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Jansz Tasmania

The Jansz Tasmania vineyard is located in the Tamar Valley, in Northern Tasmania. The vineyard lies in the heart of the Pipers River region, an area known as 'Sparkling Tasmania.' Jansz was the first sparkling wine to be made according to the traditional Methode Champenoise. The ultra-cool growing conditions of the Pipers River region allow the grapes to ripen slowly, developing intense, delicate and refined flavours - the very essence of top quality sparkling wine. Jansz has since redefined the Australian sparkling wine genre. Visit the Jansz wine room and interpretive centre where you can find out what makes Jansz sparkling wine among the best in the world. Enjoy a Tasmanian cheese board with your glass of Jansz overlooking the picturesque lake. Jansz Tasmania combines a strong appreciation of the past and the traditional Methode Champenoise, with a contemporary approach, to craft a new sparkling future. Listen to the winemaker talk about the wine-making process. Jansz Tasmania produces Jansz Premium NV Cuvee, Jansz Premium NVRose, Vintage Cuvee Vintage Rose and Late Disgorged Cuvee. Jansz Tasmania vineyard is about a one-hour drive (55 km) from Launceston.

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Josef Chromy - Go Behind The Label. Tour, tasting and lunch

Go behind the label and explore the wine-making process from grape to glass. An informative yet informal opportunity to learn a little more about how a vineyard works and how the grapes develop throughout the season. You will taste some wines in their unfinished state before heading to our cellar door for a two course lunch of fine Tasmanian produce matched with wines. Tour price is $140.00 per person. Tours commence at 11.00am.

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Josef Chromy Wines

The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café and Winery is located at Relbia, Northern Tasmania. Josef Chromy Wines' 61-hectare (150 acre) vineyard produces a number of varieties of highly sought-after grapes. Wines include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. A vintage sparkling and Botrytis Riesling round out the range, and everything is estate-grown. The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café, located in the estate's original homestead, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Warm yourself by the open log fire and take in the views over the vineyard, winery and lake. Here, you can taste fine cool climate wines and sample fresh Tasmanian produce. Enjoy a light lunch or gourmet snack, taste rich Tasmanian cheeses or buy a fresh hamper from the delicatessen and dine alfresco in the grounds. Relbia is a 15-minute drive south of Launceston (10 km), a short distance from the Launceston airport.

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Julie Burgess

One of Devonport's unique attractions, the Julie Burgess, a fully restored historic ketch offers two-hour sailings, taking up to 20 passengers out of the mouth of the Mersey River and into Bass Strait. The aim is to 'catch the wind', hoist the sails and experience the workings of this historic vessel. With a 'fair breeze', the vessel heads west toward Mersey Bluff, further west to Don Heads, before turning round in the Strait and heading back to port. Passengers get a different view of Devonport, the dolerite cliffs of Mersey Bluff and the North West coastline. While on board, you'll hear more about the ketch, now the last of the Burgess Family fishing vessels that plied the seas of Bass Strait and its islands.

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Jump Tours

All Jump Tour departures are GUARANTEED! Jump is the low cost, maximum fun way for budget travellers to see Tasmania. You will walk on white sandy beaches and swim in crystal clear waters. Gaze across stunning World Heritage wilderness while you breathe some of the freshest air on earth. Take the opportunity to sample the gourmet delights of the island, including delicious cheeses, smoked salmon and chocolate. We show you stunning places that many people don't even know exist, along with the places that have made Tasmania famous. In a place like this local knowledge goes a long way - you will hear about the history and heritage of the state, how the natural wilderness has changed over the millennia and some entertaining stories about the local characters. With Jump tours you can cook for yourself or eat out as you please. Stay at quality hostel accommodation in dorms or doubles, not in tents. Tour groups are small, guides are all locals, and are young and full of knowledge. Pick-up and drop-off in Hobart and Launceston. Contact Jump Tours for an unforgettable Tasmanian experience!

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Kalangadoo Store

The Kalangadoo is located in a pleasant bush setting and is a great place to stop for fuel and refreshments. Conveniently located half way between Campbell Town and Swansea where you can rest and stretch your legs, refuel and replenish yourself with home cooking that is made on the premises daily. The Coffee Nook is a cosy, comfortable warm resting place, especially to enjoy your freshly made coffee, tea, chai or hot chocolate, maybe with a home made biscuit or freshly made toasted sandwich. Serving take away food, drinks and some groceries as well as fuel and bottled gas. We have an interesting gallery filled with bric-a-brac, second hand books, felted artworks and pre oved clothing items. The store stocks predominantly locally made Tasmanian goods, authentic Aboriginal Art and Jewellery (local artist), along with local produce including honey which is bottled on the premises. Kalangadoo is close to the popular fishing destination of Lake Leake, so come on in and select your fishing lure from our Hurricane, ProLure, Tassie Devil, ZipBaits and D & A lure range. We also have a selection of bait for fisherpeople travelling to the Coast. Open 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week.

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Keen Angler Charters

Keen Angler Charters provides game,bay and reef fishing and sight seeing tours on Tasmania’s east coast. Nearly all year round with weather permiting Join skipper Lionel Peters aboard ‘Keen Angler’ for a fishing adventure departing from Burns bay boat ramp St Helens and the first fishing ground is 10 minutes away to get you onto your first fish Whether you are experienced or a holiday angler, Lionel will cater the tour to your needs. Remember Bay game or reef fishing - the choice is yours. We aim to please to make it a memorable holiday memory for you. The vessel is tourism accredited and a comfortable survey built fully equipped built for the purpose‘Steber Persuader.’ You can enjoy either full or half day trips for one person yes thats right one or we take up to four people. There is high quality gear for each person too use no need to share. We supply everything you need, sunscreen and hot/cold drinks cake there is a toilet on board all you need is you,hat glasses camera When you step aboard ‘Keen Angler’ for your full or half day fishing adventure you are going to have a great time.

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Kentish Visitor Information Centre - Story of the Sheffield Murals Audio Tour

Kentish Visitor Information Centre - Story of the Sheffield Murals Audio Tour is located in Sheffield. “Story of the Sheffield Murals” audio tour is a self-guided walking tour that tells the story of why the first mural was commissioned in Sheffield and how a rural town in economic decline was transformed into a thriving outdoor art gallery! Local characters share their vision, tell their stories and fill us in on the history of Sheffield. The audio tours are excellent and entertaining – not to be missed – as recorded in our visitor’s book at the visitors centre! The visitor can experience the strong community spirit and listen to the town’s unique characters whilst viewing the stunning mural exhibits. The “Story of the Sheffield Murals” audio tour really does bring the murals to life. The audio tour is captured on hand held digital devices with headphones hired from the Kentish Visitor Information Centre at Sheffield.

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King Island Coach Tours

King Island Coach Tours offer tours of the Island's well-known landmarks and attractions. Visit the famous King Island Dairy, take an evening penguin watching tour, or visit the Cape Wickham lighthouse - the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere. King Island Coach Tours also offers accommodation packages whilst on the Island and morning and/or afternoon tea along with lunch is provided on tour. Refreshment options will vary from tour to tour depending on the length of tour. Additional transfer options are available to/from key locations such as airport, golf and your accommodation.

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King Island Cycling Tours

King Island is known as serene and green, offering pristine crystal clear water, wild ocean vistas, and inland journeys through farms and forests. The island roads are perfect for cycling. The cycling tour packages give visitors the chance to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of King Island at their own pace. The knowledge of the local area, the people and experiences make for some truly spectacular cycling. Bring your own bike? - It's easy! Combine your cycling holiday with some of the world's best golf or surf or simply sit back and relax dining on fresh, quality produce. Your tour will be personalised and carefree. King Island is a 40-minute flight from Melbourne.

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Lunaris Gemstones

Lunaris Gemstones in the Far South of Tasmania specialises in Tasmanian minerals, jewellery and fossils. The showroom features Tasmanian Crocoite (Mineral Emblem), unusual Tasmanian Stichtite jewellery and rare Jurassic fossil fern from the Lune River. There are Tasmanian crystals, minerals and fossils, as well as specimens from overseas. Australian facetted stones, quality Australian opal and a variety of lapidary material are available. Alongside displays of Tasmanian fossils and minerals, many of which were found by the owners, visitors can view a cabinet of fluorescent minerals. Fossicking information is provided for two local fossicking areas as well as statewide. There is a wide choice of minerals, crystals and fossils from around the world to suit beginners or the serious collector. Social and school groups are welcome and educational talks are available on the subject of local geology and the lapidary world (fee applies). Lunaris Gemstones is only one km north of Ida Bay Historic Railway and close to Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Admission is free to the exhibition which is roughly a 2 hour drive from Hobart. Otherwise you can visit the Lunaris Gemstones store at Salamanca market each Saturday or visit online.

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Makers' Workshop

Makers' Workshop celebrates Burnie's makers, innovators and artists. Opened in 2009, this contemporary structure is a "must see" when visiting Burnie. Well known for supporting local artisans, studios are provided for a variety of local craftspeople and artists who demonstrate their skills and techniques on-site. Explore the extensive gift shop with a focus on Tasmanian products. The Cheese Shop offers exquisite cheeses for tastings and purchase, manufactured at Burnie's state of the art specialty facility operated by Lion. Great coffee and food is an essential part of any Tasmanian experience and the Makers’ Workshop licensed cafe provides fresh simple fare in beautiful surrounds. The story of Burnie's deep connection with paper is told here with Creative Paper, where visitors are invited to see paper being made by hand, then try it for themselves. The helpful Burnie Visitor Information Centre staff and volunteers can assist you with bookings for accommodation and experiences, maps and directional support, and that in-depth local knowledge that makes your travels easier. A fascinating range of exhibitions can be viewed in the contemporary gallery space. Significant objects from the Burnie Regional Museum are on display throughout the building as visual 'icons' telling stories of Burnie.

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Margate Train - The

The Margate Train offers shopping with a difference at Margate, southern Tasmania. Margate is 20 minutes south of Hobart (19 kilometres) and a short drive south of Kingston. The Margate Train - formerly known as the Tasman Limited - made its final rail journey on 28 July 1978. The Tasman Limited was built in England in 1950 and served as a passenger service between Hobart and Launceston until 1978. The train's carriages now house a variety of retail businesses including arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, a microbrewery and a buffet car offering espresso coffee and pancake parlor. There is also a huge antiques warehouse and second hand shop here, located in an old IXL apple packing shed, as well as a children's play area, toilets, baby change facilty and plenty of car parking.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island National Park is Tasmania's only island park, six kilometres off the state's east coast and an easy 30-minute trip from Triabunna - about one hour and fifteen minutes drive from Hobart (86km). Encounter Maria Island is the official ferry operator to and from Maria Island National Park. See website for details. Maria Island National Park has a rich history. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Tyreddeme people, it has also been whaling and sealing post, penal settlement and an Italianate pleasure resort. You can explore the Island on bushwalks including Fossil Cliffs, Painted Cliffs, and the peaks of Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk. Mountain biking or walking are the only ways to explore the island. Basic accommodation includes bunk rooms in the Penitentiary at Darlington - a once-thriving settlement that included a vineyard, coffee palace and Grand Hotel. Camping is also available here and at free sites at French's Farm and Encampment Cove. Abundant wildlife includes Cape Barren geese, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and wombats. The Island's marine reserves are rich with sea life including seahorses, sea dragons, colourful sponge gardens and jewel anemones. From the cliff tops you may also see dolphins, whales, seals and sea eagles.

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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

The Maritime Museum’s mission is to promote an understanding of the maritime heritage of Tasmania and its importance to people's lives through research, interpretation and presentation of our maritime history to the community. As an island state, the sea is significant to all Tasmanians. The museum explores the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians and the strong maritime heritage of the islands. You will find informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early European explorers and whalers. You can learn how important sailing and steam ships were for developing Tasmanian industries that exported the raw materials and products of the islands, such as apples, minerals and timber. The historic Carnegie Building is a fitting home to the museum’s collection of ship models, artefacts, paintings and images. Discover the craft and art of ship building through displays of boat builder’s tools and historic dinghies. Navigational instruments show how mariners found their way across the seas while archaeological discoveries from shipwrecks around the Tasmanian islands show how challenging, difficult and dangerous the seafarer’s life could be. We are open 0900 until 1700, seven days a week EXCEPT Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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Market at Franklin, The

The Market at Franklin is a monthly market held in Franklin 40 minutes drive south of Hobart on the last Sunday of the month. The Market features 30+ stalls showcasing and selling the best produce and craft of the Huon Valley. Come along and enjoy a great market day out, and inspect the wares, crafts and fresh produce of Huon Valley's locals. Stalls are selling seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, jams, chutney, honey, cakes, pies and olive oil, plants, seedlings and herbs, ceramic wooden and textile crafts, jewellery and alpaca products.

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Markree House Museum and Gardens

Markree House Museum and Garden is a historical gem located in inner city Hobart. Markree was built in 1926 in the Arts and Crafts Movement style by architect Bernard Ridley Walker for Cecil and Ruth Baldwin. The house contains its original 1910s-20s furnishings together with older portraits and family heirlooms from Ruth Baldwin's family - the Manings, Knights, Fletchers and Hones - who had come to Hobart in the 1820s as merchants, civil servants and lawyers. Markree's rare, surviving 1920s garden was laid out by Cecil Baldwin in an informal Arts and Crafts Movement style. Cecil and Ruth Baldwin’s son, Henry (1919-2007), bequeathed the house and its original contents to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Markree specialises in the social history and design of the early 20th century with guided tours and changing displays to highlight aspects of the collection. Ask about our group booking rate and joint ticket with Narryna Heritage Museum, located 200 meters from Markree and offering insights into Hobart life 100 years earlier.

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Marriotts Falls and Junee Caves

This reserve is just south of Mt Field National Park, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart, near the township of Tyenna. Marriotts Falls offers a moderate short walk suitable for most fitness levels. A signposted turnoff just outside the township takes you to the Marriotts Falls walking track beside the Tyenna River. The walk passes through groves of tree ferns and immense swamp gums, the tallest flowering plants on earth. The total return distance to Marriotts Falls is around five kilometres. A short drive further south from Tyenna is the Junee Cave State Reserve, five kilometres west of the township of Maydena. A short nature trail leads to the entrance of the cave where the Junee River rises to the surface after travelling 30 kilometres underground through a system of almost 300 caves. Interpretive signs describe the Junee cave system, which includes Niggly Cave, Australia's deepest cave.

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Mathinna Falls

NOTE: Site is currently closed - no access due to flood damage. Mathinna Falls is a four-tiered waterfall in Tasmania's north-east. The falls cascade over a total drop of 80 metres - a truly spectacular sight, especially after rain. From the car park, an easy 30-minute return walk leads to the base of the falls but you'll hear the water long before you see it. To reach the falls, head north from the town of Mathinna towards the Evercreech Forest Reserve. Mathinna Falls are a 15-minute drive from the town of Mathinna and around a one-hour drive east of Launceston.

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Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

The Mawson's Huts Replica Museum stands on the waterfront in Hobart, near the wharf from which the SY Aurora sailed south to Antarctica with Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 on board. This world-class small museum gives visitors an historic insight into the daily lives of the AAE expeditioners who spent two winters living and working in the windiest place on Earth - the true 'home of the blizzard'. "For two years, through two dark winters, the huts were home - a haven of warmth, light and companionship". The Mawson's Huts Foundation's mission: the ongoing conservation of the unique historic buildings that were built as the base for Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 at Cape Denison on Commonwealth Bay in January 1912. Assisted by enthusiastic volunteers and staff, all profits from the Museum go towards the conservation of the original huts in Antarctica. We welcome special interest and school groups. Please call us for a special group rate.

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

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