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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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Federation Artisian Chocolate

Federation Artisan Chocolate is located on the Tasman Peninsula. This is a unique chocolate experience where you can see the rich creamy chocolate being hand made, taste the end result and buy direct from this family business. Owners Maurice and Helen Curtis love chocolate as much as you. They search the world for the finest cocoa to produce decadent memorable chocolate sensations. So you can take a trip around the world from the Chocolate kitchen, sampling chocolate from Papua New Guinea, Tanzania or Madagascar. Ever sampled Australian grown Cacao? Federation Artisan Chocolate proudly supports Australian Farmers and producers and creates a range of Chocolates made from Cacao grown in Australia. Fudge and Nougat are also made on the premises and you can enjoy a hot cup of Chocolate Desire, our own blend of chocolate that includes our Papua New Guinea Dark Chocolate as you watch our chocolatiers lovingly create daily.

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Find Your Feet Tours

"There is something uniquely different about exploring a new place under your own steam – A small pack on your back, feet pattering over foreign soils. Your senses alert with the sense of exploration as you get deeper under its skin." Having travelling to the far reaches of the globe, we believe that Tasmania is super special. In fact, more special than we ever give it credit for. When you stand on a peak, looking out at the layers of indented coastlines or craggy spires, you know that you really are wild. Far away from the madding crowds and right in the heart of where you want to be. We are proudly, excitably Tasmanian and we now feel it is time to really, truly show you are home. Our Find Your Feet Tours are designed to suit anyone of any ability. The small group sizes and high guide-to-guest ratio allows us to cater for everyone’s individual needs. Whilst we always have a ‘grand plan’ for each day of our tours, the intimate detail of each run is left open, allowing your guides to determine the precise routes based on the group’s desires, the weather and what makes our toes tingle.

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Fish Wild Tasmania

Fish Wild Tasmania is based in Hobart and offers guided fishing tours. Pristine waters, remote locations, unique animals and thousands of wild trout. Imagine stalking, finding, casting, hooking and landing that big wild fish of a lifetime. Be our guest and let your host Bob McKinley guide you to the fishing experience of a lifetime in one of the world's best trout fisheries. Bob is a local, professional guide with 40 years of experience, fully licensed, insured, accredited and members of the Tasmanian guides association (Trout Guides and Lodges Incorporated). Fish Wild Tasmania guarantees to provide excellence in guiding and customer service.

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Five Bob Cafe - forest and farm walks

Five Bob Cafe is located at Birchs Bay, on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, a 50-minute (50 km) drive south of Hobart, just past Woodbridge. Cafe is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am - 4pm and selected public holidays and features produce from the farm's kitchen garden and native food ingredients. The menu changes regularly, dependent upon what is available seasonally and almost everything is made in-house. Bookings are highly recommended. The property produces a significant proportion of Australia's native pepper crop, which is grown, dried and packaged at the farm and sold under the Diemen Pepper label. Products include packaged berries and leaf, tapas oils, vinegar and a range of native bush spices such as lemon and anise myrtle, wattleseed and bush tomato. The farm also grows Dutch iris for the mainland market and has recently planted a 2ha vineyard. The farm hosts not-for-profit group 'Art Farm Birchs Bay' which runs art-based community events on the property and an annual Sculpture Prize, in which 20-30 sculptural installations are positioned along the walks and in a small gallery. Prize runs from March to July, but acquired pieces adorn the walks for year-round interest - the trail is open all year.

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Flinders Island Adventures

Flinders Island Adventures offer fishing, four wheel drive, walking and customised tours across the island. Flinders Island is the largest of 52 granite islands situated in eastern Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia. Climb aboard the 10m luxury cruiser 'Strait Lady' to experience game fishing or the Mutton Bird sunset cruise tour. You may wish to venture to the Furneaux Group outer islands, ideal for multi-day bushwalks. Shorter guided walks on Flinders island are an ideal way to view wildflowers and Bass Strait birds. Experience surf fishing or hop into a four wheel drive for a full or half day off-road adventure. You can also arrange customised corporate and general tours, tailored to fit your group complete with a crayfish lunch.

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Flinders Island Aviation Services

Flinders Island Aviation Services operates from Lady Barron on Flinders Island and Bridport in North East Tasmania. We operate an aircraft fleet of 2 GA8 Airvans a Cessna 206 and 172 providing a daily mail and freight service between Bridport and Lady Barron as well as charter services to any airport in Australia.

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Flinders Island Bakery

The Flinders Island Bakery sells a wide range of on-site baked goods & fresh sandwiches & cakes from the shop located in Whitemark. Make sure you try one of our famous Wallaby Pie's. Open Monday to Friday and every second Saturday, the Bakery also provides catering for big and small events. eftpos available.

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Flinders Island Gourmet Retreat at Cooma House Cooking School

We offer in-house cooking schools - hands on and/or demonstrations in a light filled commercial teaching kitchen at a luxury guesthouse where we can cater for private functions too. Seasonal cooking schools of two nights accommodation with all meals and a day of hands-on school are offered. Minimum numbers apply or book the whole accommodation for your get-away for a wedding, special party or group activity. Make pasta from scratch or curries-not-from-a-jar. Make jams or relishes from seasonal surplus garden produce. Your host and owner, Wendy Jubb Stoney is a trained teacher with a background of cooking with some of Australia's best chefs. Indulge yourself with meals using produce from the garden and the local environment. Sit at the century old dining table and enjoy being served, matched with something from the cellar. Visiting the website shows upcoming events including cooking schools by Wendy or local and visiting chefs. Stay a few days and do a tour. It is a luxury guesthouse with 5 guest rooms and en-suites with separate toilet. Rooms have bespoke furnishings and artworks. The sitting rooms, library, open fire, north facing courtyard and views to the sea all offer peace and harmony in whatever season.

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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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Fiesta on George

Are you ready for a fiesta? Fiesta on George is a one-day street party where George Street, Launceston comes to life. Join the food vendors and retailers of George Street and surrounds, as they come out on the street in celebration of the food, colour and vibrancy of Central Launceston. Fiesta on George is a free event for all ages. Come and taste the delicious Tasmanian produce and international cuisines on offer, local wines, ciders and craft beers, live entertainment, children’s activities and much more.

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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 Museum

The Furneaux Museum on Flinders Island showcases the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands. Relics from shipwrecks and other artefacts are housed in seven buildings which themselves are exhibits. The museum has artefacts from some of Australia's earliest European settlements, including an anchor from the Sydney Cove, wrecked on Preservation Island in 1797 and relics from shipwrecks that occurred around the islands which are housed in the Nissen Hut. The dark history of the Wybalenna settlement is recorded in the Aboriginal Room, together with an exquisite collection of Aboriginal shell necklaces. The Mutton Bird hut gives an authentic glimpse into an island tradition. Other exhibits demonstrate the geology, fauna, shells, bird life and early pioneering life of the islands. A collection of albums and photographs cover all aspects of life in the Furneaux Group and provide an invaluable tool for researchers. A visit to the museum can be combined with a trip to Wybalenna Chapel and Cemetery and several idyllic beaches. Entry payment is by cash only. The Museum is open every day in summer/autumn, and weekends only in winter/spring. Current opening hours can be obtained by phoning 03 6359 8434 any time.

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Gallery 81

Gallery 81 is a unique art experience that combines the owners love of art with their love of Tasmania. Artist in residence, Luke Harvey, has produced a permanent exhibition of 81 oil landscape paintings that are beautifully interlocked across the gallery's 30 metre wall. This permanent exhibition is not for sale but there are 42 other paintings for sale. Come visit and enjoy a Tasmanian beverage while experiencing this beautiful collection.

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

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