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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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Chris Bray Photography Tasmania Photo Tour

Chris Bray Photography seeks out the world's most extraordinary wildlife, landscape and cultural experiences and brings small groups there in comfort, providing unique access away from the crowds with the exclusive charter of ships, aircraft, vehicles and remote lodges for exclusive photo tours (and amazing holidays!). Their unbeatable diverse, six-day photo tour gives you unprecedented access to the very best that Tasmania has to offer! Including a private doors-off helicopter charter around Cradle Mountain, a light-plane flight over Wineglass Bay, walks around the old settlement of Maria Island, Dove Lake, Liffey Falls, Bicheno Blowhole and even a private boat charter out to a remote seal colony - you’ll have every possible angle covered. This women-only tour is the ultimate photo tour to perfect your photography skills with 1-on-1 critique sessions and Lightroom tutorials offered by their two female tour leaders offering a welcoming environment, where you’ll feel included, encouraged, supported and inspired. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded adventurous ladies, make new friends and gain confidence using your camera while also indulging in gourmet food and wine from Tasmania and luxury accommodation including Cradle Mountain Lodge!

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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 their Facebook page to catch up with them.

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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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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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Cocktail Making Masterclass

Celebrate the art of mixology, using some of Tasmania’s finest spirits and produce. Lead by Hobart's Honni Cox (co-author of Pie Hard) who brings eleven years of bar experience to the Spirit Bar to showcase, taste and explore the hidden world of cocktails. This workshop teaches the essentials of cocktails, giving the skills to impress at dinner parties, get ahead on Friday night drinks and learn the tricks of the trade.

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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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Coral Expeditions - Pristine Tasmania - 7 Nights

Coral Expeditions is a 34 year old Australian expedition cruise company. They operate and manage a fleet of four small ships taking guests to some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, regions of Asia-Pacific. Over 5,000 travellers from all over the world come to them every year for their relaxed small ship atmosphere and itineraries which larger ships cannot replicate. Their operations are bespoke with high attention to guests which result in a more personal product. At a time when the cruise industry is moving to larger and larger ships, they have limited the size of their ships to maximise the expedition experience. Their cuisine is prepared small batch on board and, while the style is down to earth, it reflects high quality Australian produce and wine. They operate to Australian standards of safety with Australian senior crew wherever they go. They were the first to offer interpretive programmes on their cruises and to employ Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers, Marine Biologists and SCUBA Instructors – a tradition that continues today.

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Curringa Farm - Accommodation and Farm Tours

Open daily for farm tours, meals and accommodation, Curringa Farm, located at Hamilton, central Tasmania. Personalised day tour attractions offer groups and self-drivers a unique view of Tasmanian farm. See working farm dogs, sheep shearing and friendly farming practices. Curringa Farm is one-hour drive from Hobart on the highway to the West Coast, close to Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls. Curringa Farm covers 750 acres/300 hectares. See 3000 sheep, poppies, cabbages and cereals. There is an intensive conservation program on the farm. Visitors can learn about native plants, animals and habitat requirements. The licensed centre and cafe caters for up to 100 people for lunches and teas. Open 360 days a year. Enjoy scotch fillet steak cooked on the wood-fired barbecue, hot new potatoes and salads in season, home-made desserts, cakes and real coffee. Tasmanian wines, lanoline cosmetics and woollen products available for purchase. Bookings essential. Minimum four people for morning or afternoon tea tours, six for lunch tours. Guests relax overnight in one of nine fully self-contained bed and breakfast cabins with beautiful views. Your hosts, Tim and Jane Parsons, are sixth generation Tasmanian farmers. Join for an unforgettable visit to Curringa Farm's excellent ecotourism experience.

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Darrel Baldock Memorial

The entrance at Latrobe Oval and a statue commemorate Darrel "Doc" Baldock. The statue was officially unveiled on the 28th April 2014. Darrel Baldock A.M. commonly nicknamed "The Doc" and "Mr Magic", was an Australian rules football player, coach, and state politician. In 1966 he captained the St Kilda Football Club to its first, and to date only, premiership. In 1969, Baldock returned to Tasmania and captain-coached Latrobe to four consecutive NWFU premierships from 1969 to 1972. Baldock played 158 games for Latrobe before finishing in 1974. Baldock is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame and has been upgraded to the status of "Legend". He was also a handy cricketer, playing two first-class cricket matches, once for Tasmania and once for a Tasmanian Combined XI. After retiring from football, Baldock served in the Tasmanian Parliament for fifteen years. He died in 2011 and a State funeral was held at Latrobe.

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Dasher Falls

Easy when viewing from below or moderate but steep climbs to top: 25 minutes return. Consisting of three tiers, there are good view of the falls from the cliff top. The walk is unfenced and next to a ravine so is unsuitable for small children. Care is also needed on the final section, to the base of the falls, as it is very slippery when wet. From Sheffield take the B14 towards Railton and turn right onto the C156. Park on Bridle Track Road about 150 metres north of the Lower Beulah turn off. Follow tags, pink then blue, north west inside bush along the cliff edge.

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David Icke – Everything You Need to Know

After a three year absence, globally renowned speaker, author and professional conspiracy theorist is returning to Australian in March 2019 and will be touring five cities around the country with a new four-hour evening show. More than 6000 Australians are expected to attend to hear Icke address topics and questions highlighted in his 2017 book "Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told," including: What’s really going on in the World? Who is behind the World’s Agenda? Why are we being taken there and to what end? What can you do to make a difference? Following the success of his last sold-out Australian tour in 2016 with more than 4000 attendees, Icke will again be visiting Sydney and has increased the capacity of each show to cater for huge audience demand.

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Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum

The Deloraine and District Folk Museum was opened as the Family and Commercial Inn in 1864. Today it reflects the life of the country publican and his family. Housed in the extensive garden is a Pioneer Walk where you can view reproduction and reclaimed heritage buildings showcasing the lives, tools and farming equipment of early settlers. A new exhibition about chair maker, Jimmy Possum, is now open. Who was Jimmy Possum? Come along and learn about this Deloraine mystery. The museum is located at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre, 98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine.

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Deloraine Golf Course

Deloraine Golf Course is a nine-hole course located in Tasmania's north-west historic town of Deloraine. The 18-tee course features a challenging par three over a strategically placed dam. Lined with trees, the course has stunning views of Quamby Bluff and the Great Western Tiers mountain range. The Deloraine Golf Course is open to the public seven days a week. There is a clubhouse with fully-stocked bar and kitchen. Test your skills on the two par fives and the longer par fours which challenge even the best of golfers. Enjoy the afternoon in peaceful surrounds and head into the clubhouse for a quiet drink after your round. While you are in Deloraine, visit nearby wineries or take a day trip to Cradle Mountain and walk in the wilderness. You may also like to explore the Limestone caves at Mole Creek. Deloraine is approximately a 45-minute drive west from Launceston (53 km).

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Derwent Entertainment Centre

The Derwent Entertainment Centre is multi-purpose stadium and entertainment venue at Glenorchy, near Hobart. Glenorchy is a ten-minute drive north of Hobart's city centre (8 km). The Derwent Entertainment Centre is one of Tasmania's major entertainment venues, with a seating capacity of 4,875 and general admission capacity of 7,255. The Centre is a venue for major concerts, conventions, exhibitions, sporting events, trade shows and special events and is also a ticketing venue for Ticketmaster. The venue has extensive car parking and can be accessed by Metro buses from Hobart. The Tasmanian Government and Glenorchy Council commissioned the Derwent Entertainment Centre in 1989 as a celebration of Australia's 1988 Bicentennial year.

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Design Tasmania Centre

The Design Tasmania Centre, Launceston, features Australia's only collection of contemporary wood design. The Centre is located on the edge of City Park, a short walk from Launceston's central business district. The Centre houses a permanent Design Collection, regarded as one of the world's best assemblages of contemporary woodwork, having won acclaim in the United States, Europe and China. The Centre is also home to Tasmania’s largest shop featuring Tasmanian craft and design, from hand made homewares and jewellery to bespoke furniture. In 2004, the Centre was listed in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Architecture as one of the world's top 1000 contemporary buildings. Entry is by donation.

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Devil's Gullet

Standing atop the dramatic cliffs of Devils Gullett and looking over Tasmania’s remote alpine Central Plateau, you cannot see a single sight of human existence – you could be the only person in the world. Devil’s Gullett features dramatic views into a steep, narrow glacial gorge formed by vertical dolerite cliffs 220 metre high and topped by alpine forest. This landscape has been evolving for about 200 million years, since long before Tasmania broke away from the great southern landmass called Gondwana. Devil’s Gullett includes a short and easy 20-minute (return) boardwalk walk from the car park to a lookout overhanging this stunning gorge. From the lookout, visitors can see the entire Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair World Heritage Area from side on, Tasmania’s highest point Mt Ossa (1617metre), the Fisher and Mersey river valleys, Walls of Jerusalem and several other major peaks and valleys. There are no visitor facilities at this site.

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Devils @ Cradle

The Devils @ Cradle Tasmanian devil sanctuary is a breeding and conservation facility for Tasmania's three unique threatened carnivorous marsupials; the Tasmanian devil, the Spotted-tailed quoll, and Eastern quoll. The facility is located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park World Heritage area and conducts in-situ conservation programs for the Tasmanian devil including an on-site breeding program for insurance of the species. A visit to the sanctuary day or night will allow you to observe these extraordinary animals up close whilst one of our keepers will give you an understanding of their life cycle and the threats that confront them. The sanctuary is open from 10:00 with 'keeper tours' being conducted at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00, while in the evening visitors can observe the amazing night time antics of the animals being fed. Devils @ Cradle is committed to the conservation and protection of this now vulnerable species. The centre operates a successful captive breeding program, ensuring the ongoing survival of Tasmanian devils in healthy numbers in the wild.

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

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