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Eco Tours Tasmania

Eco Tours Tasmania is a Hobart based tour business offering small group tours and private Bus Charter in their modern ten seat Mercedes Benz mini bus. Regular day tours departing the Hobart CBD are tailored so guests experience Tasmania's National Parks, spectacular scenery, and natural attractions. These tours are run all year round. Specialist tours to experience Tasmania's unique native orchids are run in the peak flowering times between August and January. Orchid tours are led by an experienced and expert guide who is passionate about the states native orchids and their conservation. Small group touring offers a personal experience as the client to Guide ratio is low and the experienced Guides can easily pass on their local knowledge. All tours are conducted at a relaxed pace to allow sufficient time to truly experience each attraction and are ideally suited to photographers who may require just that little bit of extra time.

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Edge of the World Tours

Edge of the World Tours is a new adventure tour company with a plan to 'access the inaccessible'. We plan to take small intimate groups to the 'real, rare and remote' areas of Tasmania's west coast, Bruny Island and Freycinet National Park for an experience like no other. Edge of the World Tours is committed to providing an outstanding customer service experience to all customers, travel agents, organisations, groups, families and individuals. The tours are all-inclusive of camping equipment, food and transport. We can operate both single or multiple night tours to both the west and east coasts. Edge of the World Tours wants to educate not only Tasmanians and mainland Australians, but international visitors on the beauty of Tasmania's isolated areas, the colonial and Aboriginal history, environmental sustainability, minimal impact and the restriction of our ecological footprint.

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Elsewhere Vineyard

Always wishing you were elsewhere? Well now you can be. Elsewhere Vineyard is a family owned vineyard specialising in cool climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and the less common Gewürztraminer. Just a short drive from the picturesque town of Cygnet, Elsewhere is situated in Glaziers Bay, overlooking the stunning Huon River in southern Tasmania. Elsewhere is not just a vineyard, it is also a working farm with an assortment of friendly animals including miniature sheep, chickens, pigs and cows, providing an interesting distraction for those looking for more than just wine tasting. At the very relaxed cellar door Owen will take you through the wines available for sampling, as well as provide some history about the vineyard, explain how the wine is grown, and what life is like owning a vineyard and farm. So whether it’s sampling superb Pinot or patting Patsy the pig, be sure to come and visit this tranquil part of the beautiful Huon Valley.

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En Route Cycling Tours

Experience life like a pro cyclist in the lap of Tasmanian Luxury. En Route Tours are designed for the passionate cyclist and discerning traveller. Experience life like a professional on tour, whilst conquering the picturesque training ground of Tasmania's most famous cyclists, all in the lap of luxury as you stay and dine in only the finest of Tasmania’s boutique accommodation and restaurants. With former pro cyclist and local Tasmanian, Wes Sulzberger as your guide (and don’t be surprised if other famous Tasmanian cyclists sit on your wheel for a leg), you will take on challenging mountain climbs and roll through lush countryside, exploring the vast and unique wilderness of Tasmania. A full support crew including mechanic, sports massage therapist, and Soigneur are at your service from the moment your plane arrives. Like a professional, you won’t lift a finger and luxury will greet you every moment you un-clip.

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Encounter Maria Island

Encounter Maria Island is the official ferry operator to and from Maria Island National Park. All available sailings are listed online at their website. Located off Tasmania’s East Coast, Maria Island is only about 30 minutes by ferry from Triabunna, and as far from ordinary as you can imagine. Rich in indigenous and European history, abundant in wildlife, boasting spectacular views and remarkable geological features, the entire island is a National Park, managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. There are no shops or fancy hotels, and limited places to charge your precious devices. So come prepared. Maybe even turn your phone off – gasp! Accommodation is available in the old penitentiary building at Darlington, and there’s a number of camp sites on the island. Leave your ordinary world behind and experience something extraordinary – encounter Maria Island.

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Esperance Adventures

Esperance Adventures offer daily kayak tours on the spectacular waters of far south Tasmania. Immerse yourself in the wild scenic beauty of southern Tasmania while learning about the amazing local history from our friendly guides. Half and full day tours available on Port Esperance Bay, Lune River, Huon River and Recherche Bay. All tours are easy flat water trips with no experience required, all equipment and morning tea provided. For a family holiday adventure join our Treasure Hunter Tour. Paddle to your own deserted island and explore for treasure on your own island treasure hunt.

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Every Man and His Dog Vineyard

Every Man & His Dog vineyard, winery with cellar door and bed and breakfast in Tasmania's beautiful Coal River Valley is just a stone's throw from the historic town of Richmond. We produce cool climate Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Unwooded Chardonnay and specialised exotic varieties. Set in amongst the oldest vineyards in the Coal Valley, we are possibly the smallest commercial company operating in Tasmania. Owner run and operated we aim to produce excellent wine and experiences for visitors to enjoy and remember.

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Experience Tasmania

Choose from the widest range of quality half and full day sightseeing tours then sit back and relax in modern vehicles while our experienced driver/guides provide you with a safe, fun filled and informative tour to Hobart's major attractions. Learn about Tasmania's convict heritage on a Port Arthur day tour or experience pristine forests and unique timbers with a visit to the Huon Valley/Tahune Forest Airwalk or Russell Falls and Mt Field. The rocky alpine environment of the Mt Wellington summit provides unsurpassed views of Hobart and surrounds while our comprehensive City Tour will give a unique insight into the history and lifestyle of Hobart and its inhabitants. Maybe just indulge yourself with a visit to some of our world renowned Southern Vineyards. Whether it is our nature, history, heritage or wildlife that interests you - sit back, relax and... 'We'll take you there'! Experience Tasmania is the franchised Grayline Tours operator for Southern Tasmania - you can be sure of the highest standards from their association with this international brand name.

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Eye See Personalised Tours

Eye See Personalised Tours is a unique way to experience Tasmania. We tailor our tours to suit budget and time constraints. We have the flexibility to do things others cannot offer in packaged tours. Our tours are half day, full day or extended days depending on requirements. Prices are competitive and everything for your enjoyment and peace of mind is included. All tours are fully accompanied by friendly, professional and experienced local guides. All necessary licences, insurance and accreditations are current and all tours are conducted in clean, reliable modern vehicles. Bookings are essential for all tours. Please check Trip Advisor for full list of excellent reviews. We want you to “see Tasmania as a guest not just a tourist”.

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Fat Pig Farm

Fat Pig Farm is home to Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman. Together, they run their 70 acre family farm in the beautiful Huon Valley, south of Hobart, where they live and nurture food from the soil to turn into great meals for the farmhouse table. Along with their namesake Wessex Saddleback pigs, the farm is home to chooks, a beef herd, a pair of full cream cows, a market garden and heritage apple orchard. They host Friday Feasts, taking what’s great from the garden and turning it into long, lazy meals shared around their extended table. Their cookery school is a hands-on workshop experience, over one or two days, where you’ll get to visit the pigs, raid the garden and then bring the bounty back to the kitchen to cook it up before sharing the produce at one of their signature feasts. Matthew Evans is a chef by trade, an advocate for sustainable seafood and is a strong believer in knowing and trusting what you eat. Fat Pig Farm is an extension of this philosophy and you’re invited to share in the spoils!

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Farm Gate Market

Every Sunday, come rain hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers' market. It's all about Tasmanian produce and getting to know your farmer, and it always has been. Five years back, our market began with an honest and simple philosophy, that if you couldn't eat it, drink it, grow it or meet the producer, then you wouldn't find it at the market. That ethos has always held true. And now, the little farmers' market that began with 12 stallholders has grown into an essential Sunday ritual for locals, one of the top five farmers' markets in the country as voted by Australian Traveller Magazine and Silver Medal winner at the 2015 Australian Tourism Awards for Excellence In Food Tourism. Tasmania's distinct growing seasons make for an ever-changing array of produce and that's what we celebrate every Sunday. Staying true to what's in season locally is reflected throughout the market; on fresh produce stalls, in artisan foods and foodie menus. We know our farmers very well and we'd like to share their stories with you. Whenever you're in Hobart, we'd love to... see you on Sunday.

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Festival in the Park

Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania's North West Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast. All proceeds from the day go to local projects that benefit the North-West community.

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Fishing in Kentish

Central to iconic trout waters lakes Barrington, Cethana, Paloona, Rowallan, Parangana and Mackenzie and nestled between the river fishing meccas of the Mersey, Forth, Don, Wilmot and Dasher rivers, picturesque Sheffield is the place to get your day trip or multi-day fishing and camping supplies. Book cost-effective, cosy accommodation in one of the region’s B&Bs or self-contained cottages. Information, guided tour and accommodation bookings at Kentish Fishing licences are required for inland waters and can be purchased from Service Tasmania in Sheffield. Pick up an Inland Fisheries brochure from the Visitor Information Centre at 5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield. Please contact the visitor information centre or our website for further information.

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Flinders Island Art

Maria La Grue's Art Studio is located in Whitemark. Visitors are welcome to see Maria's work at the studio. Art workshops can be tailored to small groups or individuals. Media worked with includes watercolour, acrylics, inks, pencils and printmaking. Further examples of Maria's work can be seen on her website, Instagram and Facebook. Items for sale include greeting cards, tea towels, t-shirts, original paintings, prints and more. These products are also available at The Purple Swamphen and A Taste of Flinders. Contact to confirm availability and upcoming exhibitions and classes.

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Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this national park protects Tasmania's great western rivers - the Franklin, Gordon, Jane and Denison - and the remote mountain ranges from where they rise. The Lyell Highway passes through the national park on its way to Queenstown. It's worth taking the time to stop and explore the rainforest bordering the road. Look out for signs to several excellent short walks. The Franklin River Nature Trail, 60 kilometres east of Queenstown has picnic tables, toilets and excellent walks through stunning rainforest to the Franklin and Surprise rivers, while further west, Donaghys Hill Lookout offers more stunning, panoramic wilderness views. And four kilometres west of Victoria Pass is the Nelson Falls Nature Trail, an easy boardwalk through ancient rainforest to a spectacular 30 metre waterfall. The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is also accessible by boat. Daily cruises depart from Strahan to explore the densely forested banks of the lower Gordon River, downstream from where the Gordon and Franklin Rivers meet.

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Franklin House

Franklin House was built by convicts and is located in northern Tasmania at Franklin Village, Launceston. Built by former convict and successful businessman Britton Jones, Franklin House is notable for its rich use of imported Australian Red Cedar. Extended to accommodate one of the colonies leading private schools which operated there from 1842 until 1866 the house finally became the birthplace of the National Trust in Tasmania in 1960. Franklin House survives with house, stables and garden. Nearby and also accessible is St James Church which was built in 1845 and has many associations with the House. The Tearooms are open during house hours for light meals and refreshments. The Metro Bus services, numbers 40 and 50 from the City to Franklin village, stop outside the House.

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Franklin River Nature Trail

The Franklin is one of the best known of the many rivers that run through the Wild Rivers National Park. A walk along the banks of the Franklin and through cool temperate rainforest will give you an idea of the beauty that lies within the heart of this wild river wilderness. Those travelling on the Lyell Highway between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge will cross this iconic river around 60 kilometres east of Queenstown. The Franklin River Nature Trail has picnic tables, toilets and excellent walks through stunning rainforest to the Franklin and Surprise rivers.

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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park, with its stunning pink granite peaks is located on Tasmania's east coast. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, rated by Outside magazine as one of the ten best beaches in the world. The park offers climbing, abseiling and mountain walking and the coastal heathlands have wonderful day walks. For bird lovers there's the chance to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or a large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve, just outside the park on the Coles Bay road, is a wetland of international importance. The town of Coles Bay on the edge of the park offers a range of accommodation and campsites are available just inside the park boundary. Because the area is so popular over the Christmas-New Year period there's a ballot system draw for campsites, so please check the Parks and Wildlife website before making plans. The park offers a variety of basic powered and unpowered campsites, some with cold showers. Bookings are not necessary outside the main summer-Easter period, though visitors must check at the visitor interpretation centre before setting up camp.

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Freycinet Paintball

Experience Tassie's newest Paintball field in a prime location on the Freycinet Peninsula overlooking the Moulting Lagoon. Boasting large bush style fields spread over 6 acres, featuring natural bush, bunkers, trenches, rustic barricades, an army truck & even a boat to provide cover! Break out of your comfort zone for an adrenaline fueled, unforgettable experience in a natural & safe environment. Groups from 8-30 people (age 16 years +) are welcome. Three sessions on offer per day in daylight savings months with three package options to suit every budget. Freycinet Paintball has a liquor licence. Sit back in the court yard & enjoy the view after your session with a refreshing beer, cider or glass of wine. National Pies, crisps, chocolates & soft drinks are also available. Free Barbecue facilities are on site.

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Furneaux Islands Festival

The Furneaux Islands Festival is a lively three-day event celebrating the island lifestyle of the 'Furneaux Group' in Bass Strait. The 2019 festival will again shine with the Acoustic Supper, the Festival Street Market in Whitemark, Veranda Music at the Furneaux Tavern, followed by the Festival Finale in the beautiful grounds of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Association park in Lady Barron. The festival offers an alternative to other commemorations across the country for Australia Day. The community of the Furneaux Islands invites visitors to join with locals in this unique music, food and arts-based cultural festival.

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