Hobart's Trikemania Adventure Tours
Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours offers a variety of exciting and adventurous trike tours in and around Hobart. Enjoy the comfort and relaxation of an "armchair" combined with a 140hp engine for unbelievable acceleration. Our tours are safe, even for children from four years of age. You can choose from 15, 30, 60 and 90 minute tours. We also offer wine tours. We accommodate everybody's idea of fun, excitement and adventure. You will get to explore Hobart's historic areas. You can wind your way up Mt Wellington for the greatest ever views over Hobart. Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours operates all year round and in winter our tour to see the snow covered Mt Wellington is very popular amongst guests. We ensure that all guests are warm and comfortable by supplying jackets, thermal gloves and scarves as a tour inclusion. We are fully acrediated business is fully accredited and have all the correct insurance requirements. TrikeMania Adventure Tours are located at the Murray Street Pier opposite the Parliament House Gardens, right under the Aussie Flag.
Hollybank Wilderness Adventures
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at the award-winning Hollybank Wilderness Adventures in Tasmania's north. Fly through the treetops on the Zipline Adventure or glide through or glide along the forest floor on a Segway Tour. Keep the heightened adventure going with Tasmania's First High Ropes Course or explore the forest at your own pace when you hire a mountain bike! Open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day). Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
Holm Oak Vineyards
We invite you to discover the hidden secret of Holm Oak Wines, a Tasmanian winery crafting delicious, small-parcel wines, with James Halliday’s Five Star Winery rating. Holm Oak is the labour of love of dynamic duo, Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy. Since 2013 they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climate Tasmanian wines. Bec is the winemaker and Tim is viticulturist. Their complementary skills provide a vision to produce delicious wines that reflect their home, Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley, and their own personalities – honest, down to earth, genuine and authentic.
Home Hill Vineyard and Winery Restaurant
Home Hill Winery Restaurant is situated in the beautiful Huon Valley a short scenic 30 minute drive from Hobart. Winning the most prestigious award, the Jimmy Watson trophy in 2015 with our Kelly's Pinot Noir has cemented our position as one of the leading producers of Pinot Noir in Australia. Other cool climate wines Chardonnay, Sylvaner, Sparkling Wine and a Dessert wine are also available for tasting at our stunning rammed earth Cellar door. Views from the Restaurant are stunning with the perfect manicured vineyard virtually so close that you can't help but feel relaxed and exhilarated by what you are experiencing. Head Chef, Terry Barrett is committed to providing fresh, flavoursome local produce on his menu and the friendly staff are dedicated to providing excellent service. Oysters, Huon Salmon, Beef & Lamb, apple desserts are featured on our menus, with gluten free and Vegetarian guests catered for. Before you depart from Home Hill browse in the gift shop, where you will find olive oils, jams, chocolates and the most exquisite Alpaca, merino wool and possum garments.
Honey Pot - The
The Honey Pot, located in the picturesque Huon Valley, and now on Bruny Island, offers the complete Tasmanian Honey experience. The Honey Pot is owned and run by local beekeepers and has a wonderful range of delicious Tasmanian Honey. In store you will find premium honey varieties such as the famous Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, and also Manuka honey from Bruny Island. Indulge in a honey ice cream, and other gourmet honey treats including honey comb, honey with ginger, honey mustard, creamed honey and honey mead. The Honey Pot has a great range of honey and bee inspired gifts as well as skin care products, beeswax candles, and healthy honey sweets. At The Honey Pot you can enjoy free tastings, and also watch the queen bee and all her workers, busy making honey in the observation hive. The Honey Pot is just a 25-minute drive south of Hobart, on the Huon Highway, and is open seven days a week. Our Bruny Island shop also open 7 days, and is located at 2184 Bruny Island Main Road, Bruny Island, directly opposite the Cape Queen Elizabeth Walk.
All of our food here at Hotel Bruny is ridiculously fresh and as local as we can possibly get it. Dave, our local fisherman fishes exclusively off the south coast of Bruny Island, his regular hauls of stripey trumpeter, trevally and calamari squid are delivered literally to our door....when we say 'catch of the day’ we mean it! Our Bruny Island oysters are grown for an average of eighteen months in some of the cleanest waters on the planet. Jason, of Cloudy Bay Lamb, produces (we think) some of the finest product in the country....our sausages are hand-made by Darren and the crew at Snug Butchery and our monstrous chicken parmas are made from Nichols Tasmanian free-range chickens and topped with Bruny Island cheese. Here at Hotel Bruny, we believe in real food, locally sourced and produced here in our kitchen and yes, everything on our menu goes through a rigorous taste-testing process!
Hundred Acres @ Ghost Rock
Hundred Acres is Ghost Rock's events space on the beautiful coastline of Tasmania's North Coast, that overlooks the winery's barrel hall and landscaped gardens. Throughout the year, Hundred Acres hosts a series of cooking classes, food and wine events. The venue is also perfect for weddings, corporate events, business meetings and birthday dinners. In our little neck of the woods, we are blessed with rich fertile soils, clean air and pure water. As such, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best produce on the planet (we are not bias!). From vegetables plots to dairy farms, fruit orchards to honey farms, vineyards, grain crops and the freshest seafood. At Hundred Acres, we source the very best produce around us, to complement our award winning cool climate wines, to give you a quintessential food and wine experience of Northern Tasmania.
Huon River Jet Boats
Huon River Jet Boats offers high speed boat tours on the Huon River, Southern Tasmania. Huon River Jet Boats is based in Huonville, a 35-minute drive south-west of Hobart (48 km) in the Huon Valley. Huon River Jet Boats offers an exhilarating ride along 12 km of the Huon River. This 35-minute experience combines beautiful scenery with the thrill of white water. You'll speed through rapids and feel the excitement of 360 degree spins and breathtaking turns. You'll also experience the contrast of drifting along the tranquil waters of the river, seeing perfect reflections of riverside forests. Your skilled skipper and guide will reveal the history of the Huon River and Valley and, back on shore, you can sit down to a tasty meal made with local produce in the Boatshed Café, overlooking the river. Tours leave several times a day, (except Christmas Day) from the Huon Visitor Centre jetty at Huonville. You can also have a personalised jet boat experience, tailored to suit your individual needs. Bring warm clothes and a waterproof jacket, your camera and sunglasses and enjoy the fun. Lifejackets and waterproof ponchos are supplied.
Huon Valley Horse-trekking caters for small intimate groups and is located 45 minutes south of Hobart in the picturesque Huon Valley. We offer Horse riding for all levels, beginners through to experienced. On treks we journey through through valleys and over mountains offering some incredible views of the region. You will get to ride our well loved horses all trained and bred with love by Conny. Our horses are all beautiful in nature with individual personalities and work as team with a mutual respect. We encourage fun for riders and horses and safety is our number one priority. From children to nervous beginners, we provide guidance and support on our treks by supplying guests with safety helmets. For the experienced rider there are opportunities for to go faster or even jump a log. On our one to two hour treks we provide a small picnic of homemade muffins and biscuits. We are passionate about what we to and love sharing our passion for horses. Please join us on a fun filled Horseback adventure!
“It is not just all about our Southern Rock Lobster” - You will know you have arrived at Hursey Seafoods when you see the Big Red Cray, nestled under the Nut beside the sea. There is plenty of room to park in a large car park area close to the docks. Often you will see the Managing Director at the slip maintaining his fleet, sometimes joined by wild Fairy Penguins at night. The dine-in area has plenty of window seats overlooking Tatlows Beach, where you will be swept away by Summer sunset views or beach goers at play in the Summer sun. Apart from premium seafood, enjoy char grilled Cape Grim steak or local Nichols free range chicken. Family friendly relaxed atmosphere, plus private Function Area for your special celebration. Order your takeaway at the ground level area and while your meal is being prepared, check out the local fish in the display tanks, or purchase seafood, including fish fillets, lobster, oysters and scallops from the deli. Enjoy your fresh take-away in the near by grassed area in the under cover seating. Step inside, we are looking forward to serving you.
Lillico Beach is a coastal reserve and penguin colony near Devonport in north-west Tasmania. Just ten minutes west of Devonport, this narrow coastal strip is home to a colony of Little Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins. At around 30 centimetres high and weighing in at just one kilo, the Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin. From the reserve's viewing platform you can watch the birds return to their burrows each evening after a day of fishing in the open ocean. Local volunteers and Parks and Wildlife rangers are on-site during the breeding season (September to May) and summer months (mid-December to mid-February).
Lily & Dot
Midway between the city and North Hobart you'll find Lily & Dot, an eclectic gift store with a strong focus on Tasmanian-made gifts for baby and you. Situated in the midtown café precinct – a strip of independent stores and small bars popular with locals – Lily & Dot features baby blankets, cards and prints by local illustrators, jewellery, children’s books, candles, organic soaps and softies. Its crochet class program is a popular way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon – see the Lily & Dot Facebook page too book.
Llanherne Golf Club
The Llanherne Golf Club is located north-east of Hobart near the beach side town of Seven Mile Beach. It is a nine-hole, 18 tees, Par 72 course designed by Peter Toogood. Opened in March 1994, this links course features 18 tees with gently undulating fairways to nine large greens. Two lakes and numerous bunkers add to the challenge. Members competition is played on Saturdays, Ladies competition on Tuesdays and Mixed competition (open to visitors) on Thursday, 0900 for 0930 Shot Gun Start and 9 hole Competition every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Visitors with handicaps welcome. Holes: Nine (18 Tees), Par: 72, Length: 5978 metres. Slope Ratings are 124 for Members White, 120 for Yellow (Social), and 118 for Ladies Red.
The Lobster Ponds is a tourist and educational destination providing information about the endangered and threatened freshwater lobster, listed as the largest in the world. You will have a guided tour of the ponds which is set in amongst Tasmania's trees. We have a cafe for light refreshments overlooking the beautiful Flowerdale hills and valleys.
Lovett Gallery Cygnet
Located in Cygnet, Tasmania is "Lovett Gallery Cygnet" operated by the Huon Art Exhibitions Group. HAEG is primarily a group of local artists that initially got together to support each other and organise exhibitions. They now run their own gallery 'Lovett Gallery Cygnet' to display and market the work of their members. The Gallery is located at the rear of the Town Hall, Mary St, Cygnet and open every weekend, Fridays during daylight savings and most public holidays from 1000 to 1600. HAEG now has 120 members and coordinates a major annual exhibition - "The Huon Art Awards" as well as mini exhibitions for member artists. Works at Lovett Gallery Cygnet are constantly changing and include paintings in all genres, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Some members also produce greeting cards. Works can be viewed anytime on the website. Many tourists and local visitors on the Huon Trail also use the visit to enjoy the cafe culture now blossoming in and around Cygnet. Cygnet is a 50-minute drive (55 km) south of Hobart.
Low Head Foghorn
Each Sunday at noon, come and hear "the magnificent roar of a thousand elephants" echo through the Low Head area and beyond. The Low Head Foghorn, at the mouth of the Tamar River, is a unique piece of Tasmania's maritime history. The Foghorn was installed in 1929 and decommissioned in 1973. It was restored in early 2000 by a group of volunteers. It is the only operational G-type diaphone in the world. The building also houses a very rare Gardner model 2 DCR kerosene engine. Under ideal conditions the Foghorn can be heard approximately 30 kilometres out to sea. Hearing protection is recommended. Enjoy the beautiful sea views from the headland and feel free to have a chat with the volunteers in attendance every Sunday at noon. At other times, use the QR codes on the signage to experience this unique attraction. The associated Lighthouse was built in 1888, replacing the original 1833 convict-built structure. With an elevation of 43 metres, it dominates the headland. Nearby, is the Low Head Pilot Station, commencing in 1805, it continues to provide pilotage for visiting ships. You can visit the Maritime Museum and a have a light meal at the Coxswain's Cafe.
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
On the picturesque Low Head Peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River is Australia's oldest pilot station, dating from 1806. It is a delightful collection of cottages in a beautiful setting. The Museum occupies the 1835 convict-built Pilots' Row, the oldest and largest building on the site. It tells stories of shipping on the Tamar River, and has an extensive display of relics from the days of sail and steam. The museum is well-suited for families, having something of interest for people of all ages. Children are encouraged to handle the ship's helm, operate the engine room telegraphs, sound the fog horn, ring the ship's bell and send messages in Morse Code. There is a collection of small craft in the boatshed (open on request) and other exhibits around the grounds. Continue to the headland, past the old cable station to Australia's third oldest light station, with its grand lighthouse. Here is the only operating G-type fog horn in the Southern Hemisphere. It sounds at noon each Sunday. Low Head is less than an hour from Launceston along the East Tamar Highway and only five kilometres from George Town which has museums, good accommodation and shopping facilities.
Lunaris Gemstones in the Far South of Tasmania specialises in Tasmanian minerals, jewellery and fossils. The showroom features Tasmanian Crocoite (Mineral Emblem), unusual Tasmanian Stichtite jewellery and rare Jurassic fossil fern from the Lune River. There are Tasmanian crystals, minerals and fossils, as well as specimens from overseas. Australian facetted stones, quality Australian opal and a variety of lapidary material are available. Alongside displays of Tasmanian fossils and minerals, many of which were found by the owners, visitors can view a cabinet of fluorescent minerals. Fossicking information is provided for two local fossicking areas as well as statewide. There is a wide choice of minerals, crystals and fossils from around the world to suit beginners or the serious collector. Social and school groups are welcome and educational talks are available on the subject of local geology and the lapidary world (fee applies). Lunaris Gemstones is only one km north of Ida Bay Historic Railway and close to Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Admission is free to the exhibition which is roughly a 2 hour drive from Hobart. Otherwise you can visit the Lunaris Gemstones store at Salamanca market each Saturday or visit online.
Makers' Workshop celebrates Burnie's makers, innovators and artists. Opened in 2009, this contemporary structure is a "must see" when visiting Burnie. Well known for supporting local artisans, studios are provided for a variety of local craftspeople and artists who demonstrate their skills and techniques on-site. Explore the extensive gift shop with a focus on Tasmanian products. The Cheese Shop offers exquisite cheeses for tastings and purchase, manufactured at Burnie's state of the art specialty facility operated by Lion. Great coffee and food is an essential part of any Tasmanian experience and the Makers’ Workshop licensed cafe provides fresh simple fare in beautiful surrounds. The story of Burnie's deep connection with paper is told here with Creative Paper, where visitors are invited to see paper being made by hand, then try it for themselves. The helpful Burnie Visitor Information Centre staff and volunteers can assist you with bookings for accommodation and experiences, maps and directional support, and that in-depth local knowledge that makes your travels easier. A fascinating range of exhibitions can be viewed in the contemporary gallery space. Significant objects from the Burnie Regional Museum are on display throughout the building as visual 'icons' telling stories of Burnie.
Margate Train - The
The Margate Train offers shopping with a difference at Margate, southern Tasmania. Margate is 20 minutes south of Hobart (19 kilometres) and a short drive south of Kingston. The Margate Train - formerly known as the Tasman Limited - made its final rail journey on 28 July 1978. The Tasman Limited was built in England in 1950 and served as a passenger service between Hobart and Launceston until 1978. The train's carriages now house a variety of retail businesses including arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, a microbrewery and a buffet car offering espresso coffee and pancake parlor. There is also a huge antiques warehouse and second hand shop here, located in an old IXL apple packing shed, as well as a children's play area, toilets, baby change facilty and plenty of car parking.