Fitzpatrick's Inn

56 Meander Valley Road, Launceston, 7303, Australia
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Accomodation in or around Launceston

by Audrey118

This is well in advance planning, but becos there will be at least 10 pax, if not 12, and during late January, it is peak season.

We will be flying in from Melbourne to Hobart, driving past Richmond to stay 2 nights in Bichenon (any accomodation tips there also welcome - we have considered Diamond Bay), and then off to Launceston for another 2 nights.

we are looking for exclusive type of accomodation where cost is irrelevant. Some accomodation does not permit children - we have one child, 10 years old travelling with us. It may be a private villa, chef runned historical home, or scenic view apartments. It need not be smack in city centre, as we will have cars...10-15 mins outside of Launceston is OK with us.

thanks in advance

RE: Accomodation in or around Launceston

by sarahreynold

My tip is the Chancellor Resort Tamar Valley Grindelwald, this is in the Tamar Valley close to the wineries, lovely countryside, it's about 30 mins into town but in itself it is a great area, in fact you will probably spend more time here that the town itself. It has a pool etc. if you prefer closer the Country Club Villas at prospect vale are about 10 minutes from town, it has pool, spa and sauna, next to the Golf Course, no problem for kids and this place actually charged less for kid's breakfast as a bonus, 4 or 5 of you can get into the big villa apartments wuith enough beds for all, so you could get away with 2 of them and for all of you probably would work out a great deal. We used www.melbourne.travelreporter.com, click on Hobart and then click for launceston, you can pay in USD but prices are based on local Australian rates as that is the market they seem to cater for so some nice deals.

RE: Accomodation in or around Launceston

by sarahreynold

Sorry didn't notice you also asked about Bicheno, there is not too much accommodation, if with a large group perhaps the Diamond Islanr resort would be best as they have 2 bedroom cottages. View of the coast, pool and tennis. You also have the Beachfront Bicheno Family Resort.

RE: RE: Accomodation in or around Launceston

by Audrey118

Sarah
thanks for the tips - looks like Diamond Islands is the best bet for us to get there. In 1996, we did go to Bicheno and had our best green grilled lobster, and that is why we are going back this way.
We want to stay nearer to Launceston becos on that weekend, we are celebrating a fren's birthday and we want to dine at Fee and Me (something of that sounding) which has best best food.

Last year, I posted a similar question for Auckland - and VTer bjoern tipped me with Edgecliff at Bays of Islands. It was a huge private home, 4 levels - and has the best location which has stunning water views. The place is runned by a guy who used to write for the weekend Syd Telegraph, used to run a winery, and it was simply awesome. Breakfast and dinner was included in the bill, and we hardly got out of the house and spent most of our time enjoying the place and the 360 degree water view!! We are actually looking for something like this - rather than a commercial place. Liked i said, prices are really not in our mind at all.

Travel Tips for Launceston

Cataract Gorge Reserve:Alexandra Suspension Bridge

by xuessium

Upsteam of the First Basin is the Alexandra Suspension Bridge. If you are feeling a little adventurous, cross the Gorge on what is known locally as "the swinging bridge"! This masterful piece of 19th century engineering was opened in 1904. It was washed away by the Great Flood of 1929 but restored a few years later. The bridge was named after Queen Alexandra, consort to King Edward VII. Crossing it will provide you with fine views on both sides of the gorge. From near the bridge, you can make your way up to either the Alexandra Lookout or the Cataract Lookout for a birdeye's view.

For those still keen to walk on, it is possible to continue on walking tracks to reach the Second Basin further up in the gorge, as well as Duck Reach. 45 minutes each way. (Duck Reach is the site of the first municipal hydroelectric power station in Australia and had provided power from 1895 to 1955)
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GREAT WESTERN TIERS - CARRICK

by balhannah

CARRICK, is another old town, worth stopping at, and going for a walk around.

Some of the historic buildings St. Andrews church (1848) Carrick Inn (1833) Old Plough Inn (1841) and the Old Mill House (1867) to name a few.

LOCATION.............about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Launceston on the Liffey River, and on the 'Old Bass Highway'

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