TIN DRAGON TRAIL COTTAGES

Unique Cottages in Tasmania
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FEATURES
  • There are 2 X two-bedroom cottages called Ah Ping (1 queen & 2 king single beds) and Ah Moy (2 queen beds), which accommodate two couples or a family of four.
  • Ah Moy (two-bedroom) cottages has disabled access.
  • Each cottage has a full kitchen, clothes washing machine, bathroom and outside private BBQ facility.
  • Tariff includes fresh breakfast ingredients supplied for the first day.
  • Linen is supplied and refreshed upon request.
  • Dinner and BBQ ingredients or picnic basket can be supplied, by arrangement.
  • 4G wireless is available for Telstra & Optus mobiles. Our property does not have access to fast broadband internet and therefore cannot provide WiFi.
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ACTIVITIES
  • You can view the Chinese mining history interpretation in our Settlers hut
  • Take the short-circuit walk through the Ah Ping alluvial mine site, or the longer Guiding Star Creek circuit walk which takes you along the Ringarooma River and Guiding Star Creek into the Briseis water race before returning to the Settler’s hut.
  • You are welcome to share our library of books and DVDs which includes natural and cultural history titles and Australian films.
  • For most of the year you can fish for trout in the Ringarooma River just outside your cottage.
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THE ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

While still being very practical with our construction (we had a limited budget!) Graham (yes Graham is a builder) used local materials as much as possible. All hardwood was felled and milled on site. Malcolm walked his bullock team in from Derby to assist! 80-year old macrocarpa pine trees growing in our paddock were used to create the doors, window frames (all double-glazed) and joinery in each cottage. Beautiful hard dolerite stone from Mt Victoria and recycled bricks were used in construction. Services are sustainable too: enviro-cycle sewage treatment, rainwater harvested, powered by micro-hydro electric generation, gas heating rather than wood-fired and we try to minimize waste; although the latter is also up to you…

After consideration for electricity, heating, waste, vehicle use and tree plantings we are proud to say that we are better than carbon-neutral.

  • “Our eco-retreat is registered as “Land for Wildlife”.
  • All aspects of creating Tin Dragon Trail Cottages have adopted principles of ecological sustainability with the objectives of providing a comfortable eco retreat.
  • We produce our own electricity from a micro-hydro scheme. With the assistance of one good friend and an excavator driver we have built a micro hydro generation system which is capable of delivering all the power needs for Tin Dragon Trail Cottages. The water is delivered through 2.6 km of 6 inch galvanised pipe at a rate of about 20 L/sec. The working head is about 86 m. The 6 kW induction turbine was manufactured in Australia by Platypus Power based in far north Queensland.
  • Rain water is harvested for the cottages and we use an enviro-cycle system to treat waste water.
  • Our farm has a herd of alpacas, organic vegetable garden & fruit orchard, free range chooks (Australian for “chickens”) and a very friendly, but “failed” sheep dog called Rusty.”
  • You are welcome to share the produce from our organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard and hens.
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What we love…

In this glorious locality, guests can surround themselves with natural beauty and experience the bush and large night skies. Hear the flowing river, birdsong and scuffling sounds of native wildlife.


Tell me more…

Snuggle by the fire, listen to the night life at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages. In the morning you can enjoy a hearty hot breakfast of fresh farm eggs and other local produce. Don’t mind the alpacas staring at you over the fence or the chooks following you down to the river.


Get the Facts

Where is it?  Tin Dragon Trail Cottages sit in the centre of the North East region of Tasmania. Just a 90 minute drive to the Launceston airport, 15 minutes to Scottsdale and 60 minutse to St Helens on the East Tasmania coast.

What?  Farm Stay Getaway

Styles of Accommodation?  Self Contained Bungalows

Who?   Perfect for couples, families or singles.

How much? Please see latest rates and availability HERE


Sounding Good?  Read on…

The fully self-contained two-bedroom cottages are suitable for 2 couples or a small family on a small organic alpaca farm. The studio is ideal for mountain bikers. The property is surrounded by bush and Ringarooma River is nearby – great for trout fishing!

Tin Dragon Trail Cottages are within one hour of wineries, beaches, waterfalls, fabulous golf courses, Mt Victoria, Mt William National Park , Musselroe Bay Wind Farm and Bay of Fires. Explore the weekend markets of Derby, Bridport and Scottsdale for the freshest farm produce, the best home-made cakes and creative crafts.

Each of the Tin Dragon Trail Cottages is named after a Chinese Miner who worked in the region´s tin mines over a century ago: Ah Moy, Ah Ping, Fon Hock, Chintock and Ah Back. The Settlers Hut is a renovated (historic) hut on our property.

The cottages were built by the owner, Graham, using timber and stone sourced either directly from the property or from the local region. The cottages and Settlers Hut are well constructed and insulated, with double-glazing ensuring a comfortable temperature all year round. The gas-fired heater and electric blankets makes for a cozy stay in the coldest winter!

Hosts: Christine and Graham
Address: 3 Cox’s Lane, Branxholm
Tasmania 7261 Australia

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FEATURES
  • There are 2 X two-bedroom cottages called Ah Ping (1 queen & 2 king single beds) and Ah Moy (2 queen beds), which accommodate two couples or a family of four.
  • Ah Moy (two-bedroom) cottages has disabled access.
  • Each cottage has a full kitchen, clothes washing machine, bathroom and outside private BBQ facility.
  • Tariff includes fresh breakfast ingredients supplied for the first day.
  • Linen is supplied and refreshed upon request.
  • Dinner and BBQ ingredients or picnic basket can be supplied, by arrangement.
  • 4G wireless is available for Telstra & Optus mobiles. Our property does not have access to fast broadband internet and therefore cannot provide WiFi.
ACTIVITIES
  • You can view the Chinese mining history interpretation in our Settlers hut
  • Take the short-circuit walk through the Ah Ping alluvial mine site, or the longer Guiding Star Creek circuit walk which takes you along the Ringarooma River and Guiding Star Creek into the Briseis water race before returning to the Settler’s hut.
  • You are welcome to share our library of books and DVDs which includes natural and cultural history titles and Australian films.
  • For most of the year you can fish for trout in the Ringarooma River just outside your cottage.
ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

  • Our eco-retreat is registered as “Land for Wildlife”.
  • All aspects of creating Tin Dragon Trail Cottages have adopted principles of ecological sustainability with the objectives of providing a comfortable eco retreat.
  • We produce our own electricity from a micro-hydro scheme.
  • Rain water is harvested for the cottages and we use an enviro-cycle system to treat waste water.
  • Our farm has a herd of alpacas, organic vegetable garden & fruit orchard, free range chooks (Australian for “chickens”) and a very friendly, but “failed” sheep dog called Rusty.

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Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fabulous environmental initiatives undertaken by this property.

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