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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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Charles Reuben Estate

Charles Reuben Estate Vineyard, Lavender Farm and accommodation is located at Tea Tree in Tasmania's Coal River Valley wine region. Tea Tree is a five-minute drive north-west of Richmond (8 km) and a 30-minute drive north of Hobart (35 km). Established in 1990, the four-hectare/ten acre Charles Reuben Estate has plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling in addition to other Bordeaux varieties. In September 2014, renovations of the 'Pinot Cottage' concluded and it is now available as tourist accommodation. The 'Pinot Cottage' is a secluded self contained weather board cottage on the vineyard with two bedrooms, full European kitchen, spa and wood fire. Since 2015 Charles Reuben Estate also grows high quality Lavender varieties for oil production and culinary use.

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Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop Burnie - The

The Cheese Shop in Makers' Workshop offers exquisite dairy products for tastings and purchase, manufactured at Burnie's state of the art specialty facility operated by Lion. The Heritage manufacturing hub is the largest in the southern hemisphere. A wide selection of locally made specialty cheese is available. Cheese experts are on hand and can offer tastings to assist you with your purchase of premium award winning brands including Mersey Valley, Heidi Farm, South Cape, Tasmanian Heritage and Australian Gold.

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Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Café, at Elizabeth Town, is a 30-minute drive from Devonport and 45-minute drive from the Launceston Airport. The Cafe is just off the Bass Highway on the road to Cradle Mountain and a member of the new and exciting Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Whether its a three course meal, glass of Tasmanian wine, a quick cafe meal or takeaway homemade raspberry icecream, the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe's talented chefs use the freshest local ingredients and stands by its tag line 'the way life should taste'. In winter, sit by the fire overlooking the beautiful lakeside setting or sit in the garden room which opens up in summer to encourage alfresco dining. The Farm Shop offers free tastings with a compulsory free chocolate-coated raspberry which comes with a warning that you will be addicted, definitely the cafe's signature dish. Fresh raspberries during the season and frozen raspberries in winter are sold along with a pantry full of products made from raspberries. You are welcome to stroll around the lakeside information walk overlooking birdlife and the commercial raspberry farm. There is also a children's play area. Visit our Facebook page to catch up with us.

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Clover Hill Wines

Clover Hill is one of Tasmania’s premier sparkling houses, established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in north-east Tasmania for the sole purpose of producing sparkling wines to rival those of Champagne. Exclusively utilising traditional methods, Clover Hill has gained a reputation for its uncompromising quality, elegance and finesse. Clover Hill Vineyard is ideally suited for growing the “classical trinity” of traditional sparkling varieties. Clover Hill’s commitment to excellence has been recognised with numerous accolades received from its inaugural vintage right up until this very day. Widely considered Australia’s premium sparkling wine region, Tasmania’s conditions and climate are ideal for producing wines of exceptional quality. Perched atop the Pipers River region, Clover Hill encapsulates the regions natural beauty and refined balance. This natural elegance can be seen throughout the vineyard and in the wines from Tasmania’s premier sparkling house – Clover Hill.

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Coach Tours Tasmania

Groups Tasmania and Coach Tours Tasmania offer a range of coach tours across Tasmania. Coach Tours Tasmania are proud to offer a range of day tours ex-Launceston which include all that Tasmania is famous for. Enjoy a comprehensive tour from our program ranging from the full day tours to some of Tasmania's iconic regions to the shorter half day options of the local area. With more than 40 years of combined experience selling Tasmania as a tourist and conference destination, David and Brett are the local experts when it comes to planning touring itineraries. Our knowledge encompasses the entire state, and regardless of your length of stay, where you want to go, or size of your group, we can assist you with all your itinerary planning. If your group is too large for our mini-bus we can source a larger vehicle from other accredited coach operators that will best suit your circumstances. If you are a member of a club or organisation and would like a Tasmanian tour tailor made for your group give us a call. Groups Tasmania opened in 2000 with a vision to provide excellent service in the expanding market of coach touring around Tasmania.

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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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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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Collinsvale & District Makers & Growers Market

Collinsvale is a rural community located approximately 24 km north from Hobart city. It hosts a friendly market generally, 4 to 6 times a year on selected Saturdays, where you can find local Tassie handmade crafts, food, plants, jewellery, soap/skin products, veggies and many more treasures. You can also enjoy tea or coffee and cake from our market cafe, or sausages and burgers from the barbecue.

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Cookery Class - Spring on Fat Pig Farm

Join Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast. Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting, and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade. Welcome to spring. Their favourite harvest. Join them in the garden to snack on peas straight from the vine, the first asparagus and baby broad beans. Don’t worry there’s plenty and they’ll take the harvest back to the kitchen to cook up a spring feast. As always they will share a late lunch of spring farm fare alongside their favourite Tassie wines.

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Cookery Class - Summer on Fat Pig Farm

Join Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast. Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade. Come and share in their farm bounty as they take you through the garden and into the kitchen to cook the best of summer fare, followed by a feast of what you’ve prepared. They’ll start with coffee, then head down to see what the garden has to offer. After filling their basket, and stopping to feed the pigs, it’ll be back to the kitchen to cook up a truly seasonal meal. At the end of the day they’ll sit down and share a late lunch; a farmhouse feast including the dishes you’ve created, alongside local wine and other farmey fare.

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Cookery Class - Winter on Fat Pig Farm

Join gourmet farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast. Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade. Pack your scarves and beanies, it’s winter! Join us for a day of roaring fires and hearty cold weather cooking. We'll light Bessie, the wood fired cooker and, while she’s heating, we'll gather ingredients in the winter garden. We'll spend the morning cooking up the harvest and then sit down for a winter feast of what we've prepared.

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