Tassie Family Pass
Don River Railway
Your Benefit: Single Entry & Train Ride *
Regular Price: Adult AUD $19.00; Child AUD $14.00
Forth Main Road, Don, Devonport
Phone Number: (03) 6424 6335
Operating Hours: Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm
Trains run on the hour between Don Station and Coles Beach 10:00am to 4:00pm * subject to closure in June & July for maintenance
The Van Diemen Light Railway Society. was formed in December 1971 as a voluntary organisation with the basic aim of preserving a representative selection of former Tasmanian Railway equipment for future generations to enjoy. After much searching for a suitable site the society decided to use the trackbed of the former Melrose line and began trading under the name “The Don River Railway”. The railway was established on the Don site in 1973, and trains commenced running in November 1976, the achievement and result of countless thousands of hours of voluntary labour provided by members of the Van Diemen Railway Society Inc. Their aim was to recreate the atmosphere of a genuine working passenger railway. Enthusiastic support has been received from the Devonport City Council, who own most of the land on which we operate. The Tasmanian Government has generously assisted us with Tourist Development Grants for sheds and other capital works including the station platforms at Don Village, Coles Beach, and the transfer of the Railway Station from Ulverstone to Don. The Emu Bay Railway Company have donated several items of rolling stock, and The Australian Government, through unemployment relief schemes, have helped us with locomotive and rolling stock restoration, some track work and other labour intensive work.
Brickendon Historic Farming Village
Your Benefit: Single Entry to Farm Village & Gardens
Regular Price: Adult AUD $12.00; Child AUD $4.50
Address: Woolmers Lane, Longford
Phone Number: (03) 6391 1251
Operating Hours: Tue – Sun 9:30am to 5:00pm
Tasmania’s only historic farming attraction, this magnificent 1824 estate remains in the same family which farmed it seven generations ago. It offers a rare insight into the world of early Tasmanian settlers, right down to the details of the buildings which were constructed of either pit-saw timber or convict made brick. Immerse yourself in the experience by feeding and cuddling the animals, playing historic games and wandering through the unique farm village complete with gothic Chapel.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Museum
Your Benefit: Single Entry
Regular Price: Adult AUD $10.00; Child AUD $3.30
Address: West Street, Beaconsfield
Phone Number: (03) 6383 1473
Operating Hours: 9.30am to 4.30pm
The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre is located in Beaconsfield, northern Tasmania. The Centre allows visitors to experience a time when computers did not exist and when hard labour and machinery were used to hunt for gold. The hands-on, interpretive displays let you step back in time and capture the rich history of the Tamar Valley. A feature display tells the story of the harrowing rockfall on Anzac Day, 2006, which trapped mineworkers underground. Brant Webb and Todd Russell were rescued after 14 days trapped in a small wire cage one kilometre (3000 feet) underground. At the Centre you can crawl through a tunnel and peer through a viewing hole halfway along where you will see a replica wire cage. The Centre is located on the site of the 19th century Tasmanian gold mine. The rich Tasman reef produced gold worth AUD450 million in today’s value. The museum features an extensive collection of mining memorabilia, artefacts and machinery. Explore the Grubb Shaft Mine; see the iron smelter, water wheel and working model of the mine’s dewatering pump, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. Beaconsfield is a 40-minute drive north of Launceston (43 kilometres/27 miles) in the Tamar Valley.
Cable Eagle Hang Glider
Your Benefit: Flight
Regular Price: Adult AUD $16.00; Child AUD $15.00
Address: Tahune Airwalk
Huon Valley, Main Road, Geeveston, TAS
Phone: (03) 6295 7170
Operating Hours: 9.30am – 4.30 (October – March)
10.30am – 3.30pm (April – September)
See the wilderness through the eyes of a wedge-tailed eagle, as you fly above the magnificent Southern Forests and the pristine Huon River. Eagle Hang Gliding uses approved safety methods to ensure your hang gliding simulation is one to remember. Eagle Hang Gliding will take you on a unique 400 metre flight, and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Flying days are subject to weather conditions, so please check with operators to avoid disappointment.