Bay of Fires Eco Tours
Don't just visit the Bay of Fires Experience it!! Take a boat from Binalong Bay and enjoy the Bay of Fires at its finest, the pristine white sandy beaches, lichen covered boulders, hidden bays and striking headlands of this breathtakingly beautiful coastline. The Bay of Fires stretches for nearly 30 kms and there is no better way to soak up this amazing scenery than from the water. With three different tours on offer covering all or part of the Bay of Fires, our fully guided tours offer not only magnificent scenery, but the chance to encounter an abundance of sea life. Winner of the 2016 New Great Eastern Driver of the Year in Tasmania's East Coast Tourism Awards, Bay of Fires Eco Tours is a must do activity when visiting the Great Eastern Drive.
Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
At the edge of Tasmania's Mt. William National Park, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires invites you to experience its dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife.Led by qualified and friendly guides, small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. The first night's accommodation is spent at the environmentally friendly Forester Beach Camp. The second and third night's accommodation are at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge where guests are welcomed with an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms; the perfect place to unwind at the end of each day. For those looking for that little bit extra why not indulge in a treatment at our exclusive day spa. Relax in some truly spectacular eco-luxury and bring with you your sense of adventure. Included in the trip are return transfers between Launceston and the walk base, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines, a half-day kayak down the Ansons River, and national park pass.
Bay of Fires Wines
Bay of Fires Wines offer award-winning wines and are located at Pipers River in Tasmania's north. The wine reflects the courage and care of a dedicated group of Tasmanian winegrowers and the vision and spirit of our winemaking team. Sample the superb award winning-wines in elegant and tranquil surrounds. The winery offers tasting plates, wines by the glass, coffee and tea. A new and exciting range of wines awaits you at Bay of Fires Wines, which is also home to Arras, Australia's prestige sparkling wine. Indulge, relax and experience Tasmanian wine at its best. Bay of Fires Wines is located at Pipers River, about 45-minutes' drive (44 kilometres/27 miles) from central Launceston.
Beautiful Isle Wines
Beautiful Isle Wines are a tribute to the vibrant apple crate art of Tasmania’s Apple Isle hey day. The labels are bright and expressive and so are the wines. We started this wine brand on our family estate at Marion's Vineyard which was once an apple and pear orchard dating back to the 1800’s. The old apple shed on the property housed boxes full of apple labels for negociants who purchased fruit and then sent it off to England by boat. The Beautiful Isle range includes field blends, which are delightful, affordable wines that are drink now and tiny batches of single vineyard wines expressing their authenticity. We make Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosè, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, field blends and Cider. There is something at Beautiful Isle Wines for everyone!
Beef and Seafood Grill
The Beef and Seafood Grill is conveniently located within Salamanca Inn. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner weekdays and breakfast and dinner on weekends and public holidays. We offer a fresh seasonal menu focusing on Tasmanian produce including a robust shared grill platter with whole fish, whole crab, Cape Grim eye fillet and more. We source fresh seafood directly from the fisherman who delivers straight to the kitchen. We have diversified with the additions of quail, spatchcock and duck and changing daily specials. The rest you will have to come in and see for yourself.
Bell & Gong
Bell & Gong is a premium Tasmanian wine Cellar Door and boutique vineyard at the historic property of "Valleyfield", near Longford, Tasmania. Our vineyard is family owned and operated and we welcome guests for an intimate wine tasting experience with complimentary tasting plates and as much discussion of wine as you have time for! We also have facilities for you to bring a picnic or BBQ in our beautiful rose garden and vineyard. Our vineyard produces exceptional quality fruit for Pinot Noir and we source similar quality local fruit for our Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc – with plans for our vineyard to expand and produce our own fruit for these varieties. The vintages are limited to small premium quantites of individually numbered bottles. These varieties are available for purchase at the cellar door or online at our website . We look forward to welcoming you in person and showing you our vineyard – and to sharing our passion for producing beautiful Tasmanian wine.
Bespoke Tasmania Tours
Bespoke Tasmania provides premium, small-scale, tailored tours that take luxury travel to a new high. Explore exclusive Tasmanian destinations and experiences tailored to your special interests, tastes and timing. Owner, Kim Dudson is the go-to guide for house-guests at Mona and Saffire Freycinet. Kim can also create amazing tours for high-end select conferences. Alternatively, choose from one of Bespoke Tasmania's popular seasonal tour selections - perhaps a smidge of artisan food, wine, heritage, wildlife, arts, landscapes and gardens, plus the best of Mona. Some previous requests for bespoke tours designed by Kim include: Premium Wine, Wildlife and Landscapes; Summer Seasonal Best in Food, Wine and Landscapes; Best of Hobart and Surrounds; Make your own Gin and Explore Port Arthur; Hops, Hooch and Heritage; Cider, Chocolate and Cheese; Summer Seasonal Best in Food, Wine and Landscapes; Hobart Through the Eyes of a Visiting 1830's Botanist; and Colonial Banking and Rare Medical Collections. Kim would be delighted to provide you with further information on her exclusive tailored tours. Details are available on the Bespoke Tasmania Tours website.
Bicheno Penguin Tours
Bicheno Penguin Tours takes you to see fairy penguins at dusk on Tasmania's East Coast. The nightly evening tours offer a rare and thrilling chance to visit a private rookery. You can watch the fairy penguins (also known as the little penguin) emerge from the ocean and head for their homes. Established by Bicheno locals to protect the penguin population, the tour lets you get close to the penguins without disturbing their nightly journey. Tours operate daily except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Tours depart at dusk and penguin numbers vary seasonally. Bookings are essential for penguin tours.
Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat
Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat operates from Bicheno, on Tasmania's East Coast from September through April. The cool temperate waters offer excellent viewing of the creatures that live there and the luxuriant and rarely seen plant life is a spectacle itself. Your guide has many years of experience and can offer comprehensive and knowledgeable interpretation. Every day is different and the effect of the East Australian current is at times dramatic with many different life forms travelling in it. The trips are subject to weather, so please telephone ahead for a daily update on conditions. You can also check the blackboard at our office/museum at the Gulch in Bicheno. Tours take 45 minutes. Tours depart at 1000, noon and 1400 daily from September to April.
Bike Odyssey Cycle Tours
Bike Odyssey specialises in running cycling journeys of a lifetime. They only tour in exceptional corners of the world. They only create exceptional routes. They only follow exceptional historical figures or journeys. Unsurprisingly, their cycling tours are exceptional. They love them and you will too. Come ride with them in Tasmania.
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Located in temperate rainforest in north-eastern Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state. The main trail head, located in Derby, provides easy access to cafes, parking, public toilets, showers and a bike wash facility. Feedback from riders confirms the amazing work of Glen Jacobs and World Trail in designing and constructing world class singletrack amongst enormous granite slabs, dense tree fern forests, and breathtaking scenery. Already those who have ridden the trails are vowing to return. Trail names like Devilwolf, Dambusters and Krushka's provide reference to the amazing history of the area, whilst others such as Flickety Sticks and Berms & Ferns invoke a hint of the fun and excitement to be found. The completed 80km network incorporates the iconic Blue Tier and Weldborough. Its possible to link back to Derby in an all-day 40km adventure. The spectacular purpose built trails of Blue Derby are enjoying wide acclaim; round two of the prestigious Enduro World Series event was held in Derby in April 2017. Additional trails hand-built for the event are now open to ride.
Bluff Track Fitness Trail
Keep fit walking or cycling the Bluff Track Fitness Trail previously known The Whitemark to Pats River Walk. The 1 hour or 4.2km return coastal walk to the tidal salt marsh begins at the northern end of the esplanade in Whitemark, start out on the beach at low tide or follow the gravel road, watch out for the blue ‘Bluff Track’ sign on your left approximately half a kilometer from the sealed road. Extend the walk at low tide and continue on around the point towards the Airport returning along Boyes Road to the Bluff Road and the Track. Walkers can also begin at the Bluff Road end via driving to the Bluff Road left off Palana Road just before the turnoff to the airport if you're coming from Whitemark. Toilets, picnic tables, free gas barbecues and tank water are available at nearby Whitemark Foreshore. Classified as a Level 1 walk with general slopes and solid gravel surfaces, best at low tide if your planning to walk on the beach, check the local weather for tide times. Extra energy to burn try out the Exercite Equipment on the Whitemark Foreshore just past the free gas barbecue and toilets.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonorong is a Sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. We're a social enterprise: a little business with a big heart. Just 30 minutes north of Hobart's CBD, we are home to many animals, including wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, birds, quolls and more. We also have free-roaming kangaroos who are always keen for a good scratch on the chest and some gentle hand feeding (roo food included with entry). A visit to Bonorong is not complete without joining one of our daily guided tours. These tours are free with entry and give you the opportunity to meet some of our most popular locals: the wombats, devils and koalas. You will hear little-known facts and stories of the wildlife in our care. Tour groups, school groups and after-school groups can all be catered for with private tours and more. We have a Food Hut onsite, making it a great stop for lunch with 100% plant-based meals. Bonorong is easily accessible by car, with free parking onsite.
Book Cellar- The
The Book Cellar in Campbell Town is a world-class traditional bookshop experience in a fascinating heritage setting, the convict cellars under an 1830's era coaching inn. The architecturally significant cellars once housed the convicts who built the Red Bridge over the Elizabeth River, which runs past The Book Cellar door. Today the cellars host a traditional bookshop and coffee bar, stocking unusual new and used books with an emphasis on nostalgia, heritage and Tasmaniana. You will find books for enthusiasts on architecture, collectibles, fashion and food history, military and transport heritage, steam and model engineering and rural life, books about books, and the largest collection of old and new Tasmania books for sale that can be found anywhere. You can browse the captivating range of books in the cellars which are open every day, while appreciating the architectural achievements of convict labour. Admire the magnificent tree carvings by chainsaw artist Eddie Freeman in the park opposite and walk the renowned convict brick trail which starts just outside The Book Cellar. Campbell Town is a 51-minute drive (61 km) south-east of Launceston.
Bowman History Room
The Bowman History Room offers a unique historical collection, located in Whitemark, Flinders Island. The room was created in 1996 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bowman Family business, E M Bowman & Co Pty Ltd, established in 1921. This amazing collection of shop items, photographs and account books from 1921 onwards traces both the growth of one family and their business and also the development of the town of Whitemark and Flinders Island as a whole. The most perused item is the huge scrapbook of newspaper and magazine articles collected over many years by Elvie Bowman. You will find catalogues and account ledgers that depict a vastly different world to the one we live in today. Memories will flood back for older generations, while younger generations will wonder how people survived without modern conveniences. Open shop hours for a gold coin donation to the Furneaux Historical Research Association. While you are visiting Flinders Island you can also experience the Patriarchs Wildlife Sanctuary, Wybalenna Historic Site and the Furneaux Museum. The extraordinary jagged peaks of Strzelecki National Park can also be explored. Flinders Island is a 30-minute flight away from Launceston or just under a one-hour flight from Melbourne.
A unique attraction in the Tamar Valley, Brady's Lookout was once the hideout for bushranger Mathew Brady. Ample parking, BBQ, toilets, all access ramps and viewing platforms, this is a great spot for a selfie or a picnic lunch. Views up and down the Tamar River with the vista extending over 120kms to Ben Lomond massif in the south and almost all the way to the coast and Bass Strait to the north. The viewing platforms are set right on the cliff edge with the escarpment falling away to the river 140 metres below. There is also interpretation signage in regard to Mathew Brady telling the story of a bushranger who irritated the government in his exploits while winning the hearts of the female colonists. When finally captured, Brady was showered with gifts while incarcerated and had the crowd wailing at his hanging.
Bream Creek Farmers Market
Bream Creek Farmers Market is a produce based market held at the Bream Creek Show Grounds on the first Sunday of every month, showcasing growers, cooks, brewers, producers and makers, from South Eastern Tasmania and beyond. Bream Creek Farmers Market is a place to share the excess from your garden or market and sell your Tasmanian produce and specialty products, while enjoying a day of fresh air amongst Bream Creek's lush green paddocks, a roll down the hill to the seaside. They believe in locally grown, organic, sustainable and ethical produce that is delivered fresh and seasonally by the people who produce and grow it. Gather together innovative foodies, gourmet gardeners and brilliant brewers, throw your aprons on and share your fare in the farmer’s backyard. Let's fill up Tasmania's larders, with the finest and freshest on offer.
Bridal Veil Falls and Champagne Falls
The Bridal Veil Falls cascade 20 metres into Bulls Creek. Champagne Falls is a 15 metre high teeming cascade into a mossy and shaded area of Bulls Creek. Both can be visited on one walk. Leave Lemonthyme Lodge at Moina along a four wheel drive track, past the managers residence and uphill. After 40 minutes it levels out and, at the start of the descent, there is a spur for the steep direct route to Champagne Falls. Return part of the way back and follow the sign to Bridal Veil Falls. Lemonthyme Lodge asks you to register your walk with them.
Bridal Veil, Champagne and No Name Falls
All three falls are on one 2.5-hour return walk from Lemonthyme Lodge at Moina, on the way to Cradle Mountain. The Bridal Veil Falls cascade 20 metres into Bulls Creek. In full flow, they form a rectangular curtain of water. At lower flows, it forms a series of vertical columnar strands draping the underlying rock wall. The walk leaves Lemonthyme Lodge and at first follows a four-wheel-drive track past the manager’s residence, uphill. After about 40 minutes the walk levels out then descends. As the descent begins, there is a spur to Champagne falls. Continue past this to get to Bridal Veil Falls – the track loops around to reconnect to the Champagne falls anyway. Staff at Lemonthyme Lodge ask that you register your walk with them.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of Tasmania's premier tourist destinations, located a 50-minute drive from Launceston in Tasmania's scenic North East. Bridestowe Estate is the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere, famous for the spectacular view of the lavender in bloom in December and January. Visitors are welcomed to the Estate all year round to see the seasons of Tasmania beautifully reflected in the ornamental gardens, manicured fields and native bushland set against the striking backdrop of Mount Arthur. The visitor centre is stocked with unique products containing Bridestowe's famous lavender oil and dried flower. We offer an extensive range of fragrant Australian-made gifts created for the bath, body and home and, of course, the world-famous Bobbie the Bear. The Woodcroft Cafe offers a delicious range of lavender inspired delicacies including our signature range of lavender ice-creams and light seasonal meals. You can take home the experience with a purchase from Bridestowe's gourmet range, which includes lavender flower honey, artisan jams and jellies, and culinary lavender, which is used in many of foods available in the cafe. An entry fee of $10 per adult applies during the flowering season. Under 16s welcome free of charge.