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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bruny Island Safaris
Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with our Sightseeing, Food & Lighthouse Tour departing Hobart. Includes a scrumptious lunch and picnic style morning tea with freshly shucked oysters, island cheeses and wood oven breads overlooking the sea & beaches. Taste local produce such as honey, ciders, chocolate and even some of the native plant life. Search for White Wallaby in the wild and join our Iconic Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour, towering high above the wild sea cliff coastlines of South Bruny. Visit the Neck Wildlife Zone & climb the steps to the Neck lookout, joining North and South Bruny with 360-degree views. Share this magnificent small island with our entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides. With Hotel pickups departing Hobart by 7.30am and returning at approximately 5:30pm. A well organised and fun, in-depth tour of Bruny Island. Operating Bruny Island Tours for over 7 years with exceptional customer satisfaction. Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame 2018 Our Tours: Bruny Island Safaris , Foods, Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour – Bruny Island Lighthouse Tours, Bruny Island Walking Tours, Bruny Island Overnight Explorer & Bruny Island Private Charters on application
Bruny Island Traveller - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys' Bruny Island Traveller is a fully inclusive seven-course gourmet day tour departing from Hobart, exploring the beautiful scenery and spectacular produce of Bruny Island. Every course on the menu is a stop on your journey and guests travel in small groups, led by an experienced local guide. Take in your surroundings as you stroll along a deserted beach, leaving your footprints in the sand. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. These bush surroundings are home to a diverse range of wildlife including rare white wallabies. Savour the clean salty flavour of oysters straight from the shell at the Get Shucked Oyster Farm. Meet the cheese makers and enjoy award-winning cheeses and hand crafted ale at the Bruny Island Cheese Company. Explore the Bruny Island Berry Farm (in season) and savour a delicious morning tea. Enjoy a wine tasting and a cellar-door lunch at Australia's southern-most vineyard. Indulge in sweet treats at the Bruny Island Chocolate Company and Bruny Island Honey shop. Finish off your day with a tasting of Tasmanian single malt whisky at the Bruny Island House of Whisky. Tours depart Hobart at 0745 and return at 1730.
Bruny Island Walking Tour
Bruny Island Walking Tour – Bush Walking And Lunch A personally guided small group tour with our expert island Tour Adventure Guide including Mars Bluff return walk on the Cape Queen Elizabeth track . Enjoy an easy to medium level walk, taking in lagoons, secluded beaches, dunes, ocean waves, cliffs & bird life. We provide a local produce packed lunch, morning tea, water, back packs and wet weather gear. Stop at The Bruny Island Neck Lookout & Wildlife Zone, Get Shucked Oysters & Bruny Island Honey after your invigorating and scenic coastal walk.
Bundaleera is a picturesque vineyard producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling in Tasmania's north. The two-hectare (five acre) vineyard is nestled in a small valley on the southern escarpment of the North Esk River. This provides a wonderful micro-environment for growing premium grapes and a beautiful and tranquil setting for enjoying wine. Visit and sample the trophy-winning Botrytis Riesling as well as the classic, award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sparkling. While you are in the area, be sure to stop by other vineyards and enjoy the peaceful rural feel of the region. Bundaleera Vineyard is located at Relbia about a 15-minute drive (14 km) from central Launceston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Christmas in the City
Christmas in the City is an annual Christmas event where Launceston comes together and the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Join the businesses in Central Launceston as they celebrate the launch of the festive season by lighting up the Christmas tree in the Brisbane St Mall. When: Friday the 16th November, 6pm - 9pm Where: Brisbane St Mall - Late night shopping - Free Children's activities - Special appearance by Santa - Christmas concert - Food vendors in Charles Street - The official lighting of the Christmas tree This is a free family-friendly event, so rug up and see you there!