All our Tasmania collections:
Tasmania's natural beauty is incredibly varied, ranging from rocky, snow capped outcrops to calm bays lined with golden sand, and wild plains - all of it home to a wide range of wildlife - and much of it unspoiled by too many visitors. Australia's only island state, Tasmania is definitely out of step with the mainland, strongly tied to its colonial history, visiting can feel a bit like a step back in time. But the heritage of the place adds to the fascination, and some of the best places to stay in Tasmania have been converted from graceful colonial constructions.
The craggy peak of Cradle Mountain, the wide scoop of Wineglass Bay, the great stretches of peaceful sand on Seven Mile Beach and the peaceful green-grey of the Huon Valley are all pristine and unmissable for anyone interested in the beauty of the great outdoors.
Island isolation has protected this diverse and precious ecology, and kept the population low, so Tasmania is now home to some of the world's rarest plants and animals. And even since the great swathes of wilderness have became visitor attractions in their own right, the Heritage Listings have served to prioritise protection of the environment.
As well as the natural treasures, Tasmania has some interesting historic and archaeological sights - like Port Arthur, the Hobart docks, or the grand, Gothic Cascade Brewery, and this is a great place to do some sailing, or some cycling.
Tasmania isn't the backwater mainlanders jibe about though, the food and wine of the Tamar Valley will impress gourmets, the ocean provides a bounty of seafood, and there's no shortage of luxurious accommodation.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Tasmania range from hip city spots, to a remote wilderness lodge - there really is something for everyone.
This collection of colonial buildings is nestled in the Meander Valley in Northern Tasmania. All rooms and suites boast a garden view and contemporary interiors. A beautiful location for an intimate wedding or romantic getaway, with cooking classes on site and an array of local attractions nearby.
A Tasmanian wilderness experience that's hard to beat. Four different styles of accommodation including suites and standalone family friendly cabins. A fabulous Spa sanctuary makes this the perfect base for trekking in the Cradle Mountain area.
Australia's first dedicated art hotel has transformed a historic 1820s jam warehouse on Hobart's waterfront in to a contemporary, hip and stylish space. Rooms are tastefully furnished with large bathrooms. Perfect for a weekend city break or honeymooners.
A romantic lakeside hideaway in a converted pumphouse. This remote lookout has 12 gorgeous bedrooms with breath taking views and a cosy sitting room with large sofas and warm fireplace. Unwind at this fabulous spot with communal dining and a well stocked honesty bar.
Villa Howden, located on the tranquil shores of North West Bay, offers traditional elegance and the perfect place to stay for intimate celebrations and quiet contemplation. Rooms are beautifully decorated and fresh local produce is served in peaceful dining rooms. A secluded country house.
An old Regency house is the perfect setting for this boutique hotel with fabulous glass/stone extension,found on the outskirts of Hobart with stunning views to Mt Wellington. Art and antiques. And a swimming pool, BBQ facilities and an acre of manicured gardens including a 100 year old willow tree.
near Hobart, Tasmania
Eight luxury suites in historic 1825 convict-built riverside mansion, only 25 minutes from Hobart. Family owned and run, with a private ballroom, library and open fireplaces. A great base for exploring renowned local cuisine and wine producers.
Slick, contemporary self-catering pavilions on the Morilla Estate a short ferry ride from Hobart in the grounds of the Mona. Festivals, culture courses, with free museum entry, a gym, sauna and heated indoor infinity pool.
This exclusive house has three delightful rooms, each with their own bathroom. Wetsuits, boogie boards, beach towels, backpacks and walking maps are all provided, and there's the option to have the fridge fully stocked up. Stunning coastal views ensures this is self-catering at its best.
Stunning views of Coles Bay from all angles of this all inclusive luxury lodge, designed to relax and rejuvenate. Indulge in the Sapphire Spa with private suites and pavilions dotted along the coast. Fantastic walks with opportunities to see wildlife and the endangered Tasmanian devil.