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Bruny Island Long Weekend - The

This luxury three-day guided tour takes you from Tasmania's capital city Hobart, via private boat to Bruny Island. A maximum of eight guests are treated to coastal walks, produce direct from the source, luxury camping and exquisite meals. After traversing headlands where the next stop is Antarctica, retreat back to camp, built completely off-the-grid, with luxury in mind. Crisp sheets on king-sized beds and an outdoor shower framed by towering Eucalypts awaits. Brimming with activity, this weekend is delivered in a relaxed style that will leave you feeling restored in a way only Bruny can.

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Bruny Island Overnight Explorer

Bruny Island Overnight Tours is pure indulgence, delving deeper into nature, local foods and back roads of Bruny Island. We include beautiful accommodation, coastal walks, lighthouse tour, boat cruise and all your food for the two days. Enjoy lunch at the winery, dinner at the hotel, wine, cider, cheese, oysters, chocolate and honey. Visit many of the islands beautiful sweeping beaches, rugged sea cliff coastlines, incredible lookouts and parks. Discover the islands rare White Wallaby, Tree Fern Forest drive and 3 hour cruise along some of the most dramatic coastlines in Tasmania. If the cruise isn't for you we offer a beautiful walk into Mavista Falls, through the dense tree fern forests. There are so many highlights. Choose your own itinerary or tailor our existing tour to suit your preferences. Tours depart Hobart early morning returning the following afternoon, alternatively ask us about Helicopter transfers to Bruny Island.

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Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar and Grill

Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar and Grill is situated on Bruny Island in Tasmania's South. Carved from bush and pasture land on the outskirts of the settlement of Lunawanna this is Australia's southernmost vineyard. Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill is now open for all day lunch, seven days a week all year round, in a relaxed alfresco dining area overlooking the vineyard. An extensive menu specialising in Bruny Island produce, including tapas, gourmet burgers, platters, all perfectly matched with our premium cool climate wines. Richard and Bernice Woolley bought the property in 1997, establishing their vineyard the following year, planting 2500 Pinot Noir and 1500 Chardonnay vines. In 2008 they extended the vineyard to 6000 vines. The vineyard is set on a gently-sloping site with a sunny north-westerly aspect. In an ideal season, Tasmania's calm, clear autumn days are perfect for the slow fruit-ripening conditions needed to create premium cool-climate wines. Our wines are grown, made and bottled by hand on site. The Cellar Door opened in 2007, constructed with timber from the original vineyard site, and offers tastings and sales.

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Bruny Island Safaris

Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with our Sightseeing, Food & Lighthouse Tour departing Hobart. Includes a scrumptious lunch and picnic style morning tea with freshly shucked oysters, island cheeses and wood oven breads overlooking the sea & beaches. Taste local produce such as honey, ciders, chocolate and even some of the native plant life. Search for White Wallaby in the wild and join our Iconic Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour, towering high above the wild sea cliff coastlines of South Bruny. Visit the Neck Wildlife Zone & climb the steps to the Neck lookout, joining North and South Bruny with 360-degree views. Share this magnificent small island with our entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides. With Hotel pickups departing Hobart by 7.30am and returning at approximately 5:30pm. A well organised and fun, in-depth tour of Bruny Island. Operating Bruny Island Tours for over 7 years with exceptional customer satisfaction. Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame 2018 Our Tours: Bruny Island Safaris , Foods, Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour – Bruny Island Lighthouse Tours, Bruny Island Walking Tours, Bruny Island Overnight Explorer & Bruny Island Private Charters on application

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Bruny Island Traveller

Bruny Island Traveller is a fully inclusive seven-course gourmet day tour departing from Hobart, exploring the beautiful scenery and spectacular produce of Bruny Island. Every course on the menu is a stop on your journey and guests travel in small groups, led by an experienced local guide. Take in your surroundings as you stroll along a deserted beach, leaving your footprints in the sand. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. These bush surroundings are home to a diverse range of wildlife including rare white wallabies. Savour the clean salty flavour of oysters straight from the shell at the Get Shucked Oyster Farm. Meet the cheese makers and enjoy award-winning cheeses and hand crafted ale at the Bruny Island Cheese Company. Explore the Bruny Island Berry Farm (in season) and savour a delicious morning tea. Enjoy a wine tasting and a cellar-door lunch at Australia's southern-most vineyard. Indulge in sweet treats at the Bruny Island Chocolate Company and Bruny Island Honey shop. Finish off your day with a tasting of Tasmanian single malt whisky at the Bruny Island House of Whisky. Tours depart Hobart at 0745 and return at 1730.

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Bruny Island Walking Tour

Bruny Island Walking Tour – Bush Walking And Lunch A personally guided small group tour with our expert island Tour Adventure Guide including Mars Bluff return walk on the Cape Queen Elizabeth track . Enjoy an easy to medium level walk, taking in lagoons, secluded beaches, dunes, ocean waves, cliffs & bird life. We provide a local produce packed lunch, morning tea, water, back packs and wet weather gear. Stop at The Bruny Island Neck Lookout & Wildlife Zone, Get Shucked Oysters & Bruny Island Honey after your invigorating and scenic coastal walk.

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Bundaleera Vineyard

Bundaleera is a picturesque vineyard producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling in Tasmania's north. The two-hectare (five acre) vineyard is nestled in a small valley on the southern escarpment of the North Esk River. This provides a wonderful micro-environment for growing premium grapes and a beautiful and tranquil setting for enjoying wine. Visit and sample the trophy-winning Botrytis Riesling as well as the classic, award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sparkling. While you are in the area, be sure to stop by other vineyards and enjoy the peaceful rural feel of the region. Bundaleera Vineyard is located at Relbia about a 15-minute drive (14 km) from central Launceston.

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Bushman's

A focus on local produce, including Petuna salmon, Spring Bay scallops and Sassafras lamb, is the defining feature of the menu at Strahan's best restaurant. Lunch is a laid-back affair featuring homemade pies, salads, pasta dishes and burgers. Dinner is a more sophisticated proposition, featuring dishes such as slow-cooked pork belly, paillard of salmon and rack of lamb. Book ahead for dinner.

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Bushwalker Transport Tasmania

We provide a comprehensive transport service for bushwalkers seeking to access Tasmania's walking tracks. With our convenient and flexible schedule we have solved the problem of finding connecting transport to and from Hobart or Launceston Airports, and the many possible walking destinations around Tasmania. On demand, we will pick up bushwalkers either in Hobart CBD or Hobart Airport in our 14-seater bus, and will drop them off in time to connect with return flights. Bookings are essential for this service. We recommend contacting us first before you make your airline reservations so we can discuss your requirements, and coordinate your travel plans with our existing bookings and airport schedule. The minimum number of passengers is two. To confirm your booking you must pay the full fare at least seven days in advance of the scheduled pick-up date.

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Candy Abalone

Candy Abalone produces some of the best quality dried abalone in the world. The best quality dried abalone starts with the best quality fresh abalone and Tasmania is renowned for producing some of the finest seafood. Candy Abalone uses age old drying techniques to create their highly sought after dried abalone products. Candy Abalone is an essential stop on the foodie tourism route, and with views over the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm and the Coal Valley, Candy Abalone offers a unique opportunity for visitors to understand how this unique product is harvested, tour the drying facilities, learn about the history of the abalone industry and abalone diving, and meet the people that make Candy Abalone tick. Combined tours with Barilla Bay Oysters are available, offering a fantastic culinary experience for discerning food lovers and travellers. A shop selling a variety of Candy Abalone products and other Tasmanian produce is onsite, as well as a cafe and a la carte restaurant. Tasting and bespoke tours available on request. Conveniently located just near Hobart airport on the Tasman Highway. Bookings for tours are essential.

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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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Castle Rock Great Short Walk

The Castle Rock Walk, one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks, it meanders along the shoreline of Marshall Bay, crossing stunning beaches and coastal hinterlands on its way to Castle Rock, a massive granite boulder. The 2.5 hour return beach walk begins at 'Castle Rock track and car park' just before Allports Beach. Walkers can also begin at the Marshall Bay end via the Marshall Bay Access Track on the left off Palana Road just after the sealed road becomes gravel if you're coming from Whitemark. Park on the hill overlooking the Bay a five minute walk along the dirt 4WD track on your left will bring you to the Castle Rock. Toilets, picnic tables, free gas barbecues and tank water are available at nearby Allports Beach including a designated camping area. Classified as a Level 2 walk moderate grade with no steep sections. Generally, a very safe walk, best at low tide, check the local weather for times, however walkers should watch out for large waves during big seas if attempting the walk at high tide. Download the 60 Great Short Walks app free from the iTunes Store.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve

The Cataract Gorge Reserve on the South Esk River is a unique natural formation just minutes from central Launceston. The Gorge has walking tacks, swimming pool, the world's longest single span chairlift, a restaurant, cafe, a suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Peacocks and native wildlife add to the experience. On the southern side of the river is First Basin, featuring a swimming pool and an open area surrounded by bushland. This part of the Gorge is popular with locals for picnics and barbecues. On the shady northern side, known as the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden with ferns and exotic plants. Relax on the rolling lawns, take shade under the rotunda and enjoy lunch with a view from the restaurant. There's also a kiosk and tea rooms where you can enjoy a cup of tea and scones. Wander across the footbridge that links the two areas or take a chairlift ride across the expansive Gorge. Further upstream is the historic Duck Reach Power Station, now an interpretation centre and well worth the short walk. Spend an hour or spend a day: the Gorge has something for everyone.

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Cerise Brook Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course

Cerise Brook Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course is at St. Helens on Tasmania's North East Coast. Located at our cherry orchard, Cerise Brook offers a 9-hole, Par 3, chip and putt golf course. Not mini-golf but a smaller version of a full size course with the fairways ranging from 60 to 114 metres. Taking about an hour to play it is great fun for families, beginners or people who just want a short game. Clubs are available for hire and balls and tees are provided. In season you can select from juicy cherries as well as peaches, plums, nectarines and other fruit picked fresh from our orchard and relax over a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of fruit tart. Take time to explore other attractions in the region including St Columba Falls and the stunning Bay of Fires with its turquoise waters and white beaches. Cerise Brook is only three km from St Helens, a two-hour drive from Launceston and a three-hour drive from Hobart.

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Channel Museum

The Channel Museum is a purpose-built community museum, library, exhibition gallery and a cafe/shop. We promote and preserve the history and heritage of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel area. The museum's displays feature early exploration, Aboriginal history, timber, boat building, fruit growing, fishing, sport, churches, schools, transport and militaria displays. A shop and three colonial-style rooms display aspects of everyday life in the past. The Electrona Carbide Works was unique in Australia and has its own display. We also house the Don Norton Camera Collection and two rooms depicting the home life of Dutch migrants in the 1950s. The library has a collection of folders, books, photographs, newspaper clippings, family histories and memorabilia to satisfy the serious researcher and the casual browser. The gallery features displays by local artists and organisations which change monthly. Artwork is often for sale. It is also used for in-house temporary displays on special occasions. The shop sells craft and produce made by locals, and the cafe has delicious snacks, meals, and drinks made on site from local ingredients where possible. Guided school visits by arrangement - see website. There is easy access for the elderly and disabled and groups from homes etc. are most welcome.

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Choc - A - Lolly

Open seven days a week all year round (except Christmas Day) Choc-A-Lolly offers quality chocolates and confectionery in St Helens on Tasmania's East Coast. Feel the child revived within you at Choc-A-Lolly, a specialty store offering the finest chocolate and confectionery from local, interstate and overseas makers. At Choc-A-Lolly select from over 692 different types of chocolates, sweets and confectionery items, catering for the sophisticated gourmet to the eternal child. The confectionery aroma really strikes you as soon as you walk through the door. It conjures up all your most delicious childhood memories. Make your next gift really special with a personalised chocolate box by selecting from the array of mouth-watering truffles and handmade chocolates on display. Also sold separately for a quick treat. There's locally-made fudge, rocky road and also Tasmania's best scoop ice-cream from Valhalla Ice Cream. There's also a large selection of chocolates by makers from around the world. Choc-A-Lolly offers complimentary gift-wrapping too. St Helens is approximately a two-hour drive east of Launceston (167 kilometres).

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Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City is an annual Christmas event where Launceston comes together and the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Join the businesses in Central Launceston as they celebrate the launch of the festive season by lighting up the Christmas tree in the Brisbane St Mall. When: Friday the 16th November, 6pm - 9pm Where: Brisbane St Mall - Late night shopping - Free Children's activities - Special appearance by Santa - Christmas concert - Food vendors in Charles Street - The official lighting of the Christmas tree This is a free family-friendly event, so rug up and see you there!

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Cinergee

Cinergee are specialists in relaxation when looking for massage, facials and pamper packages in Launceston. Having moved and expanded into a heritage listed 1880's terrace house in 2012, with beautifully polished baltic pine floors, calming neutral tones and wonderful features including views of the majestic Albert Hall, one of Launceston's major landmarks. The services are designed to deliver a sense of wellbeing and indulgence and offers a serene and luxurious environment making it a perfect place to escape today's hectic lifestyle. Cinergee offers a unique menu of first class treatments which merge techniques and specialties from around the world. Senses will be invigorated, your body relaxed and your mind lifted into a state of peaceful euphoria. Open from Tuesday through to Saturday to make your holiday extra special, particularly if you are escaping the frantic pace of a big city.

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