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Hadspen: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Entally Estate

Entally House is a lovely old house located in Tasmania's north at Hadspen, about 15-minutes' drive (13 kilometres/8 miles) from Launceston.
Entally Estate is named after a suburb of Calcutta, India, and built in 1819 for Thomas Reibey. While he lived there he was reputed to have the most extensive library in the colony. The house contains a magnificent collection of Regency furniture and fine silver. It is surrounded by superb gardens and grounds, in which there are a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables.
Across the road we have Entally Estate's sister property, the newly renovated Entally Lodge, which houses a restaurant, bar, and 20 rooms of accommodation.
Opening Hours:
Entally Estate is open Thursdays - Mondays 10am - 4pm (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

782 Meander Valley Road
Hadspen, TAS, 7290

Located 1.4K from Hadspen

Country Club Tasmania (Golf Course)

Country Club Tasmania Golf Course is a championship 18-hole golf course in Launceston. Designed by Mike Wolveridge and British Open champion Peter Thompson, the scenic outlooks, challenging fairways and expansive greens are of international standard.
For the perfect leisure activity or corporate pursuit, this 72 par course is open seven days a week. The covered driving range with distance markers is ideal to brush up on your swing or book a lesson with the resident coaching professional.
A fully stocked golf pro shop is available, providing everything from equipment hire and purchase to motorised golf carts. Take your time on the picturesque course, meticulously maintained by a team of greenkeepers.

Country Club Avenue
Prospect Vale, TAS, 7250

Located 4.0K from Hadspen

Trevallyn Dam

Trevallyn Dam is within the Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on the South Esk River, just outside of Launceston in Tasmania's north and is a great spot for picnics, trail walks and boating on the dam.
Visitors to the reserve can walk along the South Esk River gorge, see the Trevallyn Dam wall in flood and experience cable hang-gliding.
There's also an open grassy reserve that's home to resident wombats and ducks.
Enjoy short walks to lookouts or a longer walk from the gorge past the Trevallyn Power Station.
During summer, the water is ideal for swimming and the shores of Lake Trevallyn are used by the Launceston community for water skiing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Find a spot in the spacious undercover barbecue area to have lunch.
Trevallyn Dam is less than a 10-minute drive from Launceston's CBD.

Gorge Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 6.3K from Hadspen

Cataract Gorge Reserve

The Cataract Gorge Reserve on the South Esk River is a unique natural formation just minutes from central Launceston.
The Gorge has walking tacks, swimming pool, the world's longest single span chairlift, a restaurant, cafe, a suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Peacocks and native wildlife add to the experience.
On the southern side of the river is First Basin, featuring a swimming pool and an open area surrounded by bushland. This part of the Gorge is popular with locals for picnics and barbecues.
On the shady northern side, known as the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden with ferns and exotic plants. Relax on the rolling lawns, take shade under the rotunda and enjoy lunch with a view from the restaurant.
There's also a kiosk and tea rooms where you can enjoy a cup of tea and scones.
Wander across the footbridge that links the two areas or take a chairlift ride across the expansive Gorge.
Further upstream is the historic Duck Reach Power Station, now an interpretation centre and well worth the short walk.
Spend an hour or spend a day: the Gorge has something for everyone.

69 Basin Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 7.8K from Hadspen

Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift

Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift lets you view magnificent Cataract Gorge from above, located in Northern Tasmania.
Take in the spectacular features of Cataract Gorge from this single-span chairlift. View the South Esk River in a serene or turbulent mood after a flood as well as tree rhododendrons and fern glades.
It takes about eight minutes to take the ride across Cataract Gorge and First Basin. Top speed is a sedate one metre per second, but usually the chairlift runs slower than that to afford passengers a longer ride.
It is about 457 metres (1462 feet) from station to station, with a central span between two pylons of 308 metres (985 feet), believed to be the longest single span of any chairlift in the world. Since its opening in 1972, the chairlift has established a 100 percent safety record.
Be sure to also wander the grounds below the chairlift, where you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, tea rooms and the delightful peacocks who inhabit the area.
Launceston's Gorge Scenic Chairlift is around a 15-minute walk from Launceston's central business district.

67 Basin Road
West Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 7.8K from Hadspen

Franklin House

Franklin House was built by convicts and is located in northern Tasmania at Franklin Village, Launceston. Built by former convict and successful businessman Britton Jones, Franklin House is notable for its rich use of imported Australian Red Cedar. Extended to accommodate one of the colonies leading private schools which operated there from 1842 until 1866 the house finally became the birthplace of the National Trust in Tasmania in 1960.
Franklin House survives with house, stables and garden. Nearby and also accessible is St James Church which was built in 1845 and has many associations with the House.
The Tearooms are open during house hours for light meals and refreshments. The Metro Bus services, numbers 40 and 50 from the City to Franklin village, stop outside the House.

413 - 419 Hobart Road Franklin Village Hobart Road
Franklin Village, TAS, 7249

Located 8.4K from Hadspen

Penny Royal Adventures

The Penny Royal offers a rich experience steeped in convict history dating back to Van Diemen's Land in 1825. Board the Dark Ride or the Brigg Tamar and immerse yourself in the escapades of infamous local bushranger Mathew Brady, scamper along the cliff walk, experience the quick jump, zip across the site, climb the cliffs and mine for gemstones and gold.
Beware the authentic 24 pound cannon fire! After an action packed day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the picturesque replica 1825 stone buildings overlooking the lagoon as you indulge in great local food, fine Tasmanian wines and craft.

1 Bridge Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 8.5K from Hadspen

Hadspen: Events

Here's to the Heroes - A Tribute to those who Served in music and song

Music has long inspired soldiers and theatres of war have been fertile grounds for the arts as an expression of that which was experienced: through songs, verse, prose and art.
Here's to the Heroes will present tunes of glory, songs of lament and the music and pageantry that encouraged the failing spirits of mere mortals in the face of battle and brought comfort at the loss of lifelong mates.
Today we remember them and pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.
With the familiar uniforms of red and black, instruments glinting in the sun, or under the spotlights, this scene is one that alerts the people of the city that the City Of Launceston RSL Band is giving another performance.
Finally, St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band, formerly the band of the 12th Battalion, whose performance honours also include various Tattoos and performances at Scotland's Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, will complete a stirring line up which includes massed bands performances.

Country Club Avenue
Prospect Vale, TAS, 7250

Located 4.7K from Hadspen

Targa Tasmania

It's the thrill of exotic fast cars competing under the toughest conditions.
Over six days of Targa Tasmania, the world's best touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Island's toughest roads. They travel more than 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) to challenge the best in their category.
Each year up to 300 of the world's finest cars and drivers compete on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes. It's your chance to get close to the best from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lotus, Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Audi, Nissan and Toyota.
You name it and you can see it at Targa Tasmania.

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55 Oakden Road
Prospect, TAS, 7250

Located 6.7K from Hadspen

Yin Yoga By Tina

1hour Yin Yoga Classes held upstairs at Stillwater Providore on Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays 6pm.
The class is suitable for all levels including beginners and is hosted by local yoga teacher Tina Stephens.
This style of yoga is designed to leave you feeling stress free, allowing you to enjoy your holiday even more!

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2 Bridge Road
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Located 8.6K from Hadspen

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