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Day by Day in our Luxury Tasmanian Hotel

Running Woodbridge is not a walk in the park.

I have been, and continue to be, an avid fan of The Duchess of Duke Street and Upstairs, Downstairs and Pride & Prejudice and Country House Party and now, of course, Downton Abbey.  Yes, I am a 'tragic'!

But I am also a realist, and so Fawlty Towers is Hospitality Training 101 for all staff.

I often say that running Woodbridge is a bit of a mix of all of the above, hopefully, less of the later, although we do have our moments!

Our Blog is a glimpse behind the scenes of the day to day running of Woodbridge.

Click to read about our 'behind the scenes' below:

The Seaplane is returning - Woodbridge welcomes the return of a guest favourite

Helicopter transfers are here - Woodbridge can now offer guests the buzz of helicopter transfers and sightseeing

Sister property Truffle Lodge opens - after 10 years in the making, our luxury eco-retreat opens just 10 minutes up-river from Woodbridge

Darina Allen at Woodbridge - when Irish Cooking Legend Darina Allen stays at Woodbridge, our food must be up to her exceptional standards!

SLH Area Manager loves Woodbridge - when the top brass from Small Luxury Hotels comes to stay, we wow him by doing nothing differently!

Restoration e-Booklet - revamping the photo album of the restoration as a digital e-booklet

Hard work if you can get it! - getting ready for re-opening isn't all about cleaning and setting up.

Historic Letter tells why did free settlers choose to come to Tasmania and what they found here

Our Romantic Riverfront - staff and guests love our ever changing river vista, but we are not the only ones to love Woodbridge

Woodbridge on an Aboriginal Site? - we rather like the idea that Woodbridge's foreshore may have been the site of an aboriginal encampment.

One of Australia's Best - Woodbridge has been named as one of 10 of the Best Australian Gourmet Getaways

To Winter Retreat or Not! - for the first time we have decided to open Woodbridge for Group Retreats over the Winter

The Nightingale True to Tasmanian History rejecting the sanitised record, the movie will be true to the history of Tasmania's female convicts

Creating memories - so much goes into choosing and delivering activites and experiences to our guests.

Luxury Awards & 5 Star Ratings  - the truth behind the Luxury Awards, 'Independent' Reviews and 5 Star Rating games

Bring in the Drones - videoing is becoming essential for tourism marketing, but it is an expensive and 'hit & miss' undertaking

Derwent Valley wins Tourism Awards - the Derwent Valley has been Tasmania's best kept secret, but the times they are a changing!

Behind the Bars  - converting the convict lockup at Woodbridge into a quaint wine cellar

Movie: The Nightingale (2017) - we think of the glamour of our favourite movie stars, but this week we have seen just how hard they work

More than just a Bed  - Woodbridge isn't just a pit stop. Woodbridge is an experience in its own right

Gardening Mayhem  - rain, rain and more rain, then wind, heat, and a new gardener who doesn't cut the mustard

Without a Paddle!  - we bought a great little wooden row boat, but ended up the creek .... thankfully with a paddle

Feeding the Beast - social media has a voracious appetite for images, and you fail to feed the beast at your peril

Al Fresco - making over the area under the almond trees has been such a simple job, and I wonder why we haven't done this before

Finding Luxury Accommodation - I like to find lovely accommodations like Woodbridge so that I can have a luxury break