Grindelwald, Tasmania

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Grindelwald
Tasmania
Grindelwald is located in Tasmania
Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Coordinates 41°21′S 147°00′E / 41.350°S 147.000°E / -41.350; 147.000Coordinates: 41°21′S 147°00′E / 41.350°S 147.000°E / -41.350; 147.000
Population 828 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1980s
Postcode(s) 7277
Elevation 190 m (623 ft)
Location 16 km (10 mi) NW of Launceston
LGA(s) West Tamar Council
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass

Grindelwald is a small town just north of Launceston, developed in the style of a Swiss village by a Dutch immigrant to Tasmania Roelf Vos after he sold his "Roelf Vos" supermarket chain to Woolworths. It was built around an artificial lake, on the edge of which sits the 40 hectare Tamar Valley Resort, which shares the Swiss architectural style. The suburb was begun in 1980, and the resort opened in 1989[2]

Grindelwald is also the final stop of the annual TasGas cycling challenge.[3]

In November 2013 it was announced it would be the site of a 103 million dollar eco-tourism project by developer Mike Dean.[4]

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