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Follow up Festivale along the East Tamar

A few days of Festivale will have you spoilt for top music, food and entertainment. If you have a few days left to explore the area, you’ll find plenty more to see and taste on the eastern side of the mighty Tamar River that spans from Launceston to Low Head.


Fish and chip feasts

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with a serve of fish and chips at George Town Seafoods. The catch is fresh every day, so your serving of blue eye trevalla or Tassie oysters will have the seagulls looking on with envy.


The wine tasting trail

The East Tamar offers some of Tasmania’s best cool climate wines on the Tamar Valley Wine Route. Start from Bay of Fires Wines, Delamere Vineyards and Sinapius Wines before heading up further to Pipers Brook, finishing with sparkling wine at Jansz Wines.


Glide through the wilderness

Just outside of Launceston you’ll find Hollybank Treetops Adventure in its extraordinary forest setting. Zipline through the canopy at dusk, or tackle over 70 tree rope challenges on the Tree Ropes Course. Prefer to stay grounded? Cruise along the forest floor on a Segway, or hire a mountain bike and explore your choice of paths.  


A rustic roadside stop

From Hollybank Forest, travel the ten-minute trip to the Lilydale Larder to find a country-style café complete with local wine and ciders with your lunch and a bar full of friendly locals to chat to of an evening. It’s the perfect way to end a day of exploring.


Go chasing waterfalls

Tasmania’s ferny forests feel like a completely different world, particularly in summer. Walk 10 minutes through cool eucalypt groves to reach the refreshing Lilydale Falls, where clear water cascades over mossy rocks at two separate waterfalls.


The sweetest bounty around

Have a hankering for fresh fruit? Drop into Hillwood Berry Farm to pick your own juicy strawberries – the experience is good old-fashioned fun whether you’re 6 or 96! Check out local chocolate, wines and cheeses at the farmgate shop while you’re here.


Itinerary suggestions are provided by Tourism Northern Tasmania, and represent only a small selection of a diverse array of experiences to be found across our part of this fantastic state, Tasmania.

For more information about Northern Tasmania visit Northern Tasmania

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