At Lark Distillery they believe in bringing together adventurous whisky drinkers to share a drink, have a conversation and spark ideas… ideas that could be the start of something. Bill Lark began his journey over a simple conversation with his father-in-law and a whisky, and the founding of Lark Distillery in 1992 became a history-defining moment. Bill’s heart, passion, and adventurous spirit sparked not only a distillery, but an entire industry, and it’s this spirit that continues to drive Lark Distillery to this day. Double-distilled in locally crafted copper-pot stills and aged in small casks, Lark Single Malt Whiskies are bottled and labelled by hand in the heart of the Coal River Valley; a true reflection of the Tasmanian landscape and the pioneering spirit of our makers.
Launceston Ghost Tours
Launceston Ghost Tours are 90-minute walking tours into the ghostly past of Launceston, Tasmania. You will discover the dark side of this early nineteenth-century settlement on the evening tour and hear the stories about unexplained ghostly shapes that float in some of the city’s buildings. You will be taken into the heart of the Australia’s third oldest city and see some of Australia’s finest collections of Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco architecture.
Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Located in Tasmania’s Central Highlands district, encompassing a 400 acre area that borders the River Derwent, Lawrenny is a family owned distillery. Since the early 1800s, Lawrenny Estate has been utilised to supply the finest quality Tasmanian produce. The purity of the surrounding air and water, as well as the picturesque landscape, has provided the perfect location to construct a premium spirits distillery. Lawrenny Estate Distilling has been established as one of only a very few ‘paddock to bottle’ Estate single malt whiskies in the world. The barley grains are grown and harvested from the Lawrenny fields then malted on site before being mashed, fermented and distilled. The barrels are stored in close proximity to the River Derwent, ensuring engagement with pure Tasmanian air over their maturation period. This results in an exceptionally unique, world class single malt whisky. The Lawrenny head distiller is Joe Dinsmoor, who is one of Australia’s most experienced distillers, previously leading the development of multiple global award winning gins, vodkas and whiskies.
Lazy Teas operates at Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park, Tasmania. A very traditional tea room that has become extremely popular as the best cream tea in Tasmania. All served on fine china, award winning home made scones, raspberry jams from Hawthorn Lodge and Tasmanian clotted cream. In the warmer months tea is served on the veranda overlooking the gardens and in the winter in the cosy lounge with an open fire. An excellent value High Tea is offered for just $20 making it the best value high tea in Tasmania and a secret locals know about. Light lunches at just $8 are also provided and make full use of Hawthorn Lodge produce and locally sourced ingredients. Guests are free to walk around the heritage gardens with the oldest Magnolia in Australia. Groups are most welcome and able to use the original Hop Pickers Tea Room. Located in Hawthorn Lodge in the village of Bushy Park some 40 minutes from Hobart. Easy to find as the last building on Glenora Road if coming from New Norfolk. Lazy Teas makes an excellent stop if heading to or from Mt Field National Park which is very close by.
Leaning Church Vineyard
The multi-award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard guarantees a fresh, funky and fun approach to wine and food. Located in a spectacular natural amphitheatre at the foothills of Mount Arthur near Lilydale, a 20-minute drive from Launceston in the internationally-acclaimed Pipers River wine region, Leaning Church gained global recognition under the Lalla Gully and Clover Hill labels. Meet owners Sarah and Mark Hirst, and their family, and share their passion for premium wine, whisky, food and fun! And enjoy our scrumptious lunch menu 7 days a week. From the twice-yearly Long Table Grazing Luncheon to special events such as Gourmet Gazing with a local astronomer to live music...it's all about having endless fun with food and wine at Leaning Church. Taste our premium cool-climate Sparkling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, sweet riesling and pinot noir, as well as single malt Tasmanian whisky. Wander around the vineyard and landscaped gardens, tour the historic "leaning" church, peruse local art, and laugh at quirky wine labels such as a Sauvignon Blanc "as mind-blowing as a squirrel grip after a vasectomy"! Leaning Church also offers a full range of pre-booked functions, weddings and special corporate events for up to 360 people seated.
Lentara Grove produces multi award-winning premium quality extra virgin olive oil from olives lovingly grown and tended on site, as well as a range of gourmet products and luxe, natural skincare products that take advantage of the health-giving benefits of our oils. Our oil is cold pressed on the farm within hours of harvest and hand-bottled in small batches to ensure you get the freshest possible product. The grove takes advantage of its unique microclimate to produce oils of exceptional quality and balance. The Tamar Valley region also produces some of Tasmania's best known wines. Our oils are perfect on salads as well as in soups, stir-fries, marinated or grilled or roasted meats, poultry and fish. Call in for a tasting on weekdays and call in advance to ensure availability.
Let's Show You Tasmania
Delighting travellers for over twenty years, Let's Show You Tasmania Tours is proud to be recognised as Tasmania's premier touring company specialising in private tours for small to medium sized groups desiring a personal touring experience, friendly customer service and great value for money. Guided by knowledgeable, professional drivers in superbly maintained and comfortable vehicles, Let's Show You Tasmania Tours offer a customised range of short and extended Tasmanian tours exploring some of Tasmania's most iconic regions including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet Peninsula, the Huon Valley, Derwent Valley Russel Falls, Tahune Airwalk and Port Arthur. Itineraries can be easily tailored to meet the needs of guests wishing to create their own Tasmanian travel experience, enjoying the very best of local food and wine, heritage, wildlife, wilderness, art and culture. Let's Show You Tasmania Tours was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014. Guests experience door-to-door bus service from their accommodation, and Chinese-speaking guides can be booked on request. Check the individual tour links for more details or visit the website.
Leven River Cruises
Leven River Cruises is a small family business of river cruises, a bush-walk and wildlife viewing in North West Tasmania. Viewing wild life in their natural environment with an optional forest walk and the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Tasmanian meal are available through Leven River Tours. There are four experiences; Meal and Forest Cruise, Picnic Cruise, River Cruise and Bay Cruise. All tours are aboard the vessel named Jus' Leven, seating up to 16 adults, and range from short through to longer wilderness adventures up the Leven River in Ulverstone. Longer trips include a guided tour of a 15 acre fauna and flora sanctuary established in 1880. Here, you can unwind while a delicious three course meal is served to you in a shelter surrounded by grand black-wood trees and ferns trees. All cruises are suitable for a variety of functions, gift vouchers, special occasions. Guaranteed window seating and complementary bottled water. All cruises operate all year round and the vessel has spring loaded blinds for full protection from differing weather conditions. Tidal river contact operator for departure times. Contact operator for details. Book direct with Kim or on the website as limited tickets are available.
Leven Valley Vineyard
The Leven Valley Vineyard takes in the panoramic views of the Leven River and surrounds at picturesque Gunns Plains. The cellar door showcases true cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines made from estate grown grapes and hand made locally. The cellar door also offers a pleasant picnic ground for visitors to enjoy the wonderful views and tranquility of the region and offers some of the locally produced delicatessen to enjoy with the wines.
Liberty Balloon Flights Pty Ltd - Tasmania
With over 25 years experience flying in many areas around the globe, 16 of them over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, Liberty Balloon Flights are starting operations in Tasmania in the Summer months of 2018/2019. An early morning rise for those who want to experience the birth of a new day in the oldest form of aviation, a hot air balloon ride. We shall fly in areas like Launceston, Deloraine and North Midlands (depending on the wind direction on the day). Our aim is to give our passengers the best possible experience and views at sunrise so we will be meeting approximately one and a half hours before the sun comes up and we will drive in our vehicles to the launch site. With audience participation for those willing to help us, we will prepare the balloon, which takes approximately half an hour and, once ready, we will float in the wind for about an hour, flying low over some areas and high, to get the views in others. This is an experience you shall never forget. After the flight we will pack the balloon away and drive back to our original meeting place for an (optional) champagne breakfast.
New Town Bay Golf Club
The New Town Bay Golf Club is a nine-hole metropolitan golf course north of Hobart. The Club is located in the riverside suburb of Lutana, a 10-minute drive north of the city (6 km). Formerly known as the ex Risdon Golf Club, the New Town Bay Golf Club is a private course, open to members, associates and members of affiliate clubs. Features of the course include a challenging ninth hole - a 119 metre downhill par three with challenging bunkers surrounding the green. The Club hosts a ladies' competition each Thursday and mens' competition on Saturdays, and there is a licensed bar in the clubhouse for members - opening hours are displayed on the noticeboard and and website. Bookings are recommended. Holes: 9, Par: 64, Length: 3,975 metres, Australian Course Rating: 62.
NICHE Christmas Market - "Niche-Mas"
Niche-Mas has become a sparkling Launceston Christmas tradition. Niche is a market in the European style, where the very best of Tasmania's makers help you solve all your Christmas shopping dilemmas. Niche is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises, regularly attracting more than 5000 shoppers, where 20% of all takings go directly to children with developmental delays and disability who use St Giles services in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie.
NICHE Makers Market - Mother's Day
Niche Tasmanian Market Bazaar is a super premium creative event held three times a year in Launceston. Mother's Day Niche market has loads of fresh ideas to make your Mother's Day. Bring your mum, your sister, your friend and your children along to the Albert Hall Launceston for everything to make any mum smile. Niche ranges from bespoke clothes and jewellery to artwork, soaps, food and flowers and any other must-have local design wares. Niche supports Tasmania's St Giles Society children's disability services.
NICHE Makers Market - Starry Night Niche
A snuggly Winter's outing, where music and friends come together for Tasmania's favourite artisan market, Niche. Yummy winter knits, wraps, scarves and quilts alongside some of our finest jewellers and artists. "Starry Night Niche" is on Friday, August 9, 2:00pm-7: 00 pm at the Albert Hall, corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston. NICHE is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises regularly attracting more than 3000 shoppers to each of its three, one-day events annually.
Notley Fern Gorge
Notley Fern Gorge is a remnant patch of rainforest above the Tamar Valley, northern Tasmania. The wet sclerophyll forest area has a walking track and picnic area beneath towering trees. The forest is dominated by eucalypts towering above the rainforest understorey. The state reserve is well known for a burnt out tree known as 'Bradey's Tree.' It is named after the 1820s bushranger whose gang is believed to have hidden in this forest. There is a 1.5 kilometre (1 mile) track weaving past glades of mosses and ferns which takes about 45-minutes to walk. The walk requires moderate fitness and crosses the creek several times with a steady climb uphill on the return. Enjoy reading about the types of fauna and flora on information stands throughout the reserve and observe the native birdlife including pink robins and golden whistlers. Other largely nocturnal wildlife include Bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian devils and ringtail possums. Marvel at large tree ferns, hard water ferns down by the creek's edge and filmy ferns, found growing on the trunks of trees. After your forest walk, enjoy the picnic and barbecue area. Notley Fern Gorge is half an hours' drive (24 kilometres/15 miles) north-west of Launceston.
Nut - The
The historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania, is nestled at the base of the Nut, a sheer-sided bluff - all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is accommodation and an excellent campground in Stanley, and the town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further west. See seals, penguins, sea birds and other wildlife close to Stanley local operators offer a range of observation tours. The town was once the administrative centre for the Van Diemen's Land Company, a royal charter company, formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV. Highfield House, an imposing Georgian home was once the VDL Managers' residence. It is open to the public and overlooks the town below. To reach Stanley, turn off the Bass Highway (A2) 15 km east of Smithton.
NW NICHE Tasmanian Makers' Market
After a huge success, the past three years, Tasmania’s favourite artisan market, Niche Market Bazaar, will be returning to the North West Coast on Saturday, November 16, 2019! Touch and feel the quality of our makers' work and enjoy the company of friends. A great morning out, for a fabulous cause – Burnie’s Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre.
Oatlands District Historical Society Inc
The Oatlands District Historical Society's Museum is in historic Oatlands, Tasmania, showcasing the district's rich history. The Oatlands District Museum has an extensive collection of memorabilia illustrating the district's rich and colourful heritage from the 19th century to the present. Explore a series of interpretative display modules and life in an early settlers cottage. Research your family's local history and access a range of local history publications. Within the historic township, adjacent to Lake Dulverton and nearby to the Callington Flour Mill. In addition to the above the Historical Society now provides helpful information to tourists along the brochures.
Oatlands Golf Course
The Oatlands Golf Course is a public, nine-hole course in the Tasmanian Midlands. Oatlands is a one-hour drive north of Hobart and a 90-minute drive south of Launceston on the Midlands Highway. The Oatlands Golf Club features fully watered greens, tees and fairways. This is an attractively laid-out course, which draws abundant bird life. The Club welcomes new members and green fee guests and regular competitions including a weekend mixed competition and Wednesday afternoon chicken run. The Oatlands Golf Club was also the location for the inaugural B Grade Amateur Championship of Tasmania in 2006. Holes: 9, Par: 70, Length: 5,414 metres, Australian Course Rating: 67.
Ocean Dunes Golf Links King Island
Scottish Links On Tasmania's King Island. They are fourth position in the Golf Australia's public access rankings for 2019. A very special "Stay and Play" links golf project on King Island overlooking the Great Southern Ocean - in the mould of Scotland's great links. Accommodation at the newly refurbished King Island Hotel is now available with 13 modern style twin/double/family rooms available. The hotel is located only five minutes from the links (10 minutes from the Airport) in the Island's largest township, Currie, with all facilities and tourism destinations within easy reach.