(Tassie Trip) Day 7 – Launceston – where we stayed!

September 16, 2015
highfield house, launceston

We arrived in Launceston late afternoon absolutely exhausted!  The last few days had been pretty full on!  Thankfully, when we arrived at our accommodation we were greeted very warmly and the accommodation was gorgeous! 

We were staying at Highfield House Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful ‘Elizabeth Suite’.  I cannot recommend this place highly enough!  It’s absolutely beautiful in every which way!  If I am ever back in Launceston, this is where I will stay again!

What a delight it was to know that we were in our beautiful room for the next two nights!!  I do recall that on that first night I was too tired to go out anywhere for dinner and hubby ended up going out to grab some food to bring back to the room for us to eat.

I didn’t take too many photo’s with my camera in Launceston.  A few around Highfield House, a few in Launceston city, and of course some from our time at Cataract Gorge.  I took quite a few more with my phone.  This is because I was a bit travel weary and tired and wanting a break from carrying my camera around everywhere.

The photographs in this post are all around our accommodation at Highfield House or the view from our accommodation.  The first four are from my camera and the rest are phone snaps. 

Images at Full Size 2

highfield house, front entrance, launceston
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/100s

launceston, tasmania

Looking out over Launceston from Highfield House’s front verandah

Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/125s

launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/160s

launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/60s


bed, bed and breakfast, launceston, tasmania

bathroom, b&b, ensuite

fireplace, mantle

dining room, continental breakfast, bed and breakfast

lounge room, library

lounge room, library

It was a foggy morning the day we sadly had to leave this beautiful place!

It was a foggy morning the day we sadly had to leave this beautiful place!

You can find Highfield House HERE on Facebook and HERE at their website!  No, I’m not being paid to promote Highfield House – I just loved the place so much that I can’t speak highly enough about our stay there! 🙂

In the next Tassie Trip post we’ll go exploring around Launceston!

Here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far:  Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – MONA – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, and Day 6 – St Columba Falls!

Ciao for now,


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  • Reply Fairlie September 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Launceston is such a pretty place…and this looks like an excellent place to stay!

    • Reply Min September 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      It sure is pretty there Fairlie and Carnarvon Gorge is a stunning place (photos taken there coming up soon). I also highly recommend Highfield House B&B where we stayed! It’s within walking distance to the city BUT there is a rather taxing hill to walk back up to the house so we opted to drive everywhere! 🙂

  • Reply Julie Small September 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

    This place looks beautiful. I am a Tasmanian by proxy – my partner is Tasmanian so now I claim to be too :). We go at least twice year and I still can’t get enough of it. What’s been your favorite place so far?

    • Reply Min September 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      I’d be proud to be Tasmanian. It’s a beautiful place that I fell madly in love with! I’m so envious of you going twice a year. I don’t know if I could pick a favourite place because there were so many! However, if I’m to pick one – Stanley is one place that took my breath away!! We only had one night there. I wanted so much longer and that is one place I will go back to. 🙂

  • Reply Lyndall September 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Launceston looks gorgeous Min, so does Highfield House. Beautiful pics, of course 🙂

    • Reply Min September 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks Lyndall, Launceston was gorgeous and where we stayed was stunning. It had recently all been renovated. 🙂

  • Reply PatrickC September 16, 2015 at 10:53 am


    another great series of photos. This series proves to me one thing that I have been sharing with many budding photographers, – that is the most important piece of kit any photographer can have is their eyes. You cant take great photos with a pin hole camera if you have a good eye for the image. Naturally the better the gear the better the resolution etc by the key is the image. These are great.

    The first photo highlighting the front door and the plant pot is really a great mood setter, the stark relief and focus of the front door is really welcoming and sets up the feel of the house making it a home, a home for many a weary traveller. The same can be said for the fourth photo which is framed by the veranda’s iron lacework. It frames the mountains beautifully.

    Photo 7 is really stunning, the pure white of the mantle and the contrast of the cast iron fire box are very subtly touched by the green leaves of the plants on the mantle. The lamp at the hearth reinforces the feeling of home. Again your skill as a mood setting photographer is in evidence here.

    The subsequent photo 10 with the fire burning in the hearth really felt warming and calming and gives a sense of security.

    My favourite photograph is the last one of that misty morning. The image is captivating. I can feel the coldness of the fog in my bones and the dampness on my skin. Its an image that stays with me because its an image that I remember from the times that I have been fortunate enough to stay in Launceston. Its a remarkable photo.

    I always enjoy your photographic blog posts Min and I come back to them often when I need a lift in my day.

    Thank You.

    • Reply Min September 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks Patrick! My eyes were very tired eyes by the time we arrived Launceston! lol I’m not all that happy with the camera shots as they should have been taken using my tripod but I couldn’t be bothered at the time. They were rushed shots. I’m glad I took the phone shots so I could share how beautiful this B&B was. I loved Launceston and yes I like that foggy shot too. That was the day we left and it was a very cold and crisp morning – just how I like it! 🙂

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit September 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Still loving these photos!
    D and I honeymooned in Launceston. Beautiful spot

    • Reply Min September 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Leanne! Lucky you to have honeymooned there. I’d like to go back so I can explore the area a little longer! 🙂

  • Reply Kathy Marris September 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I am very interested in reading this post as we are currently organising a trip around Tassie this coming November. The B&B looked so inviting, cosy and warm. I will definitely be looking at this for our upcoming trip. Lovely photos.

    • Reply Min September 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

      You will love Tassie Kathy! You’re going during a different season to us though so things will look a little different to when we were there in Autumn. I very highly recommend Highfield House B&B at Launceston – it’s stunning, comfortable and the hostess (Michelle I think her name was) is such a lovely, friendly lady! 🙂

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages September 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I wouldn’t want to leave that room either, you made the right choice to send hubby out I think. 🙂
    Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust this week

    • Reply Min September 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

      It was very hard to leave that room Malinda!! Yes it was the right choice to send hubby out for food. I was beyond exhausted!! 😉

  • Reply stephanie@stephsjoy September 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    What a warm and inviting spot Min! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Reply Min September 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

      It was gorgeous Steph! 🙂

  • Reply Alicia September 16, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    It looks like a gorgeous place to stay. Love those amazing views 🙂

    • Reply Min September 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

      It was not only a beautiful place to stay but it had a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere and hostess. All these things combined made it a beautiful memory and a place I will go back to! 🙂

  • Reply Courtney {Alkeks Abroad} September 16, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I wish I had read this just a few days earlier- we just finished booking our accommodations for our Tassie trip in a few weeks. Can’t wait to read more about your trip!

    • Reply Min September 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Oh no! Change your bookings! Haha – only kidding! Have a fabulous trip – wish I was going with you!

  • Reply Zita September 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    What a beautiful place to stay! And that view is awesome! I’d never want to stop looking at that!

    • Reply Min September 18, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      It was a stunning place Zita! I loved everything about it! 🙂

  • Reply Dani @ House in Tillford September 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    How lovely and cosy is the accommodation! Actually all your photos make Launceston look really cosy

    • Reply Min September 18, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      It is gorgeous accommodation Dani – exceptional attention to detail, very comfortable and lovely friendly host! 🙂

  • Reply Sally@Toddlers on Tour October 8, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Launceston is such a pretty town and it looks like you found the perfect place to stay that marries well with your surroundings. Love the old fire places.

    • Reply Min October 12, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Launceston sure is a pretty place and where we stayed made it even more a memorable stay. I adore fireplaces! 🙂

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