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World Heritage Cruises
AFTER 113 years of cruising the Gordon
River and Macquarie Harbour the Grining
family of Strahan, on the beautiful and rugged
West Coast of Tasmania, have seen it all.
From the hardy piners who ventured into the
depths of the remote rainforests and rivers to
fell and float out the massive 2000-year-old
huon pines during the latter years of the 19th
century to the 180,000 or so tourists who flock
to the town to view a landscape that has
weathered the sands of time to remain
pristine and magnificent as if it had been
placed in a time capsule thousands upon
thousands of years ago.
Today, just as in 1896 when the Grining's first
boat the Eagle plied the tranquil and dark
waters of the Gordon River, we see the new
''state-of-the-art'' Eagle going where its
predecessor once sailed. And today, just as in
the early days, the hospitality and friendliness
remains, five generations on.
More than 100 years have passed since those
early pioneering days and today the new
Eagle is gracious, streamlined, quiet and as
eco-friendly as boats are made.
Quiet, powerful engines push this 35-metre
high speed catamaran through the water as
passengers enjoy a sumptuous buffet as they
take in the sights and visit Hell's Gates, fish
farms and walks on Sarah Island and
Heritage Landing on the Gordon River.
Cruising in a remote wilderness on the Eagle
is as good as it gets.
Talk to animals
Up close and personal
Zoodoo Wildlife Park is a hands-on wildlife park 6 kilometres from the
historic township of Richmond, about 20 minutes from Hobart.
Visitors are able to get up-close and personal with a variety of
friendly animals such as the roaming kangaroos and wallabies in the
large Australian Native Park.
Zoodoo has an indoor animal nursery displaying the young animals
of the park. There are also many chances for interaction with these
animals as this is where they familiarise themselves with people.
A highlight of the park for most is the Safari Bus, which takes
visitors on a tour of the property.
Zoodoo has a range of exotic animals with camels, ostriches, three
monkey species, tigers and lions.
There is a cafe and souvenier shop onsite, as well as barbecue
and picnic facilities. Admission to the wheelchair friendly park
includes access to all activities and attractions.
MORE: Visit www.zoodoo.com.au
TASTE the Harvest, at
Devonport, is celebrating its
11th anniversary on
Sunday, March 7.
Catering for a wide variety
of tastes this is a day that
highlights food and wine
from the local market.
Entertainment will include
rock and roll, jazz, country
and folk music, a pleasant
background for patrons as
they indulge in dishes of
seafood, beef and lamb.
And don't forget the
especially those that include
Tasty Tasmanian wines,
beers, cheeses and quality
coffee can accompany all
the gourmet foods.
For those with children
there is plenty of fun for
them to be had on the
jumping castle or they can
have their faces painted.
Held on Devonport's
foreshore, Taste the
Harvest is a fabulous day
out for visitors and locals
Hobart 's Salamanca Inn is the 'Ideal Location' situated on the
door step of the famous Salamanca Market, only minutes' walk
to the CBD and a chance to indulge in the historical ambience
of Salamanca's food, wine and arts mecca.
Contact our friendly and professional team for
your reser vation.
FREE CALL 1800 030 944
w w w.salamancainn.com.au
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