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maPs attractions galleries entertainment restaurants shoPPing what’s on

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Welcome to Tasmania in winter

Secluded cabin at Cradle Mountain Highlander

Welcome to the winter issue of THIS WEEK IN TASMANIA packed with information about what’s happening throughout the state. As the weather turns colder, local purveyors of entertainment, food and wine respond with a calendar of events guaranteed to warm you – inside and out. Winter offers festivals galore for music lovers, from the DEVONPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL (26 – 29 July) to the FESTIVAL OF VOICES (6 – 15 July). Art and culture lovers will enjoy the JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL (22 – 26 August) and if you are in Hobart in during 2012, make sure you visit the SALAMANCA MARKET to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of Australia’s best outdoor markets. Foodies are also well catered for, with CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST (7 – 8 July) in Latrobe, while the TASTES OF THE TAMAR (21 – 22 July), is a celebration of wine, food, and entertainment that is guaranteed to delight. And Cradle Mountain Lodge celebrates 18 years of hosting TASTINGS AT THE TOP (23 – 25 June) and promises the ultimate gourmet extravaganza. Visit us at

CONTENTS What’s on in winter


Hobart and surrounds


The Henry Jones IXL Development




Huon Trail


Central Highlands


The Convict Trail


The Heritage Highway


The East Coast


Launceston, Tamar Valley


Map of Tasmania & Information 26 Great Western Tiers


North East


Devonport & Cradle Country


North West Coast


The Western Wilderness


Where to eat


Essential Information


Cover: Peppermint Bay, Woodbridge

This Week in Tasmania P.O. Box 188, Kingston TAS 7000 TAS and region manager Ange Hope Phone 0438 008 718 Email 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.

For any enquiries regarding this publication please call Ange Hope on 0438 008 718

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What’s on in winter EXHIBITIONS BETT GALLERY HOBART 369 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart; 6231 6511; David Keeling – Oil Paintings 1 – 30 June

See Keeling’s atmospheric portrayal of the Tasmanian landscape. THE DEsiGn CEnTRE Cnr Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston; 6331 5505; The Tasmanian Wood Design Collection

A collection of contemporary Tasmanian wood design. MOnA 655 Main Road, Hobart; 6277 9900 Theatre of the World From 23 June

A juxtaposed collection of ancient and contemporary works of art. TAsMAniAn MUsEUM AnD ART GALLERY 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart; 6211 4177

CIRCA is a thoroughly new kind of circus: daring, breathtaking, and cheeky. This is movement at its most adventurous, but with a cabaret twist and a larrikin’s flair. vOLTAGE Princess Theatre, 57 Brisbane Street, Launceston; 6323 3666; 26 – 28 July

Two new commissions for Tasdance by the extraordinary choreographers, Larissa McGowan and Anna Smith. THE FLOOD Theatre Royal; 29 Campbell Street, Hobart; 6233 2299; 10 – 11 August

This haunting and electrifying stage work follows the tale of estranged sisters. EvA - TALEs FROM THE LiFE OF EvA CAssiDY Theatre Royal; 29 Campbell Street, Hobart; 6233 2299; 17 – 18 August

Clare Bowditch tells the story of Eva’s short, and sometimes tragic, life and loves.

Within & Without Until 23 September


An exhibition exploring the ways artists have depicted environments and objects.



1842 Cnr St John and Cimitiere Streets, Launceston Tel: 6331 2213;

45-47 Stewart Street, Devonport; 6424 8296

4pm Monday, 10am Tuesday to Saturday

The exhibition explores art and the subconscious through surrealist art practices.

Enjoy an hour’s leisurely walk through Launceston’s past and present and return to the gallery for fine Tasmanian handcrafted furniture, glassware and arts.



Dreamweavers 7 July – 19 August

Corner St John and Cimitiere Streets, Launceston; 6331 2213;

Weekends, Salamanca Place, Hobart, 8.30am to 3.00pm;

Northern Tasmania’s largest commercial art gallery representing over a dozen of Tasmania’s best artists.


Until 9 June

This year Salamanca Market is celebrating 40 years of delivering what is now regarded as one of Australia’s best outdoor markets. The very first market was held on January 22, 1972, and consisted of a handful of stalls located at the Silos end of Salamanca Place. Salamanca Market has since grown to more than 300 stalls, becoming Tasmania’s most visited tourist venue on a Saturday.

This classic Agatha Christie play will keep you guessing!



Theatre Royal, 29 Campbell St Hobart;

PERFORMANCE THE MOUsETRAp Playhouse Theatre, 106 Bathurst Street, Hobart;

Theatre Royal; 29 Campbell Street, Hobart; 6233 2299; 11 – 14 July

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This festival brings the spirit of adventure to

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Hobart on its world tour through 32 countries, featuring a collection of inspiring active, travel and mountain adventure films. TAsTinGs AT THE TOp Cradle Mountain Lodge, 4038 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain; 23 – 25 June

This festival celebrates the finer things, with gourmet tastings, cooking demonstrations and indulgent spa treatments. CHRisTMAs in JULY AT CRADLE MOUnTAin LODGE Cradle Mountain Lodge, 4038 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain; 1 – 31 July

A celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region. FEsTivAL OF vOiCEs

JuNCTION ARTS FESTIVAl Various venues, Launceston; 22 – 26 August

The Festival creates a stage for artists and audiences to interact and collaborate across multiple art forms in Launceston’s iconic public spaces and historic venues.

Various locations throughout Hobart; 6 – 15 July

Celebrate the power of song in this unique community festival, featuring concerts and workshops in a diverse range of styles. CHOCOLATE winTERFEsT Various locations throughout Latrobe; 7 – 8 July

Indulge in chocolate tastings, learn more about your favourite treat and escape the cold at the Latrobe Chocolate Winterfest. TAsTE OF THE TAMAR Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart; 21 – 22 July

This event showcases the premium cool

climate wines and regional produce from the Tamar Valley. DEvOnpORT JAzz FEsTivAL Various locations throughout Devonport; 26 – 29 July

Tasmania’s leading jazz musicians join forces with interstate guests, combining live performances with education, food and film. DOLLsHOUsE AnD MiniATUREs EXTRAvAGAnzA Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart; 26 – 29 July

Exhibition and sale of miniatures and dollshouses.

Saturday at Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market proudly operated by the Hobart City Council.

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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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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


79 Melville Street, Hobart; open Mon–Fri 8.30am– 5pm 6233 8203

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

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.

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MOnA Museum of Old and New Art, 655 Main Road, Berridale, Hobart; 6277 9900

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. Let Tas Air Adventures deliver you to Mona in style with a fly, dine and entry package, and stunning views of the Derwent, North Bruny Island and Mt Wellington on the way.




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


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

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

crafts, food and flowers from more than 300 stalls on Hobart’s historic waterfront.

Located on the Queens Domain; open daily 6236 3050

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


Salamanca Place, Hobart; Saturdays 8.30am–3pm 6238 2843

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


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

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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Only ten minutes from Hobart, Bellerive is the gateway to the convict trail. A special mix of beaches, recreation, heritage and shopping, the area offers unique views of Hobart and the Wellington range.

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Kangaroo Bay, Bellerive




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royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Breath-taking in Every Season Nestled in the heart of Hobart are the sheltered grounds, historic features, plant collections and significant trees of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The Gardens offer an extensive program of activities, guided tours, events and year-round displays plus a fine restaurant offering a great Tasmanian experience for an individual or the whole family, no matter what the season. Open Daily, Free aDmissiOn Queens Domain, Hobart enquiries 03 6236 3075 restaurant 03 6236 3088 administration 03 6236 3050

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655 Main Road Berriedale; 6277 9900

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


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

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Historic Victoria Dock and the Henry Jones IXL buildings

one of the tables under the impressive glass atrium.


A must-see area within the Henry Jones development is the IXL Courtyard. This intriguing was 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, while across the way his newly opened Mostly Maritime has everything the collector could wish for, including valuable mid 1800’s scrimshaw, wax seals from letters and of course maritime paintings.

Street HOBART Tas 7000 Aboriginal 29Ph Hunter 03 6236 9200 Fax 03 6236 9300 Fine Art




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Tasmania’s only specialist maritime art gallery. IXL Courtyard 2/19a Hunter Street Hobart

The new Evolution menu at Henry’s Harbourside Restaurant features a range of innovative and exciting dishes – while the Classic menu has the cuisine22/02/12 that

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makes Henry’s – well, a classic work of art!

Please phone 6210 7706 or visit 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.



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.

HARvEsT MARkET Cimitiere Street Carpark, Launceston; 0417 352 780

Showcasing the best local produce in the state, the stallholders’ passion for their produce shines through.

pEnGUin MARkET Arnold Street, Penguin; 6437 2935

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


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, 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

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


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, Jetty Cafe 62606245.

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. 02 GEEvEsTOn & TAHUnE AiRwALk

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

Allow time to experience the thrilling Tahune Forest AirWalk – the longest elevated walkway of its kind. 03 HARTz MOUnTAins nATiOnAL pARk

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

Explore the largest dolomite tourist cave in the Southern Hemisphere on a 45-minute guided tour. Relax in the thermal springs pool or explore the Reserve’s short walks.

Cockle Creek


Huon trail


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 Café before the 35 minute ride of your life with Huon Jets. 06


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.


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

Experience a majestic day out at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs For more information phone: (03) 6298 3209

Winter time at Hastings Thermal Pool

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Central Highlands 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

the rivers run

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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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Photo: Geoff Murray / Tourism Tasmania

CEnTRAL HiGHLAnDs Bushy Park in the Styx Valley

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.


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;

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.

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The Oast House, Bushy Park

TARRAlEAH 6289 0111

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.

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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

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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

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

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

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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.


pORT ARTHUR HisTORiC siTE Port Arthur; open daily from 8.30am; Freecall 1800 659 101



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

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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

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

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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Spirit of Tasmania I & II

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Cape Portland


The Heritage Highway



Anderson Bay

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

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 Binalong Bay

Tasmania Zoo

Mole Creek

Mole Creek Karst National Park Meander

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Arthurs Lake

Lake Sorell

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

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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.

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Oatlands; 6254 1212 Tasman Kettering Georgian With near-original Arch Nubeena Cygnet D HERITAGE AREA TasmanBoasting the largest number of colonial streetscapes, Evandale is also Storm classified Port Arthur Ferry Geeveston National Park Bay Woodbridge by the National Trust and Remarkable feels like sandstone buildings in Australia, Oatlands west National Park Cavea trip Cape Pillar Peppermint Bay Cape Raoul back in time. is also home to the famous roMAn Hartz Mountains Dover BRUNY ISLAND National Park CAtHolIC CHurCH designed by the Adventure Bay Lune River Hastings Caves father of gothic revival, Augustus Welby niLE Southport Melaleuca Thermal Springs South Bruny Ida Bay Pugin. The fully restored CAllIngton Clarendon, 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.

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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

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Set in idyllic landscape, 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. (Woolmers winter hours: closed on weekends.)


art, gifts and retro clothes at 3 WInDoWs. CAsAveen restAurAnt, CAFÉ AnD FACtory offers home grown and produced Merino knitwear. Casaveen is also the best place in town for lunch 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 | 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

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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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.


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.


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

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

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Launceston, Tamar Valley


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.

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

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

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.



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

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

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It’s all about escaping in absolute style Peppers Seaport Hotel, Launceston From $159* per night in a City View Room With enviable waterfront views spanning the marina or to the mountains beyond, Peppers Seaport Hotel in Launceston is perfectly positioned for you to explore everything from the Tamar River to the spectacular Tamar Valley wine region, a short drive away. With such an ideal location, Peppers Seaport Hotel is within strolling distance of a vibrant cafe and restaurant precinct on the boardwalk. To top it all off, our waterfont accommodation and impeccable service will ensure an unforgettable experience that’s all about you. Experience Peppers. Call 1300 987 600 or (03) 6345 3333 or visit

*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Block out dates apply. Valid for sale and travel until 30/09/2012. For full terms and conditions visit

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DESIgN CENTRE & MuSEuM Cnr Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston; 6331 5505 or 6331 5506

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

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Inveresk: Invermay Road, Launceston; open daily 10am–5pm 6323 3777

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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.

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.

Bookings can be made at 1842; 6331 2213

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 /

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 OPEN 7 DAYS.

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Yondover Goat Dairy


Launceston, Tamar Valley


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. Allow at least 2–3 days.

Quamby Estate

Country Club Red Feather Inn

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

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

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

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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



OpEN DAILY 10.00am – 5.00pm 370 Relbia Road, Relbia Tasmania 7258 03 6335 8700

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Cycling Trail 6km shared recreation trail follows the Tamar River from Low Head to York Cove in George Town. You can now hire bikes from the visitor information centre to cycle the 6km riverside trail from George Town to Low Head.



Phone 03 6382 1700 for more information or visit

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Elmslie Wines and The House Cafe Restaurant are located at 2 Upper McEwans Road, Legana with amazing views of the beautiful Tamar Valley. Tucked away in quiet, rural surroundings this family owned and operated boutique vineyard & winery, is producing premium, cool climate wines. Join us today for breakfast or lunch at The House Cafe Restaurant or enjoy tasting our award winning wines. Casually wander through the Lithgow Gallery and enjoy the eclectic selection of Australian art work.

Open 8am – 4pm, 7 days

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

lookout to feel the full impact of the region’s natural charms – from a rugged coastline to native woodland.

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.

vinTAGE in THE vALLEY 7 – 8 April (Easter Weekend) West Tamar Valley

Graze your way along Tamar Valley Wine Route sampling entree sized taste plates and matching wine for only $15 per person. Entertainment, food, art, activities and award winning cool climate wines.

QUAMBY EsTATE 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

Visit the beaches and the Mt George



Shed 1A, Inspection Head Wharf, Flinders Street, Beauty Point; 6383 4111

This fascinating aquarium is dedicated to the conservation of the seahorse and will delight children and adults alike. 03 LOw HEAD HisTORiC pRECinCT

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

Australia’s oldest, continuously operating pilot station is also home to a maritime museum and lighthouse. Watch Little Penguins come ashore nightly. Tours are available. 04


8 Elizabeth Street, George Town; open daily 10am4pm; 6382 3792

A visit to the centre is a must for history buffs – learn the story of Bass and Flinders’ voyage and see a stunning replica of the boat they sailed.


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 Boat restoration and building services available 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

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.

CHRISTMAS HIllS RASPBERRy FARM CAFé 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.


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.

MOLE CREEk kARsT nATiOnAL pARk 330 Mayberry Road 6363 5182

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.

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wEsTBURY 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.


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.


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 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.

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


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


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.


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


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


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 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.

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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.


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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Bridestowe Lavender Estate is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet lunch or coffee in Autumn or Winter. The farm changes from the breathtaking purple of summer, to the serene beauty of the lavender in winter. Winter opening hours: May to September 9-4 weekdays Summer opening hours: October to April 9-5 7 days REFER TO OUR WEBSITE TO CONFIRM OPENING TIMES 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla. Tasmania, Australia 7260 Phone: 03 6352 8182

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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

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Rates from $110 to $220 per night Two night winter specials (May-August) from $360 for two people, including gourmet platter, sparkling wine, and hearty breakfast hamper. Phone (03) 6492 1116 Check availability or book online at

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Maritime Museum


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Visitors’ Information Centre, Pioneer Street; open daily 9am–5pm 6491 1036

Nestled under Mount Roland with rolling hills and gentle valleys, Sheffield (named after the 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.

COAsT TO CAnYOn ulverstone Visitor Information Centre, 13-15 Alexandra Road, ulverstone; 6425 2839; Penguin Visitor Information Centre, 78 Main Road, Penguin; 6437 1421

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

HOuSE OF ANVERS CHOCOlATE FACTORy Open daily 7am-7pm, free tours and tastings. Bass Highway, Latrobe; 6426 2958

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

Phone 6492 1112 Fax 6492 1113 Email Web

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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

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DEvEnpORT 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.

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.

TAsMAniAn ARBORETUM Old Tramway Road, Eugenana (turn right off Sheffield Main Road onto Melrose Road); 6427 2690; Open daily between 9am and sunset.

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.

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.

gHOST ROCk VINEyARD AND CEllAR DOOR 1055 Port Sorell Road, Northdown; www.

Ghost Rock Vineyard offers a modern cellar door with tranquil views. Sample the 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

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North West Coast Arthur River, Burnie, Wynyard, Boast Harbour, Waratah, Stanley and Smithton, features national parks, splendid gardens and Aboriginal cultural sites. BURniE Makers’ Workshop, incorporating Visitor Information Centre, 2 Bass Highway, Burnie; open daily 9am-5pm 6434 5831

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. 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.

wYnYARD 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 events of the colourful Bloomin’ Tulips Festival from 25 September to 17 October.

Discover the dramatic coastlines and agriculturally rich farmlands of Wynyard.

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Local produce ranges from the awardwinning Table Cape Cheese to fabulously fresh seafood including the great fish and chips from Buckaneers For Seafood. The Wonders of TAA 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.

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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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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

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

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

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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.


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

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It ’s not all about whisky at Hellyers Road. With our fresh new café menu and fabulous prices, it ’s also the perfect place to enjoy lunch. And with breathtaking views of Emu Valley and a working distillery to explore, there’s something at Hellyers Road for everyone.

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The Western Wilderness 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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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.



Corinna; 6446 1170

Arthur River Canoe and Boat Hire; 6457 1312

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

Arthur River is one of seven major rivers in Tasmania and is in pristine condition. Jump on board an Arthur River Cruise, accommodation is available in the Arthur River and Marrawah areas.

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.


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The displays serve as an inspiring tribute to the ingenuity and fortitude of the men and women whose toughness unlocked the Western Wilderness





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Sarah Island, the state’s first penal colony. Helicopter and plane flights with views of the wilderness are available.

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GORDOn RivER FLiGHT Tasmanian Air Adventures 1300 359 822

Get another spectacular take on Tasmania’s iconic wilderness on this 40-minute sea plane adventure, over World Heritage wilderness, highland lakes, vertical escarpments and ancient forests. Descend to the Gordon River and follow its timeless path.

sTRAHAn West Coast Visitor Information Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan; open daily 9am-5pm 6472 6800

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

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wEsT COAsT HERiTAGE CEnTRE Main Street, Zeehan; open daily 9am-5pm (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday) 0437 096 971 Entry fee applies

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.

wORLD HERiTAGE CRUisEs; 6471 7174

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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Tasmania menu reviews sTiLLwATER Ritchie’s Mill (bottom of Paterson Street) Breakfast: 7 days 8.30 - 11.30 Lunch: 7 days Dinner: Mon - Sat 63314153

There’s stiff competition out there in restaurant land. All the more credit to Launceston’s Stillwater for claiming the AHA award for Best Stand Alone Restaurant last year (the third national award since opening in 2000). The Stillwater team has shown it knows the value of reinvention – and how essential (and difficult) it is to achieve consistently high, award-winning standards. After 12 years, you could say they have it down to a fine art. Stillwater’s splendid menu is definitively Tasmanian: it’s all about putting the wondrous local produce first. A

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

There’s a strong movement among restaurateurs in Tasmania to be absolutely uncompromising when it comes to topquality local produce. Diners who flock to Black Cow Bistro for their mouth-watering steaks may or may not have considered that unlike its grain-fed counterpart, grassfed beef is rich in all the fats known to be health-enhancing and low in those linked to ill-health. Or that hormone and antibioticfree beef is a much healthier option, and free-range animal husbandry is the only humane way to go. But – along with studying the science of hanging and dryageing the beef – it was these factors that

THE HOUsE CAFé REsTAURAnT ELMsLiE EsTATE 2 Upper Mc Ewan’s Road, Legana (route A7) 6330 1225 Open 7 days 8am – 4pm

The Tamar Valley Wine route extends along the Tamar River and offers some of Tasmania’s most picturesque scenery. The increasing attention given to the acclaimed cool climate wines has meant that more visitors each year are succumbing to the area’s charms. At the western end of the route about 15 minutes from Launceston, awardwinning Elmslie Estate has been making wine since 1972. It’s a family run, ‘berry to bottle’ operation. Since The House Café Restaurant opened at the vineyard, dining prospects in the area have vastly improved. Tamar Valley

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top Tasmanian wine list and impeccable service are essential, too. And you can’t go past the restored flour mill on the Tamar for atmosphere. Stillwater also holds some amazing events. Last year’s sell-out Pinot and Truffle Weekend will be repeated in July (check Stillwater’s website for details). Bookings essential, of course.



inspired the Black Cow team. And although it’s predictable that die-hard carnivores will be first through the door, Black Cow’s wellrounded menu caters admirably to diners of other tastes. Guests can also expect a wellconsidered and well-priced wine list, along with excellent service in a stylish, cosy setting.

produce is given the royal treatment in a simple, yet delicious seasonal menu. Breakfasts are up there with the best and the cakes are irresistible. The café resides in a Federation house with a wide deck and large windows, guaranteeing views across the river from the idyllic hilltop location. Art lovers take note: Lithgow Gallery is ensconced here, too.

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Tasmania menu reviews THE GARDEns REsTAURAnT Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Queen’s Domain, Hobart; Tel: 6236 3088 Open 7 days 10 – 4 (April – Sept)

The RTBG is Australia’s second oldest botanic garden (1818), with 14.1 hectares of over 6,000 species and varieties including significant historic collections, rare and threatened Tasmanian plants, a Japanese and Chinese garden and the world’s only Subantarctic Plant House. Shell middens and stone artifacts serve as a reminder that the RTBG is also guardian of a significant and sensitive cultural heritage site once occupied by the Mouheener group of South East aboriginal people. On sunny days, the gardens are a picnicker’s paradise, while The Gardens restaurant is perennially popular. Open for morning and afternoon tea and lunch, it uses fresh local

HOME HiLL 73 Nairn Street, Ranelagh 62641200

Many restaurants take liberties when claiming to offer a seasonal menu. Not so Home Hill. The self-described ‘country retreat’ selects only the best of the Huon Valley’s award winning seasonal produce and it’s reflected in the dishes. This winter, guests will be able to fortify themselves with delicious and hearty comfort food like slow braised wild rabbit pie, green pea puree and game juice, crispy skinned confit duck with turnip gratin and beurre monte, and pan seared lamb rack with ratatouille and creamed polenta. Home Hill’s wines are hot property. The vineyard produces award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Sparking Cuvée, Sylvaner and Late Harvest Sticky wine. Its 2010 Estate Pinot Noir took home two

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

Me Wah has collected more awards than any other Asian restaurant in Australia. Last week, it was named Restaurant of the Year and in 2011 was deemed to have Tasmania’s best wine list. This is not only where you will find the only true Cantonese food in Tasmania (apart from Me Wah Launceston), but Cantonese cuisine at its finest – and in sumptuous surroundings. Food prepared here in the traditional Cantonese way is a reflection of a deep respect for ancient traditions which combine philosophy, nourishment and aesthetics. Me Wah’s entire menu reads like an ‘Emperor’s last meal’ wish

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produce, much of which is sourced from the RTBG’s own patch. The views are amazing, and there’s a spacious terrace. A free iPhone app developed by a 12 year old techno-whizz and gardening enthusiast enhances visitors’ experiences with maps, attractions and events information.

gold medals. Home Hill is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 6 to late (bookings are essential). The restaurant is closed from 2 – 31 July, but the cellar door will remain open from 11 – 4. Wines can be ordered online, too.

list, studded with the most highly-prized delicacies: shark fin soup, green-lipped abalone, Peking duck to name but a few – and the Yum Cha (with a specially appointed chef to oversee the event) is as good as you’ll find anywhere in the world. It’s available on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.

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70 George Street, Launceston 6331 9333

100 Pioneer Drive, Mole Creek 63631399

This Stillwater protegé showcases Tasmania’s finest beef, lamb and more. $$-$$$ D from 5.30pm, closed Tues

Worth a detour to discover such terrific food in this tiny town. Don’t just drive past. $$ B L D Open from 8.30



2 Salamanca Place, Battery Point 62242554

Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart 6231 2134

Spanish and Italian influences are pleasingly palpable here and add colour to the commendable contemporary Australian menu.

Hobart’s most popular fish and chip café, right on the water. Licensed. $ L D daily HOME HiLL


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piERRE’s 88 George Street, Launceston 63316835

Launceston’s oldest Brasserie is still going strong. Pierre’s chef interprets French classics and contemporary European food with panache. $$




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MUD BAR AnD REsTAURAnT 28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston 6334 5066

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




THE TERRACE REsTAURAnT (Country Club Tasmania) 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. $$–$$$

B daily 8.30-11.30am daily 11.30am-3.30pm D Mon-Sat 6pm-late, Wine Bar open Mon-Sat 3.30pm-late L

BALL & CHAin GRiLL 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart 6223 2655

Offers Tasmanian delicacies such as venison, wallaby sausages and sea-run trout, plus charcoal-cooked steaks. $$ L Mon–Fri D daily

Price inDicators (for two courses): $ less than $25 per head $$ between $25 and $45 per head $$$ more than $45 per head B



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Feast on delicious Tasmanian delicacies made from good fresh country ingredients, matched with Home Hill produced wines. $$ L Mon–Sun D Fri–Sat ME wAH 16 Magnet Court, Sandy Bay 62233688

Tasmania’s newly-crowned restaurant of the year serves more than just superb Cantonese food. Expect the total dining experience. $$



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MOnTY’s On MOnTpELLiER 37 Montpellier Retreat, Battery Point, Hobart 6223 2511

Passionate owners and passion-inducing cuisine make this an increasingly popular venue. $$ D daily, from 6pm $$$


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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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BYo (bring your own alcohol) means restaurants allow you to bring a bottle, but may charge for corkage. Most BYO restaurants are also licensed. >> It’s a good idea to book restaurants, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Tasmania menu reviews PieRRe’S Café bRaSSeRie & Wine baR 88 George Street Launceston 6331 6835 Open: Tue – Sat 8.30 – 10 pm

As Launceston’s first café and brasserie, Pierre’s gave local residents their first taste of the wonderful possibilities of Gallic cuisine. Back in 1956, the brasserie was already setting benchmarks as the second taker of only three coffee machines in Australia (just pipped at the post by Pellegrini’s in Melbourne). In 2009, an award-winning restoration returned Pierre’s to the spirit of its origins, introducing shades of warm red, touches of wood and artful lighting to the original gold-star lined ceiling and black and white tiles. The response from legions of dining fans past and present and two Chef’s

elizabeth StReet PieR Fish Frenzy 6231 2134; Tavern 42 Degrees South 6224 7742; T42 Tug Bar 6224 7742

Elizabeth Street Pier’s waterfront location makes it one of Hobart’s most popular and picturesque locations. There’s never a dull moment here, with the coming and going of boats large and small, serenaded by sea gulls, lapping waves and the clang of anchors. The pier is an iconic dining destination, housing two of Hobart’s favourite eateries. Fish Frenzy has fish cuisine down to a fine art and is especially known for delivering perfect fish and chips every time. Next door, Tavern 42 is an urbane, contemporary space open from breakfast onwards, keeping guests happy with its take on modern Australian food. The duo became a trio recently with the opening

Cable Station ReStauRant and aCCommodation 435 Green Hills Road, Stanley 6458 1312; Open 6 days Sat – Thurs, Lunch: 12 – 1.30; Dinner from 6.30;

Good food and wine top every discerning traveller’s list, which leads to some difficult choices when visiting Tasmania. So it’s welcome news that the pain can be taken out of deciding where to go in the state’s north west. Guests booking a night at Cable Station’s stylish hostelry will be sent a voucher which enables them to embark on an amazing gastronomic journey. The Gourmet Graze package is aimed at beer aficionados, wine buffs and gourmands (and valid the day preceding or following their stay at Cable Station), and takes in Seven Sheds boutique beer brewery at Railton, Barringwood

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Hats awards (2011 and 2012) has ensured that Pierre’s has gone from strength to strength. Favouring local produce, Pierre’s excels at modern European cuisine, including some French classics. Highly recommended for breakfast lunch and dinner.

of T42 Tug Bar: intimate, arty and nautically inspired, the bar has managed to snaffle the original John Kelly Moo Brew painting from Mona, and serves 85 different types of rum. There’s never an empty stool in the house.

Park Vineyard and culminates with a glorious dinner at Cable Station. Cable Station’s seasonal menu is created around the famed north west coast produce, with a choice of four or five courses and accompanied by excellent Tasmanian wines. Wood-oven roasted Stanley crayfish is the house speciality.

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Tasmania pick of the pubs FOX & HOUnDs inn Port Arthur Highway, Port Arthur 6250 2217 150

The Fox and Hounds Inn makes a great base for exploring the Eaglehawk Neck region. It’s set on twenty-four sprawling acres of native gardens, with its very own jetty and tennis court and a range of accommodation situated on the waterfront. The twenty-eight motel rooms all boast water views, while the newly-renovated two-bedroom villas each sleep up to five and are ideal for families. There’s plenty to keep children entertained here, too, including the prospect of seeing echidnas, wallabies and cockatoos and the fact that Port Arthur is only a minute away. Fox and Hounds attracts a large number of guests who appreciate its Englishness. Sitting in the bar with the roaring

THE HiGHLAnDER ARMs Tarraleah Estate Wild River Road, Tarraleah Tel: 6225 1166

Visitors are drawn to the sheer tranquillity and unique wilderness environment of Tarraleah. The story of its transformation from a grim, former Hydro Tasmania village to an elite, 300 acre highland estate is as fascinating as any you’ll hear in Tasmania. The 15 Art Deco former worker’s cottages now provide stylish self-contained accommodation. Tarraleah Lodge - once home to privileged Hydro bosses – has become a boutique, 5- star luxury hotel, with cedar hot tubs affording views over the wilderness, along with a chef and butler service. And as befits a highland lodge, The Library Bar boasts 22 malt whisky

kERMAnDiE HOTEL & MARinA 4512 Huon Highway, Port Huon 6297 1052

Unfortunately, the ‘good old-fashioned pub’ is an endangered species, with the most common gripes from pub fans being that warm hospitality has been replaced with cool indifference; good, honest pub food has been replaced with unappetising fast food and that pub accommodation is often sub-standard. None of these accusations can be levelled at Kermandie Hotel, which has maintained traditions established in the 1930s when it was a welcoming watering hole for travellers, boaties and itinerant fruit pickers. Kermandie’s delicious, generously portioned and exceptionally good value food is based on the Huon Valley’s award-winning produce, with

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fire in winter, one feels transported straight to the ‘old country’. Traditional pub food, generous portions and a fantastic kids menu means the inn is popular with locals and visitors alike. Check their website for availability and rates.



varieties. Those wishing to exert themselves will find plenty to do – bush walking, golf, trout and fly- fishing. In the evening, guests seeking company will be rewarded with excellent food, fresh Guinness, local beers and an awardwinning wine list at Tarraleah’s very own pub, the Highlanders Arms.

Christmas in July the winter highlight. There’s a kid’s menu, and the chef can even rustle up gourmet hampers. Kermandie Hotel enjoys an idyllic location overlooking the Port Huon marina, with views across the water and beyond, and some of the newly renovated guest rooms take in these views.

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LARK DISTILLERY: Cellar Door & Whisky Experience Tours TASMANIA DISTILLERY: By appointment only NANT DISTILLERY: Whisky Bar and Distillery Tours HELLYER’S ROAD DISTILLERY: Daily 10:30am, 11:30am , 2pm, 3pm

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


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.

Qantas 13 13 13, Virgin Blue 13 67 89, Jetstar 13 15 38, Rex 13 17 13 Taxi Combined Hobart 13 22 27, Launceston 132 227, Devonport 6424 1431

Franklin House, Launceston


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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

24/05/12 12:26 PM

Five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance. Explore Launceston, with a twist.

Photo: Red Brigade



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24/05/12 2:04 PM


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 9.30am

Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point Ph (03) 6383 4111

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