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Charles Reuben Estate

Charles Reuben Estate Vineyard, Lavender Farm and accommodation is located at Tea Tree in Tasmania's Coal River Valley wine region. Tea Tree is a five-minute drive north-west of Richmond (8 km) and a 30-minute drive north of Hobart (35 km). Established in 1990, the four-hectare/ten acre Charles Reuben Estate has plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling in addition to other Bordeaux varieties. In September 2014, renovations of the 'Pinot Cottage' concluded and it is now available as tourist accommodation. The 'Pinot Cottage' is a secluded self contained weather board cottage on the vineyard with two bedrooms, full European kitchen, spa and wood fire. Since 2015 Charles Reuben Estate also grows high quality Lavender varieties for oil production and culinary use.

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Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop Burnie - The

The Cheese Shop in Makers' Workshop offers exquisite dairy products for tastings and purchase, manufactured at Burnie's state of the art specialty facility operated by Lion. The Heritage manufacturing hub is the largest in the southern hemisphere. A wide selection of locally made specialty cheese is available. Cheese experts are on hand and can offer tastings to assist you with your purchase of premium award winning brands including Mersey Valley, Heidi Farm, South Cape, Tasmanian Heritage and Australian Gold.

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Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Café, at Elizabeth Town, is a 30-minute drive from Devonport and 45-minute drive from the Launceston Airport. The Cafe is just off the Bass Highway on the road to Cradle Mountain and a member of the new and exciting Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Whether its a three course meal, glass of Tasmanian wine, a quick cafe meal or takeaway homemade raspberry icecream, the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe's talented chefs use the freshest local ingredients and stands by its tag line 'the way life should taste'. In winter, sit by the fire overlooking the beautiful lakeside setting or sit in the garden room which opens up in summer to encourage alfresco dining. The Farm Shop offers free tastings with a compulsory free chocolate-coated raspberry which comes with a warning that you will be addicted, definitely the cafe's signature dish. Fresh raspberries during the season and frozen raspberries in winter are sold along with a pantry full of products made from raspberries. You are welcome to stroll around the lakeside information walk overlooking birdlife and the commercial raspberry farm. There is also a children's play area. Visit our Facebook page to catch up with us.

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Clover Hill Wines

Clover Hill is one of Tasmania’s premier sparkling houses, established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in north-east Tasmania for the sole purpose of producing sparkling wines to rival those of Champagne. Exclusively utilising traditional methods, Clover Hill has gained a reputation for its uncompromising quality, elegance and finesse. Clover Hill Vineyard is ideally suited for growing the “classical trinity” of traditional sparkling varieties. Clover Hill’s commitment to excellence has been recognised with numerous accolades received from its inaugural vintage right up until this very day. Widely considered Australia’s premium sparkling wine region, Tasmania’s conditions and climate are ideal for producing wines of exceptional quality. Perched atop the Pipers River region, Clover Hill encapsulates the regions natural beauty and refined balance. This natural elegance can be seen throughout the vineyard and in the wines from Tasmania’s premier sparkling house – Clover Hill.

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Coach Tours Tasmania

Groups Tasmania and Coach Tours Tasmania offer a range of coach tours across Tasmania. Coach Tours Tasmania are proud to offer a range of day tours ex-Launceston which include all that Tasmania is famous for. Enjoy a comprehensive tour from our program ranging from the full day tours to some of Tasmania's iconic regions to the shorter half day options of the local area. With more than 40 years of combined experience selling Tasmania as a tourist and conference destination, David and Brett are the local experts when it comes to planning touring itineraries. Our knowledge encompasses the entire state, and regardless of your length of stay, where you want to go, or size of your group, we can assist you with all your itinerary planning. If your group is too large for our mini-bus we can source a larger vehicle from other accredited coach operators that will best suit your circumstances. If you are a member of a club or organisation and would like a Tasmanian tour tailor made for your group give us a call. Groups Tasmania opened in 2000 with a vision to provide excellent service in the expanding market of coach touring around Tasmania.

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Coal River Coaches

Coal River Coaches began business in the mid 1990's and has developed into being a leading provider of short trips and longer luxury tours planned around the diverse and memorable range of events and attractions with which Tasmania abounds. Tasmania has an exciting landscape and history and produces world class food, wine and whisky. Spectacular walks with exciting and interesting tours such as to the famous Port Arthur penal settlement site, Hastings Caves and thermal springs, Tahune Airwalk over the tree tops, the beauty of Freycinet and Horseshoe Bay, or the Ida Bay Railway are all examples of what is to offer. These can be interspersed with visits to a winery, whisky distillery, cheese maker, oyster grower or shopping in quaint buildings over 100 years old. The local foods are superb and so dining is a treat to be remembered. Lavender, poppy, truffle and berry farms, chocolate, fudge manufacturing and gems and minerals, maritime and motor car museums are just a few of possible places to visit. Coal River Coaches can offer everything from low cost transport to attractions and events to longer luxury tours with a range of memorable experiences to excite and please even the most discerning traveller.

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Coal River Farm

Coal River Farm is Tasmania's hub of cheese, chocolate, pick your own berries and farm restaurant. See handmade batches of cheese and chocolate being made daily or walk the orchard picking seasonal fruits while overlooking the Coal River Valley. Open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Free tastings daily. Visit our website to see what is happening at the farm today.

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Coal Valley Vineyard

Coal Valley Vineyard is a short drive from both Hobart, and the historic village of Richmond in Southern Tasmania. Call in to see the spectacular views or wander through the vineyard and the protea garden. Arrange a vineyard tour with owners Gill and Todd and visit Cellar Door Wine Bar. The vineyard was originally planted in 1991 and was one of the first cellar doors to open in the Coal River Valley in 1995. Fine cool climate wines are produced from the five hectares of vines and include the varieties Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot (blend) and a Sparkling made in the traditional method. Wine tastings and sales are offered from 1100 to 1700 five days a week in a relaxed setting, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Lunches are available Thursday to Sunday.

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Coastrider Surf Academy

Surf in some of the most stunning places with clean fun waves. Coastrider offer day surfing trips travelling to either the Hobart local surf beaches, the East Coast or Tasman Peninsula. Trips can be tailored to your requests, and cater for surfers of all ability levels. Experience surfing in Tasmania at any time of the year - whether it's the middle of winter with larger, consistent swells, or the summer months with quality swell patterns and warmer water temperatures. You will always score decent waves on your Day surf trip in Tasmania due to the ability to travel to various coasts that have consistent waves. Clean, green fun waves along with amazing scenery, you will be stoked on your day surf trip in Tasmania. Half day surf trips to the Hobart local beaches is also available. Check out http://coastrider.rezgo.com/details/82869/day-surfing-trip for more details.

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Cooleys Hotel

Cooley’s Hotel is located in the heart of Moonah, just a short 12 minute drive from the Hobart CBD. We offer a large beer garden, art gallery, private cove area & spacious restaurant. Our function spaces can cater for many occasions from birthdays, engagement parties, corporate celebrations, wakes, hens & bucks parties, product launches, anniversaries and many more. Not only can we provide you and your guests with delicious catering varieties, fine beverages and amazing service, we don’t charge for room hire & can supply you with modern equipment for you special day.

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Collinsvale & District Makers & Growers Market

Collinsvale is a rural community located approximately 24 km north from Hobart city. It hosts a friendly market generally, 4 to 6 times a year on selected Saturdays, where you can find local Tassie handmade crafts, food, plants, jewellery, soap/skin products, veggies and many more treasures. You can also enjoy tea or coffee and cake from our market cafe, or sausages and burgers from the barbecue.

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Cookery Class - Spring on Fat Pig Farm

Join Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast. Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting, and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade. Welcome to spring. Their favourite harvest. Join them in the garden to snack on peas straight from the vine, the first asparagus and baby broad beans. Don’t worry there’s plenty and they’ll take the harvest back to the kitchen to cook up a spring feast. As always they will share a late lunch of spring farm fare alongside their favourite Tassie wines.

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Cookery Class - Summer on Fat Pig Farm

Join Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast. Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade. Come and share in their farm bounty as they take you through the garden and into the kitchen to cook the best of summer fare, followed by a feast of what you’ve prepared. They’ll start with coffee, then head down to see what the garden has to offer. After filling their basket, and stopping to feed the pigs, it’ll be back to the kitchen to cook up a truly seasonal meal. At the end of the day they’ll sit down and share a late lunch; a farmhouse feast including the dishes you’ve created, alongside local wine and other farmey fare.

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Cookery Class - Winter on Fat Pig Farm

Join gourmet farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast. Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade. Pack your scarves and beanies, it’s winter! Join them for a day of roaring fires and hearty cold weather cooking. They’ll light Bessie, their wood fired cooker and, while she’s heating, they’ll gather ingredients in the winter garden. They’ll spend the morning cooking what they’ve harvested and then sit down for a winter feast of what they’ve prepared.

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Country Club Tasmania (Golf Course)

Country Club Tasmania Golf Course is a championship 18-hole golf course in Launceston. Designed by Mike Wolveridge and British Open champion Peter Thompson, the scenic outlooks, challenging fairways and expansive greens are of international standard. For the perfect leisure activity or corporate pursuit, this 72 par course is open seven days a week. The covered driving range with distance markers is ideal to brush up on your swing or book a lesson with the resident coaching professional. A fully stocked golf pro shop is available, providing everything from equipment hire and purchase to motorised golf carts. Take your time on the picturesque course, meticulously maintained by a team of greenkeepers.

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Cove Gallery (Risby Cove)

The Cove Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Strahan on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan is a four-and-a-half-hour drive west of Hobart (298 kilometres) and south-west of Launceston (290 kilometres). The Cove Gallery is part of Strahan's waterfront Risby Cove accommodation complex. The Gallery is housed within a converted, century-old sawmill workshop and the exposed-beam framework compliments an eclectic collection of work by Tasmanian artists. Paintings, photography, jewellery, ceramics and glass and textile art are featured in the collection. Work by Tasmanian furniture designers and sculptors using rare Tasmanian timbers, such as Huon and King Billy pine, sassafras and myrtle, form a significant part of the collection. Artists whose work has been exhibited at Risby Cove include Tasmanian Aboriginal painter Mick Quilliam, local photographer Rick Eaves and sculptural furniture designer James Vaughn. Other galleries in Strahan include the Wilderness Woodworks Gallery, where visitors can watch local artisans crafting fragrant Huon Pine.

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Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery

The Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery is located in, Stanley, a beautiful quaint heritage-style township located in Tasmania's north west. The gallery has been operating since October 2010. The gallery exhibits consist of the photographic works created by David Murphy, and a range of other artists artworks as well. They comprise glasswares, woodworks, jewellery, apparel such as scarves, bronze works, as well as other photographic works. David is also available for weddings, website images, and functions.

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Cradle Mountain

The spectacular World Heritage Area, 1 hour 15 minutes from Devonport along the C132, was ranked in No 32 in Lonely Planet’s World Ultimate Travel List in 2015, ahead of Uluru, Kakadu and the Sydney Opera House. You’re guaranteed to see wildlife such as wombats, pademelons and currawongs, echidnas and quolls in the serenity of silent isolation amid ancient alpine trees. But Cradle Mountain is not just a place to get away from it, it’s a place to get into it – where you can leap off waterfalls, kayak to isolated myrtle forest, ride a horse through alpine wilderness, or walk for a while … or for days. You can visit a Tassie Devil wildlife sanctuary, take a scenic helicopter ride, see award-winning art galleries, or spend a snowy winter’s day sipping cognac by a fireplace in a cosy lodge as you gaze at the winter wonderland outside. There is accommodation for all budgets, from backpacker to alpine lodges ranked in the top 10 in Australia.

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Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain is Tasmania's most recognisable landmark and one of Tasmania's most visited attractions. Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain Lake-St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area. The surrounding landscape of ancient rainforest and alpine lands with colourful beech makes for any number of beautiful walks. There's a visitor centre on the park boundary with an interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports. There's no town at Cradle Mountain, however there's a wide range of accommodation in the Cradle Valley area, from an excellent campground to a luxury wilderness lodge. There are many superb short walks from the visitor centre and the Dove Lake car park, 14 kilometres further on. A five kilometre wooden boardwalk links the ranger station to Dove Lake, giving visitors an easy way to explore the park. A free shuttle bus takes visitors into the park and if you choose to walk part of the way the shuttle will pick you up at various points along the road.

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Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is a purpose-built gallery showcasing works from Tasmanian and visiting artists in a wild setting. It's provides an opportunity for artists to present their work in one of Australia's most revered natural areas and plays host to artists in residence. The Gallery is located adjacent to Cradle Mountain Hotel, a two-and-a-half-hour drive west of Launceston (144 km) and a 90-minute drive from Devonport (83 km). The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery exhibits a range of mediums, including sculpture, digital art, hologram technology, photography and film. Ten linked galleries, built around an enclosed garden of rocks and native plants, display this range and include a dedicated kids room. Alongside the Gallery is a gift shop with a superb range of Tasmanian art, craft and produce. Complimentary honey tastings are offered to all visitors and Tasmanian whisky tastings are also available.

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