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    HUON TRAIL - FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE

    by imstress Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At the Forest and Heritage Centre youll learn about the history, machinery and woodcraft of the area.

    This sawmill must be an antique. I better take a photo and run before they found out that I "saw" the wood.

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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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    The Tasman Memorial

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Jul 30, 2011

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    Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant. He is famous for his voyages of discovery on behalf of the Dutch East India Company and is credited with the discovery of Tasmania (in 1643) which he called Van Dieman's Land in honour of the governor of the Company.

    The memorial includes a statue of Abel Tasman, a fountain and a stone scultpure.

    The fountain was a gift to Tasmania as part of the Australian bicentennial celebrations and was opened by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on 27th October 1988.

    A stone sculpture, which is also part of the memorial, was unveiled on the Netherlands national day of 30th April 1992 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the sighting and landing on Van Dieman’s Land by Abel Tasman.

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    Bonarong Wildlife Park

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Jul 30, 2011

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    Bonarong Wildlife Park is a showcase of Aussie wildlife. It is not a zoo but a sanctuary established in 1981 for the care of sick and injured wildlife. It is run soley on the generosity of visitors and patrons.

    There are regular shows by the animal keepers and petting, even some cuddling is allowed. They are dedicated to saving the Tasmanian Devil from the Facial Tumor disease which is threatening to wipe out the species.

    Although there are better native animal parks in Australia I enjoyed my visit to Bonarong. The park is clean and the animals are well cared for. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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    Kangaroo Bluff Battery

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Aug 5, 2011

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    As history tells, the sighting of two Russian warships in the Derwent harbour in 1873 prompted the consrtuction of the Kangaroo Bluff Battery. Construction started in 1800 with the first shot fired in 1884. The battery was manned until the 1920's having never fired a shot in anger. It now exists as an Historic Site.

    Much of the original construction remains and you can get great views of Hobart CBD from across the Derwent River.

    Free entry between 9.00am and 5.00pm daily.

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    Tasman Bridge

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Aug 5, 2011

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    The Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River was built in the 1960's due to increasing traffic to the growing suburbs on the eastern shore. It was opened with 4 vehicular lanes in 1964.

    On Sunday 5 January 1975, at 9:27 p.m. AEST, the Tasman Bridge was struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra It caused two pylons and three sections of concrete decking, totaling 127 metres (417 ft), to fall from the bridge and sink the ship. Seven of the ship's crewmen were killed, and five motorists died when four cars drove over the collapsed sections before the traffic was stopped.

    The depth of the river at this point (35 metres (115 ft) is such that the wreck of Lake Illawarra still lies on the bottom, with concrete slab on top of it, without presenting a navigation hazard to smaller vessels.

    Reconstruction started in October 1975 and the bridge was reopened in October 1977.

    http://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=424

    I like bridges and think this one is beautifuland deceptively simple. 'Things to see' - I think so.

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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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    Salamanca Markets

    by iandsmith Written Mar 15, 2009

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    The most famous thing in Hobart, dare I submit, is the Salamanca Markets. This not-to-be-missed event happens every Saturday and draws a crowd, rain, hail or shine; though it's fair to suggest that on a freezing winter morn there may be a few less than in spring!
    Food and art are two of the things that you'll see lots of here and, with a backdrop of the harbour on one side and the lovely old restored warehouses on the other, it's a wonderful venue.

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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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    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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    Macquarie Street

    by iandsmith Updated Mar 15, 2009

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    Macquarie is another and it runs parellel on the eastern side of Liverpool Street and is one of the main thoroughfares into the CBD.
    It has a little more variety in what you're likely to see, from old to colourful to modern.

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    Australian Antarctic Division Headquarters

    by balhannah Updated Oct 8, 2009

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    These are located 2ks south of Kingston, on the Channel Highway.
    Here, you can see displays, photos, models and other interesting pieces on Antarctica.
    You are allowed to try on some of the thick clothing, I did!

    It is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 - 4.30pm

    Admission is FREE.

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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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    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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    CONSTITUTION DOCK, SYDNEY TO HOBART RACE VENUE

    by AusPinay Written Dec 28, 2009

    Famous for being the rallying point and party venue for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, held from Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day) until yachts complete their 630 nautical mile journey from Sydney.

    The dock consists of a rock-walled marina with an opening for boats. The bridge is normally closed, allowing pedestrian access around the dock. The dock is normally used by motor pleasure boats, yachts, and fishing boats serving the city's fish market and restaurants, several of which are at the northern end of the dock.

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