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March 29, 2016

Visitors to Tasmania are often surprised to find that it is Australia’s most inventive state with creative ideas and industries constantly emerging. Your holiday in Tasmania gives you the chance to experience this entrepreneurial spirit first hand at the Bright Ideas Innovation and Opportunities in Western Tasmania Festival to be held in Strahan and Queenstown from 4 – 7 August 2016.

This year marks the centenary of Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife. In order to celebrate, they have combined with Science Week to produce this unique, fun festival. There will be brainstorming sessions, informative talks, steam train rides, musical performances and even an amazing race.

One of the main highlights will be Reach For The Stars With Planet Pete at View 42° Restaurant in Strahan on Friday 5 August. Inspired by Heston Blumenthal, the chefs will take you to another planet with their astronomy-themed menu. During the dinner, Peter Sayers, an astrophotographer, will entertain you with his out of this world presentation. You are encouraged to bring your own telescope as Peter plans to move diners outside after dinner to appreciate the brilliant Tasmanian night sky.

If you are visiting western Tasmania in August, make sure you plan to participate in some of the activities at the Bright Ideas Innovation and Opportunities in Western Tasmania celebration. Catered events such as Reach For the Stars With Planet Pete will have limited places so make sure you book early.

Friday 5th August

6pm - 9.30pm
Adults: $45 | Children (under 14yrs): $22.50
To book please call 6471 4200 or email

Click here to visit the event Facebook page

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