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Spy Platypus In The Wild

Announcement posted by Impressions Marketing Communications 17 Dec 2020

Stay At Historic Rathmore TASMANIA
Rathmore is just over an hour from Hobart and is a fabulous place to spend a few days...

“Take a walk to commune with the platypus, walk among the sheep and talk to the farm animals.

We want you to soak in the atmosphere.”

Richard and Cally Lyons, owners of Rathmore in Tasmania’s Central Highlands


Rathmore is a picture-perfect historic farm stay property an hour from Hobart with a Georgian homestead,  revived shearers’ quarters and rustic cottages accommodating up to 25 guests.


It’s also one of Tassie’s best spots to see up to seven elusive and near-threatened platypus. Rathmore’s expansive lake, fed by the Dew Rivulet is home to a paddle of the iconic mammals and guests are encouraged to take up an oar in the property’s private row boat or kayak to spy them.


It’s simply part of the authentic, old-fashioned country hospitality that guests experience with hosts Richard and Cally Lyons.


The beautifully restored 1828 Rathmore House offers four guestrooms with private use bathrooms available, period dining room, sitting room, scullery and conservatory. While over at the former Shearers’ Quarters there’s room for four couples, families or large groups thanks to a master bedroom with private-use bathroom and three deluxe rooms with en-suites, all with access to a messroom with fireplace, Wi-fi and laundry facilities.


For a rustic stay for up to six guests, opt for the former Shearer’s Cooks’ house, a one-bedroom cottage with twin single beds (originally shearer’s stretchers) and a double sofa bed in the living area.


There’s a range of catering options at hand, from formal dining experiences to campfire cook ups of succulent Rathmore grass-fed lamb or beef followed by complimentary marshmallows to toast over the coals. For those self-catering, breakfast provisions with homemade jams are a staple with leaf teas and ground coffee. With enough notice, Cally can even arrange hampers of cheese and charcuterie platters for a rustic lunch in the barn, sumptuous Stables long lunch or campfire dinner or an insta-worthy picnic along the banks of the rivulet.


Rathmore now offers Safe Stays with plenty of space to social distance across its 37 hectares and guaranteed private-use bathrooms.


At Rathmore time stands still, so unwind properly and go fishing for trout, take a guided bushwalk or just sit back and wombat watch. At night, there’s always the stars to count as this is nature at its best.




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Rathmore is just over an hour from Hobart and there is much to explore in this bountiful Derwent Valley neighbourhood.


Rathmore Rates 2020 for two persons including Breakfast provisions

Elegant Heritage bedrooms in Rathmore House with private-use bathrooms from $180 per night
Rustic Chic

Shearers' Quarters rooms with ensuite or bathroom from $120 per night

Rathmore Cottage rustic accommodation from $225 for up to six persons.

Note: 10% GST is applicable.



What’s on at Rathmore

inspiring, nurturing, soul-nourishing escapes that ignite, connect and liberate your creative spirit!


Shutterbug Walkabouts Photography Escape 6-8 March 2021 capturing wildlife, peace and tranquillity while enjoying Rathmore’s authentic country hospitality and ambience with Coreena Veith’s  expert tuition and guidance.

Second Shutterbug Walkabouts Photography Escape   15-17 October 2021


6 night Creative Retreat 18-24 April 2021 with Sydney watercolour and ink artist Ingrid Bowen’s mentoring and landscape immersion- an art and landscape lovers adventure.

Hollow Tree and Mt Field in the Valley of Love (the Derwent Valley) will be perfect place for arboreal relationships to bloom!


5 night Pastel Workshop  2-7 May 2021 with well-known Deloraine artist and brilliant art teacher June Wilson.

Gold Coast participant in June’s previous Rathmore Art Retreat commented ”I learnt more in 3 days with June than I did in weekly lessons over the past 10 years”!


Blues in the Barn                                                    13 March 2021


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Tel: 0415 290023

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