NOT TO BE MISSED

On the Road Tasmania - - News -

(in no par­tic­u­lar or­der)

1 The Ap­ple Shed

Start your tour of the fa­mous ap­ple or­chards of the Huon Val­ley at this lit­tle 1942 wooden shed, home to Wil­lie Smith’s Or­ganic Cider, which fea­tures an agri­cul­tural mu­seum, cider tast­ing and provi­dore.

2 The Agrar­ian Kitchen

Pad­dock-to-plate cook­ing classes in a charm­ing old school­house and gar­den. Watch for sea­sonal spe­cials like au­tumn truf­fle feasts.

3 Bruny Is­land Cruises

One of Tas­ma­nia’s most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions, this thrilling three-hour cruise gets you up close to the rugged shore­lines and steep cliffs and along­side wildlife like dol­phins, seals, mi­grat­ing whales and birds.

4 Mount Welling­ton (Ku­nanyi)

Ex­pe­ri­ence dense wilder­ness and spec­tac­u­lar views from the 1,270m peak down the D’En­tre­casteaux Chan­nel, just a 10-minute drive from the city cen­tre. Lace up the hik­ing boots or take off on two wheels for there are plenty of trails nearby worth ex­plor­ing.

5 Sala­manca Mar­ket

At this mar­ket, fill the boot with de­signer-qual­ity Tas­ma­nian wood­work, art­work, wool and cloth­ing, and sam­ple some of the state’s fresh­est pro­duce. Open Satur­days 8:00am–3:00pm.

Wooden Boat Cen­tre

In an age of tech­nol­ogy, it is fas­ci­nat­ing to see things of such beauty crafted by hand.

7 Mu­seum of Old and New Art (Mona)

Since open­ing in 2011, Mona has truly es­tab­lished Ho­bart’s po­si­tion on the cultural map. It dis­plays a wide range of an­tiq­ui­ties along with mod­ern pieces – and as it is lo­cated within the Moo­rilla win­ery most vis­i­tors make a day of it by pair­ing art with wine, mu­sic and de­li­cious food.

8 Welling­ton Api­ary

Learn all about bees and bee­keep­ing. Pur­chase iconic honey col­lected from the foothills of Mount Welling­ton, in­clud­ing pop­u­lar leather­wood and Ho­bart wild­flower va­ri­eties.

9 Port Arthur His­toric Site

Dis­cover past con­vict set­tle­ments and In­dige­nous his­tory in this re­mote bot­tom corner of Tas­ma­nia. If you’re game, ex­plore Port Arthur af­ter dark by join­ing the lantern-lit Ghost Tour.

Tas­ma­nian Devil Un­zoo

Visit this wildlife park on the Tas­man Penin­sula to hand­feed kan­ga­roos, pademel­ons and Cape Bar­ren geese and, of course, learn about devil con­ser­va­tion.

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