Words by Len Langan and photos by Dan Fellow
We describe a trip to the Blue Berry Barn Cafe at Frankford and the Glengarry Bush Maze as a visit to the inner heart of Tasmania. At both of these locations you will find the genuine warmth that typifies our island state. Surrounded by the natural breathtaking beauty of our island it is good to pause and marvel at Creation in all its glory.
Blue Berry Barn Cafe
Blue Berry Barn Cafe is a gem at which Debbie Morice offers excellent food from a practical down to earth menu at sensible prices in an ambience that has but does not need, a license to make one feel relaxed and very much at home.
This is hospitality at a level that is five star without fanfares or need of brass plated rewards because it comes from the heart and from a natural love of good food and the very essence of life itself. Debbie loves where she is and the people about her with a passionate interest in their history and heritage. One might well see her as a gem inspiring the gems about her to sparkle at their best.
Glengarry Bush Maze
The Glengarry Bush Maze presents another example of natural down to earth Tasmanian hospitality. Good food? Certainly, and note Bobby the dog’s welcome that matches the charm of the place with its seven hundred Sticky Wattle plant maze that accidentally , and yes, it was accidental, imitates the maze at Hever Castle in the United Kingdom; once the home of the ill fated Anne Boleyn mother of Elizabeth the First.
Opened for thirteen years and eighteen years in the growing this is a “must see” place to visit and enjoy. Enjoyment is built into the place along with the enchanting sighting of robins and blue wrens and a host of diverting extras and not least the inviting welcome extended to visitors.
Glengarry Bush Maze is located at 48 Jay Dee Road, Glengarry. Visit their website or phone Chris on 6396 1250 for more information.
Finding the heart of Tasmania is simply a matter of diverting from the much advertised places to the unexpected delights of the places highlighted by Think Tasmania. We look a little deeper and find the gem stones for you.
Len Langan lives in Longford with his wife Jill. They are both passionate about Tasmanian heritage and tourism and things that can be done in this industry. Len writes about Tasmanian history for both The Courier in Longford and the magazine Sagacity, and works with Virtuosi taking music to rural areas.
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