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VPS

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I'm planning on heading to NW Tassie for a few days in October to see the tulips. I'm looking for a suggestion for somewhere else for 4-5 days to have a complete R&R. My preferences would be to have a sea view and have somewhere that I can walk to cafes and restaurants easily. I'd prefer self contained rather than hotel but wouldn't rule out a hotel. Can anyone recommend somewhere please. Paging @RooFlyer @Steady @Tassieoptom
 

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For a hotel, I can recommend the place I stayed at when I viewed the tulips last year (but I had a function in Ulverstone also to attend)... the Madsen boutique hotel Accommodation in Penguin | Luxury, Quality, Waterfront, Beachfront | Northwest Tasmania, Honeymoon

The Madsen Boutique Hotel

Its right on the waterfront at Penguin (although not all rooms have views over the water). Restaurants are a bit 'small town', but if you want to veg out, then hopefully you aren't looking for fancy.

BUT Burnie & Wynyard are closer to the tulip farm. Steady will know these best.

This is the best resource for looking for accommodation & restaurants in Tassie: Discover Tasmania
 

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Just to clarify I’m staying with friends near Wynyard for a couple of days and was thinking of somewhere different even on south coast
 

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Well the best place to spend 5 days after the high life of Wynyard is almost certainly Hobart.Plenty of choices on the waterfront.great day trips-ferry up to Mona,trip down to Bruny Island and plenty of good places to eat not to mention the Salamanca markets.
 

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Hobart has river/water views and lots to see and do, it would be a good option.

If your preferred RnR is not doing lots of things - maybe somewhere on the East Coast - Bicheno, Scamander, Swansea/Coles Bay, Orford - you should be able to get somewhere with the views that is walking distance to a beach and the town centre, but there will be fewer café and restaurant options. May also be a bit of extra travel to get there.
 

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Ooops, sorry ... thats what happens when you post late at night!

I think the link I gave 'Discover Tasmania' is still a good one to explore, no matter where in the state you target.

I know Coles Bay well - its great for veging out in self-contained holiday homes. Restaurants will need a car (short drive) unless you are happy with the one or two that are in the village. Here is the site for Coles Bay/Freycinet: Wineglass Bay Coles Bay, Tasmania - Freycinet National Park

The Tasmania Visitor Information Network is also a great source of local info: TVIN Contact them for more detailed info in the area you select; you could e-mail them for accom places that meet your specific criteria.
 

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Thanks I will check them out. I would much prefer not to have to drive to restaurants because I like to have a glass or two and am very conservative especially in a hire care and in a strange place..
 

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I nearly forgot.I did a series of posts on North west Tasmania.

Did some nice walks around Wynyard.
And you are in luck.Not only a good time for tulips but many ground orchids will be flowering.Featured in my ramblings.
 

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