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The Best of ACT and Tasmania

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Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, and its capital Canberra, are frequently forgotten when it comes to Australian states. But visitors will find beauty in the museums and galleries of the ACT and will love the untamed nature of Wineglass Bay and Hobart.
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Taranna TAS 7180, Australia
We kayaked halfway around Australia’s heart-shaped island state in four weeks and almost every night dined off what we caught or pried from the sea. When the tide was low, we would pull over and knife oysters and clams from the coral and bake them...
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Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
Australia does open-air dining like nowhere else on earth. Enjoy Australian seafood while surrounded by world-class beauty. At the Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm, guests at Saffire get fitted out in waterproof gear to explore the beautiful bay, and...
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Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain TAS 7310, Australia
Cradle mountain and much of Tasmania is brimming with natural beauty and rugged wild landscapes. I spent a day hiking some of Cradle mountain's day hikes through forest, grass lands, and hills, running across exotic looking wild flowers, birds, an...
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Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia
by Jennie Nunn The brick walls, wood beams, harbor views, and loft-like suites of the Henry Jones Art Hotel are testaments to the jam factory that once stood here. The hotel’s 56 guest rooms are warmed up with cozy flannel linens and works by...
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650 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan TAS 7140, Australia
A Tasmanian chef leads guests from garden to kitchen at the incredible The Agrarian Kitchen. The sustainable farm-based cooking school is situated in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan, 45 minutes from Hobart in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Chef...
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655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia
What happens when an art collector/mathematician uses his ability to beat the odds in casinos and makes millions of dollars? If it is David Walsh, he builds an art museum in Hobart Tasmania. He builds the most expensive privately owned museum in ...
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Mount Wellington, Wellington Park TAS 7054, Australia
The view of Hobart atop Mt. Wellington is stunning, but the gale force wind will shock you. Be prepared to walk at a 30 degree angle!
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Brighton TAS 7030, Australia
Most of the plant and animal life in Australia exist nowhere else in the world.(Tasmanian Devil) What I knew about vegemite before I came to Australia, was that it was something that a muscle-bound bread salesman from Brussels, offered in the form...
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Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia
What most of us know about Australia is that it was a land settled by convicts. “Sons of convicts” and “bad stock” was how the world saw them. In the eighteen hundreds their convict past made Australians morally suspect to the rest of the world....
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Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
No trip to Canberra would be complete without a trip up the Telstra Tower! Unfortunately, they charge to get in and have the windows frosted so you can't get a free peek at the view. But if you eat at the restaurant, you can see the view from the...