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Travel guide North Tasmania

Editor's Choice - Hargate
By Lisa Monk

When it comes to things to see and do, and areas of immense natural beauty, Tasmania has more than its fair share… and Launceston certainly punches above its weight with so many sights to see, things to do, and experiences to enjoy and indulge in.  Known as ‘The Valley of the Senses’ thanks to the many flowers of the nearby Cataract Gorge, Launceston also has myriad restaurants, cafes and gourmet outlets to further tempt your senses. It is the third oldest city in Australia, behind Sydney and Hobart and has magnificent examples of Victorian and Georgian architecture, giving the city a mellow sense of history. Hargate sits very comfortably in Launceston, being a heritage listed Queen Anne Federation home built between 1900 and 1903.  It is a short drive from t... Read more

Review - Kentisbury Country House
By Penny Parsons

42 Lutterells Road West Kentish, North Tasmania This is country living at its best… views from every window, peaceful and serene and owners who make sure you have everything you need for the perfect break. Overall rating?         Excellent What makes Kentisbury Country House different? This is a lovely self-contained three bedroom home with timber floorboards throughout and any number of eye-catching rugs in the rooms.  There are views of the hills down to Lake Barrington and it is easy to feel far away from the rush and bustle of everyday life. Accommodation overview There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds and one with a double bed.  The rooms have high raked ceilings, lovely furnishings and there is good heating, with ... Read more

Review - Tenerfold Bed and Breakfast
By Penny Parsons

184 Melrose Road Aberdeen via Devonport, TAS The beautiful gardens and fragrance from the abundance of flowers is an abiding memory from our stay in this delightful B&B. Overall rating?         Outstanding What makes Tenerfold Bed and Breakfast different? This fully self-contained accommodation is attached to the main house, but has a separate entry, giving you privacy and sense of being removed from the hosts, but close by when needed. Accommodation overview Tenerfold B&B is very spacious and well appointed and has exceptional presentation.  There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and ensuite with a great sized spa bath and separate toilet, the other has two single beds and a separate bathroom.  The heated towel ... Read more

Review - Quamby Pines Chalet
By Penny Parsons

521 Quamby Brook Rd, Deloraine, North Tasmania An eco-certified, self-contained B&B in a beautiful valley, Quamby Pine Chalets has lots of room for children to run around.  There are plenty of animals on the farm for kids to see and feed. Overall rating?         Great What makes Quamby Pines Chalet different? On arrival our hosts were very welcoming with interesting conversation and the heater on in the room to take the chill off. This lovely valley setting is the right atmosphere for a relaxing holiday, taking advantage of the trout fishing, plenty of room to explore and local activities. Accommodation overview Quamby Pines Chalet has both the Cabin and Unit 2, which can be hired separately or together. The Chalet is a comfortable t... Read more

Review - Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
By Penny Parsons

52 William Street Westbury,  Northern Tasmania These historic and character-filled cottages are the perfect place to stay as you sample the delights of northern Tasmania. Overall rating?           Outstanding What makes the Westbury Gingerbread Cottages different? The name is the clue… these delightful cottages are old working buildings of the historic village of Westbury and they have been lovingly converted to a property with a real difference.  There are six cottages to choose from, dating back to the mid 1850s, that in their former life did time as a labourer’s cottage, the old bakery, servant’s quarters and more.  The cottages are filled with antiques and memorabilia of times past. Accommodation ... Read more

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