GRINDELWALD is a modern, imitation Swiss resort and estate. The resort is both a holiday village with every convenience, plus a golf course, a pond with pedal boats, shops and a restaurant. The estate has houses built in a Swiss style. It is just north of Launceston, so a luxurious stay here can include all the facilities of Tasmania's second largest city, which is replete with other accommodation.
You are 30 minutes from BEACONSFIELD and BEAUTY POINT and 50 minutes from GREENS BEACH and the NARAWNTAPU National Park, (Badgers Beach end) and GEORGE TOWN. Nearby places are described in the TAMAR VALLEY REGION page.
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FACILITIES: There is a tourist shop, a cafe, a restaurant, plus accommodation at the Grindelwald resort. The telephone number is (03) 6330 0400 or 1800 082 627 The nearest shopping precinct is at LAUNCESTON. There is much accommodation in LAUNCESTON and some accommodation in the WEST TAMAR area.
SIGHT: Grindelwald is a very well equipped resort and a great place to have a rest on the road up the Tamar. It boasts restaurants, a swimming pool, a children's playground, boating on the lake and a large golf course. It is well worth a visit, if you want to see something different. The telephone number is (03) 6330 0400 or the internet is www.tamarvalleyresort.com.au
1/ Grindelwald is a village, restaurant and golf complex just a few kilometres north of Launceston.
2/ You enter Grindelwald resort through this entrance beyond the car park.
3/ The town square of Grindelwald has a number of tourist shops.
4/ This shop caters for the golfers.
5/ All the shops and houses in Grindelwald are in a classic Swiss style.
6/ There is a large lake at Grindelwald where you can hire paddle boats and kayaks..
7/ Beyond the square is this garden restaurant that looks out onto the lake.
8/ Beyond the shop precinct is a very large Swiss style gated estate.
9/ The cabins at Grindelwald are built in an imitation, Swiss cottage style.
10/ Grindelwald also has luxury hotel suites in this rural, Swiss style building.
11/ This building houses the indoor swimming pool of the Grindelwald complex.
12/ A fountain graces the lawns of Grindelwald.
13/ The gardens at Grindelwald include this ancient style wooden sculpture. This may have in Switzerland a deeper significance.
14/ On the morning of 5 August 2020 snow fell in Launceston. Snow last fell in Launceston in 1971. I decided to go to Grindelwald to see what this Swiss village would look like covered in snow.
15/ The lawns near the children's ship and the swimming pool were covered in snow.
16/ This image looks across the lake towards the estate. By 10 am the snow was starting to melt.
17/ This image looks to the south of the lake. It was easy to imagine that I was in Europe.
18/ The lake is quite large and there is a bridge across a narrow section.
19/ This is the Grindelwald chapel which was naturally built in a Swiss style. Beyond is the lake.
20/ This is another view of the chapel.
21/ This view shows the chapel as a geometric shape.
23/ This is a view from Riverside near Grindelwald looking across the Tamar. It was lovely to see it covered in snow.
24/ This view looks south down the Tamar Valley. It was taken about 11 am from near Grindelwald by which time much of the snow had melted.