Resort History

About UsResort History

The Magic of Grindelwald – The Tamar Valley Resort Story

You see this is a story of true romance! The Grindelwald founders, Mr and Mrs Vos, were holidaying in Europe and for a brief period stayed in a beautiful small lakeside village called Grindelwald. Mrs Vos loved Grindelwald and did not want to leave!

Mr Vos saw how much Mrs Vos loved Grindelwald and after a number of return trips to Switzerland Mr Vos set about recreating the beautiful Grindelwald village that his wife loved so much in their home Island of Tasmania. You see what is now the Swiss village was the inspiration for the suburb of Grindelwald in Switzerland!

In 1980 the seven hectare man-made lake, “Lake Louise”, was carved out and beside it a small wedding chapel was erected. The stunning lake side wedding chapel has been fitted out with early Australian cedar pews, which were bought at an auction in Campbell Town, Tasmania.

All the houses in the suburb of Grindelwald were built in the best Swiss tradition, with wide eaves, interesting balconies, flower boxes and window shutters.

Though they all have the same ingredients, each house has to be individually designed and is set on a range of between two to five acres, with views of the tranquil lakes, peaceful valley or spectacular Tamar River views.

This unique development was further enhanced by Tamar Valley Resort, (Formerly the Grindelwald Resort) which opened on 1st May 1989, a delight for both village residents and visitors.

Because of Mr & Mrs Vos’s vision many years ago Tamar Valley Resort now commands one of the finest locations in Australia as a boutique leisure destination.