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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 northwest coast of Tasmania and be captivated by this special place.

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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.

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Aura Cafe

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bangor Vineyard Shed

Bangor Vineyard Shed is an award-winning Cellar Door and Restaurant located 35 minutes from Hobart Airport and 45 minutes from Hobart CBD, on Tasmania's tourist route to Port Arthur. Overlooking the vineyard and picturesque Blackman's Bay, the Dunbabin family have built this special place to share their wine and other premium Tasmanian produce with you. Pop in for a tasting and a glass of wine, enjoy a relaxed lunch, or chat to our team about booking your next private event, wedding, or corporate function. Bangor is all about fine wine, fresh local produce, sweeping views, and a warm rural welcome that’ll make you want to stay awhile.

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Barilla Bay Oysters

Barilla Bay Oysters is located at Cambridge, in Southern Tasmania. Barilla Bay Oysters are grown and harvested in Australia's premium shellfish growing environment. The cold, clean pristine waters of South East Tasmania is famous for its clean air and unspoilt environment. The temperate climate makes it perfect for growing oysters. The delicate taste and texture of Barilla Bay Oysters reflect the natural quality of the water in which they are grown. We offer public Land Based Oyster and Abalone farm tours. Open seven days during summer, see our website for winter trading hours. Come and visit our farm gate and restaurant. We also pack oysters for airline travel.

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Bay of Fires Eco Tours

Don't just visit the Bay of Fires Experience it!! Take a boat from Binalong Bay and enjoy the Bay of Fires at its finest, the pristine white sandy beaches, lichen covered boulders, hidden bays and striking headlands of this breathtakingly beautiful coastline. The Bay of Fires stretches for nearly 30 kms and there is no better way to soak up this amazing scenery than from the water. With three different tours on offer covering all or part of the Bay of Fires, our fully guided tours offer not only magnificent scenery, but the chance to encounter an abundance of sea life. Winner of the 2016 New Great Eastern Driver of the Year in Tasmania's East Coast Tourism Awards, Bay of Fires Eco Tours is a must do activity when visiting the Great Eastern Drive.

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Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

At the edge of Tasmania's Mt. William National Park, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires invites you to experience its dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife.Led by qualified and friendly guides, small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. The first night's accommodation is spent at the environmentally friendly Forester Beach Camp. The second and third night's accommodation are at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge where guests are welcomed with an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms; the perfect place to unwind at the end of each day. For those looking for that little bit extra why not indulge in a treatment at our exclusive day spa. Relax in some truly spectacular eco-luxury and bring with you your sense of adventure. Included in the trip are return transfers between Launceston and the walk base, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines, a half-day kayak down the Ansons River, and national park pass.

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Bell Mountain

While you won’t notice the unobtrusive Bell Mountain from afar, its location affords unparalleled 360 degree views across Tasmania’s Central Highlands to the south (including Lake Cethana, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff, Mount Roland to the east, and the Dial Range and Valentines Peak to the west, complemented by a beautiful vista to the north across a tapestry of agricultural farmland dissected by the Forth River Valley and Lake Barrington, to an expansive view of much of the northern Tasmanian coastline. The walk is a steep 45 minutes to the summit, and only 20 minutes return. Due to the steepness of the track, the descent can be slippery so bushwalking boots or footwear with good traction is recommended. The Bell Mountain Track begins on the C132, about 5-10 minutes drive south of Wilmot.

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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.

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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.

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Bicheno Golf Club Incorporated

Bicheno Golf Club Incorporated offers a nine-hole course on Tasmania's sunny East Coast at Bicheno. The course is set in beautiful surrounds, with native trees lining the course and a coastal beach directly adjacent. Bicheno's golf course is meticulously maintained and offers golfers a challenging round. You may even be fortunate to spot the resident deer and Cape Barren geese. Wildlife and abundant native parrots are a highlight of the course. You can play at the club seven days a week and golf clubs and buggies are available for hire. The comfortable clubhouse is well-equipped for you to enjoy full bar facilities in a friendly atmosphere following your game. While you are on the East Coast, take advantage of the many attractions including coastal wineries and beautiful national parks. Take a fairy penguin tour during the evening at Diamond Island where you can watch penguins make their way up the beach to nest. Freycinet National Park is a 30-minute drive, where you will find magnificent Wineglass Bay. After your round of golf, book in at a nearby restaurant and enjoy fresh Tasmanian seafood with views over the water. Bicheno is just over a two-hour drive south-east of Launceston (174 km).

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Bicheno Motorcycle Museum

Bicheno Motorcycle Museum is a unique museum dedicated motorcycles. There are 70 motorcycles on display at any given time and the display is always changing. We also carry out motorcycle restorations, and sell vintage spare parts and tyres, road and dirt tyres. We also buy and sell vintage and modern motorcycles.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Bloomin' Tulips Wynyard Foreshore Markets

The Bloomin' Tulips Wynyard Foreshore Markets are held on the first and third Sunday of every month from 8am to 2pm along the East Wynyard foreshore. The market showcases local produce and crafts, including jams, cakes, preserves, secondhand goods, plants, bric-a-brac, and much more. Over the summer months there are also several Friday night twilight markets, and the markets are held every Sunday in the lead up to Christmas (check the Bloomin' Tulips Festival and Foreshore Market facebook page for details). For more information on any of these events contact the Waratah-Wynyard Council on 6443 8320.

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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.

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Image: Tasman Island Cruise. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

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