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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 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

The best way to experience our wonderful Bruny Island. Includes the Iconic Lighthouse Tour at Cape Bruny & Lunch Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with our sightseeing and food tour. Taste local fresh produce; everything from oysters to cider, chocolate, fudge and artisan cheeses. You'll get to spot wildlife in their habitat, walk the beaches, taste the cheese picnic style with wood oven breads on our pristine beaches, smell the rainforests, climb The Neck Lookout and tour the iconic Cape Bruny lighthouse, perched above the craggy Tasmanian coastlines. Your day will start off leisurely, with a hotel pick up. You'll enjoy a scenic country and coastal drive to Kettering, here you will board the ferry and enjoy beautiful scenery as you head towards Bruny Island. Climb the Neck Lookout in the wildlife zone and Adventure Bay lookout. Choose from an extensive menu of locally caught fresh fish, succulent local lamb, salmon, seafood chowder or the popular seafood platter. Onwards to the South Bruny National Park and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Return to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm Award of Excellence Trip Advisor 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

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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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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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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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Cape Bernier Vineyard

Cape Bernier Vineyard is a producer of quality wines situated only a 45-minute drive from Hobart on the road to Port Arthur. The vineyard is a picturesque location looking out over Marion Bay with Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Merlot available for tasting. Bring a picnic and enjoy some food in the vineyard or grab a bottle of wine and head down to the stunning Marion Bay beach.

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Cascade Brewhouse

Cascade Brewhouse is nestled at the base of the majestic Mount Wellington and set against Australia's oldest brewery, Cascade Brewery. With a rich Tasmanian heritage, the over three acres of heritage gardens provide the perfect backdrop for an afternoon beverage and a bite to eat. Cascade Brewhouse has an extensive range of craft beers and ciders, all made on-site, and has a seasonal cafe menu featuring the best of fresh Tasmanian produce. Jump on to a Cascade Brewery tour to head inside Australia's oldest brewery, or sign up to Beer School to learn all about the brewing process.

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Cataract Gorge Cruises

Cataract Gorge Cruises offer cruises to Cataract Gorge from Launceston's waterfront in Tasmania's north. Explore the old Launceston Seaport and riverfront precinct before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive is engaged. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on the 1890s-style vessel. Enjoy the skipper's captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

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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 & Centre

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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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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Claremont Golf Club

The Claremont Golf Club is a metropolitan course located in the northern suburbs of Hobart in Southern Tasmania. Claremont is a suburb of Hobart, a 10-minute drive north of the city centre (12 km). The Claremont Golf Club features undulating fairways with water views from nine holes. The course has watered grass greens and tees, a few hills and bunkers and players here will enjoy some excellent holes. The Derwent River is a constant backdrop and also acts as a boundary for a number of fairways. The Club has a resident golf professional, practice putting green and buggies and carts are available for hire. Guests are welcome to participate in the general competitions but bookings are essential. You can relax after your round in the clubhouse bar, which is open every day, with lunch time meals available Tuesday to Saturday and evening meals available on Friday. Holes: 18, Par: 71, Length: 5,667 metres, Australian Course Rating: 70

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Clarendon

Clarendon one of Australia's grandest houses set in a parkland on the banks of the South Esk River. The heritage walled gardens and colonial outbuildings, all convict built are a part of the not to be missed experience. The Australian Fly Fishing Museum embraces the joy of fresh water fishing in Tasmania with interpretation on some of Australia's most prominent fly fishing people. The site is also used by filmmakers and prominent photographers for an elegant rural setting and unmatched atmosphere. A lovely spot to hold your special wedding "A wedding set in history".

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Classwood

Classwood specialises in finely crafted Tasmanian timber products, located at Ross in the Tasmanian midlands. Classwood is housed in a heritage-listed drill hall (circa 1900) originally used during World War One for Light Horse Brigade training. Now, it features a display of wall murals, fine timber work and crafts. You can browse the range of products which include handcrafted kitchenware, vases, decorative timber boxes, wood-turned platters, bowls and carvings. Many of the pieces use specialty Tasmanian timbers such as Huon pine, blackwood, myrtle and sassafras. We also have handmade jewellery and other crafted items. Classwood is a family-owned and operated Tasmanian business. The colonial township of Ross is one of Australia's best-preserved 19th century villages with a total of 40 historic buildings. You can walk the town's tree-lined streets to see examples of the town's architecture including the Ross Bridge (1836), St Johns Church of England (1868) and the Macquarie House and Store (1840s) which now contains a collection of military memorabilia dating from 1800. Ross is a classified historic town, just under a 90-minute drive north of Hobart (121 km) and one-hour drive south of Launceston (78 km).

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Claude Road Market

The Claude Road Market is a country market near Sheffield, north west Tasmania. Sheffield is 30 minutes south of Devonport and about 60 minutes west of Launceston. The Market is in the Claude Road Memorial Hall which is approximately 8 kilometres outside Sheffield on the road to the picturesque Cradle Mountain. Every three months (March, June, September and December) on the third Saturday of the month, the Hall fills with stallholders and treasure hunters. Here you can find a broad range of crafts inside the hall and an even wider range of merchandise on sale at the outside stalls. A highlight of the market is the wonderful food on offer in the supper room. There is a huge variety of treats available, plus substantial meals and snacks, all at very affordable prices. Come to shop and stay for lunch - you won't be disappointed. The Claude Road Market is open from 9am until 2pm. Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Claude Road Hall shares this attraction, featuring on its outer wall a wonderful mural depicting local personalities and painted by local mural artists Patricia Kirkcaldy and Nadia Mitchell-Mineur.

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Clockwise

Clockwise, located in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston, specialises in antique and vintage clocks and watches. Established in 1992, Clockwise specialises in buying, repairing, restoring and selling antique clocks, wrist, and pocket watches. You can choose from a range of clocks, including English, European and American mantel and wall clocks; long case clocks and hand-built timepieces. The store also repairs and restores antique clocks and watches, in addition to antique music boxes and metronomes. Clockwise also offers a small selection of other antiques including Tasmanian pottery. Tasmania's rich colonial and convict history draws antique hunters and collectors from across the world. Many of the state's museums and galleries feature collections of fine antique china, art, glassware and furniture. You can visit a number of fine antique shops in Launceston and Northern Tasmania to begin or expand your own collection. Launceston is Tasmania's second largest city, and is just over a two-hour drive (199 km) from the state's capital, Hobart.

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Coal Mines Historic Site

Coal Mines Historic Site is situated on the Tasman Peninsula near Saltwater River. It was Tasmania's first operational mine. Developed both to limit the colony's dependence upon costly imported coal from New South Wales, as well as serving as a place of punishment for the "worst class" of convicts from Port Arthur, the mine was operational for over 40 years. Today, the Coal Mines offers visitors the chance to discover among the uncrowded ruins and scenic vistas a different perspective on Tasmania's convict history. It is a great place to explore on foot, with a number of tracks and paths around the extensive site. There are signs and displays to guide you around and inform about the history of the Site. A printed guide to the Coal Mines is available from the Visitor Centre at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Coal Mines site is approximately a 75-minute drive from Hobart and a 25-minute drive from Port Arthur. A visit is a fascinating adjunct to any visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Entry is free and there are basic picnic and toilet facilities at the Site, but it is not staffed.

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

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