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.
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/125s
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/160s
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/60s
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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Launceston is such a pretty place…and this looks like an excellent place to stay!
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! 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
Launceston looks gorgeous Min, so does Highfield House. Beautiful pics, of course 🙂
Thanks Lyndall, Launceston was gorgeous and where we stayed was stunning. It had recently all been renovated. 🙂
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.
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! 🙂
Still loving these photos!
D and I honeymooned in Launceston. Beautiful spot
Thanks Leanne! Lucky you to have honeymooned there. I’d like to go back so I can explore the area a little longer! 🙂
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.
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! 🙂
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
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!! 😉
What a warm and inviting spot Min! Thanks for sharing it!
It was gorgeous Steph! 🙂
It looks like a gorgeous place to stay. Love those amazing views 🙂
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! 🙂
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!
Oh no! Change your bookings! Haha – only kidding! Have a fabulous trip – wish I was going with you!
What a beautiful place to stay! And that view is awesome! I’d never want to stop looking at that!
It was a stunning place Zita! I loved everything about it! 🙂
How lovely and cosy is the accommodation! Actually all your photos make Launceston look really cosy
It is gorgeous accommodation Dani – exceptional attention to detail, very comfortable and lovely friendly host! 🙂
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.
Launceston sure is a pretty place and where we stayed made it even more a memorable stay. I adore fireplaces! 🙂