Our island State of Tasmania really can feel like a whole other country, particularly in winter when it is known to snow.
From incredible landscapes, to gourmet food and wine experiences, to Australia’s take on the Northern Lights; Tasmania presents the getaway of your dreams.
But to really experience it, you need to rest your head in a place that similarly sweeps you off your feet as you look out over lakes, mountains and forests.
We’ve put together a top ten list of luxury stays for your perfect Tasmanian Trip.
On the east coast of Tassie, fifteen individually-built and uniquely decorated cottages lie among the rugged terrain of Great Oyster Bay.
This charming boutique retreat puts you in the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness, while offering the luxury to keep the elements at bay.
And as your stomach starts growling, head over to the Homestead Restaurant, specialising in local produce and of course… oysters.
You may have seen this incredible place on the front of a magazine, or just everywhere on Instagram. Sitting at the end of a sprawling dock, this incredible heritage building is literally on the water.
The Pumphouse, as you could have probably guessed, once operated as a Hydro-Electric station, but it has since been opulently redecorated with a minimalist’s touch, so as not to take away from the real attraction: the wilderness outside.
A gourmet restaurant also offers breakfast, lunch and a fiery dinner.
Set on a private 130-acre wooded overlooking Oyster Bay, Thalia Haven offers not just luxury but exclusivity.
You’ll have a five kilometre stretch of secluded coast line all to yourself, before bundling yourself inside the four-bedroom heritage building built of stone and weathered beans.
A complimentary pantry and fully equipped kitchen means you’ll never have to leave.
And the best part?
The bathtub sitting on the deck of the main pavilion, overlooking the bay which is known to light up with phosphorescence.
What’s more luxurious than staying on your own private island?
Just south of Tasmania, this tiny island is complete with sheer cliffs, pristine waters and keening sea birds.
Only one booking is allowed at a time, with access granted to all island accommodation including the Summer House, Boathouse or Belltent.
Rates to rent the island start at $2420 a night for two guests, with a two night minimum.
Nearby, the more populated Bruny Island awaits with its gourmet produce and stunning wineries.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Voted as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places To Stay, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is right on the edge of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake.
Choose from one of the charming cabins or stylish suites, some of which come with toasty fireplaces to snuggle close to as night falls.
As well as an incredible restaurant, there’s also an award-winning alpine day spa to visit.
Prospect House Private Hotel
About 20 minutes from the Hobart CBD is a place that will take you back in time.
Prospect House was built way back in the 1830s, with much of its heritage charm maintained through a careful restoration that ensures you will be more than comfortable while taking the trip through history.
There are 11 luxurious rooms, with incredibly opulent suites on offer.
Gorgeous gardens surround the house, which you can tour and learn more about during your stay.
This luxe hotel is all about service and style.
Incredibly decorated and oozing character, the Islington is beautiful inside and out, offering views out onto Mount Wellington.
The pedantically maintained gardens surrounding the space are perfect for a wander before you enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast and sit back to enjoy the 1847 in Regency style building.
Maybe you’ll hang out in the Library, the Conservatory or the Morning and Rose rooms – there’s so much to explore.
An urban luxury lodge on the fringes of Hobart, Maylands Lodge has more awards than it knows what to do with.
Step inside this hotel and you won’t wonder why.
High ceilinged rooms finished with incredible timber, exposed brick and all the other aesthetics that just scream “modern luxury”.
The adjoining Restaurant Deodara is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday night only, but we promise the wait will be worth it.
Henry Jones Art Hotel
If you’re done with fancy hotels that all look the same, Henry Jones offers you a point of difference.
In this hotel, no room is the same.
As the name suggests, the aim of Henry Jones is to make you feel you are staying in a room that is an artwork unto itself.
That’s right, it’s the country first dedicated art hotel.
Grand beams of rough-hewn timber adorn many of the rooms, hand cut stone covers the walls of others.
Launceston’s newest boutique accommodation offering is proudly modern and contemporary.
Decorated with an industrial luxe persona, Hotel Verge is full of style and class.
Exposed concrete ceilings, sleek bathrooms, wood finished bedrooms; there’s no detail that’s been missed to make this place unapologetically cool.
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