Tasmanian Design House guidebook

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Tasmanian Design House guidebook

Dinner options

New in 2021, Van Bone offers a high-end intimate dining space with a set menu of up to 14 courses. They suggest you allow 3 to 4 hours for the experience at this "destination restaurant".
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Van Bone
357 Marion Bay Road
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New in 2021, Van Bone offers a high-end intimate dining space with a set menu of up to 14 courses. They suggest you allow 3 to 4 hours for the experience at this "destination restaurant".
With sweeping views of the Port Arthur Historic Site, 1830 Restaurant & Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxed meal, whether or not you visit the historic site. The menu uses fresh seasonal produce sourced from local growers and producers, and features a range of Tasmanian wines, craft beers, whiskies and spirits.
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1830 Restaurant and Bar, Port Arthur
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With sweeping views of the Port Arthur Historic Site, 1830 Restaurant & Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxed meal, whether or not you visit the historic site. The menu uses fresh seasonal produce sourced from local growers and producers, and features a range of Tasmanian wines, craft beers, whiskies and spirits.
Part of the Stewarts Bay Lodge property, the "On The Bay" restaurant is a fine place to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink from the bar with a fabulous meal.
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Gabriel's on the Bay
6955 Arthur Hwy
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Part of the Stewarts Bay Lodge property, the "On The Bay" restaurant is a fine place to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink from the bar with a fabulous meal.
Large and comforting pub food, the dining area at the Dunalley Hotel is well-patronised by the locals and travellers who make use of the adjoining free camping. It's unlikely to blow your mind, but it is rarely disappointing. Vegetarian options are available and the Bream Creek Pinot Noir is worth a taste.
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Dunalley Hotel
210 Arthur Hwy
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Large and comforting pub food, the dining area at the Dunalley Hotel is well-patronised by the locals and travellers who make use of the adjoining free camping. It's unlikely to blow your mind, but it is rarely disappointing. Vegetarian options are available and the Bream Creek Pinot Noir is worth a taste.

Lunch options

Located by the canal and opening bridge at Dunalley, the Fish Market offers spectacular fish and chips and a great spot to eat them. There's no difficult choices - just tell them the number of people, and you'll receive a bundle of mixed seafood (fish, scallops, calamari) and enough chips to share. The proprietors make the rules here: it's likely to be cash only.
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Dunalley Fish Market
17 Fulham Rd
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Located by the canal and opening bridge at Dunalley, the Fish Market offers spectacular fish and chips and a great spot to eat them. There's no difficult choices - just tell them the number of people, and you'll receive a bundle of mixed seafood (fish, scallops, calamari) and enough chips to share. The proprietors make the rules here: it's likely to be cash only.
Quality food, amazing wine and oysters complemented by the most beautiful panoramic water views. On a sunny day, the outdoor areas are a wonderful place to spend some relaxing time.
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Bangor Vineyard Shed
20 Blackman Bay Rd
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Quality food, amazing wine and oysters complemented by the most beautiful panoramic water views. On a sunny day, the outdoor areas are a wonderful place to spend some relaxing time.
Popular for lunch, the Cannery is located on the waterfront with great views across the bay.
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The Cannery
4 Imlay St
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Popular for lunch, the Cannery is located on the waterfront with great views across the bay.
With a great lunch menu in a pleasant and spacious environment, the lavender might not seem like the main attraction.
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Port Arthur Lavender Farm
6555 Arthur Hwy
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With a great lunch menu in a pleasant and spacious environment, the lavender might not seem like the main attraction.
With a friendly atmosphere and honest food, you'll feel welcome at the Blue Seal Cafe.
Blue Seal Cafe
5131 Arthur Hwy
With a friendly atmosphere and honest food, you'll feel welcome at the Blue Seal Cafe.
Several days a week, Phoenix Farm opens its kitchen and dining room to visitors for a country cooking food experience. Much of the food and wine comes from the farm and local suppliers with a focus upon traditional country cooking and Tasmanian seafood - with a few contemporary touches.
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Phoenix Farm Tea Gardens for Breakfast & Lunch
25 Bay Rd
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Several days a week, Phoenix Farm opens its kitchen and dining room to visitors for a country cooking food experience. Much of the food and wine comes from the farm and local suppliers with a focus upon traditional country cooking and Tasmanian seafood - with a few contemporary touches.

Coffee and snacks

If the signs are out on the highway on the drive to Eaglehawk Neck, you should definitely turn off to visit the Cubed Espresso coffee van. The magnificent coffee is locally roasted and accompanied by some sweet treats but it is the location that cannot be matched. The Eaglehawk Neck lookout has views of the Neck extending south all down the rugged eastern coast of the Tasman Peninsula including Pirate's Bay, Cape Hauy, and the Hippolyte Rocks. If the weather's terrible, they won't be open.
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cubed espresso bar
98 Pirates Bay Dr
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If the signs are out on the highway on the drive to Eaglehawk Neck, you should definitely turn off to visit the Cubed Espresso coffee van. The magnificent coffee is locally roasted and accompanied by some sweet treats but it is the location that cannot be matched. The Eaglehawk Neck lookout has views of the Neck extending south all down the rugged eastern coast of the Tasman Peninsula including Pirate's Bay, Cape Hauy, and the Hippolyte Rocks. If the weather's terrible, they won't be open.

Wineries and distilleries

Cape Bernier is a family owned vineyard overlooking stunning Marion Bay and is renowned for producing award-winning cool climate wines. Enjoy a couple of glasses accompanied by a cheese platter.
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Cape Bernier Vineyard
230 Bream Creek Rd
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Cape Bernier is a family owned vineyard overlooking stunning Marion Bay and is renowned for producing award-winning cool climate wines. Enjoy a couple of glasses accompanied by a cheese platter.
These award-winning potato farmers decided to try their hand at distilling vodka. What a great idea! It's a favourite and it's no surprise to us that they continue to collect international awards for both their vodka and their gin.
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Hellfire Bluff Distillery
55 Craigs Hill Rd
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These award-winning potato farmers decided to try their hand at distilling vodka. What a great idea! It's a favourite and it's no surprise to us that they continue to collect international awards for both their vodka and their gin.
McHenry was an early entry into Tasmania's modern distillery scene and this family-run operation is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery . In Tasmania, you can be assured a place is good when it features a Tesla charging station. The cellar door is open most days but check the website for a distillery tour.
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McHenry Distillery
229 Radnor Rd
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McHenry was an early entry into Tasmania's modern distillery scene and this family-run operation is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery . In Tasmania, you can be assured a place is good when it features a Tesla charging station. The cellar door is open most days but check the website for a distillery tour.
A new business for 2021, the Dunalley Bay Distillery offers something for everyone: coffee, wine, gin, chocolate, cheese, and more. It might feel a bit disconnected but the location by the beach with views back to Hobart is perfect for a day with nice weather.
Dunalley Bay Distillery
3530 Arthur Hwy
A new business for 2021, the Dunalley Bay Distillery offers something for everyone: coffee, wine, gin, chocolate, cheese, and more. It might feel a bit disconnected but the location by the beach with views back to Hobart is perfect for a day with nice weather.

Activities

Explore the incredible coastline of the Tasman Peninsula on a jet boat. A Tasman Island Cruise will be a well-organised adventure, combining wildlife and nature, that will not easily be forgotten.
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Tasman Island Cruises
6961 Arthur Hwy
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Explore the incredible coastline of the Tasman Peninsula on a jet boat. A Tasman Island Cruise will be a well-organised adventure, combining wildlife and nature, that will not easily be forgotten.
In the evening, Port Arthur swaps convict history for ghostly mystery. If you enjoy tales of ghost and the supernatural, you'll probably enjoy this one - the settings are perfect. There's usually a great package combining dinner at the 1830 restaurant with a ghost tour.
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Port Arthur Ghost Tours
6973 Arthur Hwy
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In the evening, Port Arthur swaps convict history for ghostly mystery. If you enjoy tales of ghost and the supernatural, you'll probably enjoy this one - the settings are perfect. There's usually a great package combining dinner at the 1830 restaurant with a ghost tour.
The Tasman Peninsula is home to world-class scuba diving sites such as the waterfall bay caves, historic wrecks, giant kelp forests and huge schools of fish. Eaglehawk Dive Centre provides qualified and experienced instructors to help you get the most out of your dive experience.
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Eaglehawk Dive Centre
178 Pirates Bay Dr
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The Tasman Peninsula is home to world-class scuba diving sites such as the waterfall bay caves, historic wrecks, giant kelp forests and huge schools of fish. Eaglehawk Dive Centre provides qualified and experienced instructors to help you get the most out of your dive experience.
The Tasmanian Design House is the perfect place to prepare for or recover from the 48 kilometre trek of the Three Capes Experience, spread over 4 days of cliff-hugging wildness.
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Three Capes Walk - Life's An Adventure
6955 Arthur Hwy
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The Tasmanian Design House is the perfect place to prepare for or recover from the 48 kilometre trek of the Three Capes Experience, spread over 4 days of cliff-hugging wildness.
The quickest way to experience Tasman Peninsula's incredible coastline is by helicopter. Osborne Heli Tours, located near Port Arthur, offer "Tasmania's most epic window seat" with aerial views over sheer dolerite cliffs, Tasman Island’s far-flung lighthouse, and a blanket of sea stretching to Antarctica
Osborne Heli Tours
6520 Arthur Hwy
The quickest way to experience Tasman Peninsula's incredible coastline is by helicopter. Osborne Heli Tours, located near Port Arthur, offer "Tasmania's most epic window seat" with aerial views over sheer dolerite cliffs, Tasman Island’s far-flung lighthouse, and a blanket of sea stretching to Antarctica

Animal parks

If you don't have the opportunity to go to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton near Hobart, and you'd like to see the unique Tasmanian Devils up close (together with kangaroos, wallabies, golden possums, birds of prey, frogmouths, honeyeaters and quolls), the Unzoo will meet your needs.
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
5990 Arthur Hwy
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If you don't have the opportunity to go to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton near Hobart, and you'd like to see the unique Tasmanian Devils up close (together with kangaroos, wallabies, golden possums, birds of prey, frogmouths, honeyeaters and quolls), the Unzoo will meet your needs.

Beaches

Sommers Bay is our local glamour beach. Visit when the tide is low and the beach will stretch out for hundreds of metres. At all times, the shallowness means that it is the perfect place for safe swimming. Sommers Bay is perhaps best avoided when there's a strong southwesterly wind unless you want to experience the wild weather coming from the Southern Ocean.
Sommers Bay
Sommers Bay is our local glamour beach. Visit when the tide is low and the beach will stretch out for hundreds of metres. At all times, the shallowness means that it is the perfect place for safe swimming. Sommers Bay is perhaps best avoided when there's a strong southwesterly wind unless you want to experience the wild weather coming from the Southern Ocean.
Pirates Bay is the sandy surf beach at Eaglehawk Neck. The main carpark near the start of Blowhole Road has toilet facilities but the beach can be accessed in many places including the Tessellated Pavement, the Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and points further south along Blowhole Road.
Pirates Bay
Pirates Bay is the sandy surf beach at Eaglehawk Neck. The main carpark near the start of Blowhole Road has toilet facilities but the beach can be accessed in many places including the Tessellated Pavement, the Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and points further south along Blowhole Road.
Marion Bay is a wonderful "locals" beach. It's not unusual to have 7km of pristine beach to yourself with great views out to Maria Island.
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Marion Bay
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Marion Bay is a wonderful "locals" beach. It's not unusual to have 7km of pristine beach to yourself with great views out to Maria Island.