WHAT TO DO

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.

More Details

Brook Eden Vineyard

Brook Eden Vineyard in north-east Tasmania produces exquisite, cool-climate still and sparkling wines. Established in 1988 on the banks of Pipers Brook, Brook Eden is nestled in a picturesque valley of rolling green hills. The vineyards are sited along an ancient ridge of deep, gravelly, well-drained, volcanic soil, with Pipers Brook on one side and a spring-fed, native wetland on the other. At 41º south, and the start of the famed roaring forties, Brook Eden is true cool-climate viticulture. With more sunshine hours per day in summer than on the mainland and our cool, sometimes wind-swept site, our old, well-established, unirrigated vines must struggle a little. They slowly ripen their fruit during a growing season which is one of the longest in Australia. This long slow ripening produces fruit with exceptional flavour and aroma and an ideal balance of sugar and acid. This results in elegant, aromatic wines with intense varietal flavours and distinct regional characteristics. You can taste our award winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a lively Pinot Rose from our cellar door.

More Details

Brooke Street Larder

Brooke Street Larder is Tasmania's only waterside floating larder and cafe and the exclusive outlet of Tasmanian Grocer, where guests can enjoy 180-degree views of the Derwent River directly from the edge of Brooke Street Pier. This stunning venue is also available for exclusive hire for groups of 30 to 300, and includes access to Hobart's only water's edge deck.

More Details

Brooke Street Pier - Trade market space

A distinctively different Hobart waterfront precinct. This innovative floating tourism and transport hub is a translucent jewel box on Hobart waterfront. The Trade market space at Brooke Street Pier showcases the wares of unique boutique local producers and artisans. Think cheese, wine, whisky, cider, salmon, art, design, jewellery and more. Experience the best of Tasmania with sales, tastings and shopping in a stunning central location. The Traders at Brooke Street Pier include Bright Eyes coffee, Dick + Dora jewellery, Domaine Simha wine, Süd Polaire gin, Elliott My Dear artwork, Grandvewe Cheese, McHenry Distillery Shop and The Tasmanian Soap Co. Open 0900-1800 daily. Brooke Street Pier also incorporates a cruise and ferry centre servicing Mona, Peppermint Bay Cruise and Port Arthur Historic Sites, Red Decker and Gray Line tours. Brooke Street Pier is home to The Glass House, Adrift café, a large event space and forecourt.

More Details

Bruny Island Beer Co.

Bruny Island Beer Co. started with a conversation between a cheese maker and a brewer. Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co., and Evan Hunter, formerly of Tasmanian stalwarts Seven Sheds, Moo Brew and Lark Distillery, designed the brewery around a shared enthusiasm for fermentation and regionally distinctive, artisan produce. The brewery was built behind the cheesery in Great Bay, Bruny Island and our first beer was released in February 2016. The unique brewhouse has been built to Evan's specifications using recycled dairy equipment sourced from local farms. While we maximise the quality and consistency of our products with a mix of old and modern technology, we practise a simple approach to brewing - one that harks back to older methods of making and maturing beer. We brew slow beer in small batches, and lift, tip and stir everything by hand, knowing that quality is only attainable through determination and hard work.

More Details

Bruny Island Berry Farm

Bruny Island Berry Farm is located on breathtaking Bruny Island south of Hobart. Enjoy delicious berries, either freshly picked or pick your own. Escape, relax and enjoy the picturesque landscape and stunning beachfront location. Savour our yummy berry ice creams as you wander along the tranquil creek banks or browse in our shop for assorted berry jams, sweets and berry-themed gifts. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic or barbecue amidst the native bush and learn about the farm's history and diverse wildlife. There's something for everyone - we just know you'll love it as much as we do! We are open late October to April each year from 1000 until 1700. During the peak harvest period, mid December until the end of January we are open seven days. At all other times we are open a minimum of Friday to Sunday and on other days subject to the availability of fruit. We look forward to seeing you!

More Details

Bruny Island Cheese Co.

Bruny Island Cheese Co. is an artisan cheese maker in southern Tasmania, founded by Nick Haddow. Our cheeses are all made and matured using traditional techniques and are some of the finest artisan cheeses made in Australia. The cheeses Bruny Island Cheese Co. makes are very much the product of Nick's travels and training throughout the great cheese producing regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK. They are the cheeses he loves to make and eat. Nick and his team are inspired by the artisan cheeses from their travels but they do not seek to copy them. Instead, they makes cheeses that are connected to their environment... cheeses with a distinctly Tasmanian character. Our Cellar Door on Bruny Island is open 7 days a week from 9:30am until 5pm. We are about 15 minutes drive from the ferry, on the main road heading to Adventure Bay. Look out for our sign on the left hand side as you enter Great Bay. Come in and taste our beers and cheese, watch us make cheese and have a chat with the cheese makers and brewer. We also have a store in Hobart open Monday - Saturday 10am until 5pm.

More Details

Bruny Island Cruises

Bruny Island Cruises provide an unforgettable wilderness cruise along Bruny Island's rugged coast, southern Tasmania. The cruise was awarded Australia's Best Ecotourism Product in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It has also won numerous state tourism awards, including Tasmania's Best Tourist Attraction 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Three Hour Wilderness Cruise departs from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island and travels along 50 kilometres of coastline to the Friars and back. The custom-built yellow boats take you up close to the awesome 'Breathing Rock', into deep sea caves and through the narrow gap between soaring cliffs and 'The Monument'. You'll feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Albatross, dolphins, seals and migrating whales are just a few of the abundant wildlife calling the coastline of Bruny Island home. Bruny Island is accessible by vehicular ferry at Kettering, a 35-minute drive south of Hobart. Guests can drive themselves to Bruny Island for the three-hour cruise, join the tour from Kettering or take a Full Day Tour from Hobart including meals, transfers and sightseeing.

More Details

Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire - Tours

Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire offer a range of guided and self guide bicycle tours focusing on Bruny Island. Quality e-assist and traditional bikes are provided along with high-vis vests, pannier bags, maps, etc. Tours vary from short 1 day rides to full tours taking from 4 to 7 days.

More Details

Bruny Island Lighthouse Tours at Cape Bruny

Experience the raw beauty of Bruny Island's coastline and enlightening historic tour of the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with mesmerizing views from the Lighthouse balcony and surrounding jagged sea cliffs of Southern Tasmania. The drive into the South Bruny National park departing from Hobart and crossing to the island by ferry is an experience on its own with many wonderful lookouts along the way. Enter the lighthouse with your expert tour guide and climb the spiral stairs to the Prism room and hear stories of an era long forgotten by many. The photo opportunities from the balcony are plentiful, making this a must do on Bruny Island. The superbly engineered lighthouse prisms remain in working order and are unique to see close up. Learn about this early iconic navigational landmark, how it was built by convicts, and how life was for a lighthouse keeper in this far south corner of our world. The Lighthouse is on the Southern tip of the island and it takes about a one-hour drive from the ferry terminal and about a 45-minute drive from Adventure Bay. Trip Advisor Award for Excellence 2016, 2017 & 2018

More Details

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.

More Details

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.

More Details

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

The World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory is Australia's most significant site associated with female convicts. It is located in South Hobart in the shadow of Mount Wellington, 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, duration approximately one hour. Information and bookings are available on arrival, or at the Port Arthur Kiosk at the Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront.

More Details

Castle Rock Great Short Walk

The Castle Rock Walk, 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.

More Details

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.

More Details

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.

More Details

Channel Museum & Centre

The Channel Museum is a purpose-built community museum, library, exhibition gallery and a cafe/shop. We promote and preserve the history and heritage of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel area. The museum's displays feature early exploration, Aboriginal history, timber, boat building, fruit growing, fishing, sport, churches, schools, transport and militaria displays. A shop and three colonial-style rooms display aspects of everyday life in the past. The Electrona Carbide Works was unique in Australia and has its own display. We also house the Don Norton Camera Collection and two rooms depicting the home life of Dutch migrants in the 1950s. The library has a collection of folders, books, photographs, newspaper clippings, family histories and memorabilia to satisfy the serious researcher and the casual browser. The gallery features displays by local artists and organisations which change monthly. Artwork is often for sale. It is also used for in-house temporary displays on special occasions. The shop sells craft and produce made by locals, and the cafe has delicious snacks, meals, and drinks made on site from local ingredients where possible. Guided school visits by arrangement - see website. There is easy access for the elderly and disabled and groups from homes etc. are most welcome.

More Details

Choc - A - Lolly

Open seven days a week all year round (except Christmas Day) Choc-A-Lolly offers quality chocolates and confectionery in St Helens on Tasmania's East Coast. Feel the child revived within you at Choc-A-Lolly, a specialty store offering the finest chocolate and confectionery from local, interstate and overseas makers. At Choc-A-Lolly select from over 692 different types of chocolates, sweets and confectionery items, catering for the sophisticated gourmet to the eternal child. The confectionery aroma really strikes you as soon as you walk through the door. It conjures up all your most delicious childhood memories. Make your next gift really special with a personalised chocolate box by selecting from the array of mouth-watering truffles and handmade chocolates on display. Also sold separately for a quick treat. There's locally-made fudge, rocky road and also Tasmania's best scoop ice-cream from Valhalla Ice Cream. There's also a large selection of chocolates by makers from around the world. Choc-A-Lolly offers complimentary gift-wrapping too. St Helens is approximately a two-hour drive east of Launceston (167 kilometres).

More Details

Cinergee

Cinergee are specialists in relaxation when looking for massage, facials and pamper packages in Launceston. Having moved and expanded into a heritage listed 1880's terrace house in 2012, with beautifully polished baltic pine floors, calming neutral tones and wonderful features including views of the majestic Albert Hall, one of Launceston's major landmarks. The services are designed to deliver a sense of wellbeing and indulgence and offers a serene and luxurious environment making it a perfect place to escape today's hectic lifestyle. Cinergee offers a unique menu of first class treatments which merge techniques and specialties from around the world. Senses will be invigorated, your body relaxed and your mind lifted into a state of peaceful euphoria. Open from Tuesday through to Saturday to make your holiday extra special, particularly if you are escaping the frantic pace of a big city.

More Details

Claremont Golf Club

The Claremont Golf Club is a metropolitan course located in the northern suburbs of Hobart in Southern Tasmania. Claremont is a suburb of Hobart, a 10-minute drive north of the city centre (12 km). The Claremont Golf Club features undulating fairways with water views from nine holes. The course has watered grass greens and tees, a few hills and bunkers and players here will enjoy some excellent holes. The Derwent River is a constant backdrop and also acts as a boundary for a number of fairways. The Club has a resident golf professional, practice putting green and buggies and carts are available for hire. Guests are welcome to participate in the general competitions but bookings are essential. You can relax after your round in the clubhouse bar, which is open every day, with lunch time meals available Tuesday to Saturday and evening meals available on Friday. Holes: 18, Par: 71, Length: 5,667 metres, Australian Course Rating: 70

More Details

Image: Tasman Island Cruise. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

Contact Us

We’ll help you plan a holiday to remember.