Optional Activities

Point to Pinnacle & Point to Pub


Date: Sunday 17 November 2019
Time: 0700 – 1140
Website: www.pointtopinnacle.com.au
(1/8 to 30/09)
(1/10 to 1/11)
Point to Pinnacle – 21.1kms $75.00 $90.00
Point to Pub – 10kms $40.00 $55.00
Point to Pub – 10kms (Under 18) $30.00 $40.00

Point to Pinnacle & Point to Pub in Hobart is a half marathon and 10km. The half marathon run and recreational walk starts at Wrest Point Car Park, following Sandy Bay Road, left into Byron Street and left onto Davey Street at Hotel Soho. Davey Street becomes Huon Road as it travels the route to the right turn onto Pillinger Drive and on to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington. The course is 21.1km long and just over 1,270 metres in elevation. This race is physically challenging and scenically stunning.

The 10km fun run starts at Wrest Point car park following Sandy Bay Road, left into Byron Street and left into Davey Street at Hotel Soho. Davey Street becomes Huon Road as it travels the route to the Fern Tree Tavern. The course is 10km long and climbs 460m in elevation.

Both events start at the Wrest Point Car Park off Drysdale Place. The half marathon finishes on the pinnacle of Mount Wellington and the 10km at the Fern Tree Tavern.

Walkers Start: 7.00am (allowing 4 hours 40 minutes to complete the course)

Runners Start: 8.00am (allowing 3 hours 40 minutes to complete the course)

Point to Pub: 7.30am (allowing 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the course)

Finish Cut Off: 11.40am

Click here to download the event booklet.

If you are interested in participating you can express your interest via the Meeting registration site. If we receive enough interest from Meeting delegates, an ACEM team will be set up, so participants can join that team upon signing up of the run. Please note that you will need to register for the run/walk separately, when entries open on 1 August 2019.

The Agrarian Kitchen

Days: Varies
Time: 0900 – 1630
Location: 650 Lachlan Road, Lachlan
Cost: From $385.00 per person
Web Site: www.theagrariankitchen.com
Bookings: Book direct with the Agrarian Kitchen on 03 6261 1099

A sustainable farm-based cooking school situated in a 19th century schoolhouse. The Agrarian Kitchen is committed to reconnecting the kitchen with the land. Their aim is to create a place where people can rediscover the simple pleasures of gathering and cooking with produce as close to its source as possible.

The Agrarian Kitchen is a working farm that grows and uses heirloom varieties of fruit, vegetables and rare breed animals in its cooking classes and also sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisanal producers.

This paddock-to-plate cooking experience is suitable for all – those who are qualified chefs, home cooks, those who do not usually cook or just for those who would like to experience our agrarian way of living.  The day includes foraging, harvesting, cooking, learning, eating and drinking.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Days: Daily
Time: Tours at 1130, 1400 and 1530
Location: 593 Briggs Road, Brighton
Cost: Standard entry: Adults $30.00, children $16.00
Web Site: www.bonorong.com.au
Bookings: Book direct with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on (03) 6268 1184 or info@bonorong.com.au

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a rescue service for orphaned and injured wildlife. Only 30 minutes from Hobart, get up close and personal with Tasmania’s special species. Come and see active Tasmanian devils and learn about this incredibly unique species and its fight for survival. Hand feed our huge mob of free ranging kangaroos with a complimentary bag of kangaroo food on entry. Join a tour and meet orphan wombats and koalas.

Bruny Island Cruises

Days: Daily
Time: 1100 – 1400
Location: Ferry departs from 1005 Adventure Bay Road, Bruny Island
Cost: $135.00 per adult, $85.00 per child
Web Site: www.brunycruises.com.au
Bookings: Book online with Bruny Island Cruises

This multi-award winning three-hour eco-adventure cruise takes you through some of Tasmania’s unspoilt coastline like nobody else.  Safe, fast and comfortable boats ensure you’re right in the adventure – seeing everything up close, feeling every thrill and experiencing nature first hand.

Bruny Island boasts stunning natural cliff formations, among the tallest in the world. The awesome ‘Breathing Rock’, the towering ‘Monument’ and the lush emerald green forests of South Bruny – you will fall in love with this island paradise. The impressive array of sea and coastal wildlife rivals many national parks throughout the world. Meet the Bruny Island seals, dolphins, whales, albatross, eagles, gannet, shearwater and petrel who live in this delicate ecosystem.

Highly trained interpretative guides love what they do – they’ll make your experience fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

After an unforgettable three hour 50km journey, you’ll return you to shore knowing you’ve been involved in a remarkable voyage of discovery – not just Tasmania’s best, but simply one of the world’s great environmental travel experiences.

Cascade Brewery

Days: Daily
Time: 1.5 hour duration. Tours operate daily at 1100, 1230 and 1415
Location: 140 Cascade Road, South Hobart
Cost: $30.00 per person
Web Site: www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/#/brewery/tours
Bookings: Book direct with the Cascade Brewery on 03 6224 1117

It’s been called a must-do Hobart experience. Here you’ll learn about Australia’s oldest brewery, its finest beers, the brewing process and a little something our brewers call ‘The Feel”.
Intertwine it with some of the brewers’ stories and the beautiful ‘Woodstock’ gardens, before topping it off with a real taste of history – a fresh one directly from the taps.

Gourmania Food Tours

Days: Monday, Friday, Saturday
Time: Please refer to the website for available times
Location: Please refer to the website for locations
Cost: $95.00 – $170.00 per person
Web Site: www.gourmaniafoodtours.com.au
Bookings: Book online with Gourmania Food Tours

Gourmania Food Tours Tasmania was established in 2011 by pastry chef and sixth generation Tasmanian, Mary McNeill. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Hobart, Gourmania can introduce you to some of the people whose passion and talent stirs the pot of our blossoming food scene.  We visit great local businesses, many that are off the tourist trail, tucked away in the city. We create an experience that enables individual connections to the places we explore together.  Be prepared to be generously catered for!

MONA Museum & Art Gallery

Days: Wednesday – Monday
Time: 1000 – 1700
Location: 655 Main Road, Berriedale
Cost: $28.00 per person (no charge for Tasmanian residents and children under 18 years)
Web Site: www.mona.net.au

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula, only a 15 minute drive from the centre of Hobart. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. Walsh has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland.”

Mount Field National Park

Days: Daily
Location: 60 kilometres (1 hour dive) north-west of Hobart
Website: www.discovertasmania.com

Mount Field is the location of what must be the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania – Russell Falls. Its three elegant tiers, framed by lush vegetation, have attracted visitors for well over a hundred years.

The diversity of Mount Field’s 16,265 hectares (40,191 acres) is remarkable. Striking as the falls are, if you confine yourself to the area near the Visitor Centre at the bottom of the mountain you’ll miss an accessible and extraordinarily beautiful alpine experience – the Tarn Shelf above Lake Dobson.

Mount Field National Park is distinguished by its wide range of popular short, medium and longer walks. If you are an avid trekker intending to return to the park a number of times, a book on Tasmania’s bushwalks would be very useful.

Most of Tasmania’s land mammals are present in the park, and there’s a good chance you will see a small marsupial on one of the walking tracks or near the Visitor Centre.

Peppermint Bay Cruise and Lunch

Days: Daily
Time: 1030 – 1530, check website for available dates
Location: Departs Brooke Street Pier at 1030
Cost: $118.00 per person
Web Site: www.peppermintbaycruise.com.au
Bookings: Book direct with Peppermint Bay Cruises on 1300 137 919

The Peppermint Bay cruise takes in harbour and city views as it slices its way through the River Derwent. As you enter the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, dolphins will usher you into the pristine waters of Peppermint Bay.

Overlooking the picturesque Bruny Island, the hotel boasts the perfect setting to enjoy your delicious lunch on the water’s edge.

With a focus on fresh produce from their gardens and local producers, the food is as stunning as the views. Delicious Tasmanian wines, locally crafted beers and stellar service.

Raptor Refuse

The Raptor Refuge Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation established by Craig Webb on a 20-acre property overlooking Kettering and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.  In 1997 Craig returned to his birthplace of Tasmania after many years in the Kimberly working as a veterinary nurse and involved in all facets of wildlife care, he registered as a licensed wildlife carer with Nature Conservation branch of Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

This inspiring Refuge clearly reflects our dedication to caring and protecting Tasmania’s natural wildlife, and the proximity of the Refuge to the birds’ natural habitat is a great advantage to rehabilitation. The planting and mulching of many native trees also provides a more natural Bushland setting and privacy.

The outstanding feature of this facility is three of the largest raptor flight aviaries in the Southern Hemisphere, purpose-built to flight train Wedge-tailed eagles, Sea-Eagles and other birds, during their recovery from injury. The third massive flight aviary has increased flight facilities considerably, as we now have an in-house policy not to mix Sea-Eagles with Wedge-Tailed Eagles not to mention that these birds need a lot of care and often considerable time for rehabilitation. The nets are salmon netting from the aquaculture industry and are 21m high at its peak and 26m wide.

Along with the three huge flight aviaries there is a large owl aviary and nine slatted aviaries to house many and varied species of raptors, with one bank of aviaries built solely for quarantine purposes. These aviaries are proving to be a wonderful facility, and the water catchment plan is highly successful, providing a much needed resource for the Refuge.

An Education Centre has also recently been completed. The purpose-built Centre is an amazing, octagonal structure, with an inspiring steel eagle sculpture by Keith Smith adorning the top of its glass turret. Contact us to arrange a visit to the education centre.


You can book a private walk & talk to get up close to the various raptors at the refuge, it is a unique and educational experience with magnificent encounters with many species of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls. strictly approved bookings only. Please Note: To book a private walk & talk tour you can book minimum one (1) day in advance.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Days: Daily
Time: Open 7 days a week (refer to website for seasonal opening hours)
Location: Queens Domain, Hobart
Cost: No entry fee
Web Site: https://gardens.rtbg.tas.gov.au/
Bookings: No need to book

Tasman Island Cruises

Days: Daily
Time: Tours operate 7 days a week, 0745 – 1800
Location: Full day tours collect from Hobart waterfront office on Franklin Wharf
Cost: Adults $225.00, children $165.00
Web Site: www.tasmancruises.com.au
Bookings: Book direct with Tasman Island Cruises on 03 6250 2200

This award-winning wilderness cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. One of the highlights of the cruise is Tasman Island, a great landmark of the Southern Ocean – its slender white lighthouse is still a beacon for seafarers entering Storm Bay including during the famous annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Few places on Earth have such a rich variety of marine wildlife and seabirds. The Continental Shelf runs close to Tasman Island and an upwelling of nutrient from the ocean’s depths creates a smorgasbord for all the creatures in the complex food chain of the sea, from plankton and birdlife such as albatross to sharks, dolphins and southern right whales.

Highly trained, informative, entertaining and enthusiastic guides will take you on a full day tour from Hobart, which includes a three hour Wilderness Cruise, a return guided bus tour, morning tea and lunch.

Please note the prices and timings listed above are subject to change. Please visit the website provided for further information.

Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released