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The Bears Went Over The Mountain is one of Geeveston’s historic properties, which was completely remodeled into a customised accommodation establishment in 2002. It retains its old world charm with plenty of original features, including polished timber floors, casement style windows, high ceilings and lead lighting features, while offering modern luxury and comfort with heating, brand new beds and quality soft furnishings.

Other than the five (5) rooms, which all have private ensuite facilities, guests will enjoy The Bears’ Licenced Café & Tapas & Wine. Positioned at the front of house, the street frontage position is maximised with large feature windows and a warm heath fire for those cooler days.

Café & Tapas & Wine Bar

Pending the season (and unlike many Australian states, Tasmania does have seasons), this comfortable open-plan space is kept warm thanks wood fire heater.

The furniture is an eclectic combination of antique and retro timber tables and chairs and stuffed lounges, providing an array of comfortable seating spaces.

Tasmanian Roasted Coffee from De Lacey is available all day from our Licenced Café & Tapas Bar. Light Tapas Meals from local Tasmanian produce catering for Food Intolerances along with Quality Local Wine & Ciders is also available till late!

The Bears café is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while planning the next step of your Tasmanian adventure.

Outdoor Spaces

Want to see some platypus? The Bears is a short walk from Geeveston’s Heritage Park. Geeveston is also known as the forest town and Heritage Park is right next to the town centre, bordered on its western side by the Kermandie River, which is home to a large and frequently sighted population of platypus. Indeed, if you take a stroll along the Platypus Walk, you are guaranteed to see some of these not-so-shy mammals.

Geeveston’s Heritage Park is great for families and nature lovers. This large green common is home to many native species of flora and fauna and other than the river, there are comfortable walkways and timber boardwalks, the Platypus Walk, a playground, covered seating and toilet facilities.

The Bears Went Over The Mountain continues to expand its services and facilities, for more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on phone 042 797 0545 or

Licensed Tapas & Wine Bar

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