Package Holidays in Tasmania
Grindelwald Launceston Tasmania Australia
Just 15 minutes drive from Launceston along the West Tamar Highway is the picturesque town of Grindelwald. Set in the Tamar Valley with magnificent river and mountain views, this small town comprises of a 7 hectare lake and authentic Swiss-style housing with high-pitched roofs and white-painted exteriors.
The Tamar Valley has a rich colonial heritage and is home to many artisans, with galleries and shops specialising in local art and crafts. It also boasts outstanding restaurants and some of Tasmanias leading vineyards, which produce award winning cool climate wines.
It was established in 1980 by Roelf Voss, who was inspired to create a village after a visit to Switzerland, where he fell in love with the Alpine style of architecture.
Get some retail therapy at Grindelwald Shopping Arcade, open to the public every day of the week.
Go bushwalking at the Notley Gorge Reserve, which has a one hour return walk to the gorge and forest with the historic Brady's tree.
Take a guided trout fishing tour to the northern rivers, central highlands and western lakes.
Play a round of golf at Grindelwald's challenging 9-hole public golf course.
Or view exotic and native birds at the Waterbird Haven Trust, a nature haven with treetop hide and an enormous aviary and tearoom.