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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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Kairos Cafe

A cafe in the Channel Museum that serves delicious snacks and light meals - and great coffee. The cafe also sells a range of gifts that are produced by local authors and craftspeople, where possible. The cafe also stocks a range of South African delicacies.

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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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Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst National Park, in northern Tasmania, features richly decorated limestone caves. The Park is 40 minutes west of Deloraine and a short drive from the village of Mole Creek. Mole Creek Karst National Park protects deep limestone caves of superb stalactites, stalagmites and columns, glow worm displays, subterranean streams and cathedral caverns. The Park is best known for the superb Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves, which are open to the general public, but its 1,345 hectares (3,324 acres) contains a total of 300 caves and sinkholes. You can view the caves on guided tours which depart several times each day, or join a specialised adventure-caving experience. If you plan to visit both Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves, remember that it will take about 15 minutes to drive between the two. There is an entry fee to explore the caves, and national park entry fees also apply to other areas of the Park. Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.

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MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

Looking at the art used to be boring. It still is, maybe, but at least here at Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, you can get drunk and/or rage against the machine. Located just up the river from Hobart (Tasmania's southern capital), Mona's subterranean architecture showcases the highlights (and lowlights) of David Walsh’s $110m private collection of art and antiquities, as well as hosting a busy exhibitions program. Mona is also home to the Moorilla winery, Source Restaurant, bars, cafe, accommodation pavilions and more (plus Moo Brew, an off site brewery). MONA also hosts two festivals. Each January, our summer festival, Mofo, which unleashes an eclectic mix of music and art. Come June, Dark Mofo winter festival delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals and celebrates the dark through art, music, food, film, light and noise. Mona is located at 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia; a 15-minute drive from Hobart's centre, or a 30-minute ride on our MR-1 fast ferry from Hobart's Brooke Street Pier (Posh Pit: $55 per person return/Cattle Class: $22 per person return). For more information, or to book transport, please visit the Mona website.

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Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls, near Rosebery on Tasmania's west coast, is Tasmania's highest waterfall. The track to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of Rosebery. This easy, three-hour return walk along a level track takes you to the base of the 104 metre falls through pleasant park-like rainforest of leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras and giant tree ferns. You may see native wildlife along the way, including several species of birds. The track follows the historic route of the former North East Dundas Tramway right to the base of Montezuma Falls. The creek immediately below the falls was once spanned by a wooden trestle bridge, 160 feet long and 50 feet high. Today derelict pieces of timber, moss-covered concrete piers and rusty bolts are the only remains of this bridge. Facilities at nearby Rosebery include picnic facilities, shops and toilets. Rosebery is a 90-minute drive south of Burnie.

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Moonah Arts Centre

Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) is a regional focus for arts and cultural development in Glenorchy City and across southern Tasmania. MAC’s new, contemporary, state of the art facility featuring purpose build exhibition, performance and workshop spaces, promises to surprise and delight people of all ages. Owned and operated by Glenorchy City Council, MAC aims to enrich the local community by providing accessible and affordable arts and cultural experiences. A ‘once in a lifetime’ investment has seen MAC move into a brand new, purpose built space on Albert Road. Here, MAC will continue to provide accessible, affordable arts and cultural experiences to the local community for decades to come.

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Moonah Taste of the World Festival

Moonah Taste of the World is a free family-friendly festival that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Glenorchy municipality through delicious food, dance, live music and cultural activities from around the world. Taste the sensational cuisine from the many cultural food stalls along the Nystar Eat Street, offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Watch dynamic dance and live music from across the globe on one of our three stages. Participate in one of the many cooking, craft or dance or singing workshops. This is a feel-good celebration that is not to be missed. The Festival is held at Benjafield Park from 11am-4pm, with a free shuttle bus available. The full program of events and travel information is available on our website at www.moonahtasteoftheworld.com.au This event is proudly presented by Glenorchy City Council, supported by the Tasmanian Government with sponsorship from Nyrstar.

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Mount Claude

Two walks for fit walkers: two hours return from Olivers Road and four to six hours return from O’Neills Road. Similar 360 degree panoramic views to those from Mt Roland and Mt Van Dyke. From Claude Road village, follow Olivers Road for about four kilometres to the disused quarry. The walk starts up the gravel track and takes about 40 minutes to the transmitter towers, near the summit, where a marked track leads into a steep gully. Near the base is a right turn to the true summit. From O’Neill’s Road car park, Claude Road village (see Mt Roland walk) follow the main track for Mt Roland to the intersection, turn right and follow the track to the summit.

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Mount Misery Walk and Nature Reserve

Five kilometres of well-constructed walking tracks through rainforest, sub alpine heathland a mountain top and waterfall. From the carpark, and picnic area, most people take about three hours return to the top of Mt Misery. Much of this 14 square kilometre collection of private and public lands is formally protected by conservation covenants and public reserve status. Vegetation ranges from open grasslands, acacia groves, young eucalypt regrowth, towering old-growth forest with 60 metre tall, 350 year old giants and even a small section of rainforest. Mount Misery is the focus of the reserve. The walking track, which begins at Huon Bush Retreats, has 30 interpretive panels examining Aboriginal and natural values. Open to the public from 0830 to dusk, there is no charge but a donation is appreciated.

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Mount Roland

Mount Roland stands at 1233 metres above sea level and provides a stunning backdrop to the Kentish Municipality. The walk takes in the plains and plateau leading to the summit of the peak and there are two tracks to the summit. The first, the Mt Roland via Kings Road (Face Track), starts from Kings Road, Claude Road Village off the C136 and turns into a steep mountain climb. This track is not recommended as it is potentially dangerous, steep and awkward. Walking time takes from three to five hours return. The second - and preferred - walking track starts at Gowrie Park Village on O'Neill's Road off the C136 Walking time takes from four to six hours return. This is the easiest track to walk to the summit as it has a moderate incline. The trig point at the top of the summit provides spectacular 360 degree views to Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff.

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Mountain Vista Golf Club

The Mountain Vista Golf Club is a picturesque 9 hole public access golf course situated in the small but historic mining town of Waratah - in the heart of North West Tasmania's - Tarkine Region. The 9 hole layout overlooking the township and Mt Bischoff provides a challenging experience for the most talented of golfers yet also provides a pleasurable experience for the social golfer. The courses signature hole the Par 5 579M 5th hole with out of bounds on one side and trees lining the other is the longest in Tasmania and one of the longest holes in the southern hemisphere. With a fully licensed bar and clubhouse facilities that provides an all year round warm and welcoming family friendly atmosphere you'll be sure to enjoy the experience that is Mountain Vista. Holes: 9 Par: 70 Length: 5254m ACR: 67 Green fees are $15.00 per person. Visitors are most welcome. A round of golf is always assured. Travel times: Burnie to Waratah - 47mins Devonport to Waratah - 1:18hrs Launceston to Waratah - 2:17hrs Hobart to Waratah - 4:24Hrs

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Mt Field National Park

Mt Field National Park is one of Tasmania's oldest and most accessible national parks. Just a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart, the park stretches across a diverse landscape with many great walks and several beautiful waterfalls to discover. There are a number of walks in the park through tall forests, alpine meadows and rainforest. Three-tiered Russell Falls - the park's most visited spot - is an easy 20-minute circuit from the visitor centre. On the nearby Tall Trees Walk (30 minutes), you can see the world's tallest flowering plant - the giant swamp gum - with a height of up to 30 metres. Extended walks into the park's alpine areas can also be taken from Lake Dobson - 16 kilometres up the mountain from the visitor centre. There's also downhill skiing near Lake Dobson in winter and in autumn you'll see the stunning red and gold foliage of Australia's only deciduous tree, the endemic fagus (Nothofagus gunnii). The visitor centre has walking information, interpretation displays, a shop, eco-playground and bistro and there are camping, picnic and barbecue facilities near the park entrance.

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