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Cradle Mountain Coaches

The favourite Bush walkers bus for walking clubs, schools and independent travelers. We have been operating for 45 years, previously known as Maxwell Coaches and Tiger Wilderness Tours. Our name now truly represents Tasmania… Cradle Mountain Coaches. 7 DAYS A WEEK PRE-BOOKED OR ON DEMAND You decide where we pick you up and what time, we provide door to door service: Lake St Clair, Launceston or Devonport to Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair to Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Cradle Mountain Visit our Website NOW to get a quote.

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Cradle Mountain Huts

Part of The Great Walks of Tasmania, the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk offers the only private hut accommodation along Tasmania's iconic Overland Track. The Cradle Mountain Huts six-day walk is a fabulous journey within Tasmania's World Heritage Area using the walk's only private hut accommodation. Following the iconic Overland Track, the walk extends from Cradle Valley to Lake St. Clair through a variety of spectacular landscapes. The world-famous track is located in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and World Heritage area. It is a chance to find your inner nomad - without really roughing it. This six-day Overland Track walk across the roof of Tasmania offers you the chance to experience one of the world's most ancient landscapes formed more than 150 million years ago, normally accessible only to the hardiest walkers. Tour costs include all transport, knowledgeable and sensitive guides, meals, accommodation, park fees, Overland Track fee and the use of a Goretex jacket, backpack and sleeping bag for the duration of the walk. Daily departures between October and May each year. The walks depart and return from Launceston.

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Craigie Knowe Vineyard & Cellar Door

Craigie Knowe Vineyard & Cellar Door is the oldest vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania. The small vineyard is just over 6.5h hectres and specialises in Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Rose. If time permits, we are more than happy to take you on a tour of the vineyard. Our cellar door is located in the old winery shed and offers a rustic but wonderful space to relax and enjoy a tastings of our wines, a cheese platter or tea and coffee. We also welcome you to bring your own picnic and enjoy the surrounds of our lovely vineyard. Our wines are available for sales by the bottle or the glass.

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Crank It Cafe

Crank it Cafe is a quirky little place with a retro industrial feel to it, no two things are the same. We have a diverse range of food from the trusty old Toasted Sanga to a modern lamb, chicken or vegetarian wrap, why not try our popular sweet potato and beer battered fries, we also do a cajun burger and The Famous Derby burger. Our drink selection includes cold ones from the fridge, milkshakes, iced chocolate or coffee's or try one our our delicious smoothies. We also offer a selection of homemade Brownies and you cant go past the Decadent and most talked about Beetroot one Our coffee is a Blanc blend and is Amazing!

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Crank-e Electric MTB Tours

Crank-e's Guided electric MTB Tours are based in Hobart. They offer daily tours for riders of all skill levels including Hobart’s iconic North South Track, Mt Wellington Summit, Waterfalls of Ferntree/Pipeline Track and Eastern Shores coastline. Cranke's state of the art Specialized Turbo Levo electric mountain bikes gives all riders the power to ride more trail, perfect for exploring Hobart's mountainous terrain! Their ride guides are fully qualified with over 30 years of experience. Morning Tea included. Group and corporate packages available. Crank-e also offer bike hire, bike trailer hire, tailgate pad hire and bike travel bag hire.

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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 mill. 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. 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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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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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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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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