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Sam­ple some top drops

Move over, Tamar! The Coal River Val­ley, a scenic 20-minute drive from Ho­bart, has some of Aus­tralia’s most de­li­cious pinot noirs and chardon­nays. Rivers­dale Es­tate is a must-see with jaw-drop­ping river views and girly high tea in the spec­tac­u­larly dec­o­rated Orangery Con­ser­va­tory. Ian and Wendy Roberts’ pas­sion for wine is ut­terly in­fec­tious. Try Frog­more Creek Wines and Pud­dle­duck Vine­yard, too.

Hunt for an­tiques

Post­card-per­fect Bat­tery Point near the heart of the city is renowned for 19th-cen­tury cot­tages and great shop­ping, but an­tiques fans should s also ex­plore the t town of Rich­mond, 25 2 min­utes from Ho­bart H CBD. Grab a beer b and pub meal at the t Rich­mond Arms Ho­tel, H com­plete with it­sts it own rich his­tory.

Ex­tend your ad­ven­ture!

Tasmania’s a pretty small state so if you’ve got some time up your sleeve, try to cover off a bunch of hotspots. APT of­fers a great 10-day re­turn tour from Launce­s­ton that cov­ers many key des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing the best of Ho­bart, Port Arthur His­toric Site, Fr­eycinet Na­tional Park’s nat­u­ral won­ders, a Gor­don River cruise, Cra­dle Moun­tain and Dove Lake. Prices start from $4995. See

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