28 Gates Farm Stay, Tasmania
28 gates is a little piece of Tasmania, only an hours drive from Hobart and nestled in the Derwent Valley. The experience of staying in the luxury homestead has been adored by many visitors, due to the freshness of the clean air, the silence of farm living and the serenity of spending quality time with family and good friends. The luxurious and comfortable interior of the homestead mixed with a roaring wood fire in the cooler months or relaxing in the bathtub overlooking the paddocks, ensures a truly memorable getaway. 28 gates is different to other luxury accommodation because we want to welcome your whole family for the experience, no matter how young. Fly Fishing, feeding the placid farm animals, playing cards, walks in the wilderness, native 'wildlife night' tours and enjoying local food and wine are activities that can be enjoyed by families, couples or any combination of visitors.
Another highlight of the farm stay experience is the rich historic culture dating back to 1862. Many stories of our 5000 acre property can be told and shared throughout your luxury farm stay. To learn more about 28 Gates, click here.
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Whilst we offer a number of activities here at 28 gates, we are very well known for a strong Fly Fishing culture with four lakes where you can find Wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Tiger Trout (our newest addition!). To date, the largest fish caught weighed a delightful 10 pounds, with the average weight being around 4 pounds. We have found that a woolly worm fly is a winner with these fish and the bonus of fishing at 28 gates is that you do not need a license. Another benefit of indulging in farm stay luxury is you can fish all year round in complete privacy!
Staying on a working farm means a variety of unique experiences are right on your doorstep. Explore the walking tracks, feed the farm animals, go on a property tour or head out on a guided 'night tour' on dusk to see the native Tasmanian wildlife...a must experience for all ages!
We are also fast becoming a targeted destination for bird watchers. We are known to have at least 7 of the 12 endemic birds which are only found in Tasmania: Yellow-throated Honeyeater, Yellow Wattlebird, Tasmanian Native Hen, Black Currawong, Green Rosella, Tasmanian Scrub wren, and the Tasmanian Thornbill.