Infuse Coffee Roasters
Infuse Coffee Roasters are located in the beautiful coastal seaside city of Burnie in Tasmania. A quaint renovated workers cottage built in the 1900’s. Our Espresso Bar serves our award winning blends and single origin coffees and our wonderful homemade biscuits (no food). The roastery has a range of alternative brewing devices, including siphons, Aeropress, ROK Espresso makers along with all the barista tools, coffee accessories, cleaning products, KeepCups, books and everything coffee! You may even see our roaster at work! Our award winning coffee is available 6 days a week from the roastery plus a wide range of restaurants, cafes and delicatessens in Tasmania.
Wine bar | Spirits | Kitchen | Cellars Tasmania's coolest locale. This cold climate wine and spirits bar embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted. Settle by the fire in the snowy interior of marble and plush grey leather at Institut Polaire. Savour new wave Tasmanian pinot noir, alpine amaro or nurse your single malt. Dive into some of the world's most revered and challenging cold climate terroir and fall in love with graceful wine, aromatic gin and artisan whisky with an emphasis on low input, organic, biodynamic farming and natural techniques. Dinner menu and great snacks featuring fresh produce from local growers. Founded by master distiller Louise Radman and winemaker Nav Singh, Institut Polaire is also the home of Süd Polaire spirits and Domaine Simha wine. Their range is available for cellar door sales and tasting experiences throughout the afternoon or walk in for wine, cocktails and dining of an evening. Don’t miss the Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini with juniper mist. As the home of Süd Polaire gin and Domaine Simha wine, they offer a range of structured tasting experiences throughout the year. Tasting Experience bookings welcome. Cin Cin!
Intrepid Travel TAS
Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way. You’ll get as close to real life as possible (without actually moving in). You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader, taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world you’re waiting to discover. And with regular departures on trips in over 100 countries, you're bound to find something that's just right for you. Small groups, big adventures.
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
We are a small family-owned vineyard with cellar door tastings and sales, established in 1988. The vineyard has been producing excellent cool climate wines for more than 25 years! We have under vine, pinot gris, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon, gewürztraminer, pinot meunier and pinot noir on 10 hectares of land. We run our cellar door from a century old cottage adjacent to the vineyard. The beautiful old home has many gorgeous features, including Art Nouveau interior timber elements, fire places in every room and a peaceful garden with hundred year old trees. Designed by Alexander North for his son, the little cottage has some unique characteristics and will continue to delight visitors as it has done for over 111 years! The Mani family welcomes you to share in the tranquility, taste some wonderful wines, partake in a delicious lunch and enjoy a little Tassie history.
Iron Pot Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Join Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for a two-and-a-half-hour cruise exploring the beautiful waterways of Hobart and learn about the city's maritime history. Departing Franklin Wharf on the waterfront, you are part of a small group of up to twelve. Cruising down the River Derwent pass historic Battery Point, the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower at Taroona. Then cruise to the 'Iron Pot', Australia's oldest lighthouse. The origins of this lighthouse are steeped in tragedy, with frequent shipwrecks resulting in an outcry from the settlement. The unique square spire is a testament to convict construction, still standing more than 150 years later. Today the Iron Pot is well known as the final turn in the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, regarded as one of the most gruelling sailing events in the world. Continuing on we pass the point where the River Derwent meets Storm Bay before reaching Betsey Island, an uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including the majestic white bellied sea eagle. Rounding the far side of Betsey Island, Hope Beach comes into view.
Island Adventure Shuttles
Island Adventure Shuttles is a small Tasmanian owned family business that focuses on safely delivering our customers to and from their chosen Tasmanian destination. The service is run based on our clients needs and requirements, not to a set timetable. The company maintains two air-conditioned vehicles at present, a Toyota Hiace 14 seat bus along with a Hyundai iMax 8 seater (including drivers) along with a custom built, secure and enclosed trailer that can carry a large amount luggage, along with up to 12 mountain bikes. Experiences and destinations, Island Adventure Shuttles specialise in are: State-wide wine tours, Cradle Mountain day trips, Overland track shuttle services, along with various other wilderness locations (Cockle Creek, Western Arthurs, Tasmania's East coast etc,) Touring food and wine experiences, such as Bruny Island. Tasmania is fast becoming a bit of mountain biking mecca in Australia and as such we offer a range of Mountain bike shuttles, and uplift services (where available)along with Golf getaways. Or can customize and create almost anything you can think of or match your requirements to ensure that guests have an amazing time whilst visiting Tasmania. Please feel free to contact them direct to discuss any requirements you may have.
Island Scenic Flights
Experience the beauty of Bruny Island and Tasmania from the air in a cessna 182. Fly along the slim neck up to Adventure Bay and continue along the East coast of South Bruny, where you'll see some of Australia's highest sea cliffs - perhaps you'll spot a whale or two! Get a close up view of the Friars at just 500 feet as we circle over the rugged rocky islands: they're home to families of seals, so keep your eyes out! Pass Cloudy Bay as we gently climb back up to 1500 feet for the perfect view of the historic lighthouse, then continue up the D'Entrecasteaux channel to enjoy the beautiful coast, before returning to the airstrip 35 minutes later. We offer a range of different scenic tours and chartered flights, for pictures and more information visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/islandscenicflights/ or alternatively give us a call on 0428293272.
Island Time Tours
Island Time Tours offers personalised small group tours anywhere in Tasmania. Choose from one of our set itineraries for a day tour from Hobart or let us customise a private tour just for your group of four to 18 travellers. We can help you plan an itinerary best suited to your group's needs, interests, budget and time frame. Whether your focus is wildlife, food and wine, the arts, history, beaches, gardens, wilderness or walking, we can customise a tour that matches your group with the huge range of experiences and sights that Tasmania has to offer. Tell us the places you'd like to go - or we can tell you the best options based on your interests - and we'll work with you to arrange the best possible tour to meet your needs. This gives you the flexibility to see and do exactly what you want at your own pace.
J Boag and Son Brewery
Discover the ultimate beer lover's experience; take a tour of James Boag's historic brewery in Launceston, Tasmania. Tours start and finish at the Boag's Centre for Beer Lovers; situated in the historic Tamar Hotel, open seven days a week. The Centre features a museum, gift shop and a bar and cafe, where you can taste our beer or enjoy a coffee and light lunch. Our 90-minute fully guided experience provides a comprehensive insight into all stages of the brewing and packaging process, followed by a tasting of James Boag's award winning beers accompanied by some of Tasmania's finest cheeses. Bookings essential. James Boag's Brewery is a short distance from Launceston's central business district.
The Jansz Tasmania vineyard is located in the Tamar Valley, in Northern Tasmania. The vineyard lies in the heart of the Pipers River region, an area known as 'Sparkling Tasmania.' Jansz was the first sparkling wine to be made according to the traditional Methode Champenoise. The ultra-cool growing conditions of the Pipers River region allow the grapes to ripen slowly, developing intense, delicate and refined flavours - the very essence of top quality sparkling wine. Jansz has since redefined the Australian sparkling wine genre. Visit the Jansz wine room and interpretive centre where you can find out what makes Jansz sparkling wine among the best in the world. Enjoy a Tasmanian cheese board with your glass of Jansz overlooking the picturesque lake. Jansz Tasmania combines a strong appreciation of the past and the traditional Methode Champenoise, with a contemporary approach, to craft a new sparkling future. Listen to the winemaker talk about the wine-making process. Jansz Tasmania produces Jansz Premium NV Cuvee, Jansz Premium NVRose, Vintage Cuvee Vintage Rose and Late Disgorged Cuvee. Jansz Tasmania vineyard is about a one-hour drive (55 km) from Launceston.
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.
Maria Island National Park
Maria Island National Park is Tasmania's only island park, six kilometres off the state's east coast and an easy 30-minute trip from Triabunna - about one hour and fifteen minutes drive from Hobart (86km). Encounter Maria Island is the official ferry operator to and from Maria Island National Park. See website for details. Maria Island National Park has a rich history. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Tyreddeme people, it has also been whaling and sealing post, penal settlement and an Italianate pleasure resort. You can explore the Island on bushwalks including Fossil Cliffs, Painted Cliffs, and the peaks of Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk. Mountain biking or walking are the only ways to explore the island. Basic accommodation includes bunk rooms in the Penitentiary at Darlington - a once-thriving settlement that included a vineyard, coffee palace and Grand Hotel. Camping is also available here and at free sites at French's Farm and Encampment Cove. Abundant wildlife includes Cape Barren geese, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and wombats. The Island's marine reserves are rich with sea life including seahorses, sea dragons, colourful sponge gardens and jewel anemones. From the cliff tops you may also see dolphins, whales, seals and sea eagles.
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
The Maritime Museum’s mission is to promote an understanding of the maritime heritage of Tasmania and its importance to people's lives through research, interpretation and presentation of our maritime history to the community. As an island state, the sea is significant to all Tasmanians. The museum explores the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians and the strong maritime heritage of the islands. You will find informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early European explorers and whalers. You can learn how important sailing and steam ships were for developing Tasmanian industries that exported the raw materials and products of the islands, such as apples, minerals and timber. The historic Carnegie Building is a fitting home to the museum’s collection of ship models, artefacts, paintings and images. Discover the craft and art of ship building through displays of boat builder’s tools and historic dinghies. Navigational instruments show how mariners found their way across the seas while archaeological discoveries from shipwrecks around the Tasmanian islands show how challenging, difficult and dangerous the seafarer’s life could be. We are open 0900 until 1700, seven days a week EXCEPT Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Markree House Museum and Gardens
Markree House Museum and Garden is a historical gem located in inner city, Hobart. Markree was built in 1926 in the Arts and Crafts Movement style by architect Bernard Ridley Walker for Cecil and Ruth Baldwin. The house contains its original 1910s-20s furnishings together with older portraits and family heirlooms from Ruth Baldwin's family - the Manings, Knights, Fletchers and Hones - who had come to Hobart in the 1820s as merchants, civil servants and lawyers. Markree's rare, surviving 1920s garden was laid out by Cecil Baldwin in an informal Arts and Crafts Movement style. Cecil and Ruth Baldwin’s son, Henry (1919-2007), bequeathed the house and its original contents to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Markree specialises in the social history and design of the early 20th century with guided tours and changing displays to highlight aspects of the collection. Ask about our group booking rate and joint ticket with Narryna Heritage Museum, located 200 meters from Markree and offering insights into Hobart life 100 years earlier. Markree is closed from April to October but bookings can still be made (24 hours notice required) to visit the site.
Marriotts Falls and Junee Caves
This reserve is just south of Mt Field National Park, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart, near the township of Tyenna. Marriotts Falls offers a moderate short walk suitable for most fitness levels. A signposted turnoff just outside the township takes you to the Marriotts Falls walking track beside the Tyenna River. The walk passes through groves of tree ferns and immense swamp gums, the tallest flowering plants on earth. The total return distance to Marriotts Falls is around five kilometres. A short drive further south from Tyenna is the Junee Cave State Reserve, five kilometres west of the township of Maydena. A short nature trail leads to the entrance of the cave where the Junee River rises to the surface after travelling 30 kilometres underground through a system of almost 300 caves. Interpretive signs describe the Junee cave system, which includes Niggly Cave, Australia's deepest cave.
NOTE: Site is currently closed - no access due to flood damage. Mathinna Falls is a four-tiered waterfall in Tasmania's north-east. The falls cascade over a total drop of 80 metres - a truly spectacular sight, especially after rain. From the car park, an easy 30-minute return walk leads to the base of the falls but you'll hear the water long before you see it. To reach the falls, head north from the town of Mathinna towards the Evercreech Forest Reserve. Mathinna Falls are a 15-minute drive from the town of Mathinna and around a one-hour drive east of Launceston.
Mawson's Huts Replica Museum
The Mawson's Huts Replica Museum stands on the waterfront in Hobart, near the wharf from which the SY Aurora sailed south to Antarctica with Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 on board. This world-class small museum gives visitors an historic insight into the daily lives of the AAE expeditioners who spent two winters living and working in the windiest place on Earth - the true 'home of the blizzard'. "For two years, through two dark winters, the huts were home - a haven of warmth, light and companionship". The Mawson's Huts Foundation's mission: the ongoing conservation of the unique historic buildings that were built as the base for Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 at Cape Denison on Commonwealth Bay in January 1912. Assisted by enthusiastic volunteers and staff, all profits from the Museum go towards the conservation of the original huts in Antarctica. We welcome special interest and school groups. Please call us for a special group rate.