Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Tasmania
A world of untouched wildlife, pristine landscapes and history-rich architecture.
Get to know Tasmania with a weekend getaway or long-haul stay
Ah, the Apple Isle. Tasmania might be the punch line of some long-standing jokes, but this little island doesn’t mess about. Conquer the Bass Strait – be it by boat, by plane or otherwise – is well worth the effort. Travellers are rewarded with natural wonders, boutique retreats and cities boasting the perfect balance of metropolis-meets-small town vibes.
Following the curves of the East Coast is a well-tred route – and it is easy to see why. Be sure to make a pit stop on the jaw-droppingly beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, a slice of Tasmania famous for its turquoise waters, untouched beaches and pink granite mountains. The incredible national park is teeming with walks, hikes and even camping opportunities. Those not keen on roughing it can snap up a room in a luxury lodge or hotel.
Freycinet National Park is just one of the spectacular parks and reserves in Tasmania’s arsenal, including Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks. When exploration-induced hunger pains do strike, Tassie’s burgeoning food and wine scene will keep your appetite looked after. Taste the gourmet delights of Bruny Island and the Huon Valley in the south; savour ocean-fresh delicacies, or graze on fare from roadside stalls and artisan producers in the Tamar Valley.
While it might sound like Tasmania is all nature and wilderness, the island has something for city slickers too. Hobart is peppered with National Trust-preserved places of interest, old sandstone buildings and a vibrant waterfront precinct. Wandering the Salamanca Market on a Saturday morning is a must for anyone in town on the weekend. Tasmania’s other major hub is Launceston, which is a city bursting with fantastic accommodation, restaurants and shops.