Welcome to a wee tour of a magnificent hotel that Paul and I stayed in the night before we joined the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk.
Come along as we step back in time, to the convict era of the 1830s, early in Tasmania’s colonial history.
Quamby, which means ‘a place to camp, to settle down and rest’ was built by a pardoned Irish political prisoner, Richard Dry. He owned a vast estate that swathed the house he was to build. These days Quamby Estate has 64 hectares of land, with a 9 hole golf course, sweeping lands, tennis courts and more.
The house is built in the Anglo-Indian barracks-like architectural style, with large rooms and immensely high ceilings.
Our house in Sydney was built in the 1980s, and has the lowest ceilings ever. So it felt very grand indeed to stay at Quamby.
Some of the poplars, hawthorns and elm trees around the property are over 150 years old.
We had an early start the next day, Quamby is base for the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. Read more about our walking adventures on my 50th birthday here.
We paid just under $350 for room and breakfast. A treat!!
Room rates vary from $250 – $400 a night, room and dinner packages are available. Quamby Estate offers a free pick up and drop service to Launceston Airport.
You can read more about Quamby Estate on the website here.
Linking today with Travel Photo Thursday with Nancie at Budget Travellers Sandbox – do pop over for some great armchair travelling.
Do you love a hotel with history?
Where have you stayed that felt like utter luxury?