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Welcome to the summer issue of THIS WEEK IN TASMANIA packed with information about what’s happening throughout the state. Summer is festival season in Tasmania and there are plenty on offer. Make time to visit the fabulous TASTE FESTIVAL (28 Dec – 3 Jan) on Hobart’s waterfront, where rollicking crowds will unite over the heady mix of food, wine and song. For lovers of live music, the FALLS FESTIVAL (29 Dec – 1 Jan) overlooking spectacular Marion Bay is packed with international acts, and festival-goers can take a quick dip between sets. Tasmania’s Festival of Music and Art (FOMA, 13 – 22 Jan) is an annual event put on by the Museum of Modern and New Art, features local and international musicians and artists. Next comes the indulgent FESTIVALE (10 – 12 Feb), Launceston’s premier event held at City Park, with stalls full of the Tamar Valley’s glorious produce and live music. The CLARENCE JAZZ FESTIVAL (21 – 26 Feb) will once again delight crowds at outdoor, riverside and historic locations throughout Hobart. Visit us at www.twimobile.com

COnTEnTs What’s on in summer

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Hobart and surrounds

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the Henry Jones IXl Development

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shopping

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Huon trail

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the rivers run

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the Convict trail

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the Heritage Highway

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the east Coast

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launceston, tamar & the north 28 Map of tasmania & Information 30 great Western tiers

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north east

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Devonport & Cradle Country

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north West Coast

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the Western Wilderness

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Where to eat

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essential Information

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Cover: Helleyers Road Distillery

This Week in Tasmania P.O. Box 188, Kingston TAS 7000 tAs and region manager Ange Hope Phone 0438 008 718 email angehope@hardiegrant.com.au Publisher Colin Ritchie Managing editor Helen Withycombe graphic design Nigel Tan Advertising coordinator Melissa Polh This Week series includes titles in: Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney &

Tasmania and is published by Hardie Grant Magazines Pty Limited. ABN 17 080 486 755 Hardie Grant Magazines takes care researching information, but dates, prices, maps and times may change, so readers are advised to check details before visiting. © All material contained in this publication is protected by Australian copyright regulations. The circulation is audited by the Circulations Audit Board.

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What’s on in summer PERFORMANCE ROss nOBLE – nOnsEnsORY OvERLOAD Theatre Royal; 29 Campbell Street, Hobart; 6233 2299; www.theatreroyal.com.au 15 – 16 February

Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best; spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. MOnA fOMA

TASTE FESTIvAl

Various venues, Hobart; www.mofo.net.au

Various venues, Hobart; www.tastefestival.com.au 28 December – 3 January

13 – 22 January

Hobart’s waterfront comes alive with the Taste festival. Sample fine Tasmanian produce and gourmet food and wine, be entertained by local performers and take in fantastic art exhibitions. And NYE @ The Taste will be the best seat in the house for the fireworks over the water!

PHiLiP ADAMs BALLET LAB – AviARY Theatre Royal; 29 Campbell Street, Hobart; www.mofo.net.au 14 January

IHOS – The Barbarians City Hall; 29 Campbell Street, Hobart; www.mofo.net.au 18 – 22 January

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EXHIBITIONS

Departs Mona Ferry Terminal, Hobart; www.mofo.net.au

BETT GALLERY HOBART

17 January

369 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart; 6231 6511 Belinda Winkler January

A exhibition of porcelain, bronze and steel sculpture. THE DEsiGn CEnTRE Cnr Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston; 6331 5505; designcentre.com.au Sally Brown: Remade December

One of Tasmania’s most exciting furniture designers. MOnA 655 Main Road, Hobart; 6277 9900 mona.net.au MONA FOMA 13 – 22 January

A series of exhibitions in line with FOMA. TAsMAniAn MUsEUM AnD ART GALLERY 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart; 6211 4177 www.tmag.tas.gov.au To Catch a Tiger Until 13 February

This installation by James Newitt creates a point of connection between issues and opinions related to conservation, wildness, Tasmanian identity and scientific ‘truth.

FESTIvAlE Royal Hobart Show

City Park, Launceston; www.festivale.com.au 10 – 12 February

Head to Launceston to enjoy three days of good food, wine, music, dance and street theatre. Festivale is a great opportunity to try Tasmanian produce and meet emerging producers. A highlight is the Festivale Photography prize, vote for your favourite photo!


A year-long series of contemporary art experiences developed by three Tasmanian artists and presented with the support of Detached Cultural Organisation.

VOLCANO LOVER / LUCY BLEACH 18 MARCH–3 JULY 2011

THE READING ROOM / BRIGITA OZOLINS 23 JULY–16 OCTOBER 2011

TO CATCH A TIGER / JAMES NEWITT 4 NOVEMBER 2011–13 FEBRUARY 2012

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart open 10–5 daily www.tmag.tas.gov.au


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EvENTS

The Falls Festival

BROOkfiELD, MARGATE 1640 Channel Highway, Margate www.brookfieldvineyard.com Weekends

Enjoy a program which features both local and international musicians – as well as indulgent food and wine – every weekend at Brookfield winery. sALAMAnCA MARkET Weekends, Salamanca Place, Hobart, 8.30am to 3.00pm; www.hobartcity.com.au Weekends

An essential part of any visit to Hobart, head down to Salamanca Place to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of one of Australia’s best outdoor markets as you wander the cobblestones of the historical setting. GLEnORCHY CAROLs BY CAnDLELiGHT Tolosa Park, Glenorchy; www.gcc.tas.gov.au 10 December

Held each year at the Tolosa Park Soundshell, this beautiful candle lit concert is a Christmas tradition. Pack a picnic and bring your family! The Santa Run

THE sAnTA RUn Various locations, Ulverstone; www.santarun.com.au 11 December

A costumed fun run for the whole family with all proceeds donated to Variety Tasmania and part of the World Santa Challenge across the globe. ROLEx sYDnEY TO HOBART Constitution Dock, Hobart 26 ¬December – 1 January

Don’t miss one of the world’s greatest offshore races. Heat to consition dock on 1 January to see the winner. THE fALLs fEsTivAL Marion Bay; www.fallsfestival.com 29 December – 1 January

Three days of music and entertainment, held on a beautiful farm overlooking Marion Bay, where festival goers can duck off for a swim between seeing artists such as Arctic Monkeys, The Grates, Kimbra and Pnau.


Roundhouse Park, Devonport;

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WHAT’s On

nYE – LAnTERn DREAMs fEsTivAL 31 December

See in 2012 with live entertainment, food vendors on site and fireworks at 9.30pm and again at midnight. Write your New Years resolutions, hopes and wishes on a lantern, then set it afloat on the Mersey River. MOORiLLA HOBART inTERnATiOnAL Domain Tennis Centre, 2 Davis Avenue, Domain, Hobart;

HEnLEY-On-MERsEY

6 – 14 January

Bell’s Parade, Latrobe;

The world’s best sportswomen compete at one of Australia’s premier tennis events.

26 January

MOnA fOMA Various venues, Hobart; www.mofo.net.au 13 – 22 January

Tasmania’s Festival of Music and Art (FOMA) is an annual event put on by the Museum of Modern and New Art, and just gets better each year. With local and international artists ranging from PJ Harvey to the Dresden Dolls, Cabaret Cruises and a huge street party, this is an unmissable event on the cultural scene.

Try your hand at whip cracking, sheaf tossing, spud picking and gumboot throwing at Australia’s quirkiest festival. MCDOnALD’s BURniE inTERnATiOnAL Burnie Tennis Club; www.burnieinternational.com.au 28 January – 5 February

See some of the best tennis outside of the Australian Open and try to pick the next star of the tennis world.

AUsTRALiA DAY BREAkfAsT On THE BOARDWALk

TAsMAniAn fRUiT WinE fEsTivAL

Bellerive Boardwalk, Clarence; www.ccc.tas.gov.au

29 January – 1 February

26 January

With activities, live music and fun for the kids, a tasty breakfast overlooking Bellerive Yacht Club Marina is the best start to the day.

Taste fruit wines, liqueurs, ciders and other exciting products from around Australia, combining delicious fruit flavours with a seaside holiday feel.

A DAY On THE BEACH

CLAREnCE JAzz fEsTivAL

Kingston Beach Esplanade, Kingston; www.adayonthebeach.asn.au

Bellerive Boardwalk and various locations, Hobart

26 January

Held in beautiful outdoor, riverside and historic locations, the Clarence Jazz Festival presents the best in local jazz talent. Take in great performances and enjoy fresh Tasmanian food.

Come join this Australia Day regatta with sports, local music, a sandcastle competition, fun, activities and a big barbeque on the beach.

Bellerive Boardwalk, Clarence

21-26 February

Saturday at Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market proudly operated by the Hobart City Council. www.hobartcity.com.au

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Enjoy the sights, sounds, action and colour of Australia’s best outdoor market, every Saturday from 8.30am to 3pm in Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place.


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Hobart and surrounds Australia’s second oldest city combines colonial maritime charm with a cosmopolitan state capital. 8 Runnymede

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Davey Street, Battery Point; open Tues 9am–1pm, Thurs 9am-12pm, other times by appointment 6237 7160

The oldest continuously occupied barracks in Australia, the Anglesea Barracks is also home to the Military Museum of Tasmania. 03

fOREsTRY TAsMAniA

79 Melville Street, Hobart; open Mon–Fri 8.30am– 5pm 6233 8203 www.forestrytas.com.au

Nearly half of Tasmania is forest so it makes sense to check maps and other visitor’s information before setting out. Forestry Tasmania manages 1.5 million hectares of forest land.

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MARiTiME MUsEUM

Cnr Davey and Argyle streets, Hobart; open daily 9am–5pm 6234 1427 www.maritimetas.org

Discover Tasmania’s maritime history with a unique collection of paintings,

HOBART SHOWGROuNd SuNdAy MARkET 10 mins north of Hobart right on the Brooker Highway, Glenorchy; 6272 6812

This is the all-weather indoor and outdoor market where you rub shoulders with the locals plying their wares — craft, food, books, jams, collectables and just about anything you can think of. Expect the unexpected. Sundays 8am–2pm.


MOnA Museum of Old and New Art, 655 Main Road, Berridale, Hobart; 6277 9900 www.mona.net.au

Opened in January 2011, MONA is already one of Australia’s key cultural attractions and a must-see destination for art lovers. Set in a stunning location near the Moorilla Estate winery, and over three-levels, this will be Australia’s largest private museum. Its collection is extensive and varied, ranging in works from the ancient to the contemporary, including Egyptian and Mesopotamian relics and modern Australian, British, European and American art. Overarching the collection is a view that sex and death are ever present in art, as subject matter and as a key motivation for its creation. Contemporary works include those by Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, Fiona Hall, Brett Whiteley, Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Egon Schiele and Wassily Kandinsky.

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A 30-minute drive from the city centre to this lofty landmark provides stunning panoramic views across the city and Sullivans Cove. 06 nARRYnA HERiTAGE MUsEUM

103 Hampden Road, Battery Point; open Tue-Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat–Sun 2pm-5pm 6234 2791

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photographs and figureheads. Enjoy a guided Port Walk through the museum and to Salamanca Place.

This Georgian house and garden has a nationally significant museum collection. 07 & 08 PEniTEnTiARY CHAPEL AnD RUnnYMEDE

Penitentiary Chapel, cnr Brisbane & Campbell streets; 6231 0911 Runnymede, 61 Bay Road; 6278 1269 www.nationatrusttas.org.au

Take a guided tour through the Chapel, solitary cells and execution yards, held daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Ghost tours are also available (0417 361 392). Runnymede is a rare 19th century house and has extensive gardens with collections of maritime material.

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8 HOBART AnD sURROUnDs Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens 09 ROYAL TAsMAniAn BOTAniCAL GARDEns & QUEEns DOMAin

Located on the Queens Domain; open daily 6236 3050 www.rtbg.tas.gov.au

Established in 1818, these stunning cool-climate gardens include the world’s only Sub-Antarctic Plant House. 10

sALAMAnCA PLACE

Salamanca Place, Hobart; Saturdays 8.30am–3pm 6238 2843 www.hobartcity.com.au

Every Saturday, the warehouse-lined streets of Salamanca Place host the Salamanca Market. Find original arts and

crafts, food and flowers from more than 300 stalls on Hobart’s historic waterfront. 11 TAsMAniAn MUsEUM AnD ART GALLERY

40 Macquarie Street, Hobart; open daily 10am– 5pm (closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day) 6211 4177 www.tmag.tas.gov.au

The colonial gallery features important works such as The Conciliation by Benjamin Duttereau. The museum houses the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and has displays of the state’s penal history as well as its fascinating natural history.

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Located next to Tasmanian Travel Centre and adjacent to Constitution Dock Visit our working distillery for tastings and sales of our single malt Whisky, Pepperberry Liqueur and other unique Tasmanian spirits.

OPEN DAILY 14 Davey Street, Hobart

Enquire about our Whisky Ph (03) 6231 9088 Experience Tours www.larkdistillery.com.au


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Lenna of Hobart While in Hobart, drop by and enjoy the Lenna experience Visit our websites www.lenna.com.au for best day accommodation rates and availability, and www.alexandersrestaurant.com.au for current seasonal menus and reservations.

Visitors to Hobart who take a leisurely stroll around Hobart’s wonderful waterfront and along historic Salamanca Place will be delighted to discover historic Lenna of Hobart, a beautifully preserved Italianate mansion with a rich Tasmanian colonial heritage dating back to c1874. Today Lenna is a first-class hotel, combining a treasured National Trust icon with contemporary accommodation, restaurants, lounge bar and exceptional service. Lenna’s 52 spacious ensuite rooms, including 10 beautifully appointed King Suites, have recently been enhanced with the addition of two, superb new rooftop penthouse apartments, which offer spectacular panoramic views of Hobart’s harbour, Derwent River and surrounding mountains, as well as the luxury, comfort and impeccable standards for which Lenna of Hobart is renowned. Superior room comforts, broadband technology, 24/7 guest services and reception, as well as valet service, 11am checkout and ample onsite parking are just some of Lenna of Hobart’s extensive range of services. In the evening, guests can enjoy a drink in the Chandelier Lounge Bar, before moving on to Alexander’s Restaurant, which has gained many awards for its food and extensive wine list. A sample from Alexander’s seasonal menu, where

choices include Doo Town venison wrapped in pastry with caramelised pear and almond stuffing, turned zucchini, lentilles du puy and beetroot and mandarin marmalade, and steamed Tasmanian trout with prawn mousse crusted in brioche atop celeriac gratin and crayfish beurre blanc, reflects the eclectic modern Australian menu and Alexander’s dedication to showcasing the very best of Tasmanian food and wine in relaxed and friendly surroundings.

Fine Dining Meticulously Prepared Distinctively Tasmanian open every evening Cnr Salamanca Place & Runnymede St, Battery Point, tas telephone 1800 819 700


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MOORIllA 655 Main Road Berriedale; 6277 9900 www.moorilla.com.au

Moorilla’s iconic status soars with the much anticipated opening of MONA in 2011. Meanwhile, the new Pavillions raise the bar on luxury accommodation and The Source restaurant remains worthy of a pilgrimage.


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The Henry Jones IXL Development The IXL building has been transformed from industrial splendour to a contemporary tourist icon.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

HEnRY JOnEs DEsiGn GALLERY

Once home to the IXL jam factories, these old warehouses have been redesigned to retain the existing buildings’ steel and timber structures and today house the impressive multi-award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel. This waterfront hotel offers 50 stunning world-class suites, as well as the acclaimed Henry’s restAurAnt, and the funky IXl long BAr. Surrounding businesses include quality art galleries, a fashion boutique and trendy eateries serving some of Tasmania’s renowned fresh and fine produce. The Henry Jones IXL Development is also one of Tasmania’s premier arts enclave with more than 250 works by leading and

emerging Tasmanian artists on display at The Henry Jones Art Hotel’s gallery, and some of Australia’s finest Aboriginal art can be found at Art MoB. Here you will find a wide selection of the finest Aboriginal art, including works by Dennis Nona, Pansy Napungardi and Alick Tipoti. The Henry Jones DesIgn gAllery showcases fine Tasmanian Art and Craft. Visit CIsIMon, which specialises in contemporary men’s and women’s affordable fashion and gifts. Located near Hobart’s birthplace, JAM PACkeD is a rustic café/providore that offers all-day breakfast and a range of tasty snacks and meals. There is also great coffee and lots of locally produced products including delicious chocolates and excellent wines. Take time out at

Café, Providore & Tas Wine 27 Hunter Street, Old Wharf, Hobart Ph 62 313454


Historic Victoria Dock and the Henry Jones IXL buildings

one of the tables under the impressive glass atrium.

ixL COURTYARD

A must-see area within the Henry Jones development is the IXL Courtyard. This intriguing and arty space was officially opened by the Tasmanian Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, the Honorable Paula Wriedt in September 2007. It is home to the wonderful

MAsterPIeCe@IXl, where Tasmania’s foremost art dealer, Nevin Hurst, shows some of the nation’s most important and rare Australian and European fine art and antiques. Shoppers seeking stunning clothes and unique jewellery, handbags and art should put MyAnA euroPeAn style gAllery at the top of their list and also visit their outlet in Sandy Bay.

Street HOBART Tas 7000 Aboriginal 29Ph Hunter 03 6236 9200 Fax 03 6236 9300 Fine Art euan@artmob.com.au www.artmob.com.au

fine art & antiques

IXL Courtyard 2/19A Hunter Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000 tel (03) 6231 3144 fax (03) 6231 3143 email info@masterpiece.com.au Web www.masterpiece.com.au

TasTe an evolving work of arT.

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Please phone 6210 7706 or visit www.thehenryjones.com We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Shopping Discover an abundance of boutiques, markets and malls. HOBART

Follow the shopping trail along Liverpool Street — home to fashion stores such as luXe, WAverley Woollen MIlls and Belle & PAge. On Murray Street you’ll find InsIDe, known for its homewares, love AnD Clutter for women’s and children’s wear, and roBInson & Co. For men’s fashion follow Murray Street to routleys and across the Collins Street traffic lights to All style. Drop into elIzABetH street MAll (between Collins and Liverpool Streets) for the national chains, and CentrePoInt MAll off Murray Street. The Cat and Fiddle Arcade links both malls and has specialty shops. At the north end of Sullivans Cove is the IXl DeveloPMent and at the south end is sAlAMAnCA PlACe. Wander to Sandy Bay for CIsIMon for fashion and gifts, and the gallery MyAnA.

MARkETs

BLOOMin’ TULiPs CAR BOOT sALE

EvAnDALE MARkET Falls Park, Logans Road, Evandale; 6391 8900

More than 100 stalls with antiques, crafts, bric-a-brac and food. Sun 8am–1pm.

HOBART sHOWGROUnD sUnDAY MARkETs Hobart Showground, 2 Howard Road, Glenorchy; 6272 6812

A great weekly market offering fresh produce, craft, second-hand bargains, and collectables. Sun 8am-2pm.

LAUnCEsTOn Esk MARkET Launceston Showgrounds; 6331 6044

Check out the refreshments, tools, collectables, antiques and much more. Free entry and parking. Sun 9am-2pm.

PEnGUin MARkET Arnold Street, Penguin; 6437 2935

On the North West Coast, craft and local produce. Sun 9am-3.30pm.

sALAMAnCA MARkET

Wynyard Foreshore, Wynyard

Salamanca Place, Hobart; 6238 2843

For plants and second hand items, head to the Wynyard Foreshore on the first Sunday of the month, 8am–2pm.

Over 300 stalls line up on Hobart’s waterfront for these popular markets. There are a myriad of products, from orginal artworks to organic foods.

DELORAinE sHOWGROUnDs MARkETs

sORELL MARkET

Deloraine Showgrounds, Lake Highway, 0409 695 321

Gordon Street, Sorell; 6243 8282

First Saturday of the month and third Saturday in December as well. Not on in November or January. 9am-1pm.

Local country market of fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, wood turners, garden products and tools.

Sunday Shopping List Hobart’s ultimate local market experience Indoor—Outdoor Market—Over 100 stalls Books Gifts to send home Collectables Cosmetics

DVD’s Craft Clothes Relishes & Jams Fruit & Veg

8am till 2pm

2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy. by Bus off at Stop 23 (Cosgrove High) Plenty of parking. ATM. Phone 6272 6812 hobartshowground.com.au/market


Huon Trail The peaceful Huon River and its national parks are nature at its best. 01

BRUnY isLAnD

Bruny D’Entrecasteaux Visitor Centre, Kettering; open daily 6267 4494; Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration; open daily 10am–3pm 6293 1117; Bruny Island Cruises 6293 1465.

Only a 15 minute ride by car ferry from Kettering, south of Hobart, Bruny Island is home to idyllic beaches, lush forests, abundant wildlife and sensational providores. Visit stunning Jetty Café and Art at the Point. Enjoy Get Shucked oysters at Great Bay, artisan cheeses from the Bruny Island Cheese Company, delicious berries from Bruny Island Berry Farm, and the superb pinot from Bruny Island Premium Wines. Other attractions include fairy penguins at the Neck and the Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration at Adventure Bay. Take in the wilderness and wildlife of the island from the water with the award-winning eco-cruise provider, Bruny Island Cruises. You’ll get a chance to see seals, dolphins, whales, albatross and other seabirds and be awestruck by the magnificent cliff faces, sea-caves, and The Monument – a tall and slender sea stack.

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Southern Design Centre, 11 School Road, Geeveston; open daily 10am–5pm 9697 0039 Tahune Forest AirWalk; open daily 9am–5pm 6297 0068

Visit the Southern Design Centre for hand crafted furniture, original art and craft collectables and giftware made from native Tasmanian timbers. Allow time to experience the thrilling Tahune Forest AirWalk – the longest elevated walkway of its kind.

Experience a majestic day out at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

For more information phone: (03) 6298 3209 www.parks.tas.gov.au/reserves/hastings

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One of the most spectacular parts of the state, the Hartz Mountains National Park is a window into the south-west wilderness, offering views of remote mountain ranges as far as the southern coast. 04 HAsTinGs CAvEs sTATE REsERvE

Hastings Cave State Reserve; open daily 10am-4pm 6298 3209; wheelchair access available www.parks.tas.gov.au/reserves/hastings

Explore the largest dolomite tourist cave in the Southern Hemisphere on a 45-minute guided tour. Its chambers began forming millions of years ago. Relax in the thermal springs pool or explore the Reserve’s short walks.

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Visitor Centre, 2273 Huon Highway, Huonville; Home Hill Winery, 38 Nairn Street, Ranelagh 6264 0326

Indulge at Home Hill Winery cellar door and restaurant, or visit the Apple and Heritage Museum. Enjoy an alfresco lunch at the Boat House CafĂŠ before the 35 minute ride of your life with Huon Jets. 06

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This seaside town is a favourite mooring spot for yachties and is known for its apple, cherry and pear orchards. It is also where visitors can catch the ferry to Bruny Island; it is a 20-minute ride.

PORT HUOn

This picturesque village, which is home to the Kermandie Hotel, attracts yachties, locals and travellers going to the far south.

South Bruny Island

IDA BAY RAILWAY

An awe-inspiring journey along the coastal heartland of Ida Bay and Lune River. Departing daily except Friday (2 hour return trip). Oct-April: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm. May-Sept: 10am, 12pm, 2pm. 328 Lune River Road, Lune River TAS 7109 Telephone: (03) 6298 3110 Mobile: 0428 383 262 www.idabayrailway.com.au meg@idabayrailway.com.au


From New Norfolk, the focal point for the Rivers Run touring route, journey through the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. ATTRACTIONS: Nant Distillery

● Tyenna River with prize trout fishing ● Junee Cave at Maydena ● Hardwood trees in the Styx Valley ● ’Wall in the Wilderness’, Derwent Bridge ● Mt Field National Park ● Australasian Golf Museum ● Nant Distillery ● The Priory Country Lodge ● Ratho Golf Links ● Tarraleah

AUsTRALAsiAn GOLf MUsEUM Market Place, Bothwell; open daily 10am-4pm 6259 4033 www.ausgolfmuseum.com

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This museum tells the story of how golf evolved from a crude game played by a handful of villages on Scotland’s east

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coast, to the international game it is today. Many of Tasmania’s champion golfers are featured, from the Pearce Brothers to Lucy Arthur. See the largest collection of golfing memorabilia in Australasia.

MT fiELD nATiOnAL PARk www.parks.tas.gov.au

One of Tasmania’s oldest national parks has a diverse range of wildlife and vegetation ranging from rainforest along the Lake Dobson Road to alpine at the higher elevations. The park essentially has two visitor sections. The first is home to the famous Russell Falls, while the second is central to Lake Dobson which is close to fern forests .

RATHO GOLf Links Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell; 0409 595 702; www.rathogolf.com

The Ratho Golf Links were first laid out by the Reid family, who emigrated from Scotland and settled Ratho in 1822. It is Australia’s oldest golf course, and the oldest remaining outside of Scotland. It is a public golf course, open to all golfers throughout the year.

THE BUsH inn 49-51 Montagu Street, New Norfolk; 6261 2256

Built in 1815 this is Australia’s oldest continuously licensed hotel. It is home to three bars, open fireplaces and a restaurant called the Melba Room.

The Oast House, Bushy Park

TARRAlEAH 6289 0111 www.tarraleah.com

Award-winning accommodation on the edge of the wild Tasmanian wilderness with walks, wildlife, golf, trout fishing, secret lake kayaking and massage. This luxury lodge is right in the stunning Central Highlands, only two hours from Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.

Photo: Geoff Murray / Tourism Tasmania

THE RivERs RUn Bushy Park in the Styx Valley


Bushy Park

Australasian Golf Museum Market Place, Bothwell. Tel: 6259 4033 Open daily 10 – 4

Find out more about Bothwell

Find out more about the museum

Play at Ratho Golf course

Learn all about the history of golf in Scotland and discover why Bothwell’s early settlers became Australia’s first golfing community

Find out all about Tasmania’s golfing greats and see the history of golf and Bothwell’s links with Scotland come to life through fascinating golfing memorabilia

Live the history when you get out your clubs and play Australia’s oldest golf course

www.ausgolfmuseum.com

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The Convict Trail Head south on a journey rich in convict history and natural beauty, taking in Port Arthur historic site, Richmond Village and some of the tallest seacliffs in the world. RiCHMOnD

Only twenty minutes from Hobart and situated in the Coal River Valley, Richmond is a gourmets paradise. It is surrounded by award-winning wineries and restaurants. It also boasts beautiful historic buildings, including the National Trust treasure oAk loDge, rICHMonD gAol, galleries, bed and breakfasts and quaint tearooms.

MEAdOWBANk ESTATE 699 Richmond Road, Cambridge; 6248 4484 www.meadowbankwines.com.au

More than just fine wine and great food, Meadowbank Estate is a venue complete with gallery space featuring local artists, regular music events and a retail shop — just 15 minutes drive from Hobart.

PORT ARTHUR “MEGA” TOURS Enjoy our popular Port Arthur day tour or be terrified by the spine chilling Port Arthur ghost tour ● Tours depart daily ● Small group sizes ● We are the Port Arthur specialists ● Pick up from your accommodation Phone: 6244 7080 Mobile: 0427 548 726 www.adventureislandtours.com

The Fox & Hounds Inn Step back in time … to a place where olde English charm meets the tranquil scenery of historic Port Arthur Arthur Highway, Port Arthur 7182 (03) 6250 2217 reservations@foxandhounds.com.au www.foxandhounds.com.au


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PORT ARTHUR HisTORiC siTE Port Arthur; open daily from 8.30am; Freecall 1800 659 101 www.portarthur.org.au

Immerse yourself in convict history among the ruins, gardens and walking trails. Visit the museum or take a guided tour and harbour cruise, aboard the MV Marana — included in site entry. There is a historic ghost tour after dark.

EAGLEHAWk nECk Visitor Information Centre, 443 Pirates Bay Drive, Eaglehawk Neck; 6250 372

Stop for refreshments and take in dramatic coastal views at this pretty settlement that has become an accommodation centre. Visitors can also explore Tessellated Pavement, The Officers Quarters, Tasman’s Arch and the rest of the Tasman Peninsular region.

Multiple international award winner including Distillery of the Year

6248 5399

TAsMAn nATiOnAL PARk

www.tasmaniadistillery.com

Tasman National Park runs from forest to coastline, from Cape Surville to Waterfall Bay and Fortescue Bay, and from Cape Hauy to Cape Pillar and Cape Raoul. See the cliffs, rock formations and sea caves on a boat tour with Tasman Sea Charters. Tours depart daily.

TASMANIA dISTIllERy For more information on their award-winning whiskey go to www.sullivanscovewhisky.com

Internationally acclaimed single malt whisky (available in Harrods) is distilled according to traditions using pure Tasmanian water. Journey along the Tasmanian Whisky Trail to Tasmania Distillery in Cambridge to see how whisky is made, to taste and buy. By appointment only Monday – Friday. Tel: 6248 5399.

THE fOx & HOUnDs inn Arthur Highway, Port Arthur; 6250 2217 www.foxandhounds.com.au

Situated on beautiful waterfront with bush surrounds, the Fox & Hounds Inn boasts comfortable ensuite motel rooms, two-bedroom self-contained apartments, as well as a spa suite. Enjoy a quiet drink in the tavern bar before dining in the cosy restaurant as the sun sets over the private jetty.

Visit historic Richmond Australia’s finest Georgian village set amongst Tasmania’s finest vineyards.

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The convict-built bridge in the heart of Richmond is the oldest bridge in Australia, completed in 1825. Make sure you also visit rICHMonD MAze.


CLARKE ISLAND

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Cape Portland

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The Heritage Highway

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Waterhouse

Anderson Bay

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Mt William National Park

Gladstone

Bridport

Bridestowe Lavender

Town Estate TravelGeorge Tasmania’s first main road and discover country Myrtle Forest Reserve Scottsdale Vineyards The Tinfine Centre Georgian buildings and Eco Centre lanes, European heritage, Platypus House Blue Tier Lilydale Falls colourful colonial history. Gardens

Sorell Seahorse World Hawley House

Nabowla

Bay of Fires

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Binalong Bay

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see eXquIsIte leAtHer goods being made on the premises at Lake Leather in the historic townships of Evandale and Campbell Town. You will Bicheno Vineyardsfind everything from handmade Penquins Cranbrook Freycinetboots, women’s handbags, women’s National Wine & luggage fine and belts and the largest Park Wool Centre selection of R.M. Williams boots in Coles Bay Swansea Wineglass Bay Great Tasmania. Open 7 days 10am-5pm Oyster Bay

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Orford Entally House and its magnificent grounds are managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife and are open to the public 7 days a week. Hamilton

Mount Field Bagdad National Park Russell Falls Bushy Pontville Brighton Park Westerway WildlifeRichmond Bridgewater Park Salmon Maydena Ponds Sorell Barilla Bay New Norfolk Glenorchy

Hobart EvAnDALE Southern-Forests Evandale Tourism Information Centre; Kingston 6391 8128 www.evandaletasmania.com Huonville Blow Hole

Copping

Dodges Ferry Tessellated Pavement Norfolk Bay

FREYCINET ISLAND

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Douglas Apsley National Park

Little Swanport

Callington Mill

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Tasmanian Wool Centre, Church Street; open daily 9am–5pm 6381 5466

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This delightful village, with its old sandstone buildings and bridge, offers MARIA visitors the chance to enjoy the ISLAND Tasmanian Wool Museum and view local historical exhibits.

Maria Island National Park Ruins

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Highway Visitor Centre, Mill Lane,

Oatlands; 6254 1212 Tasman Kettering Georgian With near-original Arch Nubeena Cygnet AREA Tasman streetscapes, Evandale is also classified Boasting the largest number of colonial FerryStorm Port Arthur Geeveston National Park Bay Woodbridge by the National Trust and Remarkable feels like sandstone buildings in Australia, Oatlands ark Cavea trip Cape Pillar Peppermint Bay Cape Raoul back in Dover time. is also home to the famous roMAn Hartz Mountains BRUNY ISLAND National Park CAtHolIC CHurCH designed by the Adventure Bay Lune River Hastings Caves father of gothic revival, Augustus Welby niLE Southport Thermal Springs South Bruny Bay Pugin. The fully restored CAllIngton Clarendon, Ida 234 Clarendon Station National Park Road, Claudy daily 10am–4pm Nile via Evandale; open Bay MIll 0 10 20 30 40 is now operational and a must-see 6398 6220 Catamaran and you can sample goods at the Distance in kilometres Scale 1 : 1 730 000 South East Cape Companion Bakery, a local organic woodHome to Clarendon, arguably Australia’s fired sourdough bakery where you can finest Georgian-style country home. This also learn to make your own bread. Stay in imposing mansion, a National Trust town and hunt for gorgeous collectables, treasure, is a must-see. ver H u oTahune n R iWalk Air

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Lake Leather MANUFACTURERS & MERCHANTS OF FINE LEATHERGOODS

Highest quality leathergoods in Tasmania Ian and Robyn Lake. Open 7 days 10am until 5pm. 3 Russell Street, Evandale Ph/Fax: 6391 8888 98 High Street, Campbell Town Ph: 6381 1414


LOnGfORD

Set in idyllic landscape reminiscent of the English countryside, Longford is home to BrICkenDon FArM vIllAge (owned and farmed by the same family for over 170 years) and

WoolMers estAte, which have recently been honoured with World Heritage status. Just minutes from the antique shops, bakery, racing memorabilia and restaurants of Longford, the neighbouring properties provide a fascinating snapshot of early colonial life – and also offer charming cottage accommodation all year round. tHe nAtIonAl rose gArDen At WoolMers displays one of the country’s best collections of historic roses, and BrICkenDon HerItAge gArDen should not be missed.

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art, gifts and retro clothes at 3 WInDoWs. CAsAveen restAurAnt, CAFÉ AnD FACtory offers home grown and produced Merino knitwear – You can even take a factory tour. Casaveen is also the best place in town for lunch, coffee and cake before you get back on the road.

Entally EstatE Home of Entally historic Entally House house one of tasmania’s heritage treasures

Open daily from 10am-4pm | www.entally.com.au 782 Meander Valley Road, Hadspen 7290 Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

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The East Coast Drive down the coastline from St Helen’s to Orford and be captivated by the Bay of Fires, Great Oyster Bay and the Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve. east Coast escape

accommodation ranges from luxury to camping. Don’t miss award-winning Wineglass Bay.

WinEGLAss BAY CRUisE 6257 0355 www.wineglassbaycruises.com

Wineglass Bay Cruise is a superb four-hour cruise showcasing Tasmania’s best views.

MARiA isLAnD nATiOnAL PARk Visitor Centre, Corner The Esplanade and Charles Street; 6257 4772

The Island is reached by a 20-minute ferry ride from Triabunna. The ruins of old convict-era building are worth exploring.

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BAY Of fiREs For information visit www.anthology.travel Email bookings@cradlehuts.com.au

Set between Eddystone Point and Binalong Bay, the Bay of Fires has stunning scenery with spectacular orange lichen-covered rocks, white beaches and tranquil lagoons. Renowned for its magical scenery. The Bay of Fires Lodge is a great place to stay.

BiCHEnO Penguin Tours and Booking Centre 6375 1333

This delightful fishing town is Tasmania’s top diving destination. Stay for the nightly fairy penguin tours and learn about their habits and habitat.

fREYCinET nATiOnAL PARk AnD COLEs BAY Coles Bay is the gateway to the Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park offers pristine beaches, coastal and mountain walks and native wildlife. There are fishing, boating and rock climbing options available and

Overlooking Great Oyster Bay, the state’s oldest seaside town boasts saltworks ruins, the convict-built Spiky Bridge, vineyards, Nine Mile Beach and the Swansea Bark Mill and Museum – a working mill used for tanning with memorabilia and photographs from the early 1820s onwards. Stay at the comfortable Meredith House and shop at the interesting Gallery One Nine. The Banc restaurant offers fine local produce.

kATE’s BERRY fARM

Travel 2kms south of Swansea to sample raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and more in delicious jams and desserts. The Gardens, Bay of Fires


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Superlative range of desserts, artisan chocolates, confectionary, hand-made jams, sauces, ice-creams, relishes and more.

Made with Passion 12 Addison Street, Swansea Ph: 03 6257 8428 • Email: info@katesberryfarm.com

Photo: George Apostolidis / Tourism Tasmania

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Launceston, Tamar & the North Located on the banks of the Tamar River, Launceston is Tasmania’s northern city and the perfect place to begin your exploration of the picturesque Tamar Valley.

Basin Cafe & Gorge Restaurant, Cataract Gorge Launceston


Experience Peppers. Call 1300 987 600, visit peppers.com.au or contact your preferred travel agent.


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Gunns Plains Cave

Leven Canyon

Wilmot

Barringwood Park Vineyard

Exeter

Rosevears Estate Tasmania Zoo Quamby Entally Elizabeth Town Estate Estate

Railton Sheffield

Nabowla

Gardens

Lilydale Falls

Launceston

Country Club

Cape Portland

Waterhouse

Ringarooma Bay

Lady Barron

North-East-Forests

St Helens St Columbia Falls

Myrtle Forest Reserve Scottsdale The Tin Centre Blue Tier

Gladstone

Scamander

Cruise

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Bay of Fires

Mt William National Park

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Bridestowe Lavender Estate Derby

Bridport

Vineyards Eco Centre Platypus House

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Anderson Bay

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Spirit of Tasmania Bass Strait Ferry Terminal Narawntapa Melbourne/Devonport National Park Sydney/Devonport Port

Sorell Seahorse Ulverstone World Yolla Penguin Devonport Hawley House Annsleigh Guide Falls Forth Gardens

Lapoinya

Wynyard

Bass

Spirit of Tasmania I & II

AsHgrove CHeese

Table Cape

Sisters Beach Boat Harbour

Sawyer Bay

Stanley

Chairlift

Rocky Cape Dip National Park Falls Gardens

Smithton

Perkins Bay

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Dismal Swamp

Latrobe

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House of Anvers

Strzelecki National Park

Lackrana

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Tamar Valley Trail

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Wineglass Bay

Oyster

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Penquins

Bicheno

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Coles Bay

Wine & Wool Centre

Cranbrook

Vineyards

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Little Swanport

St Marys

Douglas Apsley National Park

Fingal

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Peppermint Bay

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Serpentine Dam

Lake Gordon Strathgordon

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Lake King William

Bronte Park

Liffey Falls

Great Lake

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Hadspen

Brickendon

Westbury

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01 BOAG’s CEnTRE fOR BEER LOvERs

39 William Street, Launceston; open 8.45am–4.30pm Mon–Fri and 10am-4pm Sat; 6332 6300; www.boags.com.au

Housed in the historic Tamar Hotel, the Centre is the start and finish point for the brewery tours. The building contains brewing memorabilia, Boag family history, and a merchandise retail shop. Visitors can view the current brewing facilities, and are given an insight into the techniques used to brew awardwinning beers, concluding with a unique and memorable tasting session. Bookings are essential. Tour Boags Centre for Beer Lovers

BASIN CAFé ANd GORGE RESTAuRANT For more information 6331 5222

For fine dining with a difference, visit the iconic Gorge restaurant. Located in the heart of the spectacular Cataract Gorge Reserve, it can only be reached by chair lift or on foot - a great way to really earn that special meal! Casual, in-grounds Basin Café is open 7 days a week for luxurious breakfasts or long lunches, but afternoon teas are their specialty.


Cnr Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston; 6331 5505 or 6331 5506 www.designcentre.com.au

Design Centre & Museum: A mustvisit – see exhibitions of crafts, arts and design, Australia’s only contemporary wood design collection, plus retail. 02 & 03 QUEEn viCTORiA MUsEUM & ART GALLERY

Design Centre and Museum

Inveresk: Invermay Road, Launceston; open daily 10am–5pm 6323 3777 www.qvmag.tas.gov.au

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The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery covers two sites: Royal Park and Inveresk. Royal Park has recently reopened after an extensive renovation. Inveresk is a cultural precinct with an art gallery that showcases fine art and eight decorative art and craft collections from colonial to contemporary times.

1842

Cnr St John and Cimitiere Streets, Launceston; open 9am–5pm Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm Sat–Sun 6331 2213 www.1842.com.au

One of Launceston’s oldest buildings has been converted into an artists’ co-op where handcrafted furniture and wooden products are made and sold. See artisans at work and learn about

The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania Spanning over one hundred years of style and technical achievement this impressive collection of traditional and contemporary marques is a must see for all those who appreciate history, design, engineering and style. The museum comes alive with four sensational theme displays each year as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles. OPEN 7 DAYS. 86 Cimitiere Street, Launceston ph: 6334 8888 / www.namt.com.au

DESIGN SHOP + MUSEUM The Design Centre is home to The Tasmanian Wood Design Collection, a world-renowned museum of designed timber objects. The centre also hosts ever-changing design exhibitions. Finish your visit off by losing yourself in the Design Centre Shop with over 100 individual’s work for sale. City Park, Cnr Tamar & Brisbane Streets, Launceston Ph: 03 6331 5506 www.designcentre.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS.

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some of Tasmania’s finest art and artists. It’s also Launceston’s largest commercial gallery and exhibits work by some of Northern Tasmania’s foremost artists. Situated in a huge 160-year-old warehouse and counting house that was once Launceston’s major food-stuff purveyor, this is a must-see.

LAUnCEsTOn HisTORiC WALks

Australian Red Cedar. The House survives with house, stables and garden. Nearby and also accessible is St James Church which was built in 1845 and has many associations with the House. The Tearooms are open during house hours for light meals and refreshments. The Metro Bus service number 21 from the city to Franklin village stops outside the House.

Bookings can be made at 1842; 6331 2213

Join Robyn Jones for an hour’s walk through Launceston’s past and present. Hear the story about the citizens, rogues and rascals who left their mark on historic Launceston. Walks start at 1842 (see address left) and run Mondays at 4pm and Tuesday to Saturday at 10am. $15, groups and families by negotiation.

fRAnkLin HOUsE 413-419 Hobart Road, Franklin Village, Launceston; open 9am-4pm Mon-Sat, 12pm-4pm Sun, general admission $8, concession $6, children under 18 and National Trust members free; 6344 7824 www.nationaltrusttas.org.au

Built by former convict and successful businessman Britton Jones, Franklin House is notable for its rich use of

Franklin House

Tamar River Cruises Taste our local wine, beer and cheese on board

Time is Precious Spend it Wisely …and discover Launceston’s kept secrets Departing hourly, departing daily 364 days a year. 4 hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise departs at 10am 21/2 hour Afternoon Discovery Cruise departs at 3pm 50 minute Cataract Cruise departs hourly.

All cruises depart from Home Point, on the boardwalk, at the end of Home Point Parade, Launceston. Tel: (03) 6334 9900 (bookings recommended)

www.tamarrivercruises.com.au

Multi Award Winning


WinE ROUTE Wine Industry Tasmania; 6223 3770

Follow the red route on this map to tour the Tamar Valley and Pipers River region of cool climate wines. Quamby Allow at least 2–3 days. Estate

Country Club Red Feather Inn

THE OLD UMBRELLA sHOP 60 George Street, Launceston; 6331 9248 Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm.

A quirky experience essential to any trip to Launceston! See the vintage umbrella display and buy Tasmanian gifts and umbrellas in a perfectly preserved Victorian shop setting.

TAMAR vALLEY WinE ROUTE

Encompassing the Tamar, Pipers Brook and Relbia districts, the wine route concept was the inspiration of Dr Andrew Pirie, founder of Pipers Brook Vineyard, and the Pirie South label. Visit famous vineyards like Josef Chromy Wines, Moores Hill and Rosevears Estate.

with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, explore the mine rescue display and discover for yourself a replica underground mining environment. Hands-on displays will entertain you with buttons to push, levers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. WEST STREET,BEACONSFIELD (40 MINS FROM LAUNCESTON) OPEN 9.30AM - 4.30PM DAILY 7 DAYS A WEEK TEL: 03 6383 1473

www.beaconsfieldheritage.com.au

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Josef Chromy Wines Cellar Door Restaurant

Josef Chromy’s Cellar Door and Restuarant is located just five minutes from Launceston airport, yet transports you to the heart of the beautiful Tamar Valley wine region. Set amongst established gardens with one hundred year old oak trees, the property overlooks a picturesque lake with the winery and vineyard stretching along the rolling hillside. The Cellar Door offers a wide range of award-winning wines for tasting and sale including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Botrytis Riesling, Pinot Rosé, Sparkling and Sparkling Rosé. In just over four years these wines have won 12 trophies and 23 gold medals at some of Australia’s most prestigious international wine shows. WINERY

The Restaurant and new function centre offer the estate’s fine wines matched with a superb full á la carte menu prepared by executive chef Stuart Mullan. Gourmet picnic hampers are also available from the café deli, for guests who wish to use the free barbeque in the picnic grounds. For those wanting a bit more action or family fun, there is a one-metre remote controlled yacht that can be hired for sailing on the lake. Fly fisherman are also welcome to catch rainbow trout in the lake for a modest charge. The Cellar Door and Restaurant is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Groups are welcome by appointment. Phone 6335 8700 for more information, or visit the Winery, Cellar Door and Restaurant at 370 Relbia Road, Relbia. RESTAURANT

CELLAR DOOR OpEN DAILY 10.00am – 5.00pm 370 Relbia Road, Relbia Tasmania 7258 03 6335 8700 wine@josefchromy.com.au www.josefchromy.com.au

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Cycling Trail 6km shared recreation trail follows the Tamar River from Low Head to York Cove in George Town. Phone 03 6382 1700 for more information or visit www.provincialtamar.com.au

Cycling is a great way to explore the upper part of the Tamar Valley. By bike you have the chance to take things at your own pace and to see a lot more of your environment. This trail has been designed to be car free making it a safe way to cycle with your family. The riverside trail will take you to some of the most famous sites along the Tamar River: • Bass and Flinders Centre • Watch House Museum • George Town’s main shopping street • Belle’s Tearoom • Paterson Monument • York Cove marina • Peppers York Cove • The Pier Hotel • Regent Square • Lagoon Beach • Low Head Pilot Station • Maritime Museum • Galley Cafe • Penguin’s beach • Low Head Lighthouse This cycling route also takes you past holiday homes, beach rentals, nature reserves, fishing jetties and boat ramps and you’ll be able to stock up on supplies from George Town’s shops and cafes. Bring your family, your friends, and of course – your bikes.


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1145 Westwood Road, Hagley; 6392 2211

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Visitor Information Centre, Main Road; open daily 10am–4pm 6382 1700; Peppers york Cove; 6382 9900

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Low Head Historic Precinct; 6382 2826 Pilot Station and Maritime Museum; 6382 1143

Australia’s oldest, continuously operating pilot station, maritime museum and lighthouse. Penguins come ashore nightly. Tours are available.

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sEAHORsE WORLD

Shed 1A, Inspection Head Wharf, Flinders Street, Beauty Point; 6383 4111 www.seahorseworld.com.au

A fascinating aquarium dedicated on the conservation of the seahorse.

BAss & fLinDERs CEnTRE

8 Elizabeth Street, George Town; open daily 10am4pm; 6382 3792 www.bassandflinders.org.au

Learn the story of Bass and Flinders’ voyage and see a stunning replica of the boat they sailed.

Discover the secret lives of seahorses at Seahorse World in a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s first seahorse farm. Located in the beautiful Tamar Valley, Seahorse World is now one of Australia’s largest ornamental fish farms supplying both marine and freshwater ornamental fish to the global aquarium market. See other bizarre creatures in the Wonders of the Southern Ocean aquarium and browse our extensive gift-shop. Fully guided tours departing regularly. OPEN 9.30 AM INSPECTION HEAD WHARF, BEAUTY POINT PH (03) 6383 4111 WWW.SEAHORSEWORLD.COM.AU

Bass & Flinders Centre The replica of His Majesty’s Colonial Sloop Norfolk has berthed at the Wharf in the Bass & Flinders Centre. 8 Elizabeth Street George Town, 7253 Ph: 6382 3792 Open 10am - 4pm w w w. b a s s a n d f l i n d e r s .o r g. au


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Great Western Tiers The Great Western Tiers is a protected World Heritage area and popular for its walks, waterfalls, historic homes and gardens. ASHGROvE CHEESE 6173 Bass Highway, Elizabeth Town; 6368 1105 www.ashgrovecheese.com.au

MOLE CREEk kARsT nATiOnAL PARk 330 Mayberry Road 6363 5182

Specialising in the production of hard English-style cheeses, traditional recipes and techniques are used to produce cheeses of superior flavour and texture. The range now includes a selection of exotic flavoured cheeses, utilising locally grown flavouring components. Open daily 7.30am-6pm.

This underground national park is home to deep limestone caves including Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves. The glow-worm display in Marakoopa Cave is the largest you can see in Australia. Other must-see features include gorges and underground streams. Group bookings of 10 or more people are essential and passes are available from Mole Creek Caves office.

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9 Christmas Hills Road, Elizabeth Town; 6362 2186

Visit 12 acres of raspberry fields and indulge in the special cafe menu that changes fortnightly to reflect seasonal produce. Fresh raspberries available in season and frozen raspberries available all year round. Open daily 7am-5pm and evenings by arrangement.

CARRiCk

This interesting historic town is only 17kms from Launceston and famous for the annual AGFEST celebrating Tasmania’s agricultural history, which is held on Australia’s biggest agricultural field during May. Carrick is also home to the Tasmanian Copper Gallery.

Village Green; open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm

This charming 19th century village is home to a number of historic houses, many with Georgian architecture. Buildings of note include the fascinating St Andrews Church with its fine carvings. Visit Pearn’s Steam World to see over 200 steam engines, tractors, equipment and memorabilia.

MOLE CREEk

Located in the Meander Valley and at the gateway to Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek is a pretty town which is the gateway to a range of natural wonders including Mole Creek Caves which feature over 300 stunning limestone caves. The charming Mole Creek Guest House makes a great base to explore this area.

Mole Creek Guest House and Café

The Original Tasmanian Country Experience

Make charming and historic Mole Creek Guest House your base while exploring central north Tasmania. Close to the stunning Mole Creek Caves and amazing Walls of Jerusalem and 90 Minutes to Cradle Mountain. Warm hospitality, beautifully restored accommodation and some of Tassie’s most delicious fare! 100 Pioneer Drive, Mole Creek, Tasmania 7304 | 03 6363 1399 | www.molecreekgh.com.au | info@molecreekgh.com.au

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It has been suggested that the name ‘Elizabeth’ honoured Governor Macquarie’s wife. Located in the Meander Valley, Elizabeth Town is renowned for its fine local produce, in particular its famous cheeses and raspberry farm.

DELORAinE Great Western Tiers Visitors’ Centre, Emu Bay Road; open daily 9am–5pm 6362 3471

This charming town, with its riverside setting, old buildings and views, is an excellent base for expeditions to nearby

national parks. The Visitors’ Centre can provide maps of The Sculpture Trail. MEAnDER Meandering by both name and nature, this little town is set amongst some of Tasmania’s most beautiful scenery. Enclosed by two imposing peaks Quamby Bluff to the east and Mother Cummings to the west – the town is also divided by the Meander River which flows through the centre. With historic buildings and the nearby Meander Forest Reserve, this town is worth getting of the beaten track to see.

PEARN’S STEAM WORLD A facinating collection of over 200 historic agricultural items amassed by the Pearn family, including tractors, steam engines, equipment and miscellaneous memorabilia.

Photo: Brian Dullaghan / Tourism Tasmania

65 MEANDER VALLEY ROAD, WESTBURY TEL: 63931414 OPEN 10 – 4 ADMISSION APPLIES www.pearnssteamworld.org.au

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LAUNCESTON, TAMAR & THE NORTH

North East Enjoy the beauty of the North East from the beaches of Bridport to the scented fields of Bridestowe Lavender Farm. north east

ATTRACTIONS: GARDEn LOvERs’ TRAiL

Visit beautiful gardens such as The Beeches, Oakdene Gardens, Highview Gardens, Canice Garden, Mara Ponds and Northeast Park.

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Tee off at one of the world-class golf courses including Barnbougle Dunes, St Mary’s Golf Course, Bridport Golf Club, Moorina Golf Club and Scottsdale Golf Club.

PYEnGAnA CHEEsE

Indulge in delicious award-winning traditional cheddar cheese which is lovingly made using the methods of the pioneers.

WATERfALLs

See five of the most amazing waterfalls in Tasmania: Lilydale Falls, Cuckoo Falls, Ralph Falls and St Columba Falls.

BRAnxHOLM

This pretty town has gardens galore as part of the North East Garden Lover’s Trail. If you stroll along the trail beside the Ringarooma River you might spot a platypus or two and the Red Bridge, built as a community project celebrating the heritage of Branxholm and the historic 1877 confrontation between European and Chinese miners, is a sight to see.

BRiDPORT

Bridport is known for its white sandy beaches, flora and wildlife which can be enjoyed at Granite Point Coastal Reserve or the Bridport Wildflower Reserve. For golf enthusiasts the classic links course of Barnbougle Dunes is a must.

DERBY Main Street, Derby; open 9am–5pm 6354 1062

Visit The Tin Centre to learn about the town’s glory days of tin with historical displays and memorabilia, then relax in the café.

nABOWLA 296 Gillespies Road, Nabowla; open all year round Oct-Apr, closed Christmas Day 6352 8182

Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm, marvel at the scent of flowering lavender, and don’t forget the gift shop where you can stock up on lavender products and gifts.

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Known for its beautiful gardens and spectacular Ralph Falls, make sure you also include a visit to Legerwood to admire the magnificent memorial tree carvings of our proud war heroes.

sCOTTsDALE Visitor Information Centre, 4 Alfred Street; open daily 9am-5pm 6352 6520

Home of the astonishing EcoCentre which showcases forest ecology, fine timbers and rich North East heritage. Don’t miss Eddie Freeman’s life-sized wooden carving of Simpson and his donkey, or the town’s art gallery and unique doll museum.

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Entry fee applies during flowering season For more information please visit our website 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla. Tasmania, Australia 7260 Phone: 03 6352 8182 www.bridestowelavender.com.au


Devonport & Cradle Country THREE HUMMOCK ISLAND

Devonport is a vibrant, tourist-orientated seaport city, while Cradle Country offers mountain scenery and quiet beaches. HUNTER ISLAND

Spirit of Tasmania I, II & III

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Visitors’ Information Centre, Axeman’s Hall of Fame, Bell’s Parade; open daily 6421 4699

On the Mersey River, 10kms south of Devonport, Latrobe has galleries, antique shops, cafés and the Axeman’s Hall of Fame. Discover the criminal history of the area at the LaTrobe Court House Museum, or take the Latrobe Historic Walk, starting at the western end of Gilbert Street.

Nestled under Mount Roland with rolling hills and gentle valleys, Sheffield (named after the famous town in Yorkshire) is known as the ‘Mural Town’ for the dozens of murals by leading artists - many depicting the history of the local area. The day walk through the peaks, glacial valleys, passes and plateau lakes of this area forms a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Check with the visitors’ centre for conditions.


Devonport & Cradle Country. A great place for... Heritage

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Wineries and Breweries

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Gunns Plains Caves

Collectables and Arts

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Cradle Mountain

Family Fun

The Big Penguin

Tasmanian Devils

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Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre, 13-15 Alexandra Road, Ulverstone; 6425 2839; Penguin Visitor Information Centre, 78 Main Road, Penguin; 6437 1421 www.coasttocanyon.com.au

formations. Also take time to stop by Wings Wildlife Park, the fascinating exhibits will thrill the whole family. Sheffield

A leisurely drive off the Bass Highway will reveal the delights of the unspoiled coastal towns of Ulverstone, Penguin and the hinterlands. Some of the wonderful attractions of this area include: Leven River, Leven Canyon, Ulverstone History Museum, Wings Wildlife Park, Gunns Plains Cave, and The Big Penguin.

GUnns PLAins About 30km south of Ulverstone, this area is home to Gunns Plains Cave which is known for its amazing

HOuSE OF ANvERS CHOCOlATE FACTORy Open daily 7am-7pm, free tours and tastings. Bass Highway, Latrobe; 6426 2958 www.anvers-chocolate.com.au

For an award-winning chocolate experience visit the manufacturing room and chocolate museum: Belgian-style breakfasts, tasting and sales of specialty chocolate truffles, fudges and pralines.

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Luxury wilderness spa suites Inspiring waterfall walks Scrumptious food Absolute tranquility

Lemonthyme Lodge 770 Dolcoath Road, off Cradle Mountain Road, Moina, Tasmania

Phone 6492 1112 Fax 6492 1113 Email reservations@lemonthyme.com.au Web www.lemonthyme.com.au

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Devonport A vibrant, tourist-orientated seaport city, Devonport welcomes thousands of visitors to Tasmania each year.

45-47 Stewart Street, Devonport devonportgallery.com


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At the mouth of the Mersey River is the port for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service from Melbourne while the Bluff Lighthouse is on Mersey Bluff at the northern end of town. Visitors’ Centre, 92 Formby Road; open daily 7.30am–5pm 6424 4466

DEvOnPORT MARiTiME MUsEUM 6 Gloucestar Avenue; open Tues–Sun, 10am–4.30pm 6424 7100

Housed in an old harbourmaster’s residence in Parklands, the museum, which is run entirely by volunteers, features a superb collection of detailed models from the days of sail through the age of steam and to the present seagoing passenger ferries.

dON RIvER RAIlWAy Forth Main Road, Devonport; 6424 6335 www.donriverrailway.com.au

Enjoy a ride to picturesque Coles Beach, where you can picnic or walk to Devonport Bluff. Explore the museum, with its collection of diesel trains dating from 1879 and visit the souvenir shop where light refreshments are available. Trains run on the hour, every hour from 10am-4pm. Vintage Tasmanian trains run seven days a week. Open daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

dEvONPORT REGIONAl GAllERy 45–47 Stewart Street; 6424 8296

Supporting emerging Tasmanian artists, designers and craftspeople, the gallery displays a diverse collection of contemporary paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics and sculpture and the unique Robinson Photographic Collection Open Mon–Sat 10am– 5pm, Sun and public holidays 12pm– 5pm; free admission. This award-winning, interactive science centre has exciting travelling exhibitions, science shows and special displays. Learn all about the science and technology in your everyday lives. Open Mon–Sat 10am–4pm, closed Sunday.

PORT sORELL/HAWLEY BEACH

Just a short drive from Devonport you will find fine wines, an art gallery and gift shop at Ghost Rock Vineyard, and first rate accommodation and outstanding cuisine with spectacular sea views at Hawley House.

TAsMAniAn ARBORETUM Old Tramway Road, Eugenana (turn right off Sheffield Main Road onto Melrose Road); 6427 2690 www.tasmanianarboretum.org.au

HOME HiLL 77 Middle Road, Devonport; open 1.30pm-4pm Tues-Sun (September to June) 6424 3028

Home of former prime minister, Joseph Lyons and his wife Dame Enid Lyons. The 1916 house is owned by the City of Devonport and the contents by the National Trust. Home Hill is just as Dame Enid left it and contains historic mementoes.

PAnDEMOniUM DisCOvERY AnD ADvEnTURE CEnTRE, 62 – 64 North Fenton Street, Devonport; 6423 1466 Imaginarium Science Centre has now been incorporated with Pandemonium Discovery and Adventure Centre.

Comprising 58 hectares of undulating land with Melrose creek and the Don river flowing through the property, as well as a small lake as a central feature, this is a unique botanic tree park of native and exotic species. Trees and shrubs are planted in groups according to their geographic origins. Stroll the ring road or one of the many walking tracks and you may even see a platypus in the lake mornings and evenings. BBQ facilities available. 10kms south of Devonport. Open daily between 9am and sunset.


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GHOST ROCk vINEyARd ANd CEllAR dOOR 1055 Port Sorell Road, Northdown; www.ghostrock.com.au

Ghost Rock Vineyard offers a modern cellar door with innovative architecture, graceful vines and tranquil views. Sample Ghost Rock’s award-winning wines with a guided tasting, and savour the unique character of true cool climate wines. Enjoy the Sunday music sessions and alfresco dining. Winner Tourism Awards 2007 - Tourism Wineries.

• enjoy award winning wines • discover sweeping views • linger over lunch • friendly service • casual bliss 1055 port sorell road (B74), northdown 7307 • open daIlY • ph: (03) 6428 4005


Arthur River, Burnie, Wynyard, Boast Harbour, Waratah, Stanley and Smithton, features national parks, splendid gardens and Aboriginal cultural sites. WYnYARD

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Wynyard Visitor Centre and Gallery, and Wonders of Wynyard, 8 Exhibition Link; open daily 9am-5pm 6443 8330. Table Cape Lighthouse Experience Ttours: 363 Table Cape Road; 6442 3241; Don’t miss the colourful Bloomin’ Tulips Festival from 25 September to 17 October.

Makers’ Workshop, incorporating Visitor Information Centre, 2 Bass Highway, Burnie; open daily 9am-5pm 6434 5831

Discover the dramatic coastlines and agriculturally rich farmlands of Wynyard. Local produce ranges from the awardwinning Table Cape Cheese to fabulously fresh seafood including the great fish and chips from Wynyard Wharf Seafood. The Wonders of Wynyard Centre is one of the region’s must-see attractions. It is home to local artworks and resident Francis Ransley’s collection of veteran motor cars, including a 1903 Model A Ford, the equal oldest Ford in the world! At the Wynyard Visitor Centre, visitors can speak to locals who will pass on insider knowledge about this beautiful area.

Nestled on the shores of Emu Bay, Burnie is a vibrant seaside town with a bustling waterfront just perfect for nibbling fish and chips and watching the impressive surf. Burnie’s varied attractions include the fine Regional Art Gallery, Hellyer’s Road Distillery, the Lactos Cheese factory and the wellknown Pioneer Village Museum. Burnie’s fabulous new focal point, Maker’s Workshop, also contains a Tasmanian art gallery, gift shop and café. Meet the makers as they produce papier mâché, jewellery, paintings, sculptures and other works of art in their studio work spaces. South of the city are the Rhododendron Gardens, open from September to May.

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Voted Best Fish and Chips in Tasmania 2008 Delicious seafood & salads for lunch & dinner 7 days Licensed – Great coffee – Valhalla Icecreams On the beach – 2 North Terrace Burnie – Ph 6432 1111

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Architecture buffs should visit the Art Deco Trail. Voted the friendliest city in Australia by passengers from the Southern Sun cruise ship, Burnie is the perfect stop on your way around the top of Tasmania’s coast.

Historic house Highfield gives tourists views of the northern beaches with The Nut in the background. Stanley also boasts shops and galleries and wildlife. Visit the house of Tasmania’s only prime minister, Joe Lyons, still furnished in the 1930s style.

HELLYER’s ROAD DisTiLLERY 153 Old Surret Road, Burnie; 6433 0439

Indulge in lunch and the views from Hellyer’s licensed restaurant, book a tour and taste and buy their single malt whisky, boutique vodkas and superb Whisky Cream.

BURniE REGiOnAL GALLERY Civic Centre Precinct, Wilmot Street; 6430 5875 www.burnie.net

This expansive gallery is the heart of Burnie’s cultural life with regularly changing exhibitions.

sTAnLEY Stanley Visitor Centre; 6458 1330 Highfield Historic Site, Stanley; 6458 1100 www.historic-highfield.com.au

Home to The Nut, one of Tasmania’s distinctive landmarks. Climb to the flat top or take a chairlift to enjoy the view.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre and Regional Art Gallery Summer Programs

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Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery Enjoy the road less travelled. While it might help to be a devotee of fine whisky, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a visit to the Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie is an experience that can only be enjoyed by those who imbibe the pleasures of a crisp, clean single malt spirit. Hellyers Road Distillery has welcomed thousands of visitors to its interpretation centre, retail shop and café since opening in 2006. The business is centred on the production of one of Australia’s very best boutique whisky brands, but the overall experience of a visit offers so much more. The fully guided ‘Whisky Walk’ takes you on a sensory and educational tour of the facility, which reveals the heritage that provided inspiration for the brand plus a hands-on opportunity to see how Hellyers Road whisky is distilled and matured. You’ll even get right among the original American oak casks that have become the decade-long domicile of this delightful single malt indulgence. A unique aspect of the walk includes the opportunity to taste some cask-strength whisky and pour and wax-seal your very own bottle, which comes with a signed certificate of authenticity! Following the Whisky Walk it is almost mandatory to pause at the purpose-built tasting counter to sample the subtle finesse of Hellyers Road products, including whisky, vodka and their ever-so-smooth whisky cream – served responsibly, of course.

Hellyers Road Distillery Whisky Walks are available daily at 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm with each tour taking approximately 45 minutes. Bookings are recommended. Stay on afterwards for a superb meal at the adjoining licensed Distillery Café and enjoy an extensive menu with dishes sourced from the best local, fresh produce available. There’s also an extensive selection of hot and cold beverages, headlined by the Hellyers Road range. The food is delightful, the prices very reasonable and the views alone over tranquil Emu Valley are worth a visit. If you are visiting the Burnie region make sure you become one of the many to have enjoyed ‘the road less travelled’ at Hellyers Road Distillery.

ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED THERE’S A CAFÉ MORE FREQUENTED.

Open 10.00am – 4.30pm 153 Old Surrey Road, Burnie . Phone 6433 0439 hellyersroaddistillery.com.au

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Stunning Lake St Clair, temperate rainforest, great walks, waterfalls and rivers, dramatic Queenstown and picturesque Strahan make up the Western Wilderness. explore the magnificent Tarkine forests and the history of the west coast.

QUEEnsTOWn Visitor information available at the Galley Museum, cnr Stich and Driffield streets; open Mon-Fri 9am– 5pm, Sat-Sun 12.30-5.30pm 6471 1483

After 100 years of settlement, this former mining town retains the atmosphere of the old boom-times when it had a hotel on every corner. It is the largest town on Tasmania’s West Coast and offers several wilderness walks in the area and you can fish for rainbow trout in nearby Lake Burbury.

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CORinnA Corinna; 6446 1170 www.corinna.com.au

Corinna is a tiny historic mining town in a lush rainforest setting on the banks of the majestic Pieman River. The town was a gold miner’s haven in the 1880s, and today it is the perfect place to

The major mining town of the West Coast, on its eastern boundary is the Mt Murchison. At Williamsford is Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. The surrounding area has some of the oldest rainforests in the world which are home to the oldest huon pine.

ARTHUR RivER Arthur River Canoe and Boat Hire; 6457 1312

Arthur River is one of seven major rivers in Tasmania and is in pristine condition. The river flows past tall eucalypt forests and rainforests and out to the sea.

WEST COAST HERITAGE CENTRE We are more than just a museum. Our centre hosts the Gaiety Theatre’s Edwardian Picture Show, the Police Station Courthouse, Masonic Lodge, working Blacksmith Shop and machinery sheds along with a world class mineral collection, photographic galleries and early settlement memorabilia. The displays serve as an inspiring tribute to the ingenuity and fortitude of the men and women whose toughness unlocked the Western Wilderness ED

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The Museum houses galleries featuring world-class crystal and mineral collections, photographic collections of West Coast towns, classic locomotives and an underground mining simulation. Your visit includes entry to the historical Gaiety Theatre & Art Gallery, the Police Station/Court House display and blacksmith and wheelwright workshop, so allow yourself a few hours. The Museum also has a wide range of Tasmanian books and souvenirs for sale.

West Coast Visitor Information Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan; open daily 9am-5pm 6472 6800 www.westernwilderness.com.au

WORLD HERiTAGE CRUisEs

Situated on Macquarie Harbour, Strahan, once a port for the mines, has been re-developed. The Union Steamship building and the Customs House are reminders of the old era. World Heritage Cruises to the Gordon River include Sarah Island, the state’s first penal colony. Helicopter and plane flights with views of the wilderness are available.

Five generations of the Grining family have been showing visitors the wonders of the mighty Gordon River. Take the Heritage Morning Cruise which includes a buffet lunch or the Heritage Afternoon Cruise and take in the view over a buffet dinner and experience the ultimate wilderness escape. Enjoy the scenery and learn about the local history.

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Explore this waterway on a canoe and discover the variety of birdlife and protected animals along the riverbank. Or jump on board an Arthur River Cruise and have an unforgettable wilderness experience. Accommodation is available in the Arthur River and Marrawah areas.

www.worldheritagecruises.com.au; 6471 7174

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Red feather inn Gather friends for a Tasmanian Gastronomic Retreat...experience Provence in the heart of Northern Tasmania

www.redfeatherinn.com.au www.redfeathercookingandlifestyle.com.au 03 6393 6506


sTiLLWATER Ritchie’s Mill (bottom of Paterson Street) Breakfast: 7 days 8.30 - 11.30 Lunch: 7 days Dinner: Mon - Sat 63314153 www.stillwater.net.au

Officially Tasmania’s best restaurant, Stillwater can’t be beaten at providing the ultimate all-round dining experience. The setting hasn’t lost any of its romance and the food is a shining example of the best of contemporary Australian cuisine. And if there is such a thing as ‘Tasmanian cuisine,’ Stillwater does it. Rannoch Farm quail, Robin’s Island grass-fed wagyu, Southern Rock lobster, Lenah wallaby, Cape Grim beef, East Coast travalla, Harris Farm rabbit, Moulting Bay oysters – a roundup of Tasmania’s finest produce, all of which is

BLACk COW BisTRO 70 George Street, Launceston Open 7 days from 5.30pm

Perhaps it’s because Tasmanians take the quality of the state’s own produce for granted that more fuss is generally made about it interstate than at home. Tasmanian beef is sought after by the best restaurants in Australia, with ‘Cape Grim’ and ‘Longford’ synonymous with the state’s pristine, prime beef-rearing pastures. The impetus for the culinary direction of the yet-to-be-opened Black Cow Bistro was that the visionary team decided the time was ripe for some blatant bovine worship in Tasmania, too. When you consider that “free-range, grassfed, hormone-free” are not merely transient buzz words, but what Tasmanian beef is

THE HOUsE CAfé REsTAURAnT ELMsLiE EsTATE 2 Upper Mc Ewan’s Road Legana (route A7) 6330 1225 www.elmsliewines.com.au Open 7 days 8am – 4pm

The Tamar Valley is one of the most picturesque areas of Tasmania, with a popular scenic wine route revealing idyllically located vineyards dotted along the Tamar River. What was missing, until recently, was a good vineyard restaurant on the route to Beauty Point, as a counterpart to the excellent restaurant at Josef Chromy Wines at the other end of the wine route. Recently, Elmslie Estate had the foresight to open The House Café at their long- established vineyard overlooking the Tamar providing the perfect spot. Lithgow

served at Stillwater and accompanied by Tasmania’s acclaimed cool climate wines. Not ones to be xenophobic, Stillwater still serves a foreign cheese or two and has French champagne in the cellar, but first and foremost, it’s a magnificent showcase for Tasmanian fare. Without a doubt, Stillwater should be at the top of every self-respecting visiting foodie’s list.

about, creating a menu around serving “the perfect steak” made perfect sense. And given the bistro’s resounding success from day one, the rest, you might say, is history. Vegetarians and those not in the mood for steak are usually surprised to discover that they are equally well catered for and leave as Black Cow converts.

Gallery (formerly of Longford) is here, too, with its eclectic collection of Australian art ensuring a steady stream of art lovers. The House Café has already gained a reputation for its excellent food, with a fresh, seasonal menu, fabulous cakes and award-winning wines. It is especially recommended as a romantic breakfast destination.

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Tasmania menu reviews MOLE CREEk GUEsT HOUsE AnD CAfE 100 Pioneer Drive, Mole Creek, 6363 1399 www.molecreek.com.au

Guest House’s accommodation has also proven to be a crowd-pleaser. Ideally located for exploring the Meander Valley and Cradle Mountain, it’s worthy of a visit in its own right.

Anyone who’s ever run a restaurant will tell you that success doesn’t happen by chance and that skills and dedication are essential in the mix. Mole Creek Café’s co- owner-chef’s daily routine revolves around ensuring that everything which can be made by hand is, and that which is grown rather than made is seasonal, fresh and sourced locally whenever possible – and it shows. By consensus, the steak may be the star of the show, but all dishes are beautifully executed and worth trying. On the All Day Menu, crowd-pleasers like Ploughman’s Lunch, penne Bolognese and flathead, chips and salad are reasonably priced and really do please the crowds. Mole Creek

HOME HiLL 73 Nairn Street, Ranelagh 62641200 www.homehillwines.com.au

A perfect day’s outing from Hobart is as simple as a 30-minute drive south on the A6 to the heart of the Huon Valley, where one of Tasmania’s foremost boutique wineries attracts food and wine lovers from all over the globe. Home Hill produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparking Cuvée, Sylvaner and Late Harvest Sticky wine. This year alone, the soon-to-bereleased 2010 Pinot Noir secured two gold medals. Home Hill’s distinctive rammed earth and local hardwood structure is successfully designed to be in harmony with the surroundings, rather than dominate them. The restaurant claims as many accolades as the wines, with a seasonal menu giving the fine local produce its rightful

ME WAH 16 Magnet Court, Sandy Bay. 6223 3688 Closed Monday

Many Tasmanian diners have Gordon Tso to thank for giving them their first experience of the mouth-watering possibilities of authentic Cantonese cuisine and its time-honoured traditions. Before the Master Chef opened Me Wah in Launceston in 1998, ‘Chinese’ food available in Tasmania was limited to the spurious, homogenised, fast-food variety, leaning heavily on deep-frying, manufactured seasonings and the all-day bain- marie. Hobartians and visitors have been enjoying Me Wah in Sandy Bay since 2007. Here, the bar has been raised even higher, with exquisite Cantonese served in plush, yet

attention. Vast windows permit uninterrupted views of the vines, surrounding countryside and to Mount Wellington and Sleeping Beauty. You can’t beat dining in the heart of the vineyard.

tasteful surroundings which could hold their own anywhere in the world. Me Wah is a rare example of a restaurant which deservedly achieved iconic status almost immediately after opening. Exemplary food accompanied by flawless service and a superb wine list, ensures that Me Wah achieves the balance all the time.


BARiLLA BAY

70 George Street, Launceston 6331 9333

1388 Tasman Highway, Cambridge 6248 5454 (For tour bookings 6248 5458)

This Stillwater protegé showcases Tasmania’s finest beef, lamb and more. $$-$$$ D from 5.30pm, closed Tues HAWLEY HOUsE Hawley House, Hawley Beach 6428 6221

Supurb home cooking and winning hospitality can be found here. Catering for functions and weddings is also available. Licensed. Bookings essential. $$

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HAWLEY’s GinGERBREAD HOUsE Cnr Wright & Murray streets, Devonport East 6427 0477

Located in a quaint house right next to the ferry, expect leaping-off-your-plate-fresh, inexpensive food, with wine from Hawley House’s own vineyard. Perfect for a pre or après ferry meal. $$

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Eat at the award-winning restaurant then take your well-packed oyster stash on the plane with you. $$ L D daily fisH fREnzY Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart 6231 2134

Hobart’s most popular fish and chip café, right on the water. Licensed. $ L D daily HOME HiLL 38 Nairn Street, Ranelagh 6264 1200

Feast on delicious Tasmanian delicacies made from good fresh country ingredients, matched with Home Hill produced wines. $$ L Mon–Sun D Fri–Sat MARQUE iv Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart 6224 4428

This acclaimed eatery right on the waterfront combines fine dining with breathtaking views.

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A stylish, casual and very popular addition to the Launceston scene. Great for an afternoon coffee or an evening cocktail.

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THE TERRACE REsTAURAnT (COUnTRY CLUB TAsMAniA) www.countryclubtasmania.com.au 1800 030 211

It’s official: the Terrace has Tasmania’s best wine list (awarded 2 goblets by New York’s Wine Spectator and singled out by Gourmet Traveller WINE). Expect good food too. D

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sTiLLWATER Ritchies Mill, Paterson Street, Launceston 6331 4153

This multi-award-winning restaurant is situated in a beautifully restored mill with providore above. Outstanding service, a delightful menu and an amazing wine list will make for a more than satisfying dining experience. $$–$$$

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BALL & CHAin GRiLL 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart 6223 2655

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T42 DEGREEs sOUTH Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart 6224 7742

Award winning modern Australian cuisine on the waterfront top wine list. $$ B L D daily PiER OnE REsTAURAnT AnD BAR 410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay 6221 1700

Absolute waterfront, absolutely wonderful. Contemporary cuisine with a strong focus on quality Tasmanian produce, friendly and efficient service, on Hobart’s waterfront. $$ - $$$ L D daily POinT REvOLvinG REsTAURAnT 410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay 6221 1700

Wrest Point’s award-winning fine dining restaurant serves up delicious Tasmanian fare with the best (and truly 360 degree) views in Hobart. $$$

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Tasmania menu reviews MEADOWBAnk 699 Richmond Road, Cambridge 6248 4484 Open 7 days 10 – 5, Lunch 12 – 3 www.meadowbankwines.com.au

Meadowbank’s summer menu presents a tantalizing array of the of the season’s best produce, lovingly prepared with the deft hand of Francophile chef Wayne Smith, whose imagination usually strays to Gallic terroir. Herb-crusted loin of Tongola spring goat with broad beans and tarragon jus; seared loin of venison with beetroot and cassis jus; roast breast of duck, shitake mushrooms and port jus, pan-roasted fillet of stripey trumpeter, mussels and sorrel cream are just some of the delicacies diners can expect this summer. Charcuterie aficionados should note that rillettes, confit pork belly and boudin noir are

BRiDEsTOWE LAvEnDER EsTATE 296 Gillespie’s Road, Nabowla, 6352 8182 Open: 10 – 4 weekdays, tours available. www.bridestowelavender.com.au

Breakthtaking all year round, iconic Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of Tasmania’s most photographed attractions and the oldest and largest single lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere. As well as being in demand for export around the world, its highly prized lavender flowers and oil forms the basis of the fragrant range of toiletries and gifts available in the shop, ‘Bridestowe Gourmet’ explores lavender’s less known but equally rewarding culinary applications: it’s a natural partner for fruit flavours and adds exciting dimensions to savoury food and baked meat. Apple and Lavender and

HELLYERs ROAD DisTiLLERY 153 Old Surrey Road, Burnie, 6433 0439 Open 7 days 10 – 4 (Closed public holidays) hellyersroaddistillery.com.au

Hellyers Road Distillery is the largest of a small but highly successful band of internationally recognised, single malt whisky producers in Tasmania. The dedicated Visitor Centre was recently officially acknowledged as North West Tasmania’s foremost destination within the wineries, distilleries and boutique breweries category. Along with product tastings, there’s a full interpretation of the working distillery (Whisky Walk) and visitors may pour, wax and seal their own authentic bottle of Hellyers Road whisky. Hellyers also produces Southern Lights vodka and a sensational Whisky Cream liqueur, all of which – along with gifts – can be purchased

made from scratch here. Dedicated to slow food principles, Smith sources vegetables and herbs locally and other produce has travelled as little as possible. Join the Meadowbank Cellar Club to receive advance notice on events, exclusive wine offers and a bottle for your birthday when dining at the restaurant.

Rhubarb and Lavender Jelly, truffle infused lavender honey and Meyer Lemon and Lavender Marmalade are among the products available. Bridestowe’s Lavender ice-cream has become a hit and is available in Woodcroft Café along with other lavenderinspired treats.

at the retail centre. The licensed restaurant creates superb dishes from fresh, seasonal produce, including whisky inspired treats. Superb views across Kangaroo Valley make this the perfect spot to dine and relax after a pleasing mix of education and retail therapy.


DUnALLEY HOTEL 210 Arthur Highway Dunalley 6253 5101 Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner

The Dunalley Hotel is one for the history buffs who appreciate old-fashioned pub food and friendly service. It’s been a landmark since 1866 and can’t be missed on the highway to Port Arthur. Positioned at the edge of handdug Denison Canal with its swing-bridge, and overlooking Norfolk Bay, the pub has witnessed many changes. In the 1940’s, Dunalley’s claim to fame was as the home of the largest fish cannery in the southern hemisphere, supplying fish to soldiers on the front. There’s little sign of industry now in the sleepy fishing village, but there’s still a popular fish market providing for local needs. The pub’s specialities are flounder, oysters and

RivERviEW inn 795 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, 6225 1166 Open for lunch: Tues-Sun from 12, Dinner: Tues-Sun from 5pm

chowder, lobster when in season – along with many pub staples, buffet options and specials. Make Dunalley Hotel your half-way stop to Port Arthur this summer and head for the pub’s sunny beer garden.

for kid’s playground and free parking. With a choice of pub grub and contemporary food and lunch and dinner specials, it’s a pub-lovers paradise, really.

Sandy Bay’s Riverview Inn is one of Tasmania’s oldest hostelries and counts as one of its best. The charm of many an old pub is destroyed in the name of modernisation, but the Riverview’s quaint 1842 exterior and contemporary interior prove that the old and the new can mix well – and it’s a pokie-free zone. Riverview Inn is conveniently located to Wrest Point and comes highly recommended for excellent food, superb views and being just far enough out of the city centre for an outing, yet close enough to get back in 10 minutes. The beer garden is a summer sensation with live music on Sundays, there’s a playground

kERMAnDiE HOTEL & MARinA 4512 Huon Highway, Port Huon 6297 1052 www.kermandie.com.au

Summer is the best time of year to visit the icons of the far south, with Hastings Caves, Ida Bay Railway and Tahune Airwalk all within easy driving distance of Port Huon. Art Deco icon Kermandie Hotel has been the heart and soul of the town since the 1930’s. Despite its growing popularity, it’s remained firm favourite with the locals, who value authentic country pub values. The Kermandie’s recent noexpense-spared makeover has left the interesting art deco features intact, while bringing welcome contemporary elements to the décor. Needless to say, good food is part of the package: traditionalists will find all the favourite pub staples in the bar, with delicious

local produce at the heart of the contemporary menu in the Riverview Winebar, where seats on the sunny terrace are favoured at this time of year. Families and economy-minded travellers love the $12 roast special on Sunday.

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EssEnTiAL infORMATiOn

Essential information CLiMATE

Tasmania has four distinct seasons. Summer days have a 23°C average maximum, while this drops to 12°C in winter.

PUBLiC HOLiDAYs

1 January, 26 January (Australia Day); 8 February, Regatta Day; 24 February, Launceston Cup; Easter 2-6 April; 25 April (Anzac Day); 2nd Mon in March (Eight Hours Day); 2nd Mon in June (Queen’s Birthday); 21 October, Hobart Show Day; 25–26 December (Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

PUBLiC TRAnsPORT

Buses City areas are serviced by Metro buses, enquiries call 13 22 01. CoACHes TassieLink Regional Coach Service connects the East, West and Southern Regions including the Tasman Peninsula. TassieLink Coaches provide transport to the majority of Tasmania’s premier walking tracks. For bookings and enquiries, call 1300 300 520.

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Qantas 13 13 13, Virgin Blue 13 67 89, Jetstar 13 15 38, Rex 13 17 13

TAxi

Taxi Combined Hobart 13 22 27, Launceston 132 227, Devonport 6424 1431

NATIONAl TRuST OF AuSTRAlIA PROPERTIES ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Clarendon c.1838, Evandale Franklin House c.1838, Launceston Home Hill c.1916, Devonport Latrobe Court House Museum c.1882, Latrobe Oak Lodge c.1831, Richmond Old Umbrella Shop c.1860, Launceston Penghana c.1898, Queenstown Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site c.1831, Hobart Runnymede c.1840, Hobart


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