Apple Isle Wine Tours
Apple Isle Wine Tours offer full, half and private day experiences which allow clients to discover Tasmania's award-winning wines, tantalising food and amazing scenery. Combine Tasmania's wine, food, and scenery with a tour to Mona, Mount Wellington, Richmond, the Huon Valley or Freycinet on Tasmania's East Coast, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. Other services include Airport transfers and pre-wedding celebration tours. Apple Isle Wine Tours is a privately owned and operated business which commenced operations in 2003 and commits itself to providing the very best experiences. Their guides are well travelled both domestically and internationally and want to engage you in the unique lifestyle of Tasmania.
Freycinet Aqua Taxi runs water transportation services in Freycinet National Park, departing from Coles Bay. One way or return fares to Hazards Beach, Cooks Beach & Schouten Island. Scheduled sailings depart daily and are a popular way to experience Freycinet’s walking tracks. Whether you’re after a short walk, a long hike, or simply to spend the day on a secluded beach-we have a trip for you. Our drop off at Hazards Beach is a great way to access Wineglass Bay across the short flat Isthmus track without having to hike over the Hazard ranges. The fastest way to Wineglass Bay!
Arthur River Cruises
Experience Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness aboard the MV 'George Robinson' (the 'red boat') as she journeys 14 km up the Arthur River, a journey where you step back in time. This river is wild! It has never been farmed, logged, mined or dammed. The surrounding landscape is pristine and changes from coastal heath to wet sclerophyll rainforest and then cool temperate rainforest. See outcrops of pre-Cambrian metamorphic sandstone that are millions of years old. The cruise is relaxing and fun, with a friendly and attentive crew. Watch the white bellied sea eagles swoop for fish. Listen to the birds. You may be lucky and spot an azure kingfisher or perhaps a platypus, spotted quoll or pademelon. Enjoy a barbecue lunch with wine amid giant ferns and ancient trees in the cool temperate rainforest. A guided walk informs you of the history of the area and its flora and fauna. The Tarkine Wilderness is unique. Be among the few who venture to the rugged north-west coast of Tasmania and be captivated by this special place.
Ashgrove Farm Cheese
Ashgrove is a Tasmanian family owned and operated company, with a team of dedicated locals have been producing award winning dairy products for over 22 years. Visit us onsite at the Ashgrove Cheese factory and Tasmanian farm store. Come in and try our creamy farm ice-cream, fresh bottled milk, cheese, cream and butter. Stock up on provisions, including gourmet Tasmanian produce, cheese platters, grilled cheese sandwiches and locally roasted coffee made with our award winning farm milk. Sneak a peek through the viewing window, where you will get a behind the scenes look at how we make our cheese using traditional techniques with modern methods. We are open 7 days a week from 7.30am to 5.30pm, 25 minutes east of Devonport and 40 minutes west of Launceston with easy access and parking.
Relax and enjoy the views across Kingston to the Derwent River and beyond... Aura Cafe encompasses a cosy lounge with leather couches, an inviting bar offering local and imported cider, beer, wine and spirits and a relaxed brasserie style restaurant and a courtyard garden alfresco area. The Cafe Lounge Bar is open 7 days a week from 10am featuring great coffee. Meals are served in the restaurant for lunch from 11.30am, 7 days a week, and Dinner from 5.30pm Monday - Saturday. The menu is extensive and features a compilation of traditional dishes and something for the more adventurous. Also featuring daily specials and promotional nights. The atmosphere is always warm and inviting; and free from the distractions of gambling and sporting screens.
Australian Horse Adventures
A unique horse riding holiday with “Australian Horse Adventures – Ride with us”, is one of the best ways to truly explore Australia. From horse riding on beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, to climbing snow-capped mountains in Tasmania, skipping through vineyards or rolling farmlands in the Barossa, South Australia, or studying Australia’s wild horse in the outback, Northern Territory – if you’re after an adventure on horseback in Australia, come ride with us. Horse riding allows you to get back to nature. View the world a little more in the present and feel and enjoy true partnership and harmony with your mount.
Australian Wild Harvest
Australian Wild Harvest operates gourmet food tours around the North West region of Tasmania. We will visit places off the beaten track and get to understand the root of where this food comes from, visiting working properties that you may not otherwise have access to. A paddock to plate experience not to be missed. You will have the opportunity to taste-test your way through a variety of places, sample wine, purchase goodies to take home and enjoy a lunch incorporating some of the local produce you will see. There is an abundance of boutique Tassie producers, farmers and providores who are passionate about their products and excited to share their knowledge with like-minded foodies. It may be cliche to say that good things come in small packages, but it really sums up what this gorgeous island of Tasmania has to offer. It is a unique and gastronomic gem. So come and see what all the fuss is about and you won't be disappointed. Forget about negotiating maps and driving around trying to find these hidden wonders and let us do this for you on a personalised small group tour showcasing the best of what the region has to offer.
Auswalk Walking Holidays
Award winning Auswalk with its decades of expertise is an excellent way to explore the Tasmanian wilderness. Having two knowledgeable guides means they can offer you a choice of easier and harder pack free walk options each day. At the end of each day you'll enjoy a hot shower, good food and wine in the company of like minded friends in one of their hand picked comfortable accommodations. Their walks include the Tasmanian Wilderness Hiker, Mount Field and Anne, Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain; the Tasmania Coastal Hiker, Freycinet, Bay of Fires and the highlights of the three Capes; or their Tarkine Cradle Mountain walk. If your passion is about authentic exploration, about unplugging and re-connection, to have a deeper experience of a destination, so that in the end you perhaps triumphed, had some fun and ultimately the experience has left you feeling better than you did before you started; then you have come to the right place.
Avenue Restaurant & Lobby Bar
The Avenue Restaurant & Lobby Bar is open to the public, hotel guests and gourmands alike with a Tasmanian inspired menu you can expect to choose from a wide range of local beers, speciality cocktails, crafted liqueurs as well as Australian and Tasmanian wines. Located just off the Hotel Grand Chancellor foyer, our dining space welcomes children and can cater to groups of all sizes. Whether you’re meeting friends, unwinding with colleagues or enjoying a quiet drink alone, The Avenue Restaurant & Lobby Bar at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston serves up the perfect mix of casual warmth and relaxing hotel atmosphere. OPENING HOURS – 7 days a week
Ball & Chain Grill
Situated in the heart of historic Salamanca Place, the Ball and Chain is a popular, modern eating house, specialising in steaks, local seafood and game dishes, all cooked on an authentic charcoal grill. Our fine cuisine, casual atmosphere and reputation for excellence appeal to both locals and tourists alike. Our first responsibility daily is to prepare the grill. Using only charcoal (no gas or electricity) we monitor the flame and temperature to make sure there is a glowing, toasty chargrill ready to cook your choice to perfection. The results are unique flavour, beautiful texture and an eating experience exclusive to the Ball & Chain Grill. Steaks are our specialty – we carefully choose and age our own meat mostly from local farms and suppliers. But that’s not all we do. Our fresh market seafood docks daily two minutes from our door, our poultry is free range to ensure quality and our vegetables are delivered to us from all corners of the state – Scottsdale to Dover and everywhere in between. We know our suppliers by name, we know where they farm, fish and make and we put complete faith in the quality they deliver.
Bells Parade Reserve
Picturesque Bell's Parade is situated on the Latrobe inlet of the Mersey River. It is named after Robert Bell, who with his half brother Henry Bentinck constructed a wharf and a store on the site in 1855. From the 1880's it was the main port on the river, becoming northern Tasmania's second major trading port for a period. Old English trees abound along the Parade adding natural splendour to the tranquillity and with barbecue facilities available it makes an ideal location for a picnic. It is also a popular spot during the warmer months for wedding ceremonies and photo opportunities. In 1988 as a Bi-Centenary Project, Bell's Parade was extensively restored and beautified through community efforts, with significant contributions from Latrobe Service Clubs and local pioneer families. The history is beautifully depicted on sculptures by Tasmanian artist Stephen Walker, and located at Bell's Parade in an area known as 'Settlers Wharf'. The 'Henley-On-The-Mersey' carnival is held at Bell's Parade annually on Australia Day, 26 January and has been a major social and sporting event for in excess of 85 years.
Ben Lomond National Park
Ben Lomond National Park is an alpine plateau in northern Tasmania over 1500 metres high and visible from much of Tasmania's north. The park is the main downhill skiing field in Tasmania and a magnet for adventure seekers. Bennet's wallabies and wombats are common sights in the park and are seen regularly in the ski village during summer and winter. Drive to the summit and experience striking mountaintop features including dolerite columns and scree slopes. Rock climbing, alpine walking, cross-country and downhill skiing are the highlights of this national park. Jacobs Ladder, a steep and narrow section of road on the way up the mountain, will leave a lasting memory and demands great care, especially in winter conditions when chains should be carried. A ranger station at the foot of the mountain can advise on road conditions during winter. Ben Lomond National Park is a one-hour and 40-minute drive east of Launceston.
Billy Hill Organic Store
Based in Franklin, Billy Hill organic store sells an eclectic mix of organic whole & bulk foods, baking goods, personal hygiene, a huge range of teas both loose leaf and bags, underwear, kitchenware and zero waste home wares. Also stocks a range of essential oils, diffuser's and accessories, pet food following the BARF principles, books and DVDs for sale or loan. All this and more available for purchase from this helpful and friendly one stop shop!
Blenheim Gallery and Garden
On the outskirts of Longford, just 30 minutes from Launceston, Blenheim Gallery and Garden is a unique Tasmanian experience showcasing artist works in a country garden setting. Exhibitions are held throughout the year with a range of artists works. With ten acres of gardens and stunning rural outlook, it is easy to spend an hour wandering the formal and park like grounds.
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration
The Bligh Museum is a privately-run history museum at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island. Bruny Island lies off the south coast of Tasmania and is accessed by a 15-minute car ferry from Kettering, a 40-minute drive south of Hobart (34 km). Built from thousands of convict-made bricks, the Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration features a specialised collection relating to exploration in the South Pacific. A display of maps, documents, paintings and other artefacts offers a historical record of visits to Adventure Bay by explorers Captain William Bligh, Captain James Cook, Tobias Furneaux, Matthew Flinders and Admiral Joseph-Antoine Bruny D'Entrecasteaux. Notable works by Tobin, Webber and Hodges are also included in the collection. The Museum's foundation stone was laid on 9th September 1955 - the 200th anniversary of Captain William Bligh's birth.
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Located in temperate rainforest in north-eastern Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state. The main trail head, located in Derby, provides easy access to cafes, parking, public toilets, showers and a bike wash facility. Feedback from riders confirms the amazing work of Glen Jacobs and World Trail in designing and constructing world class singletrack amongst enormous granite slabs, dense tree fern forests, and breathtaking scenery. Already those who have ridden the trails are vowing to return. Trail names like Devilwolf, Dambusters and Krushka's provide reference to the amazing history of the area, whilst others such as Flickety Sticks and Berms & Ferns invoke a hint of the fun and excitement to be found. The completed 80km network incorporates the iconic Blue Tier and Weldborough. Its possible to link back to Derby in an all-day 40km adventure. The spectacular purpose built trails of Blue Derby are enjoying wide acclaim; round two of the prestigious Enduro World Series event was held in Derby in April 2017. Additional trails hand-built for the event are now open to ride.
Bluff Track Fitness Trail
Keep fit walking, jogging or cycling the Bluff Track Fitness Trail previously known The Whitemark to Pats River Walk. The 1 hour or 4.2km return coastal walk to the tidal salt marsh begins at the northern end of the esplanade in Whitemark, start out on the beach at low tide or follow the gravel road, watch out for the blue ‘Bluff Track’ sign on your left approximately half a kilometre from the sealed road. Extend the walk at low tide and continue on around the point towards the Airport returning along Boyes Road to the Bluff Road and the Track. Walkers can also begin at the Bluff Road end via driving to the Bluff Road left off Palani Road just before the turnoff to the airport if you're coming from Whitemark. Toilets, picnic tables, free gas barbecues and tank water are available at nearby Whitemark Foreshore. Classified as a Level 1 walk with general slopes and solid gravel surfaces, best at low tide if your planning to walk on the beach, check the local weather for tide times. Extra energy to burn try out the Exersite Equipment on the Whitemark Foreshore just past the free gas barbecue and toilets.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonorong is a Sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. We're a social enterprise: a little business with a big heart. Just 30 minutes north of Hobart's CBD, we are home to many animals, including wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, birds, quolls and more. We also have free-roaming kangaroos who are always keen for a good scratch on the chest and some gentle hand feeding (roo food included with entry). A visit to Bonorong is not complete without joining one of our daily guided tours. These tours are free with entry and give you the opportunity to meet some of our most popular locals: the wombats, devils and koalas. You will hear little-known facts and stories of the wildlife in our care. Tour groups, school groups and after-school groups can all be catered for with private tours and more. We have a Food Hut onsite, making it a great stop for lunch with 100% plant-based meals. Bonorong is easily accessible by car, with free parking onsite.
Book Cellar- The
The Book Cellar in Campbell Town, Tasmania, is a world-class traditional bookshop experience in a fascinating heritage setting, the convict cellars under an 1830's era coaching inn. The architecturally significant cellars once housed the convicts who built the Red Bridge over the Elizabeth River, which runs past The Book Cellar door. Today the cellars host a traditional bookshop and coffee bar, stocking unusual new and used books with an emphasis on nostalgia, heritage and Tasmaniana. You will find books for enthusiasts on architecture, collectables, fashion and food history, military and transport heritage, steam and model engineering and rural life, books about books, and the largest collection of old and new Tasmania books for sale that can be found anywhere. You can browse the captivating range of books in the cellars which are open every day while appreciating the architectural achievements of convict labour. Admire the magnificent tree carvings by chainsaw artist Eddie Freeman in the park opposite and walk the renowned convict brick trail which starts just outside The Book Cellar. Campbell Town is a 51-minute drive (61 km) south-east of Launceston.
Bowman History Room
The Bowman History Room offers a unique historical collection, located in Whitemark, Flinders Island. The room was created in 1996 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bowman Family business, E M Bowman & Co Pty Ltd, established in 1921. This amazing collection of shop items, photographs and account books from 1921 onwards traces both the growth of one family and their business and also the development of the town of Whitemark and Flinders Island as a whole. The most perused item is the huge scrapbook of newspaper and magazine articles collected over many years by Elvie Bowman. You will find catalogues and account ledgers that depict a vastly different world to the one we live in today. Memories will flood back for older generations, while younger generations will wonder how people survived without modern conveniences. Open shop hours for a gold coin donation to the Furneaux Historical Research Association. While you are visiting Flinders Island you can also experience the Patriarchs Wildlife Sanctuary, Wybalenna Historic Site and the Furneaux Museum. The extraordinary jagged peaks of Strzelecki National Park can also be explored. Flinders Island is a 30-minute flight away from Launceston or just under a one-hour flight from Melbourne.