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Dowsing Point: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Derwent Entertainment Centre


The Derwent Entertainment Centre is multi-purpose stadium and entertainment venue at Glenorchy, near Hobart. Glenorchy is a ten-minute drive north of Hobart's city centre (8 km).
The Derwent Entertainment Centre is one of Tasmania's major entertainment venues, with a seating capacity of 5,400 and general admission capacity of 7,500. The Centre is a venue for major concerts, conventions, exhibitions, sporting events, trade shows and special events and is also a ticketing venue for Ticketmaster. The venue has extensive car parking and can be accessed by Metro buses from Hobart.
The Tasmanian Government and Glenorchy Council commissioned the Derwent Entertainment Centre in 1989 as a celebration of Australia's 1988 Bicentennial year.




618 Brooker Hwy
Glenorchy, TAS, 7010

Located 1.6K from Dowsing Point

New Town Bay Golf Club


The New Town Bay Golf Club is a nine-hole metropolitan golf course north of Hobart. The Club is located in the riverside suburb of Lutana, a 10-minute drive north of the city (6 km).
Formerly known as the Ez Risdon Golf Club, the New Town Bay Golf Club is a private course, open to members, associates and members of affiliate clubs. Features of the course include a challenging ninth hole - a 119-metre downhill par three with challenging bunkers surrounding the green. The Club hosts a ladies' competition each Thursday and mens' competition on Saturdays, and there is a licensed bar in the clubhouse for members - opening hours are displayed on the noticeboard and on the website (www.newtownbaygc.com). Bookings are recommended.
Holes: 9, Par: 64, Length: 3,975 metres, Australian Course Rating: 62.




258 Risdon Road
Lutana, TAS, 7009

Located 2.2K from Dowsing Point

Tasmanian Transport Museum


The Tasmanian Transport Museum in Hobart includes Tasmanian railways history displays, tram cars and locomotives.
The New Town Railway Station has been rebuilt at the museum and a new platform added. The station masters' office and signal room have been retained and restored to original condition. The former ladies waiting room and store have been developed as a display area of relics and photographs featuring the history of Tasmanian railways.
There are seven steam locomotives, two operational diesel-electric locomotives, two operational diesel rail cars, six carriages and numerous goods wagons.
Electric vehicles include three tram cars and two Hobart trolley buses. Train rides using a diesel railcar are run on the first Sunday each month and a vintage steam locomotive runs on the third Sunday of the month.




Anfield Street
Glenorchy, TAS, 7010

Located 2.4K from Dowsing Point

Putters Adventure Golf


Putters Adventure Golf is a miniature golf complex at Moonah, north of Hobart. Moonah is a five-minute drive from Hobart's central business district (five km).
You can play a round of mini-golf on Putters Adventure Golf's all-weather putting courses - including the 18-hole Mountain and the Mill; an indoor course spread over three levels and featuring a Tasmanian rainforest display. Test your skill on greens with challenging banks and turns, sand traps, rough turf and rock hazards or try a game of virtual golf in the full-swing golf simulator. After your round you can relax at the Clubhouse Caf? to enjoy tasty snacks, espresso coffee and creamy Tasmanian ice cream while your children have fun in the nearby Adventure Playground or Bouncy Castle.
Open daily, except for Christmas Day, Putters Adventure Golf also caters for groups, and has ample parking and easy access to regular public transport.




10 Main Road,
(Corner Creek and Main Roads)
Moonah, TAS, 7009

Located 3.2K from Dowsing Point

Dowsing Point: Events

Elton John and His Band 'Once In A Lifetime' Tour


Elton John and His Band 'Once In A Lifetime' Tour.
Music icon Sir Elton John and his band will return to our shores from 22 September for the Once In A Lifetime concert series exclusive to Australia.
Elton recently announced four very special nights at:
- Hobart Derwent Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 27 September
Elton will deliver a Greatest Hits set from a career spanning five decades - this truly is a once in a lifetime event for the whole family!
Sign up now to join the Chugg Entertainment VIP list and get access to purchasing tickets first.
Tickets on sale March 14, 2017.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Sep


601 Brooker Hwy
Glenorchy, TAS, 7010

Located 1.7K from Dowsing Point

Royal Hobart Show


Experience country life with a carnival atmosphere.
At this year's show you will be able to see a wide range of attractions, activities and animal exhibitions and judging that celebrates Tasmania's agricultural industries as well as well your love for domesticated pets such as cats and dogs.
Your children will love the cat and dog judging halls where they can see all the well-groomed pets, and the long time Show favourite the animal nursery will give all the children the opportunity to pat rabbits and lambs and see turkeys, ducks and hens, calves and suckling piglets up close.
You will be able to enjoy the fashion parade, wood chopping, cottage industry exhibitions such as quilts, equestrian and live entertainment as well as the judging of the finest cattle, sheep and alpaca breeds.
Side-show-ally rides will keep the "bigger kids" entertained. There will be a huge range of show bags full of chocolates, sweets, toys and novelties.
You will be able to experience the traditional Show food favourites like fairy floss and dagwood dogs.
For more up-to-date information visit the website - www.hobartshowground.com.au


Event Dates
2017
      25th Oct
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      28th Oct


Howard Road
Glenorchy, TAS, 7010

Located 1.8K from Dowsing Point

Hobart Showground Sunday Market - Weekly


Great range of stalls including second-hand bargains, plants and bric-a-brac.
Choose from second hand electrical goods, beautiful glassware and ceramics, tools, quality restored furniture, books or other collectables.
Outfit yourself from head to foot with second hand clothing and accessories.
The variety is always different and always new sunglasses, jewellery, crafts, lace, home cooked cakes, chutneys and jams. CDs, DVDs, albums, stereos, art, sculptures, bric-a-brac, trash or treasure. It's all here for the finding.
Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest of vegies and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Revamp your garden with one of the largest selections of outdoor plants, soil enhancers and garden furniture. Or buy that someone special a bunch of freshly cut flowers.
Parking is Free and easy with plenty of room in the showgrounds and also disabled facilities.
Permanent and casual stall are also available by phoning the office during business hours. Unlike other markets, permanent stallholders can leave their goods on-site and their stalls in place form week to week.


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2017
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Howard Road
Glenorchy, TAS, 7010

Located 1.9K from Dowsing Point

2017 MacMurray Insurance Brokers Pink Cup


This annual thoroughbred race day luncheon, turning ten this year, has a wonderful history as a successful grass roots community fundraising event, run entirely by volunteers, and is the largest charity race day held in Tasmania, having run in both Hobart and Launceston, with the cup race itself having been run across race tracks in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
In Australia, 48 women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer, and approx 140 men a year. There are over 65,000 people living with breast cancer in Australia today, with 8 women dying each day. The aspirational goal of the National Breast Cancer Foundation is to see this figure reduced to ZERO deaths from breast cancer by 2030. This can only be achieved through research, which costs money.
In the years since inception, this Tasmanian race day has raised over $234,000 net profit for the charity, which has enormous benefit to the research that the National Breast Cancer Foundation funds. Funds raised locally at this race day have assisted fund the Endowed Chairs program, ensuring two leading lights working on research into breast cancer can continue their vital ground breaking work, feeding into the global knowledge about breast cancer.


Event Dates
2017
      8th Oct


Goodwood Road
Elwick, TAS, 7010

Located 1.9K from Dowsing Point

My Kids Market - Glenorchy


A great place to buy quality pre-loved baby and kids gear for ages 0-7.
Over 40 stalls offering all the best brands at bargain prices!
Plus specially selected business stalls with their new baby and kids products and clearance items.
Whatever you need, you should be able to find it, clothes, shoes, toys, bikes, cot, pram, high chair, change table, car seats, bouncers etc.
Come early for choice or later for more bargains!


Event Dates
2017
      19th Nov


YMCA - 8A Constance Avenue
Glenorchy, TAS, 7010

Located 2.2K from Dowsing Point

Burlesque After Dark


A bi-monthly burlesque extravaganza! Expect to be tickled by the vintage vixens, seductive sirens and cabaret cuties.
Featuring a lineup of Tasmanian burlesque and cabaret artists. Expect to see some seasoned veterans and nifty novices take to the stage.
Plus be treated to a performance from student burlesque troupe, the Cherry Daiquiri's as they showcase their leanings from their latest burlesque term.
Doors open 8pm | Show starts 8.30pm
Adult ticket prices are $25 pre sale or $35 on the door.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Sep
      16th Sep


23-27 Albert Road
Moonah, TAS, 7009

Located 2.9K from Dowsing Point

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