Home' Explore Tasmania : February 2010 Contents 4 Entre´e
ACROSS THE STATE
Hobart . .
. . 10-13
Huon Trail . .
. . 14-16
Convict Trail .
. . 17-19
East Coast Escape .
. . 20-22
North-East Trail . .
Tamar Valley .
. . 24-25
Launceston . .
. . 26-29
Great Western Tiers . .
. . 30-32
Great Nature Trail .
. . 33-35
Devonport . .
. . 36-37
Cradle Country . .
. . 38-39
West Coast Wilderness .
. . 40-41
Rivers Run . .
Heritage Highway . .
. . 43-44
Taste of the Huon brings Ranelagh alive
The sleepy town of Ranelagh in
the picturesque Huon Valley is
beginning to stir for its 18th
yearly harvest festival, A Taste of
With 80 plus stalls, A Taste of
the Huon, is likely to break
previous attendance records with
more than 20,000 festival-goers
expected to attend on March 7-8.
Car parking for about 5000
vehicles will be available and a
small band of local volunteers will
ensure that the two-day event
The Huon Aquaculture Food
Theatre gives viewers a chance to
see culinary superstars of
tomorrow in action at the Young
Tasmanian Chefs' Competition,
where apprentice chefs compete
against the clock, and each other,
under the eye of professional
Using a ''mystery box'' of Huon
ingredients, contestants have just
60 minutes on stage to prepare
and serve four plated main
courses for the tasting panel.
A Taste of the Huon celebrates
the amazing productivity of the
Huon Valley, Bruny Island and
D'Entrecasteaux Channel region
of Southern Tasmania.
Once known for huge apple
orchards, the region has re-
invented itself in recent years.
Some of the culinary delights
from the area include world-class
salmon and shellfish, market
gardeners and orchardists,
specialist growers of berry fruits,
cherries, organic garlic, saffron
and exotic mushrooms, game
meats, cheesemakers and
Festival-goers will enjoy an
opportunity to sample all these
products, as well as local
handcrafts at the two-day festival
in Ranelagh, just 30 minutes
south of Hobart.
Admission is $7 for adults,
children under-16 are free, there's
free parking and plenty of room to
spread out your picnic blanket.
For more information visit
8 and 12 Seater
1800 030 118
1300 13 13 90
* Rates applicable to
100km per day.
Minimum 7 day hire.
Excludes some peak
from $32* a Day
TASMANIA'S PREMIER HERITAGE ESTATES
We invite you to discover this unique 1820's privately owned property.
Explore the historic convict built farm village, meet the friendly farm animals, wander the
glorious 180 year old gardens, stay a night or two in the quaint self contained cottages.
Attraction Open Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am - 5pm
Woolmers Lane (C520) Longford
Accommodation Enquiries: 03 63911383
Situated on Woolmers Lane, seven kilometres from the
town of Longford and 20 minutes from Launceston,
the Estate is open daily to the public.
Phone: 03 6391 2230 www.woolmers.com.au
• Guided Tours through the main Homestead (c 1819)
• National Rose Garden of Australia with over 5000 roses
• Self Guided Tours (includes entry into the Rose Garden)
• Servants Kitchen Cafe
• Self contained Heritage Accommodation
WE OFFER A DISCOUNT IF YOU VISIT BOTH PROPERTIES
Operators are also encouraged
to contact Explore to notify of any
Phone Yvette Harmey and
Ebony Bridle on 6336 7299 or
EVERY effort is made to ensure all information in Explore
articles is correct at the time of printing. However, visitors are
encouraged to contact the people involved in the events and
attractions to confirm opening hours and costs. Times and costs
may vary according to season.
entree guides Explore Tasmania is
printed and published monthly by
The Examiner Newspaper,
71 Paterson St, Launceston 7250.
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Yvette Harmey and Ebony Bridle
Kristy Hulbert 6336 7365
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