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We put fam­ily-friendly Tassie un­der the mi­cro­scope in this is­sue and visit sen­sa­tional Hyams Beach on the NSW South Coast.

Lo­ca­tion

Coun­try Club Vil­las Tas­ma­nia is just a 10-minute drive from Launce­s­ton CBD and sits within 120ha of rolling park­land, lakes and pad­docks. The ac­com­mo­da­tion shares all the ameni­ties of the Coun­try Club Tas­ma­nia, which is just a com­pli­men­tary shut­tle bus away.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion

Coun­try Club Vil­las of­fer a range of 4-star 1, 2 and 3 bed­room self- con­tained ac­com­mo­da­tion. The free Wi-Fi will keep the fam­ily happy!

All vil­las are air- con­di­tioned and the bath­rooms have a shower, as well as a spa bath or a bath­tub, and there is also a kitch­enette and iron­ing fa­cil­i­ties. The kitch­enette gives the flex­i­bil­ity of pre­par­ing your own meals, if you de­cide not to dine at one of the many restau­rant op­tions.

Activities

The gor­geous park­land lo­ca­tion of­fers great fam­ily activities – and su­perb 18 hole golf course – so there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one. Choose from ten­nis and squash, horse rid­ing, a fit­ness cen­tre, pools and more, plus the ben­e­fit of the use of re­sort fa­cil­i­ties at the nearby Coun­try Club. Kids will love the play­ground, which is per­fect for 4 to 12 year olds.

Food & Bev­er­age

Bolters Pizze­ria, Bar and Grill can be found at the cen­tre of the Coun­try Club Vil­las and is per­fect for a ca­sual, fam­ily- friendly bite to eat.

Or take the com­pli­men­tary shut­tle over to the re­sort and dine at one of the five restau­rants or en­joy a drink at one of the bars. The break­fast buf­fet is fan­tas­tic and you can watch the kids in the play­ground, while you take your time over a sec­ond cup of cof­fee.

Why we stayed

To ex­pe­ri­ence the magic of Launce­s­ton – this compact city of­fers great din­ing and plenty of activities to keep the whole fam­ily happy.

Take a drive to the renowned Ta­mar Val­ley Vine­yards just 25 min­utes away ... the scenery is gor­geous and the Tas­ma­nian wines are de­li­cious!

And the horse rid­ing here is won­der­ful. The sta­bles of­fer gen­tle horses to suit all abil­i­ties. Max­i­mum six peo­ple per ride, for chil­dren over eight years (adults must ac­com­pany chil­dren.) Book a pony ride for the younger ones.

You can read more about fam­i­lyfriendly Launce­s­ton in our Fam­ily Trav­eller sec­tion in this is­sue! Did you know:

Cataract Gorge is a su­perb wilder­ness area, and just min­utes from the city. The sus­pen­sion bridge is an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and of­fers great photo op­por­tu­ni­ties from panoramic look­outs, along walk­ing and hik­ing trails, in the beau­ti­ful gar­dens and from the world’s long­est sin­gle span chair­lift and the in­cli­na­tor. There’s also a café and kiosk, and pea­cocks wan­der­ing about, show­ing off their as­ton­ish­ing plumage.

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