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Redcliffe House Colonial B&B Australia
Bed and Breakfast in Tasmania, Australia
Redcliffe House is a beautiful 1835 convict-built property offering modern facilities, and appeals to travellers with a wide range of interests – groups of friends, honeymooners, singles, small families, or couples. The house and grounds offer spacious guest areas and facilities for those who wish to have a BBQ ‘at home’. The property is just 1.5kms north of Swansea for guests who prefer to dine out but enjoy peace and serenity and a good night’s sleep in a rural 1835 homestead, waking to a delicious full cooked breakfast. A lovely base from which to explore Tasmania’s East Coast. The 5.5 hectare property runs alongside the Meredith River and has some lovely picnic spots under the gum trees next to the permanent water holes - beautiful to just sit and read a book, or take a dip in the warm river water.
We are renowned for the size and the quality of our breakfasts - great to set our visitors up for hiking the Freycinet Peninsula!
Local Area InformationRedcliffe House is central to many attractions:
· Swansea – on Great Oyster Bay overlooking the Freycinet National Park. Sheltered beaches safe for swimming in both the Swan River and Bay, surfing at Waterloo Point, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, bream fishing in the Swan River, bay fishing, outstanding beach and rock fishing, beach combing. Attractions include: Swansea Bark Mill & Wool Centre Swansea Bark Mill & Wool Centre (daily tastings, gourmet foods, classic country clothing, historic attraction), Kate’s Berry Farm (berries, jams, saucer, ice-cream, wine), Glamorgan Community Centre, historic walk,, art and craft galleries, 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, lawn bowls, badminton, cycling, fishing, beach combing, charter boat hire,
· Short trips include Duncombes Lookout, Dolphin Sands, Cranbrook, Little Swanport, Spiky Bridge (convict built) and Mayfield Beach Bridge (convict triple arch bridge) and beaches.
· Vineyards – Coombend (and olive groves), Spring Vale, Craigie Knowe, Bishops Rock, Freycinet Vineyard.
· Freycinet Marine Farm (oysters, mussels).
· Moulting Lagoon (seen from Friendly Beaches road) a natural breeding ground and sanctuary for black swan and other waterfowl.
· Freycinet National Park – offering some of the most spectacular scenery on Tasmania’s East Coast, including Hazard Range comprised of pink granite and Wineglass Bay, Sleepy Bay, Bluestone Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. The park has a series of well-defined walks, most of them within the capability of the average visitor, sea kayaking, abseiling, sea cliff and rock climbing, mountain biking, scenic flights, forests, wildflowers (including orchids) and native wildlife.
· Bicheno, said to be one of the most exciting locations for undersea diving in Australia – fairy penguin tours, East Coast Natureworld, diving, clean white sandy beaches, Blowhole, Whalers Lookout, Sealife Centre, Dive Centre, Glass Bottom Boat, Le Frog trike rides, scuba diving school, grave of Tasmanian Aborigjnal heroine Waubedebar, Australia’s bicentennial footway from Redbill Point north of Bicheno to the Blowhole at the south. Whalers Lookout provides good views, and in October and November gorgeous rock orchids native to the east coast
· Douglas-Apsley National Park – protects the last, large relatively undisturbed area of dry eucalypt in the State. It covers the catchments of the Douglas, Apsley and Denison Rivers and features spectacular gorges and waterfalls, including Heritage Falls on the Douglas River and the Apsley Gorge and calm water holes
· Lake Leake - trout fishing and deer hunting, boat hire.
· Campbelltown – convict brick trail, colonial buildings (The Grange, the Foxhunters Return, St Lukes Church, the Red Bridge). Campbell Town wool auctions, Winton estate buildings and gardens open for public tour with highlights including the woolshed and original blacksmiths shop with bellows and forge. Gatty Memorial (navigator on first ever round the world airplane flight, railway station, site of first telephone call in the southern hemisphere, showgrounds (Midland Show is the oldest continuous one in Australia and Ross on the Heritage Highway.
· Ross - Tasmanian Wool Centre, convict Female Factory site and original burial ground, stone carvings on Ross Bridge (built by convict stonemasons in 1836 and Australia’s third oldest bridge), historic landmarks such as Uniting Church and Man-O-Ross Hotel, specialty shops.
· Triabunna – woodchipping, scallop and abalone fishing. Tours of the woodchip plant are available.
· Maria Island – accessible by ferry from Triabunna – this park offers history, walks and abundant wildlife. Former penal colony (older than Port Arthur, but smaller – 750 men) with fossil cliffs, wild bird rookeries, open forest, fern gullies and convict ruins. Rock climbing, bird watching, surfing, scuba diving in Marine Reserve – no shops. Ruins of convict settlement established in 1825.
· Orford – The Old Convict Road is a genuine convict road, which is a delightful 40 minute return walk along the northern banks of the Prosser river. The Three Thumbs lookout provides magnificent views up and down the coast and to Maria Island and has barbecue facilities, located at the northern end of the drive. Light plane trips and charter boats to Maria Island. Raspins Beach, Shelley Beach and Spring Beach offer walks and safe swimming. Rheban Beach for shell collection, Prosser River – convict trail.
· Wielangta Forest and Relic Rainforest walk in the Sandspit Forest Reserve. Boardwalk through an ancient section of rainforest; a second walk passes the remnants of Wielangta – a once thriving sawmilling town.
|Type:||Bed and Breakfast|
|Location:||St Helens, Tasmania, Australia|
|Map : ||Sorry, no map.|
|This Property Sleeps:||12|
|Minimum Price Per Night:||A$105 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Night:||A$160|
|Nearest Airport:||Hobart or Launceston|
|Winter rate (double) $105-130
Summer rate (double) $126-$160
$50 deposit at time of booking - Amex, M/Card, Visa, Direct Deposit refundable if cancellation more than one week before commencement of booking
* Close to a golf course
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