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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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Chris Bray Photography Tasmania Photo Tour

Chris Bray Photography seeks out the world's most extraordinary wildlife, landscape and cultural experiences and brings small groups there in comfort, providing unique access away from the crowds with the exclusive charter of ships, aircraft, vehicles and remote lodges for exclusive photo tours (and amazing holidays!). Their unbeatable diverse, six-day photo tour gives you unprecedented access to the very best that Tasmania has to offer! Including a private doors-off helicopter charter around Cradle Mountain, a light-plane flight over Wineglass Bay, walks around the old settlement of Maria Island, Dove Lake, Liffey Falls, Bicheno Blowhole and even a private boat charter out to a remote seal colony - you’ll have every possible angle covered. This women-only tour is the ultimate photo tour to perfect your photography skills with 1-on-1 critique sessions and Lightroom tutorials offered by their two female tour leaders offering a welcoming environment, where you’ll feel included, encouraged, supported and inspired. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded adventurous ladies, make new friends and gain confidence using your camera while also indulging in gourmet food and wine from Tasmania and luxury accommodation including Cradle Mountain Lodge!

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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 their Facebook page to catch up with them.

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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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Coal River Coaches

Coal River Coaches began business in the mid 1990's and has developed into being a leading provider of short trips and longer luxury tours planned around the diverse and memorable range of events and attractions with which Tasmania abounds. Tasmania has an exciting landscape and history and produces world class food, wine and whisky. Spectacular walks with exciting and interesting tours such as to the famous Port Arthur penal settlement site, Hastings Caves and thermal springs, Tahune Airwalk over the tree tops, the beauty of Freycinet and Horseshoe Bay, or the Ida Bay Railway are all examples of what is to offer. These can be interspersed with visits to a winery, whisky distillery, cheese maker, oyster grower or shopping in quaint buildings over 100 years old. The local foods are superb and so dining is a treat to be remembered. Lavender, poppy, truffle and berry farms, chocolate, fudge manufacturing and gems and minerals, maritime and motor car museums are just a few of possible places to visit. Coal River Coaches can offer everything from low cost transport to attractions and events to longer luxury tours with a range of memorable experiences to excite and please even the most discerning traveller.

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Coal River Farm

Coal River Farm is Tasmania's hub of cheese, chocolate, pick your own berries and farm restaurant. See handmade batches of cheese and chocolate being made daily or walk the orchard picking seasonal fruits while overlooking the Coal River Valley. Open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Free tastings daily. Visit our website to see what is happening at the farm today.

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Cocktail Making Masterclass

Celebrate the art of mixology, using some of Tasmania’s finest spirits and produce. Lead by Hobart's Honni Cox (co-author of Pie Hard) who brings eleven years of bar experience to the Spirit Bar to showcase, taste and explore the hidden world of cocktails. This workshop teaches the essentials of cocktails, giving the skills to impress at dinner parties, get ahead on Friday night drinks and learn the tricks of the trade.

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Cooleys Hotel

Cooley’s Hotel is located in the heart of Moonah, just a short 12 minute drive from the Hobart CBD. We offer a large beer garden, art gallery, private cove area & spacious restaurant. Our function spaces can cater for many occasions from birthdays, engagement parties, corporate celebrations, wakes, hens & bucks parties, product launches, anniversaries and many more. Not only can we provide you and your guests with delicious catering varieties, fine beverages and amazing service, we don’t charge for room hire & can supply you with modern equipment for you special day.

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Coral Expeditions - Pristine Tasmania - 7 Nights

Coral Expeditions is a 34 year old Australian expedition cruise company. They operate and manage a fleet of four small ships taking guests to some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, regions of Asia-Pacific. Over 5,000 travellers from all over the world come to them every year for their relaxed small ship atmosphere and itineraries which larger ships cannot replicate. Their operations are bespoke with high attention to guests which result in a more personal product. At a time when the cruise industry is moving to larger and larger ships, they have limited the size of their ships to maximise the expedition experience. Their cuisine is prepared small batch on board and, while the style is down to earth, it reflects high quality Australian produce and wine. They operate to Australian standards of safety with Australian senior crew wherever they go. They were the first to offer interpretive programmes on their cruises and to employ Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers, Marine Biologists and SCUBA Instructors – a tradition that continues today.

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Deloraine Golf Course

Deloraine Golf Course is a nine-hole course located in Tasmania's north-west historic town of Deloraine. The 18-tee course features a challenging par three over a strategically placed dam. Lined with trees, the course has stunning views of Quamby Bluff and the Great Western Tiers mountain range. The Deloraine Golf Course is open to the public seven days a week. There is a clubhouse with fully-stocked bar and kitchen. Test your skills on the two par fives and the longer par fours which challenge even the best of golfers. Enjoy the afternoon in peaceful surrounds and head into the clubhouse for a quiet drink after your round. While you are in Deloraine, visit nearby wineries or take a day trip to Cradle Mountain and walk in the wilderness. You may also like to explore the Limestone caves at Mole Creek. Deloraine is approximately a 45-minute drive west from Launceston (53 km).

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Derwent Entertainment Centre

The Derwent Entertainment Centre is multi-purpose stadium and entertainment venue at Glenorchy, near Hobart. Glenorchy is a ten-minute drive north of Hobart's city centre (8 km). The Derwent Entertainment Centre is one of Tasmania's major entertainment venues, with a seating capacity of 4,875 and general admission capacity of 7,255. The Centre is a venue for major concerts, conventions, exhibitions, sporting events, trade shows and special events and is also a ticketing venue for Ticketmaster. The venue has extensive car parking and can be accessed by Metro buses from Hobart. The Tasmanian Government and Glenorchy Council commissioned the Derwent Entertainment Centre in 1989 as a celebration of Australia's 1988 Bicentennial year.

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Design Tasmania Centre

The Design Tasmania Centre, Launceston, features Australia's only collection of contemporary wood design. The Centre is located on the edge of City Park, a short walk from Launceston's central business district. The Centre houses a permanent Design Collection, regarded as one of the world's best assemblages of contemporary woodwork, having won acclaim in the United States, Europe and China. The Centre is also home to Tasmania’s largest shop featuring Tasmanian craft and design, from hand made homewares and jewellery to bespoke furniture. In 2004, the Centre was listed in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Architecture as one of the world's top 1000 contemporary buildings. Entry is by donation.

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Devil's Gullet

Standing atop the dramatic cliffs of Devils Gullett and looking over Tasmania’s remote alpine Central Plateau, you cannot see a single sight of human existence – you could be the only person in the world. Devil’s Gullett features dramatic views into a steep, narrow glacial gorge formed by vertical dolerite cliffs 220 metre high and topped by alpine forest. This landscape has been evolving for about 200 million years, since long before Tasmania broke away from the great southern landmass called Gondwana. Devil’s Gullett includes a short and easy 20-minute (return) boardwalk walk from the car park to a lookout overhanging this stunning gorge. From the lookout, visitors can see the entire Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair World Heritage Area from side on, Tasmania’s highest point Mt Ossa (1617metre), the Fisher and Mersey river valleys, Walls of Jerusalem and several other major peaks and valleys. There are no visitor facilities at this site.

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Devils @ Cradle

The Devils @ Cradle Tasmanian devil sanctuary is a breeding and conservation facility for Tasmania's three unique threatened carnivorous marsupials; the Tasmanian devil, the Spotted-tailed quoll, and Eastern quoll. The facility is located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park World Heritage area and conducts in-situ conservation programs for the Tasmanian devil including an on-site breeding program for insurance of the species. A visit to the sanctuary day or night will allow you to observe these extraordinary animals up close whilst one of our keepers will give you an understanding of their life cycle and the threats that confront them. The sanctuary is open from 10:00 with 'keeper tours' being conducted at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00, while in the evening visitors can observe the amazing night time antics of the animals being fed. Devils @ Cradle is committed to the conservation and protection of this now vulnerable species. The centre operates a successful captive breeding program, ensuring the ongoing survival of Tasmanian devils in healthy numbers in the wild.

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Devonport Golf Club

The Devonport Golf Club—also known as Woodrising— is located on Tasmania’s north west coast. The Club is at Spreyton, a 10-minute (10 kilometres) drive south of Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. The Devonport Golf Club offers golfers a challenging, tree-lined, well-bunkered course that has excellent greens. Sitting on a peninsula of land extending to the Mersey River, the course has a fairly flat appearance with gently rolling fairways. The Club offers full catering facilities and a well stocked bar and can cater for functions of up to 200 people. Clubs, pull-buggys and golf carts are available for hire and there is a fully-stocked Pro Shop. In 2008, the Devonport Golf Club continues its role as the home of the annual Tasmanian Open Golf Championships. In Devonport, you can choose from an extensive range of accommodation, visit a local restaurant to sample fresh Tasmanian food and wine or explore north west Tasmania’s attractions and scenery. Holes: 18 Men: Par: 70, Length: 5910 metres, Australian Course Rating: 70.3 Women: Par: 74, Length: 5,292 metres, Australian Women’s Course Rating: 73

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Devonport Regional Gallery

The Devonport Regional Gallery is a regional public art gallery in North West Tasmania. Housed in a converted 19th century church in the town's centre, the Devonport Regional Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and public programs including events and workshops. The program showcases emerging artist's work in The Little Gallery, which is an annex to the Main Gallery. It is also home to Devonport City Council's Permanent Collection comprising textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings and works on paper by iconic Tasmanian and Australian artists. Admission to the Devonport Regional Gallery is by donation and is open daily. The Gallery will close its doors on Sunday 30 September in preparation for its relocation to the Devonport City Council's new cultural hub, the paranaple Art Centre, where the Gallery will reopen on Saturday 3 November 2018. The Gallery is supported by the Devonport City Council, Arts Tasmania, Special Committee, Friends of the Gallery and the Gallery's young member's committee The Droogs. Other funding is received through the Australian Governments Deductible Gift Recipient Status.

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Don River Railway

Passenger trains disappeared from Tasmania some time ago, except this one, a full size loco service from the Don Village Station to Coles Beach each day from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. After leaving Don Village, the route of the Don River Railway winds its way along the Eastern banks of the picturesque Don River, passing Restoration Siding where old vehicles are awaiting their turn for restoration at the hands of the craftsmen. During the 30 minute return journey you will pass through a nature reserve and you will also see many places of historical interest. A steam locomotive pulls the train on most Sundays and public holidays and most of January (other than high fire danger days). For the remainder of the year, weekday trains are run with a vintage diesel locomotives or rail car. The collection of steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock is open for inspection at the Don Village Station, where there is also a souvenir and model shop. No train services on Mondays and Tuesdays, except Monday of long weekends.

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Donaghys Lookout

This easy three kilometre walk takes you to a lookout with stunning views into Tasmania's western wilderness. The walk climbs a small hill at an easy grade to a sheltered viewpoint with magnificent views of the Franklin and Collingwood Rivers and mountains like soaring Frenchmans Cap. Look for the sign to this 40-minute return walk on the Lyell Highway between the Franklin and Collingwood Rivers, around 45 kilometres from Queenstown.

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Dooleys Hill Forest Walk

A series of short walking trails through native forest on the edge of Latrobe township. Dooleys Hill is an ideal place for birdwatching. Birds common to the area include the boobook, bronzewing, kookaburra, fairy wren and firetail. You may also see the rare white goshawk. The trails are short and easy and the paths well formed. Walks require between 15 minutes and 1 hour 10 minutes to complete.

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

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