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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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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.

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Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro’s transformation of old Luck’s Butchery continues to honour it’s origins showcasing grass fed, free range, dry aged, premium Tasmanian beef. Legislation in Tasmania against the use of artificial hormones, growth promotants and antibiotics in red meat production combined with Tasmanian graziers’ focus on free-range grass fed cattle produces happy animals and superior quality meat. A flexible menu and side dishes designed around fresh, local produce allow guests to create the dining experience they desire. Also sporting a well-priced wine list with a heavy emphasis on local Tasmanian wines with some full-bodied reds thrown in for good measure. An energetic atmosphere and friendly professional service completes the Black Cow offering. Open 7 nights a week from 5:30pm to late, reservations are essential, bookings can be made on our website. Black Cow, the name, is a tribute to the Bos Genus… Historically the cow has been important to many cultures. It has been seen and worshipped as a symbol of contentedness, fecundity, the passive yet creative and generative powers of nature, patience, nourishment, abundance, fertility and equifinality. It is also, of course, an excellent source of protein.

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Blue Derby Pods Ride

Blue Derby Pods Ride is a three-day, soft-adventure mountain bike experience based from unique accommodation in Derby, Tasmania. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, guests of the experience stay in unique, architecturally-designed, individual Pods that ‘float’ in the stunning Tasmanian forest. After a day of exploring the trails (or relaxing with a book in the Pods or in front of the wood fire), guests unwind in a central hub building that peeks through Tasmanian Blackwood trees and down to the Cascade River Valley below. Perhaps you’re more about the evenings of fine Tasmanian food and wine coupled with laughter and relaxation? Or maybe it’s the world-class riding? This experience neglects neither. Blue Derby Pods Ride is designed to immerse, challenge and captivate you in the rugged beauty of North East Tasmania. Join them and experience the flow.

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Blue Hills Honey (Australian Quality Honey Pty Ltd)

"For over 60 years my family has been sourcing Premium Honey from the pristine wilderness of Tasmania." - Robbie Charles Blue Hills Honey 1955 is located in the small district of Mawbanna. Our Honey is produced by placing our near 2000 beehives deep in the heart of the ancient and primitive Tarkine rainforests , allowing the bees to collect nectar from a diverse range of plants. The wild rainforests of Tasmania are the only place in the world where the rare Leatherwood tree Eucryphia lucida grows. Awarded the Grand Gold Product Quality Award by the European Monde Selection at the 2016 World Quality Selections in Budapest and also selected as World top 5 Food Products. Other varieties include Tasmanian Manuka, Blackberry and Meadow. Blue Hills Honey exports to many countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Russia and Vietnam. At Blue Hills Honey we strive to produce a premium quality product using state of the art processes and equipment. Visit our farm shop and experience the varieties of honey available from our Apiary. Open Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays. Weekend by appointment. Travel a further 8km to the beautiful Dip Falls and the Big Tree.

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Blustery Banks Vineyard and Squibb's Orchard Shop

Blustery Banks Vineyard Cellar Door Shop, wine tasting and sales. Squibb's Orchard Shop, our own grown seasonal apples, pears & quinces along with other fresh Tasmanian grown produce and Tasmanian made gourmet products jams, sauces, honey, cheese, mustards, soaps, pickled onions, pepperberries & oils etc. A Little Shop of Tassie Goodness.

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Bonnet Island Experience - The

The Bonnet Island Experience visits a tiny island at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's West Coast. Experience this exclusive fully-guided tour involving a maximum of only ten guests. Cruising in comfort from Strahan, you will arrive ashore on Bonnet Island just before dusk and enjoy local gourmet specialties. Your knowledgeable guide will share astonishing tales about the harsh conditions on the island and tell stories of shipwrecks, rescues, storms and survival. You will visit the historic lighthouse, and learn how the lighthouse keepers lived and worked, guiding the ships into the harbour. The island is also home to a thriving colony of little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters. These amazing birds spend their days fishing at sea in all conditions, returning each evening at dusk, to their burrows on the island. Observing this phenomenon from close quarters is at the heart of The Bonnet Island Experience - a memorable and intimate encounter. After watching the seabirds come ashore - shearwaters from the air, penguins from the sea - cruise back to Strahan, concluding a fascinating experience highlighting the native wildlife and human heritage of Tasmania's west coast. The Bonnet Island Experience departs from Strahan, a three-and-a-half-hour drive (275 km) from Launceston.

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Bonorong's Tarkine Trails

Take a step back in time with Tarkine Trails and experience the raw beauty of the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere, the Tarkine. By meandering through this ancient rainforest, full of cathedral-like groves with mosses and fungi carpeting the forest floor, you’ll discover why their guests have “life-altering” experiences in this “untouched paradise”. Spend your evenings accompanied by views of the deeply forested valley whilst indulging in some fine local produce; the perfect way to end each day of total forest immersion. Their four-day Tarkine Rainforest Walk departs every Friday (dependant on numbers), from October until April (inclusive) every year. Where they pick up and drop off from all accommodation providers within the Launceston central business district. Tarkine Trails also offers some specialised tours, these include photography workshops and yoga experiences. For more information on these tours please contact them via email or phone.

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Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania

Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania offers quality, intimate, day tours to Tasmania's unique cool climate vineyards in the Coal Valley and southern Tasmania. What sets us apart, is the great relationships we have developed with cellar door staff, the vineyard owners and the cheese producers over several years of successful operation. We love what we do, and so do the people you meet on tour, all who have great stories to tell. Not only do we taste great wines, but on all our Richmond week day tours we serve delicious premium Tasmanian produce platters. We take it one step further for guests on our Huon tour where we dine at the award winning Home Hill Winery Restaurant. We believe that quality tasting experiences verses quantity gives you the time to experience the beautiful surrounds, whilst sipping on premium Tasmanian cool climate wines. All tours depart from the Tasmanian Travel and Information centre, located on the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

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Bream Creek Vineyard

Bream Creek Vineyard produces premium wines from Tasmania's naturally cool climate and has been awarded 22 trophies and over 500 show medals since 1990. Our 7.5ha vineyard at Marion Bay in the south-east of Tasmania was originally planted in 1974, making it one of the oldest commercial vineyards on the island. Fred Peacock purchased the vineyard back in 1990 and expanded the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plantings, as well as introducing Sauvignon Blanc. Fred also planted what was arguably the first commercial planting of the rare German grape Schönburger in the southern hemisphere. While the vineyard is not open to the public, our award winning wines are available for tasting at the Dunalley Waterfront Café (just a ten-minute drive from the vineyard). If you are in Hobart, our wines are also available for tasting for a small fee at Blue Eye Restaurant at Salamanca. Our wines are available for purchase at all good bottle shops and liquor retailers.

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Bridport Golf Club

Bridport Golf Club provides a picturesque nine-hole golf course at Bridport in northern Tasmania. The course has 18 alternate tees (par 72) and is open to the public every day. The comfortable club house has a well-stocked bar. Sharpen your putting skills on the putting green or make use of the driving net where you can warm up your swing. The course is about five minutes away from the popular Barnbougle Links course, just across the river. The active club has veterans, men and women playing most days of the week and has competition play on Saturday. While you are in Bridport, be sure to visit other attractions in the region. In less than an hour from the golf course, you can visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm, the north-east wineries and stunning coastal national parks. Take a bottle of your favourite coastal wine home to enjoy with dinner. Wander along pristine beaches or enjoy snorkelling, swimming and sailing in the region. Cast a fishing line from the beach and enjoy excellent river and lake fishing nearby. Bridport Golf Club is approximately one hours’ drive (85 kilometres/53 miles) from Launceston.

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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 held at the Brighton Memorial Hall, 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 Farmers' Market

The Burnie Farmers' Market was the first farmers market established in Tasmania. It has now expanded to include country arts and crafts. The Burnie Farmers' Market is still the best place to buy fresh, cheap local produce, and meet the farmers who grow it. Take a table at the outdoor cappuccino bar and soak up the atmosphere. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest and the best of local veggies and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere, there are around 50 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, home baking and craft. Burnie Farmers' Market held on the first and third Saturday each month from 8am until noon.

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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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Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Burnie Regional Art Gallery features three modern galleries with regularly changing exhibitions. The three modern galleries in the complex accommodate more than 20 different exhibitions a year - from the gallerys own permanent collection and exhibitions on tour or linked to special local, state or national events. The gallery is home to one of the finest collections in Tasmania of Australian contemporary art on paper and presents a number of shows by artists and craftspeople living in Tasmania.

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Burnie Regional Museum

Wander the charming Federation Street and see how ordinary people lived more than 100 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade. It is easy to get lost in the charm and detail of the general store or be relieved that, as far as kitchen and laundry appliances go, things have moved on! Explore Burnie's beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and follow its progress through the 19th century in our Early Burnie exhibition. Learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen's Land Company; life in the region for early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie's first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century. For information about our temporary exhibitions and exciting programs please visit our website. The museum holds extensive archival collections relating to the history of the North West region including some 400,000 photographs. To access our collections please contact us to make an appointment. The Burnie Regional Museum has a beautiful range of vintage and antique-inspired gifts, quality educational items for children, Tasmanian history books and souvenirs.

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Callington Mill

Experience the Callington Mill at Oatlands, Australia's only fully operational colonial windmill. Built in 1837, the Callington Mill offers visitors a fascinating insight into our enterprising colonial past, producing locally grown flour as it was ground in the colonial period. Set within the beautiful village of Oatlands, which boasts the largest intact Georgian streetscape in Australia, the Callington Mill, with its sails gently turning in the breeze, provides the unrivalled experience of seeing the mill working first hand in an authentic heritage environment. Oatlands is alive with convict, military and settlement history. Heritage buildings have been reinvented as cafes, antique shops and galleries, showcasing unique Tasmanian craft, including pottery, knitwear, children's clothing, jewellery, paintings, fabric and baked goods created by skilled artisans. Oatlands also offers great accommodation choices from grand Georgian B&Bs through to gorgeous self contained cottages.

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