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Barretta: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Channel Heritage Centre

The Channel Heritage Centre is a purpose-built community museum, research library, exhibition gallery and a cafe/shop. It's aim is to promote and preserve the history and heritage of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel area.
The museum's displays feature early exploration, aborigines, timber, boat building, fruit growing, fishing, sport, churches, schools, transport and militaria. A shop and three colonial-style rooms display aspects of everyday life in the past. The Electrona Carbide Works was unique in Australia and has it's own display. We also house the Don Norton Camera Collection and two rooms depicting the home life of Dutch migrants in the 1950s.
The library has a collection of folders, books, photographs, newspaper clippings, family histories and memorabilia to satisfy the serious researcher and the casual browser.
The gallery features displays by local artists and organisations which change monthly. Artwork is often for sale.
The shop sells craft and produce made by locals, and the cafe has food and drinks made on site.
There are special programs to fit the national curriculum for school groups, by arrangement.
Group visits from community and tour groups are encouraged and can be catered for in our caf?. There is easy access for the elderly and disabled.

1755 Channel Highway
Margate, TAS, 7054

Located 1.8K from Barretta

Margate Train - The

The Margate Train offers shopping with a difference at Margate, southern Tasmania. Margate is 20 minutes south of Hobart (19 kilometres /12 miles) and a short drive south of Kingston.
The Margate Train - formerly known as the Tasman Limited - made its final rail journey on 28 July 1978. The Tasman Limited was built in England in 1950 and served as a passenger service between Hobart and Launceston until 1978.The train's carriages now house a variety of retail businesses including arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, a specialist book exchange, and a buffet car offering espresso coffee and delicious Tasmanian produce. There is also a huge antiques warehouse and second hand shop here, located in an old IXL apple packing shed, as well as a children's play area, toilets and plenty of car parking.

1567 Channel Highway
Margate, TAS, 7054

Located 3.1K from Barretta

Inverawe Native Gardens

Tasmania's largest landscaped native garden is situated a 15-minute drive from Hobart, Tasmania's capital.
Be inspired by this garden with its enormous collection of Australian native plants that sweep down to the shoreline of North West Bay. Be overwhelmed by the colour, texture and subtle scents.
Take tea on the terrace or just sit on one of the many seats, soak up the atmosphere of peace and serenity, watch some of Inverawe's 101 bird species bustle about. All twelve endemic bird species have been seen here. Bring a note book and list plants you want for your own garden. They're identified by name. Borrow some of our landscaping ideas.
French explorers and early botanists anchored in the bay and fetched water from our river. Interpretive signs tell that story. Ten thousand native plants have gone into this fourteen-year-old garden, supplementing natural regeneration. Plants are chosen for minimum water requirements and sustainability. Paths, rock walls, sculpture and poetry enhance your experience.
You'll be met on arrival, introduced to the garden and given a coloured map to help you navigate around this extensive garden. Guided tours are available on request.

1565 Channel Highway
Margate, TAS, 7054

Located 3.1K from Barretta

Harmony Hill Wellness and Organic Spa Retreat

Harmony Hill Wellness and Organic Spa Retreat, located in a 17 hectare peaceful bush setting in Margate, a 25-minute drive from Hobart, offers a wide range of spa and healing therapies in beautifully appointed private spa pavilions.
Therapies that you can experience include organic anti-aging facials, detox body wrap and exfoliation, chi energy healing, aroma therapy massage, herbal hot stone massage, head spa treatment, full body massage and abdominal massage. You can also enjoy a infra ray sauna and relax in a luxurious jacuzzi spa bath set in a beautiful private glass atrium!
You can book from a one hour treatment, to half and full day or multi-day spa retreat packages.
Harmony Hill also offers two luxurious accommodation cottages and a special spa cuisine menu can be provided. The spa is eco-friendly and uses only certified organic Harmony Harvest spa products made on site. Transfers from/to your hotel can be arranged.
You can spend your whole day at Harmony Hill or combine a treatment with visits to other attractions in the Channel and Huon areas.
We specialise in multi-day wellness retreats to de-stress, de-tox or simply relax and reconnect with yourself and/or your partner.

210 Old Bernies Road
Margate, TAS, 7054

Located 4.0K from Barretta

Nandroya Vineyard

Nandroya Vineyard is a boutique, cool-climate vineyard at Margate, in southern Tasmania. Margate is a 20-minute drive south of Hobart (19 kilometres), in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel district.
The name 'Nandroya' is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'a family living in harmony' - reflecting the approach that vignerons John and Joy Rees take to all aspects of the winemaking process. Established in 1995, the 1.5-hectare (four acre) vineyard specialises in Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Small quantities of high quality fruit are grown at the vineyard to produce fine wines made by a local winemaker.
Visitors to Nandroya can sample the latest vintage while enjoying views of Mount Wellington, North West Bay and Bruny Island.

262 Sandfly Road
Margate, TAS, 7054

Located 4.6K from Barretta

Hidden Cove Day Spa Retreat

Hidden Cove Day Spa Retreat is a boutique salon located in Tinderbox, in Southern Tasmania.
Situated on seven acres of wooded property overlooking the Derwent River, Hidden Cove Day Spa Retreat specialises in a wide variety of beauty treatments to relax and pamper your soul.
Hidden Cove Day Spa performs a variety of treatments including Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Reflexology to waxing using the latest Italian Fruit Depilatory Waxes, Spa Manicure and pedicures, tinting and bleaching, facial treatments utilising Dr Spiller Bio-cosmetics, and various body treatments for the ultimate pamper.
The salon incorporates a six person spa and is located in a custom designed gazebo so after a relaxing body treatment, you can dive into the spa to enjoy the scenic views and the abundant flora and fauna.
Jeri's passion is Make-up Artistry and performing her talents on brides to be, through to photographic shoots utilising only the best products including MAC, Estee lauder, and Christian Dior.
Visit our salon and we will look forward to helping you discover a more beautiful you.
Tinderbox is a 34-minute drive (23 km) south of Hobart.

197 Tinderbox Road
Tinderbox, TAS, 7054

Located 5.4K from Barretta

Art At The Point Gallery

Art at the Point Gallery on Bruny Island features works of professional Island artists.
Art at the Point represents more than 40 local Bruny Island artists. You can view a range of art works including paintings, prints, silver and lamp worked glass jewellery, textiles, art glass, ceramics, sculpture, hand-made books and art cards. Many local artists exhibit exclusively with Art at the Point.
The art works you will experience very often reflect the link that the artists have with the beautiful, natural environment of Bruny Island. Inspiration, colours and images are derived from the native animal and bird life, the marine environment, the native forest and the Island landscape with its connection to the ever changing sea, huge skies and the cliffs and bays.
In the same building you can also visit the Jetty Cafe, a licensed cafe which specialises in fresh, locally grown food. The building was designed by award-winning architect John Wardle and features local woods, large glassed areas and a deck where you can enjoy the wonderful view across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel from Bruny Island.
Bruny Island is a 33 minute drive (31 kilometres / 19 miles) from Hobart to Kettering, then by Ferry to the Island.

18 Main Road,
Dennes Point
Bruny Island, TAS, 7150

Located 7.4K from Barretta

Barretta: Events

150 Years of Margate

On Sunday July 3rd Margate will be marking the 150th anniversary of being gazetted as a township. The unveiling of a plaque commemorating this milestone will be the culmination of nine days of celebrations, starting with the school soccer finals and other events on the oval and at the nearby Channel Heritage Centre on June 25th, a Barn Dance at the Brookfield Shed that night, a family fun day, guided tours of an aboriginal site, a monster garage sale, scavenger hunt, lantern walk, variety night, Sandfly Tramway walk, and much more. We'll decorate the town in the colours of the Margate Football Club, red and green!
See website for full event details and locations.

Event Dates
      29th Jun
      30th Jun
      1st Jul
      2nd Jul
      3rd Jul

1755 Channel Highway
Margate, TAS, 7054

Located 1.8K from Barretta

Snug Market

Set by the white sands of Snug Beach, Snug Market boasts the slogan of "Creativity by the Beach". Each month the market transforms a cosy community hall set next to the local park into a colourful and vibrant local market venue.

Local crafters, cooks, collectors and artists fill the hall with many treasures to buy and outside colourful marquees are packed with plants, fresh veggies, coffee, and of course food, delicious food - specialising in vegan cuisine.

Snug Market, 62 Beach Rd, Snug is a gateway to experiencing the beauty and creativity of the Channel region of Southern Tasmania. Come and unlock your own creative adventure.

Event Dates
      31st Jul
      28th Aug
      25th Sep
      30th Oct
      27th Nov
      25th Dec
      29th Jan
      26th Feb
      26th Mar

62 Beach Road
Snug, TAS, 7054

Located 2.0K from Barretta

Kingston Beach Handmade Market

Kingston Beach Handmade Market presents some of the best of Tasmania's creative talent each and every month. Situated at the Kingston Beach Hall just five minutes walk from sand and surf, the KBHM brings together an eclectic mix of local artists, designers, craftspeople, growers and gourmets.
We offer a wonderful mix of high quality handmade and home grown items such as handmade toys, jewellery, stationery, homewards, portraiture, body products, artwork, children's clothing, jams and preserves, native plants, delicious food and much, much more... even treats for man's best friend!
With a focus on high quality handmade items and the freshest local produce, KBHM is an opportunity to experience a family friendly day out while supporting local, independent makers and producers.
Located at 20-24 Beach Road, Kingston Beach, KBHM accommodates both indoor and outdoor stalls in the Kingston Beach Community Hall and adjoining Stihl Shop car park.

Event Dates
      10th Jul
      14th Aug
      11th Sep
      9th Oct
      13th Nov
      11th Dec
      8th Jan
      12th Feb
      12th Mar
      9th Apr

20 Beach Road,
20 Beach Road
Kingston Beach, TAS, 7050

Located 8.6K from Barretta

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