This extra large flower filled home is a dream family holiday or executive retreat, the peace and quiet you are seeking while you reconnect to loved ones, reenergise and explore the best of Tasmania! Featuring a spectacularly scenic outlook onto the River Derwent across to Kunanyi/Mount Wellington, the expansive scale invites an exhale of joy, freedom and peace! Night time views of glorious Hobart across the water are simply captivating! Adjacent to the extra large gourmet state of the art kitchen and dining areas all with water views is the roomy leather lounge equipped with large LCD screen smart TV hooked up to Foxtel, YouTube and Netflix. A second large play space downstairs is a rumpus room also equipped with a large LCD smart TV (also with Foxtel, Netflix and Youtube capacity), a pool table and lounge bar. The home also a playground for kids and a Springfree trampoline for people of all ages. A large table tennis table is also now set up on site as well as a number of family board games. A play bucket is filled with child toys. BYO fish rod! This wonderful home simply caters for everyone!
Directly outside on three decks are relaxing outdoor lounge chairs and tables for easy entertaining with long romantic river views. A third outdoor seating area allows parents to oversee the children's built in outdoor playground while sipping the best from our own Tasmanian grapes. The garden is lush with a front and back lawn for games and sun soaking
The home sleeps 17. There are 3 king beds each with large light windows over looking the water, bedside tables and reading lamps, a bureau and plenty of wardrobe space for all clothing and travelling bags. In addition there is one queen bed and one king single bedroom that could also be used as office space. The sofa in the rumpus duels as a double bed. A second, third, fourth sofa beds are now provided. A new addition 2 x computer desks with office seats. The house comes with free Foxtel and Wifi.
There are 2 under cover car spaces plus 2 in the driveway.
The home is a comfortable 21 minute drive from Hobart airport and elegantly decorated in neutral tones, splashed out with floral greenery with accent cushions, towels and rugs. Serene and enthralling!
Howrah Beach 4 mins
Bellerive Beach 10 mins
MONA Ferry - 20 minutes
Naomi Howard Gallery (By Appointment see Naomi Howard Website) Murdunna 1 hr 5 mins
Cadbury Chocolate Factory - 30 minutes
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Lower Domain Road, Hobart TAS 7000 18 mins
Hobart Aquatic Centre, 1 Davies Avenue, Queens Domain TAS 7000 17 mins
North Hobart restaurant strip - 28 minutes
Hobart CBD & waterfront - 20 minutes
Salamanca Market - 20 minutes
Historic Battery Point - 20 minutes
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. 24 mins
Bellerive Yacht Club -13 mins
Rosny Park Public Golf course 16 mins
Cascade Brewery tour and Convention Centre - 25 minutes
Blundstone Arena Bellerive cricket ground - 13 minutes
Wrest Point Casino - 25 minutes
Mount Wellington - 40 minutes
Richmond - historic township - 27 minutes
Tasmania zoo - 2 hrs 30 minutes
Bonorong zoo - 37 minutes
New Norfolk - 30 minutes
Salmon ponds - 40 minutes
Mount Field National Park - 1 hr 18 minutes
Bruny Island Ferry - 2 hrs with ferry
Airwalk - Geeveston 1 hr 8 minutes
Port Arthur historical site- 1 hr 22 minutes
Hastings Caves & Thermal Pool - 1 hr 52 minutes
Coal Valley Vineyard, 257 Richmond Rd, Cambridge TAS 7170 19 mins
Frogmore Creek Winery, 20 Denholms Road, Cambridge TAS 7170 20 mins
Puddleduck Vineyard, 992 Richmond Road, Richmond TAS 7025 22 mins
Palmara Vineyard, 1314 Richmond Road, Richmond TAS 7025 25 mins
Pooley Wines PTY Ltd., 1431 Richmond Road, Richmond TAS 7025 25 mins
The Wicked Cheese Company, 1238 Richmond Road, Richmond TAS 7025 25 mins
Barilla Bay Tasmania, 1388 Tasman Highway, Cambridge TAS 7170 20 mins
Itinerary HOBART to RICHMOND 19 mins
Drive to the village of Richmond with its colonial past, antique shops, art and craft galleries, restaurants and tea rooms.
On the way you'll pass through the Coal River Valley wine region with more than 16 vineyards dotted throughout the valley surrounding Richmond.
In Richmond, learn about Tasmania's rich colonial heritage and take in Australia's oldest bridge, oldest still-standing Catholic Church and oldest gaol.
Visit Old Hobart Town, a carefully constructed model of Hobart as it was in 1820.
The region is also rich in produce including cheese and olives.
RICHMOND - PORT ARTHUR - 1 HR 11 MIN (83 KM)
From Richmond or Hobart head towards the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur.
Stop on the way at the Colonial and Convict Exhibition in Copping, with its extensive collection of convict artefacts.
Enjoy lunch in Dunalley, a quaint fishing village built around the man-made Denison Canal, with a swing bridge for road traffic. Sample local produce, including fresh seafood from the local Fish Market or the Dunalley Waterfront Café and Gallery.
Continue to Eaglehawk Neck and the many attractions of the Tasman Peninsula including the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Stop at the lookout over Pirates Bay - a magnificent beach bounded by dramatic coastline.
Just before the Neck is Tessellated Pavement, an expanse of rock 'tiles' that look as though they've been neatly installed rather than naturally formed.
Once down on the Neck itself, walk the 'dog line' near the Officers' Quarters, now restored as a museum interpreting the history and life at Eaglehawk Neck. Built in 1832, it's reputed to be the oldest wooden military building remaining in Australia.
A short drive south are the impressive coastal rock formations of the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch, the Blowhole and Remarkable Cave.
From here, walk to Crescent Bay, a secluded curve of striking beauty backed by huge sand dunes.
Overnight Port Arthur and surrounds.
2 Day trip to Port Arthur and Surrounds
Allow a day to explore the UNECSO World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site with more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes, dating from the prison's establishment in 1830 until its closure in 1877. During this time about 12,500 convicts served sentences and for many it was a living hell.
Afterwards, if there's time, drive to the convict ruins at the Probation Station and the World Heritage listed Convict Salt Mines at Saltwater River.
In the evening, take a ghost tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and experience the site by night; it will seem a very different place after sunset.
Before leaving the Tasman Peninsula, take an unforgettable sea journey on one of the small, high-speed vessels that depart from Eaglehawk Neck and hug the dramatic coastal cliffs and rock formations of the open eastern side of the peninsula with its stunning 300-metre high cliffs.
There are walks of varying lengths and difficulty, including Waterfall Bay (60-90 minutes) and Bivouac Bay (3 hours). There are also walks to explore Cape Huay, Cape Raoul or Cape Pillar - all on good walking tracks.
Or, you could follow a surfer to Ship Stern Bluff to see the giant waves that have surfers from around the globe excited.
On your return to Hobart, stop off at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park for a closeup encounter with a Tasmanian Devil.
Bruny Island – Hobart
Spend the day exploring Bruny Island with its fascinating history, prolific wildlife and superb scenery.
Take the main road south to the scenic penguin-viewing platform at the isthmus that joins North and South Bruny Island.
Join a mulit-award winning wildlife cruise at Adventure Bay to the southern tip of Bruny Island – one of the best wildlife experiences in Tasmania, with regular sightings of sea eagles, dolphins, whales and seals as well as close-up views of spectacular rock formations and sea caves.
Drive to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse on a wild, windswept cape looking out across the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean. The lighthouse was first lit in 1834.
Return to Kettering by ferry and head back to Hobart (40 minutes) via Kingston. From Kingston, take the scenic route along the old Channel Highway (B68) into Hobart, rather than the Southern Outlet (A6).
On the Channel Highway at Taroona, just our of Hobart, climb to the top of the Shot Tower (1870) for majestic views of the Derwent River estuary and a fascinating insight into the art of making lead gunshot.
Return to Hobart.