Monday, 7 May 2018

Barnbougle, Tasmania.

Barnbougle is in the North Eastern area of Tasmania not far from Bridport where one can go and play golf and of course stay.  There is a club house, accommodation plus a restaurant called 'Lost Farm', Polo is also played once in awhile and recently several polo ponies died whilst in transit across Bass Strait one hot summers night on the Spirit of Tasmania, the boat we sail on from Devonport to Melbourne.
The outcome of this tragedy is not known by the general public as yet!

We visited Barnbougle earlier this year with our eldest son, his wife and their two little ones.

A link to Barnbougle for those that would like to browse their site.




Below the view from the above lookout.




A map for those that like to know where Barnbougle is.



26 comments:

  1. What a great place to spend a few days... or weeks!!

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    1. Many spend weeks nearby at Bridport where there is a nice beach and small village.

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  2. I really need to go back to your beautiful island. Soon.

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  3. Debe ser un maravilloso lugar, pero está bastante lejos de donde yo resido.

    Besos

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    1. Wonderful place it is, and yes, very far from you.

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  4. Golf is popular near me but I don't think we have any serious polo outings

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    1. I don't play golf, had a go once and wasn't wrapped in it.
      The polo match's they have there the ponies are mostly brought over on the ship from Melbourne area in Victoria.

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  5. It looks like the course is a bit sheltered by the sand dunes. I love the fence in the first photo.

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    1. That fence reminds me of some of my late grandfather's fences on his farm when I stayed there which was usually once a year.
      Was a bit windy on the day we were there, but I should imagine on a still day it would be magic playing golf there.

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  6. That golf course would appeal to the European golfers - like the sand-belt world famous courses near Melbourne - Huntingdale being the best known.

    As for the tragedy of those polo ponies on that ship, I reckon some heads will roll. Where were the handlers? Hopefully not enjoying the delights of the bar area.
    It really is quite a mystery at present. Horses just don't die on a overnight trans-Bass Strait ferry.
    "Tassie" really has much to offer the visitor - Aussie and International.
    Keep up the good promotional work, Margaret.
    Colin

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    1. There is an airstrip near for small planes which of course is used bringing the golfers in..
      Thanks Colin..

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  7. It looks a nice place to stay. Not overcrowded. Lovely view of the beaches.

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    1. Would be good to stay there especially if you played golf and a walk along around the dunes would be also lovely...we were there at the end of summer school holiday that probably accounts for not many being about.

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  8. Magnificent photos. Have a nice week.

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  9. felt sorry about the ponies dear Margaret!

    THANK you so much for sharing the link of site that awakened my soul and refreshed my senses with magnificent views of tasmania

    glad that you enjoyed your time with your eldest son and his family my friend!

    i am waiting for December to see my son

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    1. We still haven’t heard about the cause of the death of those ponies and expect we won’t know as it’s been a while...
      December will soon be here...

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