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Devils in the Dark

Devils in the Dark showcases the iconic Tasmanian devil. This tour experience was established by a wildlife expert with 30 years of experience viewing Tasmanian devils in the wild places of Tasmania. The development of this tour was seen as a way to help raise the profile of this endangered species and as such, any tour participants get the opportunity to contribute something towards the Tasmanian devils future. Devils in the Dark maintains a very large bio-secure facility which is used exclusively by research teams to protect Tasmanian devils from the deadly facial tumour disease. Anyone who books this tour is contributing directly to maintaining this facility and helping the Tasmanian devil. It's the only way to see how devils behave in the wild and we take every effort to replicate this fascinating behaviour. As this tour operates after dusk, the changing times are displayed on our website and updated fortnightly. It is an exclusive tour, the Devil bus picks up from Bicheno, maximum passengers for each night is 19 and runs for approximately 90 minutes.

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Discover Tasmania Tours

Enjoy your Tasmanian holiday with a friend from Discover Tasmania Tours. When you visit Tasmania and are looking for things to do in Launceston, let Discover Tasmania Tours take you exploring. You can mix and match a range of Launceston based tours to suit your time and budget or choose a private charter tour for one to four passengers in a modern four wheel drive vehicle. Launceston in Northern Tasmania is a great place to base yourself whilst on holiday and it is known for its range of intriguing streetscapes, colonial and heritage estates and premier cool-climate wines. Consider choosing to stay in some great boutique accommodation and enjoy a great Tasmania holiday package based in Launceston. Within a few hours drive from Launceston you can see stunning wildlife, scenic national parks, colonial estates, national trust sites, amazing art and hydro electric power stations.

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Domaine Simha

The Domaine Simha Cellar Door at Institut Polaire, Hobart is now open. Tasting Experience bookings welcome. Founded at the edge of the world by Nav Singh and Louise Radman, Domaine Simha has changed the landscape of Tasmanian wine. Avant-garde wines are shaped 'au naturel' to reflect epic Tasmanian terroir. At heart, they capture the rare beauty of Tasmania's pristine natural environment, sparkling air and ancient soil. Each year, just two to three barrels of each Domaine Simha wine is crafted to harness the provenance of a single vineyard season. An artisan approach embraces harvesting by lunar cycle on fruit and flower days, wild fermentation with traditional pigeage, maturation in custom demi-muid oak and clay amphorae, basket pressing, bottling unfined and unfiltered with perfect natural balance. Domaine Simha wines are highly sought by sommeliers and collectors of fine wine. Simha originates from ancient sanskrit for lion. 'A rare talent' - Gourmet Traveller Wine. 'Top 10 wines of 2014' - Wine Times HK.

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Drift

Situated right on Devonport’s picturesque Bluff Beach, with views over the ocean and headland from every table. At Drift we are passionate about providing great food and drink experiences in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Our menu of small and large share plates encourages a more social, shared eating experience and changes seasonally to show off the best of local produce. Eat-in or take-away from our Drift-Away menu and sit on our grassed area or take your meal for a walk on the beach.

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Driftwood Restaurant

At Driftwood they like to keep things as simple as possible, that's why their menu is short, uncomplicated and changes regularly - almost as often as the weather. They try to make everything themselves, using local, seasonal, prime produce where they can, which allows them to tuck some things away for later. Wherever and whenever possible, they process all their food products on site, ensuring the best quality eating experience is delivered to your plate. Their wine list has something for all occasions and palates, even boasting a few preservative free options, and, as with the food menu, they expect it will evolve with the seasons. As for dietary choices, conditions and allergies, they are happy to accommodate your specific requirements. Just let them know what you need.

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Drink Co

Small production wine, gin and whisky bottleshop - bar with a strong Tasmanian focus. Located in the heart of Salamanca, Hobart we are the Tasmanian drink hub. Wines are priced at cellar door prices and of exceptional quality. "We are a funky little bottle shop and bar located at the end of the Galleria arcade. Offering information on Tasmania's growing craft spirits and wine industry".

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Drink Tasmania Premium Tours

Drink Tasmania Premium Tours allows guests to sample the finest of Tasmania's whisky, wine, beer and cider all in one fabulous day. Our tours have been designed to let guests experience the best of southern Tasmania's award-winning craft beverages. We offer full and half day tours. Our guides specialise in the craft beverages industry, having been winemakers, whisky producers, bartenders, restaurant owners and researchers. We have customised our tours to reflect what we love about the various industries in Tasmania and to show the vast diversities across producers. We have worked closely with producers to gain access to areas that aren’t always available to the public. Our relationships with the industry is what sets us apart and is what makes Drink Tasmania’s Premium Tours, truly memorable. Tour with the industry insiders!

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Dunalley Fish Market

Fresh fish and seafood - live if possible - is the philosophy of Dunalley Fish Market. Crayfish are cooked daily and oysters are not opened until you ask for them to be. All the produce is caught or harvested locally. Denison Canal is a shortcut from the East Coast to Hobart that avoids navigating the Tasman Peninsula, and so has lots of fishing boats passing through. The market itself is in a lovely setting by the water and offers free use of a barbecue, or purchases can be packed in insulated boxes suitable for your journey by car, boat or plane.

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Dunalley Waterfront Cafe and Gallery

The Dunalley Waterfront Cafe and Gallery is a contemporary gallery and eatery in Tasmania's South. Housed within an atmospheric 1942 timber building which was originally a fish cannery supplying overseas troops, the boutique restaurant highlights the best of regional produce, showcases local art and artists, and acts as a cellar door for the acclaimed local Bream Creek Vineyard. Tastings and sales of Bream Creek wines are available during opening hours. The gallery is situated in the restaurant and local jewellers' and sculptors' wares and regionally produced jams, preserves and gourmet products are available for purchase. The café overlooks the beautiful Blackman Bay which provides a thoroughfare for smaller boats from the East Coast Narrows through the Denison Canal to Hobart. The café was named the best in Tasmania in 2014. Dunalley is a 48-minute drive (56 km) from Hobart and the halfway mark to Port Arthur.

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East Coast Cruises

Maria Island is home to World renowned geology, pristine beaches, protected marine habitats, mountain views and UNESCO World Heritage convict history. Maria Island is also a sanctuary for native wildlife and is a dream destination for international visitors to come come face to face with dolphins, whales, fur seals, sea eagles, albatross, gannets, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, cape barren geese and possibly a Tasmanian devil all in one day. East Coast Cruises is located in the township of Triabunna (1 hour 15min from Hobart) and we specialise in cruise & walk day tours to Maria Island National Park. Our team operates a custom-built boat that is designed to explore some of Australia's largest sea caves. The boat has two decks that provide shelter, comfort and unobstructed viewing of Maria's enthralling marine life, unique cliff formations and giant sea caves. Our award winning 7hr day tours combine a 4hr scenic cruise of Maria Island's stunning coastline with a 2hr walk of the island's convict settlement. A big buffet lunch of gourmet local food, wine and beer is provided on the cruise whilst at anchor in the most beautiful of locations. A shuttle bus service is also available for guests in Hobart.

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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

The isthmus of land only a few hundred metres wide at Eaglehawk Neck is the reason Port Arthur was chosen as the site for a prison -- the tiny strip of land was easily patrolled, and in those times few were able to swim and make a break for it that way. A line of dogs, tethered at short intervals, roused the soldiers if anyone tried to get by. The Officers Quarters has been restored as a museum interpreting the history and life at Eaglehawk Neck. The 1832 quarters is reputed to be the oldest wooden military building remaining in Australia.

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East Coast Natureworld

East Coast Natureworld is set amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons. The perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique animals, birds, reptiles. Operating for over thirty years, Natureworld offers a more intimate, interactive, and ultimately enjoyable experience with Tasmanian wildlife. Originally a birdlife park, Natureworld has evolved into a nature world, where Tasmanian wildlife, birdlife and flora can be seen and appreciated by all. With 150 acres of forest, lagoon and beach frontage the extensive park grounds allow you to wander around at your own leisure. Wheel chair and pram friendly paths allow all to experience the uniqueness of Tasmania up close. Tasmanian devil feeding times are 1000, 1230 and 1530 daily. There is food and drink served for most of the day in the Gallery Cafe. For the wildlife photography enthusiast there is an extensive display of Tasmanian wildlife photography. The shop has a wide range of souvenirs with a wildlife and Tasmania theme. Bicheno is a two-hour-and-15-minute drive (177 kilometres) from Hobart.

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Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk

The Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk is a military memorial at Latrobe, North West Tasmania. Latrobe is a ten-minute drive south-east of Devonport (9 km). The Walkway begins in Latrobe's main street, where you can see the Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of this young seaman. Born near Latrobe in 1923, Edward 'Teddy' Sheean served aboard the HMAS Armidale during the World War II. While en route to Timor in 1942 the Armidale was attacked from the air and destroyed. Although seriously wounded, Teddy Sheean manned an anti-aircraft gun in defence of the Armidale's survivors, remaining at the gun as the ship sank and sacrificing his life to save his shipmates. Teddy was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to a posthumous Victoria Cross. A Collins Class Submarine has been named after him - the first Australian warship to be named for a Junior Sailor of the Royal Australian Navy. You can follow the Sheean Walk from central Latrobe to its conclusion at Bell's Parade. Plaques placed along the route commemorate the actions of Australian soldiers who fought in World War II and in the Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Korean conflicts.

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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a stunning garden in north-west Tasmania. The 11-hectare garden is located 8km south of Burnie, off the Ridgley Highway and features over 23,000 selected rhododendrons and companion plants, creating a spectacular display between late August and January. Colourful foliage in April makes it a good time to visit too. In addition to the hybrid rhododendrons familiar to gardeners, you can see many wild species of rhododendrons planted to reflect their geographical origins - from Asia, across the Himalayas to China, Japan and North America. You can take a number of walks through the garden to enjoy the plants and tranquillity of this lush environment. Platypus, echidna, and diverse bird life are routinely sighted in amongst the gazebos, bridges, waterways, and the fountain. The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a partner garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The tea room is open Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during August and December through till April. Open every day during peak flowering months of September, October and November. The tearoom is closed from May to end of July.

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End-Of-Year Meditation Indulgence

Let’s celebrate the end of year by reflecting on what the year has given us, what inspires us for the year ahead and by connecting with our deeper selves and our zest for the on-going journey. This meeting will be joyful, with a touch of ceremony, and will include a 40 minute silent meditation with a warm-up to ease everyone into it. A perfect end-of-year “party” for meditators, introverts and sensitives! Beginners welcome.

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Entally Estate

Entally House is a lovely old house located in Tasmania's north at Hadspen, about 15-minutes' drive (13 kilometres/8 miles) from Launceston. It is named after a suburb of Calcutta, India, and built in 1819 for Thomas Reibey. While he lived there he was reputed to have the most extensive library in the colony. The house contains a magnificent collection of Regency furniture and fine silver. It is surrounded by superb gardens and grounds, in which there is a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables. Across the road you will find its sister property, the newly renovated Entally Lodge, which houses a restaurant, bar, and 20 rooms of accommodation.

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Eric Thomas Galley Museum

Housed in the original Imperial Hotel (built 1897)(,The museum has an extensive collection this collection is 98% donated and it is run by a volunteer committee and volunteers) historic West Coast photographs, more than 1,000 photographs are displayed many of which were collected by Mr Eric Thomas, who first established the museum. There are 30 rooms of historical items including personal effects, documents, cameras, theatre projectors,house hold items, gems and minerals , military, emergency services,mining artifacts and the very varied social life all depicting aspects of West Coast heritage. Also take the time to view an extensive Royal Family memorabilia collection from Queen Victoria to the present and watch a film about Mount Lyell and the memories of the towns people.

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Evandale Market

The Evandale market is a popular country market in historic Evandale in Tasmania's North. Come and be a part of one of Tasmania's favourite markets with over 100 stalls, including a wide range of wares from high quality crafts to bric-a-brac for every budget. There are also plenty of food stalls and children's amusements. Evandale is a lovely Georgian village with well preserved cottages, houses, churches, inns and shops. It is a great place for browsing in antique galleries and art and craft shops. The Launceston airport lies between Evandale and Launceston. You can also visit other historic towns nearby including Longford and Westbury. A short drive into Launceston will offer you a host of street-side cafes, boutique shops and leafy city parks. You can also head down the Tamar Valley Wine Route to sample some of Tasmania's finest cool climate wines. The market is open every Sunday from 0800 to 1400. Evandale is located just 15 km south of Launceston.

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Evandale Market - Weekly

Let loose the bargain hunter in you as you browse through the wide range of goods for sale. Come and be a part of one of Tasmania's favourite markets with over a 100 stalls including a wide range of wares and high quality crafts, plants, trees, shrubs and garden ornaments and bric-a-brac for every budget. Choose from a wide selection of Tasmanian food products such as jams, sauces, relish and honey. There are also plenty of food stalls and children's amusements. The Evandale market is a popular country market in historic Evandale, located just 15 kilometres south of Launceston. Evandale is a lovely Georgian village with well-preserved cottages, houses, churches, inns and shops. It is a great place for browsing through the antique galleries and art and craft shops in the village.

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Evercreech Forest Reserve

Evercreech Forest Reserve is a beautiful natural reserve located in Northern Tasmania. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shady canopy of the world's tallest white gums (over 90 metres high) and explore the short bushland walking tracks through forest and alongside the headwaters of the South Esk River. Nearby are the Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve and the Griffin Camping Area. These north-east forest reserves are attractive spots to break your journey on the A4 between the Midland Highway and the east coast. To reach them, turn left on the B43 at Fingal towards Mathinna. An interesting alternative route continues beyond Mathinna, taking gravel roads through the Mt Victoria Forest Reserve to reach the rich north-east farmlands at Ringarooma.

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

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