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Forestvale Design Centre - Gallery and Cafe

Forestvale Design Centre Bruny Island is situated on 100 acres of beautiful covenanted forest and grazing land. Our property has an abundance of wildlife and is a bird watchers paradise. Enjoy our walking trails and the spectacular lookout with views over the d’entrecasteaux Channel to the Hartz Mountains and the mouth of the Huon River. The 220m2 Gallery features an eclectic range of Tasmanian paintings, prints, fine woodworking, sculpture, furniture and photography. We ship worldwide. The Bumper Bar Cafe serves fresh delicious light lunches from local produce, our vegetable garden and blueberries and fruit from our orchard. Our large muffins are seriously delicious. We also serve hot melt sandwiches, soups, Blueberry desserts and fresh ground plunger coffee. There is a large outdoor deck for fine weather and a cozy wood fire in the cafe. We are a working Centre and offer a number of wood working, kayak and Canadian style timber and canvas canoe courses that may just present the hands on challenge and interest that you have been looking for. The courses suit all levels of experience with small class sizes offering personalized attention.

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Frank's Cider House and Cafe

Frank's Cider House and Cafe, is located in the historic, town of Franklin, just 40 minutes south of Hobart in the beautiful Huon Valley. The former St John's Church Hall is now a cosy cafe and the cellar door of Frank's Cider. Free tastings of Frank's multi award winning ciders, complement the local gourmet menu on offer. Prepare to feast on seasonal delicacies such as smoked salmon from the pristine Huon River, and fresh Tasmanian scallops. Seasonal fruits are the focus of the dessert menu, with cider featured in many dishes such as Frank's famous apple cider scones. Frank was the third of six generations of the Clark Family, who have tended "Woodside Orchard" since the 1830s. Discover this history as you wander through the incorporated Jane Franklin Memorial Museum, while sipping a sparkling cider. After a delicious lunch and visit to the museum, take a stroll along the banks of the Huon River. Takeaway cider sales and great coffee are also available.

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Franklin River Rafting

At Franklin River Rafting we run 8 and 10-day whitewater rafting tours lead by guides who have been handpicked for their experience, skill and intimate knowledge of the river. We provide the best equipment, great food and what many have called “the journey-of- a-lifetime” down one of the most beautiful, inspiring and isolated rivers in the world. We love this place and we’d love to share it with you. People have described our 8 and 10-day whitewater rafting tours of the Franklin River as one of the most amazing experiences of their life. Tasmania’s Franklin River provides one of the best expedition rafting tours on the planet. The best way to truly experience its spectacular magic and majesty is on a whitewater rafting tour with Franklin River Rafting. With its clear pure water and even cleaner air, the Franklin is one of the last truly wild rivers running through one of the most undisturbed environments on Earth. And the good news is you don’t need any previous whitewater rafting experience to join us … just a sense of adventure, a love of the outdoors and a basic level of fitness.

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Freycinet Air

Freycinet Air operates scenic flights over the east coast of Tasmania and specialize in Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park, from Friendly Beaches, near Coles Bay. The company has been operating since 1997 and offers charter and scenic flights in their 4 seat Cessna 172s, 6 seat twin engine Partenavia and now offering Helicopter flights a 5 seat AS350. Freycinet Peninsula is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world with its combination of mountains, forests and white beaches. The best way to experience this amazing but inaccessible location is by taking a scenic flight. All flights provide unparalleled views of the beautiful Wineglass Bay, the Hazards and the Freycinet Peninsula. You will also experience the Swan River, Schouten Island and miles of unspoilt white sand beaches with turquoise water. You may extend your flight south to Maria Island or along the coast to Swansea and then north to Bicheno. Join us on this once in a life time experience and let Tasmania's natural beauty take your breath away. Freycinet Air flies from Friendly Beaches Airfield, located 18 kilometres north of Coles Bay.

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Freycinet Charters

Freycinet Charters is a family-owned boat tour business that operates out of Coles Bay, located on the mid east coast of Tasmania. They offer highly personalised boat charters for smaller families, special interest and social groups in and around Freycinet National Park, Schouten Island, Wineglass Bay and Great Oyster Bay on their 9.5 metre purpose-built Noosa Cat charter vessel.

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Freycinet Experience Walk

The Freycinet Experience Walk is the original four-day journey along the stunning Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's East Coast. Set against the dramatic granite backdrop of the pink-hued Hazard Mountains, guests walk through rich coastal forests and discover the purest of white beaches including the world-renowned Wineglass Bay. Led by engaging knowledgeable guides, guests are taken by boat into remote and rarely explored corners of the Freycinet National Park. Here they discover diverse marine and wildlife, nesting lagoons, wildflowers and other unique flora. A variety of abilities are catered for and the walk covers between 24 and 37 kilometers. Guests can choose between challenging mountain climbs or more leisurely coastal routes before regrouping at the end of the day. Guests also travel light needing only to carry a small daypack for their lunch and camera. Welcomed each evening to the award winning Friendly Beaches Lodge; guests enjoy stunning architecture, friendly genuine service and private rooms with comfortable beds. Exclusively for the use of the walking group (max ten guests), Conversation flows and friendships form quickly in this intimate atmosphere. Charming lodge hosts create sophisticated and nourishing meals with the very best Tasmanian produce, complimented by the finest of local wines.

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Freycinet Marine Farm

The Freycinet Marine Farm sales room is located near Coles Bay on Tasmania's east coast. We are a two-and-a-half hour drive form Hobart and two hours from Launceston - part of the very popular Great Eastern Drive. The sales room is open every day from 0900 until 1700, offering freshly harvested mussels, oysters and local Tasmanian Rock lobster, abalone, scallops, urchin and salmon all from Tasmanian's waters. You can sit at one of the picnic tables or enjoy lunch on one of the coastal beaches. Tasmanian wine and beer is also available from the sales room. The farm is made up of six different growing regions totaling just less than 185 acres and is a mixture of estuarine and fully marine growing areas. The estuarine areas are in the Great Swanport river estuary. The marine zones are offshore from the Freycinet National Park and are open to the Southern Ocean to the south. Come and join us to taste the love from the ocean at our farm gate shop.

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Freycinet Vineyard

Freycinet Vineyard is a family-run vineyard and winery overlooking Tasmania's famed Freycinet National Park. Established in 1980 by Geoff and Susie Bull, the east coast site was selected for its ideal microclimate - long sunshine hours and lean soils that encourage vines to focus on fruit not foliage. The family tradition of winemaking is continued by their daughter Lindy and her husband Claudio Rodenti. You will observe the traditional techniques of barrel fermentation and maturation. Tight-grain French oak casks are used and minimal intervention ensures the wines retain their maximum colour and flavour. You can sample some of the vineyard's handcrafted wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling/Schonburger, cabernet sauvignon and the Rodenti sparkling, against the spectacular backdrop of the Freycinet Peninsula. The vineyard is open to the public for tastings seven days a week, 364 days a year. There are no tours of the vineyard. Freycinet Vineyard is located approximately 15 minutes' drive (18 kilometres) south of Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast. Bicheno is just over two-hours' drive from Launceston.

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Friends of Burnie Penguins Inc.

Friends of Burnie Penguins provide a free interpretative guided experience to visitors to the Burnie Little Penguin colony. You will have an opportunity for an intimate view into the seasonal life of penguin families from courtship, through to chick rearing and to moulting adults at the end of the breeding season. The colony is located along the foreshore in Burnie a very short distance from the city centre, you can walk to the Penguin Observation Centre along boardwalk from your hotel, or park in the area behind the Makers Workshop. The viewing area is level with wheelchair access and is child friendly. Knowledgeable volunteer guides talk to you about the penguins, answer questions and help you view and photograph (without flashes!) penguins as they go about their normal activities. You will find the guides for the evening at the Burnie Penguin Observation Centre at dusk, nightly from October 1st until March 31st, regardless of the weather. The Little Penguins might be cosy in their snug feathers, but humans do need to be warmly wrapped as our viewing area is exposed to the weather, fair or foul. Donations are welcome.

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Frogmore Creek

Frogmore Creek Wines is now the largest, ultra premium, cool-climate winery in Southern Tasmania. Frogmore Creek not only produces exceptional cool climate wines, it also features an award winning Cellar Door, Restaurant and Function Centre. Frogmore Creek’s home base is located just 15 minutes from the CBD of Hobart in the picturesque Coal River Valley. Set amongst the vines with breathtaking views over the valley and waterways, Frogmore Creek is the perfect place to sample Tasmania’s highly acclaimed, cool climate wines and fresh local produce.

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Glass Manifesto

The gallery is conveniently located with minutes of Launceston airport and only a short drive to the centre of Launceston. Situated within a working hot glass studio the gallery represents the most extensive and diverse range of handmade glass in Tasmania. You are welcome to visit the gallery, meet the artists and gain an insight into the wonders of glass-making. Located in Tasmania's most iconic and interesting buildings of industrial heritage, Glass Manifesto asks that you dress warmly for winter visits.

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Glen Clyde House

Glen Clyde House is a gallery, and café at Hamilton, in Tasmania's Derwent Valley. Hamilton is an easy one-hour drive north-west of Hobart. Glen Clyde House is a restored, convict-built 1840s coach inn. The craft gallery stocks a wide range of Tasmanian-made itemsby over 30 local artisans including glass and wood work by the owner. Craft work includes pottery, glass, leatherwork, textiles, toiletries, and woodcraft made from Tasmanian specialty timbers. Fine art prints and original artworks are also available. Adjacent to the gallery you can enjoy freshly prepared meals in the café by the open fire, or dine alfresco on the broad verandah overlooking the garden. The extensive garden covering half an acre is currently under re-construction and will be re-opened in the near future to include an English inspired cottage section and an area devoted to native plants. Hamilton, a classified historic town, has retained much of its original colonial architecture. Stroll around the town and view some of its significant historic buildings including St Peters Church (1838), the Old Schoolhouse (1856) and Prospect Villa (1834) with its magnificent formal gardens.

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Golf Park Hobart

Come along and have balls of fun at Golf Park Hobart, a golf driving range. Open seven days a week from 1000 to 1800 (1900 during Daylight Saving Time) it is suitable for all ages from beginners to experienced golfers. Coaching lessons are available by appointment with Daniel Blackwell, a PGA professional. Buckets of balls are available from AUD7 to AUD30 and club hire is available if you don't take your own. Group bookings are available and school groups welcolmed. Golf Park Hobart is situated near the airport roundabout on the Tasman Highway, just 15 minutes from the centre of Hobart.

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Gone Rustic

Gone Rustic is a working studio and gallery in St. Marys, in North East Tasmania. Gone Rustic features the work of award winning Tasmanian fibre and textile artist Rita Summers. Fibre and textile, mixed media art, quilts and other quality handmade items are on display and for sale. In addition, Rita hosts exhibitions by other artists and artisans. Groups such as Rustic Ragamuffins and Operation Coverup meet regularly at Gone Rustic for mutual inspiration, fun and friendship. To find out more, and to view or purchase Rita's art and collectibles online, please visit the Gone Rustic website, or the online shop. St Marys is a one-hour-and-40-minute drive (130 km) east of Launceston. Opening Times: Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 1000 to 1600 and by appointment.

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Gordon River - The

The dark waters of the Gordon flow through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area before entering Macquarie Harbour. Cruise boats from Strahan explore several kilometres of the river's wide calm lower reaches with their often perfect reflections of riverside rainforest. Disembark at Heritage Landing and follow a short boardwalk track to see ancient Huon pines, several thousand years old.

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Grandlee Cottage

Grandlee Cottage, housed in a charming 1891 heritage building is like stepping back in time. Beautifully presented and packaged natural products with many to choose from, along with hand poured beeswax candles are just some of the wonderful things. You will be amazed at the old world charm of gifts on offer. With a little bit of country, rustic and a drop of French shabby chic, you can create a style that suits any home. Whether looking for a Tasmanian souvenir or that gift for someone special, you will marvel at what this shop has to offer, all in a very relaxing atmosphere. Inspired by the wilderness, wonderful aromas from all the many things will delight your senses taking you on a journey of days gone by. A truly uniquely Tasmanian experience, right in the heart of Latrobe. A shop with ambiance to captivate you. Make this a must visit destination while in Latrobe.

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Greenoaks Gallery

Established in the 1990’s, Greenoaks Gallery in Launceston was a unique and much loved neighbourhood gallery for many years. More recently it became a private residence. We have now renovated the building, enhancing its delightful original features and reopened using the same name. We aim to bring the same unique appeal and personal touch to the gallery as it enjoyed in its past. The gallery features the work of our resident artist, Dan Villiers, who works in a wide variety of styles and mediums. Pastel, watercolour, acrylic, drawing and encaustic painting are some of the mediums. Dan paints scenery, flora and fauna from the region in and around Launceston and Northern Tasmania. When you visit he will gladly talk to you about his work and how he created specific pieces. We are on the picturesque park at St Georges Square. Locals enjoy strolling and picnicing in the shady green park. Cafes and specialty stores can be found on the park and in neighbouring streets. Ample parking is available right by the gallery.

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Greens Beach Golf Course

Greens Beach Golf Course is a nine-hole course situated on the coast, in Tasmania's north-east. Situated by the sea on Bass Strait, this course (par 72) features undulating, heavily tree-lined fairways with many strategically placed bunkers. This popular course is maintained in excellent condition all year round. Social groups, visitors and new members are welcome. Clubhouse bar and barbecue facilities are available seven days a week. Greens Beach is a take-off point for Narawntapu National Park. If you are staying in the area, be sure to explore the impressive national park and beaches of the northeast region. Greens Beach is approximately 70 km north-west of Launceston and at the mouth of the Tamar River.

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Grindelwald Swiss Village (Attraction)

Grindelwald is a 15-minute drive north of Launceston (15 km) in the Tamar Valley. The Swiss-themed Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald includes a range of activities including, a shopping arcade, news and gift store, clothing store, hairdresser, day spa, golf pro shop, chocolate cafe, you can test your skill at the 18-hole mini-golf course, or play a round on the ten-hole public golf course, paddle boat hire and canoeing on the lake, and then have a jump on the world's longest bouncing pillow available for children. If you are feeling hungry you can go for a meal or snack at the lakeside Alpenrose Bistro. The Tamar Valley Resort also has many accommodation options include the Grand Chateau Hotel and self-contained family chalets. The Tamar Valley Resort is located in the Swiss-style village of Grindelwald, Northern Tasmania. The village of Grindelwald was established in the 1980s as a unique residential development. All houses in Grindelwald have been built in Swiss style, with wide eaves, flowerboxes, window shutters and balconies. The settlement is fringed with glassy lakes and views of the Tamar Valley.

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Guide Falls Farm

Welcome to Guide Falls Farm. Nestled just above the gorgeous Guide Falls on the North West Coast of Tasmania is where you will find Guide Falls Farm. Set on a large acreage, come along and wander through the native gardens and feed the growing family of animals. Bring the family and your friends and come for a tour of the animal park. Buy a bucket of feed and hand feed Edward the emu, Andy the horse, as well as goats, rabbits, pigs, sheep, peacocks, deer, chickens and alpaca (just to name a few). We have giant rainbow trout in our trout ponds which feed like piranha! The kids will love our baby animal nursery. You can also bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon in the sun. We host regular food and music events and sell farm fresh produce direct from our farm shop. Please see our website or facebook page for current opening times. We look forward to welcoming you onto the farm soon.

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