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Tin Dragon Trail Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Branxholm B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hobart, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Tin Dragon Cottages hidden gem”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Tin Dragon Cottages at Branxholm is a hidden gem! It is missed by the folk that stick to ‘icon’ tourism. That’s their loss because it’s really rewarding to get out there and discover the real Tasmania. Hosts Graham and Christine strongly support the intriguing Tin Dragon Trail of Chinese heritage with walks and interpretation (on their property & adjacent) that take you back to the 1880s when there were10 Chinese tin miners at Branxholm for every European. Alpacas, chooks, an invitation to pick fresh veges from the garden, a mini-hydro scheme, generous breakfast provisions are among the fringe benefits. But it is really the peace and the ambience of this beautiful place beside the Ringarooma River that makes 3 nights not long enough of a stay! There is no better accommodation between Launceston and the East Coast, and that is an under-rated arc of Tasmania.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

My mate and I went Quad bike riding around the Weldborough area and decided to stay at Tin Dragon cottages. It was a wonderful place and perfect to get a good warm nights rest. Upon arrival we were greater by the hosts Christine and Graham and were shown around the cottage and general area of the farm. The cottage we stayed in had 2 double bed rooms, large living area, well stocked kitchen and large bathroom. Gas heating kept the place nice and warm with electric heater when sleeping. Although we never got to explore much around the cottages due to riding every day, I noticed there was a beautiful river and walking trails very close by which would be great to explore. We will definitely be staying there again on next years ride up there.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Hobart
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We recently spent three nights enjoying both the wonderful Tin Dragon Trail Cottages and also the great local hospitality on offer in the North East of Tasmania. Plenty to see: Pyengana cheese, pub in the paddock, Tin dragon Trail visitor center, St Columba Falls, the beaches of Bridport and wineries beyond. Wonderful accommodation in an idyllic location and well appointed. Highly recommend that anyone looking for for a relaxing escape anywhere in Tasmania gives the Tin Dragon Trail cottages a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

What a wonderful, magical place to spend a few peaceful days. The studio cabin we stayed in looks out across a meadow with chooks & alpacas roaming across it, down to the tree-lined Ringarooma River which borders two sides of the property, and then on the other side there are green hills and cliffs - almost impossibly picturesque.
The cabin facilities are superb - comfy double bed, warm (double) showers, a gas heater that keeps even the coldest Tassie night at bay, all the makings of an extensive breakfast (including eggs from those chooks you see and hear in the meadow), plunger coffee, nice tea, hot chocololate (essential for those cold Tassie nights) AND an outdoor spa bath that allows you to lounge in warmth and luxury while staring at your partner, and the stars!
You can spend hours down at the river - we were lucky enough to spot (briefly) one of the elusive platypus who live in the river. The people in the cabin next to us scored several sightings the day before - maybe they were quieter than us.
We had a great walk along the Tin Dragon Trail which runs from a restored hut on the property which has a fascinating introduction into the history of Chinese involvement in the tin mining industry in north-east Tasmania. Look out for the amazing statue silhouettes along the path, which starts in an old water wash used to extract tin ore from the dirt.
In short, this is a magic, unforgettable experience, and my only regret is that it has taken us so long to get there for a visit. We will be back. This is a tremendous place to visit & do nothing, do a lot, visit all of the north east, or just put up your feet and enjoy the relaxed environment. You can't go wrong.
Christine & Graham are superb hosts, and can assist you with any query both great or small. You'll kick yourself if you don't get there!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stayed 2 nights at Tin Dragon after having completed the Overlander track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair over 6 days- the secluded cottages with outdoor spas are the perfect way to relax. Landscape is idyllic Australian farmland (with a South American touch...a herd of friendly alpacas!), with a small river running along the back of the property providing glimpses of a resident platypus at dawn and dusk. Cottages are beautifully designed and decorated and, as well as providing eggs and bacon for breakfast, the owners have been thoughtful enough to provide all necessary condiments and cooking ingredients (oil etc) to ensure you don't need to go into town mid-barbecue. They also generously offer access to their vegie patch as part of the deal. Perfect for an anniversary or other romantic getaway.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Tin Dragon Trail Cottages
Address: 3 Coxs Lane, Branxholm, Tasmania 7261, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Branxholm
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Branxholm
Price range (per night): $152 - $316
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer romance, seclusion and privacy in fully self-contained two-bedroom and studio spa-cottages each with river views - situated on a 36 acre bush alpaca farm. Each cottage has a private outdoor dining area with bar-be-que and the studio cottages have an outdoor heated spa. Principles of ecological sustainability are combined with the comforts of a luxurious retreat. Your only disturbance might be from the occasional inquisitive pademelon or soaring eagle. This stretch of the Ringarooma River is favored by fly fishermen. Chinese heritage is celebrated with an interpretation centre, landscape art and walking tracks through historic mining and water races. ... more   less 
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Tin Dragon Trail Cottages Tasmania/Branxholm

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