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Peppermint Bay pleasure
Stop for lunch at Peppermint Bay or maybe just an afternoon snack, either way you’ll be tempted to stock
up on goodies when you leave.
Picture: Tourism Tasmania/Russell Galloway
Just 30 minutes south of Hobart
awaits Peppermint Bay, a food
lover’s paradise nestled on the
water’s edge of Southern
Peppermint Bay is found
within the charming rural
hamlet of Woodbridge and is a
feast for the senses.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery
from within an architecturally-
Arrive by Hobart Cruises’ sleek
modern catamaran or journey by
car and wander through the
village to meet the locals, visit
the art gallery, sample world-
class local produce at the
Providore, explore the fragrant
herb gardens and marvel at the
Children can play in the open
spaces of the village green and
race model sail boats in the yacht
chase under the old oak tree.
Take a piece of Peppermint
Bay home with you from the
Providore, with farm cheeses,
preserves, jams, house-smoked
meats and fish created daily in
Relax over a cheese platter and
a glass of wine or fine coffee on
Meals are also served in the
Peppermint Bay is a showcase
of what the region has to offer,
with a menu updated daily.
Feast on lunch or dinner with
panoramic views from the dining
room, or enjoy a beer, coffee or
cake while you share a yarn with
one of the local characters on the
terrace of the local bar.
You can make it a real holiday
experience by journeying to
Peppermint Bay by water on a
75km half-day cruise aboard a
Hobart Cruises catamaran.
Cruise sheltered waterways
teeming with sea life and framed
by majestic mountains. Call
1300 137 919 to book a cruise.
For more information visit
Cruises depart daily from the
Brooke St Pier, Hobart.
By car, head south of Hobart
for 10 minutes via the Southern
Outlet to Kingston (A6), then
follow the signage to Kettering
(B68), continue five kilometres on
the Channel Highway to
Call (03) 6267 4088.
The Wooden Boat Centre is
housed in a seemingly small
shed sitting alone by the
waterside at Franklin, just past
So it’s a pleasant surprise
when you step inside to see a
large collection of wooden boats,
tools, maritime artifacts,
interpretation signage, and the
large boat-building area, which
has a glass screen enabling
visitors to watch a boat being
built before their eyes.
A boat-building school forms
part of the centre, so students
can be seen working on the
wooden boats throughout
The 24-month course provides
students with a certificate in
wooden boat building, and
timbers also used include
celery-top pine, king billy pine
and blue gum.
The Wooden Boat Centre is at
Main Road, Franklin, and is
open 9.30am till 5pm seven
days a week, but is closed
Call (03) 6266 3586.
Step aboard for family fun.
SStep aboardd ffor ffamiilly ffun.
Welcome to the Margate Train where there is
something for everyone. Just 15 minutes south of Hobart
open 7 days. Home of Tasmania’s last passenger train,
the Tasman Ltd. On board discover a licensed pancake
restaurant , great coffee, a lolly shop with a wide range of
lollies and chocolates, a kids clothing shop and second
hand books. The site also features 2 warehouses full
of antiques and jewellery, art and collectables and a
fresh fish and seafood van, picnic tables, playground
Dress up as a Victorian
lady and gentleman,
gangster, cowboy, saloon
girl, great childrens
$22 for 1 person
$44 family of 4 includes
dressing and portrait
Thursday - Sunday
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Ph. Helena 0427 839 149
A.H. Ph. 6229 2223
Retailer of fine fresh
Bruny Island deep water
oysters just $9.95 a dozen
Delicious Tasmanian Salmon
and trout and when in
season, scallops, crayfish,
deep sea blue eye trevalla
and pink ling.
Phone 6267 2060
Lollie Shop at the
An old fashioned lolly
shop specialising in
hard to find English
Discover a lolly and
inside this historic train
Tasmania’s Largest Landscaped
Stroll through this colourful landscape,
tread where the French explorers trod,
learn how Inverawe works with the
environment, sip tea on the terrace,
capture a moment of tranquility.
Open seven days 1 September to 31 May.
Behind the Margate Train, just 15 minutes
south of Hobart.
email: email@example.com .au
ph (03) 6267 2020
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