People - residents
The Tam O'Shanter community is an harmonious mix from many parts of the world -
from Europe (Denmark, England, France, Holland, Scotland), Canada, South Africa, New Zealand as well as Australia.
I have always loved the sun, sea and wind and for my retirement looked for these conditions. As a domestic pilot with Qantas, constantly flying all over Australia, I found all three and a moderate climate directly north of Launceston, not knowing Tam O'Shanter existed, because it was not on the map.
Since retiring we have found the weather, the lifestyle and above all our friendly neighbours have far exceeded our expectations - except the wind, which does not blow as often as I thought it would! (NB. I have been told Tam O'Shanter has, statistically, more sunshine than Queensland's sunshine coast, without the humidity)
Pip and Di
After only 18 months of weekends we loved it so much at Tam O'Shanter we moved here permanently in 2003. It's a safe, relaxed and easy lifestyle in a seaside community where we can be involved as much or as little as we wish. Whilst it's hard to leave in the mornings, commuting for work has been easy and retirement here will be fantastic.
Irene and Tony (local residents for 14 years)
Well travelled both in Australia and overseas, we are always happy to return home to Tam O'Shanter. Nothing quite beats this place. The diversity is amazing, playing golf at the local Club, watching whales, or simply walking the beautiful beaches, we certainly have it all, and we love being part of a smaller caring community.
Marion and Dianne
Marion and I moved to Australia in the late sixties from Alaska and New Zealand respectively.
We've travelled the South Pacific, and fished extensively wherever we have lived, including the Great Barrier Reef.
We discovered Tam O'Shanter in 2001, bought our property on first sight, and have been enjoying this idyllic lifestyle by the sea ever since.
A well fed local