Frequently Asked Questions 

Here are a few of the questions we get the most. If you don't see what's on your mind, feel free to reach out to us on phone, email, or socials.

The 28sqm domes have a full ensuite, so you will be glamping in style. Each dome includes a comfy king size bed with quality cotton sheets, quilts, and soft furnishings. Our interiors reflect our desire to add, not detract from our beautiful natural surroundings. Lanterns, cushions, and throws help create a nest that will keep you cosy and comfortable. Each dome has central floor heating/cooling, electric blankets and an outdoor fire pit. Your stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and a free wine tasting.

We have three domes on site with a fourth coming in 2023. They are tailored made for couples with comfortable king sized beds.

  • The Pinot is our first dome and sits on the hill overlooking the Vines and is only 50m from the Cellar Door. So not far to go for that extra bottle of wine
  • The Sauvignon has a lovely outdoor clawfoot bath and relaxing vibe. It also includes a single fold-out chair for a third person on request.
  • The Amarone also has an outdoor clawfoot bath. It is situated at the end on the road so is the most private of the domes, Set only a few metres from the Vines it has wonderful views over the vines and surrounding hills.
In the Swinging Gate Vineyard, 103 Glendale Road, Sidmouth. We are located up the Tamar River, 25 minutes from Launceston, in the heart of the premium wine-growing region. Shops and other amenities are only 10 minutes away at either Beaconsfield or Exeter. The vineyard is located only 5 mins from the Batman Bridge and the Tamar River close to the many local attractions.
10am till evening (contact Cellar Door for seasonal timing). We are open everyday except Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

For bookings and enquiries: 0492 896 228. You can also send us a message on Instagram @domescapes or Facebook or email us on
For non urgent enquiries email us on or phone 0492 896 228 and we will endeavour to get back to you within 48hrs.
During your stay if you have any questions, please contact the Cellar Door on: 0429 980 346.
Hope you have a wonderful festive season. Wishing you safe travels and happy glamping.

While staying with us please contact Cellar Door on: 0429 980 346
Check in time is from 2pm and check out time is before 10am. If arriving early, feel free to relax and enjoy a wine at the Cellar Door.
If you haven’t already, please ring the cellar door on 0429 980 346 to inform them of your estimated arrival time.
Please request this when booking or before arrival.

Yes, Gift Vouchers are available online on the Gifts page. Our vouchers will be sent out electronically. Generally within 48hrs of purchase. If you would like one posted, please let us know in the notes and provide the postal address.
Get in early. Last day for posting vouchers is 16 December 2023. Orders of gift vouchers after this date can not be guaranteed before Christmas.

Tamar Tours and Transport may be able to help with the information you need. 0408 144 532. See details on their Facebook page.

Swinging Gate Vineyard has a Vineyard dog. Her name is Nelly and she is very friendly with visitors. She is quite protective of her home and the chooks that are free range. Other dogs are welcome to visit but are not permitted to stay.
Our domes are designed for couples. On request there is a single fold-out chair in the Sauvignon Dome for a third person for an extra $60.
You will be staying in a working vineyard and cellar door, so at times there may be people working in the vines. Doug, Corrie, Hannah and the team will be available throughout the day at the Cellar Door. Your privacy is assured, so you can choose how social you want to be. But you will have direct access to your private dome when the cellar door is unattended. Other staff are contactable 24/7 for emergencies only, numbers will be provided on arrival. The domes are situated over 50m apart, so while the dome decks are open to capture the vines and view, you still have plenty of privacy.

We do not have a dedicated kitchen on site.
We can however organise a Tasmanian Tasting Platter for 2 for $76, which can work as a light supper. Or a Cheese Platter for $42.
Alternatively check out the tamar valley Wine Centre for their tasty selection of gourmet pizzas.

  • There are a few good options to dine within 15 mins drive including:
    Tamar Valley Wine Centre in Exeter. They also do gourmet pizzas and afternoon deliveries to Domescapes.
  • Tasty Bite Restaurant in Beaconsfield has fantastic Indian Cuisine - 6111 5097
  • Waterfront Hotel in Beauty Point
  • Cabin Coffee - in Exeter is the best place for great coffee and breakfast/brunch
  • Lily Moon Cafe in Beaconsfield for something light -
  • Miners Gold Brewery in Beaconsfield. They close at 5pm, good for a late lunch.
  • If you are wanting a special lunch, try The Ducks Bar and Restaurant in Rosevears: 6330 2670 (15mins south)
If you are expecting to check in before 3.30pm, the cellar door will be able to organise one for you. Alternatively you can ring earlier in the day on 0429 980 346.
There are no cooking facilities in the domes. Your Dome comes complete with a mini-bar fridge, plunger coffee and tea, crockery, and a toaster. (There is a wonderful bakery and an IGA in Exeter). The mini-bar is also stocked with various snacks for purchase through our honesty jar.

We provide each dome with a $25 per night breakfast voucher to the wonderful Cabin Coffee in Exeter (10-minute drive south) who are able to provide you with a light breakfast. They are open from 6 am weekdays and 8.30 am on weekends and you can also check out their menu if you are after something more substantial. You can pick up your voucher at the Cellar Door.

120 Main Road, Exeter Tas 7275 Ph: 63 943 506. Opening hours: 6am - 2pm Mon-Fri 7am - 1pm Sat &
Children are welcome at the cellar dome but our domes are designed with couples in mind. A baby can stay in a portacot of which we can supply for an extra $30 but we have no other facilities on our working vineyard to entertain and keep safe small children.
Yes there is a parking bay at each dome. Your Dome is accessible via a gravel road. Please note that at times after heavy rain the road may be a little rough or boggy. There is plenty of parking in the Cellar Door car park and it is only a short stroll down to your accommodation.
Please note that WiFi is not available in your accommodation, but is fully accessible at the cellar door, where you are more than welcome to sit and email all your friends about the amazing place you are staying.
To book a Wine Tour for 2 people with Tasmanian Wine and Cheese Tours from $380. Email: or phone: 0438 268 411. The tour will pick you up from the Cellar Door and drop you back at the end of the trip.
Come and enjoy the wines with Nellie

Book your dome

Book your glamping escape, or aspecial weekend getaway, and indulge with a massage at the day spa or a Tasmanian tasting platter or wine tour.

The experience

Sleeping amongst the vines in the comforts of home magnificent panoranic views and welcoming hosts. This is Tasmania at its’ best.

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