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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tin Dragon Trail Cottages Tasmania/Branxholm