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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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Bistro Camille

A bistro is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant, serving moderately priced produce-driven meals in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Based in Devonport, Tasmania, Bistro Camille brings this philosophy to life using Tasmania's world class produce. Camille's Restaurant menu is written and prepared by Executive Chef Fabien Lefrancois who, having cooked and trained across both Europe and Australia, now resides here in Tasmania's North.

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Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro’s transformation of old Luck’s Butchery continues to honour its 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 5:30 pm 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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Bluestone Bar and Kitchen

Their food philosophy: They source the freshest, in season, local produce to bring their guests the best that Tasmania has to offer. With a modern Australian menu, featuring a hint of Asian flavours, their Executive Chef Michael Mackaway designs his menus to  provide something of interest for every palate. They hope you enjoy eating their food as much as they enjoy creating it. Their wine, whisky and craft beer: They are incredibly lucky and proud to be located 40 degrees South of the equator in one of Australia's best regions for growing grapes, barley and hops. This gives them access to amazing cool climate wines, world renowned whisky and cracking craft beer.  You will certainly find a wide selection of wines originating from many of Australia's iconic regions, but the largest share of their wine list is dedicated to bringing their guests the best of Tasmania's cool climate wines. Their Service: Bluestone Bar and Kitchen features a relaxed, contemporary design incorporating a variety of zones to suit the needs of their guests including single diners. Their service aims to deliver efficiency and knowledge in a relaxed and friendly environment. Open seven days serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snacks!

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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 specialities. 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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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 to 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. The Burnie Print Prize is an initiative of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. This $15,000 Acquisitive Award was established in 2007 and is held every second year. The Prize is open to artists living and working in the Oceania region.

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Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Tours

The Iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for tours. It's 1hour and 15 minute drive from the Ferry on North Bruny. The historic 1836 lighthouse towers 114m over dramatic cliff tops and coves that form the rugged Tasmanian coastline of Cape Bruny. Tours are available with Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours, see website for further details on this attraction.

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Cape Wickham Links

Cape Wickham Links is a spectacular 18-Hole Golf Course set on the rugged far-north coast of King Island, Tasmania The course opened to acclaim in October 2015 and is already ranked number 24th in the World Top 100 Courses, and number 3 in Australia (Golf Digest). Licenced clubhouse is open for lunch from 12-3pm, perfect for a stop after the first nine holes or after completing the course.

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Card Making Craft Class

Participants in this card making class will learn to make a variety of cards for many different occasions such as; the arrival of a new baby, birthday, thank you, anniversary, get well and sympathy cards. You will be taught how to use different techniques and embellishments for the recipient of your card. The class is held in a relaxed atmosphere and there is a range of supplies available. The tutor has an extensive knowledge of this craft. All classes are for two hours and there are two classes per day - 10am to 12pm and 12pm to 2pm. Once you start, you will love it. Taking bookings now.

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Cascade Brewery

Established in 1824, Cascade Brewery Co. proudly holds a revered place in Australia's Brewing History. From humble beginnings as a sawmilling operation in the foothills of Mount Wellington, Cascade is now the country's oldest operating brewery. From the classic Tasmanian range of Draught, "Red" (Bitter) and "Blue" (Lager) to the class-leading Pale Ale and Stout and ever-popular Cascade Premium Light, Cascade remains at the forefront of Australian brewing after over 190 years of honing its craft. The Cascade Brewery is also the home of Mercury Cider producing a range of delicious Tasmanian ciders. Brewery Tours, cafe, and bar are available at Cascade Brewhouse.

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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

Beneath the shadow of Mount Wellington, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory is the best place to connect with some of the lesser known stories of Australia's female convicts. It is located in South Hobart, only a short distance from the Hobart waterfront. The Cascades Female Factory was a self-contained, purpose-built institution intended to reform female convicts, where the inmates did laundry and needlework services, offsetting some of the Colony's penal costs. Thousands of women and children were imprisoned here, and many never left. Taking one of the guided tours will really help to bring its history to life. The Heritage Tour is a comprehensive guided tour of the Site, including the Matron's Quarters. It is offered several times daily and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Check with the Site for times. The dramatised Her Story experience depicts the harsh life within Yard One of the Cascades Female Factory in 1833. Performed by two actors, Her Story allows visitors to fully comprehend what happened here. Performed daily at noon with a duration of approximately one hour. Information and bookings are available on arrival, or at the Port Arthur Booking and Information Centre at the Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront.

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Castle Rock Great Short Walk

The Castle Rock Walk is one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks, it meanders along the shoreline of Marshall Bay, crossing stunning beaches and coastal hinterlands on its way to Castle Rock, a massive granite boulder. The 2.5 hour return beach walk begins at 'Castle Rock track and car park' just before Allports Beach. Walkers can also begin at the Marshall Bay end via the Marshall Bay Access Track on the left off Palana Road just after the sealed road becomes gravel if you're coming from Whitemark. Park on the hill overlooking the Bay a five minute walk along the dirt 4WD track on your left will bring you to the Castle Rock. Toilets, picnic tables, free gas barbecues and tank water are available at nearby Allports Beach including a designated camping area. Classified as a Level 2 walk moderate grade with no steep sections. Generally, a very safe walk, best at low tide, check the local weather for times, however, walkers should watch out for large waves during big seas if attempting the walk at high tide. Download the 60 Great Short Walks app free from the iTunes Store.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve

The Cataract Gorge Reserve on the South Esk River is a unique natural formation just minutes from central Launceston. The Gorge has walking tacks, swimming pool, the world's longest single span chairlift, a restaurant, cafe, a suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Peacocks and native wildlife add to the experience. On the southern side of the river is First Basin, featuring a swimming pool and an open area surrounded by bushland. This part of the Gorge is popular with locals for picnics and barbecues. On the shady northern side, known as the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden with ferns and exotic plants. Relax on the rolling lawns, take shade under the rotunda and enjoy lunch with a view from the restaurant. There's also a kiosk and tea rooms where you can enjoy a cup of tea and scones. Wander across the footbridge that links the two areas or take a chairlift ride across the expansive Gorge. Further upstream is the historic Duck Reach Power Station, now an interpretation centre and well worth the short walk. Spend an hour or spend a day: the Gorge has something for everyone.

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Cerise Brook Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course

Cerise Brook Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course is at St. Helens on Tasmania's North East Coast. Located at our cherry orchard, Cerise Brook offers a 9-hole, Par 3, chip and putt golf course. Not mini-golf but a smaller version of a full size course with the fairways ranging from 60 to 114 metres. Taking about an hour to play it is great fun for families, beginners or people who just want a short game. Clubs are available for hire and balls and tees are provided. In season you can select from juicy cherries as well as peaches, plums, nectarines and other fruit picked fresh from our orchard and relax over a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of fruit tart. Take time to explore other attractions in the region including St Columba Falls and the stunning Bay of Fires with its turquoise waters and white beaches. Cerise Brook is only three km from St Helens, a two-hour drive from Launceston and a three-hour drive from Hobart.

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Chakradance With Pippa at the Bija Yoga Centre Hobart

Dance of the heart, soul, body and mind. A dance from within, an expression of your inner world. Meditation for grounding and visualisations to take you on a journey with resonating music. Feel your inner strength. Dance and let go of your daily life. Feel free. Take your mind away from worries. Set yourself free, and dance to the rhythm of your soul. Beginning with meditation followed by a warm up to prepare. Chakradance will bring you through the seven energy centres. Create a mandala to express your experience. Then together you'll talk about your experience. And close with a grounding meditation. For this hour you are safe. You are free to express whatever you feel. Release your fears and let go of worry. This is a personal holistic experience of expression, to balance, rejuvenate and regenerate yourself. Run wild with your own imagination. Play, dance, chant and move to the rhythm of your soul. Shed light on your own imbalances, explore your inner world, discover how you feel about your own energy centres. An experience which is known as Chakradance. There are very limited places so you must purchase a ticket prior to the event.

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