Inala Nature Tours
Inala Nature Tours offers personalised birdwatching and wildlife tours of Bruny Island and Tasmania. It is based on 'Inala', a 1500-acre nature refuge on Bruny Island, which is home to six threatened bird species, all 12 Tasmanian endemic birds, echidnas, and white wallabies. It features Australia's only hide tailor-made for raptor-viewing and a canopy platform that provides close views of the endangered Tasmanian endemic bird, the forty-spotted pardalote. 'Inala' is also a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Accommodation is available on the property. Each tour is personally designed, and may be partially- or fully-guided. Tour packages range from a walking tour at 'Inala', half and full-day tours of Bruny Island, to longer tours around Tasmania to see a variety of birds in their natural habitats, including the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot, as well as Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, and platypus. Join their night tours on Bruny Island to see penguins, quolls, potoroos, wallabies and possums. They are also licensed travel agents and can book all your travel and accommodation arrangements. Their guides have detailed knowledge of the Tasmanian flora and fauna. The owner, Dr Tonia Cochran, is a trained botanist, zoologist and specialist birdwatching/wildlife guide with experience in leading tours throughout Australia.
Infuse Coffee Roasters
Infuse Coffee Roasters are located in the beautiful coastal seaside city of Burnie in Tasmania. A quaint renovated workers cottage built in the 1900’s. Our Espresso Bar serves our award winning blends and single origin coffees and our wonderful homemade biscuits (no food). The roastery has a range of alternative brewing devices, including siphons, Aeropress, ROK Espresso makers along with all the barista tools, coffee accessories, cleaning products, KeepCups, books and everything coffee! You may even see our roaster at work! Our award winning coffee is available 6 days a week from the roastery plus a wide range of restaurants, cafes and delicatessens in Tasmania.
Tasmania's coolest locale. Settle by the fire in the snowy, luxe interior of marble and plush grey leather at Institut Polaire. This cold climate wine and spirits bar embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted. Sip a Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini, savour new wave Tasmanian pinot noir or nurse your Alpine single malt. At Institut Polaire, you will fall in love with graceful wine, aromatic gin and artisan whisky from cool cats across Tasmania and beyond. Dive into some of the world's most revered and challenging cold climate terroir with an emphasis on low input, organic, biodynamic farming and natural techniques. Think grower Champagne, ‘riesling to die for’ and pinot noir from emerging local talent alongside international icons. A menu of daily plates features fresh and organic fare from local growers and artisan producers. Tasty wine bar snacks embrace provincial style dishes from further afield. Look out for the mystery wine challenge and specialty G&T flights. As the home of Süd Polaire gin and Domaine Simha wine, we offer a range of structured tasting experiences throughout the year. Tasting Experience bookings welcome. Cin Cin!
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.
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).
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.
Llanherne Golf Club
The Llanherne Golf Club is located north-east of Hobart near the beach side town of Seven Mile Beach. It is a nine-hole, 18 tees, Par 72 course designed by Peter Toogood. Opened in March 1994, this links course features 18 tees with gently undulating fairways to nine large greens. Two lakes and numerous bunkers add to the challenge. Members competition is played on Saturdays, Ladies competition on Tuesdays and Mixed competition (open to visitors) on Thursday, 0900 for 0930 Shot Gun Start and 9 hole Competition every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Visitors with handicaps welcome. Holes: Nine (18 Tees), Par: 72, Length: 5978 metres. Slope Ratings are 124 for Members White, 120 for Yellow (Social), and 118 for Ladies Red.
The Lobster Ponds is a tourist and educational destination providing information about the endangered and threatened freshwater lobster, listed as the largest in the world. You will have a guided tour of the ponds which is set in amongst Tasmania's trees. We have a cafe for light refreshments overlooking the beautiful Flowerdale hills and valleys.
Longford Golf Course
Longford Golf Course is a popular well maintained 11 hole course near Launceston, Northern Tasmania. The par 71 course boasts lush fairways and good greens. There are 11 holes, seven of which have alternate tees. There are two separate final holes that allow for finish in front of the club house. Visitors are welcome. Ladies competition day is each Wednesday, Veterans on Thursday and mixed competitions Saturday and Sunday. While you are in Longford, wander through the historic town and stop by the antique shops and park area. Take a short drive to Woolmers National Rose Gardens or plan a bushwalk in the Great Western Tiers mountain range. Spend a day fly-fishing at the Great Lake or make your way down the Tamar Valley Wine Route. Longford is about a 20-minute drive (27 km) from Launceston.
Lovett Gallery Cygnet
Located in Cygnet, Tasmania is "Lovett Gallery Cygnet" operated by the Huon Art Exhibitions Group. HAEG is primarily a group of local artists that initially got together to support each other and organise exhibitions. They now run their own gallery 'Lovett Gallery Cygnet' to display and market the work of their members. The Gallery is located at the rear of the Town Hall, Mary St, Cygnet and open every weekend, Fridays during daylight savings and most public holidays from 1000 to 1600. HAEG now has 120 members and coordinates a major annual exhibition - "The Huon Art Awards" as well as mini exhibitions for member artists. Works at Lovett Gallery Cygnet are constantly changing and include paintings in all genres, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Some members also produce greeting cards. Works can be viewed anytime on the website. Many tourists and local visitors on the Huon Trail also use the visit to enjoy the cafe culture now blossoming in and around Cygnet. Cygnet is a 50-minute drive (55 km) south of Hobart.
Low Head Foghorn
Each Sunday at noon, come and hear "the magnificent roar of a thousand elephants" echo through the Low Head area and beyond. The Low Head Foghorn, at the mouth of the Tamar River, is a unique piece of Tasmania's maritime history. The Foghorn was installed in 1929 and decommissioned in 1973. It was restored in early 2000 by a group of volunteers. It is the only operational G-type diaphone in the world. The building also houses a very rare Gardner model 2 DCR kerosene engine. Under ideal conditions the Foghorn can be heard approximately 30 kilometres out to sea. Hearing protection is recommended. Enjoy the beautiful sea views from the headland and feel free to have a chat with the volunteers in attendance every Sunday at noon. At other times, use the QR codes on the signage to experience this unique attraction. The associated Lighthouse was built in 1888, replacing the original 1833 convict-built structure. With an elevation of 43 metres, it dominates the headland. Nearby, is the Low Head Pilot Station, commencing in 1805, it continues to provide pilotage for visiting ships. You can visit the Maritime Museum and a have a light meal at the Coxswain's Cafe.
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
On the picturesque Low Head Peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River is Australia's oldest pilot station, dating from 1806. It is a delightful collection of cottages in a beautiful setting. The Museum occupies the 1835 convict-built Pilots' Row, the oldest and largest building on the site. It tells stories of shipping on the Tamar River, and has an extensive display of relics from the days of sail and steam. The museum is a delight for families, having something of interest for people of all ages. Children are encouraged to handle the ship's helm, operate the engine room telegraphs, sound the fog horn, ring the ship's bell and send messages in Morse Code. There is a collection of small craft in the boatshed (open on request) and other exhibits around the grounds. Continue to the headland, past the old cable station to Australia's third oldest light station, with its grand lighthouse. Here is the only operating G-type fog horn in the Southern Hemisphere. It sounds at noon each Sunday. Low Head is less than an hour from Launceston along the East Tamar Highway and only five kilometres from George Town which has museums, good accommodation and shopping facilities.