Right in the beautiful heart of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, Launceston, our stunning cottages are fully furnished with 2 or 3 beds each. Each cottage has breathtaking Mountain and River views and are within 500 metres walk of everything you may need during your stay such as: shops, chemist, hairdresser, tavern, bakery and much more. However our cottages are so incredible, you may never want to leave!
The location is not that far from the Launceston CBD, but just far enough out of the city for that rural feeling, surrounded by orchards, vineyards, we even have friendly horses at the back, cows, ducks along side and our own chickens. And of course wildlife on our own property such as wallebies, cockatoos, echidnas etc.
Amazingly if you like walking, very close by we have the Tamar Island Wetlands (Tamar River Conservation Area) where you can casually walk to Tamar Island and surrounding natural river reserves at nil cost. Or behind us is the Notley Fern Gorge is a reserve (11ha) managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife. Drive along Bridgenorth Road for approximately 10 minutes where you’ll be rewarded with a short walking track (1.5kms return) leading through a forest of large, old
eucalypts with a rainforest understory.
The lovely walk in northern Tasmania was re-opened to the public in mid-2014. Bridges were replaced and the track repaired after flooding caused damage in August 2013. Parks and Wildlife say Notley Fern Gorge “provides an experience of the landscape of the Tamar Valley before European settlement”.
Well if you are a wine lover, welcome to the Tamar Valley Wine Route – one of the world’s top 10 wine routes. With 16 vineyards – many small and family-owned – the growers themselves will often greet you and explain just how the wine is made… But there is so much more to the Tamar Valley than just wine. The Tamar Valley Arts Trail – with local artists dotted from Legana through to Clarence Point – is a unique space where you can meet the artist in their studio! Throw in a brief stop at Brady’s Lookout, the home of the nineteenth century bush-ranger Mathew Brady to get a postcard photo opportunity.
Now head to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, which shows the workings of the old mine, recalls the boom days of gold, the events of the 2006 mine rescue and Tamar Valley history. Only a few minutes up the road is Beauty Point where you can visit Seahorse World and the Platypus House.
Return south, but this time cross the Batman Bridge. The Eastern side of the Tamar River is brimming with experiences not to be missed! You will find more wineries, the Hillwood Berry Farm, or further north you will find George Town where you can have dinner at The Cover restaurant at Peppers, York Cove.