June 2, 2010


We just spent a glorious long weekend getaway in Tasmania to celebrate the start of Winter 2010. Staying at the divine Red Feather Inn near the South Esk River in Hadspen/Northern Tasmania was an escape worth taking and the perfect location for an intimate wedding for under 50 guests or a pre/post wedding getaway. Owner, Lydia Nettlefold was a lovely host and her restoration of the estate in Georgian/French Provincial style really does transport you to another world.
There are 5 suites, all charming. Our pick was the Library Suite which comes with a separate sitting room/library and dining/kitchen nook overlooking the gardens. There are nearby river walks, croquet, tennis, boules and an endless supply of books, dvds and magazines to indulge in. The Red Feather Inn also hosts a cooking school in separate building - perfect for groups or couples. Chef Lee Christmas prides himself on the use of fresh produce where possible from the properties vegetable garden complimented with local Tasmanian wines.
We have long believed that the produce in Tasmania is the best in the world and dining experiences just 10minutes drive away in Launceston including Black Cow on this trip did not fail to disappoint. Their sister restaurant Stillwater has also been a long time favourite. A trip to the Rivers Edge Cafe in Longford on the Esk River is a must for lunch and who could ever forget the delights from the Wursthaus for the most yummy cheese, meats, antipasto and deli treats you can find (located in both Launceston & Hobart). Historic Houses, long country drives, wine tasting on the Tamar River...we could have stayed for a week...Tasmania, a slice of heaven. We will be back to visit more often, promise x

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an absolute dreamy place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy your time with your new spouse. Thanks for sharing.


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