Follow the rolling meadows to the end of the road and you'll find the Secret Bank Society in the small Tasmanian town of Ringarooma in the north east. A simple turn of a key and you’ll enter a world of creativity, inspiration and individuality.
In the 1930s Ringarooma was a busy town of wealthy enterprise. The town’s blacksmith occupied the site, and then in 1939 the Commonwealth Bank commissioned and built the bank. In the early ‘90s it closed and was eventually transformed into a residence. To this day, remnants of the blacksmithing days can be found.
Owners Cathy and Carlos are avid collectors. The Bank became a canvas on which to create and curate displays of artifacts collected from their travels and collectables from Tasmania’s history.
They named the Secret Bank Society because of its remote location; this unique and eclectic space takes some finding! Now an Airbnb, the owners invite you to immerse yourself in the space and step into a unique environment. Some say it's like a museum, some say an art space, others a place of history and inspiration. A place of imagination and curiosity, where gentlemen dressed in tweed would gather after a day’s hunting, the ladies chatting over champagne.
For the traveller, the north east is a hidden gem. Days can be spent hiking Mount Victoria, exploring and riding the trails of Derby, and in summer visiting farm gates to buy local produce. There are wineries, pristine beaches and little coastal villages to explore.
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