Tassie boasts some of Australia‘s most diverse, remote and wild outdoor experiences; a year round calendar of events for all tastes and a gourmet scene that‘s nothing short of a foodie‘s paradise. But from its flawed and conflicted past, the unassuming state has risen to capture the attention of the world. This year, the world‘s most trusted travel publisher, Lonely Planet, named Tassie fourth in the world‘s “Top 10 Regions in the World to Visit in 2015” in the Best in Travel 2015 publication and told the world Tasmania is ‘ripe for the picking’. This is your cue to head to Tin Dragon Trail Cottages with an appetite.
Tin Dragon Trail Cottages: Christine and Graham fell in love with the lush Ringarooma valley, settling in 2001 to build five brick and stone cottages overlooking the Ringarooma River. Each cottage sits in its own private native garden with outdoor bar-be-que setting. All cottages are self-contained: two-bedroom cottages suited to couples travelling together, and romantic studio cottages with outdoor heated spa are perfect for a short romantic getaway. Tin Dragon Trail Cottages is close to the Tamar valley and Piper‘s Brook wineries, award-winning Pyengana dairy, Ralph Falls, East Coast and Northern beaches including the new Musselroe wind farm, sensational golf courses and the Blue Tiers and Cascades which boast some of the best mountain biking trails in Australia. Fishing guides are available, and for the more adventurous there is quad biking and Treetops adventure.
To celebrate our ranking in Lonely Planet‘s Best in Travel 2015, we have hosted a series of Gourmet BBQ, Camp Fire and Blues Evenings by the River during 2014, with more to come in 2015. Set under the myrtle trees on the banks of the beautiful Ringarooma River, this celebration brings together North East Tasmania‘s best local foods, brews and musicians.
The long-table whet guests‘ appetites with local gourmet foods including Ringarooma meats, garden-picked salads, award-winning Pyengana cheddar and Cottage bakery breads, home-made chutneys and scrumptious deserts—all washed down with Little Rivers beers, Rhu-brew and Cavanough sparkling water.
For Tin Dragon guests the celebration will continue all through summer, with Aussie-style BBQ packs available for purchase—all featuring great locally-grown and produced foods.