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. Fresh scones are made daily for morning and afternoon tea and are served with coffee or choose from our delightful tea ranges. Before you depart from Home Hill browse in the gift shop, here you will find olive oils, jams, chocolates and the most exquisite Alpaca, merino wool and possum garments.
Honey Pot - The
The Honey Pot, located at the Visitor Centre 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 an events space at a winery on Tasmania's Central North Coast, that overlooks the Ghost Rock barrel hall and landscaped gardens. Throughout the year, Hundred Acres hosts a series of cooking classes, food and wine workshops and Chefs Table Dinners. The venue is also a versatile space perfect for weddings, corporate events, business meetings and birthdays. 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 aim to bring it all together under one roof and share it with you.
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.
Huonvalley Horsetrekking is located 45 minutes south of Hobart. We offer Trailriding/Horseriding in the picturesque Huonvalley for beginners and experienced. We take you through valleys and over mountains with some fantastic views (depending on how long the ride is). Our well loved horses are trained and breed by Conny. They are all beautiful horses with good characters! We work as a team and treat each other with trust and respect. We don't use bits in their bridels. Our biggest aim is, that we all have fun on the ride (riders and horses )and that we bring you home safely! With children or nervous beginners we often walk next to the horse/pony. For the experienced....yes we can go faster or even jump a log. We only cater for small groups, so we try to cater for your individual needs. On the 1 1/2 or 2 hour rides we have a small picnic with some homemade muffins or biscuits! We are passionate about what we do and like to share our Love for Horses! Until now our youngest rider was under 3 and our oldest rider 86. We also supply safety helmets and invite you to a fun filled adventure on Horseback!
Ida Bay Railway & Cafe (Tour)
Step aboard our historic WWII Diesel locomotive, enjoy an unforgettable 2 hour journey alongside the water's edge, through bush planes and enjoy a history talk from your tour guide at the historic cemetery. Once you arrive at 'Deep-hole' you will be able to walk around a pristine white beach or even take a walk to the Southport Lagoon (1H 30M return - Bookings essential). This Heritage listed railway is one of the last operating bush tramways in Australia! Our cafe is the last place in Tasmania to get a great feed! We have a diverse menu including home-made burgers, fish & chips, freshly ground coffee and even some Tasmania Valhalla ice cream. Our staff are passionate about the local area and are focused on showing you the hidden gems. We stock all the local brochures and information maps. We are able to cater for groups large and small. Call us today to arrange a custom dining menu, even an exclusive train ride can be arranged!
Inala Nature Tours
Inala Nature Tours offers personalised birdwatching and wildlife tours of Bruny Island and Tasmania. It is based on 'Inala', a 1500-acre nature refuge on Bruny Island, which is home to six threatened bird species, all 12 Tasmanian endemic birds, echidnas, and white wallabies. It features Australia's only hide tailor-made for raptor-viewing and a canopy platform that provides close views of the endangered Tasmanian endemic bird, the forty-spotted pardalote. 'Inala' is also a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Accommodation is available on the property. Each tour is personally designed, and may be partially- or fully-guided. Tour packages range from a walking tour at 'Inala', half and full-day tours of Bruny Island, to longer tours around Tasmania to see a variety of birds in their natural habitats, including the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot, as well as Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, and platypus. Join their night tours on Bruny Island to see penguins, quolls, potoroos, wallabies and possums. They are also licensed travel agents and can book all your travel and accommodation arrangements. Their guides have detailed knowledge of the Tasmanian flora and fauna. The owner, Dr Tonia Cochran, is a trained botanist, zoologist and specialist birdwatching/wildlife guide with experience in leading tours throughout Australia.
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.
Tasmania's coolest locale. Settle by the fire in the snowy, luxe interior of marble and plush grey leather at Institut Polaire. This cold climate wine and spirits bar embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted. Sip a Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini, savour new wave Tasmanian pinot noir or nurse your Alpine single malt. At Institut Polaire, you will fall in love with graceful wine, aromatic gin and artisan whisky from cool cats across Tasmania and beyond. Dive into some of the world's most revered and challenging cold climate terroir with an emphasis on low input, organic, biodynamic farming and natural techniques. Think grower Champagne, ‘riesling to die for’ and pinot noir from emerging local talent alongside international icons. A menu of daily plates features fresh and organic fare from local growers and artisan producers. Tasty wine bar snacks embrace provincial style dishes from further afield. Look out for the mystery wine challenge and specialty G&T flights. As the home of Süd Polaire gin and Domaine Simha wine, we offer a range of structured tasting experiences throughout the year. Tasting Experience bookings welcome. Cin Cin!
Lake Burbury is a popular fishing lake on the edge of Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area. At Lake Burbury, a 15-minute drive east of Queenstown, you can fish for the legendary Tasmanian wild trout with both brown and rainbow trout in abundance or just take in the natural beauty and serenity of the place. Named after Stanley Burbury, the first Australian-born Governor of Tasmania, the 54 square-kilometre lake was man-made for hydro-electricity production in the early 1990s. There are boat launching, picnic and barbecue facilities.
Lake Gordon - Lake Pedder - Strathgordon
Take a good sealed road 150 kilometres west from Mt Field National Park to reach Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder, set in Tasmania's wild south-west wilderness and ringed with rugged mountain ranges. Both lakes are a mecca for fishermen with some of the best trout fishing in the state. Near Strathgordon is the mighty Gordon Dam, the the site of one of the world’s highest commercial abseils, run by Aardvark Adventures. Lake Pedder and its companion Lake Gordon, together comprise the largest inland freshwater storage in Australia, covering more than 500 square kilometres and holding more than 37 times the volume of water than Sydney Harbour. When travelling to the Lake Pedder area please take suitable clothing to suit the changeable weather conditions. Weather conditions in Tasmania can change quickly and frequently, especially in mountain areas. Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year. Park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Lake Mackintosh is five kilometres from Tullah in Tasmania's west and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. The lake and surrounding country is magnificent with myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests along with native ferns growing almost to the lake's edge. Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Mackintosh is stocked with brown and rainbow trout and a great place to go fishing with several boat ramps available on the lake. Lake Macintosh is also a terrific place to enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the shore. There are several easy bush walking tracks around the lake or take a three-hour return walk to the summit of Mt Farrell through lush forest past old mines and through areas of buttongrass. From the summit there are amazing views of Tasmania's wilderness. You need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania's lakes. A free brochure - Fishing Code for Anglers - is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.
Lake Meadowbank is between Hamilton and Ouse on the Lyell Highway, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart. Lake Meadowbank is the most downstream lake in the Derwent River hydro-scheme. Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Meadowbank is stocked with trout. Try your luck fly fishing, spinning or trolling for brown trout - the lake’s most abundant fish - or perhaps a big rainbow trout. Water-skiing, canoeing and swimming are popular here and you can pitch your tent by the shore for a few days and truly get away from it all. Boat launching facilities, toilets, picnic and barbecue areas are available on the lake’s eastern banks and there's easy access from most shores. You need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure - Fishing Code for Anglers - is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Service.
Lake Rowallan is a Hydro Tasmania lake in north west Tasmania. The Lake is a 30 minute drive (25 kilometres/16 miles) south of Liena, past Lake Parangana and the Mersey White Water Forest Reserve. The last few kilometres of road to Lake Rowallan is unsealed. Lake Rowallan offers excellent bush-based trout fishing, with a stocked population of rainbow and brown trout as well as some native species. You can launch your boat at the northern end of the Lake or follow the four wheel drive vehicle tracks to sheltered camping areas where small boats can be launched from the shore. Lake Rowallan is also the starting point for walks into nearby highland areas including the Walls of Jerusalem national park. Along with Lakes Parangana and Cethana, Lake Rowallan forms part of the Mersey-Forth catchment—a system of lakes created by Hydro Tasmania for the generation of electricity. There are seven power stations in this catchment system, contributing about 15.8 percent of Tasmania’s energy needs. You will need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure - ‘Fishing Code for Anglers’ is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.
Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)
Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning sleeping water. Carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years, this is the deepest freshwater lake in Australia (167 metres/ 547 feet) and the headwaters of the Derwent River. The area around Lake St Clair offers a wealth of walks, ranging from leisurely 45 minutes strolls to overnight bushwalks, as well as beautiful forests to explore. Lake St Clair is also the end point of the famous Overland Track, which runs from Cradle Mountain in the north to Cynthia Bay on the southern shore of Lake St Clair. Try fishing, boating or the ferry service travelling the 18 kilometre length of the lake, and meet bushwalkers completing the Overland Track. To help you make the most of your stay, information officers are available at the centre seven days a week. They can advise you on what to do and where to go and assist with general enquiries.
Launceston Golf Club
Launceston Golf Club is an 18-hole course regarded as the toughest championship layout in northern Tasmania. The Launceston Golf Club has a proud reputation locally and interstate for the presentation of its facilities and as an excellent test of golfing ability. The 5987 metre, par 72 layout provides something for all golfers, whether beginners or seasoned players. Carved out of natural bushland it boasts well manicured greens, strategically placed bunkers on every hole and eucalyptus-tree-lined fairways. With stands of black wood and wattle trees throughout the course you are unaware of the close proximity of the surrounding hustle and bustle of the Launceston suburbs. The most interesting hole is Spion Kop, the 159m par 3 thirteenth with out of bounds on the left and a lake on the right. The tee shot over a steep gully must avoid bunkers on three sides of the green. Launceston Golf Club is located at Kings Meadows in Tasmania’s northern city of Launceston.
Launceston Tramway Museum
Launceston Tramway Museum is about a local Tasmanian community and the trams they used. The Museum evolved out of a restoration society in the 1990's that restored Launceston's only surviving double bogie tram. Located in the historic Inveresk Precinct, within walking distance of the CBD, the Museum features a workshop, a large modern display gallery and access to rail track running through the precinct. You can recapture Launceston's tramway past with a 1940's tram ride and immerse yourself in the sounds and voices of old Inveresk, as you travel along. Inside the gallery you can enjoy Launceston's oldest surviving movie footage and experience a whimsical ramble on the big screen, observing how the city has changed since Victorian times. You may wish to take in the ultimate DIY project, the rebuilding of Launceston's very first tram, or discover whatever happened to the trams when you encounter one which had become a chook house. The Museum is adjacent to good parking, cafes and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Open with tram rides on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift
Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift lets you view magnificent Cataract Gorge from above, located in Northern Tasmania. Take in the spectacular features of Cataract Gorge from this single-span chairlift. View the South Esk River in a serene or turbulent mood after a flood as well as tree rhododendrons and fern glades. It takes about eight minutes to take the ride across Cataract Gorge and First Basin. Top speed is a sedate one metre per second, but usually the chairlift runs slower than that to afford passengers a longer ride. It is about 457 metres (1462 feet) from station to station, with a central span between two pylons of 308 metres (985 feet), believed to be the longest single span of any chairlift in the world. Since its opening in 1972, the chairlift has established a 100 percent safety record. Be sure to also wander the grounds below the chairlift, where you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, tea rooms and the delightful peacocks who inhabit the area. Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift is around a 15-minute walk from Launceston's central business district.
Lavender House - The Perfumery
Lavender House - The Perfumery is Tasmania's only working perfumery. Entry is free, with a smile. The focus and winning points of difference for visitors to enjoy are the perfumery manufacturing area with a large observation window allowing a unique opportunity to see 'the makers making', a spacious gift shop offering the extensive range of herbal well-being products made, free product sampling and helpful advice. This innovative niche business that is focused on the uses of lavender was established in 1991 inspired by the owners passion for lavender and the natural therapeutic values of herbs. Steady painstaking research and development over nearly 25 years has resulted in a generous range of contemporary personal body care products, simple natural remedies, aromatherapy and perfumery plus, fragrant home care. All with the natural benefits of pure Tasmanian lavender. Lavender House - The Perfumery is at Rowella, a 35-minute drive (48 kilometres / 30 miles) north from Launceston on the Tamar Valley Wine Route, close to Beaconsfield, Beauty Point and the Batman Bridge. An easy round trip from Launceston seeing both sides of the lovely Tamar River. OPEN: Monday-Friday 10am -5pm CLOSED: Good Friday and Christmas Day. July and August visitors by appointment only.