Lalla: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Providence Vineyard is located near the township of Lilydale, in the Tamar Valley, Northern Tasmania.
Providence was founded by French winemaker Jean Miguet in 1956 and is the oldest of Tasmania's modern vineyards. The two-hectare (five-acre) vineyard produces pinot noir and chardonnay and a small amount of Riesling. The original pinot noir and chardonnay vines planted by Jean Miguet in 1956 still produce fruit used in the current vintages.
You can taste the range of award-winning Providence wines at the cellar door most of the year. Closed Mondays and open most other days. Freecall 1800 992 967 to check. The vineyard also sells a range of other fine Tasmanian wines of older vintages, and your purchased wines can be shipped Australia wide free of charge.
The Tamar Valley is one of Tasmania's premium wine producing regions. The area is characterised by a cool climate, loamy soils and long ripening periods; ideal conditions for high quality grapes and distinctively flavoured wines.
The Vineyard is a 25-minute drive north-east of Launceston (27 km) on the Tamar Valley Wine Route.
236 Lalla Road,
Lalla, TAS, 7267
Located 1.1K from Lalla
Hollybank Forest Reserve
Hollybank Forest Reserve is just a 20-minute drive from Launceston.
This is one of Tasmania's most popular picnic areas and has a distinctly European flavour. In autumn, exotic deciduous trees are a colourful contrast to the natives.
A 40-minute walk passes through examples of Tasmania's major production forest types in a demonstration forest. Interpretive signs show how each forest type is harvested and regenerated.
The reserve also contains 20 kilometres of dedicated world-class mountain bike trails descending through the forest with short and long loops suitable for beginner and advanced riders.
For the more adventurous there's a ten kilometre descent called the Juggernaut that will challenge the best of riders.
Underwood, TAS, 7268
Located 5.0K from Lalla
Trees Adventure - Underwood Park
Trees Adventure Underwood Park is one of newest ultimate Treetop experiences in the Tasmania.
It features exciting and challenging courses that become increasingly difficult as you climb higher into the canopy, which means that you can find the right level to suit you between two and 25 metres up. In a two hour session, you will be swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the Pine Trees of Hollybank Forests.
This will suit all the family from four to 75 years and over, with a total of seven courses to choose from and over 70 challenges including ten flying foxes. It is made for the whole family. Bookings are essential.
Located at Hollybank Treetops Adventure, you could even have a whole day out and take on a Segway Tour or a Zipline Canopy Tour.
66 Hollybank Road
Underwood, TAS, 7268
Located 5.5K from Lalla
Brook Eden Vineyard
Brook Eden Vineyard in north-east Tasmania produces exquisite, cool-climate still and sparkling wines.
Established in 1988 on the banks of Pipers Brook, Brook Eden is nestled in a picturesque valley of rolling green hills. The vineyards are sited along an ancient ridge of deep, gravelly, well-drained, volcanic soil, with Pipers Brook on one side and a spring-fed, native wetland on the other.
At 41? south, and the start of the famed roaring forties, Brook Eden is true cool-climate viticulture. With more sunshine hours per day in summer than on the mainland and our cool, sometimes wind-swept site, our old, well-established, unirrigated vines must struggle a little. They slowly ripen their fruit during a growing season which is one of the longest in Australia.
This long slow ripening produces fruit with exceptional flavour and aroma and an ideal balance of sugar and acid. This results in elegant, aromatic wines with intense varietal flavours and distinct regional characteristics.
You can experience free tasting of award winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a lively Pinot Rose from our cellar door.
167 Adams Road,
(Highway off C818)
Lebrina, TAS, 7254
Located 12.6K from Lalla
Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve
The Tamar Island Wetlands is a unique urban wetlands reserve just a ten-minute drive from Launceston. A short (500 metre) walk from the interpretation centre takes you to a bird hide with seating where you can observe wetland birds on the lagoon and enjoy a restful break.
An outstanding interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the value of the wetlands. The interpretation centre and the boardwalk to the island have easy wheelchair access and both have disabled toilet facilities.
The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre offers a range of activities for both adults and children. Volunteers present talks and activities on topics such as wetlands ecology, macro-invertebrates and the pest fish species Gambusia.
A Discovery Ranger program operates daily over the summer holiday period.
West Tamar Road
Riverside, TAS, 7250
Located 15.8K from Lalla
Hillwood Berry Farm
The iconic Hillwood Berry Farm offers the perfect experience for the entire family. Visitors can experience the sweeter side of farming with freshly picked or Pick Your Own strawberries, raspberries, loganberries, black and red and currants.
Relax in the fully licensed Farm caf? with a huge variety of devilishly delicious sweet treats including our famous Super Deluxe Ice Cream Sundae.
Tastings and sales available of farm-made fruit jams, fruit vinegars, wines, liqueurs, schnapps and more.
If you are looking for the gift for someone you love, or simply to treat yourself, Hillwood Berry Farm offers a huge selection of hand-made, organic beauty, bath and skin therapy range.
Visit one of the many farm animals or simply soak up the sunshine on the deck. Comprehensive outside and inside kids activity areas.
Live music from 1400-1600 every Saturday.
Everything is hand-made on site or locally. Group bookings available.
Come visit Hillwood Berry Farm and enjoy the sweeter side of farming.
Only 20 minutes north of Launceston on the East Tamar - follow the tractor logo! We're less than one kilometre from the turn-off.
105 Hillwood Road
Hillwood, TAS, 7252
Located 15.8K from Lalla
St Matthias' Anglican Church
"Visitors gaze on a little village church, simple and unpretentious in design, standing on the grassy river bank, backed with fine trees and reflected in the calm water of the Tamar River" (Frank Heyward, The Examiner 1939).
St Matthias' Anglican Church, surrounded by a beautiful, peaceful 173 year old graveyard, is located in the rural village of Windermere and is a heritage-listed icon in Northern Tasmania. The church was built in 1842 fulfilling a promise by Dr Matthius Gaunt to his young wife before they left England. His wife was concerned that there may not be a church in the area where they would make their home. Dr Gaunt promised that if there was not, he would build one for her. St Matthias' is one of Australia's oldest rural churches and has been in continuous use since its foundation. A Eucharist Service is held every second and fourth Sunday at 1030.
The church has been painted and photographed by many recognised artists. This beautiful bluestone gothic chapel with its romantic history is a popular spot for weddings, baptisms and picnics. The scenic drive around Windermere Road is an easy detour from the East Tamar Highway and offers spectacular river views.
431 Windermere Road
Windermere, TAS, 7252
Located 15.9K from Lalla
Mowbray Golf Club Ltd
Mowbray Golf Club Ltd offers an 18-hole championship golf course in Launceston, Northern Tasmania.
The meticulously kept course is located just minutes out of Launceston's central business district (par 71). The club has excellent facilities including a licensed clubhouse and function centre, open seven days a week. The golf club provides a greenbelt environment within the northern suburban area of Launceston and allows local citizens to enjoy the club's sporting and first class amenities. A full time registered PGA golf professional is available for golf lessons, as well as offering the largest stocked golf shop in the northern suburbs. You can purchase all major brands of golf clubs at the golf shop with tailor-made clubs also available. Hire a motorised golf cart or choose to use a push buggy. The club is private and has a state-wide reputation as a friendly, hospitable club. It offers members and their guests a quality golf course and top facilities including onsite parking.
Mowbray Golf Club Ltd is located approximately a five-minute drive from central Launceston.
Mowbray, TAS, 7248
Located 16.0K from Lalla
Hepburn's Woodcraft and Private Fishery
Hepburn's Woodcraft and Private Fishery is located at Nunamara in North East Tasmania.
Hepburn's Woodcraft features the work of owner Andrew Hepburn who creates timber products from Tasmanian specialty timbers. Andrew's work can be purchased from his website or on site.
You can also visit the property's private fishery to fly fish for rainbow trout. Enjoy an affordable half-day's fly fishing here; rod hire and fly-fishing tuition are available and no license is required. The fishery has a bag limit of two fish per person and bookings are essential.
Nunamara is close to the Mt Barrow State Reserve. The Reserve covers an area of 459 hectares (113 acres) which includes Mount Barrow (1413 metres), one of the tallest mountains in the north-east highlands. Here you can bushwalk through rainforest and alpine vegetation and enjoy spectacular views and scenery. The Reserve is also a popular location for rock-climbing and hang-gliding.
Nunamara is a 20-minute drive from Launceston (20 km) and a 40-minute drive from Scottsdale (48 km).
149 Patersonia Road
Nunamara, TAS, 7259
Located 16.3K from Lalla