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A sustainable tourism experience


Thoughtful Hospitality

your host family

As you can imagine there are many decisions to be made when you are creating new tourist accommodation. Like most people we have had our own experiences of getting away, and for us our most memorable weekend getaways wouldn‘t have featured in flash travel magazines or TV travel shows, or receive celebrity endorsement; but the owners displayed what I term as ‘thoughtful hospitality’ and this made our stay a delight. So as well as incorporating sustainable design we have put ourselves in your shoes, thought about what would make your stay convenient and comfortable, and designed this into the cottages too. This is not an 'untouched-by-human-hands' resort. Did you notice? From the comments in our guest books and on-line reviews I know some of you have. If you haven't stayed with us yet, we hope you will too!

"Easily the best place we stayed in our month-long Australia adventure   more...

Amy 2013 (Longmont CO, reviewed on Yelp. You might need to search for our business name)

Eco-friendly accommodation

While still being very practical with our construction (we had a limited budget!) Graham (yes Graham is a builder) used local materials as much as possible. All hardwood was felled and milled on site. Malcolm walked his bullock team in from Derby to assist! 80-year old macrocarpa pine trees growing in our paddock were used to create the doors, window frames (all double-glazed) and joinery in each cottage. Beautiful hard dolerite stone from Mt Victoria and recycled bricks were used in construction. Services are sustainable too: enviro-cycle sewage treatment, rainwater harvested, powered by micro-hydro electric generation, gas heating rather than wood-fired and we try to minimize waste; although the latter is also up to you…

After consideration for electricity, heating, waste, vehicle use and tree plantings we are proud to say that we are better than carbon-neutral.

Your hosts, Graham, Christine & James welcome you!

We are recent tree-changers, passionate about North East Tasmania. We have jumped feet-first into tourism. You, our wonderful guests, are helping us to feel our way. What an adventure! Made a few mistakes, encountered some ugly resistance, but still having fun. Why don't you join us? Ringarooma River at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages