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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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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.

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Brooke Street Larder

Tasmania's only waterside cafe, with uninterrupted views of Sullivan's Cove and beyond, Brooke Street Larder showcases the very best Tasmania has to offer. The Larder celebrates the discovery of Tasmanian foods, wines, and produce all freshly prepared for you. Come down for a quick snack before a trip on the MONA ferry; for a coffee anda sweet as a start to the day; for a quick or a lingering lunch; or for an afternoon glass of something sparkling with good friends.

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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 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!

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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.

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Bruny Island Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Pennicott Wilderness Journey's Bruny Island Cruises provides 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.

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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

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Bruny Island Long Weekend - The

This luxury three-day guided tour takes you from Tasmania's capital city Hobart, via private boat to Bruny Island. A maximum of eight guests are treated to coastal walks, produce direct from the source, luxury camping and exquisite meals. After traversing headlands where the next stop is Antarctica, retreat back to camp, built completely off-the-grid, with luxury in mind. Crisp sheets on king-sized beds and an outdoor shower framed by towering Eucalypts awaits. Brimming with activity, this weekend is delivered in a relaxed style that will leave you feeling restored in a way only Bruny can.

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Bruny Island Overnight Explorer

Bruny Island Overnight Tours is pure indulgence, delving deeper into nature, local foods and back roads of Bruny Island. We include beautiful accommodation, coastal walks, lighthouse tour, boat cruise and all your food for the two days. Enjoy lunch at the winery, dinner at the hotel, wine, cider, cheese, oysters, chocolate and honey. Visit many of the islands beautiful sweeping beaches, rugged sea cliff coastlines, incredible lookouts and parks. Discover the islands rare White Wallaby, Tree Fern Forest drive and 3 hour cruise along some of the most dramatic coastlines in Tasmania. If the cruise isn't for you we offer a beautiful walk into Mavista Falls, through the dense tree fern forests. There are so many highlights. Choose your own itinerary or tailor our existing tour to suit your preferences. Tours depart Hobart early morning returning the following afternoon, alternatively ask us about Helicopter transfers to Bruny Island.

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Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar and Grill

Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar and Grill is situated on Bruny Island in Tasmania's South. Carved from bush and pasture land on the outskirts of the settlement of Lunawanna this is Australia's southernmost vineyard. Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill is now open for all day lunch, seven days a week all year round, in a relaxed alfresco dining area overlooking the vineyard. An extensive menu specialising in Bruny Island produce, including tapas, gourmet burgers, platters, all perfectly matched with our premium cool climate wines. Richard and Bernice Woolley bought the property in 1997, establishing their vineyard the following year, planting 2500 pinot Noir and 1500 chardonnay vines. In 2008 they extended the vineyard to 6000 vines. The vineyard is set on a gently-sloping site with a sunny north-westerly aspect. In an ideal season, Tasmania's calm, clear autumn days are perfect for the slow fruit-ripening conditions needed to create premium cool-climate wines. Our wines are grown, made and bottled by hand on site. The Cellar Door opened in 2007, constructed with timber from the original vineyard site, and offers tastings and sales.

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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 Lotus Centre Hobart

A 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. They begin with a meditation. Then a warm up to prepare. Chakradance will bring you through the seven energy centres. They create a mandala to express your experience. 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 known as Chakradance. There are very limited places so you must purchase a ticket prior to the event.

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Channel Museum

The Channel Museum tells the stories, yarns and legends of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel area of Southern Tasmania. Just 20 kilometres south of Hobart, the Channel Museum is a must see on your travels “around Hobart” and has excellent visitor ratings on Trip Advisor and Google. They cater for locals, individual tourists and tour groups, cruise ship groups, school groups and special interest groups. There is ample on-site parking and easy access for elderly and disabled visitors. The centre comprises a modern, purpose-built museum and library that explores all aspects of the history and heritage of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel area. They also have an outstanding collection of cameras and photographic equipment. You can hear authentic stories about the quirky details of the area from a volunteer whose family has been in “the Channel” for generations. Their gallery showcases the work of local artists and organisations, in-house special occasion displays and travelling exhibitions. They change the gallery display monthly and the artwork is often for sale. The cafe serves delicious snacks, meals, and drinks made on site from local ingredients where possible. It serves great coffee. The shop also sells art and craft made by locals.

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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).

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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.

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Circular Head Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre houses a large collection of photos and artifacts detailing the history of the Circular Head area which have been donated by local families detailing their social, cultural and economic history. Located in a historic building in King Street, Smithton visitors are welcome to browse at their leisure or ask to see specific things. The Centre also has a Family History reseach room that can be booked on an hourly rate. This includes assistance with how to use the resources.

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Clarendon

Clarendon one of Australia's grandest houses set in a parkland on the banks of the South Esk River. The heritage walled gardens and colonial outbuildings, all convict built are a part of the not to be missed experience. The Australian Fly Fishing Museum embraces the joy of fresh water fishing in Tasmania with interpretation on some of Australia's most prominent fly fishing people. The site is also used by filmmakers and prominent photographers for an elegant rural setting and unmatched atmosphere. A lovely spot to hold your special wedding "A wedding set in history".

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Classwood

Classwood specialises in finely crafted Tasmanian timber products, located at Ross in the Tasmanian midlands. Classwood is housed in a heritage-listed drill hall (circa 1900) originally used during World War One for Light Horse Brigade training. Now, it features a display of wall murals, fine timber work and crafts. You can browse the range of products which include handcrafted kitchenware, vases, decorative timber boxes, wood-turned platters, bowls and carvings. Many of the pieces use specialty Tasmanian timbers such as Huon pine, blackwood, myrtle and sassafras. We also have handmade jewellery and other crafted items. Classwood is a family-owned and operated Tasmanian business. The colonial township of Ross is one of Australia's best-preserved 19th century villages with a total of 40 historic buildings. You can walk the town's tree-lined streets to see examples of the town's architecture including the Ross Bridge (1836), St Johns Church of England (1868) and the Macquarie House and Store (1840s) which now contains a collection of military memorabilia dating from 1800. Ross is a classified historic town, just under a 90-minute drive north of Hobart (121 km) and one-hour drive south of Launceston (78 km).

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Clockwise

Clockwise, located in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston, specialises in antique and vintage clocks and watches. Established in 1992, Clockwise specialises in buying, repairing, restoring and selling antique clocks, wrist, and pocket watches. You can choose from a range of clocks, including English, European and American mantel and wall clocks; long case clocks and hand-built timepieces. The store also repairs and restores antique clocks and watches, in addition to antique music boxes and metronomes. Clockwise also offers a small selection of other antiques including Tasmanian pottery. Tasmania's rich colonial and convict history draws antique hunters and collectors from across the world. Many of the state's museums and galleries feature collections of fine antique china, art, glassware and furniture. You can visit a number of fine antique shops in Launceston and Northern Tasmania to begin or expand your own collection. Launceston is Tasmania's second largest city, and is just over a two-hour drive (199 km) from the state's capital, Hobart.

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