Tuesday, January 1, 2013


The farm is located in a tiny little place in Tasmania called Tunnack. Tunnack has a series of post boxes, and the Tunnack Club and thats about it. What was once the local petrol station is now someones home. The people though have huge hearts and are wonderfully welcoming, and for a "home away from home" I could ask for nothing better. The nearest town to Tunnack that is large enough to boast an IGA, ANZ Bank and Post Office, amongst other essentials such as a pub, is Oatlands. About 25 minutes by car, with a variety of quaint little buildings and cottages aligning the main street, Oatlands is quite a cute little town. Ideally set up to support passing tourists with a variety of B and B's (Bed and Breakfast) in addition to a range of antique shops and art and craft galleries it is well worth breaking your journey to wander along and enjoy a walk, take photos and absorb the atmosphere. The other highlight in the centre of town, situated just off the main street is the mill. Still working to mill flour the windmill makes a statement in the centre of town, surrounded as it is by lavender, producing produce that can be purchased from the mill shop. While the challenge would be to successfully run a business throughout the year, it is evident that summer would see peak visitation to Oatlands. The number of quaint little buildings for sale suggests that running a profitable business is difficult. That said, with a cottage and adjacent studio in the main street on the market, it is nice to dream for a while.

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