From the coast to Bass Strait to the deep Tasmanian wilderness

From Airbnbs to larger hotels and boutique accommodation, we’ve managed to squeeze our bucket list of must-stays down to six (but, stay tuned for a part two). We think a staycation is a perfect way to enjoy our island state and with so many amazing accommodations to choose from, we’re spoilt for choice.

In no particular order…

1. Thalia Haven

Overlooking Great Oyster Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania, Thalia Haven features an iconic bathtub perched right on the ocean’s edge. A five-kilometre stretch of private, wild east coast coastline is yours to enjoy as you soak in the sound of the waves crashing and the salty sea breeze. It’s a unique, rustic escape and a definite for the bucket list! Hot tip: the property feature four spacious bedrooms so is perfect for groups.

2. Stillwater Seven

What makes Stillwater Seven so unique is that this boutique accommodation venue is located atop one of Tasmania’s best-known restaurants. Situated in what was once an old flour mill overlooking the Tamar River, the seven rooms here are all beautifully appointed and feature specially curated mini bars stocked with bespoke Tasmanian produce and housed within custom and locally made timber cabinets (pictured). You won’t need to go far for a delicious fine dining experience either, simply pop downstairs!

3. Pumphouse Point

You’ve likely seen this one pop up in your Instagram feed. You only need to look at a photo of Pumphouse Point to know that this place is something unique, special and very bucket list-worthy. This adults-only retreat quite literally sits in the middle of a glacial lake in the middle of the Tasmanian Wilderness. Choose the explore the surroundings on foot or bike, or simply sit back and enjoy an in-room picnic and a Tassie tipple or two from the honesty bar.

4. Kittawa Lodge

A little further afield, but worth the quick plane trip! Located on King Island, Kittawa Lodge is a secluded, private and oh-so luxury getaway that will leave you feeling totally relaxed. The lodge is entirely off-grid and nestled into the rugged coastline to offer panoramic views across Bass Strait. You’ll feel a million miles away, but (conveniently) King Island’s main township of Currie is located just 15 minutes away. 

5. Freycinet Lodge Pavillions

The perfect way to experience the east coast. Freycinet Lodge is located within Freycinet National Park and provides a range of accommodation options, but the pick of the bunch simply has to be the Coastal Pavilions. Each private pavilion is tucked away in the surrounding bushland, all with outdoor baths and some with stunning coastal views. Plus, with access to all of the lodge’s amazing facilities and dining venues, your every need is catered for. 

6. Captains Rest

Rounding out our bucket list on the remote and rugged west coast at Captains Rest. A word of warning, this little cottage located near Strahan tends to book out months in advance and it’s not hard to see why. Perched on the water’s edge deep in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area this iconic stay is equal parts cosy and magical thanks to the historic jetty, antique windows, quaint fireplace and surrounding still waters. Oh, and there are resident ducks for good measure! 

All images for this blog sourced via social media.

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