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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

We 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, Huon & Derwent Valley wine regions. Our 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 our luxury Mercedes Benz Tour Mini-Bus. We 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 Australia

Air Adventure Australia specialises in private charter air tours to Tasmania's world-class golf courses: Barnbougle, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes. Our tours include flights, transfers, accommodation & golf - make one booking with us and not only will we look after your entire golfing experience. Air Adventure Australia also operates scheduled all-inclusive air safaris - developed for people who like to travel in comfort and get off the beaten track, all with an expert guide by their side. Scheduled tours include * Tasmania & Her Isles 4 day tour, * High Flyers Gourmet Trail 7 day tour and Southern Ocean Island Hop 5 day tour. We also delight in our intimate knowledge of remote Australia and carefully selected network of local guides to create tailor-made experiences for our guests.

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Airporter Hobart City Hotels Shuttle

Hobart Airport City Hotels Shuttle operates daily servicing all airline departures and arrivals. Pick-ups and drop-offs are available to and from hotels and accommodation premises within the city of Hobart including Sandy Bay and North Hobart. Shuttle buses are situated immediately outside both the Qantas and Virgin Australia arrival halls. Bookings are required for all accommodation pick-ups and travellers are requested to wait outside as drivers cannot come into reception.

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Airporter Launceston City Hotels Shuttle

Launceston Airport City Hotels Shuttle operates daily servicing all airline departures and arrivals. Pick-ups and drop-offs are available to and from hotels and accommodation premises within Launceston (from Country Club Casino to the University campus). Shuttle buses are situated immediately outside both the Qantas and Virgin Australia arrival halls. Bookings are required for all accommodation pick-ups and travellers are requested to wait outside as drivers cannot come into reception.

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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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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 appetising 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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Alps & Amici

We are a truly independent store supporting local, and often smaller producers. For some items we’ll look overseas. What we’d like you to know though , is that we’re always looking, tasting, trying, comparing and questioning. Alps & Amici allows you to buy the daily essentials along with those ingredients which are harder to find. We stock seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, newspapers, local meats and seafood, a wide range of dairy products, Tasmanian, Australian and International cheeses, Tasmania’s best wine and beer, food seminars, tastings and cooking classes, gift vouchers, hampers and heaps more. Come in and have a look.

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Art Mob-Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery

Art Mob, in Hobart's Hunter Street arts precinct, is Tasmania's only dedicated Aboriginal art gallery. Hunter Street is located on the waterfront, a five-minute walk from the city. Most of Australia's indigenous communities are represented at Art Mob, including the Western Desert, Balgo Hills, the Kimberley, Torres Strait and Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. Work by some of Australia's most collectable artists, including Ronnie Tjampitjinpa from the Western Desert, Dennis Nona from the Torres Strait Islands and Emily Kame Kngwarreye from Utopia, are exhibited and sold at Art Mob. The gallery specialises in Tasmanian Aboriginal art, including rare shell necklaces, paintings, prints and wood and fibre works. Tasmanian artists include Lola Greeno, Mick Quilliam and Julian Oates. Art Mob was established by Tasmanian Euan Hills in 2002 to provide much needed expert knowledge, and to honour and support Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and art. Art Mob is close to number of other galleries, including the Henry Jones Art Hotel and Masterpiece Gallery at Hunter Street. A short stroll along the waterfront takes you to Salamanca Place and some of Hobart's best galleries, including Colville Gallery, Handmark Gallery and the Long, Sidespace and Loft galleries at the Salamanca Arts Centre.

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Arthur River

Arthur River is surrounded by dramatic coastal scenery and wet forests which is a great base for exploring the Tarkine wilderness area in Tasmania's North West. The town borders the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area where there are facilities for camping, picnics and barbecues. The tiny West Coast settlement of Arthur River is also the northern access point to the Western Explorer, an unsealed road that takes you to Corinna on the Pieman River, just over 100 km south. Arthur River is the gateway for four-wheel drive explorations and coastal walks. Be prepared for all types of weather.

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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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Australasian Golf Museum

The Australasian Golf Museum is located in the heart of the historic Central Highland Township of Bothwell. It houses the most comprehensive collection of golfing memorabilia in the Southern Hemisphere including icons of Australian men and women champions and antique hickory woods. The Australasian Golf Museum was created to preserve the traditions of the game of golf in Australia and tells the story of how golf evolved from a crude game played by a handful of villages on Scotland's east coast, to now being a truly international game, and Australia's most popular participation sport. Many of Tasmania's champion golfers are featured, from Australia's first born champions, the Pearce Brothers, to Lucy Arthur, Len Nettlefold, Elvie Whitesides, the Toogoods and the Goggins. The Australasian Golf Museum was instigated by legendary Tasmanian golfer Peter Toogood. Hailing from a long line of golfing professionals, Peter's own career included winning the Australian Amateur, a Silver Medal as leading Amateur in the British Open, member of Australia's first Eisenhower Cup champion team, countless state and international Amateur titles and the World Record for the youngest golfer to have a hole in one.

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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 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 on the grounds 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 - 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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Balancing Independence and Connection Workshop, hosted by the Hillwood Road Meditation Skills Centre

Hosted in the beautiful rural setting of the Hillwood Road Meditation Skills Centre, this will be a fun and instructive full day workshop designed to go deeper into how you can meaningfully connect with others whilst retaining your independence. Balancing Independence and Connection will provide participants with insights and ideas on the importance of balancing their need for connection whilst maintaining a sense of independence and self. The program will include relevant meditation techniques, opportunities for sharing and learning from each other, as well as time to reflect on your own needs. Participants will need to book and prepay to be part of this special event. Please RSVP directly to the email address provided or via their facebook page if you would like to attend.

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

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