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Bangor Vineyard Shed

Bangor Vineyard Shed is an award-winning Cellar Door and Restaurant located 35 minutes from Hobart Airport and 45 minutes from Hobart CBD, on Tasmania's tourist route to Port Arthur. Overlooking the vineyard and picturesque Blackman's Bay, the Dunbabin family have built this special place to share their wine and other premium Tasmanian produce with you. Pop in for a tasting and a glass of wine, enjoy a relaxed lunch, or chat to our team about booking your next private event, wedding, or corporate function. Bangor is all about fine wine, fresh local produce, sweeping views, and a warm rural welcome that’ll make you want to stay awhile.

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Barilla Bay Oysters

Barilla Bay Oysters is located at Cambridge, 15 minutes drive from Hobart city and five minutes from the Airport. The cold, clean pristine water of South East Tasmania is the perfect growing environment for oysters and they take full advantage of that for their lease in Barilla Bay, with the delicate taste and texture of Barilla Bay Oysters reflecting the natural quality of the water. They offer land based Oyster Farm, Gillespies Ginger Beer and Candy Abalone tours, see their website for times. Capturing the essence of Tasmania, their restaurant focuses on fresh, local produce allowing the chef to create an uncomplicated and approachable menu. Try one (or all!) of the eight toppings on their fresh oysters. Open seven days during summer, they invite you to come and visit their farm gate and restaurant. They also pack oysters for airline travel. Please see their website for winter trading hours.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. With specials changing daily, the rest you will have to come in and try for yourself.

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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! Chances are you will also be welcomed by the Bell & Gong Puppies - our family of 5 chihuahuas, who will be very excited to see you! You can also find them on Instagram: "bellandgongpuppies". 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, Pinot Gris 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 quantities 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.

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Bespoke Tasmania Tours

Luxury tour company, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Brady's Lookout

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 regards 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 and at lower flow form 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.

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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.

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Bridport Walking Track

Bridport's walking track is a breathtaking showcase of natural foreshore, beaches, wildflowers, forest and river landscape. Walk, run, ride and ramble along the 11 kilometre circuit which takes you through ancient forests, wildflower reserves, native grasslands, tidal estuarine and river environments. You will also travel along a natural foreshore with granite rocks and many secluded beaches. The fauna and flora is rich and varied; many species of high conservation value. Along the way enjoy special places of tranquility and the significant periods of human occupation in the area. The Bridport Walking Track is a special unforgettable place of natural beauty for all to experience. Bridport is known for its numerous unspoilt beaches, breathtaking beauty and the magnificent vistas of Andersons Bay and striking mountain backdrops. The village is fully serviced and only one hour from Launceston. From Bridport you can easily discover the scenic beauty, colourful history and heritage of North East Tasmania such as the stunning patchwork of farmlands, tall rainforests and spectacular waterfalls. Nearby attractions include a wine and gourmet food trail, mountain bike trail, world class golf courses at Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm as well as Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm.

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Brighton Market Tasmania - Monthly

Held on the first Sunday of each month, the Brighton Market in Tasmania is an interesting market for all to see and browse. Second-hand bargains, plants, bric-a-brac, jewellery, art and craft. Also enjoy a great selection of hot and cold food for sale. The market is undercover, at the Brighton Memorial Hall, so whatever the weather, we are open. Find us just 26 km north of Hobart.

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Bruny Island Neck

Bruny Island Neck is an isthmus of land connecting north and south Bruny Island in southern Tasmania and offers stunning 360 degree views. Just 40 kilometres from Hobart, Bruny is Tasmania's fourth largest island. The Neck is an important habitat for Bruny Island's native wildlife. Boardwalks and viewing platforms let you observe short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins (also known as fairy penguins). You'll see these remarkable birds returning to their burrows in the sand dunes at dusk - little penguins making their way up the beach in tight groups and the shearwaters gliding in from the sea. The best viewing period is during the warmer months of September to February. There's also a campground just 20 metres from the beach with car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. Access to the island is by passenger-vehicle ferry from Kettering. Note: access to the lookout is currently restricted due to improvement works.

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Burnie Farmers Market

The Burnie Farmers Market in Tasmania's North West includes around 50 stalls selling a diverse range of goods. This is the original Farmers Market established in 2002 and run by local community groups. You can choose from the freshest and best local produce at the Burnie Farmers Market. A great selection of farm produce, baked goods, crafts, antiques, jams & relishes, kids activities, food vendors, clothing and so much more. Fancy a fresh baked berry pie? Short of your favourite honey? Want to try Tasmanian pepper berry relish? Take time out for coffee and a snack through to lunch time. Come along to one of Tasmania's renowned markets for fresh produce and more. Chat with local producers and get a bargain as well at the Burnie Farmers Market held on the first and third Saturday each month from 8am until 1pm. See their facebook for the latest information about the next market.

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Burnie Golf Club

Burnie Golf Club is a nine hole golf course with undulating tree lined fairways with some hills. Excellent grass greens year round. Greenside bunkers 1st, 2nd and 3rd holes. It has practice nets, fairway, putting green. Mens competition Thursday and Saturday 7.30 - 9 am and 11.15 - 1 pm. Ladies competition Wednesday 9.30 am. Veteran competitions alternate Tuesday 9.30 am. Bookings are advised. Club house showers, bar, snacks on competition days. Barbecue or meal available for group bookings. Friday night - counter meals from 6 pm. Holes: 9 Par: 72 Length: 5690m ACR: 68.9

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