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Tamar Valley Wine Tour (Launceston Tasmania)
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Tamar Valley Wine Tour (Launceston Tasmania)

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Discover the Tamar Valley on a small-group wine tasting tour from Launceston. Visit local vineyards, sample wines and cheeses, and tuck into a delicious gourmet lunch over the course of the day. Learn about the history of the region and tips for wine tasting from your guide and enjoy free round-trip transfers from any location in Launceston.
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christinedrossinis wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia97 contributions26 helpful votes
We had been there but it was over 35yrs ago but we wanted to go back to see it again. The volunteers that work at these historic places have a great knowledge of these historic homes & well as other homes in Tasmania. the entrance fee is well worth every cent to help keep the homes around. The cafe is a great addition & seeing old cup & saucer sets in use was lovely.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KRC wrote a review Feb 2020
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Nicely presented house with excellent garden. Friendly welcome and introduction from a volunteer who checked in with us to help with any further questions as we went. Some surprising items in the collection! The cafe has delicious scones.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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N2626 wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions21 helpful votes
Only just arrived on the Friday spotted this 5 minutes down road on the left coming out of the Airport. Do Not miss this place. It is one of most historical interest and best example of any I have seen when it comes to Museums. The layout of each room and it's 2 storey and it's room contents is phenomenal. The volunteer staff have some exceptional knowledge. So interesting just a must see. House, School, Church & a good cafe to go with it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jon K wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia79 contributions12 helpful votes
We have been on a previous trip, but well worth a return visit on the way out of Launceston. This National Trust property (one of the list that the National Trust of Tasmania struggles to maintain) includes a great story and a collection of fine English period furniture, including a number of colonial pieces, musical instruments including a rare stirrup organ, excuisite clocks, fine china etc. It also has a lovely garden, and a good tea-room with excellent scones, jam and cream, and is staffed by friendly and informative local volunteers. The house was built speculatively using convict labour in 1838 as a genteel family residence, using cedar shipped in from NSW, and in 1842 it was turned into a smalll but prestigious boys boarding school (Mr Hawkes Academy). A classroom is now set up - it is slightly unnerving to see the boys and master quietly at work! They believe that the large upstairs room was used as the dormitory. The school closed in 1866 after which the building was again used as a house. In 1888 it changed hands and was named 'The Hollies'. It was renamed Franklin House by the National Trust as it is part of the tiny 'Franklin Village' precinct.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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BlueSeaHorse wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Volunteers were very friendly and informative. After some history about the house ownership and occupants we wandered through each room and reflected on the different purposes the house had been used for. Some great pieces of furniture. The gardens are also exquisite.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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