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  • Destination: Hobart & Around, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur
  • Price: $220

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buy-now A music and arts festival in paradise. Located in the celestial realm of the Apple Isle, one of the last true wilderness regions on earth. Sitting on one of the world's prettiest beaches, there's so much to see and explore.
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  • Destination: The West

Queenstown has a population of 1,975 people. Lonely Planet describe this as a place where “kids with hoodies and crooked teeth look menacing on rusty BMX bikes – and then the weather closes in and you feel you’re in a slasher movie”. It's definitely worth a look if your feeling a bit adventures head to one of the local pubs. Cheap accommodation if your brave enough to stay the night.  It’s not that bad, actually, but it is an isolated mining town – the destructive strip mining on the hills above are ugly and yet beautiful at the same time.   One of the most famous part of Queenstown is there gravel Australian Football field (AFL). If you are lucky enough to see a game there its surely going to be a blood bath.   The Tasmanian government has put money into a tourist attraction the West Coast Wilderness Railway that leaves from Queenstown.

  • Destination: The West
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $95

If you're looking for a relaying day with a bit of early Tasmanian history  jump on board the West Coast Wilderness Railway. A half-day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

It is truly a magical journey through a unique part of Tasmania.

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Price: $7

No questions asked for the best beer in Launceston head to St Johns Craft Beer. Not the cheapest but definitely the best and they even do Take Away. They also have some fine whiskeys and wines. Saint John is a craft beer bar in Launceston Tasmania. Featuring six taps of craft beer that are always changing, as well as a quality range of wines, ciders and spirits. Six taps of craft beer (always changing) 150+ bottled beers, plus great wine, cider and spirits.

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

If you're going to do something this winter do DARK MOFO!  Great ART, MUSIC AND ATMOSPER!

Marina Abramović13… Antony & the Johnsons + the TSO16-17 Anthony McCall12-21 Patricia Piccinini + Peter Hennessey12… City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast17-21 Blacklist12-13 18-20 Wild at Heart - Ash Keating + Bompas & Parr15-17 Dark Park - Fire Organ + Bass Bath + Anthony McCall + Ogoh-ogoh12-21 The Hothouse1-13 Pallbearer + The Body + Oake18 The Irrepressibles + Brous20 Orlando12-14 The Witches17-20 RBMA presents EYE: CIRCOM + My Disco + Jake Blood + Kusum Normoyle19 The Preatures + Klo + Tiger Choir12 Gareth Liddiard + King Dude + Laura Jean14 The Witching Hour - Calvin Bowman + Helen Gillet + Nick Tsiavos19-22 Giidanyba11-21 Radiant Heat12-21 Angry Electrons12-21 Dark Mofo Films10-21 The Kettering Incident10 Allison Bell + Members of the TSO20 Envelop(e)10… John Kelly12… Laundry of the Terminal Psyche10-28 The Discovery 6Tet14 Nude Solstice Swim22 Winter Solstice22 Funeral12-15 Ashes to Ashes11-21

  • Destination: Launceston & Around

From September the 10th to 14th Launceston is taking over Tassies music and art scene with the Junction Art Festival. Our picks for the festival are ,  Gentle Hurst,  The Stayns,ARTSKOOLBackyard Bands Intrude. With so much happening your best to head over to the Junction website and check out the program. www.junctionartsfestival.com.au

  • Destination: East Coast

Located just a short drive from St. Marys on the stunning east coast of Tasmania, lies St. Patricks Head. Rising 694m (2,277ft) above sea level, hikers will be treated to an extended view of the east coast to the north, the rolling hills of Tasmania to the west and south and the sky disappearing beyond the Tasman Sea to the east. Allow at least half an hour to soak up the view and to explore the peak and if you’re lucky enough, you may be able to spot the famous Wedge Tailed Eagle soaring. It should be noted exposed cliffs are at the peak, and there can be substantial wind. Caution should be taken when climbing in inclement weather.

  • Destination: King Island
  • Departs: 30/01/2015
  • Arrives: 01/02/2015
  • Price: $15

Held in Currie Harbour overlooking the King Island’s picturesque the Festival Of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent (Kim Churchill, Caravãna Sun, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Laura Hill, Simon Astley and many many more) who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia’s friendliest bunch of folks. Add into the mix the island’s great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive and beachcombing beaches and you are likely to find all your sensations tingling by the end of FOKI 2015… and if that doesn’t convince you then there is always the 100m soap-accelerated plastic-sheet waterslide full of thrills as it weaves and cascades its way through the scrub surrounding the festival.   Early bird tickets on sale as of this weekend for the

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Departs: 20/02/2015
  • Arrives: 22/02/2015
  • Price: $100

The beckoning legend of PARTY IN THE PADDOCK grows larger every year that the festival takes place within the scenically rich hills of Tasmania’s lush north-east. In its third year, this up-and-coming boutique radical, boasts a tradition of BYO alcohol, abundant good vibes and a killer line up straight from the waves of your summer radio. 'PITP' will once again create ripples around the country this February 20-21 as it marches the Tasmanian music scene further into the nation’s eye. Showcasing the states 'cream of the crop' amongst some of the nation's finest, the big party will be headed officially by the return of dub/reggae great's - Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls along side the likes of - Allday - Jinja Safari - DUNE RATS - The Smith Street Band - The Delta Riggs - Willow Beats - Tommy Franklin - Dappled Cities - KLP - Luca Brasi - Little Bastard - Drunk Mums - The Dead Love - Younger Dryas - The Middle Names - Akouo - Save The Clock Tower - Sheriff - Lepers and Crooks - Our House - The Familiars - BRIGGIE SMALLS + MANY MORE TBA At a deeper level the event provides the growing era of youth culture in the region a colourful outlet for artistic expression. Active within the surrounding community this green and economically friendly festival is at foremost a celebration of life, a dedication to the people who are no longer with us and of quite recently a proud supporter of beyondblue. But plain and simply, it’s all about the vibes, see you at BURNS CREEK in February. BYO Alcohol. Underage patrons advised to attend in the company of a parent or guardian.

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

This event is not to be missed on your Tasmania Calendar . Everything that MONA touches turns to gold and the MOFO is no exception. Great weather Amazing Music and Art. Pack your backpack hitch a ride and head to Tasmania's capital Hobart for a true cultural experience that is sure to change you. http://mofo.net.au/

  • Destination: Midlands & Lake Country

The walking track starts at a carpark on the Lakes Highway between Golden Valley and Liffey. The walk starts in farmland, then passes through vegetation ranging from eucalypt forest to rainforest before finally ending up in open high altitude scrub. A 360 degree panorama is the reward for this 4-5 hour return walk to the top, which is steep and scrambly in places. Views of the Great Western Tiers across to Devonport and Launceston on a clear day are breathtaking.

time Hiking
time 4-5 Hour walk
fees Free
grade Moderate to hard
cautions No fires

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Arrives: 08/03/2014
  • Price: $140

Launceston Breath Of Life festival is not to be missed. Featuring some of the best acts coming to Tasmania in 2014.

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When: 8thMarch 2013 What: Tassie’s new benchmark in music festival experience hosting 3 massive stages and the BIGGEST national and international line up to ever hit Tasmanian soil. All in support of the Australian Lung Foundation. www.lungfoundation.com.au Description: Hold your breath for March long weekend 2014. 1 great cause, 3 Stages and the absolute creme’ de creme’ of national and international bands and DJs Including The MINISTRY OF SOUND ARENA hosted at the very best five star venue in Launceston Tasmania. If it’s hot, it’ll be there! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Knife Party Empire Of The Sun Public Enemy Porter Robinson Art vs Science Parkway Drive Drapht Dead Letter Circus Tonight Alive Pez Will Sparks In Hearts Wake Buried In Verona Saviour Allday Joel Fletcher J-Trick Tigerlily SCNDL Kronic Ember Kilter Dave Winnel Akouo Ash Tiffin vs Ceej Luca Brasi

  • Destination: East Coast, The Northeast

Tas Trails

The Trail

The Cobler Rocks walk takes in some of the striking coastline of the Mount Williams National Park. The walk is mostly flat, crossing from fire trails onto beach walking. There is no drinking water provided along this track. The start of the walk is clearly signposted just outside of the Stumpys Bay no. 4 camping area. From here the trail heads westerly over lightly undulating heathland for just under 3km before coming out onto the beach. Cobler Rocks can be seen directly ahead of you lolling out from the coast. Looking back, the squat peak of Mount Williams can also be seen. From here a short side track south along the beach leads towards Cod Bay where vast views the southern edge of the Park are seen. To the north, back towards Stumpys Bay, a series of long sweeping beaches are begging to be explored. Return via the same track.

 
time Hiking
time 2 Hours
fees National Parks Entry Fee
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Easy
cautions No fires

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

Tas Trails

The Trail

The Silver Falls track is a short and enjoyable stroll for walkers of any ability, shaded by lush eucalypts and ferns for its entirety. Leaving from opposite the Fern Tree Tavern the walk follows the historic Pipeline Track for just under  1km before diverting slightly uphill at the Fern Tree Bower towards the falls. A short climb later the small but lovely falls are reached. Follow the same route to return.

 
time Hiking
time 45 Minute walk
fees Free
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Very easy
cautions No fires

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see while visiting Tasmania.  Located within the Moorilla winery in Hobart the art gallery is world class.  The museum was funded by David Walsh who has made his furtune by developing a gambling system used to bet on horse racing and other sports.

time 3-5 hours (Take your time to see everything)
fees $20 or Free for Tasmanians
facilities Toilets bars & restaurants
cautions Some of the art can be confronting and is not suitable for children

  • Destination: Cradle Mountain

If you're more on the adventurous side when you visiting Cradle Mountain why not experience the alpine air and climb to the summit.

time Hiking
time 6 to 8 hours return walk. (6.4 km one way)
fees Park entry fees apply.
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Steep uphill climb over rough bush.
cautions Rigorous uphill walk is not suited to those with health or mobility concerns

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

Salamanca Market is a street market in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania. It is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania, and is held on Saturdays between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

time Open 8.30am and 3.00pm.
fees Free
facilities Lots of local produce shops and stalls.

  • Destination: Cradle Mountain, Devonport & the Northwest
  • Price: $200

Want something different when you visit Cradle Mountain ? Why not jump into the icy waters of the Dove Canyon. Cradle Mountain Canyons offers a unique canyoning experience. Abseil into the canyon slide through natural water slides and jump off high rocks. Not to be missed by any adrenalin junky Check out the video below to see what you are in for.

time Tours only run in Summer 6 - 8hrs
fees Park entry fees apply. & Tour costs $100 - $200
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Steep uphill climb over with rough bush.
cautions Rigorous uphill walk is not suited to those with health or mobility concerns

  • Destination: East Coast

Wineglass bay is a must see destination in Tasmania, voted by several travel authorities as one of the world's ten best beaches. You will be taken away by the aqua blue waters and soft white sand. The bay is surrounded by jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards".

Information below is provided by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
time Hiking
time 1 - 1.5 hours return (1.5 km each way)
fees Park entry fees apply.
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Level 3  Steep uphill climb over 1.3km with rough bush steps
what to take Group A items required plus water
cautions Rigorous uphill walk is not suited to those with health or mobility concerns
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

  • Destination: Launceston & Around

City Park is located in the centre of Launceston. The park is home to the Japanese Macaques monkeys that where given as a gift to Launcestons by Ikeda City, Japan. The park also has a flower garden, toilet facility, children’s playground and free BBQ.

time Open 24x7 however monkeys are put to bed at night
fees Free
facilities Cafes, Toilet facilities & free BBQ

  • Destination: Devonport & the Northwest

Reliquaire is a truly amazing shop with twenty rooms, stocked with a unique selection of items from around the world including dolls, teddies, giftware, Venetian masks, bronzes, lights, jewellery, leather handbags & wallets, books, soaps & body products, stationery, baby items, toys, games, science & educational products, puppets & marionettes, kitchenware, cookbooks, gourmet food, coffee & tea, Tasmanian wines, homemade fudge, restoration supplies and antiques.

time You can spend a good hour getting lost in all the madness.
fees Free entry however there are so many great things to buy.
prohibited No photography

  • Destination: Devonport & the Northwest, Launceston & Around

Ashgrove Cheese is Australia’s premier producer of award winning hand crafted Cheddar style cheeses. The Ashgrove Cheese range includes traditional cheddar cheese, English county cheeses and a series of uniquely flavoured cheeses including the famous Wild Wasabi cheese. Go in and help yourself to free samples of all Ashgrove cheeses. If you’re lucky enough you might see them making the cheese.

time A quick stop is all you need
fees Free samples

  • Destination: Devonport & the Northwest, Launceston & Around

Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm is located just off the A1 Bass Highway, mid way between  Deloraine and Elizabeth Town, Tasmania. It is a 30 minute drive from the Spirit of Tasmania Terminal in Devonport or 45 minutes drive from the Launceston Airport Drop in for the best raspberry ice cream in Tasmania or try one of the free chocolate raspberry. They have so many raspberry products you will be overwhelmed including raspberry scented socks. You can go for a little walk around the dam and see all the raspberry fields.  

Opening Hours and Parking Access

  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
  • Public Holidays we have a separately priced menu
  • 7 days per week 7am – 5pm
  • Over flow carpark for buses and over sized vehicles
 

Seasonal backpacker work is also available see website.

 
facilities Restaurant & toilet facilities.
cautions Can be very busy on public holidays and over summer.

  • Destination: Cradle Mountain, Devonport & the Northwest, East Coast, Hobart & Around, Launceston & Around, Midlands & Lake Country, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, The Northeast, The Southwest, The West

Looking for Accommodation in Tasmania? Why pay for accommodation when you can meet locals by Couch Surfing.

  • Destination: Devonport & the Northwest, East Coast

  • Destination: Launceston & Around, The Northeast

  • Destination: The Northeast

See the amazing aqua blue water at the Little Blue Lake on the way to Ansons bay. Due to mining in the area the minerals added to the water have made the water extra blue.

prohibited No swimming- due to the minerals in the water

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

Hobart the capital city of Tasmania population 210,000. Hobart is well known for it's fine foods and arts & crafts. Make sure you visit Mona and the Salamaca market.

  • Destination: Devonport & the Northwest, East Coast, Hobart & Around, Launceston & Around, Midlands & Lake Country, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, The Northeast, The Southwest, The West

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