Quamby Estate

Quamby Estate

Escape and relax in ultimate luxury at Quamby Estate. Situated on 150 acres of picture book landscape, this enchanting country manor is one of Tasmania’s most prestigious and historically significant properties. Dating back to the 1830s, Quamby Estate was the ancestral home of the State’s first-born Premier, Sir Richard Dry and the Government House of the North.

Lovingly restored, Quamby Estate’s charming Anglo-Indian designed architecture, period antiques and marble fireplaces combine modern luxuries to offer complete tranquillity and opulence. The magnificent homestead features ten impeccably restored guestrooms. Providing the homely ambience of a boutique country inn, each room is uniquely decorated with an eclectic collection of original art and antique furniture mixing the old and the new, creating each room’s character. Extensive entertaining areas, executive sitting rooms and an Executive Chef to create culinary delights that showcase the fine local produce will complete your Quamby experience. From an elaborate formal dinner to a gourmet picnic at a secluded area of the estate, our cuisine will be a highlight of your stay.

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the lush country landscape and explore the estate’s endless activities including golf, bike riding, hiking and tennis. Experience the hidden gems of the Tamar and Meander Valleys with gourmet produce and vineyard touring, a spectacular cliffs and caves escapade, try your hand at fly fishing or as the official base commence your Cradle Mountains and Bay of Fires treks.

Activities

A range of activities is offered as part of the tariff. These includes:

  • Take the golf challenge on the longest par 5 in Tasmania at 576 metres! Quamby has Tasmania’s best 9-hole 6,847-metre course commanding a par 76.
  • Grab a bike and experience the diverse landscapes on the property. Taking in the spectacular views will make the hilly climbs worth the effort.
  • If tennis is your thing, you can play any time of the day. All equipment is provided.
  • The Library is the perfect place during the day to relax, enjoy a book, play a board game… or have a ‘kip’
  • The Club House is home to the Sir Richard Dry Pavillion, bar and restaurant overlooking to spectacular and picturesque golf courseThe Boating Enjoy dinner in the Homestead Dining Room. Why not begin with happy hour in the bar.
  • Take a stroll in the countryside and enjoy a gourmet picnic
  • Grab a fishing rod and cast a line

Tours and experiences available for extra cost:

  • Cradle Mountain Huts Walks: Meet at the walkers’ base on Quamby Estate and discover the rare beauty and extraordinary diversity of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. Over 6 days walk the iconic Overland Track with experienced guides before returning to Quamby Estate.
  • Bay of Fires Lodge Walk: Encounter the breathtaking beaches along the East Coast of Tasmania whilst exploring the Bay of Fires. Walk soft sandy beaches, explore caves, kayak the Ansons River with fully guided 4-day tour commencing from the Walkers’ base on Quamby Estate.
  • Spend a day exploring the Tamar Valley vineyards home of some of the finest wines in the world. Renowned for their cool climate wines the wine route stretches from the Valley to Pipers River in the north and Relbia in the south with over 32 wineries
  • Take the scenic drive through quaint Westbury and Deloraine and sample some of the region’s unique and gourmet produce. Our favourites are smoked salmon sampling at 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm, cheese tasting at Ashgrove Farm Cheese, bite into the berries at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, truffle tasting at Truffles Australis or indulging in the sweetest honey at Tasmanian Honey Company
  • Explore Launceston and the Tamar Valley’s gourmet restaurant precinct with some of Tasmania’s finest restaurants including Stillwater and Black Cow. Ask our team to make a reservation for you
  • Try your hand at Fly Fishing with a day or two with RiverFly Tasmania. Your guides will take you through Tasmania’s wilderness and World Heritage areas to Brumby’s Creek, South and North Esk rivers, St Patricks River, Mersey River and Western Lakes seeking brown and rainbow trout. If you are still learning the art of fly fishing tuition days can be arranged.
  • The Marakoopa caves are home to the largest display of glow worms in Australia and feature disappearing creeks, amphitheatres of stalactite formations and gardens of growing stalagmites.
  • Explore the local towns and villages where antique stores and weekend markets abound. Uncover treasures in the art & crafts and antique shops of Deloraine and Westbury. Sample some authentic Tasmanian heritage at the National Rose Garden at Woolmers Estate in Longford, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, the Launceston Tramway Museum, the George Town Heritage Trail, the York Town Historic Site, and Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre.

Suitable/best for

Couples
Honeymooners
Small Groups
Solo Traveller
Families

Dining: Dining Options

For many guests, the Quamby Estate experience begins and ends around the table and our Executive Chef will create culinary delights that highlight Tasmania’s gourmet local produce. From a light lunch, celebration dinner or country style breakfast you will discover the treasures of the Meander and Tamar Valley gourmet regions.

Dining locations include Quamby Homestead Dining Room, The Club House and the intimate Private Dining Room for special occasions and corporate meetings. A gourmet picnic at a secluded area of the estate can be arranged by our team.

Rooms & Accommodation - General Information

Quamby Estate’s magnificent homestead features ten impeccably restored guestrooms and suites. Providing the homely ambience of a boutique country inn, each room is uniquely decorated with an eclectic collection of original art and antique furniture mixing the old and the new, creating each room’s character.

Homestead rooms are luxuriously appointed rooms with king, queen and optional twin bedding, marble or stone bathrooms with heated floors and superior amenities, flat screen televisions, DVD players and heating units or fireplaces. Deluxe rooms feature spa baths.

Getting there

Nearest major town/city
Town – Launceston

Air access
Quamby Estate is located 25 minutes drive from Launceston airport by our complimentary airport transfer.

Road access
Quamby Estate is situated near the historic township of Hagley, the property can be reached either via the Bass Highway or Meander Valley Highway between Launceston and Deloraine.
Known as ‘Quamby Laneway’ and being 1.6 kilometres in length this road connects the Meander Valley Highway to the Quamby homestead.

You enter the estate along a hawthorn- lined driveway, level at first, then it dips, crossing a bridge over a creek. The roadway ascends through an avenue of trees – the tallest branches touching high above – until you come to a beautifully framed Tasmanian landscape and verdant green sloping lawns. You pass the golf course past some lakes then beneath a tall canopy of cottonwoods and English elms.

The homestead is eventually reached – set in acres of manicured lawns dominated by an ancient oak, two solitary sequoias, cottonwoods and an exceptional specimen tree – an English hornbeam. From this same vantage point you can survey Quamby’s endless views to the eastern and southern horizons. This laneway is very old and retains its status as a Reserve Road.

Seasonality

Quamby is only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in June, July and August.

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