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Cradle Coast Olives

Nestled between Cradle Mountain and the Coast at Abbotsham, Cradle Coast Olives is renowned for producing Australia's finest extra virgin olive oils. Four times winner of Best Australian Olive Oil, Australian National Olive Oil Awards. Winner of Best Oil Southern Hemisphere, Best Oil of Show 2018 Australian International Olive Awards. Our brisk autumns and early frosts ensure a low yield of unique and extraordinary oils. Visit our cellar and titillate your taste buds with our extensive variety of European oils with an intensity of aromas and flavours not obtainable in more northern climes. Experience a leisurely wander through our grove and enjoy our extensive landscaped gardens and water features. See our mill in action (May-July) with tastings straight from the press for that unforgettable moment!

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Cradle Coast Tours

Cradle Coast Tours are experts in showing visitors around Tasmania's Northern region. Cradle Coast Tours focus on ensuring their guests have a relaxed holiday, and their guides have first-hand knowledge of the local area. The Cradle Coast region includes such highlights as Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Table Cape, Boat Harbour, Leven Canyon, Tamar Valley and the beautiful Gunns Plains Caves. Tours start with as few as two, and no more than seven guests. You will travel in style and at ease in one of Cradle Coast Tour's reliable vehicles and simply take in the amazing local scenery. Your guide Howard Smith is an award-winning, certified and experienced tour guide with a wealth of local knowledge that comes from many years of living and working on Tasmania's Northern region. You will be given insights into many aspects of this area of Tasmania that only comes from personal experience. All tours include light lunch and entry to National Parks. Free Wi-Fi. Other tours can be arranged on request, such as day tours for cruise ship passengers from Hobart and Burnie. Three-day tours are a popular way of seeing the whole region, as are seven-day tours of the entire state of Tasmania.

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Cradle Mountain Canyons

Launch yourself off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature's water-slides. Or take an easier option and float along seeing the world from the point of view of a platypus. Canyoning is a must do for lovers of adventure at Cradle Mountain. Canyoning involves putting on a wetsuit and helmet and swimming, floating, abseiling, walking and jumping your way through a section of river - like white water rafting without the raft. Cradle Mountain Canyons is the only business offering guided canyoning tours in Tasmania. The Dove Canyon Tour is a full-on day out involving an abseil into the canyon, followed by six waterfall jumps and slides and a number of other obstacles. No experience is necessary - just a reasonable level of fitness and ability to swim. The Lost World Canyon is a much easier and shorter option, great for families and available to participants aged at least eight. This one is all about getting up close and personal with nature. Tours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. Cradle Mountain is around 90 minutes drive (88 kilometres) from Devonport or 2 hours 15 minutes (153km) from Launceston.

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Cradle Mountain Coaches

The favourite Bush walkers bus for walking clubs, schools and independent travelers. We have been operating for 45 years, previously known as Maxwell Coaches and Tiger Wilderness Tours. Our name now truly represents Tasmania… Cradle Mountain Coaches. 7 DAYS A WEEK PRE-BOOKED OR ON DEMAND You decide where we pick you up and what time, we provide door to door service: Lake St Clair, Launceston or Devonport to Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair to Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Cradle Mountain Visit our Website NOW to get a quote.

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Cradle Mountain Huts

Part of The Great Walks of Tasmania, the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk offers the only private hut accommodation along Tasmania's iconic Overland Track. The Cradle Mountain Huts six-day walk is a fabulous journey within Tasmania's World Heritage Area using the walk's only private hut accommodation. Following the iconic Overland Track, the walk extends from Cradle Valley to Lake St. Clair through a variety of spectacular landscapes. The world-famous track is located in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and World Heritage area. It is a chance to find your inner nomad - without really roughing it. This six-day Overland Track walk across the roof of Tasmania offers you the chance to experience one of the world's most ancient landscapes formed more than 150 million years ago, normally accessible only to the hardiest walkers. Tour costs include all transport, knowledgeable and sensitive guides, meals, accommodation, park fees, Overland Track fee and the use of a Goretex jacket, backpack and sleeping bag for the duration of the walk. Daily departures between October and May each year. The walks depart and return from Launceston.

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Craigie Knowe Vineyard & Cellar Door

Craigie Knowe Vineyard & Cellar Door is the oldest vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania. The small vineyard is just over 6.5h hectres and specialises in Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Rose. If time permits, we are more than happy to take you on a tour of the vineyard. Our cellar door is located in the old winery shed and offers a rustic but wonderful space to relax and enjoy a tastings of our wines, a cheese platter or tea and coffee. We also welcome you to bring your own picnic and enjoy the surrounds of our lovely vineyard. Our wines are available for sales by the bottle or the glass.

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Crank-e Electric MTB Tours

Crank-e's Guided electric MTB Tours are based in Hobart. They offer daily tours for riders of all skill levels including Hobart’s iconic North South Track, Mt Wellington Summit, Waterfalls of Ferntree/Pipeline Track and Eastern Shores coastline. Cranke's state of the art Specialized Turbo Levo electric mountain bikes gives all riders the power to ride more trail, perfect for exploring Hobart's mountainous terrain! Their ride guides are fully qualified with over 30 years of experience. Morning Tea included. Group and corporate packages available. Crank-e also offer bike hire, bike trailer hire, tailgate pad hire and bike travel bag hire.

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Creative Paper Tasmania Tour and Paper Sales

Paper… it is used every day; writing, reading, information, creativity… have you ever thought about what goes into something you use so frequently? Burnie has a 75 year tradition in paper making, which turned a seaside village into a booming industrial pulp and paper town. The industrial factory now closed, the cities association with paper continues today post factory with Creative Paper Tasmania where you can experience an enlightening hands on paper tour experience. Learn ancient paper making techniques used to create beautiful, eco friendly Tasmanian papers. How materials such as recycled denim jeans, natural plant fibres, apples and even roo and wombat poo are used to make unique papers. Explore the science, sustainability and recycling effort used by the boutique mill. You also have the opportunity to make your own sheet of paper! So roll up those sleeves and get ready for a creative experience of a life time. The beautiful papers made at Creative Paper are for sale, developed into wonderful stationery and souvenir products. Located within the magnificent Makers' Workshop on the Bass Highway on the western side of Burnie.

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Cycles at The Empire

Café by day, Restaurant by night. In 1917 AJ Fowler ran a bicycle factory in the corner of the Empire Hotel. Fowler bicycles became well regarded in the District and were exported to Melbourne. At Cycles we aim to reflect this spirit in a casual and friendly setting, bringing you quality seasonal food built on the natural cycles of northern Tasmania.

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Cygnet Old Bank Cafe

The Cygnet Old Bank Conservatory Café serves a delicious range of meals made from locally grown produce from the Huon Valley. Located in the beautiful town of Cygnet, Huon Valley, just 50 minutes’ drive from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, it is the perfect lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea or coffee stop. The menu changes regularly depending on the season and there are a number of specials on offer each week. Along with this is a feast of freshly baked savory items, filo’s, rolls and frittatas and house-baked cakes slices biscuits and pastries displayed front of house. We can also cater to your dietary requirements offering a range of Gluten Free and Vegan options. Bookings can be made in the beautiful front dining room, Chandelier and Stable lounges. During your visit, you can peruse Grange Home & Garden for all your furniture, home accessory or gift needs.

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Devonport Golf Club

The Devonport Golf Club—also known as Woodrising— is located on Tasmania’s north west coast. The Club is at Spreyton, a 10-minute (10 kilometres) drive south of Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. The Devonport Golf Club offers golfers a challenging, tree-lined, well-bunkered course that has excellent greens. Sitting on a peninsula of land extending to the Mersey River, the course has a fairly flat appearance with gently rolling fairways. The Club offers full catering facilities and a well stocked bar and can cater for functions of up to 200 people. Clubs, pull-buggys and golf carts are available for hire and there is a fully-stocked Pro Shop. In 2008, the Devonport Golf Club continues its role as the home of the annual Tasmanian Open Golf Championships. In Devonport, you can choose from an extensive range of accommodation, visit a local restaurant to sample fresh Tasmanian food and wine or explore north west Tasmania’s attractions and scenery. Holes: 18 Men: Par: 70, Length: 5910 metres, Australian Course Rating: 70.3 Women: Par: 74, Length: 5,292 metres, Australian Women’s Course Rating: 73

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Devonport Regional Gallery

The Devonport Regional Gallery is a regional public art gallery in North West Tasmania. Housed in a converted 19th century church in the town's centre, the Devonport Regional Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and public programs including events and workshops. The program showcases emerging artist's work in The Little Gallery, which is an annex to the Main Gallery. It is also home to Devonport City Council's Permanent Collection comprising textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings and works on paper by iconic Tasmanian and Australian artists. Admission to the Devonport Regional Gallery is by donation and is open daily. The Gallery will close its doors on Sunday 30 September in preparation for its relocation to the Devonport City Council's new cultural hub, the paranaple Art Centre, where the Gallery will reopen on Saturday 3 November 2018. The Gallery is supported by the Devonport City Council, Arts Tasmania, Special Committee, Friends of the Gallery and the Gallery's young member's committee The Droogs. Other funding is received through the Australian Governments Deductible Gift Recipient Status.

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Don River Railway

Passenger trains disappeared from Tasmania some time ago, except this one, a full size loco service from the Don Village Station to Coles Beach each day from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. After leaving Don Village, the route of the Don River Railway winds its way along the Eastern banks of the picturesque Don River, passing Restoration Siding where old vehicles are awaiting their turn for restoration at the hands of the craftsmen. During the 30 minute return journey you will pass through a nature reserve and you will also see many places of historical interest. A steam locomotive pulls the train on most Sundays and public holidays and most of January (other than high fire danger days). For the remainder of the year, weekday trains are run with a vintage diesel locomotives or rail car. The collection of steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock is open for inspection at the Don Village Station, where there is also a souvenir and model shop. No train services on Mondays and Tuesdays, except Monday of long weekends.

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Donaghys Lookout

This easy three kilometre walk takes you to a lookout with stunning views into Tasmania's western wilderness. The walk climbs a small hill at an easy grade to a sheltered viewpoint with magnificent views of the Franklin and Collingwood Rivers and mountains like soaring Frenchmans Cap. Look for the sign to this 40-minute return walk on the Lyell Highway between the Franklin and Collingwood Rivers, around 45 kilometres from Queenstown.

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Dooleys Hill Forest Walk

A series of short walking trails through native forest on the edge of Latrobe township. Dooleys Hill is an ideal place for birdwatching. Birds common to the area include the boobook, bronzewing, kookaburra, fairy wren and firetail. You may also see the rare white goshawk. The trails are short and easy and the paths well formed. Walks require between 15 minutes and 1 hour 10 minutes to complete.

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Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley National Park is a few kilometres north of Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast. This beautiful park features dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay pines. Walks include the 20-minute return stroll to the Apsley Waterhole, the three-hour Apsley Gorge circuit and the three-day north-south bushwalk through the park. Douglas-Apsley National Park is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the quaint towns along Tasmania's beautiful east coast. While in the area you can also swim, snorkel or try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Nearby are coastal wineries and renowned Wineglass Bay in nearby Freycinet National Park. Douglas-Apsley National Park is just over a two-hour drive (174 kilometres) southeast of Launceston.

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Dove Lake

Dove Lake, at the foot of Cradle Mountain, is circled by a six-kilometre track that offers one of Tasmania's best walks. Most of it is on boardwalk and includes views of Cradle Mountain, unexpected beaches on the side of the lake, the ancient Ballroom Forest, a patch of Tasmania's notorious horizontal scrub and the occasional echidna or platypus. Dove Lake is at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It is possible to drive vehicles to the lake however parking may be limited. Your park access fee includes free use of the Dove Lake Shuttle Bus, which departs the visitor centre for Dove Lake regularly.

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Drive Discovery Central Flinders Island

Drive to Walkers Lookout for sunrise over the Darling Range or take an early morning beach walk near Whitemark. In Whitemark take a stroll along the Bluff Fitness Track to allow an hour for the easy coastal walk. Or drive just north of the town and take Bluff Road to view the birdlife in this tidal salt marsh. Continue north stop in at Long Point or Sawyers Bay beaches before making your way to Emita, Settlement Point. Spend time at the historic site of Wybalenna. Picnic and discover the secluded coves and sandy beaches at Allports, Emita and Lillies. With safe swimming and crystal clear waters they are all ideal for snorkelling. Call into the Furneaux Museum in the afternoon (check opening days). Do the coastal walk to Castle Rock from Allports Beach to Marshall Bay. On dusk head to the Shearwater viewing Platform near Port Davies and watch mutton birds return to their burrows to feed their young chicks. Return to Whitemark via Walkers Lookout – magnificent sunset colours along the face of the Darling Range and looking back towards Mt Strzelecki. Remember to wave at passing motorists.

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Drive Discovery North Flinders Island

From Whitemark drive north to Killiecrankie Bay. Stroll along this beautiful beach overlooked by the impressive Mt Killiecrankie. If you have some time get local advice about the best places to fossick for Killiecrankie diamonds or try Diamond Creek, about 2km along the beach. Climb Mt Killiecrankie. Picnic at the free gas barbecue picnic area at Killiecrankie Beach or further north at Palana Beach. At Palana take the signed track to the wide sandy beach that is ideal for a long beach walk or often has enough swell for safe body surfing. The tiny group of shacks at Palana was set up as a Radar Station during WW2 when the fear of a Japanese invasion was at its peak. Observe the lichen covered rocks and enjoy the white sandy beach with sweeping views to Inner Sister Island. Turn off to North East River to see Flinders Island most northern tip experience wildlife, fishing, great beaches with coastal vegetation. Explore the wild ocean beach pounded by surf and follow the estuary to see the variety of seabirds living here. Don't forget to wave at every passing motorist.

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Drive Discovery South East Coast Flinders Island

Begin in Lady Barron, visit the port area or walk along the foreshore to Yellow Beach. Drive north to Cameron Inlet via Lady Barron Road turning off on Lackrana Road – for wetlands, waterbirds and remote beaches. Walk 3 km south from Cameron Inlet along Planter Beach to the Planter Wreck, timber remains of a wreck believed to be the Brigantine shipwrecked in 1877. Continuing north turning off on Lees Road to Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary, ideal for a barbecue lunch with tables, facilities and free gas barbeque. Return to Lackrana Road and drive on to Patriarch Inlet – migratory wading birds, picnic or beach combing. Take the two hour return beach walk Patriarch Inlet to Red Bluff easy 7 km (2-3 hours return) beginning from the southern end of Patriarch Inlet look at for seashells and other washed up treasures. Take Lackrana Road north to Memana, visit Tobias Furneaux Lookout (off Memana Road) and Walkers Lookout. Return to Lady Barron via the coast road and Badger Corner (turn right at Ranga). Call in at the Adelaide Bay bird hide to view the waters of the Franklin Sound and the ample bird life. Remember to wave at passing motorists!

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

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