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Shene Tasmania

76 Shene Rd, Pontville, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 408 020 007
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Step Back In Time. Delightful Place & People.

This place is an unexpected highlight of a tour of Tasmania. Our visit to Shene was as part of a... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
William B
Perth, Australia
Pleasant hosts, lovely stop

This stop was part of a bigger tour on a cruise ship excursion, but it's open to the general public... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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Come and explore a 19th Century Country Estate and join us for a private escorted tour of Shene Estate 1819. Located at Pontville, 30 minutes drive from Hobart, and 15 minutes from MONA and Richmond. Each tour is personally escorted by a family member. An exclusive behind the scenes tour of this historic site created by convict labour and the Butler's family vision. Never before open to the public. Tour includes access to the historic site's Georgian farmhouse, 1850's Gothic stables, 1840's convict built barn, dairy and outbuildings. Tours - daily at 10:00am & 2:00pm by Appointment. All bookings are made online. Option 1. Butler's Bounty Tour- walking tour including morning or afternoon tea served in the 1850's Gothic stables $35.00, duration two hours. Option 2. Walk in History Tour - Guided walking tour: $25.00, duration 90 minutes. Upon booking online, confirmation and directions to Shene Estate will be provided. Shene Estate is passionate about ensuring that your visit is a highlight of your time in Tasmania. Shene Estate is a privately funded conservation project. Tours play a vital and active part in the historic sites future. Shene was a finalist in the 2012 Tasmanian Tourism Awards.
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76 Shene Rd, Pontville, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 408 020 007
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place is an unexpected highlight of a tour of Tasmania. Our visit to Shene was as part of a cruise visit to Hobart and I had no great expectations. I could not have been more wrong. This place is a families heritage project that...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This stop was part of a bigger tour on a cruise ship excursion, but it's open to the general public as well. A nice little place to stop, a bit of history, a distillery & a lovely family who are passionate about conservation & what...More

1  Thank sm05060
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A tour of the Shene historic estate dating back to the early 1800s is a delightful experience and a step back into the colourful history of early settlers who were passionate about their horses. David and Anne will delight you with their passion and love...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Our car club enjoyed an interesting visit to Shene. There was a great morning tea, followed by an interesting tour of the historic stables, barn and owners homestead. These are people who know about hospitality. The entire experience was without fault. I highly recommend this...More

Thank RoderickForce
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We decided to go out for a Sunday drive and called into Shene estate as we had tried their Poltergeist Gin and wanted to have a quick look at the distillery and estate. When we arrived we were greeted like old friends by David, owner...More

Thank HX76LS2
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Shene is a labour of love, work in progress conservation project lovingly restoring a Cotswold style stables and farmhouse built in the early 1800. The family funds this impressive project through the distilling and marketing of spectacular gins and whiskeys. The distillery is also located...More

Thank AmateurAnthroplogist
Reviewed 26 December 2016

On a flying weekend visit to Hobart, my sister in law took me out to a wonderful little gin distillery in Pontville, a little north of Hobart located in the rolling farmlands of the State. Started in the 1840s as the ancestral home of the...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The staff went out of their way to share with us the history of this stunning place. This is a must stop for any visit to Tassie. The distillery is creating some brilliant gin and whisky. We accidentally arrived when it was closed yet they...More

Thank Leighroy A
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This visit was an organized stop on our AATkings bus tour of tassie. It was brilliant, a family owned estate, being lovingly restored by them . We had a terrific homemade morning tea(beautifully presented) ,followed by a tour of the estate by the very passionate...More

Thank ozzycruisers
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Visited while researching Tasmanian whisky distilleries. An amazing site, already an established gin distillery and now a whisky distillery. The stables are amazing.

1  Thank Philip M
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