Fly Fishing Museum

The Australian Fly Fishing Museum at Clarendon collects, preserves, protects and celebrates the art, the craft and the joy of fly fishing. Come and see intriguing artifacts that tell the story of the traditions and techniques of fly fishing. The museum promotes the values of fly fishing, especially respect for the habitats of fly responsive fish. There are excellent displays of artifacts of well known fly fishing identities. It is a national gathering place for anglers, conducts educational programs in fly casting, fly tying, fishing etiquette, angling history, river ecology and aquatic insects. The museum is situated within the heritage walled gardens of Clarendon, a stunning historic estate on the banks of the South Esk, a renowned fly fishing river. This fabulous collection is for anglers, history buffs and lovers of a good story. You can pay entry just for the Museum or to the whole Clarendon site including Museum and a house tour. National Trust and Australian Fly Fishing Museum members have free entry. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

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Avoca Museum and Information Centre

The Avoca Museum and Information Centre (AMIC) in the 106 year old heritage listed building promotes the beautiful Fingal Valley region. The old Avoca State School opened in 1908 at a cost of 348 pounds, and in 1929 73 pupils were enrolled. Prime Minister Joe Lyons visited the school in 1936, the year the wireless set and electric power were installed. The CWA used the old building when a new school was built in 1951. The building suffered years of neglect until in 2010 Greater Esk Tourism successfully obtained $193,000 from the Urban Renewal and Heritage Fund, TCF, FRRR, Arts Tasmania and other bodies to fund the restoration, with volunteers completing the work prior to opening on Australia Day 2012. The AMIC Committee restored the Cenotaph and recommenced Anzac Day services in 2013. New gym equipment, picnic tables and soldiers' memorial trees have enhanced Boucher Park. AMIC includes the old school atmosphere, a current 'Sporting History of the Avoca District' exhibition, visitor information and local craft sales. The Fingal Valley has stunning scenery, mountain climbs, bush walks, waterfalls and the world's tallest white gums at Evercreech Forest Reserve. Turn off the main Esk Highway and explore our 'Valleys of Adventure'

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Barnbougle Dunes

Barnbougle Dunes is a links golf course with breathtaking views near Bridport, north-east Tasmania. The dramatic scenery and challenging 18-hole championship course is among the best links courses worldwide. The layout is a mix of voluptuous dunes, sandy waste and rough typical of a links course. The same blend of fescue grass extends from tee to green, and there is dramatic movement in its bumpy fairways and rolling greens. This is best exemplified by the outward nine, which plays through a series of saddles that both shelter and direct play lines. The back nine is striking with multiple panoramas of the course, adjoining the bay and the town of Bridport in the distance. Enjoy the par-71 design which does not require brute strength, but allows you to exert power to an advantage at certain points. No matter what your ability, this course lends itself well to strategy and plotting a suitable path. There is a driving range, putting green and chipping green with bunkers for you to hone your technique. At the end of the day enjoy the spectacular public clubhouse or stay in the Barnbougle cottages. Barnbougle Dunes is approximately a one-hour drive north-east of Launceston (83 km).

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Bass & Flinders Centre

The Bass and Flinders Centre is centrally located in George Town on Tasmania's Tamar River. In 1798, the explorers Bass and Flinders were dispatched to 'Van Diemen's Land' to ascertain if Tasmania was an island or not. They sailed with a crew of eight in Her Majesty's Colonial Sloop Norfolk right into the Tamar River and anchored off what is now George Town. In 1998, Bern Cuthbertson in the replica Norfolk, re-enacted the Bass and Flinders journey. Like Bass and Flinders, Bern established a relationship with George Town and asked if she could be berthed on the banks of the Tamar at George Town. Bern and his team of volunteers in Hobart constructed the replica Norfolk. The hull is Huon Pine and the mast and deck are made out of Celery Top Pine. Not a screw or a nail was used - trunnels or treenails hold the vessel together. The Bass and Flinders Centre is now the home of the replica sloop 'Norfolk', together with the 'Elizabeth', a replica of the whale boat rowed by James Kelly around Tasmania; the ex-naval cutter 'Kenneth Dickenson'; two old racing 'fours'; a banana boat surfboard and the gentle 'Melanie' and many more.

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Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport

Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport is situated in parkland at the mouth of the Mersey River. Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history. A simulated experience 'Take the Helm of the SS Woniora' gives visitors a chance to test their skills and bring a 1910 steamer into the Mersey River or through the heads of Port Phillip Bay. The newly restored Julie Burgess ketch though, provides the real experience. Two-hour sailings operate from October through to the end of June on Wednesdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions, taking passengers out into Bass Strait and back! We look forward to welcoming you!

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Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires is a truly special region north of St. Helens on Tasmania's north-east coast with clean white beaches, blue water and granite rocks splashed with orange lichen. It's not surprising that Lonely Planet named the Bay of Fires as one of the world's hottest travel destinations. Beach activities and bird-watching are popular in this beautiful reserve. You may even see a pod of dolphins as they cruise along parallel to the beach. The area is also known for its snorkelling and diving, with scenic reefs, corals, underwater caves and abundant sea life. The Bay of Fires Conservation Area offers beach-side camping and the elevated sites amongst the trees have amazing views of the coast and sea. There are camping grounds along a 13-kilometre section of road at the southern end of the conservation area, approached via St Helens. The bay was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on its shore.

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Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre and lose yourself in history. Visit the new mine yard where you can access the iconic headframe and miners cage. Play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey to a place where life is simple. At the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre Tasmanian history is alive, and gold is under your feet. Our interpretive displays showcase the Mine Rescue of Brant Webb and Todd Russell. Many of the pieces in the centre are there for your enjoyment, displays to touch, buttons to push, leavers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Lose yourself in the nostalgia, chat with locals, experience the excitement and realities of the elusive hunt for gold. View the Beaconsfield mine in a different light in the 3D digitalised model, interactive screens and holograms to explore an underground mine from within the museum. The hologram image of Todd Russell greets you to explain the miners' lingo. The display has mastered the use of sight, sound and emotion and is not to be missed. Accolades include 2009, 2010 and 2011 - Winner of 'Best Heritage and Cultural Tourism' Award.

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

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