Category Experiences

4 Apr

Wine Experience

As the land starts to take on its distinctive colour, the Autumn harvests start. Of course the grapes for the next wine vintage are a big part of this in our valley, and we visited one of our favourite local suppliers down the road to see them in action. This lovely vineyard, high on the […]

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20 Mar

My Savvy Traveller article about the Derwent Valley

Great article By Anabel Dean about the Derwent Valley… http://www.mysavvytraveller.co/savvysleeping/2019/3/9/tasmanias-derwent-valley-one-of-the-most-beautiful-valleys-in-the-world

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10 Mar

Tasmania by Helicopter

Guest recently arrived at Woodbridge after flying all the way from Western Australia by helicopter. We joked that they must have just been hankering for a quick getaway break! They very kindly asked John if he and I would be free to fly around the state with them, acting as their guide. It was a […]

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13 Feb

Tasmanian Weather

It doesn’t matter what the weather, Woodbridge is a stunner. We have had weeks of record breaking heat, and she has sparkled in the sun. We had bushfires 2 weeks ago, and she looked unbelievably amazing in the red sunsets caused by the smoke. This weekend, thankfully, the rains came, and she looks mysterious and […]

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5 Feb

Luxury Hospitality

When I stay at a basic hotel, all I really want is a clean bed and a hot shower. But when I stay at a luxury or boutique hotel, I want to feel ‘cherished’. John and I can list off the special hotels that have left a true hospitality impression on us, and they are […]

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29 Jan

A Peachy Luxury Hotel

The garden entrance to Woodbridge’s reception  via the peach tree, which canopies overhead. When we water, we have to give just the right amount of water to encourage the fruit growth, and not too much so that the fruit are sweet and tasty. We wrap aluminium foil around the trunk of the tree to stop […]

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22 Jan

Hot Days Cool River

I often have to hold back a chuckle when discussing Tasmanian weather with potential guests. I do warn them that Tassie weather is mercurial. We do try to give value for money down here, and there can be 3 seasons in a day, so we advise that guests bring light layers to add or remove […]

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20 Jan

Georgian Architecture

I tend to be a minimalist at heart, and the definition of elegance as “less is more” has always rung true for me. So it is no surprise that I prefer the simplicity of Gerogian architecture and design to the fussiness of the Victorian era. Georgian architecture is all about subtle colour and symmetry, and […]

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17 Jan

Kayaking with Platypus

Last night was a delightful balmy summer’s evening, just right for travelling down the Derwent River in search of Platypus. I was a bit apprehensive as I am not very fit, I am not very agile, and I am no spring chicken! And …. I have gammy knees which means I need help getting down […]

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14 Jan

Finding Lewis

When we were restoring Woodbridge we uncovered many wonderful details of the house, but by far my favourite memory was finding Lewis. I was quite pedantic about saving everything that we uncovered, even to the extent of telling the tradies to pick up every handmade nail that they saw in the dust and rubble. And […]

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