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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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Devils Brewery Cellar Door

Devil's Brewery - handcrafted beers & ciders with soul! Take the opportunity and visit our cellar door in a restored 1950's steam train at the Margate Train. A unique experience where you can enjoy our fresh beers & ciders straight from the tap. Devil's Brewery is a 'Gypsy Brewing company'. The term has found its way into the industry to describe brewers who utilise downtime on existing breweries to create their own beers. Working with local Tasmanian producers is a large part of the business ethos and allows us to create fresh and interesting beer styles in our Tasmanian Brewery. Quintessential Tasmanian Beers are what we focus on. We also can't go past this incredible resource on the 'Apple Isle' without creating our own special 100% local ciders, chemical free and bursting with fruit. Devil's Head Brewer David Tottle says "It's the love of making beer...sharing it with others...the unbridled creativity of it. I'm always on the lookout for interesting ingredients that could help create a wild, unusual and original beers".

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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 experience 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 A / Stoney Vineyard

Domaine A is an iconic Australian wine estate. Established in 1973, the historic Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania's Coal River Valley. Vigneron H. Peter Althaus founded Domaine A after a worldwide search for ideal cool climate terroir. His vision was to find a site suited to crafting fine Cabernets that would stand proudly among the greatest in the world. Domaine A is set in a pristine natural environment. Ancient soil, abundant sunshine and truly cool climate give rise to inspirational terroir founded on 200 million year old Jurassic Dolerite. Each Domaine A wine is a reflection of this extraordinary terroir with a proven record of critical acclaim and genuine ageing capacity. Domaine A is the only Tasmanian wine to feature in Neil Beckett's 1001 Wines you must try before you die. Rated 'Outstanding' in Langton's classification of Australian wine, Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon is essential for all serious collectors. '5 Red Stars, one of the Best of the Best Wineries' - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. 'A magical spot to grow Cabernet...truly special and worth the effort to find' - Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate.

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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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Driftwood Restaurant

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

Our DRINK TASMANIA PREMIUM TOURS allow 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 day 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.

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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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Drive Discovery South East Coast Flinders Island

Begin in Lady Barron, visit the port area or walk along the foreshore to Yellow Beach. Drive north to Cameron Inlet via Lady Barron Road turning off on Lackrana Road – for wetlands, waterbirds and remote beaches. Walk 3 km south from Cameron Inlet along Planter Beach to the Planter Wreck, timber remains of a wreck believed to be the Brigantine shipwrecked in 1877. Continuing north turning off on Lees Road to Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary, ideal for a barbecue lunch with tables, facilities and free gas barbecues. Return to Lackrana Road and drive on to Patriarch Inlet – migratory wading birds, picnic or beach combing. Take the two hour return beach walk Patriarch Inlet to Red Bluff easy 7 km (2-3 hours return) beginning from the southern end of Patriarch Inlet look at for seashells and other washed up treasures. Take Lackrana Road north to Memana, visit Tobias Furneaux Lookout (off Memana Road) and Walkers Lookout. Return to Lady Barron via the coast road and Badger Corner (turn right at Ranga). Call in at the Adelaide Bay bird hide to view the waters of the Franklin Sound and the ample bird life. Remember to wave at passing motorists!

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Dunalley Golf Club

The Dunalley Golf Club is a scenic nine-hole course at Dunalley, south-east Tasmania. Dunalley is a 50-minute drive south-east of Hobart (61 kilometres) at the northern tip of the Forestier Peninsula. The Golf Club features a generally flat, tight layout with watered greens, tees and surrounds. Narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and abundant trees add challenge to your round. The ninth hole is a highlight, requiring a short shot over water to the green. The Club hosts regular competitions including the Saturday men's competition, Wednesday Chicken Run, and Friday ladies' competition. Like many Tasmanian golf courses, the Dunalley Golf Club treats golfers with fantastic views of the surrounding forest and Norfolk Bay. The club house is open for drinks, nibbles and delicious meals Wednesday through to Sunday from noon. Holes: 9, Par: 66, Length: 4032 metres, Australian Course Rating: 61.1.

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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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Effervescence Tasmania

The "Effervescence Tasmania" Sparkling Weekend serves as a celebration of the world class sparkling wines emanating from the island state of Tasmania. Described as one of the best sparkling wine festivals in the world, Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wine in Launceston from 16-18 November 2018. The sparkling producers featured at Effervescence Tasmania are by invitation only, ensuring that the highest quality sparkling wine is presented to guests. In its fourth year now, Effervescence Tasmania in 2017 attracted over 1200 wine enthusiasts over five days and sold out dinners and master classes presented some of the best sparkling wine to have ever been produced in Tasmania.

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Elderslie Golf Club Inc

Elderslie Golf Club is a nine-hole course situated in a secluded peaceful country setting at Broadmarsh. A creek runs through the entire course and comes into play on most holes. Grass greens, gently undulating to flat fairways. Easy walking. Irrigated fairways, tees and greens provide top conditions all year round. Few bunkers and light rough. Neat dress code, golf shoes must be worn. Mens and Ladies competition Wednesday rolling start 0730 - 0945, visitors welcome. Mens competition Saturday, visitors welcome. Ladies competition Thursday visitors welcome after 1300. Holes: 9 Par: 70 Length: 5255m ACR: 66.5. Green Fees $15.

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Ellendale Store, Cafe and Gallery

Ellendale Store, Cafe and Gallery is situated in a picturesque village nestled at the foothills of Mt Field East. Our Gallery offers a unique display of photographic material from our resident photographer and author "The Beach Dweller". Book signings can also be arranged by appointment. The surrounding area of Ellendale was heavily timbered in bygone years, and today you will find many a fine example of local Tasmanian timber work and crafts on display. The Cafe offers the opportunity to warm yourself by the wood fire and savour a coffee whilst perusing the local wares. A selection of delicious light meals is available for those with an appetite. The view to the Mountain may even inspire a stroll through our town to soak in the history, including the two churches with fascinating graveyards of pioneer families of the district or to the local picnic grounds where you can play a game of tennis or partake in a barbecue on the banks of the Jones River.

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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a stunning garden near Burnie, north-west Tasmania. The Garden is located 8km south of Burnie, off the Ridgley Highway. The 11-hectare/25-acre garden features over 23,000 select rhododendrons and companion plants, creating a spectacular display between late August and January each year. Colourful autumn foliage makes April 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 Minor, across the Himalayas to China, Japan and to 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, and plantings are enhanced by a number of landscape features include gazebos, bridges, waterways, and a fountain. The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a partner garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Our tea room is open Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during August , and December through April. Open every day during peak flowering months of September, October and November. Tearoom is closed from May to end of July. EFTPOS now available.

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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. Entally Estate 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 are a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables. Across the road we have Entally Estate's sister property, the newly renovated Entally Lodge, which houses a restaurant, bar, and 20 rooms of accommodation. Opening Hours: Entally Estate is open Thursdays - Mondays 10am - 4pm (Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

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