On this heart-shaped island lies a world of romance waiting to be uncovered…
Blessed with arresting landscapes, renowned restaurants, world-class wine regions and abundant wildlife, the Apple Isle sets the scene for a perfect couple’s retreat. From an artsy stay inspired by Hobart’s famed MONA museum to a private island escape just off the coast of the mainland – here’s our roundup of the most romantic accommodation in Tasmania.
Connect with nature in the company of someone special during an escape at Pumphouse Point. Poised at the end of a jetty overlooking Lake St Clair, and framed by centuries-old landscapes, this stunning adults-only retreat describes itself as a place for ‘being, not just doing’. Here, time stands still, and quality moments with your loved one are enhanced by the tranquillity of this unique property’s remote location.
Trace the edge of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lake, share an in-room picnic, hike the soft moss-covered trails through giant myrtle forests and, at the day’s end, return to your romantic sanctuary and feel the warmth of the log fire with a glass of wine or whisky in hand.
With unimpeded views of granite mountains and sparkling waters, Piermont is a haven for couples. Picture-perfect, self-contained abodes are thoughtfully spaced across the property, offering an elevated level of privacy.
Within close reach are the awe-inspiring Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, providing a picturesque backdrop for special moments. Take time together on the retreat’s two private beaches, dine at the award-winning onsite restaurant or embark on a hiking, kayaking or mountain biking adventure.
An idyllic countryside escape awaits at Quamby Estate – a Georgian manor steeped in history, dating back to 1828. Ideally located outside of Launceston, this charming estate is the perfect base for couples wishing to visit the Tamar Valley, Cradle Mountain, Cape Grim and beyond.
Explore far and wide or stay within the perfectly manicured estate: flex your skills with a round of golf, drop a line into the lake, play a game of tennis or absorb the serenity from your luxurious suite.
Saffire Freycinet tops the list when it comes to spellbinding vistas to make your heart beat faster. Inconspicuously located among towering eucalypt forests, overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula, Hazard Mountains and the ultramarine waters of Great Oyster Bay, the property is home to just 20 intimate villas. Each dials up the romance with a deep bathtub, modern comforts and a luxe interior inspired by the native landscape.
Every stay is all-inclusive – so your only care in the world will be deciding between plump oysters, fresh crayfish and succulent scallops, and which wine to pair them with.
Invariably rugged and teeming with wildlife, Tasmania’s reputation for natural beauty is world-renowned – and a stay at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge showcases the island state at its very best. Nature-loving couples will thrive at this expansive hinterland stay, on the doorstep of the famous Cradle Mountain— Lake St Clair National Park, two hours from Launceston. From cosy log cabins to opulent spa suites, there are plenty of ways to indulge.
Step foot on one of the 20 walking trails around the property, luxuriate at the award-winning Waldheim Alpine Spa or indulge in farm-to-plate-inspired dishes at the top-rated Highland Restaurant.
Art aficionados – this one is for you. Located on the edge of Hobart’s glistening Derwent River, MONA Pavilions couldn’t be more fitting for stylish couples seeking a sophisticated escape. Each of the eight individually designed pavilions have been named after an influential Australian architect or artist in honour of Hobart’s quirky art museum. Little luxuries here include Aesop amenities and original artwork, plus a winery, high-end gym and heated infinity pool at your doorstep.
For a seriously special stay, set your sights on the ‘Roy’ pavilion – a spectacular, three-story penthouse complete with a romantic spa bath on the deck.
The Cove Tasmania
To say this intimate coastal haven transports you to a whole new world of bliss is an understatement. Uniquely packed with vast amounts of character and charm, The Cove Tasmania is the ideal spot to hole up with a loved one.Spend quality time in a luxury cliffside chalet where the scene is set for creating new memories together. Spend time gazing out across the ocean from cosy communal areas and impress your better half with a romantic meal cooked up using the high-end onsite kitchen facilities.
Fill your time exploring Tasmania’s northwest, take a sunset walk to The Cove’s private peninsula (where you may see penguins at dusk) or simply sit back and admire the landscape from your private balcony.
Go off-grid with your partner on your very own private island (yes, you read that correctly). This jewel just off Bruny Island can be exclusively yours to explore. Here, the simple things are the most memorable: catching fish from the water’s edge, shucking wild oysters, lazing on a sun lounge or returning to stillness with a book, surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Opt to stay in either the cliffside three-bedroom house or the two-bedroom boathouse, offering an expansive deck with firepit and fishing equipment. Not a single soul will come between you, your loved one and 76 acres of unspoilt island beauty.
The Picker’s Hut
Seclusion, stillness and sweeping vistas are just a few of the things you can expect from this luxurious farm stay, making it the perfect spot for a romantic jaunt. Just 40 minutes from Hobart, The Picker’s Hut is fringed by rows of grapevines and delivers a measure of back-to-basics living tempered with luxuries sure to win over someone special.
You’ll have the entire property to yourself, including an indoor and outdoor fireplace, open-air bathtub overlooking the Jordan Valley and a working vineyard at your doorstep. Whether you want to propose, reignite romance or celebrate a special anniversary, it’s hard to think of a better backdrop.
Are you about to get down on one knee and ask the love of your life those four special words? Here are the best places to propose in Tasmania:
- The Neck Lookout on Bruny Island offers a gorgeous backdrop, with panoramic views where the island’s north and south connect.
- Does your partner love adventure? Ask that all-important question hiking along Cradle Mountain’s trails.
- The Tamar Valley. A vineyard proposal means plenty of wine on hand to celebrate afterwards.
- Treat them like royalty with an impressive proposal at Castle Rock on Flinders Island.
A sunset and glittering waters – what could be more romantic than proposing onboard a Wineglass Bay cruise?
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