LOCATED IN NORTH EAST TASMANIA
Tin Dragon Trail Cottages sits in the centre of the North East region of Tasmania. It is a 90 minute drive to the Launceston airport, 15 minutes to Scottsdale and 60 minutse to St Helens on the East Tasmania coast. It is a short drive to the wine regions of Piper's Brook and the Tamar valley; the fabulous coastlines of the North and East coasts—including Bridport, Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires; the Musselroe Wind Farm; Mount William National Park; Barnbougle Dunes golf course—and the beautiful local golf courses of Ringarooma and Moorina; breath-taking mountain vistas, waterfalls and wild myrtle forests of the Blue Tiers and Mount Victoria.
Terrific location, luxury spa - magic more... Annie B (Adelaide, TripAdvisor 2013)
This is also a region rich in mining and Chinese heritage. Heritage displays can be viewed in Derby at the Tin Dragon Centre and the community museum as well as at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages, where we have a walk through an historic alluvial mine site and a small heritage information display.
Tin Dragon Trail Cottages is situated on the banks of the Ringarooma River within the town of Branxholm in North East Tasmania. This small town of some 100 households sits in a picturesque valley amid rolling hills. The major industries in Branxholm include timber milling, hops growing and tourism. The area was first settled by James Reid Scott who named it after a small village in his native Scotland. By 1870 there were only three buildings in the valley but three years later, with the discovery of tin, a shanty town had grown up. By 1883 the town had been proclaimed. Many Chinese settlers moved into Branxholm during the tin-mining boom era of the late 1800's and the town now has a rich Chinese heritage. This heritage is celebrated by the Ah Ping Sculpture walk located at the Tin Dragon Trail Cottages.