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Blackstone Heights: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Trevallyn Dam

Trevallyn Dam is within the Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on the South Esk River, just outside of Launceston in Tasmania's north and is a great spot for picnics, trail walks and boating on the dam.
Visitors to the reserve can walk along the South Esk River gorge, see the Trevallyn Dam wall in flood and experience cable hang-gliding.
There's also an open grassy reserve that's home to resident wombats and ducks.
Enjoy short walks to lookouts or a longer walk from the gorge past the Trevallyn Power Station.
During summer, the water is ideal for swimming and the shores of Lake Trevallyn are used by the Launceston community for water skiing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Find a spot in the spacious undercover barbecue area to have lunch.
Trevallyn Dam is less than a 10-minute drive from Launceston's CBD.

Gorge Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 2.0K from Blackstone Heights

Country Club Tasmania (Golf Course)

Country Club Tasmania Golf Course is a championship 18-hole golf course in Launceston. Designed by Mike Wolveridge and British Open champion Peter Thompson, the scenic outlooks, challenging fairways and expansive greens are of international standard.
For the perfect leisure activity or corporate pursuit, this 72 par course is open seven days a week. The covered driving range with distance markers is ideal to brush up on your swing or book a lesson with the resident coaching professional.
A fully stocked golf pro shop is available, providing everything from equipment hire and purchase to motorised golf carts. Take your time on the picturesque course, meticulously maintained by a team of greenkeepers.

Country Club Avenue
Prospect Vale, TAS, 7250

Located 3.5K from Blackstone Heights

Cataract Gorge Reserve

The Cataract Gorge Reserve on the South Esk River is a unique natural formation just minutes from central Launceston.
The Gorge has walking tacks, swimming pool, the world's longest single span chairlift, a restaurant, cafe, a suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Peacocks and native wildlife add to the experience.
On the southern side of the river is First Basin, featuring a swimming pool and an open area surrounded by bushland. This part of the Gorge is popular with locals for picnics and barbecues.
On the shady northern side, known as the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden with ferns and exotic plants. Relax on the rolling lawns, take shade under the rotunda and enjoy lunch with a view from the restaurant.
There's also a kiosk and tea rooms where you can enjoy a cup of tea and scones.
Wander across the footbridge that links the two areas or take a chairlift ride across the expansive Gorge.
Further upstream is the historic Duck Reach Power Station, now an interpretation centre and well worth the short walk.
Spend an hour or spend a day: the Gorge has something for everyone.

69 Basin Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 4.2K from Blackstone Heights

Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift

Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift lets you view magnificent Cataract Gorge from above, located in Northern Tasmania.
Take in the spectacular features of Cataract Gorge from this single-span chairlift. View the South Esk River in a serene or turbulent mood after a flood as well as tree rhododendrons and fern glades.
It takes about eight minutes to take the ride across Cataract Gorge and First Basin. Top speed is a sedate one metre per second, but usually the chairlift runs slower than that to afford passengers a longer ride.
It is about 457 metres (1462 feet) from station to station, with a central span between two pylons of 308 metres (985 feet), believed to be the longest single span of any chairlift in the world. Since its opening in 1972, the chairlift has established a 100 percent safety record.
Be sure to also wander the grounds below the chairlift, where you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, tea rooms and the delightful peacocks who inhabit the area.
Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift is around a 15-minute walk from Launceston's central business district.

67 Basin Road
West Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 4.3K from Blackstone Heights

Penny Royal Adventures

The Penny Royal offers a rich experience steeped in convict history dating back to Van Diemen's Land in 1825. Board the Dark Ride or the Brigg Tamar and immerse yourself in the escapades of infamous local bushranger Mathew Brady, scamper along the cliff walk, experience the quick jump, zip across the site, climb the cliffs and mine for gemstones and gold.
Beware the authentic 24 pound cannon fire! After an action packed day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the picturesque replica 1825 stone buildings overlooking the lagoon as you indulge in great local food, fine Tasmanian wines and craft.

1 Bridge Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 4.9K from Blackstone Heights

Blackstone Heights: Events

The Icebreaker Multisport Challenge

Tasmania is a Mecca for multisport events with its rugged landscapes and varied climate Tasmania has it all. 2017 sees the fifth Icebreaker Multisport race set in the beautiful surrounds of the Lake Trevallyn Nature Reserve, only 5 minutes of the Launceston CBD.
The peaceful waters of Lake Trevallyn will be the first of the three disciplines to be tackled by competitors with a 9 km kayak, then it a short but challenging run from the lake's edge to the transition zone where competitors will embark on a 18 km Mountain Bike ride through the bush lands. Back into transition and then head out on an awesome trail run 8.5 km trail run along the edge of the lake and back through bush trails to the finish line. The Icebreaker Challenge can be tackled Individually or in a Team of 2 or 3 people. A Dry Docker option is also available for entrants interested in tackling the Mountain Bike and Run legs. A Kids Adventure Race will be held as well as an Expo of food and multisport products to provide something for everyone.

Event Dates
      28th May

Reatta Road
Trevallyn, TAS, 7250

Located 3.1K from Blackstone Heights

Yin Yoga By Tina

1hour Yin Yoga Classes held upstairs at Stillwater Providore on Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays 6pm.
The class is suitable for all levels including beginners and is hosted by local yoga teacher Tina Stephens.
This style of yoga is designed to leave you feeling stress free, allowing you to enjoy your holiday even more!

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2 Bridge Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 5.0K from Blackstone Heights


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!

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      3rd Jun
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St Ailbes Hall 46 Margaret Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 5.2K from Blackstone Heights

My Closet Market

My Closet Market is a Tasmania's biggest fashion market for men's and women's new and pre-loved clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories:
Next market is 12-3pm Saturday 24 June at St Ailbe's Hall, 46 Margaret Street, Launceston.

Event Dates
      24th Jun

46 Margaret Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 5.3K from Blackstone Heights

TasTAFE Drysdale's Great Chefs Series 2017 - Launceston

Between the months of March and August 2017, TasTAFE Drysdale presents the 'Great Chefs Series' in Launceston and Hobart. The series is an opportunity for some of the most influential culinary minds on the planet to mentor, coach and collaborate with the developing talent within the Tasmanian hospitality industry and TasTAFE Drysdale using Tasmanian produce.
TasTAFE Drysdale students across the Cookery, Hospitality, Tourism and Events program areas will enjoy an educational experience that will culminate in working with each 'Great Chef' to deliver a degustation dinner for the public. Each dinner is partnered with some of the finest cool climate sparkling, still and fortified wines from Tasmania's world class wineries.
The Launceston line-up includes world-class international chefs Alain Passard, Dominique Crenn and Christian Puglisi (March and April) along with Australian chefs Guillaume Brahimi, David Moyle (April and May), Phil Wood and Mike McEnearney (July and August).
After participating in the series in Launceston in 2016, Jacques Reymond and Mark Best will team up with TasTAFE Drysdale to offer Great Chefs degustation dinners in Hobart for the first time in 2017.
TasTAFE Drysdale looks forward to welcoming you to our Great Chefs dinners in 2017!

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93 Paterson Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 5.4K from Blackstone Heights

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