Grindelwald

Little Switzerland in the Tamar Valley

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Ariel view of Grindelwald, Aspect Tamar Valley Resort
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Grindelwald

Grindelwald is a lovely town just 15k north of Launceston in the Tamar Valley. It was developed in the style of a Swiss village and was the vision of a Dutch immigrant to Tasmania named Roelf Vos. After selling his “Roelf Vos” supermarket chain to Woolworths, he traveled to Tasmania and made his vision come true.
The town’s construction began in 1980 around an artificial lake. It is truly a unique residential development, with houses built in Swiss style and creating a dreamlike ambiance throughout the entire village. Houses have the authentic features of true Swiss chalets and visitors feel as though they are transported to Switzerland! The settlement is surrounded by glassy lakes and views of the Tamar Valley.
On the edge of the town is the 40 hectare Tamar Valley Resort, which opened in 1989 and shares the Swiss architectural style.

Accommodation

Options in the area include self-contained family chalets and several hotels. Tamar Valley Resort is at the heart of it all and includes a range of accommodation.

Activities and Things to Do and See

Grindelwald is a beautiful place for a vacation with many activities available to delight the entire family. Adults and children alike can entertain themselves in the gorgeous surroundings. There is even the world’s longest bouncing pillow available for children!

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the 18-hole, par 54 mini-golf course, or play a round on the ten-hole public golf course. Other popular activities include tennis, aqua bike hire, mountain bikes, canoeing on the lake, and peddle go karting, among others. In addition to the bouncing pillows, children can frolick on the playground or visit the pirate ship. Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett.

Where to Eat and Shop

A myriad of options exist for shopping and meals right in the heart of the village. There is a shopping arcade, boutique shops, general store, craft shops, golf pro shop, bakery, cafe, clothing store, day spa, chocolatier, ice cream shop, newsagent, and hairdresser. Consider having a genuine Swiss meal at one of the many restaurants or simply enjoy a Apfeltaschen (similar to an apple strudel) at the bakery! The lakeside Alpenrose Lakeside Bistro and lounge bar is a popular option for those wishing to dine lakeside with a wonderful view of the golf course.

Map of Grindelwald

Hedera on Frankland – Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom Home in Central Launceston
Launceston - North
Welman Street Cottage
Launceston - North
Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston
Launceston - North
BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park
West Launceston - North
Comfort Inn Coach House Launceston
Launceston - North
Forest Road 92A
Trevallyn - Launceston
Forest Road 92C
Trevallyn - Launceston
Auldington
Launceston - North
Elphin Motel & Serviced Apartments
Launceston - North
Box Cottage Apartment
Evandale - North
The Wellington Bed & Breakfast
Longford - Launceston
Blakes Manor
Deloraine - North
Trevallyn House
Riverside - Launceston
Launceston Apartments & Cottages
Launceston - North
Clarion Hotel City Park Grand
Launceston - North
Best Western Plus Launceston
Launceston - North
Country Club Tasmania
Prospect Vale - Launceston
Commodore Regent
Launceston - North
Balmoral On York
Launceston - North
West Launceston Townhouse
Launceston - North
Bowerbank Mill B&B
Deloraine - North
In the Center of Grindelwald With Air Conditioning, Washing Machine
Grindelwald - Launceston
The Mews Motel
Launceston - North
Wines for Joanie Cottage
Sidmouth - North
Tamar River Apartments
Grindelwald - North
Punchbowl Executive Apartments
Punchbowl - North
The Racecourse Inn
Longford - North
The Dragonfly Inn
West Launceston - North
Areca Boutique Hotel
Riverside Serenity Launceston
Launceston - North
Mercure Launceston
Launceston - North
Olde Tudor Hotel
Prospect - North
Edenholme Grange
West Launceston - North
White Dove Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Longford - North
Launceston Backpackers – Hostel
Launceston - North
Hazelcreek Cottages
Exeter - North
Arcoona Manor
Deloraine - North
Windarra on High
East Launceston - North
Turret House
Trevallyn - North
The Sebel Launceston
Launceston - North
The Centennial Hotel
Launceston - North
Ardmore Apartment – 12 Minutes Walk to the City Centre
East Launceston - North
Mantra Charles Hotel
Launceston - North
Deloraine Hotel
Deloraine - North
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Launceston - North
Alice’s Cottages and Spa Hideaways
Launceston - North
Relbia Lodge
Relbia - Launceston
The Abel Tasman
Youngtown - Launceston
Quest Launceston Serviced Apartments
Launceston - North
Brickendon
Longford - North
96 on Arthur Apartments
East Launceston - North
Hideaway on George
Launceston - North
Adina Place Motel Apartments
Launceston - North
49 m From the Center of Launceston With Air Conditioning, Washing Machine
Launceston - North
Batman Fawkner Inn
Terrace on Walbourne
Launceston - North
Launceston Waterfront Apartments
Launceston - North
Entally Estate
Hadspen - Launceston
Arendon Cottage
Evandale - North
Launceston City Park Apartments
Launceston - North
Armalong Winery Chalets
Grindelwald - North
Terrace on York
Launceston - North
Discovery Parks – Hadspen
Hadspen - Launceston
Glebe Cottage – Garden Loft Close to the CBD
Launceston - North
Art Hotel on York
Launceston - North
Country Club Villas
Prospect Vale - Launceston
Windermere Cabins
Windermere - North
Mowbray Hotel
Mowbray - Launceston
Aspect Tamar Valley Resort
Grindelwald - North
Star Bar Cafe and Hotel
Launceston - North
Peppers Seaport Hotel
Low Head Tourist Park – Caravan Park
Low Head - North
Apartments at York Mansions
Launceston - North
Hi George Bed & Breakfast
Launceston - North
The TRC Hotel
Launceston - North
Twofourtwo Boutique Apartments
Launceston - North
SJ Hostel
Legana - Launceston
Hillview House
Launceston - North
Ashton Gate Guest House
Launceston - North
Esk Apartment – Launceston
Launceston - North
Tamar River Villas
Riverside - Launceston
Haven House Launceston
Launceston - North
Red Rooster Host Farm
Wyena - North
CBD Apartments Launceston
Launceston - North
Highbury Apartments
Launceston - North
Aberdeen Court Motel
Punchbowl - North
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Launceston - North
Hawthorn Villa Stables
Carrick - North
41 on York
Launceston - North
Parklane Motel
Launceston - North
Waratah on York
Launceston - North
Sporties Hotel
Launceston - North
Village Family Motor Inn
South Launceston - North
Kurrajong House Launceston
East Launceston - North
Threetwentyseven – Gravelly Beach, Tamar Valley
Gravelly Beach - North
Mountain View Country Inn
Deloraine - North
Riverside Hotel
Riverside - Launceston
Pastimes Riverfront Apartments
Rosevears - North
Number 10
Launceston - North
Cherry Top Accommodation – Cherry Top
Lilydale - North
Topiary Haven
West Launceston - North
Panorama Estate
Legana - North
Peppers Silo Hotel
Invermay - Launceston
Fitzpatrick’s Inn
Westbury - North
Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
Westbury - North
West Launceston 3BR Townhouse
West Launceston - North
The River House Launceston Tamar Valley
Dilston - North
Ashcroft Apartments
Launceston - North
Hotel Launceston
Launceston - North
Rosevears Hotel
Rosevears - North
Glenayr Apartments
Waverley - Launceston
Kilmarnock House
Launceston - North
Hatherley Birrell Collection
Launceston - North
Arthouse Hostel
Ivermay - Launceston
Terrace on George
Launceston - North
Woolmers Estate
Longford - North
Launceston Holiday Park Legana
Legana - North
Low Head Penguin Tour
Launceston to Low Head Coastal Reserve
Walls of Jerusalem Circuit
Launceston - Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The Overland Track
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Forest
The Walls of Jerusalem Experience
Launceston - Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Ben Lomond Descent
Ben Lomond National Park
Cataract Gorge Introductory Rock Climbing and Abseiling
Launceston - Cataract Gorge
wukalina Walk
3 Day – South East Tasmania – Freycinet and Tasman Peninsula
2 Day – Cradle Mountain & Lake St Clair camp fire tour
Freycinet and Wineglass Bay – 4 day walking holiday
Launceston - Freycinet National Park
Tasmania’s East Coast Highlights 8-Day Walking Tour
Launceston - Hobart
3 Day – North East Tasmania – Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula
Franklin River Rafting 9-day Expedition
Launceston - Franklin River
Franklin River Rafting & Frenchman’s Cap 11-day Expedition
Launceston - Franklin River
Food and Wine Day Tour
Launceston
Let’s do Lunch
Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery
Winery Tours
Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery
THE ART OF SPARKLING
Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery
Introduction to Fly Fishing
Josef Chromy Wines
Go Behind The Label
Launceston - Josef Chromy Wines
LAUNCESTON FESTIVALE WHITE WATER SPECIAL
Launceston - Cataract Gorge
Rugged Indulgence – EPIC Tasmanian Adventures
Launceston - Cradle Mountain
8 Day Tasmanian Wildlife and Wilderness Encounter
Launceston
7 Day Tasmanian Wildlife and Wilderness Encounter
Launceston - East Coast
5 Tage Tasmanien für Genießer Westküste
Launceston - Cradle Mountain
7 Day Tasmanias Wilderness small group tour
Launceston - East Coast
5 Tage Tasmanien für Genießer Ostküste
Launceston - Hobart
Tantalising Tasmania
Hobart to Launceston

GRINDELWALD

Where to Stay

Aspect Tamar Valley Resort

Grindelwald - North

Set in Grindelwald, this family-friendly motel is within 15 km of Velo Winery, Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, and Stoney Rise Vineyard. Penny Royal Adventures and Brisbane Street Mall are also within 20 km.
A full-service spa, a golf course, and a restaurant are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge.
All 97 rooms offer LED TVs with DVD players, plus hair dryers and ironing boards. Room service, coffee makers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities available to guests.

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THE ART OF SPARKLING

Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery

“Tasmania confidently holds its place as Australia’s sparkling capital” and “arguably the greatest region for sparkling wine anywhere in the world out­side of Champagne itself”. Tyson Stelzer International Wine Communicator Of The Year 2015.

The art of making sparkling is explained (and tasted along the way) from base wine to corking and wiring. The tour commences at the Cellar Door and takes in the history of the vineyard and the Tasmanian Wine Industry.

Guests will be taken through the sparkling wine making and disgorging process, then work with the winemaking team in the laboratory to choose and add the liquour, the final step in sparkling wine making. Each participant will produce a bottle of sparkling to their own taste to enjoy on the day and may order sparkling wine at their own dosage rate to be sent following their visit. Guests conclude with a 2 course lunch matched with wine and a complementary tasting.

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Cradle Mountain Day tour

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain offers some of world’s most famous natural beauty and is one of Australia’s most popular scenic tours.

Indulge in outdoor activities – discover rainforests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and keep your eye out for our unique wildlife. There are a number of beautiful short walks available, including the Enchanted Walk, Dove Lake, Rainforest Walk, The Weindorfers Forest Walk. All walks range from easy to moderate level. Choose one to suit your level of comfort and fitness.

On the way back down the mountain (if time permits), we will pull into a beautiful winery on the banks of Lake Barrington or one nestled in the countryside of Sheffield (the town of murals) for something to eat or to simply sample the local cool climate wines. This experience is perfect after a morning of adventure.

 

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Introduction to Fly Fishing

Josef Chromy Wines

Introduction to Fly Fishing @
Josef Chromy Wines

Learn the art of fly casting, and gain an introduction to fly fishing with RiverFly Tasmania and Josef Chromy Wines. Situated among the rolling hills of the Winery, find yourself learning the basics of casting on our lake with Tasmania’s leading fly fishing guides. Enjoy a complementary tour of the winery, fly fishing tuition and tasting at our Cellar Door and then retire to the Restaurant for a two course lunch of fine Tasmanian produce matched with wines. Minimum 2 pax. More people available upon request via [email protected]

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AU$250

Introduction to Fly Fishing

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Dove Canyon

Dove Canyon

Wilderness + adrenalin + adventure = the Dove Canyon. If you are after an unforgettable experience in Tasmania, you have come to the right place. The Dove Canyon showcases wild Tasmania at its best. This trip involves a thrilling combination of jumps, slides and abseils buried in a 50 metre deep quartzite canyon. Definitely one to write home about.

This option is for the adventurous and intrepid. You do not need any previous canyoning or abseiling experience, but we recommend customers are physically fit, MUST be able to swim and have a great sense of adventure. The minimum age for this tour is 15.

We also provide a tasty lunch on this tour.

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Low Head Penguin Tour

Launceston to Low Head Coastal Reserve

The penguins found in Tasmania are the smallest of the penguin species, the noisiest, and also the only penguins with blue and white feathers (all others are black and white). Because of this they have several names, the Little Penguin, the Blue Penguin, but the most common name they are called is the Fairy Penguin.

Low Head Penguin Tours offer a unique nature experience to get up close and personal with our penguins as they return from the pristine waters of Bass Straight to nest in their burrows within the Low Head Coastal Reserve. This Reserve has the largest penguin rookery in Tasmania, and we have penguins returning every night throughout the year. Watch them swim to the surface, stand up and preen themselves before waddling up the beach. The penguin viewing is fully guided and takes approximately 1 hour, and including transfers to/from Launceston you need to allow 3.5 hours. You are welcome to bring a camera to capture your experience but NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY. As it gets cool at night please wear warm clothes and wear sturdy shoes (sports shoes OK).

(departs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday an hour before dusk).

Minimum two people required for this tour to depart.

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3 - 5 hour evening tour

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North Eastern Tasmania Voyageur - Full Day

North Eastern Tasmania Voyageur

Picking you up from your accommodation, we head straight for the Tasman coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires (or Larapuna to give it it’s Aboriginal name). Continue our exploration of the Bay of Fires, driving through the picturesque Binalong Bay and on to Boat Harbour Point.

The next stop is the picturesque Round Hill Point. Then, we move on to Cosy Corner where you can stroll along the beach. Next, we will check out the The Gardens, Mount William National Park and then Policemen’s Point for a visit to the bird sanctuary located  where Ansons Bay meets the Bay of Fires. Leaving the bird sanctuary, we move on to the Eddystone Point Lighthouse.

After that we start our journey inland through the valleys of the Blue Tier of the North East Highlands to begin our trip home, stopping off in the valleys of the Weldborough and Pyengana region. Then back on the road to Bicheno. The route home hugs the Tasman coast, providing you with one last chance to take in the stunning views before we drop you back at your accommodation.

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