Bream Creek Vineyard
Bream Creek Vineyard produces premium wines from Tasmania's naturally cool climate and has been awarded 22 trophies and over 500 show medals since 1990. Our 7.5ha vineyard at Marion Bay in the south-east of Tasmania was originally planted in 1974, making it one of the oldest commercial vineyards on the island. Fred Peacock purchased the vineyard back in 1990 and expanded the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plantings, as well as introducing Sauvignon Blanc. Fred also planted what was arguably the first commercial planting of the rare German grape Schönburger in the southern hemisphere. While the vineyard is not open to the public, our award winning wines are available for tasting at the Dunalley Waterfront Café (just a ten-minute drive from the vineyard). If you are in Hobart, our wines are also available for tasting for a small fee at Blue Eye Restaurant at Salamanca. Our wines are available for purchase at all good bottle shops and liquor retailers.
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.
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. Bookings are strongly recommended.
Brooke Street Pier - Trade market space
A distinctively different Hobart waterfront precinct. This innovative floating tourism and transport hub is a translucent jewel box on Hobart waterfront. The Trade market space at Brooke Street Pier showcases the wares of unique boutique local producers and artisans. Think cheese, wine, whisky, cider, salmon, art, design, jewellery and more. Experience the best of Tasmania with sales, tastings and shopping in a stunning central location. The Traders at Brooke Street Pier include Bright Eyes coffee, Dick + Dora jewellery, Domaine Simha wine, Süd Polaire gin, Elliott My Dear artwork, Grandvewe Cheese, McHenry Distillery Shop and The Tasmanian Soap Co. Open 0900-1800 daily. Brooke Street Pier also incorporates a cruise and ferry centre servicing Mona, Peppermint Bay Cruise and Port Arthur Historic Sites, Red Decker and Gray Line tours. Brooke Street Pier is home to The Glass House, Adrift café, a large event space and forecourt.
Bruny Island Beer Co.
Bruny Island Beer Co. started with a conversation between a cheese maker and a brewer. Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co., and Evan Hunter, formerly of Tasmanian stalwarts Seven Sheds, Moo Brew and Lark Distillery, designed the brewery around a shared enthusiasm for fermentation and regionally distinctive, artisan produce. The brewery was built behind the cheesery in Great Bay, Bruny Island and our first beer was released in February 2016. The unique brewhouse has been built to Evan's specifications using recycled dairy equipment sourced from local farms. While we maximise the quality and consistency of our products with a mix of old and modern technology, we practise a simple approach to brewing - one that harks back to older methods of making and maturing beer. We brew slow beer in small batches, and lift, tip and stir everything by hand, knowing that quality is only attainable through determination and hard work.
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 or barbecue 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!
Bruny Island Cheese Co.
Bruny Island Cheese Co. is an artisan cheese maker in southern Tasmania, founded by Nick Haddow. Our cheeses are all made and matured using traditional techniques and are some of the finest artisan cheeses made in Australia. The cheeses Bruny Island Cheese Co. makes are very much the product of Nick's travels and training throughout the great cheese producing regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK. They are the cheeses he loves to make and eat. Nick and his team are inspired by the artisan cheeses from their travels but they do not seek to copy them. Instead, they makes cheeses that are connected to their environment... cheeses with a distinctly Tasmanian character. Our Cellar Door on Bruny Island is open 7 days a week from 9:30am until 5pm. We are about 15 minutes drive from the ferry, on the main road heading to Adventure Bay. Look out for our sign on the left hand side as you enter Great Bay. Come in and taste our beers and cheese, watch us make cheese and have a chat with the cheese makers and brewer. We also have a store in Hobart open Monday - Saturday 10am until 5pm.
Bruny Island Cruises
Bruny Island Cruises provide an unforgettable wilderness cruise along Bruny Island's rugged coast, southern Tasmania. The cruise was awarded Australia's Best Ecotourism Product in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It has also won numerous state tourism awards, including Tasmania's Best Tourist Attraction 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Three Hour Wilderness Cruise departs from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island and travels along 50 kilometres of coastline to the Friars and back. The custom-built yellow boats take you up close to the awesome 'Breathing Rock', into deep sea caves and through the narrow gap between soaring cliffs and 'The Monument'. You'll feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Albatross, dolphins, seals and migrating whales are just a few of the abundant wildlife calling the coastline of Bruny Island home. Bruny Island is accessible by vehicular ferry at Kettering, a 35-minute drive south of Hobart. Guests can drive themselves to Bruny Island for the three-hour cruise, join the tour from Kettering or take a Full Day Tour from Hobart including meals, transfers and sightseeing.
Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire - Tours
Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire offer a range of guided and self guide bicycle tours focusing on Bruny Island. Quality e-assist and traditional bikes are provided along with high-vis vests, pannier bags, maps, etc. Tours vary from short 1 day rides to full tours taking from 4 to 7 days.
Bruny Island Lighthouse Tours at Cape Bruny
Experience the raw beauty of Bruny Island's coastline and enlightening historic tour of the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with mesmerizing views from the Lighthouse balcony and surrounding jagged sea cliffs of Southern Tasmania. The drive into the South Bruny National park departing from Hobart and crossing to the island by ferry is an experience on its own with many wonderful lookouts along the way. Enter the lighthouse with your expert tour guide and climb the spiral stairs to the Prism room and hear stories of an era long forgotten by many. The photo opportunities from the balcony are plentiful, making this a must do on Bruny Island. The superbly engineered lighthouse prisms remain in working order and are unique to see close up. Learn about this early iconic navigational landmark, how it was built by convicts, and how life was for a lighthouse keeper in this far south corner of our world. The Lighthouse is on the Southern tip of the island and it takes about a one-hour drive from the ferry terminal and about a 45-minute drive from Adventure Bay. Trip Advisor Award for Excellence 2016 & 2017
Burnie Regional Museum
Wander the charming Federation Street and see how ordinary people lived more than 100 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade. It is easy to get lost in the charm and detail of the general store or be relieved that, as far as kitchen and laundry appliances go, things have moved on! Explore Burnie's beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and follow its progress through the 19th century in our Early Burnie exhibition. Learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen's Land Company; life in the region for early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie's first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century. For information about our temporary exhibitions and exciting programs please visit our website. The museum holds extensive archival collections relating to the history of the North West region including some 400,000 photographs. To access our collections please contact us to make an appointment. The Burnie Regional Museum has a beautiful range of vintage and antique-inspired gifts, quality educational items for children, Tasmanian history books and souvenirs.
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.
Campbell Town Golf Club
Campbell Town Golf Club is a nine-hole (par 70) flat course located in Tasmania's midlands. The rough is protected as it contains many rare varieties of orchids. There are bunkers on some greens and long, flat fairways. The Clubhouse offers bar facilities and meals are available for group bookings. Men’s competition takes place on Wednesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 11.30am. Lady’s competition is held on Tuesdays at 10 am. While you are in Campbell Town, take a look around the historic streets. Pack a picnic and enjoy the peaceful park area. Wander the main street of Campbell Town past historic buildings dating from the 1820s. Notice the commemorative bricks laid in the footpath with names of convicts. Cast for trout at Lake Leake and enjoy nearby Lost Falls. Be sure to visit the Heritage Highway Museum and nearby historic towns including Evandale and Longford. Campbell town is about 45-minutes’ drive from Launceston (70 kilometres/43 miles).
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
The Iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for inspection. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
The World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory is Australia's most significant site associated with female convicts. It is located in South Hobart in the shadow of Mount Wellington, 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, duration approximately one hour. Information and bookings are available on arrival, or at the Port Arthur Kiosk at the Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront.
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.
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.