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Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
61 3 6391 2230
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Longford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Woolmers Estate is a beautiful historic homestead near Longford 18km south-west of Launceston.  It was owned by a single family for most of its... more »
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Although the history and buildings on this Estate are fascinating our experience with the accommodation tainted our impression of the Estate. Winter is obviously not the best time to visit but one would not expect to have buildings closed and locked early when there are visitors still looking around. Didn't go into the home as we refused to pay extra... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Family property, beautiful, working farm and B and B. Idyllic and beautiful. Wonderful restaurant with home made soups/scones and cream teas. Absolutely delish. Enjoyed the homestead tour with many treasures beautifully kept in a family for many years.

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Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went for the tour of the gardens and homestead. The rose gardens are extensive and lovely. The attendants are very pleasant and well informed. Beautiful views over the waterway and surrounding farms. Elegant and very interesting.

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Adelaide
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The aspect when you come up the drive to Woolmers is rather grand. You can almost imagine what it must have looked like during the 19th Century when the first Thomas Archer made it a viable estate. Sadly, once you get closer it turns out to be a "big ol' mess". Suffering from a lack of cohesive vision, the outbuildings... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My family enjoyed visiting Woolmer at Easter. The lady who presented the guided tour of the house was very knowledgeable and even kept the kids interested. We all enjoyed poking around the other buildings and the gardens. Cafe did an excellent soup for lunch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is one of the best Rose Gardens you will see. We stayed in a 1840's settlers cottage for 3 nights ! The atmosphere was great & very comfortable ! The convict walk was a lovely way to spend a Sunday Afternoon ! The cafe was full of character & did a great morning & afternoon teas & light lunches.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I went to Woolmers and did the guided tour of the house. The guided tour was good, but not great. Honestly, I find listening to individual stories of peoples lives less interesting and would rather the tour focus on how our life in the 21st century differs from life 150 years ago. Whereas this tour really focused on some stories... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I visited Woolmers estate as the reviews seemed better for this than brickendon village and my husband was over visiting old houses. I paid the $20.00 for the tour and this was very informative but only lasted 45minutes and you didn't get to see all the house only sections of the ground floor I was amazed at how life had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I went on Rose Festival Day when the atmosphere was charming. Everyone was happy, the staff welcoming, the gardens and estate stunning wity no litter just groups of people of all ages enjoying themselves. The food from the restaurant was fresh, delicious and fitting for the day!!

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Perth, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We visited Woolmers in Jan 2014 and recommend it to everyone. There are many outhouses to explore, some with original equipment, and a lovely coffee shop/cafe serving morning teas and lunches. The rose garden is amazing, even for rose beginners! The house itself is unique because one can see each generation of the family in the various rooms. The only... More

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