Quirky Cottage Guidebook

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Calum And Ness
Quirky Cottage Guidebook

Food scene

A selection of recommended food and beverage related establishments. Also google best cafes; best restaurants for a current selection of popular food venues in Launceston
Convenient 3-5min walk for groceries including a selection of butchery items.
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IGA X-Press Invermay
44 Invermay Rd
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Convenient 3-5min walk for groceries including a selection of butchery items.
Great selection of seasonal food items and provisions from a selection of providers/artisans and food. Saturday only from 8:30am.
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Harvest Market
71 Cimitiere St
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Great selection of seasonal food items and provisions from a selection of providers/artisans and food. Saturday only from 8:30am.
Cafe and great deli with selection of fruit and veggies too A little pricey but quality goods
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Alps & Amici
52 Abbott St
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Cafe and great deli with selection of fruit and veggies too A little pricey but quality goods
Great selection of reasonably priced fruit and vegetables and grocery/deli lines
Young's Vegie Shed
47 Boland St
Great selection of reasonably priced fruit and vegetables and grocery/deli lines
Great selection of Australian and Tasmanian wines and beers to try.
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9/11 Bottleshop Launceston City
17 Frederick St
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Great selection of Australian and Tasmanian wines and beers to try.
10 mins walk from cottage Great food in chic industrial setting just off Invermay Road
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Blue Cafe Bar
2-4 Invermay Road
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10 mins walk from cottage Great food in chic industrial setting just off Invermay Road
Convenient bakery five mins walk from Quirky Cottage.
Manubread
215 Invermay Rd
Convenient bakery five mins walk from Quirky Cottage.
Great reputation and just down the road on Invermay Road opposite UTAS Campus Invermay
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Me Wah Restaurant
39-41 Invermay Rd
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Great reputation and just down the road on Invermay Road opposite UTAS Campus Invermay
Great coffee and interesting warm setting for brekkie and lunch with good vegetarian orientated meals
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Sweetbrew
93 George St
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Great coffee and interesting warm setting for brekkie and lunch with good vegetarian orientated meals
Great coffee, bakery with Artisan Breads and nice light breakfasts Located opposite Princes Park on Elizabeth Street Launceston.
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Bread & Butter
70 Cimitiere St
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Great coffee, bakery with Artisan Breads and nice light breakfasts Located opposite Princes Park on Elizabeth Street Launceston.
Open plan setting with great vegetarian food that non vegetarians (us) also thoroughly enjoy. Great vegetable garden and old wall advertising. great coffee too
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Mad Apple Café
122 St John St
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Open plan setting with great vegetarian food that non vegetarians (us) also thoroughly enjoy. Great vegetable garden and old wall advertising. great coffee too
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Cuccina Cafe Restaurant
57 Frederick St
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Higher end with great views from window seating to Tamar River
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Stillwater
2 Bridge Rd
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Higher end with great views from window seating to Tamar River
Higher end restaurant but if you love steak/meat and oysters this is the place.
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The Black Cow
70 George St
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Higher end restaurant but if you love steak/meat and oysters this is the place.
Something different, higher end pricing nice setting across the road from park.
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Geronimo Aperitivo Bar & Restaurant
186 Charles St
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Something different, higher end pricing nice setting across the road from park.
Great views and reputedly Launceston’s best seafood restaurant
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Hallam's Waterfront
13 Park Street
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Great views and reputedly Launceston’s best seafood restaurant
Great selection of beers in dark atmospheric setting wines and burgers also available. Southern end of cbd.
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Saint John Craft Beer Bar
133 St John St
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Great selection of beers in dark atmospheric setting wines and burgers also available. Southern end of cbd.
Great atmosphere and food at historic Evandale and 5 mins from the airport. Check opening times as vary depending on time of year. Approx 40 min drive south east from Quirky Cottage. Located in beautiful Evandale
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Clarendon Arms Hotel
11 Russell St
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Great atmosphere and food at historic Evandale and 5 mins from the airport. Check opening times as vary depending on time of year. Approx 40 min drive south east from Quirky Cottage. Located in beautiful Evandale
A selection of restaurants and cafes Harbourside on Tamar River
Seaport Boulevard
Seaport Boulevard
A selection of restaurants and cafes Harbourside on Tamar River
In the restaurants words “A space to eat and drink from constantly evolving menus and lists, powered by a local community of diners, producers and backyard growers.” Great fresh look and tastes. Not cheap but food is well executed and local.
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Timbre kitchen
755 W Tamar Hwy
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In the restaurants words “A space to eat and drink from constantly evolving menus and lists, powered by a local community of diners, producers and backyard growers.” Great fresh look and tastes. Not cheap but food is well executed and local.

Sightseeing

Must see natural attraction with cafe and swimming pool for warmer months
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Cataract Gorge station
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Must see natural attraction with cafe and swimming pool for warmer months
Nice drive with short walk to falls check google maps for location / distance etc.
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Liffey Falls Track
Liffey Falls Track
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Nice drive with short walk to falls check google maps for location / distance etc.
Something different and surprising about 15 min walk from cottage
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Queen Victoria Museum and Planetarium
2 Invermay Rd
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Something different and surprising about 15 min walk from cottage
Lovely park any time of year for adults and kids alike with added bonus of a macaque monkey enclosure
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City Park
45-55 Tamar St
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Lovely park any time of year for adults and kids alike with added bonus of a macaque monkey enclosure
Pretty location and great views and walks. Part of the cataract gorge.
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Alexandra Suspension Bridge
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Pretty location and great views and walks. Part of the cataract gorge.
Scenic 1hr drive to mouth of Tamar River. Historic lighthouse with panoramic views.
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Low Head Lighthouse
496 Low Head Rd
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Scenic 1hr drive to mouth of Tamar River. Historic lighthouse with panoramic views.
If you visit the Low Head Lighthouse and Low Head signal station this award winning restaurant at Yorke Cove Resort in Georgetown might be worth a visit for a meal and great river views. Won Tasmanian Hospitality Awards Best Regional Restaurant 2021 and 2 other awards.
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The Crazy Duck
2 Ferry Boulevard
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If you visit the Low Head Lighthouse and Low Head signal station this award winning restaurant at Yorke Cove Resort in Georgetown might be worth a visit for a meal and great river views. Won Tasmanian Hospitality Awards Best Regional Restaurant 2021 and 2 other awards.
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Low Head Pilot Station
399 Low Head Rd
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All national parks in Tasmania charge access/entry fees. Please check fees details at the following Internet address: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/know-before-you-go/entry-fees
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Cradle Mountain
3718 Cradle Mountain Rd
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All national parks in Tasmania charge access/entry fees. Please check fees details at the following Internet address: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/know-before-you-go/entry-fees

Recreation

Walking/cycling/running
Close by walking, running and cycling tracks.
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Heritage Forest
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Close by walking, running and cycling tracks.

Sporting venues

Sports venues where you can see or participate
Historic old cricket club a couple of mins walk from Quirky cottage and home club of former Test Cricket captain Ricky Ponting
Mowbray Cricket Club
Forster Street
Historic old cricket club a couple of mins walk from Quirky cottage and home club of former Test Cricket captain Ricky Ponting
Invermay Bowls & Community Club
Forster Street
Home of local and National AFL teams
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University of Tasmania Stadium
2 Invermay Rd
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Home of local and National AFL teams
Playing fields for a variety of sports located 5 mins walk from Quirky Cottage
Churchill Park Drive
Churchill Park Drive
Playing fields for a variety of sports located 5 mins walk from Quirky Cottage

Neighbourhoods

Historic village with old cottages and selection of antique shops and specialty shops and crafts along Main Street
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Evandale
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Historic village with old cottages and selection of antique shops and specialty shops and crafts along Main Street
Arts and Crafts town in pretty location
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Sheffield
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Arts and Crafts town in pretty location
Arts and Crafts Community
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Deloraine
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Arts and Crafts Community

Vineyards and wineries of the region

Great wines and fantastic food platters and setting to boot
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Moores Hill Estate
3343 W Tamar Hwy
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Great wines and fantastic food platters and setting to boot
Great selection of wines and can buy by the glass and enjoy with a food platter in vineyard grounds.
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Goaty Hill Wines
530 Auburn Rd
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Great selection of wines and can buy by the glass and enjoy with a food platter in vineyard grounds.
Restaurant and large purpose built building for tastings and food. Just south of Launceston
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Josef Chromy Wines
370 Relbia Rd
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Restaurant and large purpose built building for tastings and food. Just south of Launceston
High quality champagne style Australian sparkling wine from one of the original producers in Tasmania
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Pipers Brook Vineyard
1216 Pipers Brook Rd
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High quality champagne style Australian sparkling wine from one of the original producers in Tasmania
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Jansz Tasmania
1216B Pipers Brook Rd
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Wood fired pizzas on weekends and wild yeast ferment wines. Rustic wine tasting/ eating area and next door to Moore’s Hill Winery
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Swinging Gate Vineyard
103 Glendale Rd
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Wood fired pizzas on weekends and wild yeast ferment wines. Rustic wine tasting/ eating area and next door to Moore’s Hill Winery
Winery with great Restaurant “Timbre” about 15-20 mins drive from Quirky Cottage on West Tamar located @ |Velo Wines, 755 West Tamar Highway, Legana, Tasmania
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Velo Wines
755 W Tamar Hwy
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Winery with great Restaurant “Timbre” about 15-20 mins drive from Quirky Cottage on West Tamar located @ |Velo Wines, 755 West Tamar Highway, Legana, Tasmania

Brewery

Great tasting local beer . Try the Kentish ale or a porter. Also available at the Harvest Markets in Launceston. My favourite brewer in Tasmania if not Australia. Located in Railton near Devonport about an hrs drive from Launceston
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Seven Sheds Brewery
22 Crockers St
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Great tasting local beer . Try the Kentish ale or a porter. Also available at the Harvest Markets in Launceston. My favourite brewer in Tasmania if not Australia. Located in Railton near Devonport about an hrs drive from Launceston
Great spot for a beer and good pub grub. Located in Beaconsfield near the goldmine about 40 mins north of Launceston.
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Miners Gold Brewery
5 West St
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Great spot for a beer and good pub grub. Located in Beaconsfield near the goldmine about 40 mins north of Launceston.
Northern Tasmania’s beer of choice. The beer that’s drunk around here. Interesting tours with a tasting at the end and is about a 15 min walk from the cottage located in northern part of CBD.
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James Boag Brewery Experience
39 William St
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Northern Tasmania’s beer of choice. The beer that’s drunk around here. Interesting tours with a tasting at the end and is about a 15 min walk from the cottage located in northern part of CBD.