41 Degrees South Salmon & Ginseng Farm, 323 Montana Rd, Redhills
41° South Tasmania is a unique tourist attraction, featuring our salmon farm, ginseng nursery and wetlands. The farm was carved out of of willow and gorse-infested scrub in 1998. Ponds were built and wetlands were created. A patchwork of wetland grasses, freshwater ponds, dykes, wetlands, marshes and fen set along the Western Creek rivulet. The wetland was not only created to attract a wide variety of birds, its aim was to also be used as a natural biofilter for the salmon farm.
Open : 7 days; Nov – Mar : 9 am – 5 pm; Apr – Oct : 9 am to 4 pm
Phone : 03 6362 4130
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.41southtasmania.com
Melita Honey Farm, 39 Sorell St, Chudleigh
Discover the tastes, flavours and textures of honey at Melita Honey Farm in Chudleigh, Tasmania. Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, the vibrant cartoon bees adorning the building are difficult to miss. Inside you will be taken on a journey of discovery into the amazing world of the honeybee. There are over 50 different honeys to taste, from single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, to indulgent gourmet delights like the rich Honey Chocolate Paste. After tasting the honeys, explore the secrets of the hive with audio-visual and interactive displays. A feature is the glass beehive. Watch the bees busily producing honey, try to spot the queen bee and maybe even watch a newly born bee hatching from its cell – all from behind the safety of glass. Not only does Melita Honey Farm have the widest range of honey available in Tasmania, but also a unique range of honeybee related giftware, skincare products for both therapeutic and cosmetic use, and health-boosting Apitherapy products such as Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen and Manuka Honey. Tastings and entry to The Honey Farm are free. The village of Chudleigh is just under an hours’ drive west of Launceston (64 kilometres/40 miles).
Open : Sunday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, closed Saturday
Phone : 03 6363 6160
Website : www.thehoneyfarm.com.au
Mole Creek Caves
Mole Creek Karst National Park comprises some 1,345 hectares and contains 300 caves and sinkholes in all. Its national park status was declared in 1996 to provide protection for some of the finest and most visited cave systems in the State, including Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave. These deep limestone caves of superb stalactites, stalagmites and columns, glow-worm displays, subterranean streams and cathedral caverns attract many thousands of visitors each year and 2009 marked their 100th year of operation. Both caves are home to a range of fascinating animals which have evolved features which allow them to adapt to their lightless environments. The glow-worm display in Marakoopa Cave is the largest you will see in any public access cave anywhere in Australia.
For more information about King Solomons Cave and Marakoopa Cave, see Mole Creek Caves page.
See also Wild Cave Tours (below).
R Stephens Honey Factory, 25 Pioneer Dr, Mole Creek
Local primary producing industry employing 10 – 15 local people producing and packing honey of the highest quality, including the uniquely flavoured leatherwood honey which is only produced in Tasmania. The leatherwood tree traces back to the time of Gondwanaland. This pure honey is produced from wilderness areas, many listed as World Heritage Areas, bringing to you one of the finest quality products in the world.
Open for door sales : Monday – Friday
Phone : 03 6363 1170
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.leatherwoodhoney.com.au
Trowunna Wildlife Park, 1892 Mole Creek Rd, Mole Creek
Trowunna is a wildlife park with a difference. Trowunna started caring for native animals 30 years ago and continues to house the world’s largest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian Devils. Trowunna has a great range of marsupials, birds and reptiles, even though these are not collected from the wild but rather rescued and rehabilitated. Trowunna has become such an animal-friendly place that much of the wildlife is drawn to the sanctuary as a natural safe haven. The Devil Education and Research Visitor Centre at Trowunna aims to highlight the unique carnivorous mammals that live in Tasmania, with displays, interactive maps and puzzles for kids. Facilities include a kiosk, gift shop, children’s playground, barbecue and picnic areas.
More about Trowunna Wildlife Park and Tasmanian Devil Research Centre
Wild Cave Tours
If you thought the only sensible way to see Australia’s subterranean scenery was in a show cave and that exploration and appreciation of natural or ‘wild’ caves was the domain of hard adventure freaks – think again. Since 1989, speleologist Deb Hunter has been guiding private tours and special interest groups through undeveloped caves of the Mole Creek karst. No vertical ropework is involved and the trips are suitable for beginners, graded easy to moderate – your choice. Combined caving and abseiling is also available for group tours. More information
Prices : Half day tour $120.00 per person, including use of helmets with fixed electric lights, overalls, picnic lunch, expert photographic advice, environmental interpretation and adventure options. Full day tour $240 per person (subject to availability). Special group rates on application.
Available : By appointment
Phone/fax : 03 6367 8142, mob 0403 293 549
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.wildcavetours.com
Wychwood Garden & Nursery, Den Rd, Mole Creek
Wychwood may be a garden that is open to the public, but it is still very much an intimate and personal garden, one that reflects our love of being in it. There are no grand mansions or massive stone walls, and no ancient oak trees or mile after mile of hedging. It is simply a garden – one that has been achieved in a relatively short time frame, by two people who found their way into this stunning valley and decided to make their home here. We do hope, however, that it leaves you with fond memories and inspiration to continue your love of that most creative and rewarding of pastimes – gardening.
Open : 10 am – 4 pm Friday – Monday inclusive, October – April inclusive
Phone : 03 6363 1210
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.wychwoodtasmania.com