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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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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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Cradle Coast Olives

Nestled between Cradle Mountain and the Coast at Abbotsham, Cradle Coast Olives is renowned for producing Australia's finest extra virgin olive oils. Three times winner of Best Australian Olive Oil, National Olive Oil Awards. Our brisk autumns and early frosts ensure a low yield of unique and extraordinary oils. Visit our cellar and titillate your taste buds with our extensive variety of European oils with intensity of aromas and flavours not obtainable in more northern climes. Experience a leisurely wander through our grove and enjoy our extensive landscaped gardens and water features. See our mill in action (May-July) with tastings straight from the press for that unforgettable moment!

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Cradle Coast Tours

Cradle Coast Tours are experts in showing visitors around Tasmania's Northern region. Cradle Coast Tours focus on ensuring their guests have a relaxed holiday, and their guides have first-hand knowledge of the local area. The Cradle Coast region includes such highlights as Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Table Cape, Boat Harbour, Leven Canyon, Tamar Valley and the beautiful Gunns Plains Caves. Tours start with as few as two, and no more than seven guests. You will travel in style and at ease in one of Cradle Coast Tour's reliable vehicles and simply take in the amazing local scenery. Your guide Howard Smith is an award-winning, certified and experienced tour guide with a wealth of local knowledge that comes from many years of living and working on Tasmania's Northern region. You will be given insights into many aspects of this area of Tasmania that only comes from personal experience. All tours include light lunch and entry to National Parks. Free Wi-Fi. Other tours can be arranged on request, such as day tours for cruise ship passengers from Hobart and Burnie. Three-day tours are a popular way of seeing the whole region, as are seven-day tours of the entire state of Tasmania.

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Cradle Mountain Canyons

Launch yourself off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature's water-slides. Or take an easier option and float along seeing the world from the point of view of a platypus. Canyoning is a must do for lovers of adventure at Cradle Mountain. Canyoning involves putting on a wetsuit and helmet and swimming, floating, abseiling, walking and jumping your way through a section of river - like white water rafting without the raft. Cradle Mountain Canyons is the only business offering guided canyoning tours in Tasmania. The Dove Canyon Tour is a full-on day out involving an abseil into the canyon, followed by six waterfall jumps and slides and a number of other obstacles. No experience is necessary - just a reasonable level of fitness and ability to swim. The Lost World Canyon is a much easier and shorter option, great for families and available to participants aged at least eight. This one is all about getting up close and personal with nature. Tours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. Cradle Mountain is around 90 minutes drive (88 kilometres) from Devonport or 2 hours 15 minutes (153km) from Launceston.

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Cradle Mountain

This spectacular World Heritage Area, 1 hour 15 minutes from Devonport along the C132, was ranked in No 32 in Lonely Planet’s World Ultimate Travel List in 2015, ahead of Uluru, Kakadu and the Sydney Opera House. You’re guaranteed to see wildlife such as wombats, pademelons and currawongs, echidnas and quolls in the serenity of silent isolation amid ancient alpine trees. But Cradle Mountain is not just a place to get away from it, it’s a place to get into it – where you can leap off waterfalls, kayak to isolated myrtle forest, ride a horse through alpine wilderness, or walk for a while … or for days. You can visit a Tassie Devil wildlife sanctuary, take a scenic helicopter ride, see award-winning art galleries, or spend a snowy winter’s day sipping cognac by a fireplace in a cosy lodge as you gaze at the winter wonderland outside. There is accommodation for all budgets, from backpacker to luxury self-contained accommodation.

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Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain is Tasmania's most recognisable landmark and one of Tasmania's most visited attractions. Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain Lake-St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area. The surrounding landscape of ancient rainforest and alpine lands with colourful beech makes for any number of beautiful walks. There's a visitor centre on the park boundary with an interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports. There's no town at Cradle Mountain, however there's a wide range of accommodation in the Cradle Valley area, from an excellent campground to a luxury wilderness lodge. There are many superb short walks from the visitor centre and the Dove Lake car park, 14 kilometres further on. A five kilometre wooden boardwalk links the ranger station to Dove Lake, giving visitors an easy way to explore the park. A free shuttle bus takes visitors into the park and if you choose to walk part of the way the shuttle will pick you up at various points along the road.

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Cradle Mountain Helicopters

Your entry into the world heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Exclusive tours for the savvy adventurer. Experience Tasmania’s spectacular scenery from the air with Cradle Mountain Helicopters. See sights you never imagined in the comfort, safety and style of your private air conditioned helicopter. With a range of tour packages available you are guaranteed a truly magical experience.

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Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is a purpose-built gallery showcasing works from Tasmanian and visiting artists in a wild setting. It's provides an opportunity for artists to present their work in one of Australia's most revered natural areas and plays host to artists in residence. The Gallery is located adjacent to Cradle Mountain Hotel, a two-and-a-half-hour drive west of Launceston (144 km) and a 90-minute drive from Devonport (83 km). The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery exhibits a range of mediums, including sculpture, digital art, hologram technology, photography and film. Ten linked galleries, built around an enclosed native garden, display this range and include a dedicated kids room. Alongside the Gallery is a gift shop with a superb range of Tasmanian art, craft and produce. Complimentary honey tastings are offered to all visitors .

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Curringa Farm - Accommodation and Farm Tours

Open daily for farm tours, meals and accommodation, Curringa Farm, located at Hamilton, central Tasmania. Personalised day tour attractions offer groups and self-drivers a unique view of Tasmanian farm. See working farm dogs, sheep shearing and friendly farming practices. Curringa Farm is one-hour drive from Hobart on the highway to the West Coast, close to Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls. Curringa Farm covers 750 acres/300 hectares. See 3000 sheep, poppies, cabbages and cereals. There is an intensive conservation program on the farm. Visitors can learn about native plants, animals and habitat requirements. The licensed centre and cafe caters for up to 100 people for lunches and teas. Open 360 days a year. Enjoy scotch fillet steak cooked on the wood-fired barbecue, hot new potatoes and salads in season, home-made desserts, cakes and real coffee. Tasmanian wines, lanoline cosmetics and woollen products available for purchase. Bookings essential. Minimum four people for morning or afternoon tea tours, six for lunch tours. Guests relax overnight in one of nine fully self-contained bed and breakfast cabins with beautiful views. Your hosts, Tim and Jane Parsons, are sixth generation Tasmanian farmers. Join for an unforgettable visit to Curringa Farm's excellent ecotourism experience.

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Cygnet Folk Festival

From the 12th - 14th of January 2019 the vibrant country town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival: Tasmania's leading celebration of folk and world music, dance, poetry, performance art, food and culture! In its 36th year, this iconic Festival is highly regarded by musicians and festival-goers from all over Australia and overseas, and competition to perform at the festival is at an all time high among artists. The incredible talent of local, interstate and international artists is celebrated over the January weekend and we are proud that so many amazing performers and festival-goers take part in what the Festival has to offer each year. Set in the picturesque Huon Valley countryside, the Festival has the advantage of being less than an a one-hour drive away from cosmopolitan state capital Hobart and attracts thousands of visitors every year. A rich cultural community event, the Festival provides entertainment to a wide audience of Festival attendees, making people smile, providing a springboard for young musicians, opportunities for local businesses to showcase the region's superb home grown produce and artisan skills, and the flowering of new friendships.

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Darrel Baldock Memorial

The entrance at Latrobe Oval and a statue commemorate Darrel "Doc" Baldock. The statue was officially unveiled on the 28th April 2014. Darrel Baldock A.M. commonly nicknamed "The Doc" and "Mr Magic", was an Australian rules football player, coach, and state politician. In 1966 he captained the St Kilda Football Club to its first, and to date only, premiership. In 1969, Baldock returned to Tasmania and captain-coached Latrobe to four consecutive NWFU premierships from 1969 to 1972. Baldock played 158 games for Latrobe before finishing in 1974. Baldock is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame and has been upgraded to the status of "Legend". He was also a handy cricketer, playing two first-class cricket matches, once for Tasmania and once for a Tasmanian Combined XI. After retiring from football, Baldock served in the Tasmanian Parliament for fifteen years. He died in 2011 and a State funeral was held at Latrobe.

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Dasher Falls

Easy when viewing from below or moderate but steep climbs to top: 25 minutes return. Consisting of three tiers, there are good view of the falls from the cliff top. The walk is unfenced and next to a ravine so is unsuitable for small children. Care is also needed on the final section, to the base of the falls, as it is very slippery when wet. From Sheffield take the B14 towards Railton and turn right onto the C156. Park on Bridle Track Road about 150 metres north of the Lower Beulah turn off. Follow tags, pink then blue, north west inside bush along the cliff edge.

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Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum

The Deloraine and District Folk Museum was opened as the Family and Commercial Inn in 1864. Today it reflects the life of the country publican and his family. Housed in the extensive garden is a Pioneer Walk where you can view reproduction and reclaimed heritage buildings showcasing the lives, tools and farming equipment of early settlers. A new exhibition about chair maker, Jimmy Possum, is now open. Who was Jimmy Possum? Come along and learn about this Deloraine mystery. The museum is located at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre, 98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine.

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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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