This page is an online notice board for snippets of news and important items of interest. This is a FREE service but we would ask users to share the Notice Board via social media or email list to help spread the word for everyone featured. For the best chance of publication, email Tania with the relevant details supplied in the “who-what-when-where-how” format used below (so we can very simply copy and paste, really quickly). Attach a good quality photo (that you are entitled to share). Any promotion is added at our discretion.

NB: These notices are published in the order we receive them, with the newest at the top. Just so you know. Look at the date provided under the “when” bullet to see if the item is still current and therefore relevant to you. Cheers!

Callington Mill Oatlands Tasmania

Callington Mill Oatlands Tasmania (photo by Down South)

Think Tasmania Notices

Empowering Tassie Kids

Notices - Variety Tasmania

Variety the Children’s Charity Tasmania

Website Update

  • Who: Think Tasmania… that would be us!
  • What: we’re instigating a long-overdue update
  • When: it’s happening very soon, so stay tuned
  • Where: right here online, for wherever you are
  • How: get excited and we’ll share news ASAP
Sunset - Braddons Lookout Forth

LOOKOUT… for a website update (photo by Carol Haberle)

Easter Holiday

  • Who: greetings from Think Tasmania
  • What: we’re sharing happy thoughts with our readers and business colleagues
  • When: from Good Friday 19 April 2019 and into the future!
  • Where: all over the world, wherever you may be
  • How: wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter
Happy Easter from Think Tasmania

Happy Easter from Think Tasmania

Business Opportunity: Very Reasonable Price

  • Who: former shop owner showcasing antiques, collectibles and gift-ware
  • What: ready made walk-in/walk-out proposition suitable for newcomers to Tasmania, young people or semi-retirees looking for a lifestyle or sea change
  • When: stock is available for a bulk sale now
  • Where: predominantly imported stock from Europe, UK and the Orient which could easily be relocated; business designed to suit one person or a couple
  • How: contact Think Tasmania by email, and we’ll put you in touch with the business owner for more information
Seachange: business opportunity in Tasmania

Sea change: business opportunity in Tasmania

Build a Tiny House

  • Who: Fred’s Tiny Houses – Australia’s tiny house DIY resource hero!
  • What: tiny house DIY workshops
  • When: 18 & 19 May
  • Where: Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet Tasmania
  • How: bookings via website: Fred’s Tiny Houses
Fred's Tiny Houses

Fred’s Tiny Houses: Cygnet Tasmania workshop

Launch of the Lap of Tasmania

  • Who: Lap of Tasmania: your ultimate Australian road trip
  • What: the Lap of Tasmania has launched and we welcome you to join our Facebook community for Tasmanian road trip inspiration and advice
  • When: now!
  • Where: across Tasmania
  • How: join our Facebook community, or find out more on the website
Notices - Lap of Tasmania

Lap of Tasmania (image © Andrew Strikis)

Artentwine Garden and Sculpture Trail

  • Who: Blooming Tasmania and Artentwine
  • What: calling for nominations for inclusion of garden sculptures
  • When: event will be held 22-23 September 2019
  • Where: throughout Tasmania
  • How: to ensure inclusion in the Blooming Tasmania Guide 2019, request an application and send information by email to Robyn Barnet by 10 June
Notices - Artentwine

Artentwine: Tamar Valley Tasmania

Take Your Tops Off

  • Who: National Breast Cancer Foundation Hobart
  • What: Convertible motor vehicles from veteran to modern day (car clubs and other enthusiasts welcome)
  • When: Saturday 6 April 2019 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • Where Parliament House Lawns, Hobart
  • How: free entry
Parliament House Lawns, Hobart

Parliament House: Hobart

Huon Valley Food + Drink Festival

  • Who: Taste of the Huon
  • What: celebration of food, wine, entertainment and arts from Huon Valley and Channel regions
  • When: Sunday 10 March 10:00am to 5:00pm and Monday 11 March 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Where: Ranelagh Tasmania, a 30-minute scenic drive south of Hobart
  • How: tickets available at the gate (adults $12)
Notices - Ranelagh Showgrounds

Ranelagh Showgrounds

Handmade Hub: Bellerive Market

  • Who: The Hive Market
  • What: showcasing some of Tasmania’s finest handmade talent from around the state
  • When: 10:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday 3 March
  • Where: Clarence PCYC (10 Scott Street, Bellerive)
  • How: handmade stalls plus scrumptious food and drinks
The Hive Market - Bellerive Tasmania

The Hive Market: Bellerive Tasmania

Book a Break

  • Who: Jensens Bed and Breakfast
  • What: luxury bed and breakfast in historic home, full breakfast including all home made and locally sourced produce
  • When: all the time
  • Where: Beauty Point, Tasmania
  • How: call direct 0410 615 678 or check out Jensens Bed and Breakfast online
Notices - Jensens Bed and Breakfast

Jensens Bed and Breakfast: Beauty Point, Tasmania

Community Service Announcement

  • Who: any business owner affected by the fires in Tasmania
  • What: free plug available via Think Tasmania’s website and/or social media
  • When: now or later… doesn’t matter to us, just whenever YOU feel ready
  • Where: Tasmania-wide
  • How: email or message your situation to us via social media
Notices - Tassie Fires

Tassie Fires

Pre-loved Art Cocktail Party, Exhibition & Sales

  • Who: Northern Midlands Events Inc (NorMiE)
  • What: the Northern Midlands Pre-loved Art Exhibition will be held in Longford with a gala Valentine’s Day cocktail party launch and auction on Thursday 14 February, plus a free two-day exhibition with art sales on Friday 15 and Saturday 16.
  • When: 14-16 February 2019
  • Where: Longford Memorial Hall, 55 Wellington Street
  • How: For your artworks to be considered for sale, bring them to Memorial Hall on Monday 11 February from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Cost is $5 per artwork or 20% of sales price, whichever is greater. Bookings are essential for the Valentine’s Day Art Auction & Cocktail party: call 6332 2500 during business hours. Free public entry on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Notices - Northern Midlands Events Inc

Emergency Fire Evacuation Centre, Huonville

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: due to the Huon Valley fire evacuations, crates of all sizes are needed (especially large)
  • When: January 28… if you are able to safely deliver them to site
  • Where: Huonville Evacuation Centre, PCYC
  • How: label crates well with your name and phone number if you’d like them returned to you
Notices - Dogs Homes of Tasmania

Dog crates required: Huonville Tasmania

Important Bushfire Information

  • Who: Tasmanian Fire Service
  • What: travel to certain fire-affected areas and national parks will be limited
  • When: a total fire ban has been declared
  • Where: all of Tasmania
  • How: the TasALERT website is the best source for consistent and current emergency information and warnings with ABC local radio also providing community alerts and emergency information.
Fire Truck

Tasmanian Fire Service

A Variety of Gins

  • Who: Variety Tasmania
  • What: gin-tasting experience
  • When: 22 February 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • How: book tickets online with Variety Tasmania
Notices - Variety Tasmania

A Variety of Gins: Variety Tasmania

Sheffield SteamFest

  • Who: SteamFest Tasmania
  • What: major fundraising event of the Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society and Tasmania’s premier award-winning country festival
  • When: 9 – 11 March 2019
  • Where: Sheffield Steam and Heritage Centre
  • How: 100 food and craft stalls, steam machinery demonstrations, engine sounds and the whistle of the steam train
SteamFest - Tasmania

SteamFest Tasmania (photo by Benita Bell)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  • Who: Think Tasmania
  • What: festive greetings
  • When: we’re closing the office for Christmas, but we’ll be back in the New Year… with bells on!
  • Where: Hobart Tasmania
  • How: we’d like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and safe, happy and successful New Year. May 2019 deliver everything you wish for. Cheers!
Hobart Tasmania - Christmas

Merry Christmas from Think Tasmania

Christmas Market

  • Who: The Hive Market
  • What: a hub for the handmade, showcasing some of Tasmania’s finest handmade talent from around the state, all under one roof
  • When: 10:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday 9 December
  • Where: Clarence PCYC (10 Scott Street, Bellerive)
  • How: head to Bellerive Tasmania for a beautiful mix of handmade stalls (perfect for Christmas shopping) plus scrumptious food and drinks available for purchase
Christmas: The Hive Market, Bellerive

Christmas: The Hive Market, Bellerive

Banjo’s New Norfolk Market

  • Who: Jessica Cosgrove: Deputy Mayor, Derwent Valley Council
  • What: local produce, food stalls, artisan breads, bric-a-brac, plants and more
  • When: most Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Where: High Street, New Norfolk
  • How: heaps of free parking available in Laskey’s Car Park
Banjo's Bakery - Tasmania

Banjo’s New Norfolk Market

Garden Open Day and Fundraiser

  • Who: Strathmore Historic Gardens (via Leigh Long)
  • What: tea, coffee and scones; music, garden, bric-a-brac stalls to support Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania, Beaconsfield Volunteer Fire Brigade and Days for Girls
  • When: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 2 December
  • Where: 868 Nile Road, Evandale
  • How: $10 donation (adults) and gold coin donation (children). Contact: Sue Gillon – Strathmore – (03) 6398 6213
Garden Open Day: Strathmore

Frundraiser and Open Day: Strathmore Historic Gardens

Business for Sale

  • Who: Chris and Rini Puccetti
  • What: Fudge n Good Coffee
  • When: property was advertised for sale November 2018
  • Where: 47 Main Street, Sheffield Tasmania
  • How: see commercial real estate listing for Fudge n Good Coffee online for all details
Tasmanian Fudge - Good Coffee, Gallery Tasmania

Fudge n Good Coffee: Sheffield Tasmania


  • Who: Artentwine Sculpture Biennial is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania
  • What: sculptures and wine combined
  • When: exhibitions are open from 28 September to 30 November 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: Tamar Valley Tasmania
  • How: exhibition sites follow the western banks of the Tamar River from Rosevears to Rowella. Explore the area, visit the Artentwine exhibition trail and wineries: Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Iron Pot Bay Vineyard and Holm Oak Vineyards.
Notices - Artentwine

Artentwine: Tamar Valley Tasmania

Catch a Ferry from Bellerive

Ferry: Salamanca and Bellerive

Ferry: Salamanca and Bellerive

Family Grindelfest

  • Who: Aspect Tamar Valley Resort and Alpenrose Bistro and Bar
  • What: celebrating “Octoberfest” the traditional way with fun and laughter for the whole family. Enjoy strolling among market stalls with sizzling Bratwurst and scrumptious Currywurst on the BBQ. A must is our freshly homemade traditional German pretzel. We will also have a variety of beers on tap. Feel free to dress up in “Bavarien or Swiss Style”
  • When: 12:00noon to 4:00pm Saturday 27 October
  • Where: Grindelwald, Tamar Valley
  • How: entry is free, but you need to register for catering purposes
Notices - Grindelwald

Grindelwald: Tamar Valley, Tasmania

Seafarers Festival

  • Who: Clarence City Council
  • What: food, wine and action all day including live music, roving entertainment, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Eastlands costume competition
  • When: 10:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 28 October
  • Where: Bellerive Boardwalk
  • How: free entry… just come along!
Bellerive Boardwalk

Bellerive Boardwalk

Variety Cruise

  • Who: Variety – the Children’s Charity Tasmania
  • What: The Variety Cruise aboard the luxurious Peppermint Bay II, with delicious shared platters and a selection of beverages. $95 per person… all proceeds will go towards empowering Tasmanian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
  • When: 16 November 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Where: Departing Brooke Street Pier
  • How: Book tickets via Variety website. For more information phone (03) 6248 4888 or email
Variety Cruise - Peppermint Bay

Peppermint Bay: Variety Cruise

Roadside Stall

  • Who: Heritage Highway Tourism
  • What: complimentary tastings (and purchase if you wish) of award winning Poltergeist Gin directly from the Shene Estate Distillery
  • When: every Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Where: 76 Shene Road, Pontville
  • How: take a drive down a country road to a humble roadside stall
Shene Estate - Pontville Tasmania

Shene Tasmania: Pontville

Best of the Huon Valley on Show

Franklin Tasmania

Franklin Tasmania

Speaking Program

  • Who: Crohn’s and Colitis Australia
  • What: IBD Information Forum
  • When: 27 September 2018, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Where: Royal Hobart Hospital, Keith Millingen Lecture Theatre, Ground floor F Block
  • How: RSVP by 24 September via phone 1800 138 029 or email Crohn’s and Colitis Australia. Bookings are essential and admission is free.
Hobart Tasmania

Hobart Tasmania

Festival of Roses

  • Who: Woolmers Estate
  • What:  guests can wander the grounds, sample local produce, numerous stalls including plants, jewellery, crafts and entertainment for the whole family. Special guests include Angus Stewart, Ben Milbourne and Henry and Anna (from Tasmanian Truffles).  Launceston’s own Thomas the Train, together with kids face painting, jumping castle and much, much more.
  • When: Sunday 18 November, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Cost $10 per adult (children under 16 free)
  • Where: Woolmers Estate: 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford
  • How: for enquiries or stall bookings email Melissa Walsh
Festival of Roses - Woolmers Estate, Longford Tasmania

Festival of Roses: Woolmers Estate (photo by Dan Fellow)

Light the Night

  • Who: Sally from Herbaceous Tours for Leukaemia Foundation
  • What: funding for urgently needed medical research, to help more people survive and ultimately beat leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and other blood disorders
  • When: 5 October 2018
  • Where: donate online
  • How: lanterns are raised high in a moving ceremony to pay tribute to those facing their own blood cancer journey and to remember loved ones lost
Hobart Waterfront by Night

Light the Night (photo by Carol Haberle)

Triumph America for Sale

  • Who: Michelle and John Pegler
  • What: Triumph America: this is a powerful, well mannered, fuel injected cruiser complete with leather saddlebags. triumph slash pipes and sissy bar
  • When: currently listed at $6,800
  • Where: Gunns Plains Tasmania
  • How: phone 0408 620 433
For Sale: Triumph America

For Sale: Triumph America

Long Service Leave Hibernation

  • Who: Think Tasmania… that would be us!
  • What: we’re taking a little break from our usual routine
  • When: August 2018
  • Where: Australia
  • How: we’ll answer all messages when we return. Thanks for your patience and everlasting support, we appreciate every single reader.

See you for spring in Tasmania

Documentary to Showcase Tasmania

  • Who: narrated by Sir David Attenborough
  • What: 50-minute show
  • When: Sunday 3 June at 7.40pm
  • Where: ABC TV
  • How: documentary produced by Humble Bee Films in association with Black Devil Productions
Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil (photo by Dan Fellow)

Employment Opportunity in Hobart

  • Who: Somerset on the Pier, Hobart
  • What: Casual Front Office Receptionist Job
  • When: advertised 22 May 2018
  • Where: 1 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
  • How: details and how to apply online with
Somerset on the Pier - Hobart Tasmania

Somerset on the Pier, Hobart Tasmania

Tasmania’s Paddock to People Show

  • Who: Northern Midlands Council: Heritage Highway Tourism
  • What: Campbell Town Show, a vibrant celebration of all things rural. The Southern Hemisphere’s oldest continually-running agricultural show, recognised by the National Trust as part of our island state’s Living History. Where country and town people meet.
  • When: 25 – 26 May
  • Where: Campbell Town Showgrounds
  • How: visit Campbell Town Show online for all the details, or follow Campbell Town Show via Facebook.
Campbell Town, Tasmania

Heritage Highway: Campbell Town, Tasmania

Tasmanian Heritage Trail

  • Who: Friends of Penguin General Cemetery
  • What: heritage trail and other attractions in Penguin, north west coast Tasmania
  • When: anytime
  • Where: brochures are available at the Penguin Information Centre. Alternatively check out the Penguin Heritage Trail website which also houses original listings and documentation via Heritage Tasmania
  • How: the heritage trail is a self-directed amble around the hidden past of Penguin. Every nook and cranny hides a story… and there are stories galore!
Penguin - Anglican Church

St Stephens Anglican Church: Penguin (photo by Carol Haberle)

Colours of Emu Valley

  • Who: Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
  • What: our vision is to be a world recognised woodland garden showcasing and protecting the Rhododendron genus. The true spirit of Tasmania, operated and maintained by volunteers since 1981, located in a beautiful 11 ha amphitheatre property including lakes, bridges, gazebos and paths. Just a stone’s throw from the lovely north west town of Burnie.
  • When: now, open seven days (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) 9:00am to 5:00pm. April/May autumn colours; Sept/Oct/Nov spring colours
  • Where: 55 Breffny Road, Romaine (via Burnie) north west Tasmania
  • How: plenty of parking and room for caravans. Adults $10, concession $8. Tea room open seven days to end of May; check Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden on Facebook for updates or phone (03) 6433 1805 office hours; week days 10:00am to 2:00pm. Not far from Hellyers Distillery and Guide Falls. Bring a picnic!
Notices - Emu Valley Garden

Emu Valley Garden (photo supplied)

High Tea in the Gardens

  • Who: Annsleigh Gardens
  • What: delicious home made savoury items, pastries and scones
  • When: Sunday 13 May, 2:00pm
  • Where: 4 Metaira Road, Ridgley
  • How: ticket ($55.00 per person) includes: yummy high tea, glass of Ninth Island bubbly on welcome, all-day garden entry, free gift for everyone, lucky door prize and prize for best pink and white themed outfit. Phone: (03) 6435 7229 for bookings.
Notices - Annsleigh Gardens High Tea (photo supplied)

Annsleigh Gardens: high tea (photo supplied)

Home Delivery Service: Howrah and Beyond

  • Who: Howrah Fresh Fruit & Veg
  • What: have a customised order personally delivered to your kitchen bench (prices start at $2.50 per delivery)
  • When: arrange a time for delivery to suit your own schedule
  • Where: from 69 Rokeby Road, Howrah direct to your home or office – contact Howrah Fresh to discuss delivery zones
  • How: phone (03) 6247 9570 to place your order (FB message or email also works)
Howrah Fresh

Home delivery: Howrah Fresh Fruit & Veg

Live Music: Beer Garden

  • Who: Heritage Highway Tourism
  • What: Clarendon Arms host live music in the Beer Garden: relax and enjoy tunes from great local artists, dine outside with bar and food servery from 12:00 until 3:00pm
  • When: Sundays until 22 April 2018
  • Where: 11 Russell Street, Evandale
  • How: phone 6391 8181 for details, or follow Clarendon Arms via Facebook
Clarendon Arms - Evandale

Clarendon Arms Hotel: Evandale Tasmania

Feast and Fossick

  • Who: Bruny Island Adventure Bay Retreat owner and operator, Jan Glover
  • What: new bespoke gourmet touring experience for southern Tasmania
  • When: first tour departures are scheduled for June 2018
  • Where: guests can choose to experience the Hobart Fossick and Bruny Fossick individually, or combine both tours for an indulgent four-day escape
  • How: for further information visit Feast and Fossick online or follow Feast and Fossick Tasmania via Facebook
Notices - Feast-and Fossick

Feast and Fossick (photo supplied)

Facebook Group to Join

  • Who: Low Cost, Free Camping Tasmania
  • What: community group
  • When: launched 2018
  • Where: via Facebook
  • How: a group for people to garner an idea of what’s available around Tasmania, encouraging posts about favorite camping sites and hidden gems
Queen Victoria Museum - Tasmanian Connections

Low Cost, Free Camping Tasmania

Autumn Open Garden

  • Who: Crawleighwood Garden
  • What: the garden has a wide variety of deciduous trees and woodlands, and should display great autumn colours. Ideal for family picnics or simply strolling through the myriad of pathways. Light refreshments available. Easy parking for cars and buses.
  • When: 22 April – 25 April, 2018
  • Where: 51 Underwoods Road, Nicholls Rivulet
  • How: $8 per adult (kids free). 40-minute drive from Hobart. Phone 0400 922 044 for more details
Notices - Crawleighwood Garden

Crawleighwood Garden (photo supplied)

Aurora Australis in Tasmania

Aurora Australis Photo

Aurora Australis: Clifton Beach, Tasmania (photo supplied)

Fingal Valley Festival

  • Who: Heritage Highway Tourism
  • What: events include World Coal Shovelling champs, Roof Bolting champs, wood chopping, cycling, yard dog trials, car show, band, kids entertainment, art & craft stalls
  • When: 3 March 2018: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where: Brown Street, Fingal
  • How: free camping available
Fingal - Ben Lomond

Fingal Valley (photo by Dan Fellow)

Garden Enhancements

  • Who: Karin and Ian Tonks, Annsleigh Gardens
  • What: renovations continue in the gardens and conservatory, preparing to host the new owners’ first wedding and high tea
  • When: March 2018
  • Where: 4 Metaira Road, Ridgley
  • How: garden groups also continue to visit, with more cruise ship passengers (ideally located close to the port of Burnie)
Annsleigh Gardens via Burnie Tasmania

Annsleigh Gardens (photo by Carol Haberle)

Get Fruity Week Tasmania

  • Who: Eat Well Tasmania
  • What: social media will go mad with Tasmanians enjoying fruit
  • When: from Sunday 11 Feb
  • Where: growing, selling, preserving, chopping, scoffing or sharing fruit? Let everyone know!
  • How: tag your photos with #getfruity
Notices - Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries: Howrah Fresh Fruit & Veg Market

Makers Market

  • Who: Woolmers Estate
  • What: guests can wander the grounds, sample local produce, enjoy a wine or picnic, buy local gifts, jewellery, plants, face painting, crafts and listen to entertainment for the whole family
  • When: *** Unfortunately due to the predicted bad winds and rain that is expected, the Woolmers Makers Market has been cancelled *** Sunday 18 March (10:00am to 3:00pm) – gold coin donation entry
  • Where: Woolmers Estate: 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford
  • How: Enquiries or bookings for stalls, contact
Woolmers Estate - Longford Tasmania

Woolmers Estate, Longford Tasmania (photo by by Anelda Lötter)

Skateboarding in Tasmania

  • Who: Swiss exchange student with the GETI Tasmania program
  • What: project for studies at Elizabeth College, North Hobart
  • When: assignment is due for completion soon, so answers would be appreciated ASAP
  • Where: complete survey online
  • How: your contribution will assist the student understand the level of acceptance of skateboarding in Tasmania
Rosny Skate Park, Kangaroo Bay

Rosny Skate Park, Kangaroo Bay

2018 Calendar

  • Who: WWF Australia
  • What: photo of The Tarkine forest by Carol Haberle
  • When: featured for May 2018
  • Where: image taken from Sumac Lookout
  • How: approved by the Haberle Family for publication
MAY 2018 WWF Australia calendar: photo by Carol Haberle

May, WWF Australia calendar: photo by Carol Haberle

One Wish Luncheon

  • Who: Make A Wish Australia
  • What: fundraising event featuring live music by Joel Hopson and live runway show featuring Sue Rees Modelling
  • When: Saturday 27 January, 12:00-3:00pm
  • Where: Bellerive Yacht Club
  • How: tickets $85-00 (call 0487 190 595)
Notices - Make a Wish

Make a Wish Luncheon, Bellerive Yacht Club

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  • Who: Gavin and Tania
  • What: season’s greetings to all the fabulous followers of Think Tasmania’s website and social media accounts; clients past, present and future; family, friends, colleagues and neighbours
  • When: during this festive season and onward, into a safe, happy and prosperous 2018
  • Where: all around the world, wherever you may be!
  • How: we’ll be taking a break from our usual routine while we work on another exciting project. And of course, we’ll be enjoying a few sneaky days of relaxation too! Catch you back here next year, and thanks a million for your company and support this year. You are all totally amazing.
Merry Christmas from Think Tasmania

Merry Christmas from Think Tasmania

Facebook Forum about Tasmania

  • Who: open to all our followers
  • What: ask questions for our fantabulous readers to answer
  • When: published nightly at 6:00pm when required
  • Where: Think Tasmania Facebook page
  • How: send your questions to Tania via email
Think Tasmania Facebook Forum

Think Tasmania Facebook Forum

Best Tourism Attraction Tasmania 2017

  • Who: West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • What: exciting new tour offering a train and helicopter package, thanks to a partnership with Strahan Helicopters
  • When: the new summer schedule is available through to 30 April 2018
  • Where: guests first take the train from Regatta Point, Strahan to Dubbil Barril, which boast stunning views across Macquarie Harbour and up the King River. Guests will then enjoy the return journey via helicopter, taking in the amazing aerial views of the stunning west coast landscape before landing back at Regatta Point.
  • How: for information, pricing and reservations visit West Coast Wilderness Railway online or phone (03) 6471 0100
Notices - WCWR

West Coast Wilderness Railway (photo supplied)

The Market

  • Who: independent Tasmanian artists, designers and makers
  • What: Christmas market stalls
  • When: Sunday 3 December 2017
  • Where: Masonic Temple: 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart
  • How: check out The Market Lookbook or follow The Market Hobart on Facebook
The Market: Hobart Tasmania

The Market: Hobart Tasmania

It’s In The Bag

  • Who: Share the Dignity
  • What: Christmas campaign: personal items for homeless women
  • When: filled handbags delivered by December 2
  • Where: collection points at Bunnings stores
  • How: details in Think Tasmania’s Share the Dignity article
Share the Dignity - Personal Items for Homeless Women

Share the Dignity – It’s In The Bag

Cars and Coffee Hobart

  • Who: Optical Note Productions
  • What: an organisation to get the motoring community together to share their passion
  • When: Sunday 19 November from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Where: Red Square Cafe: 66 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge
  • How: visit The Camridge Centre on Sunday morning. Admire vehicles and enjoy a coffee with fellow motoring enthusiasts
Red Square Cafe: Cambridge Tasmania

Red Square Cafe: Cambridge Tasmania

Behind the Scenes: Odeon Theatre

  • Who: Made for Youth
  • What: a free community youth event showcasing the best emerging Tassie artists
  • When: Saturday 2 December from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Where: at The Odeon Theatre on Watchorn Street, Hobart
  • How: celebrate the end of the year with performances and workshops
Notices - Made for Youth

Made for Youth, Hobart Tasmania

Highlands Bushfest

  • Who: Central Highlands Council
  • What: unique outdoor pursuits of the region: fishing, hunting, camping and other recreational and adventure activities… there will also be catering stalls and sites showcasing produce, arts and crafts
  • When: 18 & 19 November
  • Where: Bothwell Recreation Ground
  • How: gates open at 9:00am, entry is by gold coin donation
Name - Bothwell

Bothwell Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

Makers Market

  • Who: Woolmers Estate
  • What: Makers Market: guests can wander the grounds, sample local produce, enjoy a wine or picnic, buy local gifts, jewellery, plants and crafts and listen to entertainment
  • When: Sunday 3 December 2017 (10:00am to 3:00pm) – gold coin donation entry
  • Where: Woolmers Estate, 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford
  • How: enquiries or bookings for stalls –
Notices - Woolmers Estate Makers Market

Woolmers Estate (photo supplied)

Gardenfest 2017

Entally Estate - Hadspen Tasmania

Entally Estate: Hadspen Tasmania

Country Music Muster

  • Who: Heritage Highway Tourism Region Association
  • What: featuring Jade Hurley supported by Gina Timms, Ian Burns, Kylie Adams-Collier, Bernie Bruce, Nigel Kemp, Bridget Pross and The Greg Gow Band
  • When: 14 October 2017, 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Where: Kempton Recreation Ground
  • How: tickets $25 adults, $14 children (16 and under), $70 family (2 adults and 2 children). Contact or phone 0407 526 895
Kempton - Country Music Muster

Kempton – Country Music Muster

Family Fun: West Tamar Region

  • Who: West Tamar Lions Club
  • What: Exeter Family Festival and Market
  • When: Sunday 29 October, 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Where: Exeter Show Grounds: Corner of Frankford and West Tamar Highway, Exeter
  • How: sporting groups offering come and try activities; displays from community groups; entertainment; a people’s choice show and shine of horse powered vehicles; a colouring competition; raffles and spot prizes; free children’s activities; fantastic food and Tasmanian-made products for sale… all set in the beautiful Tamar Valley.
Exeter Family Festival and Market

Exeter Family Festival and Market

Go Behind the Production Tour

  • Who: Woodbridge Smokehouse
  • What: tours for groups of 4-8 (with bookings essential) reveal the finer details of the purpose-built smokehouse and processing facility. Guests will see how the small team follow long established traditions to fillet, brine, smoke and hand slice the fish.
  • When: Thursday and Friday
  • Where:  59 Thomas Road, Woodbridge… just past Kettering and the road to the Bruny Island Ferry terminal
  • How: Tours last approximately 1 hour and cost $45.00 per person including tasting samples. For tour bookings or general inquiries call (03) 6267 4960 or email the team at Woodbridge Smokehouse.
Woodbridge Smokehouse

Woodbridge Smokehouse, southern Tasmania

Breath of Fresh Air Innovative Tasmania Awards

  • Who: Heritage Sailing Tasmania has entered along with some either great Tassie innovators
  • What: Category 5: Innovative Service
  • When: voting closes Sunday 10 September
  • Where: vote online at BOFA Innovative Tasmania Awards
  • How: Heritage Sailing Tasmania operates the 1942 Tasmanian built tall ship SV Rhona H. Our unique model combines tourism (traditional sailing and nautical skills), conservation (particularly cetaceans and ocean) and health promotion. As totally “Not for Profit” winning the marketing package would allow us to get some fantastic exposure and promote what we do as well as an amazing Tasmanian tourism experience. Its a chance to sail back in history!
Notices - Breath of Fresh Air Innovative Tasmania Awards

BOFA: Vote for SV Rhona H

What’s On: Heritage Highway Region

Tasmanian Bridge - Ross

Ross Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

Super Sidewalk Saturday

Centrepoint Hobart

Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Hobart

Retail Therapy in Bellerive

The Hive Market, Bellerive Tasmania

The Hive Market, Bellerive Tasmania

Burnie Foreshore Markets

  • Who: Margaret Rawlings
  • What: fresh produce including meat, vegetables and homemade goods; craft items, general secondhand goods, plants, wine, tools, chook feed and lots more!
  • When: first and third Saturday of each month from 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Where: Burnie Yacht Club
  • How: email for more details
Notice - Burnie Market

Water feature: Burnie

Festival of Roses

  • Who: Woolmers Estate
  • What: numerous stalls including plant nurseries, jewellery, craft, local produce and wines. Woolmers art exhibition, antique fair, vintage cars, penny farthing display and special guests include Gardening Australia’s Jerry Coley-Williams and Doug Hawkins in the Men’s Spot.
  • When: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday 19 November 2017
  • Where: 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford
  • How: entry $10 per adult, children under 16 free
Notices - Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate (photo supplied)

Winter Warm Up 2017-18

  • Who: Clarence District Cricket Club
  • What: first function of the season
  • When: Saturday 29 July from 6pm
  • Where: Clarence on the Bay
  • How: $25 per head includes a pot, parmi and live music by Tim Hibberd. Happy hour 8:00-9:00pm (50% off all drinks). All welcome.
Clarence on the Bay

Clarence on the Bay

Official Opening

Notices - Bellerive Beach

New playground: Bellerive Beach, Blundstone Arena

LEGO Workshop

Rosny Hill Road - Eastlands

Eastlands: Rosny Park, Tasmania

Jetstar Seat Sale

  • Who: Jetstar Airways
  • What: Discover Tasmania and Jetstar Australia are running a co-operative marketing campaign to promote travel to Tasmania over the coming months
  • When:  The Jetstar seat sale will run from Thursday 29 June to Monday 3 July. Travel periods are for 25 July to 20 September; 17 October to 20 December 2017 and 10 January to 21 March 2018
  • Where: check out the Jetstar website
  • How: Fares from Melbourne (Avalon) to Hobart start from just $29; Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Launceston from $39; Sydney to Launceston from $45 and Brisbane to Hobart for $85
Planes - Approaching

Travel to Tasmania

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

Notices - Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest (photo by Fork and Foot)

Save the Date!

Notices - Think Pink Cup

Horse racing in Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

Natural Products from Flinders Island

  • Who: Ocean Omegas
  • What: topical products for skin care, muscular care and pain relief for a variety of conditions including arthritis, psoriasis and eczema
  • When: order online anytime via Ocean Omega
  • Where: 1337 Coast Road, Lady Barron
  • How: call (03) 6359 3787 to discuss your specific requirements
Notices - Oceans Omegas

Ocean Omegas from Flinders Island, Tasmania

Two Week Reminder

  • Who: Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival
  • What: Celebrating winter and all it brings with it, the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival is an all-weather event. 2017 will see an expanded program to include fiery closing celebrations, soulful live music and big blues. These add to the already impressive festival lineup including: exhibitions, markets, studio trail, open gardens, art prizes, quilting and workshops.
  • When: The Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival begins on Saturday 10 June and extends right through until Monday
  • Where: St Helens and the surrounding Bay of Fires region
  • How: download the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival program for full details.
Binalong Bay - Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Bay of Fires, Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

The Acoustic Lounge Room

  • Who: Clarence on the Bay
  • What: night of acoustic tunes
  • When: 7:00pm, Saturday 24 June
  • Where: 20 Kangaroo Bay Drive, Bellerive (Rosny College entrance)
  • How: Phone Tim Hibberd for table bookings (0407 842 460) or just come along and pay $10-00 per person at the door
Notice - Acoustic Lounge Room

The Acoustic Lounge Room, Clarence on the Bay

Embrace the Start of Winter on the West Coast

  • Who: West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • What: launching 120th anniversary celebrations, museum re-openings, new timetables and mid-year Christmas festivities
  • When: from 18 May 2017
  • Where: Queenstown Tasmania
  • How: celebratory function to mark the official anniversary of the railway opening, with events to continue over the winter season
West Coast Wilderness Railway - Rack and Pinion System

West Coast Wilderness Railway, Tasmania

Redwater Creek Railway Visit

  • Who: Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania and Mr Warner.
  • What: Her Excellency and Mr Warner toured the steam era exhibits stored on site and enjoyed a train ride behind the 1906 steam locomotive built by Krauss and Co in Munich, Germany.
  • When: Wednesday 3 May
  • Where: Sheffield Steam and Heritage Centre
  • How: a light luncheon was then served at the station with about twenty of the Centre’s members and volunteers before the group departed to continue their touring around the many attractions in Sheffield.
Notices - Sheffield Railway

Her Excellency Professor Kate Warner visits RWC

Festival Pre-Launch at Bridestowe Lavender Estate

  • Who: Jennie Chapman Caswell‎; and pictured below… Jane Teniswood (Blooming Tasmania); Robert Ravens (Bridestowe Lavender Estate) and Albert Van Zetten (Launceston Mayor)
  • What: advance notice for Blooming Tasmania’s Flower and Garden Festival
  • When: 23 and 24 September
  • Where: Albert Hall, Launceston
  • How: see Blooming Tasmania website for more details
Notices - Blooming Tasmania

Photo submitted via Facebook by Jennie Chapman Caswell‎

AGM: Tasmanian Writers Centre

  • Who: Tasmanian Writers Centre
  • What: 2017 Annual General Meeting
  • When: 6:00pm, Wednesday 19 April
  • Where: Hadley’s Orient Hotel: 34 Murray Street, Hobart
  • How: the Tasmanian Writers Centre is guided by a Committee of Management elected by a quorum at the Annual General Meeting each year. The committee is responsible for good governance and overseeing the strategic direction of the centre. Members are encouraged to serve a minimum of 2 years and meetings are held at the Centre five times a year. Reports and nomination forms available on the Tasmanian Writers Centre website.
Notices - Hadleys Hotel Hobart

Hadley’s Orient Hotel: 34 Murray Street, Hobart

Northern Tasmania: National Trust Event

  • Who: Clarendon Estate, National Trust Tasmania
  • What: Voices at Clarendon Heritage Day
  • When: Sunday 14 May 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
  • Where: Clarendon Estate, 234 Clarendon Station Road, Nile via Evandale
  • How: adults: $5.00; children free. For more information call Jennie Staal (0417 590 851) or email
Notices - Clarendon House, Tasmania

Clarendon Tasmania (photo by Espectra Photography and Design)

Ride Your Bike to the Footy

Notices - AFL at Blundstone Arena

AFL at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Tasmania

Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

  • Who: Think Tasmania… that would be us!
  • What: our social media accounts, where you can keep track of pretty-much ALL the things we do in Tasmania; not just the articles we share via the website
  • When: posting regularly for your viewing pleasure
  • Where: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook… all using the Think Tasmania handle
  • How: join, follow, comment and share us any which way you like
Think Tasmania - Instagram

Very impressive #burger via Instagram

Farmers Market, Bellerive Tasmania

  • Who: Bellerive Community Farmers Market
  • What: community run, not for profit association supporting the production and sale of a diverse range of fresh, local produce
  • When: Saturday mornings: 8.30am to 12.30pm (doesn’t run all year round, check for dates)
  • Where: Bellerive Boardwalk, behind Three Little Ducks restaurant
  • How: visit with your shopping bags and purchase from suppliers. Easy!
Bellerive Community Farmers Market

Philadelphia Bakers sourdough: Bellerive Community Farmers Market

Official Launch: Clarence on the Bay

  • Who: Clarence District Cricket Club
  • What: opening of the club’s new facilities and clubrooms
  • When: Saturday 18 March, 6:30pm
  • Where: Kangaroo Bay
  • How: sausage sizzle and bar open from 12:00noon; live music in the evening; official opening by Clarence City Council Mayor Doug Chipman. Everyone invited.
Notices - Clarence Cricket

Clarence District Cricket Clubrooms Official Opening

Convertible Car Show

  • Who: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Tasmania
  • What: Take Your Tops Off
  • When: Saturday 1 April, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Where: Parliament House Lawns, Hobart
  • How: free entry to all
Notices - Take Your Tops Off

2017 Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research

First Makers Market at Woolmers Estate

  • Who: Woolmers Estate
  • What: first Makers Market… guests can wander the grounds, sample local produce, enjoy a wine or have a picnic, buy local gifts and crafts and listen to music.
  • When: Sunday 19 March 2017 (12 noon to 6pm) – Gold coin donation entry
  • Where: Woolmers Estate, 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford
  • How: enquiries or bookings for stalls email Melissa Walsh
Notices - Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate (photo supplied)

Christmas Wishes and Office Closure

  • Who: Think Tasmania
  • What: the 2016 festive season… doesn’t it come around quick?
  • When: our office will be officially closed from Friday 23 December 2016. We’ll come back to work when we’re good and ready, but expect a LONG break. Life has been hectic.
  • Where: our online world… Think Tasmania via social media and our website.
  • How: we wish you – our gorgeous readers and Tasmanian business partners – all the very best for a safe and happy Christmas holiday season. Catch you in the New Year.
Merry Christmas - from Think Tasmania

Sending Christmas wishes… from Think Tasmania

New Function Venue at Kangaroo Bay

  • Who: Clarence on the Bay
  • What: Bar, Function Room and Kiosk
  • When: open now for function bookings and occasional drinks at the bar
  • Where: 20 Kangaroo Bay Drive, Rosny Park
  • How: call Tim Hibberd on 0407 842 460 or email for all enquiries
Notices - Clarence on the Bay

Photo via Clarence on the Bay Facebook (click image for more)

Sign Up and Save

  • Who: Red Cross Shops
  • What: save $10 when you spend over $50 at the recently opened Red Cross Shop in Rosny Park
  • When: discount voucher valid for one purchase before 31 December 2016
  • Where: Rosny Park (enter via Bus Mall, Bligh Street)
  • How: complete the sign-up form online at Red Cross to get your voucher via email
Notices - Red Cross Shops

Save $10 at Rosny Park Red Cross Shop

South West Wilderness Boutique Cruise

  • Who: Tasmanian Boat Charters
  • What: special deal for locals! If you and your partner/friend can book four paying guests from the mainland on a Port Davey cruise with you, YOUR adventure with Tasmanian Boat Charters will be free (conditions apply). You’ll still need to pay for return flights ($500) from Hobart to Melaleuca via Par Avion.
  • When: February to May 2017
  • Where: Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour, south west Tasmania
  • How: contact Alice van der Woude at Tasmanian Boat Charters on 0477 100 119. The amazing three-day trip includes all meals and costs $4600 twin share; seven-day trip (from $10,720 twin share).
Notices - Tasmanian Boat Charters

Tasmanian Boat Charters, South West Tasmania (photo supplied)

Newly Opened B&B at Beauty Point

  • Who: Carol Potter, owner of Jensens Bed and Breakfast
  • What: luxury traditional bed and breakfast accommodation in northern Tasmania
  • When: open since September 2016 and ready to welcome guests right now
  • Where: Jensens Bed and Breakfast is located at 77 Flinders Street, Beauty Point (West Tamar)
  • How: call Carol on 0410 615 678 to enquire or book. The fire is crackling, the brekkie sizzling and the views amazing!
Notices - Jensens Bed and Breakfast

Jensens Bed and Breakfast, Beauty Point Tasmania

2016 Innovative Environmental Award Winner

  • Who: Joris Roell from Linii Tasmania
  • What: Finely milled Huon Pine, beautifully packaged and presented as unique Tasmanian souvenirs, with uses including carpet/pet bed freshener and bug deterrent.
  • When: The prize for environmental innovation (UTAS) was awarded on Thursday 27 October.
  • Where: Linii Tasmania is based in Penguin. The Australian-made products are currently sold nation-wide, with potential international expansion on the horizon.
  • How: Innovative Tasmania Awards, founded by the Australian Innovation Research Centre.
Notices - Linii Tasmania

Award winning products from Linii Tasmania

Jewellery Competition

  • Who: Creatively Belle
  • What: Peace Bird on a long chain with lace imprint details
  • When: competition closes midnight 8 November 2016 (local time)
  • Where: Belinda will be at the Royal Hobart Show and the Tasmanian Craft Fair, and is offering Think Tasmania readers a discount.
  • How: Enter online by leaving a comment… that’s all.
Creatively Belle - Think Tasmania Competition

Creatively Belle prize: Think Tasmania Competition

Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research

  • Who: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Hobart
  • What: Convertible Car Show
  • When: Saturday 22 October, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Where: Parliament House Lawns, Hobart
  • How: Supporting breast cancer month: October
Notices - Take Your Tops Off

Take your tops off for National Breast Cancer Foundation Hobart

Make it Tasmania

  • Who: Tasmanian Government
  • What: Department of State Growth
  • When: New website live online now promoting Tasmania as a place to live and work and encourage migration. The website provides links to various content relevant to people interested in the Tasmanian lifestyle… and Think Tasmania has been featured this week!
  • Where: or Make it Tasmania on Facebook
  • How: target growth for the state’s population to 650,000 by 2050
Make It Tasmania - Website

Department of State Growth: Make It Tasmania website

TATRail Tour 2017

  • Who: Tasmanian Association of Tourist Railways, otherwise known as TATRail
  • What:  Great Rail Experiences Tasmania Tour 2017, an eight-day coach tour experiencing all Tassie’s rail heritage, visiting iconic tourist venues while enjoying fabulous scenery and wonderful food
  • When:  Saturday 11 March to Saturday 18 March
  • Where: Starts from Launceston and finishes in Launceston eight days later
  • How: For further info including itinerary and costs, or to book see Great Rail Experiences Tasmania online
Ida Bay - Railway Locomotive

Tour: Great Rail Experiences Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

Hidden Stories: Indigenous Literacy Day

Notices Hidden Stories

Keynote speaker, academic and writer Greg Lehman (photo supplied)

  • Who: Horse Riding Tasmania
  • What: Guided horse riding trails and tours
  • When: 7 days a week
  • Where: White Hill Road, Wattle Hill and Surf Road, Seven Mile Beach
  • How: Call 0417308069 or follow Horse Riding Tasmania on Facebook for more details
Notices - Horse Riding

Horse riding southern Tasmania (photo supplied)

Home Delivery Service for Howrah and Region

  • Who: Howrah Fresh Fruit and Veg Market
  • What: Seasonal Produce Boxes or customised orders, delivered to your door (local service only; small fee applies)
  • When: Place an order and negotiate a suitable delivery time
  • Where: 469 Rokeby Road, Howrah (Hobart) – visit the store to meet the team and see the quality of the produce on offer
  • How: Call (03) 6247 9570 or follow Howrah Fresh Fruit and Veg Market on Facebook for more details
Notices - Howrah Fresh

Home delivery service from Howrah Fresh Fruit & Veg Market

Launch of New Persian Inspired Dessert

  • Who: Chona Graham from Soufra
  • What: Persian inspired desserts made with crispy pastry, creamy custard and caramelised cinnamon sugar. All made from local ingredients.
  • When: 5 August 2016
  • Where: Hobart Twilight Market in the heritage-listed ‘Goods Shed’ at Macquarie Point, adjacent to Red Square and the Hobart Brewing Company
  • How: Look for Chona’s stall and the all-new “Soufra Infusion” dessert. Wow!
Notices - Soufra

Soufra Persian Inspired pastry and custard dessert

Video Release: I Will Lend a Hand

  • Who: Luke Williams: Lend a hand to Hugo Foundation
  • What: short video featuring John X, Leigh Carmichael, Cassie Xintavelonis, Dave Noonan, Jo Palmer and Luke Williams
  • When: a new awareness campaign has just been launched: I Will Lend a Hand
  • Where: watch the Lend a Hand to Hugo video online
  • How: share the video with your friends to help them and others understand the Autism Spectrum Disorder in more depth
Notices - Lend a Hand to Hugo

Lend a Hand to Hugo Foundation: Autism Awareness

Special Introductory Prices: Day and Dusk Experiences

  • Who: Nature. Be in it.
  • What: Spend a magical few hours in nature in a lead immersion walk including fresh, local lunch or dinner. We look after the details, all you need to do is be. Small groups. Gentle walks.
  • Chef-crafted meals. Wildlife. Two beautiful and unique experiences to choose from.
  • When: Friday 8 July 11:00am – 2:00pm and Friday 14 July 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Where: Location on booking, bushland within minutes of Hobart.
  • How: Call Kara on 0430 181 925 or visit to reserve your place. Special introductory prices: Day – adult $60/child $44 or Dusk – adult $96
Notices - Nature Be In It

Nature. Be In It… Day and Dusk Experiences

Italian Cooking Class

  • Who: Moto Vecchia Cafe
  • What: Participants will learn to make gnocchi with café owner Natalie. They will sit down with a glass of wine and the meal they helped create at the end of the lesson. Classes cost $90.
  • When: Friday 27 May, starting at 6:00pm
  • Where: 35 Gordons Hill Road, Bellerive
  • How: Call Natalie on 0411 565 294 or Moto Vecchia Café (03) 6244 3434 to reserve your place. Or chance your luck by entering the Moto Vecchia giveaway via Think Tasmania’s Facebook page.
Notices - Moto Vecchia Cooking Class

Italian Cooking Class: Natalie from Moto Vecchia

Climb Through the Trees

  • Who: Trees Adventure – Underwood Park
  • What: 2 hour climbing session in the trees (including training); arrival 20min prior to session
  • When: Open 10:00am – 5:00pm ~ a new 2-hour session runs on the half hour ~ final session at 3:00pm
  • Where: Hollybank Forests – same reception area as Hollybank Treetops Adventure.
  • How: $25.00 per 4-7yrs ~ $35.00 per 10-17yrs ~ $45.00 per adult ~ bookings are essential at
Notices Trees Adventure - Tasmania

Photo supplied to Think Tasmania by Trees Adventure

Fonthill Historic Ghost Tour

Notices - Fonthill Estate

Historic Ghost Tour at Fonthill Estate

Splash of Pink Long Table Dinner

  • Who: Judi Adams, National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • What: Four courses of premium food matched with wines
  • When: 6:00pm for 6:30pm start,  Friday 29 April
  • Where: Cornelian Bay Boathouse Restaurant
  • How: $110 per person, RSVP now to 6228 6289. Enquiries to
Pink Blossom, Hobart Tasmania

A splash of pink, Hobart Tasmania

Seafood Cookery Class at Seafest, Triabunna

  • Who: Seafest & Glamorgan Spring Bay Council
  • What: Kiss a Fish Cookery Class: rare and one off opportunity for a master class with Roz MacAllen from Kiss a Fish. Learn to cook Thai salmon ceviche, oysters with smoked salmon, Thai fish cakes and oysters with apple and shallots. Cost $30 includes tasting plate and recipes
  • When: Sat 2 April, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Where: Triabunna
  • How: call 6256 4777 to book
Notices - Kiss A Fish Cookery School

Roz MacAllen from Kiss a Fish with a tray of crumbed mussels

New Facebook Page to Follow

  • Who: Bellerive Tasmania
  • What: local community guide for the Hobart suburb of Bellerive and surrounds (other suburbs may come online in the future, depending on demand)
  • When: the page is live right now, so head over to Facebook immediately!
  • Where: online at Bellerive Tas Facebook plus Bellerive Tas Instagram and Bellerive Tas Twitter
  • How: tag social media photos with #BelleriveTasmania to have them featured. You can also contact the page’s admin to have relevant Bellerive news and information shared with interested parties.
Second Bluff - Bellerive Beach

Bellerive Beach, Tasmania

Cricket Match Fundraiser for Autism Awareness

  • Who: Luke Williams:  Lend a hand to Hugo Foundation
  • What: All Stars v Young Guns
  • When: Friday 11 March, 5:15pm
  • Where: TCA Ground, Domain Road Hobart
  • How: cricket, colour, and entertainment! Come along to the TCA ground Friday 11 March to see the “Lend a hand to Hugo All Stars” and “Lend a hand to Hugo Young Guns” go head to head. Following the match everyone will head down to the Hobart Football Club rooms under the Powell Payne Pascoe stand at the TCA to take part in various fundraising activities! Be sure to invite all of your friends and share this event via social media.
Notices - Lend a Hand to Hugo

Lend a Hand to Hugo Foundation: Autism Awareness


  • Who: Hobart Volunteer Committee (National Breast Cancer Foundation) with the support of Hobart City Council invite all local firms to commit
  • What: Breast Cancer Awareness month
  • When: the month of October
  • Where: pink your shopfront, venue, webpage, office space or store window for the month of October to show support of the PINKTOBER 2016 initiative
  • How: the Hobart Railway Roundabout Fountain will light-up in pink during October, and businesses can join the Pinktober campaign, a wonderful low cost way to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month for October here in Tasmania
PINKtober - Hobart Roundabout

PINKtober: Hobart Railway Roundabout Fountain

The Root Cause

  • Who: Belinda Smith from The Root Cause – an Oliver Food Revolution ambassador and a regular guest on Channel 7 Sunrise.
  • What: Tasmanian Seminars: ‘Lunchbox Reboot: Back to Real Food’ will cover: what to pack in a healthy lunchboxes, how to overcome lunchbox stress, why healthy lunchbox food is so important, details about additives and preservatives, how to understand food labels, what to do if you’re short on time, how to deal with fussy eaters, and how to ensure your kids love their lunch.
  • When: 6.30pm Monday 22nd February 2016 (Glenorchy), 6.30pm Thursday 25th February 2016 (Launceston), 6.30pm Tuesday 1st March 2016 (Devonport)
  • Where: Devonport Seminar – Devonport Library, 21 Oldaker St Devonport TAS, Glenorchy/Hobart Seminar – Glenorchy Library, 4 Terry St Glenorchy TAS, Launceston Seminar – Launceston Library, 71 Civic Square Launceston TAS
  • How: Tickets $20 online at The Root Cause or $30 at the door
Notices - The Root Cause

The Root Cause events at Hobart, Launceston and Devonport

Tasmanian Tiger Track Rubber Stamps

  • Who: Tiger Track Stamps
  • What: collect beautiful rubber stamp impressions into a special stamp book at over one hundred tourist locations around Tasmania. Tiger Track is a fun, free way to record your travels
  • When: launched November 2015 and continuing “forever”
  • Where: look on the web site and go to “where to find the stamps”
  • How: get the special collection book or use your own travel journal and just go to the venues listed to get your stamps
Notices - Tiger Track Stamps

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Tiger Track Stamp

2016 Calendar

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: annual fundraising designed to support the wonderful work of the Dogs’ Homes, caring for dogs and puppies in need
  • When: on sale now!
  • Where: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania in Burnie, Devonport and Hobart plus selected outlets
  • How: purchase calendars for $12-00 each
Notices - Dogs Home Calendar

Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania 2016 Calendar – on sale now

Free Australia-Wide Delivery – Premium Distilled Spirits and Liqueurs

  • Who: Nonesuch Distillery
  • What: everyone (everywhere in Australia) can get Nonesuch Distillery products for the same cost via a standard delivery service, straight to your door
  • When: right now… order online or phone 0408 616 442
  • Where: you can also purchase via the cellar door at 491 Arthur Highway, Forcett (phone 0408 616 442 for appointment, tour booking or order confirmation)
  • How: order using the shop tab via the Nonesuch Distillery website
Notices - Nonesuch Distillery

Sloe Gin from Nonesuch Distillery, Tasmania

Seafarers Festival

  • Who: Clarence City Council
  • What: The 2015 Seafarers’ Festival will soon hit our shores with live entertainment, visiting vessels, fine food, competitions and a treasure hunt. Entertainment includes Lagoon Hill Zydeco, Tasmania’s Highland Dancers, the Tasmanian Royal Australian Navy Bank, and Makebelieve Entertainment’s ‘My Mummy is a Mermaid’, to get the young ones laughing and singing along. MC favourites Colin Dean and Andrew Colrain return after a two year absence to bring the whole program together.
  • When: 25 October, 10:30am – 4:00pm
  • Where: Bellerive Boardwalk
  • How: The full program can be found on the Clarence Arts and Events website
Notices -Seafarers Festival

Seafarers Festival, Bellerive (photo: Clarence Events)

2015 Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc

  • Who: Wobbly Boot Vineyard
  • What: Vibrant citrus and floral notes before intense peach and passionfruit flavours and a long refreshing finish. Zesty and full bodied
  • When: Spring… so now! But be quick.
  • Where: 487 White Kangaroo Road, Campania (cellar door open by appointment)
  • How: Free delivery of small orders (less than 6 bottles) within the Hobart area. Order online via Wobbly Boot Vineyard website or phone 0427 679 096
Notices - Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Wobbly Boot Vineyard, Campania Tasmania

Purple Party Fundraiser – Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision

  • Who: Garry Rand, Drysdale Hospitality Teacher
  • What: Live entertainment, silent auction, snacks, cocktail bar and wine specials
  • When: Friday November 20, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: TasTAFE Drysdale Campus, 49 Collins Street Hobart
  • How: $25 per ticket. Phone Garry Rand 0419 885 313
Notices - Purple Party

Purple Party Fundraiser, Drysdale

Environmental Film Festival Australia

  • Who: EFFA is coming to Hobart
  • What: not-for-profit annual film festival dedicated to informing, engaging and inspiring Australians on environment issues through the wonderful medium of film
  • When: Hobart launch party, Friday 18 September
  • Where: Village Cinemas: 181 Collins Street, Hobart
  • How: review Hobart EFFA program online, then book tickets!
Gordon River - Cruise, Tasmania

Gordon River, West Coast Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

Red Dirt Bush Dance

  • Who: Table Cape Tulip Farm
  • What: Heel and toe to the farm shearing shed for an old-school night of bluegrass and gypsy jazz. Featuring Jacob Boote and the Bootleggers, with a caller for the dancing. Heavy boots on boards, loud laughter, beer bottles clinking, the tuning of a banjo. It’s old-school fun meets hipster cool at the Red Dirt Bush Dance.
  • When: 7:30pm October 9
  • Where: 363 Table Cape Road, Wynyard
  • How: Tickets available online. Country casual dress, bring your dancing shoes. No heels… it is a shearing shed after all! Licensed Bar on Site: 18+ event (NO BYO)
Notices - Red Dirt Bush Dance

Red Dirt Bush Dance, Tulip Cape Tulip Farm

Lazy May’s Spring Market Festival

  • Who: Rosie Hansen
  • What: Music, arts, poetry, food and fun!
  • When: 10:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday September 13
  • Where: Long Beach Parklands, Lower Sandy Bay
  • How: see for more information
Notices - Spring Market

Lazy May Spring Market, Tasmania

Tasmanian Fares on Sale at Jetstar

  • Who: Tourism Tasmania in partnership with Jetstar
  • What: a co-operative marketing campaign to stimulate travel to Tasmania over the coming months
  • When: Jetstar’s seat sale is on until Monday 31 August, for the travel periods 13 October – 10 December and 28 January – 23 March
  • Where: Fares from Melbourne to Launceston start from just $39 and from Melbourne to Hobart from $49, with great fares from Sydney and Brisbane also available
  • How: Book online at Jetstar
Notices - Jetstar

Jump on a plane bound for Tasmania… Jetstar flights on sale now!

Debut Concert

  • Who: Hosted by Jennifer Banks and Melfred Lijauco
  • What: Guests are invited to the first concert working together, playing music by Sarasate, Ravel, Grieg & Brahms.
  • When: Friday 28 August, 7:00pm
  • Where: Uniting Church Hobart North (2 Swan Street)
  • How: Entry is free, as are the drinks and nibbles afterwards! RSVP your name/s and the number of people attending to or 0415 547 600.
Notices - Debut Concert

Drinks and nibbles will be supplied at the Debut Concert

Discover Cruise Evening

  • Who: Thorpe and Turner Travel Associates
  • What: These experience travel agents have partnered with a range of premium cruise lines and travel companies for a “discover cruise” evening. They invite you and your travelling companions to join them at a free information evening to find out more about the magical world of cruising.
  • When: 14 August 2015, 5.30pm for 5.45pm start till 8.30pm
  • Where: Hadleys Hotel: 34 Murray Street, Hobart
  • How: RSVP by Friday 7 August 2015 by calling (03) 6281 6000 to secure your space
Notices - Cruise Evening

Cruise evening: Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates

Camp Quality Fundraiser

  • Who: Women in Tourism & Hospitality (enquiries Sally Deane 0437 313 314)
  • What: Support Camp Quality, a fabulous cause at a fundraising event.
  • When: 30 August 2015 (bus departs 8:30am)
  • Where: Redbanks, Nugent (pickup Cenotaph hobart)
  • How: Book online: $105.00/head Family Fun Day with 10 activities & BBQ lunch included. Travel via bus $15.00/head.
Notices - Cenotaph, Regatta Grounds, Hobart

Bus departs the Cenotaph, Hobart Regatta Grounds

New Stockist in Latrobe for Tasmanian-Made Jewellery

  • Who: Spotted Giraffe Jewellery
  • What: Another wonderful Tasmanian store is stocking wonderful locally-handmade jewellery. It’s a match made in Heaven!
  • When: Call in now and browse the collection. Opening hours: 10am – 5pm, 7 days (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday)
  • Where: Reliquaire… 139 Gilbert Street, Latrobe
  • How: Visit in person or check Sarah’s online store for more Spotted Giraffe Jewellery products
Notices - Reliquaire, Spotted Giraffe Jewellery

Reliquaire in Latrobe Tasmania now stock Spotted Giraffe Jewellery

No 1 Ranking on TripAdvisor

  • Who: Mt Lyell Anchorage B&B, Queenstown
  • What: The only accommodation on Tasmania’s west coast with a 5 star review rating
  • When: As of this very moment…!
  • Where: 15-17 Cutten St, Queenstown, Tasmania
  • How: Owner Joy has achieved this ranking with dedication to top-quality service and attention to detail in the accommodation industry for visitors to Queenstown, west coast Tasmania. Book by phoning (03) 6471 1900 or by visiting Mt Lyell Anchorage Bed and Breakfast online.
Notices - Mt Lyell Anchorage B&B, Queenstown

Mt Lyell Anchorage B&B, Queenstown (Tasmania’s west coast)

Go Red for Women

  • Who: Judi Adams, Community Engagement and Events Coordinator, Heart Foundation Tasmania
  • What: Heart Foundation’s Annual Gala Ball… or just post a selfie June 11 (Go Red for Women Day) with the hashtag ‪#‎WeWillBeRed
  • When: Gala Ball kicks off 6.30pm until late, Saturday 27 June
  • Where: Tasman Room, Wrest Point Casino
  • How: $210 per person. Book and pay online or phone (03) 6224 2722 for more details.
Rhododendron - Flower

Go Red For Women Day, National Heart Foundation Tasmania

Competition to Celebrate New Website

  • Who: Howard Smith, Cradle Coast Tours (phone 0407 335 925)
  • What: To celebrate the launch of a new website, Cradle Coast Tours want you to be a winner! Win a complete Tamar Valley wine tour for two, including lunch and all tastings, valued at $300.
  • When: Entries close June 30. Winners announced July 4.
  • Where: via Cradle Coast Tours website
  • How: Simply like the Cradle Coast Tours Facebook page, share it with your friends and you go in the draw.
Notices - Cradle Coast Tours

Howard from Cradle Coast Tours with Michelle (Think Tasmania guest author)

Wedding Venue in Hobart

  • Who: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
  • What: If you’re thinking of an outdoor setting for your ceremony, The Rose Garden is an ideal location. The garden’s seclusion provides the perfect setting for your wedding photos too.
  • When: Phone the events co-ordinator now (1800 814 676) and start planning for wedding season!
  • Where: The Old Woolstore is located at 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart.
  • How: Book online or contact The Old Woolstore by email for more information.
Notices - The Old Woolstore Weddings

The Rose Garden at The Old Woolstore for weddings in Hobart

Publishing Residency

  • Who: TasRes Art and Technology
  • What: Unique residential retreats for artists, writers, journalists, art curators, researchers, digital film makers, photographers, textile artists, dancers and educators who want to improve their digital design skills to promote their own work and learn how to incorporate cutting-edge digital technology into their art.
  • When: October 31 – November 1 , 2015
  • Where: MONA (Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart)
  • How: Contact Sue or Julianne for details; or for further information please refer to the TasRes Art and Technology FAQs.
Tasmanian Holiday Itinerary - MONA

The white library (or blank library) at MONA in Hobart

Vote for Lucy the Wombat

Notices - Lucy the Wombat

Vote for Lucy the Wombat… Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Payment via PayPal Card Reader: Credit and Debit Cards

  • Who: Claudia and Georg at Bed and Breakfast @21
  • What: Quality B&B accommodation near Ulverstone in Tasmania’s glorious Cradle Coast region
  • When: Bookings taken now for comfortable studio and guest room accommodation
  • Where: Follow the brand new signs to 21 McNaughton Drive, Gawler Tasmania
  • How: Make a booking using the online form via the website for Bed and Breakfast @21. You can also connect via the new “Book Now” button on Facebook.
Images From Strahan - Bed & Breakfast 21, Gawler

Bed & Breakfast 21, Gawler (near Ulverstone, Tasmania’s north west coast)

Celebrate Mothers Day in Style

  • Who: West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • What: a movable feast on board the WCWR Rack and Gorge journey this Mother’s Day. This half day experience combines a spectacular journey into the depths of the lush west coast rainforest, while offering a delicious culinary experience in the comfort of the heated Wilderness Class Carriage.
  • When: Sunday 10 May
  • Where: departs from the historic town of Queenstown
  • How: for information and reservations visit the WCWR website or call (03) 6471 0100.
Queenstown Tasmania - West Coast Wilderness Railway

Divine experience aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway

Open Auditions in Hobart for Series 7

  • Who: My Kitchen Rules
  • What:  Channel 7 mega-hit TV show
  • When: Saturday 2 May 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Where: Lenna of Hobart (Harriet Room) 20 Runnymede Street, Battery Point
  • How: If you have a love of food, a passion for entertaining and an appetite for adventure, you may well be the perfect candidate for My Kitchen Rules. Bring your teammate and be ready to impress. Otherwise, apply online at My Kitchen Rules.
Notices - My Kitchen Rules, Tasmania

Calling contestants from Tasmania for My Kitchen Rules

Turning of the Fagus Photography Tour

Fagus Weekend - Tasmania

Fagus Weekend (photo by Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania)

Fagus Weekend Lazy Lunch

  • Who: Waterfalls Cafe Mt Field National Park
  • What: Showcase by amazing Tasmanian artisans… food, wine, ale and quality craft. $60 per person, includes first drink.
  • When: Saturday 2 May at 3pm
  • Where: Mt Field National Park, Derwent Valley Tasmania
  • How: Grab your seats by calling (03) 6288 1526 or email Waterfall Cafe
Notices - Fagus Weekend Menu

Menu for the Fagus Weekend Lazy Lunch

New Colleagues to Join the Team

  • Who: Thorpe and Turner Travel Associates
  • What: Another Tasmanian sister-branch will be opening… in Launceston.
  • When: Within a month, clients at both ends of the state will have access to the professional services of the Travel Associates team.
  • Where: Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates, 127 Macquarie St, Hobart
  • How: Call 1800 039 998 or visit Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates online.
Strange - Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates

Current Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates office in Hobart

Breakfast with Rodney Hogg

  • Who: Clarence District Cricket Club
  • What: Former test quick and renowned media personality, Rodney Hogg will be keynote speaker for breakfast, so guests are promised a very informative morning with many laughs as Rodney relives some of his adventures as a test player for Australia
  • When: Saturday 14 March, 8:00am – 11:00am (morning of the Australia v Scotland Cricket World Cup Game at Blundstone Arena)
  • Where: Shoreline Hotel, Howrah
  • How: To reserve a seat or book a table contact Joe Kanizay by phone: 0400 059 195
Notices - CDCC

Breakfast with Rodney Hogg before the World Cup fixture at Blundstone Arena

The Little Red Luncheon

  • Who: Fight Cancer Foundation in conjunction with award winning Frogmore Creek Winery and Southern Cross Austereo
  • What: an exclusive three course luncheon prepared by celebrity chef Ruben Koopman and matched with exquisite wines from chief winemaker Alain Rousseau in the Barrel Room
  • When: Friday 27 March 2015 ~ 12:00pm for 12:30pm (RSVP 20th March 2015)
  • Where: Frogmore Creek Winery
  • How: Funds raised support John Opie House in Hobart. For more information visit the Fight Cancer Foundation website.
Notices - Little Red Luncheon

The Little Red Luncheon

Come and Try Woodcrafting

  • Who: North West Woodcraft Guild Inc (phone 6425 7119)
  • What: Come and Try Day
  • When: Saturday 14 March, 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Where: 109 Reibey Street, Ulverstone Tasmania (near the clock roundabout)
  • How: Come and try your hand at woodturning, pyrography, carving, scroll saw, marquetry etc
Notices NorthWest Woodcraft

NorthWest Woodcraft Guild Inc: Come and Try Day

Competition Coming Soon: Gorgeous Jewellery Prize

  • Who: Spotted Giraffe Jewellery
  • What: Another wonderful giveaway for Think Tasmania readers
  • When: Enter online now to win jewellery; draw closes 19 March 2015
  • Where: Details have been published on this website, with notices via all our social media channels
  • How: Win a new and very popular shade of jade earrings, just arrived. In the meantime, check the online store for more products from Spotted Giraffe Jewellery
Notices Prize Jewellery, Spotted Giraffe

Prize jewellery from Spotted Giraffe in Tasmania

Win Tickets to Festivale plus Accommodation

  • Who: Festivale competition
  • What: Enter now until 9 February (online at Think Tasmania) to win tickets to Tasmania’s premier Food and Wine Festival, plus a night’s accommodation in Launceston
  • When: The festival is scheduled for 13-14-15 February 2015
  • Where: Launceston City Park
  • How: Follow Festivale on Facebook for more details
Festivale Competition - 2015

Festivale food and wine at City Park Launceston

Business Networking Breakfast

  • Who: Huon Valley Business Enterprise Centre, phone: (03) 6264 3080
  • What: Business Breakfasts in the Huon Valley! Any business owner or intender in the Huon Valley is welcome to attend. The breakfast is $5 for tea/coffee, juice and scrumptious Banjo’s breakfast!
  • When: Wednesday 11 February, 6.45am for 7.00am start
  • Where: Huonville Town Hall
  • How: Email Scott Dufty at the Huon Valley Business Enterprise Center to confirm your attendance at the breakfast or call David Moore from I Hate My PC on 0410 318 325 for more information. RSVP by Friday 6th February and also advise of dietary requirements if applicable.
Notices - Huon Valley Business Breakfast

Huon Valley Business Enterprise Centre – Networking Breakfast

Grand Opening and Shop Launch

  • Who: The Crabtree Cookie Company
  • What: Free tastings of yummy shortbread and other cookies to celebrate the opening of a brand new store
  • When: Saturday 21 February from 9:30am until 3:00pm
  • Where: 148 New Town Road, New Town
  • How: RSVP to the event via The Crabtree Cookie Company on Facebook
Random Photos - Crabtree Cookie Company

A shortbread Christmas tree from the Crabtree Cookie Company

Wildlife Photography Workshop

  • Who: Roy and Coreena Vieth of Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania
  • What: wildlife photography workshop featuring personal tuition at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. A full day (plus evening as an optional add on) of learning and experimenting on location with keeper interpretations, up close opportunities and more.
  • When: 25 January 2015
  • Where: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary at 593 Briggs Road, Brighton
  • How: Phone (03) 6267 2952 or 0418 745 427 to book your place, or visit the Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania website for more information
Notices - Wombat

Join Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Fruit Wine and Cider Festival

  • Who: Rotary Club of Sorell
  • What: Fruit Wine and Cider Festival
  • When: Sunday 1 February 2015
  • Where: Bellerive Boardwalk
  • How: Fruit wine and cider makers from all over Australia and New Zealand have been invited to participate in the judging the Friday before. Members of the public can sample the products, and enjoy some great food and entertainment.
Notices - Fruit Wine and Cider Festival

Fruit Wine and Cider Festival, Bellerive Boardwalk

Bonus for Tour Bookings

  • Who: Judy from Eye See Personalised Tours
  • What: A goodie surprise bag of Tasmanian products to the value of (at least) $50
  • When: Book any tour (4 people minimum) with Eye See for 19-22 January 2015
  • Where: Based in Hobart, but touring Tasmania-wide… call Judy on 0409 487 559
  • How: Follow Eye See Personalised Tours on Facebook or visit the website for more details
Notices - Goodie Bag

Goodie Surprise Bag from Eye See Personalised Tours

Christmas Competition

  • Who: Tasmanian Softies
  • What: Win your very own Tasmanian Softie!
  • When: Enter the competition from now until Christmas day
  • Where: Post photos to the Tasmanian Softies Facebook Page
  • How: Just post a photo of your favourite Christmas tradition (with or without a Softie)
Notices - Softies Christmas Competition

Post a photo showing your favourite Christmas tradition

Carers Meeting

  • Who: Carers Tasmania
  • What: A free information session for carers
  • When: Wednesday 10 December from 9:00 to 11:00am
  • Where: Kingborough Medical Centre
  • How: For additional information, please call Carers Tasmania on 1800 242 636
Notices - Carers Meeting

Meeting: Carers Tasmania in Kingborough

New Cellar Door in Penguin

  • Who: Blue Penguin Wines
  • What: Sample and purchase wines at the official cellar door of Blue Penguin Wines in Penguin’s Main Road
  • When: Alan and Marji will be operating the cellar door on weekends, and staff from the cafe at 52 Main Road will host on other days
  • Where: 52 Main Café in Penguin
  • How: Follow the Blue Penguin Wines Facebook page for more details
Notices - Blue Penguin Cellar Door

Blue Penguin Wines cellar door at 52 Main Cafe, Penguin

New Year on Royal Competition

  • Who: Festivale committee
  • What: Win a Family Pass to the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Launceston
  • When: Competition is open now and closes 19 December 2014
  • Where: Event will be held in Royal Park, Launceston
  • How: Competition entry via Think Tasmania’s article about New Year on Royal. For more information about the event, follow New Year on Royal via Facebook
Notices - New Year on Royal

New Year on Royal is organised by the Launceston Festivale Committee

Photographic Prints Available for Sale

  • Who: Daydream Photography
  • What: Photographs printed using the finest papers available to ensure customers receive the highest quality product. All papers are authentic archival quality, so they will outlast you and your grandchildren without fading.
  • When: Order now for Christmas, knowing the prints will stay with you for years to come and become valued assets, as well as pieces that inspire and arouse the viewer.
  • Where: Based in Railton Tasmania, customers can view an online gallery of photos by Daydream Photography.
  • How: Contact Benita Bell via email or phone 0497 655 034 for a quote.
Notices - Daydream Photography

Daydream Photography online gallery

Derwent Valley Car Show

  • Who: Glenora Automobile Show
  • What: Fundraiser for Glenora District School
  • When: Sunday November 30th, gates open 11:00am – 3:00pm (car rego 10:00am onwards)
  • Where: Bushy Park
  • How: Entry by gold coin donation
Notices - Glenora Automobile Show

Glenora Automobile Show, Sunday November 30

Keeping Special Places Special

  • Who: Tasmanian Land Conservancy
  • What: The World Commission on Protected Areas has identified a need in the Asia and Oceania Regions for capacity building to equip protected area practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies for effective management of protected area systems on land and sea. A collaboration of protected area practitioners from universities, government, private protected areas and conservation organisations has been established to meet this need. Courses offered specifically address competency standards identified by Global Partnership for Professionalising Protected Area Management (GPPPAM). It is anticipated that these courses will be amongst the first in the world accredited under GPPPAM. The first course forms part of Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning: KGA531 Protected Area Management Plans will be run in Tasmania, Australia. This five day intensive course will equip you with the understanding and ability to use an internationally recognised, integrated conservation planning and management framework – the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The live-in course will feature the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s stunning Five Rivers Reserve in the heart of Tasmania as the case study.
  • When: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th February 2015
  • Where: Bronte Park, Tasmania, adjacent to the TLC’s Five Rivers Reserve, 2.5 hrs bus drive from Hobart
  • How: The cost is $1,900, which includes all food, accommodation, transport and course materials. To register or for further information, please contact Stuart Cowell 0427 508 308 (email: or Daniel Sprod 0428 240 007 (email:
Notices - Special Places

Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Keeping Special Places Special

Tasmanian Tourism Awards Readers’ Choice Award

  • Who: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
  • What: As a winner (and Hall of Fame inductee) The Old Woolstore has automatically qualified as a finalist in the Tasmanian Tourism Readers’ Choice Awards.
  • When: Voting is now open. The promotion will run for two weeks; voting closes November 25 with the winner announced November 28.
  • Where: The Old Woolstore is located at 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart. Book online or contact The Old Woolstore by email for more information.
  • How: Vote for The Old Woolstore online.
Notices - The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel Awards

The Old Woolstore: multi-award-winning deluxe accommodation property in Hobart

Art Exhibition at The Barn and Schoolhouse Gallery

  • Who: Clarence City Council 
  • What: Clarence Open Art Exhibition
  • When: On show at Rosny Farm until November 16
  • Where: Rosny Farm, Rosny Hill Road (next to Eastlands Shopping Centre)
  • How: Open Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00pm
Notices - Rosny Farm Art Exhibition

Clarence Open Art Exhibition, Rosny Farm

Outstanding Visitor Experience Award Winner

  • Who: Festivale 
  • What: Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2014
  • When: The ceremony was held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston on October 25
  • Where: The award-winning festival is held annually over the second weekend of February in Launceston City Park
  • How: One of Tasmania’s premier summer events, Festivale is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Follow Festivale on Facebook for all the details.
Notices - Festivale Award

Festivale wins award for Outstanding Visitor Experience

Please Vote for Think Tasmania

  • Who: Think Tasmania… that would be us, folks!
  • What: $100K Rescue My Site competition with Kochie’s Business Builders
  • When: There’s no time like the present, so please vote now!
  • Where:  Rescue My Site online voting
  • How: Click Think Tasmania’s nomination page, then click the vote button… and that’s it. You can do that once each day if you want our website to get some extra attention. Of course, if you could share the page via your own social media networks too, that would be extremely awesome.
Vote - Think Tasmania

Please vote for Think Tasmania!

Cradle Coast Tours Win Award

  • Who: Howard Smith, Cradle Coast Tours (phone 0407 335 925)
  • What: Central Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry ~ Outstanding Tourism Experience Award
  • When: 2014 Business of the Year Awards
  • Where: 14 Main Street, Ulverstone
  • How: Book with Howard via Cradle Coast Tours website
Notices - Cradle Coast Tours Award

Howard Smith from award-winning Cradle Coast Tours

Upgrade Your Hobart Accommodation Booking

  • Who: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
  • What: Facebook special (posted 27 October 2014) for a free upgrade! Get a 1-bedroom apartment for the price of a studio. Deal also includes two free continental breakfasts daily, free Wi-Fi, free parking, free passes to the Hobart Aquatic Centre, free in-house movies, free gym, business centre & guest lounge access (conditions apply).
  • When: Book now… valid for travel until 30/4/15, subject to availability, 2-night minimum stay applies.
  • Where: 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart
  • How: Book online or contact The Old Woolstore by email for more information
Notices - The Old Woolstore Upgrade

Upgrade your room at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Truly Tasmanian Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale (Latrobe)

  • Who: Seaside Expressions Jewellery
  • What: Donna will have her beautiful products alongside other local artists and craftspeople in Latrobe, sales of all things made in Tasmania
  • When: This weekend, the first in November: Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 9:00-5:00 and Monday 9:00-3:00
  • Where: You can find SEJ in the Memorial Hall supper room. Otherwise, see more of Donna’s products at the Seaside Expressions Jewellery page on Facebook
  • How: Contact Donna Griggs by email for additional details
Notices - Truly Tasmanian Craft Exhibition

Seaside Expressions Jewellery… Truly Tasmanian in Latrobe

Stanley Writers’ Self-Publishing Residency

  • Who: TasRes Art and Technology
  • What: The retreat will focus on all aspects of self-publishing and provide writers with the technological know-how to self-publish confidently. The $199 workshop weekend includes guest speakers and eLearning materials (download the course brochure).
  • When: 12 – 14 December, 2014 (book before November 12 and receive an early bird discount of $50)
  • Where: Stanley, north west coast region of Tasmania
  • How: Book online for this event at: Eventbrite Stanley Writers’ Retreat. Once payment has been received, a full itinerary will be sent via email.
Notices - TasRes Stanley

Stanley Writers’ Self-Publishing Residency

Quiz Night

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: Fundraiser featuring raffle, lucky door prizes, silent auction, games and great prizes.
  • When: Saturday 29 November, 7:30pm
  • Where: Kingborough Senior Citizens Centre, Redwood Road Kingston
  • How: Call David on 0427 337 845 for bookings
Notices - Quiz Night Dogs Homes

Quiz Night: Dogs Homes of Tasmania

Baskets for Bears Campaign

  • Who: Brigitte de Villiers from Monkeyshine
  • What: Help save zoo animals in conflict-torn Ukraine AND you’ll have the chance to win an incredible basket (hand-woven from telephone wire) or four brooches from the Monkeyshine range.
  • When: Now… the sooner the better. These defenceless creatures need help before another harsh winter.
  • Where: Monkeyshine is based in Hobart, but Brigitte weaves her magical baskets in iconic locations all over Tasmania.
  • How: Visit the Baskets for Bears campaign page at the Monkeyshine website for details.
Notices - Monkeyshine Baskets

Beautiful Monkeyshine baskets, hand-woven in Tasmania

Holland America Line Information Session

  • Who: Thorpe and Turner Travel Associates
  • What: Faye Hadzis from Holland America Line will be available to answer your questions and help you learn all about their latest developments including an exclusive cruise departing Hobart on the ms Oosterdam with bonus booking offers.
  • When: Tuesday 28 October, from 2:00-3:00pm
  • Where: Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates, 127 Macquarie St, Hobart
  • How: Call 1800 039 998 or register online (spaces are strictly limited).
Notices - Holland America Line

Holland America Line info session at Thorpe & Turner Travel Associates

LOL Comedy Night At The Palais Starring Damian Callinan

  • Who: David Moore (from I Hate My PC) and his funny friends Gavin Baskerville, Annie Harvey, Maedi Prichard, Ben Klingberg, Mel K., James G. Warren, Rob Braslin, Rose Kokkoris. Andrew Harper, Mick Lowenstein, Chris Menezies, Steve Mcnees and Tracey Cosgrove 
  • What: Fundraiser, with all proceeds to go to the Franklin Tennis Court Project.
  • When: Saturday 1 November. Doors and bar open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Show finishes at 10.30pm but hang around and mingle until 11.30pm.
  • Where: Palais Theatre, 3388 Huon Highway Franklin
  • How: $25 tickets available from Franklin Post Office. Online ticket sales close midday Saturday 1 November. Limited door sales will be available on the night (and door tickets will be $30).
Notices - LOL Comedy

LOL Comedy Night at the Palais Theatre in Franklin

Community Fair

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: Homemade cakes and good quality pre-loved items. The library will also have a book sale.
  • When: Saturday 11 October, 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Community Centre & Library, Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne (Hobart’s Eastern Shore)
  • How: Follow the Facebook page or see the Dogs Homes of Tasmania website for more information
Notices - Community Fair

Community Fair at Lindisfarne for the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania

Brand New Responsive-Design Website

  • Who: Your hosts Claudia and Georg welcome you to Bed and Breakfast @21
  • What: Quality accommodation getaway in north west Tasmania
  • When: Bookings taken now for the contemporary studio and comfortable guest room… luxury tent coming soon!
  • Where: 21 McNaughton Drive, Gawler Tasmania (near Ulverstone)
  • How: Make a booking or an enquiry by using the online form via the “Book Now” button on the new website for Bed and Breakfast @21
Notices - Bed and Breakfast @21

New website for Bed and Breakfast @21, Ulverstone accommodation

Photography Tour of Richmond

  • Who: Roy and Coreena Vieth, Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania (phone 0418 745 427 or 0417 599 283)
  • What: Back in September 2013, Think Tasmania ran a competition, the prize being a Shutterbug Walkabouts half-day tour.
  • When: The winner was Leeza from South Australia who wanted “a good excuse to come back to Tassie” – and she’s now done just that
  • Where: The historic Richmond village, capital of the Coal River Valley
  • How: Visit the Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania website to book your own photography tuition/tour
Notices - Shutterbug Prize Tour

Half-day Richmond photography tour with Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania

Dog’s Day Out

  • Who: Clarence City Council 
  • What: Loads of activities to be enjoyed with dogs. Popular features of the event include competitions (best costume, scruffiest and most like owner). There will be plenty of food, drink and live music.
  • When: Sunday 5 October, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Where: Rosny Farm, Rosny Hill Road (next to Eastlands Shopping Centre)
  • How: Entrance for dogs and their owners is free. A fun day out for the whole family!
Dog's Day Out - Rosny Farm

Photo Credit: Fiona Dewar (The Essential Doggy Guide, Cassie Bella Pawthor Club)

December Handmade Market, Launceston

  • Who: Niche Market Bazaar
  • What: A top end, bespoke makers’ market held twice a year
  • When: Successful stall holders for the next market (December 6) have just been contacted
  • Where: Albert Hall (across the road from Launceston City Park)
  • How:  20% of stallholder sale proceeds are donated to St Giles Society. In 2014, over 500 applications were received with only 50 spots up for grabs per market, showcasing only the niche of Tasmanian design!
Notices - Niche Christmas Market

Launceston: Niche Market Bazaar, December 6

Footy Themed Necklaces

  • Who: Spotted Giraffe Jewellery
  • What: Show your support in necklaces made in AFL team colours
  • When: North v Swans available this weekend for example, others by request
  • Where: See the online store for Spotted Giraffe Jewellery
  • How: Special footy finals prices of $35, message Sarah Humphreys for more
Notices - Footy Necklaces

Spotted Giraffe Jewellery: show your true colours

Christmas Decorations

Notices - Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations from Seaside Expressions Jewellery

Baby Tasmanian Devils Arrive!

  • Who: Tasmanian Softies
  • What: The latest addition the the Tasmanian Softies collection
  • When: Launch was announced to celebrate springtime in Tasmania
  • Where: Order via the Tasmanian Softies Facebook Page
  • How: Purchase one baby devil for $15.00; two for $25.00 and four for $50.00
Notices - Baby Tasmanian Devils

Welcome baby devils to Tasmanian Softies

Cradle Coast Tours to Queenstown Heritage & Arts Festival

Notices - Queenstown

Queenstown, Tasmania’s West Coast (photo by Carol Haberle)

Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night Fundraiser

  • Who: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • What: get up close and personal with some of the wonderful nocturnal animals at the Sanctuary whilst also supporting the Leukaemia Foundation. There will be a bbq, face painting, animal interactions, a raffle and lots of fun! Of course there will also be a Light the Night lantern procession around the Sanctuary to help raise money to find a cure for blood cancers. There is a choice of three different coloured lanterns, each one representing your connection to blood cancer – Blue to show support, Gold to remember a loved one and White to represent your journey with blood cancer. All money made on the night will be going to the Leukaemia Foundation and will help fund research into a much needed cure.
  • When: Saturday 13th September 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, 593 Briggs Road, Brighton (Hobart)
  • How: Adults $20 (includes Lantern), Children under 16 FREE!! Extra Lanterns $5 each. You can sign up in advance and pay for your entry online at the Light the Night website or pay cash on the night.
Notices - Bonorong Light the Night Fundraiser

Hobart Waterfront by Carol Haberle (who lost her battle with Leukaemia)

Carers Therapeutic Course

  • Who: Carers Tasmania
  • What: A free 4 week therapeutic course for carers: “Managing Emotions Leading to Frustration and Anger”
  • When: Commencing Wednesday 3 September
  • Where: Hobart
  • How: Over four weekly sessions of two hours each, this course explores the importance of appropriately managing emotions that if suppressed, can lead to anger and inappropriate communication and behaviours. The sessions focus on improving relationships with others by providing practical strategies for positive change and self-growth. To register, please call Carers Tasmania on 1800 242 636
Notices - Carers Tasmania Course

Carers Tasmania Therapeutic Course, Hobart

Virgin Australia Partnership

  • Who: Tasmanian Land Conservancy
  • What:Virgin Australia customers will have the option to neutralise the emissions of their flights by directly supporting the reserves and ultimately the future protection of Tasmania’s unique plants and animals
  • When: The partnership between Virgin Australia and Tasmanian Land Conservancy was announced earlier this year
  • Where: Virgin Australia’s Carbon Offset Program, Fly Carbon Neutral is a voluntary option for all domestic and international customers, which involves paying a small fee in the online booking process.
  • How: Visit the Virgin Australia website for all details of the new partnership
Notices - Virgin and Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Virgin partnership with Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Breakfast: Insight into Breast Cancer Research

  • Who: Judi Adams, Hobart Volunteer Committee, NBCF
  • What: 2014 Hobart Research Update
  • When: Thursday, 4 September 2014: 7:30-9:00am
  • Where: Doctor Syntax Hotel, 139 Sandy Bay Road
  • How: RSVP now for the free National Breast Cancer Foundation Research Update on 4 September by email to Jennifer Henwood
Notices - NBCF Research

2014 Hobart Research Update, NBCF

Looking for a New Addition to Your Family?

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: There have been many additions to the adoption rows at the Risdon Vale home. There are currently twelve small dogs in the first row, with the bigger dogs’ rows having only three empty pens.
  • When: With the weather being so kind lately, the dogs would love it if you came out to see them over the coming days
  • Where: Visit 101 Scotts Road, Risdon (phone 6243 5177)
  • How: Follow the Facebook page or see the Dogs Homes of Tasmania website for more information
Notices - Dogs Homes of Tasmania

Dogs of all shapes and sizes waiting for adoption

Competition: Win a Handmade Silver Necklace

  • Who: Sarah Humphreys of Spotted Giraffe Jewellery
  • What: Approximately 54cm long, the prize necklace has been handmade with silver Chinese silk thread, semi-precious hematite beads in two shades of silver with acrylic rhombus beads
  • When: Competition is open now, and closes 15 September 2014
  • Where: See Spotted Giraffe Jewellery competition article for prize details and entry
  • How: Online entry open to all Think Tasmania email newsletter subscribers
Spotted Giraffe Jewellery - Silver Necklace

Prize silver necklace from Spotted Giraffe Jewellery

Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research

  • Who: Judi Adams, Hobart Volunteer Committee, NBCF
  • What: Fundraiser for Tasmanian branch of the National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • When: Saturday 11 October, 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Where: Parliament House Lawns, Hobart (free entry for public)
  • How: Contact Rob Belbin on 0408 314 309 for vehicle entry details
Notices - Take Your Tops Off

Take Your Tops Off in Hobart for Breast Cancer Research

Annual Woodcraft Exhibition

  • Who: North West Woodcraft Guild Inc (phone 6425 7119)
  • What: Annual Exhibition, held in October each year
  • When: Saturday 11 October and Sunday 12 October
  • Where: 109 Reibey Street, Ulverstone Tasmania
  • How: Come along and see all the different types of woodwork on display and for sale together, with working demonstrations throughout the two days
Notices - North West Woodcraft Guild Exhibition

North West Woodcraft Guild Inc Exhibition & Sale, October 2014

New Photography Book: Back Roads of Tasmania

  • Who: Dan Fellow of Tasmania Photos
  • What: A collection of images of the Australian island state of Tasmania by professional photographer Dan Fellow
  • When: Dan is busy adding the final touches to his new book right now
  • Where: View Back Roads of Tasmania online via laptop or desktop PC (not mobile devices as yet)
  • How: Follow Tasmania Photos on Facebook for more information about the book’s launch
Notices - Back Roads of Tasmania Book

Dan Fellow shares photos from the back roads of Tasmania

Join a Discussion Group and Get Paid

  • Who: Stable Research
  • What: Seeking males and females 35-54yrs in Hobart for Market Research Focus Group Discussions. Each person participating will receive $80 cash
  • When: Evening of Tuesday 5th August (will run for 2 hours)
  • Where:  Moonah (Hobart)
  • How: Please call the Stable Research office on 1300 782 253 and ask for Megan or register your interest online.
Notices - Stable Research

Earn $80 cash for a group discussion with Stable Research

WIN a Three Pack of Wine

  • Who: Blue Penguin Wines
  • What: Competition to win a trio-pack of boutique Tasmanian wine
  • When: Enter now, then share with your friends to receive bonus entries
  • Where: Online competition. Entry open to wine-lovers over 18 years of age
  • How: Like the Blue Penguin Wines Facebook page, enter your details and go in the draw
Notices - Wine Competition

Win a three-pack, thanks to Blue Penguin Wines

Coffee and Computers

  • Who: I Hate My PC
  • What: Buy yourself a coffee and/or a snack and get free computer advice. Ask whatever you like in this casual and fun session.
  • When: 10:00 am, Thursday 31 July 2014
  • Where: The Naked Bike Cafe: 13 Church Street, Geeveston
  • How: RSVP via the Coffee and Computers event on Facebook or call David Moore 0410 318 325
Notices- Computer Session

Coffee and Computers with I Hate My PC

Visit the Snow During Winter in Tasmania

  • Who: Waterfalls Cafe Mt Field National Park
  • What: Snow has been falling at Mt Field recently, and will (hopefully!) come and go from now on
  • When: Winter is the best time to visit for a chance to see snow. Grab a toboggan from the cafe to intensify the fun!
  • Where: See the Waterfalls Cafe, Mt Field National Park Facebook page for regular updates on conditions and of course, the menu
  • How: Visit Greg and Rachel Power in the Derwent Valley region via New Norfolk, about 45 minutes’ drive from Hobart
Notices - Waterfalls Cafe Snow

Snow in Tasmania (photo by Waterfalls Cafe Mt Field National Park)

See Tasmania as a Guest… Not Just a Tourist

  • Who: Judy from Eye See Personalised Tours
  • What: Personalised guided tours of Tasmania
  • When: Available for bookings
  • Where: Based in Hobart, but touring Tasmania-wide… call Judy on 0409 487 559
  • How: Follow Eye See Personalised Tours on Facebook or visit the website for more details
Tassie Experience - Judy Livingston

Judy Livingston with part of the Eye See tour vehicles fleet

Clubs, Groups and Associations: Smart Phone App

Notices - Taroona Bowls Club

Taroona Bowls Club

Competition: Tassie Devils Pack

  • Who: Tasmanian Softies
  • What: Win a gift pack donated by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal
  • When: Opportunity runs until the end of July 2014
  • Where: Enter via the Tasmanian Softies Facebook Page
  • How: Open to all owners of a Tasmanian Softie (and there are nearly 400 of you!). Just post a photo of your Tasmanian Softie on the Tasmanian Softies Facebook page; the winner will be drawn at the end of July.
Notices - Tasmanian Softies Competition

Tasmanian Softies and Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal Competition

Visit Tassie in Winter

  • Who: Uncover Tasmania Guided Tours (phone 0428 635 649)
  • What: Don’t hibernate just because it’s winter. Get out there and experience it. Tassie is beautiful this time of year. Travel with Michelle in warmth and comfort. While on a multi-day tour discover Tasmania’s gorgeous scenery, stay in delightful accommodation and dine at a number of Tasmania’s wonderful restaurants and cafes. Embrace winter and enjoy it.
  • When: There’s no time like the present… book now!
  • Where: Uncover Tasmania is based at Gunns Plains in the north west, but conduct Tasmania-wide tours.
  • How: Visit the Uncover Tasmania website for all details
Notices - Uncover Tasmania Winter

Uncover the beauty and splendour of a Tasmanian winter

High Tea for Love Your Sister

  • Who: Tasmanian artist Janelle McMillan, Fairies of Pink Hope
  • What: Fundraising for Breast Cancer in conjunction with the Love Your Sister Campaign
  • When: 10 August 2014
  • Where: Jo Jo’s Restaurant and Bar, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
  • How: For further information, please contact Janelle McMillan via email.
Notices - Love Your Sister

Hobart artist Janelle McMillan, fundraising for NBCF

Be Happy! Book a Family Photo Shoot

  • Who: Anelda Lotter Photography (phone 0459 19 2091)
  • What: Create professional photographic memories to last a lifetime
  • When: Contact Anelda now, and book your photo shoot
  • Where: In studio or on location, Hobart and surrounds
  • How: Contact Anelda to discuss your requirements
Notices - Anelda Lotter Photography

Anelda Lotter Photography, inspiring happiness

Tastings on Board Spirit of Tasmania

  • Who: Blue Penguin Wines
  • What: Tastings of premium, limited-batch Tasmanian cool-climate wines for ferry passengers
  • When: Devonport to Melbourne: 5 Oct, 4 and 23 Nov ~ Melbourne to Devonport: 8 Oct, 7 and 26 Nov
  • Where: If you miss out during the Bass Strait crossings, visit the cellar door at 10 Revell Lane, Penguin
  • How: You can also order wine via the Blue Penguin Wines website
Notices - Blue Penguin Wines, Spirit of Tasmania

Blue Penguin Wines aboard Spirit of Tasmania passenger ferries

New Staff Member Joins the Team

  • Who: Advance Removals
  • What: We extend a welcome to Mick Steen
  • When: Joining the team soon with great systematisation and industry management experience
  • Where: Australia-wide service by trusted removals brokers
  • How: Call Mick on 1300 263 668 for dry humour and first class customer service!
Notices - Advance Removals

Let Mick from Advance Removals arrange your move to Tasmania

Launceston Mitsubishi Think Pink Cup – Young Racegoers Bar

  • Who: Judi Adams, Hobart Volunteer Committee, NBCF
  • What: Fundraiser for Tasmanian branch of the National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • When: Saturday 19 July
  • Where: Colours Room at the TOTE Racing Centre
  • How: Buy tickets for $35 – for more information visit the Tasmanian Turf Club website
Notices - Young Racegoers Bar

Young Racegoers Bar, Think Pink Cup (NBCF)

Photography Competition

  • Who: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
  • What: RED is the colour of The Old Woolstore after dark in support of Dark Mofo. The Macquarie Street entrance has been lit-up and they want to see who can capture the mood… creativity helps! They are going to post the best five photos (taken by YOU) on Monday 23rd June and the most liked will win a bottle of delectable Joseph Chromy Pinot Noir.
  • When: The best five photos will be posted via Facebook on Monday 23 June; winner will be announced on Thursday 26 June
  • Where: The entrance to The Old Woolstore (1 Macquarie Street, Hobart)
  • How: Get snapping and flick your photo to The Old Woolstore by email
Notices Woolstore Red Competition

Win red wine by snapping The Old Woolstore during Dark MOFO

Specialised Day Trips and Tours

  • Who: Howard Smith, Cradle Coast Tours (phone 0407 335 925)
  • What: Special rewards for booking a 3-day tour online
  • When: Book now or email Cradle Coast Tours for details
  • Where: Specialising in tours of North West Tasmania
  • How: Visit and browse the Cradle Coast Tours website
Notices - Cradle Coast Tours

Cradle Coast Tours website

Memoriam by Amelia Rowe

  • Who: Clarence City Council in conjunction with Dark MOFO
  • What: An exhibition of works by Tasmanian artist, Amelia Rowe
  • When: June 6-29: gallery opening hours (Tue-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 12-4)
  • Where: The Barn, Rosny Farm, Rosny Hill Road
  • How: Call (03) 6245 8740 for details, or follow Clarence Events on Facebook
Notices - Memoriam by Amelia Rowe

Memoriam, an exhibition by Amelia Rowe at The Barn, Rosny Farm

Stockmans Restaurant

  • Who: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
  • What: Hobart’s best kept secret, Stockmans Restaurant is located on the ground floor of The Old Woolstore. The restaurant offers stylish and contemporary dining.
  • When: Open from 6.00pm to 9:30pm daily
  • Where: 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart
  • How: Bookings are essential; phone (03) 6235 5355 to make a reservation.
Notices - Stockmans Restaurant

Stockmans Restaurant, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart

Dogs’ Homes 2015 Calendar Competition

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: photos of dogs and puppies adopted from the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania to comprise the 2015 fundraising calendar. The sender of the photo chosen for the cover will win a watercolor pet portrait of their dog by artist David Bishop.
  • When: Submissions close 20 June 2014
  • Where: Visit the Dogs Homes of Tasmania website
  • How:  Download the entry form via the fundraising page
Notices - Dogs Home Calendar

Dogs Homes of Tasmania calendar competition

Carers Tasmania Community Achievement Awards

  • Who: Susie at Carers Tasmania phone (03) 6231 5507
  • What: Nominations for the Carer Friendly Workplace Award 2014
  • When: Open now, until Wednesday 20 August
  • Where: Register your nomination online at Awards Australia
  • How: Recognise an employer who supports carers amongst their staff; an employer who cares about carers in the workplace
Notices - Carers Tasmania Awards

Carers Tasmania Community Achievement Awards

Wildlife Photography with Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania

  • Who: Roy and Coreena Vieth (phone 0418 745 427 or 0417 599 283)
  • What: An exciting new range of tour experiences featuring photography tuition at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • When: Book a date online, subject to availability
  • Where: Complimentary transfers from Hobart CBD available by arrangement to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary at 593 Briggs Road, Brighton
  • How: Visit the Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania website to book a tour
Notices - Shutterbug Walkabouts to Bonorong

Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania now visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Trivia Night

Adopt a Furry Family Member

  • Who: Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
  • What: Beautiful dogs, ready and waiting for adoption into their forever homes
  • When: Available now at the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania sites in Risdon, Stowport and Spreyton
  • Where: Follow the Dog’s Homes of Tasmania Facebook Page for details of new adoptees
  • How: Visit the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania website for more information
Notices - Dogs' Homes of Tasmania

Find your best friend at the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania

The Big Punchbowl

  • Who: Tasmanian Land Conservancy. Contact Phill Roach (Community Engagement Officer) on 0438 826 606
  • What: The TLC has launched a new campaign to protect The Big Punchbowl, an amazing series of wetlands
  • When: Right now… you can find out more about this important habitat for threatened species like the gorgeous New Holland Mouse and the fabulous flame robin
  • Where: The Big Punchbowl is located on the Freycinet Coast of Tasmania
  • How: Visit the TLC website for The Big Punchbowl
Notices - The Big Punchbowl

The Big Punchbowl, wetlands on the Freycinet Coast, Tasmania

Plan Your Visit to Festivale 2015… Now!

  • Who: Festivale: annual award-winning Tasmanian food and wine Festival in Launceston
  • What: One of Tasmania’s premier summer events, Festivale is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment
  • When: Second weekend of February 2015
  • Where: Launceston City Park
  • How: Follow Festivale on Facebook for all the details, including stallholder applications (to open in June 2014)
Notices - Festivale 2015 Planning

Beer, oysters and the Festivale 2014 program… great for starters!

Wanted: Modern Day Pioneer for Tourism in Waratah

  • Who: Waratah-Wynyard Council
  • What: Individual, consortium or community group required to transform Waratah’s tourism potential into reality
  • When: Submissions close 23 June 2014
  • Where: Waratah is located in the north-west coast region of Tasmania
  • How: Download the Proposal from the Waratah-Wynyard Council website
Waratah-Wynyard Council - Pioneer Wanted

Wanted: Modern Day Tourism Pioneer for the Waratah-Wynyard Council

Exciting News from Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania

  • Who: Roy and Coreena Vieth (phone 0418 745 427 or 0417 599 283)
  • What: The business has been included in the “Natural Australia” app featuring 16 natural icons of Australia and around 200 nature-based products & experiences to enjoy
  • When: Available  now
  • Where: download to your iPad
  • How: Follow Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania on Facebook for more updates
Notices - Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania

Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania, featured in Natural Australia app

Winter in Tasmania Photography Competition

  • Who: Greg and Rachel Power, Waterfalls Cafe Mt Field National Park
  • What: “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway” themed photography competition
  • When: Open now until 15 June 2014
  • Where: See the Waterfalls Cafe, Mt Field National Park Facebook page for all details, terms and conditions
  • How: Email a photo showcasing your enjoyment of Tasmanian winter to Waterfalls Cafe, and describe in 50 words or less why the cold doesn’t bother you.
Notices - Waterfalls Cafe Competition

Competition: Waterfalls Cafe Mt Field National Park

New Ambassador for Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Who: George Bailey, the captain of the Australian Twenty20 cricket team
  • What: Ambassador for Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, to help build our Wildlife Hospital and raise the profile of other conservation projects
  • When: George will be working with Bonorong over the coming years
  • Where: Keep an eye on ‘stump cam’ when George is batting. He will be proudly displaying a Bonorong sticker on his bat for literally millions of viewers to see!!
  • How: Raising awareness to greatly benefit wildlife in many ways around Tasmania
Notices - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Greg Irons with George Bailey, showing the Bonorong cricket bat

Dinner Invitation

  • Who: David Collins Leukaemia Foundation of Tasmania
  • What: Annual Dinner
  • When: Wednesday June 25 at 7:00pm
  • Where: Lindisfarne Rowing Club
  • How: Book by phone with Graeme Petterd 0409 289 238
Notices - Leukaemia Foundation Dinner

David Collins Leukaemia Foundation Annual Dinner

Look Out for “Our” Buses in Southern Tasmania

  • Who: Susie at Carers Tasmania phone (03) 6231 5507
  • What: New advertisements on the back of Metro buses
  • When: They’re on the go right now!
  • Where: Southern Tasmania
  • How: Snap a photo and share with Carers Tasmania on Facebook. They’d love to know where they’ve been seen.
Notices - Carers Tasmania

Carers Tasmania, supporting 73,800 carers in Tasmania

Scarf Pins, Perfect for Mothers’ Day

Notices - Scarf Pin

Scarf Pin by Seaside Expressions Jewellery

Gourmet Food, Beverage and Produce Tours

  • Who: Sally from Herbaceous Tours (phone 0416 970 699)
  • What: New-and-improved website update, after a busy, busy summer season
  • When: It’s live now – go take a look!
  • Where: Herbaceous Tours is based in Hobart Tasmania
  • How: Check Herbaceous Tours online for details
Notices - Weston Farm

Visit Weston Farm with Herbaceous Tours

Wedding Photography

Notices - Wedding Photography

Weddings now captured by Espectra Photograpy and Design

Competition to Win a Tasmanian Devil

  • Who: Tasmanian Softies
  • What: Tassie Devil Softie Give-away
  • When: From now until he is found
  • Where: He can be found at a Tasmanian town in a local business window
  • How: find the photo clues on the Tasmanian Softies Facebook page, show this notice or the Facebook competition status (by phone or printed copy) to the owner of the business and he’s all yours. Happy hunting!
Notices - Tasmanian Softies Competition

Win a Tassie Devil from Tasmanian Softies

New Website, Online Sales

  • Who: Blue Penguin Wines
  • What: Tasmanian makers of micro-boutique, cool-climate wines
  • When: Available for purchase now!
  • Where: Visit the cellar door at 10 Revell Lane, Penguin, Tasmania 7316
  • How: Visit Blue Penguin Wines online for wine sales
Notices - Blue Penguin Wines

Blue Penguin Wines have launched a new website with online sales

Think Pink Cup 2014

  • Who: Judi Adams, Hobart Volunteer Committee, NBCF
  • What: 2 course luncheon with bubbles, $60/head
  • Where: Tasmanian Turf Club, Launceston
  • How: Book early by phoning Kathy on (03) 6326 1070
Notices - Think Pink Cup

Think Pink Cup, National Breast Cancer Foundation

Easter Special

  • Who: Sweet-As Rock Candy
  • What: buy 3 boxes (including at least 1 box of peppermint) and receive a box of lolly scramble FREE
  • When: Available from now until Easter Monday
  • Where: Offer available from the online shop
  • How: Visit the Sweet-As Candy Shop website and place your order
Notices - Sweet-As

Special deal from Sweet-As for Easter

2015 Breast Cancer Calendar

  • Who: Janelle McMillan, Fairies of Pink Hope
  • What: Proceeds from calendar sales will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • When: Available from 11 May 2014
  • Where: NBCF tent at the Mother’s Day Classic in Hobart
  • How: Purchase calendars for $10 each
Notices - NBCF Calendar

2015 Calendars, fundraising for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Launceston and East Coast 5-day Tour

  • Who: Uncover Tasmania Guided Tours (phone 0428 635 649)
  • What: Pickup/return from accommodation in Launceston or other locations by arrangement.
  • When: Bookings by arrangement
  • Where: From Tasmania’s north to the east coast and back again
  • How: Visit the website for all details
Notices - Uncover Tasmania

Uncover Tasmania: Bay of Fires, by Michelle Kneipp Pegler

Fundraising and Community Support

Notices - Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal

Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal (photo by Dan Fellow)

Hobart Mother’s Day Classic

Notices - Mother's Day Classic

Mother’s Day Classic, National Breast Cancer Foundation

Playing Cards

  • Who: I Hate My PC
  • What: Deck of cards, unique and customised
  • When: Available now
  • Where: Purchase online for $24-50
  • How: Visit the CafePress website
Notices - I Hate My PC

Available now: I Hate My PC playing cards

The Niche Market Bazaar

  • Who: St Giles Society
  • What: Top-end bespoke makers’ market
  • When: 12 April 2014 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
  • Where: Albert Hall, Launceston
  • How: Follow the Niche Market on Facebook
Notices - Niche Market

Niche Market, Albert Hall Launceston – April 12

Four-Course Degustation Dinner

  • Who: Cafe owners Greg and Rachel Power
  • What: Fagus Festival dinner cooked by Ben Milbourne
  • When: 25-26 April 2014
  • Where: Waterfalls Cafe, Mt Field National Park
  • How: Reserve $99 tickets by phone (03) 6288 1526
Notices - Waterfalls Cafe

Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park (photo by Dan Fellow)

Deception: A Night of Unique Illusions by Bodane Hatten

Deception - Hobart

Deception – The Playhouse Theatre for NBCF

The Essential Doggy Guide Competition

  • Who: The Cassie Bella Pawthor Club
  • What: A guide for dog-friendly travel to the Heritage Highway
  • When: Competition open now, closes 30 April 2014
  • Where: Enter online here to win The Essential Doggy Guide
  • How: Leave your name in the comments section of the competition article
Doggy Guide - Essential

The Essential Doggy Guide, Heritage Highway Tasmania

Annual Fundraising and Community Support

Notices - Dogs' Homes of Tasmania

Dogs Homes of Tasmania (Hobart location)

Club Members Phone App

Notices - Club Members App

Members of the Hobart Doll Club would benefit from a phone app!

Devil Island Series

Notices - Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal

Devil Island series now available on DVD


Notices - Espectra Photography and Design

‘Farm-o-rama’ Sunrise over the farm at Blessington (photo by Jackie Cox)

Heritage Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

  • Who: Ormiston House
  • What: Heritage Federation Bed and Breakfast Property
  • When: Available for bookings online at the Ormiston House website
  • Where: Strahan, Tasmania’s West Coast
  • How: Phone (03) 6471 7077
Notices - Ormiston House Strahan

Ormiston House bed and breakfast accommodation, Strahan Tasmania

Focus on Franklin Festival

  • Who: David Moore from I Hate My PC
  • What: Bi-annual town festival, retro-themed this year
  • When: 29-30 March 2014
  • Where: Franklin, 45kms south of Hobart
  • How: Follow Focus on Franklin on Facebook
Notices - Focus on Franklin

A picture-perfect day in Franklin by the Huon River

Video Launch About Our Business

  • Who: Advance Removals
  • What: Marketing video
  • When: View it right now!
  • Where: Online
  • How: Click the link below to view
Notices - Advance Removals

Think Tasmania Notices – Advance Removals

Think Pink Cup 2014

  • Who: Judi Adams, Hobart Volunteer Committee, NBCF
  • What: 2 course luncheon with bubbles, $60/head
  • When: Sunday 20 July
  • Where: Tasmanian Turf Club, Launceston
  • How: Book early by phoning Kathy on (03) 6326 1070
Notices - Think Pink Cup

Horse racing in Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

Hobart’s Hidden Pantry Tours

  • Who: Sally from Herbaceous Tours (phone 0416 970 699)
  • What: There are many food producers hidden away in areas that many visitors don’t go to. By participating in an Herbaceous Tour you will discover a whole new world of food production in Tasmania.
  • When: On demand
  • Where: Hobart
  • How: Check Herbaceous Tours online for details
Notices - Herbaceous Tours

Discover Hobart’s Hidden Pantries with Herbaceous Tours

Shutterbug Walkabouts Photography Tours

  • Who: Roy and Coreena Vieth (phone 0418 745 427 or 0417 599 283)
  • What: Colours of sunset from the east coast of Tasmania
  • When: This is what we experienced last week – what will it be like next time? Be sure to have your camera ready because the light and conditions can change on any day.
  • Where: Mt Amos in Freycinet National Park
  • How: Follow Shutterbug Walkabouts Tasmania on Facebook
Notices - Shutterbug Walkabouts

Colours of Sunset (photo by Roy Vieth, Shutterbug Walkabouts)

Renovation Completed

  • Who: Freycinet Sanctuary
  • What: Self-contained accommodation in Coles Bay
  • When: Available for bookings from now!
  • Where: 9 Esplanade East, Coles Bay Tasmania 7215
  • How: Follow Freycinet Sanctuary on Facebook and book here.
Notices - Freycinet Sanctuary

Freycinet Sanctuary in Coles Bay, East Coast Tasmania

Please Follow Eye See on Facebook

Notices - Eye See Personalised Tours

Judy from Eye See Personalised Tours

Hobart Mother’s Day Classic

  • Who: Judi Adams, Hobart Volunteer Committee, NBDF (phone 0415 294 610)
  • What: 4km/8km run or 4km walk. A fun morning of exercise with entertainment and activities for all ages. It can be a leisurely stroll and chat, or a run that becomes your PB. Suitable for all fitness levels. Men, women and children are welcome to join in. Families, Corporate Teams, School and Tertiary Teams, Individuals, and Volunteers
  • When: 11 May 2014
  • Where: Hobart Domain Athletics Centre
  • How: Register online at and find details of fundraising
Notices - NBCF

Mothers Day Classic for Breast Cancer (photo: Janelle McMillan)

Carers Tasmania Entertainment Book

  • Who: Susie at Carers Tasmania phone (03) 6231 5507
  • What: Our fundraising AND your opportunity to save
  • When: Available from mid April, book or digital options
  • Where: Online
  • How: Order NOW for bonus vouchers at Entertainment Book

Easter Showcase

Notices - Seaside Expressions

Seaside Expressions Jewellery by Donna Griggs

Shopping Bag Reminder Phone App

Notices - Shopping Bag Reminder App

Shopping bags in Tasmania – click image for more details

Tasmanian Softies Competition

  • Who: Angela Wilson by phone 0434 376 682
  • What: Win your very own Tasmanian Softie
  • When: Draw closes 31 March 2014
  • Where: Anywhere!
  • How: to enter, share a photo of your town on the Tasmanian Softies Facebook page.
Notices - Tasmanian Softies

These Tassie Devils help the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Photography on Canvas

  • Who: Anelda Lotter Photography (phone 0459 19 2091)
  • What: Once-off digital images for sale, custom-size canvas
  • When: Now!
  • Where: see the collection via Facebook album
  • How: Contact Anelda to place an order
Notices - Anelda Lotter Photography

Images for sale by Anelda Lotter Photography

Sweet-As at Festivale

  • Who: George and Sharon by email or phone 0429 161 220
  • What: We’ll be Rocking the Candy Caravan
  • When: 7-8-9 February 2014
  • Where: Launceston City Park
  • How: find us at Festivale for samples and sales of rock candy
Notices - Sweet-As

Look for the Sweet-As rock candy truck at a festival near you!

Discover Strahan Phone App

Notices - Discover Strahan

Discover Strahan Phone App

Digital Jigsaw Puzzles

  • Who: Dan Fellow
  • What: Stunning images from the Tasmania Photos collection as jigsaw puzzles on a CD
  • When: Any time you like!
  • Where: Order online from Tasmania Photos
  • How: Follow Tasmania Photos on Facebook
Notices - Tasmania Photos

Digital puzzles by Dan Fellow feature images of Tasmanian wildlife

Win Tickets to Festivale

  • Who: Festivale competition
  • What: Enter now, online at Think Tasmania to win tickets to Tasmania’s premier Food and Wine Festival
  • When: 7-8-9 February 2014
  • Where: Launceston City Park
  • How: Follow Festivale on Facebook for more details
Notices - Festivale

Celebrate in style… win Festivale tickets!

Vale of Belvoir Field Day

  • Who: Tasmanian Land Conservancy
  • What: An open day to showcase threatened wildflowers in their full summer splendour, including guided walks.
  • When: 8 February 2014
  • Where: Vale of Belvoir, north west Tasmania
  • How: contact Phill Roach (Community Engagement Officer) on 0438 826 606.
Notices - Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Vale of Belvoir Field Day, Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Moods of the Leven Day Tour

  • Who: Michelle from Uncover Tasmania Guided Tours
  • What: Moods of the Leven is a day tour and runs all year. Tour departs from Devonport, Burnie, Ulverstone, Launceston or other locations by arrangement.
  • When: Book now on 0428 635 649
  • Where: Wings Wildlife Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Kaydale Lodge, Leven Canyon
  • How: Uncover Tasmania on Facebook
Notices - Uncover Tasmania Guided Tours

Kaydale Lodge Gardens – Moods of the Leven Day Tour (photo by Michelle)

Tasmania’s West Coast on Facebook

  • Who: Carolyn Nissen by email or phone (03) 6471 7077
  • What: Sharing all things good about the Western Wilderness region of Tasmania via social media. Please join us and share the page with your friends too!
  • When: Now!
  • Where: Anywhere!
  • How: Follow us on Facebook… Tasmania’s West Coast
Notices - West Coast

Mt. Owen, west coast Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

Adaptive Software Solutions for You

  • Who: Gavin Horne by email or phone 0417 686 787
  • What: Dynamic tailor-made software solutions
  • When: Now!
  • Where: Anywhere!
  • How: We can help your business thrive by developing high-quality, easy to use, purpose-built business applications for mobiles, the cloud, web or the desktop.

Ceramics Exhibition

  • Who: Janet Walmsley by email
  • What: Exhibition at TAFE
  • When: 15-21 November 2013
  • Where: Hunter Street, Hobart
  • How: See my exhibits ~ Lion and Zebra
Notices - Janet Walmsley Cermanics

Ceramic animals made in Tasmania by Janet Walmsley

A Devil’s Day at the Creek

  • Who: Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal
  • What: Jon English, Peter Cupples, Dwayne Everettsmith in Concert
  • When: 4 November 2013
  • Where: Mole Creek Hotel
  • How: Buy Tickets at Mole Creek Hotel or at the Gate
Notices - Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal

Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal

If you like this article about Tasmania, and you’d like to read more, just subscribe to our newsletter or join us on social media via FacebookTwitterPinterest or Instagram. If you really like this article, and you want others to see it, you can choose one of the “share” options below. We’d love that!

Comments relevant to this article are always most welcome, just leave a reply below. But first… please confirm the date of this article. Have you found something current, or is this ancient information? Either way, thanks for your company and come back again soon.