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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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Bruny Island Safaris

The best way to experience our wonderful Bruny Island. Includes the Iconic Lighthouse Tour at Cape Bruny & Lunch Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with our sightseeing and food tour. Taste local fresh produce; everything from oysters to cider, chocolate, fudge and artisan cheeses. You'll get to spot wildlife in their habitat, walk the beaches, taste the cheese picnic style with wood oven breads on our pristine beaches, smell the rainforests, climb The Neck Lookout and tour the iconic Cape Bruny lighthouse, perched above the craggy Tasmanian coastlines. Your day will start off leisurely, with a hotel pick up. You'll enjoy a scenic country and coastal drive to Kettering, here you will board the ferry and enjoy beautiful scenery as you head towards Bruny Island. Climb the Neck Lookout in the wildlife zone and Adventure Bay lookout. Choose from an extensive menu of locally caught fresh fish, succulent local lamb, salmon, seafood chowder or the popular seafood platter. Onwards to the South Bruny National Park and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Return to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm Award of Excellence Trip Advisor 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

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Bruny Island Traveller

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.

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Bundaleera Vineyard

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.

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Bushwalker Transport Tasmania

We provide a comprehensive transport service for bushwalkers seeking to access Tasmania's walking tracks. With our convenient and flexible schedule we have solved the problem of finding connecting transport to and from Hobart or Launceston Airports, and the many possible walking destinations around Tasmania. On demand, we will pick up bushwalkers either in Hobart CBD or Hobart Airport in our 14-seater bus, and will drop them off in time to connect with return flights. Bookings are essential for this service. We recommend contacting us first before you make your airline reservations so we can discuss your requirements, and coordinate your travel plans with our existing bookings and airport schedule. The minimum number of passengers is two. To confirm your booking you must pay the full fare at least seven days in advance of the scheduled pick-up date.

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Candy Abalone

Candy Abalone produces some of the best quality dried abalone in the world. The best quality dried abalone starts with the best quality fresh abalone and Tasmania is renowned for producing some of the finest seafood. Candy Abalone uses age old drying techniques to create their highly sought after dried abalone products. Candy Abalone is an essential stop on the foodie tourism route, and with views over the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm and the Coal Valley, Candy Abalone offers a unique opportunity for visitors to understand how this unique product is harvested, tour the drying facilities, learn about the history of the abalone industry and abalone diving, and meet the people that make Candy Abalone tick. Combined tours with Barilla Bay Oysters are available, offering a fantastic culinary experience for discerning food lovers and travellers. A shop selling a variety of Candy Abalone products and other Tasmanian produce is onsite, as well as a cafe and a la carte restaurant. Tasting and bespoke tours available on request. Conveniently located just near Hobart airport on the Tasman Highway. Bookings for tours are essential.

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Cape Bernier Vineyard

Cape Bernier Vineyard is a producer of quality wines situated only a 45-minute drive from Hobart on the road to Port Arthur. The vineyard is a picturesque location looking out over Marion Bay with Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Merlot available for tasting. Bring a picnic and enjoy some food in the vineyard or grab a bottle of wine and head down to the stunning Marion Bay beach.

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Cascade Brewhouse

Cascade Brewhouse is nestled at the base of the majestic Mount Wellington and set against Australia's oldest brewery, Cascade Brewery. With a rich Tasmanian heritage, the over three acres of heritage gardens provide the perfect backdrop for an afternoon beverage and a bite to eat. Cascade Brewhouse has an extensive range of craft beers and ciders, all made on-site, and has a seasonal cafe menu featuring the best of fresh Tasmanian produce. Jump on to a Cascade Brewery tour to head inside Australia's oldest brewery, or sign up to Beer School to learn all about the brewing process.

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Cataract Gorge Cruises

Cataract Gorge Cruises offer cruises to Cataract Gorge from Launceston's waterfront in Tasmania's north. Explore the old Launceston Seaport and riverfront precinct before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive is engaged. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on the 1890s-style vessel. Enjoy the skipper's captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

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Cataract on Paterson

Cataract on Paterson is a blend of classic interiors with a modern twist! Centrally located on the edge of the CBD, this unique venue boasts industrial design paired with contemporary cuisine, casual polished service and an elegant yet quirky charm that crafts a dining experience unlike any other. The emphasis here is to highlight Tasmanian food products, produce superior flavours and offer guests sincere value. The seafood platter, which changes daily and is sourced strictly from Tasmanian and Australian waters, is rumoured to be Launceston's best. Cataract is also home to the Stone grill dining experience, which presents your meal cooking on a 400 degrees Celsius volcanic stone at your table. Cataract is unique and one feature is its Giving Back program. This laudable initiative raises funds for local charities and in the past two years has raised over $50,000 for very deserving causes. Open for dinner every night from 5pm. Reservations are highly encouraged are this restaurant is a favourite with 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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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

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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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Claude Road Market

The Claude Road Market is a country market near Sheffield, north west Tasmania. Sheffield is 30 minutes south of Devonport and about 60 minutes west of Launceston. The Market is in the Claude Road Memorial Hall which is approximately 8 kilometres outside Sheffield on the road to the picturesque Cradle Mountain. Every three months (March, June, September and December) on the third Saturday of the month, the Hall fills with stallholders and treasure hunters. Here you can find a broad range of crafts inside the hall and an even wider range of merchandise on sale at the outside stalls. A highlight of the market is the wonderful food on offer in the supper room. There is a huge variety of treats available, plus substantial meals and snacks, all at very affordable prices. Come to shop and stay for lunch - you won't be disappointed. The Claude Road Market is open from 9am until 2pm. Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Claude Road Hall shares this attraction, featuring on its outer wall a wonderful mural depicting local personalities and painted by local mural artists Patricia Kirkcaldy and Nadia Mitchell-Mineur.

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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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Coal Mines Historic Site

Coal Mines Historic Site is situated on the Tasman Peninsula near Saltwater River. It was Tasmania's first operational mine. Developed both to limit the colony's dependence upon costly imported coal from New South Wales, as well as serving as a place of punishment for the "worst class" of convicts from Port Arthur, the mine was operational for over 40 years. Today, the Coal Mines offers visitors the chance to discover among the uncrowded ruins and scenic vistas a different perspective on Tasmania's convict history. It is a great place to explore on foot, with a number of tracks and paths around the extensive site. There are signs and displays to guide you around and inform about the history of the Site. A printed guide to the Coal Mines is available from the Visitor Centre at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Coal Mines site is approximately a 75-minute drive from Hobart and a 25-minute drive from Port Arthur. A visit is a fascinating adjunct to any visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Entry is free and there are basic picnic and toilet facilities at the Site, but it is not staffed.

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Cockle Creek and South West National Park

Cockle Creek is the furthest point south that you can drive in Australia and the entry point to the South West National Park in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area. The South Coast Track, one of Tasmania's great bushwalks begins - or ends - here. Sheltered among the tranquil cove of Recherche Bay, Cockle Creek has campsites and basic facilities but no shops or services. A short stroll around the foreshore takes you to a whale sculpture and interpretation sign explaining the bay's whaling history. Continue to the Fishers Point Navigation Light and Pilot Station Ruins, or take the well-marked track to South East Cape for stunning views of the Southern Ocean and Maatsuyker Island. French explorer, Bruni D'Entrecasteaux, sailed into Recherche Bay in 1792 on a botanical expedition. The remains of a garden planted by the French were found here in 2003, resulting in the creation of a reserve to protect the area. Cockle Creek was named after the once abundant cockles, oysters and mussels found at its mouth as it enters the sea. Cockle Creek is a two-hour drive south of Hobart (148 km) via Geeveston.

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Colebrook Golf Club

The Colebrook Golf Club is a nine-hole, country course at Campania, north east of Hobart. The course is a 30-minute drive north east of Hobart (35 kilometres) and a short drive north of Richmond. The Colebrook Golf Club is set in a peaceful rural environment in the Coal River Valley. The club caters for members with mixed competitions held each Saturday and Thursday morning and a chicken run each Thursday afternoon. Casual players are welcome on non-competition days. Holes: nine, Par 70, Length: 5,520 metres, Australian Course Rating 67.6.

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