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World-class Experiences

Tasmania offers a wide range of world-class experiences in addition to golf.

Our island state is renowned for our fresh food, wine, award-winning whisky and pristine wilderness. We encourage you to take the opportunity to extend your stay in Tasmania and enjoy some of our unique experiences.

Self-drive Touring

For car hire, accommodation and tour itineraries around Tasmania we suggest you contact TasVacations.

Iron Pot Cruises

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Join us for a 2.5 hour, 60km adventure exploring the renowned waterways that influences the Hobart lifestyle.  Two and a half hour cruise, departing 2pm daily.

Call Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on +61 3 6234 4270 for enquiries and bookings or see www.ironpotcruises.com.au.

MONA

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The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see destination in Hobart. It is the largest privately owned museum in Australia and houses antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the collection of the owner, David Walsh. Walsh has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland“.

www.mona.net.au

Salamanca Market

Salamanca Markets

Hobart’s market at Salamanca Place is a celebration of Tasmania’s culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers with over 300 stalls. There are many cafes along Salamanca Place or in Salamanca Square to have breakfast.

Salamanca Market

TMAG

TMA

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm every day of the year except ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

General admission to TMAG is free to all members of the public. Special exhibits may occasionally require paid entry.

www.tmag.tas.gov.au

Par Avion

Par Avion

Join Par Avion for a tour to Tasmania’s remote and pristine Southwest National Park.  Tour includes a spectacular scenic flight to Melaleuca via the south coast followed by a boat trip to the Bathurst Harbour Marine reserve.  There is also an opportunity to see the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot, before flying back to Hobart via the mountains of the Western Arthurs.  From $320 per person, tour approx 4 hours and includes refreshments.

Call Par Avion on +61 3 6248 5390 for bookings and information on other tours or see www.paravion.com.au.

Bruny Island Traveller

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Enjoy a full day gourmet tour of Bruny Island with award winning Pennicott Adventures, departing Hobart daily at 7.45am returning at 5.30pm.

Call Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on +61 3 6234 4270 for enquiries and bookings or see www.brunyislandtraveller.com.au

Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur

The Port Arthur experience is unforgettable. Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula, a visit to the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Tasmania’s iconic cultural heritage experiences. You can explore the ruins of the Penitentiary, the Separate Prison, Dockyard, Convict Church and Museum Houses as well as the vast grounds and gardens. Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site.

www.portarthur.org.au

Peppermint Bay

Peppermint Bay

Depart from Sullivan’s Cove onboard the catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Cruise the River Derwent and d’Entrecasteaux Channel, arriving at Peppermint Bay restaurant for lunch featuring regional produce. You will have some time to explore the village of Woodbridge before returning to Hobart.

www.peppermintbay.com.au

Boutique Wine Tours

Willie Smiths

A choice of two half day tours designed to cater for visitors with limited time to explore Tasmania’s cool-climate vineyards and the historic village of Richmond, or a choice of two full day tours taking in southern Tasmania cool-climate wines and MONA or wine, Willie Smiths Cider and Huon Valley. Tours from $99 per person departing from Hobart CBD with CBD hotel drop-off.

Call Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania +61 415 387 887 or visit

www.boutiquewinetourstas.com.au

Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

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Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum stands on the waterfront in Hobart, near the wharf from which Mawson and his men sailed south to The Antarctic, aboard the   SY Aurora on December 2nd,1911

This world class museum gives an insight into the daily lives of the expeditioners who spent two years living and working in the windiest place on Earth – the true  ‘home of the blizzard’

Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum has won numerous awards, most recently Silver in the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards “Cultural Tourism” category. As a not-for-profit charity, our mission is to generate funds for the ongoing conservation of this heritage site – the birthplace of Australia’s Antarctic history.

www.mawsons-huts-replica.org.au

About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

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