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Woolnorth Tours

74 Scotchtown Rd, Smithton, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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Oh The History

We took the tour because my wife's GGGFather was superintendent of Woolnorth from 1846-1849 for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
aalunste
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Melbourne, Australia
Wonderful experience!

Great value tour in the comfortable minibus with Laura, who has extensive knowledge about the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
JannieLou
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Tasmania, Australia
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Woolnorth Tour (2hrs) The Tour consists of three main elements. The first is an up-close visit to the cliff top towers of the Woolnorth Wind Farm and information centre. The second is a visit to the historic Woolnorth property homestead and historic precinct, while driving through wonderful dairy lands of the Van Diemen’s Land (VDL) Company. Finally, a visit to the breath taking Cape Grim where we see the wonderful coastline, breathe the cleanest air in the world, and witness all the islands off the NW coast of Tasmania. A Taste of Tarkine (3+hrs) These tours operate year round, as well as on weekends.This tour is for those who love nature at it best. The tour involves several of the most beautiful locations that the Tarkine has to offer; including Dip Falls, and the Trowutta Arch. The tour also includes a lovely drive through Circular Head’s rich farmlands and a visit to the Blue Hills Honey Farm. Lunch is included with this tour. A reasonable level of mobility is recommended. These tours operate year round, as well as on weekends.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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74 Scotchtown Rd, Smithton, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour because my wife's GGGFather was superintendent of Woolnorth from 1846-1849 for the Van Diemen's Land Company and we wanted to see the place. It was lovely. Laura is excellent. She is a mine of knowledge of the past both colonial and...More

Thank aalunste
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Great value tour in the comfortable minibus with Laura, who has extensive knowledge about the history, environment and current farming practice and wind power production on the property. Very popular, booked out well in advance which is a testament to the reputation of the tours....More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

What to do something different, Woolworths Tours are a great way to see Cape Grim and the Windpower Farm in that area. You see how they produce power from wind, get up and close to a turbine tower, see great views over the North West...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is a really interesting and diverse tour. We started at the wind farm, moved onto the diary farm, and then onto Cape Grim. The tour guide, Laura, is so warm and relaxed, and so,so knowledgeable regarding so many aspects of the Region. Laura provides...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Very enjoyable tour of the Woolnorth wind farm and dairy with a visit to Cape Grim. Guide was very interesting and knew a lot about the area, including the history of the farm and also the history of the aboriginals who lived in the area...More

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We did wonder if a tour combining dairy farm, wind farm, and coastal scenery visits would hang together as a coherent package but, with a personal interest in agriculture, we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. The two-hour trip with a...More

Thank Phil H
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Woolnorth T, Owner at Woolnorth Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your review Phil! We had a great day and it was my pleasure to share Woolnorth with you both.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and myself visited Woolnorth in the far North West of Tasmania. The guide was extremely helpful and allowed us to travel with her to the site rather than driving in. We loved the beautiful scenery especially Cape Grimm. The tour was very interesting...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of undertaking the Edge of the World AND Taste of the Tarkine Tour. We highly recommend both tours; once my fellow travellers had grasped that “taste of tarkine” does not mean, ”eat our way around the tarkine” like they expected from...More

Thank Narelle K
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Woolnorth T, Owner at Woolnorth Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Was a great couple of tours we had together. I find a successful tour comes down to quality guests!! Thank you for your wonderful review. Cheers, Laura

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Much more than I expected. Magnificent scenery. Geography. History. Science. Electricity. Climate. Agriculture. Cows. Sheep. Weather. (They have a lot of it there.) Dairy industry. And lots of interesting political and cultural stuff thrown in for good measure, both local and international. Tour guide Laura...More

1  Thank Rob L
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Woolnorth T, Owner at Woolnorth Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for your kinds words! Was a great day for a trip and a great group. Cheers, Laura

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The best money we spent in Tassie! My wife 'agreed' to go on this tour & at the end of the day she couldn't stop raving about it! Laura's knowledge shows the passion she has for the history of the location & the land. An...More

Thank Clarence1918
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Woolnorth T, Owner at Woolnorth Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

We had a wonderful day, thank you for your kind words. Cheers, Laura

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Margaret O
23 November 2016|
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Response from Woolnorth T | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, Our day tours are certainly suitable with small amounts of walking on reasonable ground. The majority of the tour is conducted in our vehicles and allows for great viewing of our spectacular location. We hope to... More
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