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Tasmania

It's a short drive to anywhere, yet there is a rich diversity in the different regions of Australia's only island state. Enjoy dining on the best meat and seafood then stroll a secluded beach...
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Port Arthur Historic Sites

Local Tip For an evening of thrills the ghost tour is a not to be missed show. To get the most out of Port Arthur the Gold Pass is the way to go. Best value for our family of 6 was a family "Ticket of Leave" Bronze Pass...

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Ulverstone Golf Club

Local Tip Best times for casual play are all day Friday and Sunday and afternoons on all other days.

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Royal Hobart Show

Royal Hobart Show

22 Oct - 25 Oct

The annual Royal Hobart Show will be held from the 22nd to the 25th of October this year. With lots to see and do, including arts and craft exhibitions, farming displays, fashion parades, live entertainment, animals, cattle handling, judging, sideshow alley, show bags, food stalls, and carnival rides. Try your luck at sideshow alley and see... more »

Harvest Launceston

Harvest Launceston

25 Oct - 9 May

Launched in February 2012 and going from strength to strength, the Harvest Launceston Farmers' Market is a chance to buy fresh produce from those who love to produce it. It's a great opportunity to see what is in season. The market only sells food and beverages grown and produced in Tasmania, and is run within the Australian Farmers' Market... more »

Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market

25 Oct

From small beginnings of 12 stalls in 1972, the Salamanca Market in Hobart now has over 300 stalls and attracts up to 25 000 people. It has a vibrancy and energy that is delightful and operates in the beautiful setting of Salamanca Place. The outdoor market comes alive every Saturday between the historic Georgian Warehouses and the... more »

The Burnie Wynyard Medieval Festival 2014

The Burnie Wynyard Medieval Festival 2014

25 Oct - 26 Oct

Have a great day out whilst getting an insight into life in medieval times. You can polish up your armour and leather boots and come along dressed in medieval costume to be in the running for a prize. Or just enjoy the atmosphere and spectacle of knights jousting, swordsmanship competitions, archery displays and more. There will be plenty of... more »

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Port Arthur Historic Sites

The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. Visit for the day or stay a few there's plenty to see more »

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Hanlon House Bed & Breakfast

Hanlon House is 4.5 star Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the historic town of Stanley on Tasmania's North West coast. Five ensuited rooms are available. Refreshments are offered on your arrival more »

Tasmania Photos

Coles Bay

Coles Bay

MuralFest, Sheffield

MuralFest, Sheffield

Southport

Southport

  Lake Mackintosh

Lake Mackintosh

Liffey Falls

Liffey Falls

Wrought Iron sculpture, MONA

Wrought Iron sculpture, MONA

Burrowing Crayfish, Burnie

Burrowing Crayfish, Burnie

Victoria Dock, Hobart

Victoria Dock, Hobart

Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula

Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula

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