Woolmers Estate
Woolmers Estate
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia1,941 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The Woolmere Estate, now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is simply stunning. Set in a picturesque location close to Longford, the grounds, gardens and numerous significant buildings are all worth allowing time to explore & appreciate.

We opted for the guided tour of the main house (you can’t visit inside on your own) which was relaxed & informative.

We spent more than 2 hours at Woolmere, we hitch was OK, but we could easily have spent longer, and we certainly didn’t have time to visit the nearby Brickendon Colonial Farm Village & Heritage Gardens which are also a UNESCO site.
Written September 1, 2022
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downundertourists
Hobart, Australia13 contributions
Jun 2021
We recently stayed a night in one of the convict built workers cottages. The original solid brick cottage with log fire and attic bedroom has a new extension with bathroom, laundry and kitchen. A well equipped cottage which was very cosy and peaceful. Relaxing in front of the fire with a bottle of Tassie wine a great way to end the day.
The receptionist Dawn was outstanding, providing professional, friendly service and ensured the cottage was warm and lights on as we were arriving late. The self check in at the boom gate was easy with clear instructions about how to find our cottage. We woke to a peaceful, sunlit Woolmers and very much enjoyed the opportunity to walk quietly around the grounds and buildings before any tourists arrived. The convict walk linking Woolmers and Brickendon looked fantastic but due to the flooded river we were unable to access the bridge. A must do for next time. We decided to do the guided tour of the house and were lucky enough to have Leonie take the tour. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the property history and brought the each room to life with her stories and insights about the family property over the generations. Highly recommend a stay and a tour.
Written June 24, 2021
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Amanda G
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Nov 2022 • Friends
Myself and two friends had a delightful visit to Woolmers Estate in lovely sunshine. It is a pioneer farm and World Heritage Convict Site,a short drive from Launceston. Our tour guide, Sue was friendly and informative and we enjoyed the interesting tour of the house with so much original furniture and many personal items giving us an insight into Colonial family life about 100 years ago. We enjoyed strolling around the grounds and picturesque walled garden around the house. The magnificent rose garden was in full bloom, and the art gallery in the the beautifully designed main entrance building was worth a visit too. This is a real gem, and a unique glimpse into past rural life in Tasmania.
Written November 18, 2022
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Helen R
Hobart, Australia124 contributions
Dec 2020
We walked to Woolmers from Brickendon, as recommended. Once we got there it took us 30 mins to find the Visitors' Centre, to be told that the cafe wasn't operating (the web site said it was). There was virtually no signage, and no-one around to talk to, except at the Visitors' Centre
Written December 22, 2020
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Debra S
13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We stayed at this heritage listed accommodation for 4 nights. Whilst we understand the cottages are very old and heritage listed, there was alot of maintenance required inside that needs attention. The tour and tour guide were very good and the overall experience was a bit of a let down because of the inside of our cottage.
Written April 9, 2022
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Chris & Cheryl K
Perth, Australia148 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful tour of the grand house with the fabulous Lou. She really made the house come alive with interesting facts and anecdotes. Having the one family continuously live on the property makes the presentation and artifacts very special.
The rose gardens were in full bloom and we were blessed with wonderful weather.
Knowing the estate is largely run by volunteers makes it extra special.
Highly recommended and well worth the entry fee.
Written November 20, 2021
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Chipndale48
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
Mar 2020
Having previously visited Brickendon Estate this was the obvious next visit as both estates were originally owned by brothers. It was interesting seeing the results of their different types of farming - Woolmers was mainly sheep grazing whereas Brickendon was more mixed with crops, sheep and cattle. It was obvious from the more substantial farm and convict buildings and grandiose Woolmers House that Woolmers Estate was the more profitable. We took the Convict Tour with Katrina, she was lots of fun and very knowledgeable. It is such a huge estate that we didn't have time to see it all so will have to return on our next trip to Longford to finish the self guided tour around the rest of the buildings and also todo the tour inside Woolmers House. The rose garden you pass through to get to the main estate was beautiful even though it was past it's best.
Written March 8, 2020
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cassandra83
Brisbane, Australia53 contributions
Jan 2020
Went with two kids (2,4) thinking it was just going to be a quick stop for the rose garden and coffee, and we ended up on a tour and stayed for 2 hours. An amazing estate with great history and lovingly looked after by volunteers. The tour allowed you to go into the main house and hear about the history which was fascinating. A little tricky keeping the 2 year old entertained and not touching but the 4year old liked the tour. Cafe was also very nice and every person we ran into was very friendly.
Written January 5, 2020
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utopians
Candidasa, Indonesia101 contributions
Dec 2020
Step six generations back in time. A wonderful day out against a backdrop of the National Rose Garden. Just 15 minutes from Launceston. The main house is as it was almost 200 years back, down to the minutest detail, table settings and decor-plus. Our tour (highly recommend taking the guided version) was led by a descendant of the Archer family, offering some captivating insights. Vintage vehicles, even mowers. Well worth quite a few hours.
Written December 6, 2020
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AJ Pato
Kempsey, Australia637 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
If you like history this is a MUST SEE. My wife and I took both tours. Paul on the convict tour had a wealth of knowledge and very interesting. Dianne on the house tour was passionate in her explanation of the homestead. To see the home left untouched as it is should not be missed. Highly recommended this for those who are interested in our history.
Written May 7, 2022
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