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Travel guide North Tasmania

Great value family retreat in northern Tasmania
By Alex Sturman

Kenya Cottage, Deloraine Tasmania Pack up the children and head to Tasmania’s north for a great value family escape. Kenya Cottage in Deloraine has two queen rooms and one room with two single beds and a cot, and is perfect for families. The cottage has lots of books, DVDs and games for the children and a great garden for hide and seek! Parents will love the comfortable beds, log fire and casual ambience of the cottage as well as the great location, only a short walk from the river and town centre. The children will love feeding the ducks and trying to spot the resident platypus in the Meander river. Local food and wine are plentiful in the surrounding areas with a chocolate and cheese factory nearby, as well as raspberry, salmon and honey farms and the Tamar Valley ... Read more

Love Grove Guest House - a world apart
By Tania and John Roberts

Love Grove lies in the foothills of Cradle Mountain. Nestled on a secluded 40 acres of native forest, the property offers absolute peace and privacy. Our self-contained unit offers special little touches rarely found anywhere else. Guests can relax in the large 2 person spa and drink complimentaary port, while watching the native animals emerge to feed. They can enjoy their complimentary breakfast hamper (bacon, eggs, juices, fruits) on their own private deck, viewing the morning mist rising up from the deep valleys that Love Grove sits upon. We believe that guest should not have to pay the earth for luxury, and we have kept Love Grove affordable so everyone can stay at a luxury accommodation. Bath robes, embroidered linen, bath sheets, port, snuggle blankets, magazines, washing powder, ... Read more

By Kylie Jane Degeling

Drive along the Mersey River from Devonport and you’ll discover the historic town of Latrobe, which prides itself on being the 'platypus capital of the world'. Previously a shipyard town, today it is a popular destination for tourists who come to explore the historic buildings from the 1840s, contemplate antique and art purchases in the various galleries, and relax with a latte or cappuccino. Its proximity to Devonport gives it the best of both worlds – close enough to enjoy all the sights of the city, while still being peaceful enough to truly relax and unwind. Things to do: Most people are drawn to the outdoors when they travel in Tasmania. The fresh breezes, waterways which are perfect for fishing, canoeing, and swimming, and the many fantastic places to explore by foot... Read more

Cradle Mountain
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Rising 1545 metres above sea level, and towering over Dove Lake, Lake Wilks and Crater Lake, Cradle Mountain was aptly named in 1827 by surveyor Joseph Fossey. Formed by millennia of glacial sculpting, this unique peak is part of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, within the vast Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Despite its popularity among outdoor enthusiasts, artists, athletes, families, couples and tour groups, it is easy to find your own space to explore, reflect, and rejuvenate.  Things To Do The most important items you’ll need to pack in your bag are good walking boots and a camera, because Cradle Mountain is all about the scenery and enjoying life in the Tasmanian wilderness. With that in mind, make sure you stop into the Cradle Mountain... Read more

By Kylie Jane Degeling

This delightful Tasmanian city nestled in the Tamar Valley is often nicknamed The Valley of the Senses. Some believe the reason for this nickname is the aromatic and colourful flowers of Cataract Gorge. Others consider the city’s reputation for fine wines and gourmet food to be the main reason. But in reality, it is due to all of these, as well as the caress of gentle breezes and lush moss, the sounds of rushing water in the Gorge during floods, and the songs of regional birds in the abundant bushland. Founded in 1805, this historic city is actually the third oldest in Australia (with Sydney and Hobart being the first and second respectively). It was originally called Patersonia, after Lieutenant Colonel Paterson (coincidentally, one of my distant relatives) but he later changed it ... Read more

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