Kateland’s original residence was constructed for the Englishman Cecil May, who emigrated from India. The property was originally an orchard, servicing Tasmania’s blossoming apple industry. In the 1970s the property was purchased for residential purposes, and no longer served as an active farm. The property was purchased in 2004 by the Habner family, with extensive renovations undertaken of the primary residence and broader property, including restoration of the large private lake located in the southern region of the farm.
Nestled on the beautiful west bank of the Tamar River, North Tasmania and close to the Tamar Valley wine route & exquisite local fresh produce...
Kateland offers an array of activities for guests, including:
• bicycles for cycling to the nearby Beauty Point township... approx. 15min
• over seven kilometres of walking and jogging tracks
• private gardens with modern barbecue and barbecue area
• plexi-pave tennis court - (racquets & balls supplied free of charge to patrons)
• exclusive spa chalet, with large glass windows featuring northern views across the property and West Arm River
• a well equipped gymnasium
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The Tamar Valley is orientated around the majestic Tamar River which meanders for 58kms, through the heart of the high-yielding vineyard country, orchards, scenic pastures and forests from Launceston to the Sea. The Valley features a number of quaint, riverside villages offering a selection of local arts and crafts. At last count there were over 20 vineyards scattered throughout the valley.
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Kateland’s proximity to the ocean means that it enjoys a milder climate than that of Launceston. The warmth of summer is often complimented with gentle ocean breezes, whilst the chill of winter is mitigated by slightly milder conditions and Kateland's wood fires.
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Jill Habner will be your host throughout your stay with us. Jill is a member of the Launceston/Tamar Valley Association. and is familiar with all other attractions, restaurants, vineyards, etc..., in the area. With extensive overseas travel, Jill has a good understanding of luxury accommodation and all the little things that go into making a great experince.
Travel Details: Flights are by Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar. Direct to Launceston, Tasmania from both Sydney and Melbourne.
Driving Instructions: Kateland is a 40min drive from Launceston, 55min from Launceston Airport, 90min from Devonport, and 160min from Hobart.
The best route is to take the A7, West Tamar Highway, north from Launceston to Kateland – you will pass through Beaconsfield and Beauty Point. Kateland is 3.5km from the Beauty Point turn-off.
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The first deep water port along the Tamar River, Beauty Point is a cosy and convenient base to explore the north east region of Tasmania, and is a 40 minutes scenic drive from Launceston.
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The region, being the oldest in Australia, is home to the Tamar Valley Wine Route, boosting over 20 cellar doors for tasting. The region is also renowned for its fresh local produce.
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Being the second largest city in Tasmania, Launceston has a lot on offer in the natural landscape, log standing history, and arts plus the splendid attractions of the Tamar Valley.
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