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   JODIE O’KEEFFE




  HOBART FROM MT WELLINGTON: GARRY MOORE


                                                                                                 fishing towns of the far South, and across the




      Hobart
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  AND A LOCAL BARTERCARD
  TOURIST GUIDE, PLEASE
                                  Tasmania: it’s at the edge of the map and,
                                  considering the next stop south is 2,000km
                                                                                                 D’Entrecasteaux Channel to the beaches and rainforests
                                                                                                 of Bruny Island. The region offers great natural beauty
                                                                                                 with rugged coastlines, secluded beaches and
                                                                                                 ancient forests, punctuated by the local character
                                                                                                 of orchards, wineries and maritime communities.
                                                                                                 A 90-minute scenic drive from Hobart will take you
                                                                                                 to historical Port Arthur, home for 12,500 convicts
                                                                                                 between 1830 and 1877. Convict life was harsh, but
                                                                                                 the prison is set in some of Tasmania’s most beautiful
                                                                                                 scenery, on the Tasman Peninsula.
  CONTACT BARTERCARD              away in Antarctica, you could say it’s at the
  SOUTHERN TASMANIA.
                                  edge of the world as well. But that’s what                     A bit closer to town, Mt Wellington stands at 1,271m
  PHONE:                                                                                         and can be scaled on foot, by bike or a short bus or
  03 6223 3100
                                  locals like about it: the isolation provides
                                                                                                 car journey from Hobart. The Derwent River can be
  EMAIL:                          fresh air, pure water and fertile ground for                   enjoyed by ferry cruise or from the banks, along the
  trader@bartersouthtas.com.au    producing some of the world’s best food                        network of walks, cycle tracks and foreshore parks.
  ALL IMAGES ARE                  and wine.                                                      Balance all that fresh air and exercise with a visit to
  COURTESY OF
  TOURISM TASMANIA                There’s a lot to see in Tasmania, but the compact              the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, or sample the wide
  IN CONJUNCTION                  nature of the island makes it perfect for day trips,           range of beverages on offer at the historic Cascade
  WITH VARIOUS                    hiking, cycling and motoring. The state capital, Hobart,       Brewery. See our Adventure on Trade section for
  PHOTOGRAPHERS
  AS CREDITED.
                                  makes an ideal base camp, offering plenty of options           more details of how to make the most of your time in
                                  for accommodation, dining, sight seeing and adventure.         Hobart using Trade Dollars.
                                  Hobart bustles with modern life, while maintaining its         Boasting the most daylight hours of any capital city in
                                  19th century heritage. The Derwent River, Hobart               summer, Hobart is also surprisingly low in the rainfall
                                  Harbour and Mt Wellington provide a stunning backdrop          stakes, as Australia’s second driest capital (after
                                  to a city known for its festivities, hospitality and colour.   Adelaide). Tasmania enjoys four distinct seasons,
                                  Once the domain of whalers, soldiers, colonial                 offering summer festivities, an autumn of blazing
                                  bureaucrats and shady entrepreneurs, the sandstone             colour, a crisp but sunny winter and, well, a blooming
                                  waterfront warehouses of Salamanca Place now buzz              marvellous spring.
                                  with restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries and boutiques.        You can fly to Hobart with Qantas, Virgin Blue or
                                  Saturday sees the waterfront at its best, with the famous      Jetstar, and the international airport is located just
                                  Salamanca Market offering anything and everything to           17km out of town. To get into the maritime spirit,
                                  the serious shopper, bargain hunter and serial browser.        bring your own car from Melbourne on one of the
                                  Explore some Tasmanian wilderness and heritage with            Spirit of Tasmania overnight ferries.
                                  any number of day trips or overnighters from Hobart.           Either way, Hobart offers an outstanding holiday, with
                                  The Huon Trail begins south of Hobart, leading down            a mix of adventure, history, relaxation and fun. See it,
                                  through the apple orchards of the Huon Valley to the           taste it, live it – on Bartercard.
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CONSTITUTION DOCK: RICHARD EASTWOOD




SALAMANCA MARKET: GARRY MOORE                PORT ARTHUR: CHRIS BELL                     CASCADE BREWERY: HOLGER LEUE



                                team discovery                                        alpenrail model railway
  ADVENTURE                     Motivate and inspire your team with a tailored        Australia’s largest and most realistic model
  ON TRADE                      corporate team or leadership adventure program,
                                including white water rafting, kayaking, abseiling,
                                                                                      railway, the Alpenrail winds through the Bernese
                                                                                      Alps, taking visitors past rivers, lakes, forests and
                                treasure hunts or survivor camp scenario.             model villages. T: 03 6249 3748
                                W: www.teamdiscovery.com.au T: 03 6234 8889
                                                                                      let’s see tasmania
                                captain fell’s historic cruises and tours             Visit Salamanca Place, Sandy Bay, the Botanical
                                Quaint and leisurely tours of Hobart’s many           Gardens, Cascade Brewery and more with a one
                                sights, with an appropriate stop at the world         or two-hour guided tour from the professionals.
                                famous Cadbury factory. Also offering ferry           Also offering ‘Night Lights’ tours, trips to Mt
                                cruises, double-decker bus city tours and coach       Wellington and full day tours.
                                trips to Mt Wellington, Port Arthur, Richmond and     T: 0437 453 931 or 0409 122 395
                                the Tahune Airwalk. T: 03 6223 5893
                                                                                      wellington gallery
                                hobart harbour jet                                    Original paintings by Tasmanian artists –
                                For a view of the city from the water, the Hobart     landscapes, figurative works, and abstracts. View
                                Harbour Jet runs thrill rides, scenic tours and       resident artist Tom Andersen’s paintings on the
                                water taxi trips on the lower Derwent River.          website. 190 Strickland Ave, South Hobart
                                T: 0404 078 687                                       W: www.andersenart.com.au T : 03 6223 6643




COCKLE CREEK: MATTHEW NEWTON                 RUSSELL FALLS: JP & ES BAKER                TAHUNE AIRWALK: GARRY MOORE

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  SALAMANCA MARKET: PETER WHYTE                   RICHMOND BRIDGE: NICK OSBORNE




   SLEEP&                         zero davey                                               20 Runnymede St, Battery Point.
                                  Relax and unwind in Zero Davey’s exquisitely             W: www.lenna.com.au T: 03 6232 3900
                                  furnished and contemporary studio apartments,

   TREAT                          located on the waterfront at Sullivan’s Cove.
                                  15 Hunter St, Hobart.
                                  W: www.escaperesorts.com.au T: 1300 733 422
                                                                                           graham court apartments
                                                                                           One, two and three-bedroom fully self-contained
                                                                                           apartments set in a spacious heritage-listed 1920s
   ON TRADE                       hadley’s hotel
                                                                                           garden. A short 10-minute stroll to the nearby
                                                                                           North Hobart restaurant strip.
                                  Doherty Hadley’s Hotel is located in the heart of        15 Pirie St, New Town.
                                  the CBD, making it a perfect base for business or        W: www.grahamcourt.com.au T: 03 6278 1333
                                  sightseeing, close to Salamanca Market, Constitution
                                  Dock and Hobart’s shopping centres.                      endota day spa
                                  34 Murray St, Hobart.                                    Day Spa on the waterfront – massage, facial,
                                  W: www.dohertyhotels.com T: 1800 131 689                 pedicure, manicure, body wraps. Kick off your
                                                                                           shoes, shrug off stress, and drift off into the
                                  lenna of hobart                                          Endota dreamtime.
                                  A unique combination of traditional elegance,            City Mill Building, 11 Morrison St, Hobart
                                  modern accommodation and first class service              W: www.endota.com.au T: 03 6223 1199
                                  in a magnificently restored 1874 colonial home.


                                  say cheese                                               available. 31 Campbell St, Hobart.


   FUEL
   ON TRADE
                                  Ensure your palate returns home with fond
                                  memories, with quality wine and cheese from the
                                  friendly and efficient staff at Say Cheese. Open for
                                  breakfast and lunches.
                                                                                           W: www.theatreroyalhotel.com T: 03 6234 6925

                                                                                           mikaku japanese restaurant
                                                                                           Located in fashionable Salamanca Place, Mikaku
                                  Shop 7, Salamanca Square.                                brings a bit of Japan to Hobart’s dining scene.
                                  W: www.say-cheese.com.au T: 03 6224 2888                 Featuring an all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet, a
                                                                                           la carte menu and Mikaku’s famous sushi lunch.
                                  rockerfellers                                            85-87 Salamanca Pl, Hobart. T: 03 6224 0882
                                  According to Rockerfellers, ‘Life’s too short to eat
                                  bad food’. Quality café/bar located on the famous        montgomery’s hobart hotel
                                  waterfront and offering a mouth-watering array of        For good value, good quality fare and a good time,
                                  menus, this place is a local institution.                head to Montgomery’s on Macquarie Street. Karaoke
                                  11 Morrison St, Hobart.                                  night every Thursday and MTV pumping out the
                                  W: www.rockerfellers.com.au T: 03 6234 3490              latest tunes above the bar. 87 Macquarie St, Hobart.
                                                                                           T: 03 6234 4790
                                  alexander’s restaurant
                                  Set amid the luxurious and elegant surroundings          the spice
                                  of the Lenna historic hotel, Alexander’s Restaurant      Double-starched linen cloths, a rosebud on each
                                  offers fresh Tasmanian produce on an inspirational       table, a warm welcome and a wealth of unique Indian
                                  ‘modern international’ menu.                             dishes. Try the Lamb Firdoos Curry for a different
                                  20 Runnymede St, Battery Point.                          take on a traditional lamb curry. 16a Princes St,
                                  W: www.lenna.com.au T: 03 6232 3900                      Sandy Bay. W: www.thespicetas.com T: 03 6223 8382

                                  restaurant 1834                                          taj palace indian restaurant
                                  Contemporary Australian cuisine offered in a unique      The Taj family restaurant specialises in both authentic
                                  heritage setting. Featuring Tasmania’s famous            Northern and Southern Indian cuisine, so diners can
                                  quality King Island dairy produce, accompanied           sample dishes from the entire sub-continent. Shop
                                  by a comprehensive list of Tasmanian, Australian         2-3/340 Elizabeth St, North Hobart. T: 03 6234 4624
                                  and international wines. 34 Murray St, Hobart.
                                  W: www.dohertyhotels.com T: 1800 131 689                 flavour of india
    FOR MORE BARTERCARD                                                                    Frequented by the Indian Cricket Team, this traditional
    ‘ADVENTURE ON TRADE/SLEEP     theatre royal hotel bar & bistro                         restaurant specialises in Tandoori and Indian curry.
    & TREAT ON TRADE/FUEL ON      Nestled next to Australia’s oldest theatre, this small   Customers are invited to sample the chef’s specialty,
    TRADE’ IDEAS, CONTACT
    BARTERCARD SOUTHERN           historic hotel offers a charming, award-winning bistro   Garlic Prawns. 196 Macquarie St, Hobart.
    TASMANIA ON 03 6223 3100.     coupled with an intimate bar. Accommodation also         W: www.flavourofindia.com.au T: 03 6223 5733

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