Rothesay Park Bed & Breakfast
Rothesay Park is a luxurious 4-star AAA Tourism rated country-style bed & breakfast situated on 9 acres in Tolmie - just 15 minutes from the historic town of Mansfield and approximately 3 hours from the Melbourne CBD.
Your stay at this attractive sandstone residence includes all linen and towels, private ensuite, digital TV and a daily high country breakfast.
For a very modest additional charge, you may like to enjoy an evening dinner that includes a glass of locally produced red or white wine!
Guests can relax in the privacy of the spacious sitting room in front of a log fire or enjoy a drink on the wide verandah whilst savouring the fresh, country air and majestic views of the Delatite Valley - a Tolmie Local may even come and pay you a visit!
For the skiing enthusiasts, Rothesay Park is just an hour's drive from Victoria's winter playgrounds including the world-renowned ski-fields of Mt Buller and the cross-country trails of Mt Stirling. Just as beautiful during the summer months, the twin peaks are a must for intrepid mountain trekkers. For those who want to just take pleasure in the spectacular views of the northeast region, take a short walk to the summit of Mt Buller (and don't forget your camera!).
Award-winning wineries, historic sites and rugged mountain scenery are just some of the numerous attractions that await visitors to the region. And should you wish to venture a little further into the high country on horseback, trail rides catering for beginners to advanced riders can be arranged.
For the sports-minded, try a round of golf at the challenging 18-hole Mansfield Golf Club or if you're not feeling so energetic, try fly-fishing in one of the many excellent rivers or cast a line into Lake Nillahcootie or Lake Eildon.
There are many and varied enticements that the high country has to offer and all are within an hour's drive of Rothesay Park. An optional tour to these popular tourist destinations can also be arranged when you stay at Rothesay Park.
1. Stringybark Creek - Site of the famous shoot-out on 26th October, 1878 between the Mansfield police and Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly and his gang who elevated themselves from being petty horse thieves to Australia's most wanted outlaws after gunning down three police officers, Sergeant Michael Kennedy and Constables Thomas Lonigan and Michael Scanlan.
2. Power’s Lookout - The mountain ranges are spectacular and the Lookout is a challenging 10-minute walk. This is the awe-inspiring vantage point and mountain hideout of bushranger Harry Power who was said to be a young Ned Kelly's bushranging mentor in the early 1870’s.
3. Glenrowan - This is the focal point for anyone interested in the legend of the Kelly Gang. In 1880 Ned Kelly was captured in Glenrowan at the Glenrowan Inn after a bloody battle that killed his brother Dan and accomplices Steve Hart and Joe Byrne, thus bringing his bushranging days to an end. Ned was subsequently hanged at the Melbourne Gaol on 11th November, 1880.
4. Benalla - Known as the 'Rose City', Benalla was the epicentre of Ned Kelly's bushranging days and was police headquarters for the Kelly Gang manhunt. Sidney Nolan's tapestry 'Glenrowan' depicting the siege is on display at the internationally famous Benalla Art Gallery along with other Kelly-related works. Another Kelly site includes the cemetery where gang member Joe Byrne is buried.
5. King Valley Wineries - Visit the district’s premium wine region and taste the diversity in the cellar doors where wines with exotic names like Albarino and Dolcetto sit alongside traditionals such as Reisling and Shiraz. We will stop at Gracebrook Vineyards in Whitfield for lunch that includes a complimentary glass of wine.
6. Mt Buller - The pinnacle of the high country and Victoria’s winter playground that’s open all year round affording spectacular views of the surrounding district.
7. Ned Kelly Tour - This full day tour includes Stringybark Creek, Power’s Lookout, Glenrowan (lunch stop), Benalla and finishes at Mansfield with a visit to the cemetery where the three Mansfield policemen are buried. We will also visit the monument at the beginning of High Street that commemorates the memory of the slain troopers.
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This page was last updated: 09 July 2012