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Surf Life Saving Club: Dining

We present to you… a Surf Life Saving Club trio you can visit in north west Tasmania. We’re thinking dining options in beachside SLSC buildings. And good options! 1. Drift Cafe Restaurant, Devonport Drift Cafe Restaurant is located in the Surf Life Saving building at 41 Bluff Road, Devonport… not far from the Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Phone (03) 6424 4695 for details or follow Drift Cafe Restaurant on Facebook. You can also read our article about Drift Cafe Restaurant. 2. Bayviews Restaurant and Lounge Bar, Burnie Bayviews Restaurant is located at 2 Marine Terrace in Burnie, above Fish Frenzy in the Surf Life Saving complex....

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Lunch at Salamanca Inn, Hobart

Via Think Tasmania on Instagram, we promised details of lunch at Salamanca Inn. So here goes! Cheesecake for Lunch at Salamanca Inn! Life is short, so we’re going to skip straight to the most important thing. Cheesecake! The specials board reveals each current incarnation at this restaurant; we scored lemon cheesecake with white chocolate and watermelon sorbet. We thought that was pretty special, but then we heard the next offering was a “Rich Chocolate Easter-Egg Cheesecake”. OMG. Seriously though, cheesecake may not be the most important thing to everyone. Our lunch at Salamanca Inn did start with some magnificent seafood selections, kinda appropriate...

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West Coast Railway: Wilderness?

With winter only a few months away, I thought it might be appropriate to let Think Tasmania readers see one of Carol’s photos titled West Coast Railway showing tracks almost covered in snow. Carol took this photo at 3:59pm on 16 August 2010. Unfortunately I don’t know anything further about the location of this railway. Does it still exist? What is its history? I hope your readers are able to fill the blanks ~ Greg Hale Tasmania: West Coast Railway Could this section of track form part of the West Coast Wilderness Railway? Or could it be from the Wee Georgie Wood...

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Raincheck Lounge: Coffee in Hobart

We had a fabulous caffeine-inspired experience at Raincheck Lounge in North Hobart last weekend. They didn’t have any peanut butter and chocolate cookies left, so that saved us quite a few calories. But the drinks were good, the dining room was good, and the service was good. So we could then say… all good. But here’s a burning question: where else can you buy really good coffee in Hobart at about 4:00pm? Bonus points if you can name somewhere that’s open on weekends. We must be the opposite of the norm. We don’t want to buy coffee at 7:00am....

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Good Sports in Tasmania

We posted the following question on our Facebook page recently in our 6:00pm (forum o’clock) timeslot. We are considering moving to Tasmania permanently with three kids. Anyone have recommendations as to best locations to move for work and children? All children are keen on sports. You can see the resulting comments via the Think Tasmania Facebook page from many of our good sports, who make for a great group of followers. Thank you as always. Sports for All Sorts Those who know us well, know we moved to Tasmania in part for the sporting opportunities available to our own kids. We...

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