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Do & See

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

The Victoria Museum and Art Gallery opened in April 1891 and is today Australia’s largest regional museum. The museum has two key sites, the Museum at Inveresk and the Art Gallery at Royal Park. The collection consists of stuffed animals including the extinct Tasmanian tiger as well as a joss house.
Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge

Pathways through wildlife reserve along banks of South Esk River as it joins the River Tamar, just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Here you will find walking and hiking trails, lovely picnic areas, the world’s longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant and much more.
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Waverley Woollen Mills

Waverley was established as Waverley Woollen Mills in 1874 and is the oldest textile mill in Australia still operating from its original site in Tasmania. The store sells yarn and products made from fine Tasmanian wool.
J. Boag & Son Brewery

J. Boag & Son Brewery

Boag’s Brewery (J. Boag & Son) is a Tasmanian brewery company founded in 1883 by James Boag and his son, also named James. Join an informative tour of the well-known Tasmanian beer icon and sample the product at end of tour.
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Franklin House

This beautiful Franklin House is a Georgian house built in 1838 for Britton Jones, a Launceston brewer and innkeeper. It is now managed by the National Trust and contains excellent collection of period furnishings, all the interior woodwork is Australian cedar.
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Wine Route of The Tamar Valley

Take in the lovely scenery on both sides of the River Tamar and include a visit to some of the local wineries. The unique cool climate location produces deluxe wines of exceptional quality. From the Valley, to Pipers River in the north and Relbia in the south, there is over 32 wineries within driving distance of each other. The Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmania is also famous for its fresh local produce.
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River Tamar Cruises

Take a relaxing trip on the River Tamar past wineries and into Cataract Gorge. Sample the rich diversity of life as you cruise past quaint riverfront communities and taste locally produced food and wine. Tamar River Cruises offer daily cruises of discovery.
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