Entally house is a lovely old house located in Tasmania’s north at Hadspen.
Entally Estate is named after a suburb of Calcutta, India, and built in 1819 for Thomas Reibey. While he lived there he was reputed to have the most extensive library in the colony. The house contains a magnificent collection of Regency furniture and fine silver. It is surrounded by superb gardens and grounds, in which there are a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables. It seems that Reibey preferred long-lasting substance to short-term style: an article in an 1883 newspaper described the house as more designed for comfort than as a model for the exposition of any particular canons of architecture.
While you are in the region, be sure to visit the historic towns of Westbury and Longford or head into the city of Launceston. Here, you will find Cataract Gorge, a beautiful urban reserve as well as leafy parks and street-side cafes. You can also take a drive down the Tamar Valley Wine Route where you can sample some of Tasmania’s finest cool climate wines.
Entally House is about 15-minutes’ drive (13 kilometres/8 miles) from Launceston.
Hours of opening
Daily (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday) 10:00 - 17:00
Adult $9, Senior/Conc $7, Family $20. Group conc available.