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Beautiful Private Retreat Near Gorge/CBD, Free Breakie Hamper, Wifi & More

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Beautiful Private Retreat Near Gorge/CBD, Free Breakie Hamper, Wifi & More

Entire home

Beautiful Private Retreat Near Gorge/CBD, Free Breakie Hamper, Wifi & More


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Launceston, TAS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCataract Gorge12 min walk
  • Popular LocationLaunceston College18 min walk
  • Popular LocationPenny Royal Adventures3 min drive
  • AirportLaunceston, TAS (LST)11 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
90 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beautiful Private Retreat Near Gorge/CBD, Free Breakie Hamper, Wifi & More

Romantic Launceston cottage in West Launceston with free breakfast

Topiary Haven is a unique luxury self contained apartment /cottage - with all the extras for guests to enjoy. [TOPIARY IS THE ART OF CLIPPING SHRUBS, PLANTS INTO SHAPES - E.G. ANIMALS ]
Nestled in a secluded topiary garden, ensuring privacy, views and a light airy environment for our guests .

Situated in a secluded topiary / succulent artwork garden - MINUTES FROM LAUNCESTON CBD and 5 minutes walk to The Launceston Cataract Gorge, First Basin & Cliff Grounds - Launceston's premier tourist attraction . A tranquil interesting garden setting, rooms capture the sun and views of the garden, Launceston City and mountains .

The locally designed & made furniture highlighting Tasmanian black heart sassafras timbers gives this apartment a Tasmanian unique style. Local artist works decorate Topiary Haven's interior. The spacious kitchen with cathedral ceiling and chandelier is fully equipped allowing you to cook up a storm if so desired. Eat at the breakfast bar or in the separate dining area with views of the garden or mountains - or the outside patio bbq area .
Dishwasher, ice making fridge, microwave, free standing cooker - guests just need to open up the cupboards for gadgets & utensils required for cooking. Interesting Tasmanian pottery and retro items in the display cupboards - owner's collection.

Use the available produce (when available) from the potager garden for a fresh salad (we supply garden salad veggies bowl, herbs to all our guests). You may opt to cook inside or outside on the barbecue & enjoy dining on the private patio or in the separate dining area.

A romantic candlelight dinner for two may be what you desire and Topiary Haven is that perfect private place. Perfect romantic accommodation for all.

Sourcing some of our best food is easily done in Launceston due to the size of the city and travelling time . Tasmania is renowned for fresh produce, food & wines and the Tamar Valley is a showcase for beautiful wine and food.
Supermarket, shops, delicatessen /providores and hospitals are just 3-5 minutes away.
Close by are some of our top cafes & restaurants ( we have a list of our favourites ) that you can visit to taste the fresh Tasmanian fare.

Comfortable leather lounges ( Launceston manufactured ) allows you to stretch out and relax to watch a movie, television ( LCD)in lounge room or listen to some music( CD,DVD, ipod or iphone docking unit) from a selection of CD & DVDS. A perfect place to return to after a day touring or working in or around our city.

The large bedroom has an area with a contemporary chaise longue and good lighting for reading, writing or relaxing. The queen bed has a quality mattress and linen, LCD television on the wall, clock radio with ipod / iphone docking . Just the environment for relaxation and a good nights sleep. You will not be awakened by traffic or public noise in this apartment .
PLEASE NOTE : Extra guest a quality fold/ rollaway bed and a portacot is available on request, rates as advertised.

The separate walk in wardrobe is conveniently located off the bedroom with plenty of storage and includes complimentary bath robes for guests use.
The separate en- suite has a walk in shower and complimentary toiletries. Separate fully equipped laundry.

ESSENTIAL TO GUESTS - ONSITE CAR PARKING , Metro bus stop across the street . Excellent outdoor lighting all the way to your door .

Beautiful setting and accommodation for guests who like quality with a Tasmanian flavour . Separate patio and barbeque area
We have many hundreds of pot plants around the garden /patios for guests to view and get ideas for their gardens or indoors , including lots of topiary plants .
Excellent outdoor lighting all the way to your door .


Launceston's many attractions includes our charming city situated at the head of the Tamar River in the Tamar Valley . The mixture of Georgian, Victorian, Federation, Art Deco,and contemporary architecture gives Australian's third oldest city lots of charm.The surrounding hills are dotted with residents homes , surrounded by distant mountain ranges and native forests and over looks the the beautiful Tamar Valley.

A must visit is the Cataract Gorge and Cliff Grounds ( 5 minute walk from Topiary Haven, Tamar Valley ,Queen Victoria Museum & Art gallery , Railway Museum , Boags Brewery, Classic Car Museum, Tamar Valley Vineyards, Lavender Farm, Holly Bank Adventures, Tasmania Zoo, Beaconsfield Gold Mine and the 'many more attractions ' in the surrounding areas.

What ever direction you choose to travel in Tasmania you will be captivated by the friendly hospitality of the people and the islands picturesque & rugged landscapes .

So , come , stay , enjoy and take home some beautiful memories....
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Launceston cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

diana conway
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Close to skiing


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Ice maker


  • Free breakfast available
  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Bathrobes

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the city centre
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 969 sq ft (90 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number J174/2006

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Topiary Haven Garden Gallery Free Wifi House Launceston
Topiary Haven Garden Gallery Free Wifi Launceston
Topiary Haven Garn Gallery Fr
Topiary Haven Garden Gallery Free Wifi

About this area


Located in Launceston, this cottage is in the city centre and on a river. Queen Victoria Museum and Princess Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Brisbane Street Mall and Quadrant Mall. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at University of Tasmania Stadium or Silverdome. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cataract Gorge - 12 min walk
  • Launceston College - 18 min walk
  • Royal Park - 3 min drive
  • Queen Victoria Museum - 3 min drive
  • Penny Royal Adventures - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • East Tamar Junction Station - 9 min drive
  • Launceston, TAS (LST) - 11 min drive


  • Basin Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Cuccina - 12 min walk
  • Dynasty Chinese Restaurant - 14 min walk
  • Steve's Grill - 15 min walk
  • La Calabrisella - 17 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Everything and much more
Two great nights at Topiary Haven (should be “Heaven”) was the best possible way to start our Tasmanian holiday. The host was very friendly, the place was absolutely spotless, and had everything we needed and more. It’s a great spot, close to the city and Cataract Gorge - but also a great place to relax in. Definitely THE place to stay in Launceston- we will be back!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely Launceston
Beautiful little space for a couple and child. We only had one night here but you could easily spend weeks here with all the thoughtful additions Diana has put into her guest accommodation. A small walk through a beautiful garden leads you to your accommodation which is of high quality fit out. Location is great just 5 minutes from the city centre and is very close to the gorge and other attractions. The included breakfast was great with fresh local ingredients and really set us up for the day. Loved the stay.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent accommodation in Launceston
Excellent accommodation - highly recommended

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic garden and perfect accomadtion
The owners were very friendly and accommodating. There was absolutely everything there that you needed. The attention to detail was impressive.

5/5 Excellent

Modern, with lovely touches
A well-appointed cottage that makes for a great base while visiting the area. Appreciated the thoughtful extras. We would not hesitate to stay here again.