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Kerry's Guidebook

Kerry

Kerry's Guidebook

Sightseeing
Tasmania offers world famous wilderness area, abundant flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes, sites of rich historical significance, festivals, music, art, the quaint and the quirky, and outstanding local food, beer and wines. Activities are plentiful to satisfy all interests.
Step back in Tasmanian time to experience where convicts lived and worked in one the harshest environments. Set on a natural harbour, Port Arthur was the site of the penal settlement sent by ship from England two centuries ago.
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Port Arthur
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Step back in Tasmanian time to experience where convicts lived and worked in one the harshest environments. Set on a natural harbour, Port Arthur was the site of the penal settlement sent by ship from England two centuries ago.
MONA holds many events across the year in addition to it’s physical museum of old and new art. The Festival of Lights is an example celebrating the winter solstice.
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MONA
655 Main Rd
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MONA holds many events across the year in addition to it’s physical museum of old and new art. The Festival of Lights is an example celebrating the winter solstice.
Get up close and personal and learn about our unique wildlife. Feed a Tassie Devil, pat a kangaroo, cuddle a koala, or waltz with a wombat and waddle with an echidna. They’re all residents at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
593 Briggs Rd
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Get up close and personal and learn about our unique wildlife. Feed a Tassie Devil, pat a kangaroo, cuddle a koala, or waltz with a wombat and waddle with an echidna. They’re all residents at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
A favourite place for travellers is Salamanca Place, built on Sullivan’s Cove, a strip of Georgian warehouses now housing restaurants & cafés, antique dealers and more. Another favourite for locals and tourists is Salamanca market, held on Sullivan’s Cove every Saturday where everything from handcrafted woodwork, jewellery, ceramic ware and glassware to the freshest fruit & vegetables are sold.
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Salamanca Place
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A favourite place for travellers is Salamanca Place, built on Sullivan’s Cove, a strip of Georgian warehouses now housing restaurants & cafés, antique dealers and more. Another favourite for locals and tourists is Salamanca market, held on Sullivan’s Cove every Saturday where everything from handcrafted woodwork, jewellery, ceramic ware and glassware to the freshest fruit & vegetables are sold.
Richmond Bridge, just off the main road in Richmond Village, is the oldest convict built bridge in Australia. The village also boasts a variety of quaint and quirky arts and crafts shops, restaurants and cafés and shops selling novel goods including a lollie shop. Meander for hours or relax in a cafe, feed the ducks and swans around the bridge, marvel at the old church and visit the long defunct convict gaol with its rich history.
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Richmond Bridge
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Richmond Bridge, just off the main road in Richmond Village, is the oldest convict built bridge in Australia. The village also boasts a variety of quaint and quirky arts and crafts shops, restaurants and cafés and shops selling novel goods including a lollie shop. Meander for hours or relax in a cafe, feed the ducks and swans around the bridge, marvel at the old church and visit the long defunct convict gaol with its rich history.
On Tasmania’s east coast and a day trip from The Perch in Primrose, Wineglass Bay is yet another place of beauty and magic. It is located on the Freycinet Peninsula and well worth the effort of getting there. It is a 45 minute walk from the car park to Wineglass Bay lookout and then about a 90 minute walk to the Wineglass Bay beach if you choose to continue. Return walk from Wineglass Bay beach from the car park is 3.5 to 4.5 hours depending on pace.
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Wineglass Bay
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On Tasmania’s east coast and a day trip from The Perch in Primrose, Wineglass Bay is yet another place of beauty and magic. It is located on the Freycinet Peninsula and well worth the effort of getting there. It is a 45 minute walk from the car park to Wineglass Bay lookout and then about a 90 minute walk to the Wineglass Bay beach if you choose to continue. Return walk from Wineglass Bay beach from the car park is 3.5 to 4.5 hours depending on pace.
One of Hobart’s most distinctive landmarks, you will cross the Derwent River via the Tasman Bridge en route to Hobart City. On approach and crossing its arch, the views of the river and harbour are simply stunning. Mount Wellington, the often snow capped giant, looms in the background and is particularly beautiful in the June, July and August, ( our winter months).
Tasman Bridge
One of Hobart’s most distinctive landmarks, you will cross the Derwent River via the Tasman Bridge en route to Hobart City. On approach and crossing its arch, the views of the river and harbour are simply stunning. Mount Wellington, the often snow capped giant, looms in the background and is particularly beautiful in the June, July and August, ( our winter months).
Snow capped, even in summer, 1270 meter kunyani/Mount Wellington is known as Hobart’s slumbering giant and is close to the heart of Hobartians. At the pinnacle, enjoy breathtaking views over Hobart city, the sea and the World Heritage wilderness beyond. Access to the summit is vis a 21 km mountain road winding it’s way up from the Huon Highway through rain forest and alpine landscape. On the way up is a striking feature known as the Organ Pipes, a cliff of dole rite columns well worth observing. The cliff is also famous for rock climbing enthusiasts.
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Mount Wellington
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Snow capped, even in summer, 1270 meter kunyani/Mount Wellington is known as Hobart’s slumbering giant and is close to the heart of Hobartians. At the pinnacle, enjoy breathtaking views over Hobart city, the sea and the World Heritage wilderness beyond. Access to the summit is vis a 21 km mountain road winding it’s way up from the Huon Highway through rain forest and alpine landscape. On the way up is a striking feature known as the Organ Pipes, a cliff of dole rite columns well worth observing. The cliff is also famous for rock climbing enthusiasts.
One of the best free local activities, the Royal Botanical Gardens change with the seasons with kaleidoscopic colours on display especially in autumn. The gardens were originally laid in 1818 and many popular collections are on display for visitors to behold including a subantarctic plant house.
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
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One of the best free local activities, the Royal Botanical Gardens change with the seasons with kaleidoscopic colours on display especially in autumn. The gardens were originally laid in 1818 and many popular collections are on display for visitors to behold including a subantarctic plant house.
Food scene
World class wining & dining
Bangor Winery and Oyster Farm at Dunalley has a world class waterfront restaurant offering the finest Tasmanian cuisine. This place is just a 20 minute drive from The Perch in Primrose.
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Bangor Winery and Oyster Farm at Dunalley has a world class waterfront restaurant offering the finest Tasmanian cuisine. This place is just a 20 minute drive from The Perch in Primrose.
Excellent venue for wining and dining with Hobart waterfront views to die for.
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The Glass House Hobart
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Excellent venue for wining and dining with Hobart waterfront views to die for.
World famous annual festival celebrating the flavours of Tasmania as demonstrated in the abundance of superb local produce, wine, cheese and seafood.
The Taste of Tasmania Festival
World famous annual festival celebrating the flavours of Tasmania as demonstrated in the abundance of superb local produce, wine, cheese and seafood.