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Crawn Motors

Crawn Motors takes pride in delivering a 5 star service with a modern fleet of modern buses along with experienced and friendly professional staff who have extensive “local knowledge” and ensure your visit to Tasmania will be a pleasant and memorable experience. Our fleet of buses allows us to offer a fully customizable service, so your Tasmanian experience can be tailored to your exact requirments. The combination of Tasmania’s excellent scenic road network and a 5-star Crawn Motors Bus makes for a great way to experience a unique destination.

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Creative Paper Tasmania Tour and Paper Sales

Paper… it is used every day; writing, reading, information, creativity… have you ever thought about what goes into something you use so frequently? Burnie has a 75 year tradition in paper making, which turned a seaside village into a booming industrial pulp and paper town. The industrial factory now closed, the cities association with paper continues today post factory with Creative Paper Tasmania where you can experience an enlightening hands on paper tour experience. Learn ancient paper making techniques used to create beautiful, eco friendly Tasmanian papers. How materials such as recycled denim jeans, natural plant fibres, apples and even roo and wombat poo are used to make unique papers. Explore the science, sustainability and recycling effort used by the boutique factory. You also have the opportunity to make your own sheet of paper! So roll up those sleeves and get ready for a creative experience of a life time. The beautiful papers made at Creative Paper are for sale, developed into wonderful stationery and souvenir products for sale. Located within the magnificent Makers' Workshop on the Bass Highway on the western side of Burnie.

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Cygnet Old Bank Cafe

The Cygnet Old Bank Conservatory Café serves a delicious range of meals made from locally grown produce from the Huon Valley. Located in the beautiful town of Cygnet, Huon Valley, just 50 minutes’ drive from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, it is the perfect lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea or coffee stop. The menu changes regularly depending on the season and there are a number of specials on offer each week. Along with this is a feast of freshly baked savory items, filo’s, rolls and frittatas and house-baked cakes slices biscuits and pastries displayed front of house. We can also cater to your dietary requirements offering a range of Gluten Free and Vegan options. Bookings can be made in the beautiful front dining room, Chandelier and Stable lounges. During your visit, you can peruse Grange Home & Garden for all your furniture, home accessory or gift needs.

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Dalrymple Vineyards

Dalrymple Vineyard is located in the Tamar Valley at Pipers Brook, Northern Tasmania. Enjoy a self-guided tour through automatic gates; around the vineyard, listening at each of the four audio posts to gain insight into this special vineyard and region. If you enjoy Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc you'll love Darlymple. Wine tastings are by appointment only, so please make contact early and they will do their best to accommodate. Dalrymple Vineyards is about a 40-minute drive (46 kilometres) from Launceston. While you are visiting the region, why not see the largest lavender farm in the southern hemisphere, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, or plan a bushwalk in Mt William National Park. Play a round of golf at the Barnbougle Dunes Links course, one of the finest in Australia. At Bridport you can book a fishing charter, scenic tour or go whale and dolphin watching off the coast.

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Daming Tours

Daming Tours provides personalized English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaking tours of Tasmania. You can choose to explore Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires or Mole Creek Caves where you will have a chance to see some Tasmanian wildlife or experience the spectacular scenery of Bridestowe Lavender estate. How about a round of golf at the world famous Barnbougle golf course. If you're into bushwalking we can take you to exceptional and unique places. We can help with a range of accommodation options. Tasmania is renowned for its clean green environment and world renowned fresh food products. Let us take you to the secret spots to experience oysters, mussels and the freshest fish. We can take you to pick berries when in season straight from the farm. How about a tour to a Salmon or Alpaca farm followed by a stop at the Honey farm or the Cheese factory for a tasting of famous Tasmanian cheese. Launceston is an excellent choice to start your journey of Tasmania with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Launceston airport. You could also finish your trip in Hobart.

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Dandy Lane

Dandy Lane is a brunch cafe serving great food and great drinks from open until close. Dandy Lane is your city escape hidden away in Collins Court Laneway. We focus on no nonsense great service, food and drinks. Dandy Lane will not disappoint! We use the finest locally roasted coffee and source ethical and local produce wherever possible!

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Darlington Vineyard

Darlington Vineyard is a producer of fine cool-climate wines on Tasmania's East Coast. The vineyard is located at Orford, a one-hour drive north of Hobart (81 km). Darlington Vineyard has 1.5 hectares of vines overlooking the historic Darlington settlement on Maria Island. Darlington's range of light, delicate wines includes Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling. You can visit the vineyard each day. Taste wines from the Darlington Range and choose something to add to your own cellar. Tasmania's cool climate sets it apart from the rest of Australia as a prime wine-growing region and the state has over 200 vineyards, producing more than 6,500 tonnes of grapes per year. The Freycinet region is renowned for having the greatest hours of sunlight in Tasmania, and the area's long, sunny autumns create the perfect climate for growing intensely-flavoured Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürtztraminer and Riesling grapes.

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Delamere Vineyard

We love sharing our journey with visitors. Cellar Door staff at Delamere are friendly, informative, laid back and close to the wine making action. Your initial welcome is just as likely to be a sniff from Chilli the dog as it is a crow from a rooster. It is a family-friendly place where you can relax and watch the wines being made around you – sparkling wines being set up for hand riddling, or pinot noir and chardonnay maturing in oak. Or perhaps you would simply prefer to sit out under the pergola with a glass of wine and take in Delamere’s tranquil, surrounds. Open from 10 am to 5 p.m. every day except Christmas and Boxing Day.

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Deloraine Deli

Located near the Visitor's Centre, Deloraine Deli is a licensed cafe, providore and restaurant with a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere. Our extensive day menu includes light snacks to hearty meals. Our commitment to quality continues throughout. Tea and coffee lovers, we use locally roasted Ritual coffee and Art of Tea loose leaf teas. All day Sunday breakfast includes a chef's breakfast special. Our Tasmanian-focused drinks menu includes local wines, craft beers and ciders. Friday and Saturday night, our evening menu offers delicious seasonal dishes showcasing premium local produce. We stock Tasmanian deli lines and gourmet treats, souvenirs and gift ideas.

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Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Lookout

The Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Lookout is located by the edge of Moulting Lagoon on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast and provides spectacular views across the Lagoon to the Hazards at Coles Bay. The new, architecturally designed Tower provides the perfect location to enjoy the view, while the recently opened cellar door provides tastings of the award winning Devil's Corner wines, many exclusive to the cellar door. The Fishers Seafood is located next to the cellar door and serves the freshest seafood, including oysters and mussels from the Lagoon and local fish straight off the boats. Tombolo Cafe sit on the other side of the cellar door, and utilise local ingredients to produce a range of wood fired pizza's along with freshly made gelato and espresso coffee. Located on the main highway between Bicheno and Swansea, the Cellar Door and Lookout is 2 hours from Hobart and 1.5 from Launceston. It is the perfect location to enjoy a glass of Devil's Corner wine along with a plate of fresh oysters, pizza and the best view on the Coast.

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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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Devil's Gullet

Standing atop the dramatic cliffs of Devils Gullett, 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 220m high, 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 (1617m), 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 Food and Wine Festival

Devonport Food and Wine Festival is a month-long celebration of north west Tasmania's rich food and beverage philosophy with multiple events held during the month of October each year. The Festival encompasses a variety of delights from cooking classes, through to wine tastings and everything in between.

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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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Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley National Park is a few kilometres north of Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast. This beautiful park features dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay pines. Walks include the 20-minute return stroll to the Apsley Waterhole, the three-hour Apsley Gorge circuit and the three-day north-south bushwalk through the park. Douglas-Apsley National Park is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the quaint towns along Tasmania's beautiful east coast. While in the area you can also swim, snorkel or try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Nearby are coastal wineries and renowned Wineglass Bay in nearby Freycinet National Park. Douglas-Apsley National Park is just over a two-hour drive (174 kilometres) southeast of Launceston.

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