ECO SPA RETREAT IN NORTH EAST TASMANIA
We fell in love with the lush green Ringarooma valley and its clear-flowing river and in 2001 purchased an amazing 36 Ac farm nestled in a bend of the river. You will love this place too! We have taken ten years to build the five brick and stone cottages which now sit looking out over the Ringarooma River. The former degraded cow paddock has been transformed to give each cottage its own private native garden with outdoor bar-be-que setting.
All cottages are self-contained. Our two-bedroom cottages suit couples travelling together, or small families, while our studio cottages with outdoor heated spa are perfect for a short romantic getaway. Soon we will also have a cottage suited to small groups—specifically set up with mountain bikers in mind.
If you want crowds of people, 24-hour service and flash shops then don't stay here. But if you seek privacy, peace and quiet then this is your place. Snuggle by the fire, listen to the night life—those noisy possums and padmelons! 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.
We provide a complimentary breakfast hamper. A packed picnic basket can be ordered and an appointment with an in-house massage therapist can be made, too.
We are close to the East Coast and northern beaches and sensational golf courses at Ringarooma. Moorina, Scottsdale, Bridport and Barnbougle.If fresh Tassie foods are your passion, you’ll be pleased that Tin Dragon Trail Cottages is close to vineyards, award-winning cheese-makers, hops-fields (and micro-breweries) and farm-gate and road-side fresh produce stalls. Of course there is a local country market most weekends, too.
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Derby in North East Tasmania is poised to become a world class mountain biking destination with an 80km network of single track MTB trails in and around the old tin mining town. February 7th 2015 will see the launch of the first 20km with a target of 50km by December 2015. Being an easy 8km from Derby, Tin Dragon Trail Cottages is your ideal location for a great mountain biking experience in North East Tasmania.
- View the Blue Derby trails here
- First 20km of Blue Derby Trails open 7th February 2015
- Derby MTB Marathon Championships are 17 and 18th May 2015
Come and see why so many Tasmanians love North East Tasmania!
Rain is harvested to supply clean chemical-free water and a micro-hydro powers the cottages. Waste water is recycled back onto the farm. You are welcome to collect eggs, pick vegetables and fruit from our organic garden and catch your own trout for the BBQ.
Tin Dragon Cottages at Branxholm is a hidden gem! It is missed by the folk who stick to 'icon' tourism. That's their loss because its really rewarding to get out there and discover the real Tasmania more... Jon (reviewed on TripAdvisor 2013)