Author: Edenholme Grange


It’s a lovely time in Tasmania at the moment with Spring in full swing and everything looking lovely shades of green. With average temperatures around the 25c mark things are warm but without the ground getting baked. This has resulted in colours been vibrant, as shown in the above.

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Beautiful Spring at Edenholme

The roses are in full bloom, they have to be seen to be believed. The gardens are probably at their best now, with full bloom and colour galore. See some of pictures below.

If you’re thinking about a getaway to Launceston, now’s the perfect time.

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With the Breath of Life festival happening this weekend, things are super busy here at Edenholme.

Our b&b accommodation has been booked out this weekend for a little while now as fans are coming from all over to see the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Bliss N Eso & Birds of Toyko.

Luckily the weather has been amazing lately and the trend is set to continue this weekend. If you’re thinking about visiting Launceston, March is a great time to do it. The weather is hot but not overly so and there’s so many attractions throughout the city.

We’ve teamed up with Tamar Valley Winery Tours to offer some special wine & accommodation packages. The Tamar Valley region is home to many fine vineyards so this package offers a great price to experience some of the very best local wineries.

Package details

  • Full Package:
  • 2 nights accommodation & breakfasts.
  • 3 hour tour with 3 wineries to visit & cheese platter.
  • From $620 2 persons, $980 4 persons.
  • Mini Package:
  • 1 night accommodation & breakfast.
  • 1 hour tour with 1 winery to visit & cheese platter.
  • From $320 2 persons.

For more information, view the image below or contact us.

Edenholme Tamar Valley Winery Tour Combo

Anyone visiting Launceston should absolutely check out the Cataract Gorge. It is a beautiful natural formation located less than 5 minutes from Edenholme Grange and a major tourist attraction for Launceston.

There are many paths you can take around the gorge, so here’s a quick overview and map showing you the main ones.

launceston cataract gorge walking tracks

Cataract Gorge walking track map legend

  • Basin Road (blue): The main road into the Gorge with plenty of parking right outside the gorge. It is a short 3 minute drive from Edenholme to the gorge, coming down the Basin Road at the end.
  • Suggested track (green): This is a comfortable path across the Alexandra suspension bridge (pictured above), passing a bbq area, toilets, looking platform and The Gorge Restaurant before optionally turning right to follow the river to the King’s Bridge. An open area frequented by the peacocks and wildlife surrounds the restaurant.
  • Alternate Paths (yellow): You’ll quite likely wish to explore the surroundings of the gorge further and there are many alternate paths, some of the main ones have been highlighted.
  • Zig-zag hiking track (red): The zig-zag track is a very steep track for those feeling fit and adventurous. It does feature several looking platforms and connects to the streets at the top of the hill. There are many larger-than-normal steps and it can get quite muddy after some rain.
  • Chairlift (orange): The chairlift is a 457m ride across the gorge spans across the basin, across the basin. It’s defintely something to try out while you’re there and is open everyday. View the chairlift pricing page for the rates.
  • Duck reach track (purple): This path leaves the main gorge trail next to the suspension bridge and will take people to the Duck Reach Power Station (now a museum and interpretive centre). It takes about 45mins (one-way) to reach the power station.

Hope that helps give you a quick overview of the Cataract Gorge’s walking tracks, stay tuned for more in this series soon.

We have two breakfast options available for guests wishing to have breakfast. note: room prices are room only

continental breakfast

  • Choice of Cereals including Muesli
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Dried Fruits
  • Yoghurts
  • Wholemeal, white, grain and raisin toast, croissants
  • Marmalade, raspberry and blackberry jams. Honey & vegemite
  • Brewed coffee, Ceylon and herbal teas

full cooked breakfast

  • Various Cereals
  • Yoghurt
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Fruit Juices: Orange, Apple & Pineapple

Cooked items, including:

  • Choice of:
  • Scrambled Eggs with herbs & Smoked Salmon
  • Poached or fried eggs with Bacon
  • Croissant with Camembert cheese & ham

Side Dishes of:

  • Sausages or mushroom or tomato
  • Brewed Coffee, Teas – Ceylon and Herbal
  • Toast with home-made jams, honey & vegemite

Launceston B&B and Hotel Accommodation

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We’re located in expansive and secluded grounds close to the heart of Launceston’s many restaurants and attractions, including the spectacular Cataract Gorge. We cater for all type of guests from overnight stays to honeymoon holidays.

Edenholme Grange is a grand Victorian mansion (1881) with common themes of the time and of course all the modern conveniences you’ve come to expect. Our name was sourced from a vessel named Eden Holme which unfortunately came to grief at the mouth of the Tamar river. View more information about the barque from where we got our name.

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Edenholme Grange is lucky to be located mere minutes from the spectacular Cataract Gorge. The Gorge (as the locals call it) is a natural formation that has become one of Launceston’s best attractions.

Launceston Cataract Gorge

Over the next few weeks we’ll explore the features of the gorge and the reasons why you need to see it when you’re in town.


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The Victoria Room is the indulgence room of the house. It has a king size full tester four-poster bed and double spa bath to be seen and experienced by honeymooners and partners re-romancing their relationships. It is a room for the special occasion, enhanced by some special portraiture of the Dowager Queen.

The room is a partner to The Albert which is a self-contained studio suite. When combined, they make a luxurious holiday apartment for the mature family.

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French influence is evident in The Marchioness’ room, decorated with a French serpentine bed of brass, porcelain, crystal and cast iron. The original bathroom which serves as its ensuite contains a deep claw-foot bath, a Victorian style vanity suite and a walk-in shower.

An antique mahogany and American oak wardrobe with a matching cheval dresser complement the decor.


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The Governess’ is a ground floor room with an unusual barley-twist four poster bed of French Colonial vintage. The room features a glassed-in balcony that captures the morning sun, ideal for breakfasting alone (or together), but leading to the Grand lounge and dining room.


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This room derives its name from Captain Edward Ditcham who was at the time of building the house, the Master Warden of the Port of Launceston. He built the house on the same site as his Bone mill on the corner of Maitland St and Connaught Crescent.

A grand Victorian four-poster bed, king size, is a dominant feature of this room which is decorated with rich navy velvet curtains. The nautical decor includes memorabilia spanning a century. The room has a built-in corner ensuite of unusual design.

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The Banker’s Room is masculine and original. A carved oak bed is the feature of this room complemented by an antique mahogany barreltop desk complete with two early local bank ledgers dating from the commencement of the building of the house.

A tasteful glass-walled bathroom with spa bath and separate toilet connects.


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With adjoining doors to The Victoria next door, the Albert Suite has a Victorian half-tester bed and royal portraits, including rare prints of Prince Albert.

Ideal for the longer stay, you may use the additional separate entrance. There is a full kitchen (but, if desired, we offer to cook you breakfast), a tastefully decorated dressing room and bathroom with spa bath.


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The Settlers Cottage is a self contained rustic cottage located in the grounds of the property. It provides serenity and private views of the ornamental garden. It includes two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, one with a double spa.


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Our Connaught and Frankland apartments are self-contained, secluded apartments separate from the main buildings for privacy and comfort. These apartments can be sold together as a large apartment or separately.

The Frankland has the capacity to sleep up to 4 people (with 2 bunk beds) whereas the Connaught has a luxurious spa.


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Our Frankland and Connaught apartments are self-contained, secluded apartments separate from the main buildings for privacy and comfort. These apartments can be sold together as a large apartment or separately.

The Connaught comes with a spa and queen sized bed whereas the Frankland has the capacity for 4 people.