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Woolmers Estate

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Address: Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 6391 2230
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Undisturbed time capsule

Woolmers is fascinating in that everything is original - a fascinating journey over five generations. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a vast background on the family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hobart
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Hobart
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Woolmers is fascinating in that everything is original - a fascinating journey over five generations. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a vast background on the family. House and grounds are really worth seeing.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the most amazing estate to visit. I have never been to a heritage estate where everything in it is from the same family from 1810 to 1994. Walking around the main house you are lead through the life of the house. There are even clothes still in the chest of drawers from the previous tenants and a 100... More 

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Ulverstone, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is always a pleasant and Tasmanian convict experience. I've been here many times in different seasons. Early history in the buildings and grounds, beautiful gardens with exceptional roses, peaceful, rural views. The tour and gardens are the main attraction but the cafe is not to be missed. Food is hearty and tasty, service is clunky and friendly and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Woolmers is an estate that was established using convict labour and which was owned by the same family for six generations. It has an interesting convict past, a stunning woolshed and farm buildings. It is additionally fascinating because the home which can be viewed by guided tours only is very much as it was when last lived in in the... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a great heritage experience to visit this original farm house and out buildings from the convict assignment days. A world heritage significance experience. It also incorporates the National Rose garden that is beautifully presented.

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Hobart, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Having driven by Woolmers many times thinking "we must go there sometime!" we eventually did drop in on a wet Monday. Perfect weather for sightseeing a heritage property - hardly anyone else there. Bob, our guide, was a natural. He obviously loves the place and was very knowledgable. He spoke as though it was the first tour he had given,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The tour of Woolmers Estate by a member of the Archer family brought this property to life. The preservation of the estate is a unique showcase of Tasmania's pastoral history and convict past. Even my husband became interested! However, The National Rose Garden was barely mentioned. Apart from a devoted group of volunteers and several staff who maintain the garden... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited it on a recommendation from a B &B owner regarding the Rosé Garden. We were lucky enough to arrive just as a tour of the old buildings was to start and it was fantastic. Congratulations to Robin Archer on his tour info. Unfortunately the rose garden was past its best, but still interesting.

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Londonderry ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Found this place by accident. It's a beautiful old estate with cottage accommodation. Lovely peaceful grounds with fantastic rose garden and small cafe with excellent food and a hamper service. Stayed two nights and had a tour of the house which was very interesting. Would highly recommend for visit only or for staying.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visiting this house and grounds is a great day out. We included the guided tour of the house which was great, led by a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. The house was originally 'served' by convicts so gives another view of a convicts life in Australia. The grounds are also interesting, including the rose garden (probably best in November). Overall... More 

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