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13 bloomin' good experiences - how to flourish in the North this Spring!

  • Apricus Launceston and Old Macs Caravan and Motorhome Farm Stay offer the opportunity to take a nature walk, feed the farm animals, grab a bite at the café, and take in the hillside scenery. Be sure to pack the tent or bring the van as you can even stay a night or two!
  • A world heritage listed farm village, Brickendon, is a wonderful place for the whole family to explore. Rich in history, discover the story of the Archer family and get up close and personal with the friendly sheep, horses, goats, chickens and even a pig named Aggie!
  • Yimarra Farm – baby alpacas – need we say more! Cute, cuddly and oh so fun to feed. Visit to view the animals in action, be tempted by the Tasmanian wares at the gift shop, and munch on the edible flowers created from the garden surrounding the property.
  • Harvest Community Farmer’s Market – Indulge in the freshest produce of the season, chat to the friendly producers and grab a coffee hit to go.
  • Farm Gate Festival. Celebrating it’s 4th year, producers and farmers open up their farm gates and welcome you to their properties in the Tamar Valley. Taste, go behind the scenes and hear first hand from the growers themselves how they’ve had a part to play in the Tasmanian food story.

Main image courtesy of Jacob Collings of LUSY Productions.

Muddy Creek Apples 24 by Lusy Productions
  • Open a conversation – take a drive and call in to one of the many vineyards that form the Tamar Valley Wine Route. While you’re at it, check out the new cellar door at Stoney Rise for a tasting and some delectable share plates.
  • Take some time to just be. Watch the boats roll in by the seaside at Beauty Point or beneath the Low Head lighthouse.
  • There's no better time to picnic. For spectacular scenery and peaceful surroundings, gather lakeside at Huntsman’s Lake Picnic Area, a great place to stop to or from one of the nearby short walks. Cataract Gorge Reserve – consider the Fairy Dell for a private gathering, or First Basin for a picnic paired with people watching. Alternatively, sit under the willows and cherry blossom trees in Deloraine on the banks of the river. You never know, you might even spot a platypus!
  • Launceston’s City Park, located in the heart of the CBD is home to a conservatory, sprawling gardens, and the resident Japanese Macaques monkeys.
Harvest Launceston Farmers Market Chris Crerar2
  • Heritage estates and gardens go hand in hand – head to Woolmer’s Estate for a self-guided tour of the grounds, gardens and outbuildings. In November you will likely see the National Rose Garden come in to bloom.
  • Entally House encompasses grand, parklike surroundings with plenty of history to ponder as you wander. Franklin and Clarendon House are other prestigious properties with signature gardens to match.
  • Bridport Wildflower Reserve - wander through the 50 hectare natural reserve with the wildflower reserve being an extra special place to take a walk during Spring, boasting an impressive display of heath flowers.
  • Meet some friendly northern locals at Trowunna Wildlife Park, see the penguins migrate from the shore to their burrows with Low Head Penguin Tours , and at Big 4 Kelso Sands Holiday & Native Wildlife Park take a night and keep watch for wombats, potoroos, birdlife, wallabies, quolls and you may even spot the occasional seal basking in the sun.
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Due to ongoing changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend checking hours of operation and availability directly with providers prior to visiting.