Olive’s Cottage is located at 201 Windermere Road, Windermere, East Tamar, Tasmania, Australia. For a Google map, click here.


The cottage is 20 km north of Launceston, in northern Tasmania, on the eastern side of the Tamar River. It has wonderful views in a peaceful, serene setting and is ideally located for easy access to numerous attractions in the region and to all the wineries.

Wine route and map of the Tamar:

The following link provides a guide to touring the wineries in the Launceston and Tamar area.     Wine Route

Launceston and Northern Tasmania:

The following link provides an extensive guide to attractions and events in the region. Launceston and Northern Tasmania

Directions to Olive’s Cottage and travel times:

To find Olive’s Cottage, leave Launceston taking the East Tamar Highway (A8) in the direction of George Town. After several kilometres you have the option of turning left onto John Lees Road which takes you through Dilston to the old Windermere cafe-store (now closed) or you can continue along the main highway and take the turnoff to Windermere at around the 18km mark. At the old cafe-store, turn into Windermere Road. Olive’s Cottage is 2 km further on, on the river side of the road. (If you are arriving from the north, you can take the Swan Bay turnoff and reach Olive’s via a very picturesque drive; or continue on a few kilometres towards Launceston to the Windermere turnoff explained above.)

The drive to and from Launceston is very easy and scenic, on well-made roads. From Olive’s Cottage, it takes just 15 minutes to drive into town for those forgotten provisions, for a wander around the streets, to see a show or film, or to dine at one of the city’s excellent restaurants. Olive’s Cottage is around 30 minutes from the airport. It is about a 90 minute drive from the Devonport ferry, and 2.5 hours from Hobart, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain.