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Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
61 3 6391 2230
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Longford
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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Might have been the wrong time to go for the rose garden, it was very sad looking. (Jan, 2014). Would have like the staff to let us know that before we paid our money to enter only the gardens as we were told they were lovely. not. We did not view the home.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This property is like a time warp. Exactly as the last owner left it for others to enjoy after his passing. Wonderful insight into our past and reminders of articles we used to have like the talc in the bathroom, my mother used the same. The furnishings and furniture is a look at bygone times and the formal dining room... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a old wealthy tasmanian farm estate locked in time with many of the original buildings maintained and preserved. Extensive walled gardens plus a new garden area. Shearing sheds, workers cottages, farm machinery. You can gain a real feeling for how a wealthy farming family lived and worked 150 plus years ago in this lush valley.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Check in advance for the times and take a tour of the old house which is exactly as it was when the last owner died in 1994. Full of very historical furniture and artefacts. Excellent lunch in the restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We arrived at Woolmers Estate, booked our guided tour then headed straight to the Rose Garden to fill in the time before our tour. The garden was amazing with lots of beautiful blooms. Our visit was in late November and some of the flowers were past their best so I suggest coming earlier in spring. Our guide took us through... More

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