The picturesque island of Tasmania with its stunning ranges and idyllic bays makes the perfect concoction for a romantic getaway like none other
Whether you’re on your honeymoon or a much-awaited couple’s retreat, Tasmania, the eclectic island off Australia’s south-eastern coast spells romance throughout every nook and cranny. It’s no wonder then that its luxurious stays are palpably amorous — from the heart of mesmerising Freycinet to Cradle Mountain and its lush rainforests, you just need to know where to look.
Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park
With its eyes set clearly on exemplifying the beauty of the spectacular national park it is ensconced in, Freycinet Lodge offers so much more than unparalleled vistas. Soak in the spectacular scenery around you with your partner by your side. The backdrop of the rugged Hazards mountain range that gently dip into the tranquil waters of the Great Oyster Bay is bound to up the romantic mood. Unwind, rejuvenate yourself and be pampered in cosy timber cabins linked by raised boardwalks, the only accommodation available within the park.
Lemonthyme Lodge, Cradle Mountain
Remember those magical tree houses that stored all your childhood secrets and witnessed many a romance blossom? Well, the Lemonthyme Lodge, a boutique wilderness resort hideaway, is the adult rendering of that wonder-filled childhood dream. Only here, luxury is an under-stated way of life. As you snuggle up beside the crackling fireplace in your private tree-top cabin, the enchanting rainforest surrounds you, giving way to the Cradle Valley beyond – an ideal setting for two.
Hundred Acre Hideaway, Bruny Island
When nestled in one of this exclusive property’s two hideaways, you are poised to experience the very best of Bruny Island. Settle into the wood-fired hot tub on your private deck for a view of Cloudy Bay, the Southern Ocean, and if you’re in luck, the Aurora Australis. Savour gourmet, local produce of wine, cheese and oysters as well as a sampling of Tassie’s indigenous wildlife.
Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay
Prepare to be pampered at the Saffire Freycinet from the minute you land in Hobart — with an airport lounge and dedicated chauffeur-service that will take you in style to this intuitively designed retreat. If you choose to, you can self-drive the two and a half hours from Hobart, or two hours from Launceston — the route is almost as spectacular as the destination. Enjoy personalised service and luxury as you bask in the arresting views of the Freycinet Peninsula coast from the elegantly appointed suites that feel like romantic, luxurious beach houses.
Islington Hotel, Hobart
Set in the heart of the city, there’s a reason the Islington is Tasmania’s most awarded hotel. The antique-lined chambers reflect its stately history, complemented by contemporary décor. The tranquil ambience here is drenched in luxury. As you unwind on the hotel’s rolling garden in the shadow of Mount Wellington, glimpses of Australia’s colonial past will unfold around you.
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