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Barn House Guidebook

Jessica

Barn House Guidebook

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Amazing hike, pretty easy to tackle and doggo friendly.
Mount Gnomon
Amazing hike, pretty easy to tackle and doggo friendly.
A little bit or history, a little bit of art and a stunning architectural space with beautiful views. Worth a visit if you’re going this way.
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Makers' Workshop
2 Bass Hwy
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A little bit or history, a little bit of art and a stunning architectural space with beautiful views. Worth a visit if you’re going this way.
Try and catch a sunrise or a sunset if you can. If you’re lucky enough to catch a clear day, simply walking along the esplanade with a letterbox coffee, sitting at the chairs along the path like the locals do, is really one of the best things about little Penguin.
Penguin Beach
Try and catch a sunrise or a sunset if you can. If you’re lucky enough to catch a clear day, simply walking along the esplanade with a letterbox coffee, sitting at the chairs along the path like the locals do, is really one of the best things about little Penguin.
The household fitness freak runs up here from home most days, spectacular views make it worth it.
Mount Montgomery
The household fitness freak runs up here from home most days, spectacular views make it worth it.
For something a bit different, we’re told the guide is a legend.
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Gunns Plains Caves
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For something a bit different, we’re told the guide is a legend.
So many guests day trip here for obvious reasons! Worth it and you can do it a number of ways: Get up at 5am and get there for a sunrise hike and then pat yourself on the back because it’s dedication but it’s worth it and you will remember it for years to come! Don’t get up at 5am and take a casual drive there like a more normal person, walk dove lake or tackle the summit. Drive there, look at lake, book day spa. Drink wine. Come home. All are totally acceptable approaches. And the visitor centre is incredible.
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Cradle Mountain
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So many guests day trip here for obvious reasons! Worth it and you can do it a number of ways: Get up at 5am and get there for a sunrise hike and then pat yourself on the back because it’s dedication but it’s worth it and you will remember it for years to come! Don’t get up at 5am and take a casual drive there like a more normal person, walk dove lake or tackle the summit. Drive there, look at lake, book day spa. Drink wine. Come home. All are totally acceptable approaches. And the visitor centre is incredible.
A beautiful hike, not too hard and a rewarding lookout! Often see kids on the track so family friendly too! 40mins to the trail head.
Leven Canyon
A beautiful hike, not too hard and a rewarding lookout! Often see kids on the track so family friendly too! 40mins to the trail head.
Food scene
Amazing local produce for lunch, paddock to plate, incredible farm setting, as north west as it gets. And a whole 5 minutes away. Baby animals and an amazing vibe on weekends when visiting chefs put on an amazing spread! Check out their Instagram for a look at the farm and their incredible barn!
Mount Gnomon Farm
886 Ironcliffe Rd
Amazing local produce for lunch, paddock to plate, incredible farm setting, as north west as it gets. And a whole 5 minutes away. Baby animals and an amazing vibe on weekends when visiting chefs put on an amazing spread! Check out their Instagram for a look at the farm and their incredible barn!
Your morning coffee ☕️ and brunch.
Letterbox Café
80 Main Rd
Your morning coffee ☕️ and brunch.
For a delicious and little bit fancy dinner if you don’t want to cook! Everything on the menu is amazing, every time.
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Bayviews Restaurant & Lounge Bar
2 North Terrace
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For a delicious and little bit fancy dinner if you don’t want to cook! Everything on the menu is amazing, every time.
If you’re driving this way (or even if you’re not it’s worth it) best cafe on the coast (and best chai latte of which I sample nearly every day) if you love the beans at home you can pick up a pack here to take with you.
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The Chapel
50 Cattley St
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If you’re driving this way (or even if you’re not it’s worth it) best cafe on the coast (and best chai latte of which I sample nearly every day) if you love the beans at home you can pick up a pack here to take with you.
Call in here if you’re road tripping up from the south and start your stay off perfectly.
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Tasmanian Food and Wine Conservatory
9 Conservatory Rd
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Call in here if you’re road tripping up from the south and start your stay off perfectly.
Stock up here for your platters.
Penguin Fruit & Veg
86 Main Rd
Stock up here for your platters.
If you are heading towards boat harbour or Stanley for a day trip, this is a local favourite to call into for lunch or coffee and treats on the way. It is 40minutes from penguin so not a drive to, but an amazing spot if you’re driving by.
Bruce's Cafe, Wynyard
145 Old Bass Hwy
If you are heading towards boat harbour or Stanley for a day trip, this is a local favourite to call into for lunch or coffee and treats on the way. It is 40minutes from penguin so not a drive to, but an amazing spot if you’re driving by.
A local brewery on the river only 10 minutes or so from home. Beautiful meals, locally brewed beer and stunning views. Great option for a Friday night.
Buttons Brewing
3 Wharf Road
A local brewery on the river only 10 minutes or so from home. Beautiful meals, locally brewed beer and stunning views. Great option for a Friday night.
Beautiful Penguin Stores
Beautiful and unique homewares store, you will want to go home with the whole shop.
Cocoon Designs
Beautiful and unique homewares store, you will want to go home with the whole shop.
The most stunning children’s toy store (including beautiful books for anyone) in Tasmania, hands down, without doubt.
The Small Folk
95 Main Road
The most stunning children’s toy store (including beautiful books for anyone) in Tasmania, hands down, without doubt.
Day Trips and Wandering
Worth the day trip for: Seafood Climbing the nut Walking through the gorgeous shops along the historic town The local pub offers a beautiful meal with plenty of locals to chat to.
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Stanley
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Worth the day trip for: Seafood Climbing the nut Walking through the gorgeous shops along the historic town The local pub offers a beautiful meal with plenty of locals to chat to.
Drop in for amazing views, white sand and blue water, on your way to Stanley
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Boat Harbour Beach
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Drop in for amazing views, white sand and blue water, on your way to Stanley
Under rated as a destination in Tasmania. Check out the makers workshop, art gallery, sit at the beach at fish frenzy for casual fish and chips with a beautiful view or head upstairs to bay views for incredible local dining. Some of the best cafes on the coast are here, try The Chapel or Maple and George. You can also see fairy penguins at dusk along the esplanade!
Burnie
Under rated as a destination in Tasmania. Check out the makers workshop, art gallery, sit at the beach at fish frenzy for casual fish and chips with a beautiful view or head upstairs to bay views for incredible local dining. Some of the best cafes on the coast are here, try The Chapel or Maple and George. You can also see fairy penguins at dusk along the esplanade!
The town of murals! Discover amazing art around the town, a gorgeous heritage vibe and if you’re feeling active, Mt Roland is a stunning hike that’s also dog friendly!
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Sheffield
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The town of murals! Discover amazing art around the town, a gorgeous heritage vibe and if you’re feeling active, Mt Roland is a stunning hike that’s also dog friendly!
Exhausting the Kids
The bluff is 20 minutes away. Amazing playgrounds for the kids, beautiful walks around the bluff reserve including the lighthouse. The beach is beautiful and kids can run wild while you enjoy a glass of wine and a beautiful lunch on the grass from the local cafes.
Bluff Playgrounds
41 Bluff Road
The bluff is 20 minutes away. Amazing playgrounds for the kids, beautiful walks around the bluff reserve including the lighthouse. The beach is beautiful and kids can run wild while you enjoy a glass of wine and a beautiful lunch on the grass from the local cafes.
There’s a great little playground on the foreshore and plenty of spots to sit and take in amazing views.
Penguin Beach
There’s a great little playground on the foreshore and plenty of spots to sit and take in amazing views.
Locally known at the rocket park. Heaps of equipment for the kids to explore on the river.
Anzac Park
Locally known at the rocket park. Heaps of equipment for the kids to explore on the river.
A little gem for wowing the little ones and plenty of information to keep everyone interested. Walk over from the Chapel!
Burnie Regional Museum
A little gem for wowing the little ones and plenty of information to keep everyone interested. Walk over from the Chapel!
One for bigger kids and adults of course! World class mountain bike tracks surround the barn in nearly every direction. Bring your bikes and ride from home to the track!
Penguin Mountain Bike Park
One for bigger kids and adults of course! World class mountain bike tracks surround the barn in nearly every direction. Bring your bikes and ride from home to the track!
Open weekends. Relax with a 30min return train trip on the historic Melrose Line, taking in views of the township of Don and areas of historic value to the area. The train trip travels on the eastern bank of the Don River to our junction Coles Beach. Kids love it!
Don River Railway
Open weekends. Relax with a 30min return train trip on the historic Melrose Line, taking in views of the township of Don and areas of historic value to the area. The train trip travels on the eastern bank of the Don River to our junction Coles Beach. Kids love it!