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    Cat & Fiddle Arcade

    by balhannah Written Sep 25, 2008

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    This arcade links Elizabeth Street with Centrepoint. Inside, it has an animated clock, which acts out the Cat and Fiddle Nursery Rhyme on the hour, every hour. There are seats there to rest your legs.

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    "INCAT" CRUISE

    by balhannah Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    "Incat" is a world famous builder of Catamarans. They build Catamarans for all over the world. This cruise just takes you to their factory to see how they are built. Cost 2008, $20, with the "Cruise Company." They have built all the Catamarans in the photos, plus a lot more.

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    Captain Fell's Harbour Cruise.

    by balhannah Written Sep 25, 2008

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    We did the lunch time cruise which was Excellent, we thought is was good value for money. The cruise boat is old, don't let this put you off. There are 3 different cruises to choose from. You get a different view of Hobart when you are on the water. In 2008, Lunch time cruises vary from $28 - $40, with the cruises ranging from 1hr - 21/2 hours. There are cruise/tours that you can choose from too. For more information, have a look at their website.

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    Private lunch at the fruit farm

    by yann.ng Written Feb 19, 2008

    When my family visited me for my convocation, I arranged for a lunch at the Sorrell fruit farm after a fruit picking and fruit/wine tasting session at Sorell Fruit Farm.

    It'll be interesting for city dwellers like us to get a tour with fruit picking experience at the farm.

    If you are self-driving around Tasmania, I would suggest you make your way to the Sorrell Fruit Farm upon arriving at Hobart Airport especially if you plan to depart Tasmania from another airport.

    The owner and his wife are very friendly and hospitable. I was very easy to contact them via email and todate, I am still on their mailing list of their in-season fruits list and special offers.

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    Salamanca Market

    by yann.ng Updated Feb 10, 2008

    An open air bazaar with lotsa of Tasmanian products, art and crafts, live performers and food. There’s a small section of Asian vegetables, you’ll see lotsa asian and locals there shopping for their weekly fresh leafy vegetables.

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    Rest and Enjoy the "Wrest Point"

    by carmen. Written Jul 22, 2007

    For a warmer, more luxurious view of Hobart, visit the Point Revolving Restaurant on the 17th floor of Wrest Point Casino Tower.
    The revolving floor provides 360 degree views of Hobart. Dinner is served daily from 6.30p.m, lunch from noon on Fridays.
    You do not have to have a whole meal to enjoy the views - try a pre-dinner aperitif, a late night cocktail, dessert or coffee from 6.00p.m in the Point Lounge within the revolving restaurant.

    Entry is FREE

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    Cadbury Factory.

    by a5floor Updated Jan 27, 2007

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    If you like chocolate, you should defenately go to the Cadbury Factory. This factory was founded by John Cadbury in 1824. Since then it is a favourite brand to many people on this planet.
    When you are at the factory, you can have a guided tour through a part of the factory. You will see how the chocolate is made and which ones are made at the time you are having your tour (every time of the year it is making different kind of chocolate like for Easter and Christmas). If you are doing this tour, it is better to book in advance. There are so many people who are doing a tour.

    The fee for the tour at the factory is $25.00 (25 September 2006).

    For consumer enquiries and comments, please call +61-(0)121-451-4444 (Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm).
    For general enquiries about Cadbury Trebor Bassett, please call +61-(0)121-458-2000 (Monday - Friday 9am to 5 pm).

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    Take a stroll along Franklin Wharf

    by xuessium Written Oct 18, 2005

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    Hobart is essentially a port. Franklin Wharf is Hobart's waterfront where fishing and sailing boats dock and where you may find an abundance of seafood cafes and restaurants.

    Walk the entire length of Franklin Wharf and smell the saltiness of the air. Fill your lungs with the freshness of marine zest. Watch (and watch out) from gulls flying high over your head, screaming away at each other. Take your camera and pry out breathtaking photos. Gaze silently at the many yachts and boats bobbing away with the tides. A good place to get away for some quiet moments, pack in your thoughts and chew upon your ideas. Or grab a love one and share some intimate moments together.

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    Do A Wandering Around Battery Point

    by xuessium Updated Oct 17, 2005

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    Battery Point in Hobart is seeped with history and is named after a Battery of guns (long since removed) that were established on the point in 1818. It is an old port and maritime village. There are plenty of pretty buildings including the Arthur Circus Cottages and St. George's Anglican Church among other interesting things to see and do. You will also see Van Diemen's Land Folk Museum, a lovely Georgian building amongst beautiful grounds. It is open everyday from 10.30am - 5.00pm during the week and noon - 5.00pm on the weekend.

    Today, Battery Point is not just a residential area but also home to several more upmarket restaurants/eateries as well as cosy Bed & Breakfasts. Perfect place to stay for a honeymooning couple. A very quaint, quiet and dignified place to take a stroll through in the evening just admiring the many well preserved historical buildings and manors. Architecture-buffs should not miss this spot. I was admiring this lovely brick mansion, half expecting it to be a historical building and pop, out came this family with kids going out for dinner. Astounding!

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    Take a Walk in Franklin Park

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Sir John Franklin was the first governor of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). He was also a famed explorer of present day Alaska, the Arctic, and elsewhere around the world. He was named a knight by the British Empire after his work exploring the Northwest Passage.

    Now his likeness is the centerpiece for a downtown Square, which is the home to some great picnics and parties.

    It also appears to be a major spot for the Metro Tas buses to drop and pick up passengers.

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    HUON TRAIL -Huon River

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Relax and enjoy the fine food, views and atmosphere of the Boatshed Cafe built on the banks of the Huon River.

    Our tour guide arranged our lunch at the Boatshed Cafe. And we took some pics before our food arrive.

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    HUON TRAIL - Huon River

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    You will be captivated by the beauty of the Huon River when you arrive at Huon Ville.

    Take the jet boat ride or take in the stunning scenery of one of Tasmanias mightiest rivers.

    What are we waiting for? Lets go!

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    HUON TRAIL - Apple & Heritage Museum

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Guided tours are conducted if required and you will be taken through the history of apple growing, picking and packing in the Huon valley.

    I joined the Huon Trail tour and the guided tour was included in the package.

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    Port Arthur

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Port Arthur is a historic site which was built by convict labour.

    The beautiful architecture, gardens and chilling prison facilities survive today for you to explore.

    Pls do not ask the staff about the incident that happend in 1996. Read all about it from website.

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    Gibson's Flour Mill

    by seamandrew Written Sep 5, 2004

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    Founded by William Gibson on Morrison Street in 1854, by 1870 it was described as a large business with the "noise of machinery... heard constantly, day and night". Mr. Gibson was an early supporter of automation, and had designed equipment which minimized manual handling. The present City Mill building was erected in the late 1890's with floor space of more than one acre. Rollers replaced grindstones and produced whiter and finer flour which soon captured the market. The business continued to expand.

    In 1892 the demands of heavy modern machinery necessitated removal to new premises. The City Mill building was recently renovated for office space. Some of the old trusses, beams and machinery can still be seen inside. So consider it a museum of sorts.

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