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Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro’s transformation of old Luck’s Butchery continues to honour it’s origins showcasing grass fed, free range, dry aged, premium Tasmanian beef. Legislation in Tasmania against the use of artificial hormones, growth promotants and antibiotics in red meat production combined with Tasmanian graziers’ focus on free-range grass fed cattle produces happy animals and superior quality meat. A flexible menu and side dishes designed around fresh, local produce allow guests to create the dining experience they desire. Also sporting a well-priced wine list with a heavy emphasis on local Tasmanian wines with some full-bodied reds thrown in for good measure. An energetic atmosphere and friendly professional service completes the Black Cow offering. Open 7 nights a week from 5:30pm to late, reservations are essential, bookings can be made on our website. Black Cow, the name, is a tribute to the Bos Genus… Historically the cow has been important to many cultures. It has been seen and worshipped as a symbol of contentedness, fecundity, the passive yet creative and generative powers of nature, patience, nourishment, abundance, fertility and equifinality. It is also, of course, an excellent source of protein.

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Blue Derby Pods Ride

Blue Derby Pods Ride is a three-day, soft-adventure mountain bike experience based from unique accommodation in Derby, Tasmania. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, guests of the experience stay in unique, architecturally-designed, individual Pods that ‘float’ in the stunning Tasmanian forest. After a day of exploring the trails (or relaxing with a book in the Pods or in front of the wood fire), guests unwind in a central hub building that peeks through Tasmanian Blackwood trees and down to the Cascade River Valley below. Perhaps you’re more about the evenings of fine Tasmanian food and wine coupled with laughter and relaxation? Or maybe it’s the world-class riding? This experience neglects neither. Blue Derby Pods Ride is designed to immerse, challenge and captivate you in the rugged beauty of North East Tasmania. Join them and experience the flow.

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Blue Hills Honey (Australian Quality Honey Pty Ltd)

"For over 60 years my family has been sourcing Premium Honey from the pristine wilderness of Tasmania." - Robbie Charles Blue Hills Honey 1955 is located in the small district of Mawbanna. Our Honey is produced by placing our near 2000 beehives deep in the heart of the ancient and primitive Tarkine rainforests , allowing the bees to collect nectar from a diverse range of plants. The wild rainforests of Tasmania are the only place in the world where the rare Leatherwood tree Eucryphia lucida grows. Awarded the Grand Gold Product Quality Award by the European Monde Selection at the 2016 World Quality Selections in Budapest and also selected as World top 5 Food Products. Other varieties include Tasmanian Manuka, Blackberry and Meadow. Blue Hills Honey exports to many countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Russia and Vietnam. At Blue Hills Honey we strive to produce a premium quality product using state of the art processes and equipment. Visit our farm shop and experience the varieties of honey available from our Apiary. Open Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays. Weekend by appointment. Travel a further 8km to the beautiful Dip Falls and the Big Tree.

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Blustery Banks Vineyard and Squibb's Orchard Shop

Blustery Banks Vineyard Cellar Door Shop, wine tasting and sales. Squibb's Orchard Shop, our own grown seasonal apples, pears & quinces along with other fresh Tasmanian grown produce and Tasmanian made gourmet products jams, sauces, honey, cheese, mustards, soaps, pickled onions, pepperberries & oils etc. A Little Shop of Tassie Goodness.

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Bonnet Island Experience - The

The Bonnet Island Experience visits a tiny island at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast. Experience this exclusive fully-guided tour involving a maximum of only ten guests. Cruising in comfort from Strahan, you will arrive ashore on Bonnet Island just before dusk and enjoy local gourmet specialities. Your knowledgeable guide will share astonishing tales about the harsh conditions on the island and tell stories of shipwrecks, rescues, storms and survival. You will visit the historic lighthouse, and learn how the lighthouse keepers lived and worked, guiding the ships into the harbour. The island is also home to a thriving colony of little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters. These amazing birds spend their days fishing at sea in all conditions, returning each evening at dusk, to their burrows on the island. Observing this phenomenon from close quarters is at the heart of The Bonnet Island Experience - a memorable and intimate encounter. After watching the seabirds come ashore - shearwaters from the air, penguins from the sea - cruise back to Strahan, concluding a fascinating experience highlighting the native wildlife and human heritage of Tasmania's west coast. The Bonnet Island Experience departs from Strahan, a three-and-a-half-hour drive (275 km) from Launceston.

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Bonorong's Tarkine Trails

Take a step back in time with Tarkine Trails and experience the raw beauty of the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere, the Tarkine. By meandering through this ancient rainforest, full of cathedral-like groves with mosses and fungi carpeting the forest floor, you’ll discover why their guests have “life-altering” experiences in this “untouched paradise”. Spend your evenings accompanied by views of the deeply forested valley whilst indulging in some fine local produce; the perfect way to end each day of total forest immersion. Their four-day Tarkine Rainforest Walk departs every Friday (dependant on numbers), from October until April (inclusive) every year. Where they pick up and drop off from all accommodation providers within the Launceston central business district. Tarkine Trails also offers some specialised tours, these include photography workshops and yoga experiences. For more information on these tours please contact them via email or phone.

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Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania

Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania offers quality, intimate, day tours to Tasmania's unique cool climate vineyards in the Coal Valley and southern Tasmania. What sets us apart, is the great relationships we have developed with cellar door staff, the vineyard owners and the cheese producers over several years of successful operation. We love what we do, and so do the people you meet on tour, all who have great stories to tell. Not only do we taste great wines, but on all our Richmond week day tours we serve delicious premium Tasmanian produce platters. We take it one step further for guests on our Huon tour where we dine at the award winning Home Hill Winery Restaurant. We believe that quality tasting experiences verses quantity gives you the time to experience the beautiful surrounds, whilst sipping on premium Tasmanian cool climate wines. All tours depart from the Tasmanian Travel and Information centre, located on the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

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Brook Eden Vineyard

Brook Eden Vineyard in north-east Tasmania produces exquisite, cool-climate still and sparkling wines. Established in 1988 on the banks of Pipers Brook, Brook Eden is nestled in a picturesque valley of rolling green hills. The vineyards are sited along an ancient ridge of deep, gravelly, well-drained, volcanic soil, with Pipers Brook on one side and a spring-fed, native wetland on the other. At 41º south, and the start of the famed roaring forties, Brook Eden is true cool-climate viticulture. With more sunshine hours per day in summer than on the mainland and our cool, sometimes wind-swept site, our old, well-established, unirrigated vines must struggle a little. They slowly ripen their fruit during a growing season which is one of the longest in Australia. This long slow ripening produces fruit with exceptional flavour and aroma and an ideal balance of sugar and acid. This results in elegant, aromatic wines with intense varietal flavours and distinct regional characteristics. You can taste our award winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a lively Pinot Rose from our cellar door.

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Brooke Street Larder

Brooke Street Larder is Tasmania's only waterside floating larder and cafe and the exclusive outlet of Tasmanian Grocer, where guests can enjoy 180-degree views of the Derwent River directly from the edge of Brooke Street Pier. This stunning venue is also available for exclusive hire for groups of 30 to 300, and includes access to Hobart's only water's edge deck.

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Bruny Island Berry Farm

Bruny Island Berry Farm is located on breathtaking Bruny Island south of Hobart. Enjoy delicious berries, either freshly picked or pick your own. Escape, relax and enjoy the picturesque landscape and stunning beachfront location. Savour our yummy berry ice creams as you wander along the tranquil creek banks or browse in our shop for assorted berry jams, sweets and berry-themed gifts. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic amidst the native bush and learn about the farm's history and diverse wildlife. There's something for everyone - we just know you'll love it as much as we do! We are open late October to April each year from 1000 until 1700. During the peak harvest period, mid December until the end of January we are open seven days. At all other times we are open a minimum of Friday to Sunday and on other days subject to the availability of fruit. We look forward to seeing you!

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Bruny Island Neck

Bruny Island Neck is an isthmus of land connecting north and south Bruny Island in southern Tasmania and offers stunning 360 degree views. Just 40 kilometres from Hobart, Bruny is Tasmania's fourth largest island. The Neck is an important habitat for Bruny Island's native wildlife. Boardwalks and viewing platforms let you observe short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins (also known as fairy penguins). You'll see these remarkable birds returning to their burrows in the sand dunes at dusk - little penguins making their way up the beach in tight groups and the shearwaters gliding in from the sea. The best viewing period is during the warmer months of September to February. There's also a campground just 20 metres from the beach with car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. Access to the island is by passenger-vehicle ferry from Kettering. Note: access to the lookout is currently restricted due to improvement works.

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Burnie Farmers Market

The Burnie Farmers Market in Tasmania's North West includes around 50 stalls selling a diverse range of goods. This is the original Farmers Market established in 2002 and run by local community groups. You can choose from the freshest and best local produce at the Burnie Farmers Market. A great selection of farm produce, baked goods, crafts, antiques, jams & relishes, kids activities, food vendors, clothing and so much more. Fancy a fresh baked berry pie? Short of your favourite honey? Want to try Tasmanian pepper berry relish? Take time out for coffee and a snack through to lunch time. Come along to one of Tasmania's renowned markets for fresh produce and more. Chat with local producers and get a bargain as well at the Burnie Farmers Market held on the first and third Saturday each month from 8am until 1pm. See their facebook for the latest information about the next market.

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Burnie Golf Club

Burnie Golf Club is a nine hole golf course with undulating tree lined fairways with some hills. Excellent grass greens year round. Greenside bunkers 1st, 2nd and 3rd holes. It has practice nets, fairway, putting green. Mens competition Thursday and Saturday 7.30 - 9 am and 11.15 - 1 pm. Ladies competition Wednesday 9.30 am. Veteran competitions alternate Tuesday 9.30 am. Bookings are advised. Club house showers, bar, snacks on competition days. Barbecue or meal available for group bookings. Friday night - counter meals from 6 pm. Holes: 9 Par: 72 Length: 5690m ACR: 68.9

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Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Burnie Regional Art Gallery features three modern galleries with regularly changing exhibitions. The three modern galleries in the complex accommodate more than 20 different exhibitions a year - from the gallerys own permanent collection to exhibitions on tour or linked to special local, state or national events. The gallery is home to one of the finest collections in Tasmania of Australian contemporary art on paper and presents a number of shows by artists and craftspeople living in Tasmania. The Burnie Print Prize is an initiative of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. This $15,000 Acquisitive Award was established in 2007 and is held every second year. The Prize is open to artists living and working in the Oceania region.

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Callington Mill

Experience the Callington Mill at Oatlands, Australia's only fully operational colonial windmill. Built in 1837, the Callington Mill offers visitors a fascinating insight into our enterprising colonial past, producing locally grown flour as it was ground in the colonial period. Set within the beautiful village of Oatlands, which boasts the largest intact Georgian streetscape in Australia, the Callington Mill, with its sails gently turning in the breeze, provides the unrivalled experience of seeing the mill working first hand in an authentic heritage environment. Oatlands is alive with convict, military and settlement history. Heritage buildings have been reinvented as cafes, antique shops and galleries, showcasing unique Tasmanian craft, including pottery, knitwear, children's clothing, jewellery, paintings, fabric and baked goods created by skilled artisans. Oatlands also offers great accommodation choices from grand Georgian B&Bs through to gorgeous self contained cottages.

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Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Tours

The Iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for tours. It's 1hour and 15 minute drive from the Ferry on North Bruny. The historic 1836 lighthouse towers 114m over dramatic cliff tops and coves that form the rugged Tasmanian coastline of Cape Bruny. Tours are available with Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours, see website for further details on this attraction.

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Cape Wickham Links

Cape Wickham Links is a spectacular 18-Hole Golf Course set on the rugged far-north coast of King Island, Tasmania The course opened to acclaim in October 2015 and is already ranked number 24th in the World Top 100 Courses, and number 3 in Australia (Golf Digest). Licenced clubhouse is open for lunch from 12-3pm, perfect for a stop after the first nine holes or after completing the course.

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Card Making Craft Class

Participants in this card making class will learn to make a variety of cards for many different occasions such as; the arrival of a new baby, birthday, thank you, anniversary, get well and sympathy cards. You will be taught how to use different techniques and embellishments for the recipient of your card. The class is held in a relaxed atmosphere and there is a range of supplies available. The tutor has an extensive knowledge of this craft. All classes are for two hours and there are two classes per day - 10am to 12pm and 12pm to 2pm. Once you start, you will love it. Taking bookings now.

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Cascade Brewery

Established in 1824, Cascade Brewery Co. proudly holds a revered place in Australia's Brewing History. From humble beginnings as a sawmilling operation in the foothills of Mount Wellington, Cascade is now the country's oldest operating brewery. From the classic Tasmanian range of Draught, "Red" (Bitter) and "Blue" (Lager) to the class-leading Pale Ale and Stout and ever-popular Cascade Premium Light, Cascade remains at the forefront of Australian brewing after over 190 years of honing its craft. The Cascade Brewery is also the home of Mercury Cider producing a range of delicious Tasmanian ciders. Brewery Tours, cafe, and bar are available at Cascade Brewhouse.

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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

Beneath the shadow of Mount Wellington, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory is the best place to connect with some of the lesser known stories of Australia's female convicts. It is located in South Hobart, only a short distance from the Hobart waterfront. The Cascades Female Factory was a self-contained, purpose-built institution intended to reform female convicts, where the inmates did laundry and needlework services, offsetting some of the Colony's penal costs. Thousands of women and children were imprisoned here, and many never left. Taking one of the guided tours will really help to bring its history to life. The Heritage Tour is a comprehensive guided tour of the Site, including the Matron's Quarters. It is offered several times daily and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Check with the Site for times. The dramatised Her Story experience depicts the harsh life within Yard One of the Cascades Female Factory in 1833. Performed by two actors, Her Story allows visitors to fully comprehend what happened here. Performed daily at noon with a duration of approximately one hour. Information and bookings are available on arrival, or at the Port Arthur Booking and Information Centre at the Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront.

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