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“It's the little things that count”
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Visting Wallabies
View from the private balcony
Queen Bedroom 1
Private balcony
Lounge
Visting Echidna
Early Morning Fog Lifting
Black Cockatoos
Queen Bedroom  2
View from the river
Balcony View
Backyard
Front View and Off Street Parking
River walk
River Reflections
Antiques
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blackstone Heights, Launceston, Tasmania

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Cheryl F
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“It's the little things that count”
Reviewed February 6, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

From the first point of contact with jane you know you will be well looked after. It's not just about the accommodation which was very comfortable, a lovely balcony to sit and look out onto the river spotting wildlife, extensive breakfast provisions definitely cater for a hearty appetite, being christmas there were candy canes made into reindeers hanging on our lamps, shortbread and cookies (home made) which made our stay even more memorable and I cannot stop telling anyone I meet how good this experience was.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Small kitchen bench space
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 12, 2015
Dear Cheryl and family, I'm so glad that you enjoyed yoru stay over Christmas and have tried the butter shortbread biscuit recipe at home? I'm putting new wildlife videos up on the website regularly so if you miss their antics you can watch them from your own home. We have a few babies in pouches at present. Keep an eye out for the new website which will be launched in a few weeks.Hope to see you back again one day. Regards Jane
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Roman R
1 review
“Unforgettable retreat on the bank of Tamar river!”
Reviewed January 15, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Luxurious, secluded and quiet retreat on the bank of Tamar river with the wildlife visiting the backyard every evening - we stayed there with our 4-years old and loved every bit of our stay at this B&B. There were great views out of the balcony on the Tamar river wallabies and possums came to visit us in the dusk - we being able to watch them on the TV through the installed cameras.
Jane has been a really welcoming hostess too: being the vegetarians our family was used to the fact that we had to cater for ourselves, yet Jane made sure that the fridge was full of fresh local vegetarian-friendly products for our whole stay! And our child was treated as a very welcome guest, receiving a small birthday present from Jane on his arrival!
Thank you very much, Jane and John for such a wonderful holidays we spent in Launceston! We'll definitely recommend your B&B to all our friends and when we come again to Tassie we'll make sure to book our stay with you well in advance!

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 15, 2015
Its was lovely meeting you all and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay on the South Esk River (not the Tamar) with all the wildlife, it was lovely to meet your son and have him stay for his 4th birthday. I often have guests with special dietary requirements and I enjoy looking around the supermarket for some special goodies to suit all guests needs. Hope to see you back again one day.
Regards Jane
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Deryk R
Colac, Victoria, Australia
1 review
“"Felt like home"”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Private, comfortable, welcoming, homely, every amenity, plus wildlife & river views. Perfect base from which to explore north east Tasmania.

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Liked best: quiet location, excellent decor & amenities, very comfortable & homely
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2014
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the wildlife, they amaze me each night, and in the morning they are doing their own thing where ever they call home but of the evening its into the B&B for a safe bite of grass and wallaby pellets. You managed to see white a bit this morning we have the wild goats n the other side of the river and yesterday I saw the white deer by herself which is unusual as normally they all come in a big group. Hope to see you back again one day and I hope you have a great Christmas and safe 2015. Regards Jane
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Banksia20...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A true retreat with luxury, superb scenery and so much wildlife.”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Thank you Jane and John for your wonderful hospitality. I arrived really needing a break
and left after 3 days of observing wedge tail eagles, beautiful parrots and lots of
birds singing their songs. Your furry animals visiting of an evening was so special to view
live from your lounge. I was even fortunate enough to see the bandicoot as well as the
wallabies and possums playing tag team with the food bowl. What an amazing feature you
have created in such a natural setting with the South Esk River in the background.
I also enjoyed retiring into my warm, homely decorated bedroom. I wish I could say a home
away from home....but yours is much better. Thanks again, Pam

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Liked best: The scenerity and close obersation of the wildlife.
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2014
It was lovely meeting you both and I'm glad that you enjoyed the wildlife they certainly have been busy of late with birds nesting, baby joeys and baby possums on mums back, I guess its that time of year!
The goats and deer are back again over the other side of the river which is also wonderful to watch we have baby goats jumping about on the rocks how they don't fall I'll never know. Hope to see you back again this way.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. Regards Jane
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Sydney
Reviewed April 20, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Management Response
Apr 20, 2014
It was a pleasure having you stay, I'm glad that you enjoyed the wildlife it will be an interesting month ahead with all the new joeys and baby possums arriving soon. Hope to see you back again one day.
Regards Jane
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Mt Gambier SA
Reviewed April 17, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 13, 2015
So glad that you enjoyed your stay, have you seen the new website? Lots of wildlife coming through with babies these days its great to see them enjoy the back yard.
Regards Jane
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Carolvand...
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Stunning views and wildlife in comfort”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Just loved the views, the wild life were so beautiful to be up close to and waking up to this from your bedroom was divine. Jane looked after us with a breakfast hamper and all though we were in the midst of river views and wildlife, we had restaurants five minutes away.

Will stay again for sure, loved it.

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Liked best: The views and wild life in comfort
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2013
Hello Carol,
So glad that you enjoyed your stay, the video cameras tuned into the guests TV showing the wildlife is complete this week. You can now watch the wildlife live from your lounge or from your balcony. Looking forward to welcoming you back some time soon.
Regards Jane
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