Australia’s island State Tasmania is a diverse place with plenty of activities for all ages. If you are exploring the north of the island and are looking for a unique place to visit - here are eight reasons to include Brickendon on your itinerary.
Located just 20 minutes from Launceston Airport, Brickendon is a great launchpad for an adventure in the north of Tasmania as the start of your trip or as you are wrapping it up before flying home. It’s very easy to find - no crazy ventures into wild farm country before you are smelling this fresh farm air!
2. Cosy Cottages
There are a number of cottages available for accommodation, we stayed in the one bedroom pumpkin cottage. Complete with a picturesque porch and a cosy wood fire, bring a good book and a bottle of wine and sit back and enjoy!
The cottages are fully self contained with breakfast provisions provided in the kitchen to cook up some fresh farm eggs to start your day. And there is plenty of lawns and open space for the kids to run amongst the fresh air and explore.
Situated on the river, there are plenty of possibilities for the fishing enthusiasts. Head down to the jetty - just a 10 minute walk from the main property - and you are set to cast. There are plenty of rivers in Tasmania, but finding access to them can be tricky. Grab your rod and your fishing licence and try your luck on the banks at Brickendon
4. Meet the Animals
Get up close and personal with the farm animals. You will find lambs, turkey, geese and ducks roaming the property. There is plenty of birdlife and if you time your visit you may even see the wool shed in action for some sheep shearing.
Yes, you read right - the latest add on to your farm stay is a reformer pilates studio! Enquire before you stay and you can escape the kids for some relaxation in this brand new studio.
6. Say I do!
There is a beautiful chapel at Brickendon, as well as picturesque gardens and an old barn, perfect for a wedding. Bring in your own caterer, there is a commercial kitchen, and create beautiful memories on this historic site.
7. Extended Family Getaway
With so much space and options for accommodation, why not gather the extended family and utilise the space for an extended family reunion, special occasion or getaway. With activities to suit young and old this property lends itself to extended family or friend group getaways.
8. Rich in History
The Brickendon Estate is rich in history. A UNESCO world heritage site, spend your day wondering through the property and soaking up all the history to uncover life as it was in the 1800s for both the farming Archer family and the convicts that spent their time on the property. Read about the 12yo from England that stole a loaf of bread and ended up on the other side of the world as a farm labourer to pay for his crime!
Itchy Feet Family
Itchy Feet Family stayed at Brickendon Estate as a Guest. More details of the property including rates can be found at their website www.brickendon.com.au
Penny, an avid Trip Advisor Reviewer, is the author of ITCHY FEET FAMILY. A family living in Adelaide, Australia, and taking every opportunity to travel and explore the world.