Built in 1819 by shipping entrepreneur Thomas Haydock Reibey, Entally is one of Tasmania’s oldest – and loveliest – country homesteads, painting a vivid picture of the affluent rural life back in the day. Wander around the sparsely furnished house then roll out a picnic rug in the meticulously tended garden. Interesting fact for the day: Mary Reibey, Thomas' mum, is on the Australian $20 note.
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Nearby Tasmania attractions
1. Carrick Mill
This handsome four-storey mill on the main road through Carrick was built in 1846, and is now an antiques store.
2. Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area
Artificial Lake Trevallyn on the South Esk River above Cataract Gorge is a favourite spot with the locals. Take a picnic and have a splash in the shallows…
3. Cataract Gorge
At magnificent Cataract Gorge, right at the city centre's edge, the bushland, cliffs and ice-cold South Esk River feel a million miles from town. At First…
4. St James Anglican Church & Cemetery
This simple building on the old road to Hobart dates from 1845. Not open to the public.
5. Franklin House
A relatively short drive south of the city, Franklin House is one of Launceston’s most fetching Georgian-era homes. Built in 1838 by former convict and…
6. Country Club Hotel
This busy pub is a shrine to Longford’s car-racing days.
7. Christ Church
A stately sandstone Gothic number built in 1839.
8. Town Hall
Longford's old Town Hall (1880) is fronted by sturdy Corinthian pilasters.