Looking for a cool city pad or a luxury country escape? You already know what to do in Tasmania! All you need is some amazing Tasmania hotels cottages, inns, B&Bs and other types of Tasmania accommodation to stay in while exploring the state.
Snuggle up under a designer goose-down duvet while gazing at lush paddocks filled with plump Jersey cows. Wander around vineyards and visit cellar doors. Discover amazing restaurants, cafes and shops. Play a round of golf or go fishing. Here are 35 places to stay in Tasmania.
- Tasmania Accommodation Overview
- Hobart Accommodation
- Launceston Accommodation
- Cradle Mountain Accommodation
- Port Arthur Accommodation
- Dover Accommodation
- Cygnet Accommodation
- Bruny Island accommodation
- Swansea Accommodation
- Strahan Accommodation
- Freycinet Accommodation
- Bay of Fires Accommodation
- Stanley Accommodation
- Maria Island Accommodation
- Tarraleah Accommodation
Tasmania Accommodation Overview
Tasmania’s capital has a range of places to stay for all budgets. As Hobart is the largest city in Tasmania, there are plenty of Hobart accommodation choices. Here are some amazing Hobart hotels and other places to stay.
Henry Jones Art Hotel
Since its reincarnation from IXL jam factory to hip 21st-century art hotel, Henry Jones Art Hotel has been showered with international accolades.
The hotel sits on Hobart’s waterfront with views of Sullivan’s Cove, Victoria and Constitution Docks, the city and Mount Wellington.
Henry Jones chose to set up the IXL jams and preserves factory in the area selected by Governor Collins as the site of a storehouse for the new settlement in 1904.
Henry Jones was born in Hobart in 1862.
From humble beginnings, pasting labels on jam tins, he developed an empire with business interests in five continents that had activities in fruit, jam, timber, mining, and shipping.
The designers did a brilliant job of transforming 19th-century warehouses into a unique 56-suite boutique hotel that is a showcase for Tasmania’s top visual artists.
Most of the art is for sale and can be viewed in catalogues.
The fashionably decorated rooms will appeal to those with an artistic eye. Most have huge Kohler spa bathtubs and furnishings that hint of Indian and Chinese influences.
Think bright silk bed covers, contemporary leather furniture, timber Venetians and wide-screen plasma sets.
For a real treat, the two-bedroom two-storey Peacock Terrace is a treasure trove of artworks.
This section of the hotel was once Sir Henry Jones’ residence.
The IXL Long Bar is a popular spot in Hobart to meet for drinks and having a drink and some food here is one of the things to do in Hobart to tick off your list.
Henry’s Restaurant serves internationally inspired dishes such as Cantonese hotpot with organic tofu braised with bok choy, shitake mushrooms and steamed jasmine rice and slow-cooked short ribs of beef bourguignon with roasted bacon, onion and button mushrooms.
There are also cafes and retail outlets within the complex and an area for alfresco dining at the front of the hotel.
The Corinda Collection
Within the heart of Hobart, Corinda’s Cottages was where convicts were sent to look after a vegetable garden.
Since then a series of buildings were erected in the typical Victorian style of the time: the Coach House, Servant’s Quarters and Gardener’s Cottage.
These days, it’s a lovely spot to enjoy convict-style accommodation with modern-day amenities. Another option is to stay in Corinda House, which was built in the 1870s.
The garden has colour co-ordinated flowers beds, English Box Topiary and native animals roaming around.
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse
A boutique hostel that is an easy walk to the city, Battery Point and Salamanca, Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is housed in a beautifully renovated 1895 property.
The family-run hostel has a home-away-from-home feel. The hostel has queen rooms, two-bed bunkrooms and shared four-bed bunkrooms. And you simply can’t fault the location.
Battery Point is packed with top-notch eateries, such as Jackman & McRoss and the Jam Jar Lounge.
It’s a short walk to the Salamanca Markets, which you shouldn’t miss if you happen to be visiting Hobart on a Saturday.
Another fun way to explore Hobart’s attractions while staying here is to hire a bike from the hostel and cycle to the local galleries and museums.
The Lenna of Hobart stands out as a stately reminder of Hobart’s grand past. Classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmania Heritage Register, the hotel’s vine-covered main building (built in 1874) was the home of wealthy shipbuilder Alexander McGregor.
The guest accommodation wing is linked to the main building and has rooms with big harbour views.
If you prefer a more contemporary experience, the serviced studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments across the road in the Salamanca Terraces building has stunning views.
Two 170sqm two-bedroom Lenna Penthouses on the top floor have floor-to-ceiling views of the harbour and all the latest gadgets including 155cm plasma sets and touch-control systems which operate blinds and lighting.
The benefit of this Hobart hotel is it’s a short stroll to cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries at Salamanca Place and staying at The Lenna is especially convenient on Saturdays when the Salamanca Market is in full swing.
A health retreat designed for wellbeing of mind, body and soul, Harmony Harvest Organic Spa Retreat in Margate, is south of Hobart.
The eco-friendly accommodation retreat uses certified organic Harmony Harvest spa products created in Tasmania.
It is solar heated and recycles its waste water, adding to Tasmania being Australia’s most eco-friendly estate.
It’s a lovely spot to be spoilt, rewind, rejuvenate and relax.
Driving time from Hobart city centre: 20 minutes
Catherine Lodge Farm Gate Cottages
Discover the heart of southern Tasmania at the Catherine Lodge Farm Gate Cottages, home of the Eaton family since 1985. There are two cottages and a cherry orchard on this charming property on South Arm Peninsula.
Catherine Lodge is located in a picturesque area between the beach and rolling green farmland. It’s even prettier when the cherry trees flower and the landscape is dappled in gorgeous tones of pastel pinks.
Each cottage can house up to six people, has a self-contained kitchen and a wood heater (firewood provided). The setting is just perfect for curling up on a comfortable lounge.
While in the region, explore the wild Southern Ocean. The bays around the area have intriguing names like Storm Bay, Frederick Henry Bay, Pipeclay Lagoon and Ralphs Bay.
It’s also a popular area for sailing and golfing. The nine-hole South Arm Golf Course is nearby and serious golfers are only a 20-minute drive from Hobart’s golfing greens.
Driving time to Hobart: 30 minutes
Launceston is Tasmania’s second-largest city. As there’s an airport in Launceston, visitors often arrive or depart Tasmania from this city. So, try these Launceston hotels out for size.
Peppers Seaport Hotel
Nautical style meets seafaring history at Peppers Seaport Hotel, the 60-room star of Launceston’s redeveloped Seaport riverfront precinct.
The sprawling four-story hotel, designed in the shape of a ship, is the anchor attraction in the zone which also has a 90-berth marina, retail shops and boardwalks that connect to the Cataract Gorge Reserve.
The riverfront location has rooms with views of the river, marina and city.
Luxury river view suites have huge living areas with dining table, well-equipped kitchen and an airy open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading out onto balconies.
Leather, stainless steel and blond timber combine to create a sleek contemporary look. But the design is also functional and will work well for families; lounges convert into sofa beds and laundries are tucked neatly into closets.
Alice’s Spa Cottages
Launceston’s wickedly wonderful Alice’s Cottages are a series of themed cottages such as the English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Camelot and Boudoir Cottages.
Each cottage is furnished with antiques and decorated to suit the theme. The cottages are so cosy you won’t want to leave.
Red Feather Inn
Only a short drive from Launceston, the historic sandstone charm of Red Feather Inn will transport you to the countryside of provincial France.
The inn’s Georgian architecture, built with convict labour in 1842, accommodates up to 14 guests (children are not encouraged).
Rooms and suites are rustic, simple and elegant. Most have charming garden outlooks, impressive modern bathtubs and sandstone mantelpieces hand carved by the convicts that built the inn.
The elegant French provincial-style Library Suite has a chic sitting room with a sofa bed that folds out. The hay loft is now a stylish two-storey loft-style accommodation with a bedroom upstairs and bathroom on the ground floor.
Unique recycled wire installations commissioned from local artists hang on the walls and there’s a selection of artistically mismatched French café chairs around the dining table.
Driving time to Launceston: 15 minutes
Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
A short drive west from Launceston, Westbury Gingerbread Cottages oozes old-world charm.
Decorated with period furniture and memorabilia, these five cottages are themed along the lines of the original colonial cottages of the 1850’s.
You can choose from the Gingerbread Cottage, Old Bakehouse, Corner Cottage, Servant’s Quarters and Apple Tree Cottage.
Cottages have kitchens and breakfast provisions can be arranged. Accommodation ranges from one to three bedrooms. Some have spa baths.
There are wineries, museums, restored colonial buildings and antique shops. The region also has excellent farm gates offering tastings from cheese to raspberries and honey.
If living like a lord in the “Parliament House of the North” sounds like your cup of tea you’ll like Quamby Estate.
The countryside is a tranquil escape of rolling hills and lakes. The tag came about because the 64-hectare estate was the home of Tasmania’s premier Sir Richard Dry in the 1860s.
The entrance is a sweeping laneway, lined by impressive hawthorn, poplar and elm trees. The estate has a manicured golf course that offers glimpses of Ben Lomond.
Accommodation is in a 1830’s homestead, where French doors open onto a flag-stoned veranda with turned timber columns and balustrades.
Each of the homestead’s 10 rooms is uniquely decorated with original art and restored furniture. Rooms are chic and luxurious with oversized timber-floored bathrooms, lavish white bathtubs and king-size beds.
Driving time to Launceston: 25 minutes
Cradle Mountain Accommodation
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Sink into a luxurious leather sofa by the fire with a glass of cognac in hand.
With an average daily temperature in October of 11°C, there’s still plenty of time to snuggle by the fireplace at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge.
Located near the entrance of World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is a tranquil base from which to enjoy a back-to-nature escape with fresh mountain air.
Timber cabins hidden among the trees have views of the wilderness and are connected by well-lit trails and boardwalks.
The luxurious King Billy Suites have sleeping and living areas warmed by double-sided wood fires and decks with private outdoor hot tubs surrounded by wilderness.
There’s a casual bistro and an upmarket restaurant and tastings of Tasmanian wine and cheeses are conducted daily.
What to do? More than 20 walking trails in the national park cater to all fitness levels, from easy 1km strolls to a nine-hour guided climb to the summit of Cradle Mountain where the scenery that’s out-of-this-world.
At the end of the day, treat those tired muscles to an Aroma Stone Therapy body ritual, which is one of many therapies at the resort’s Waldheim Alpine Spa.
Cradle Mountain Highlanders
With the stunning landscape of World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park at its doorstep, Cradle Mountain Highlanders is a rustic Tasmanian wilderness escape.
Cabins have oodles of charm, log fires, spa baths and a mountain ambience that is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.
Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair
The Sunday Times in the UK called it the “most serenely beautiful boutique property in the southern hemisphere”.
It’s in the right spot to explore the pristine wilderness of Lake St Clair and the good news is children under 15 aren’t allowed.
A suite on the lake comes with soothing views and an alluring bathtub big enough for two.
Port Arthur Accommodation
Stewart’s Bay Lodge
Set in hectares of natural bushland, Stewart’s Bay Lodge is connected to the Port Arthur Historic Sites by a waterfront walking track.
Its waterfront position on the Tasman Peninsula has Stewarts Bay on one side and Ladies Bay on the other.
The lodge has one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins equipped with all the mod-cons you would need as if you were in your own home.
Families travelling with babies can hire cots, high chairs and cot linen.
The one- and two-bedroom deluxe spa lodges are a little more luxurious and have reverse-cycle air-conditioning, floor-to-ceiling doors and large timber decks where you can sit and enjoy views of the bay.
The sleepy town of Dover in southern Tasmania is a tranquil spot to escape from the city and Driftwood Cottages is a charming place to base yourself while exploring the Huon Valley and southern Tasmania.
Hastings Caves is definitely worth visiting and Ida Bay Railway is a 14km train ride and Australia’s southern-most railway.
The train is powered by a World War II locomotive and the trip travels through the forest to Deep Hole.
The Peninsula Experience
Planning a luxury getaway with a small group of friends? The Peninsula Experience is luxury three-bedroom house in southern Tasmania.
It comes with 101ha of bushland and superb coastline. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed with high-quality linen and modern decor.
The well-equipped kitchen and roomy dining table is designed for entertaining.
Dover is home to a fishing community where fresh crayfish, abalone and many types of wild fish are caught in the southern waters.
Atlantic salmon is farmed and harvested in Esperance Bay. And the Dover Grocer, in the main street, stocks a choice of local southern produce.
The lounge and dining areas are also roomy, and there’s a timber deck perfect for alfresco dining in summer. There’s a heated outdoor jacuzzi and, at night, the grassland around the house teems with bandicoots and wallabies.
Shanleys Huon Valley
Escape to the countryside to a dreamy timber hideaway.
Shanleys Huon Valley has gorgeous views of the Huon Valley’s green rolling hills and all the creature comforts needed for a romantic escape, including a large corner spa bath.
Order the gourmet sushi tasting platter for two prepared by Japanese chef Masaaki Koyama with fresh, local produce sourced from the region.
Old Bank B&B
Only 45 minutes from Hobart, Cygnet is home to Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans, whose series on SBS has showcased local producers and the region’s delightful scenery.
The Old Bank B&B is a charming 1909 bank building on the main street with open fireplaces, bay windows and romantic garden nooks.
The three bedrooms have private bathrooms and luxurious little extras like handmade soaps, terry towelling robes, slippers and plush cotton towels.
It’s a picture-perfect place for a relaxing weekend in the country.
Two doors down, Country Style’s “Country Chef of the Year” Steve Cumper’s restaurant, The Red Velvet Lounge, offers a menu prepared with fresh local Tasmanian produce. A festive time to visit is during the Cygnet Folk Festival (14 to 16 January) when the township hops with music and a bustling produce and craft market.
Best for: Couples, foodies
Bruny Island accommodation
Adventure Bay Retreat
Luxurious goose down linen, stone baths and beautiful furnishings are some of the impressive features at Adventure Bay Retreat on Bruny Island.
At The Lodge, there’s far more space in this retreat than two people will ever need, which means plenty of room to get comfortable.
Clink champagne glasses on the deck while gazing at the bay.
During the day, scour Bruny Island’s farms for fresh oysters, berries, chocolate and cheese.
Cuddle up in front of the fireplace in one of the stone cottages located on the beach at Piermont Retreat in Swansea.
Cottages are cute and built with stone, rammed earth and timber with sheep’s wool insulation and slate on the roof.
They are spread out on the beach and offer privacy. If you’re lucky enough to stay for more than three days, daily servicing can be arranged.
Rocky Hills Retreat
Sister property of award-winning Avalon Coastal Retreat, Rocky Hills Retreat is an elegantly furnished modernist haven.
Hidden in a private bush setting by Great Oyster Bay, it has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides with amazing views over the forest and the bay.
Elegantly furnished with designer-crafted furniture, the retreat is perfect romantic hideaway where children under 12 are not allowed.
There are nice little touches for guests such as books and music, Blundstone boots, raincoats, hats and gloves. And unique concepts such as a trimmed stainless steel mesh curtain in the bedroom tied back by hand-made Edward Harpley 18th-century gilt French tiebacks.
Those keen on green will appreciate that water is collected by rainwater tanks and power is generated by a hybrid power system that utilises a solar array with a battery bank and backup generator.
Driving time to Swansea: 15 minutes
Thalia Haven, Little Swanport
There’s every opportunity to be romantic at Thalia Haven, a luxury Tasmania escape with stunning views of Great Oyster Bay, five kilometres of coastline and a private beach.
With only four stone cottages on the property, Thalia Haven feels like its eons away from civilisation yet it’s only an hour’s drive from Hobart’s airport.
A special moment: soaking in the outdoor bathtub on the deck while gazing at the ocean.
Driving time to Swansea: 25 minutes.
They say Tasmania’s east coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Australia. Dotted with seaside towns like Swansea, a driving trip along the eastern coastline is a great way to explore.
Keefer’s Cottage, which dates back to 1850, is a stone cottage with a fireplace, double spa and private gardens.
It’s the perfect couple’s accommodation in Tasmania for a night or two half way between Hobart and Launceston.
There are secluded beaches, the historic town of Swansea, fishing and nature to discover.
Voted the best little town in the world by the Chicago Tribune, Strahan is a family-friendly base from which to experience the Western Wilderness.
The waterfront village has a Disney-like appeal with a dash of old-world charm. The entrance to Strahan Village is guarded by two life-sized toy soldiers.
Accommodation is spread out across several buildings including a row of charming waterfront cottages, which echo the history of the miners, piners and fisherman who once lived here.
There’s also a hilltop wing with comfortably furnished rooms and big views of Macquarie Harbour.
The rest of the town consists of craft shops, cafes and pubs occupying a row of 19th-century buildings.
Dining options include View 42° Restaurant and Bar, with sweeping views of the harbour and a decent buffet spread, the Fish Café on the Wharf, for fresh local seafood, and cheerful pub meals at Hamer’s Hotel.
Corinna Wilderness Experience
Located at the southern end of the Tarkine, in northern Tasmania near Strahan, Corinna was originally a historic mining town. It’s a remote and beautiful part of the world.
The Corinna Wilderness Experiences is a Tasmania accommodation choice for nature lovers as it offers visitors an intimate back to nature escape. This exquisite region of Tasmania has dense forests and windswept beaches.
There are several accommodation options at Corinna, including the Roadman’s cottage and the pub (which offers guest house accommodation).
Driving time to Strahan: 2 hours
Looking for a weekend in the wilderness with a touch of luxury? This Tasmania accommodation option has a spectacular waterfront location in Freycinet National Park and you won’t have to sacrifice creature comforts at Freycinet Lodge.
Cabins are nestled in bushland and many have filtered views of the bay. They are stylishly furnished from the one-room cabins, suitable for a family of three, to the top-of-the-range Wineglass Premier Cabin with double spa baths perfect for a romantic weekend hideaway.
The main building has a cosy mountain lodge ambience with leather wing chairs, timber beams and a stone fireplace.
The Bay Restaurant has a panoramic view of Great Oyster Bay while Richardson’s Bistro offers casual dining. Sip a Tasmanian wine or beer in front of the open wood fire in Hazards Bar and Lounge.
The spa, fine cuisine, prepared with fresh produce from the area, and specially tailored touring experiences firmly position Saffire in the top tier of Tasmania hotels.
Local architect Morris Nunn & Associates designed the curved Sanctuary building to evoke images of the sea and rooftops of the suites form a wavy line.
Materials used include recycled Sydney blue gum, Tasmanian oak, slate and sandblasted marble. The stone, timber and glass bush chic interior
The stone, timber and glass bush chic interior is complemented by hand-picked furnishings such as hand-woven rugs and bucket dining seats.
Suites are adorned with colours that complement nature and have gadgets that would please techno-warriors.
Top-of-the-line suites have small plunge pools protected from the wind in private courtyards.
Bay of Fires Accommodation
Arthouse Bay of Fires
Escape to the secluded end of Binalong Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast.
Arthouse Bay of Fires is a luxury home away from home. This comfortable Tasmania accommodation option is a stylishly decorated beach house in a stunning location.
You can walk for hours hand in hand on the beach listening to the waves lapping against the shore. Throw away your mobile phones and let the Bay of Fires do its magic.
Escape to Stanley, a seaside village in Tasmania’s North West and stay in one of three Touchwood Cottages.
Each cottage is stylishly decorated with memorabilia and there’s a café, gallery and gift shop. The gallery has displays of wood, pottery, glass and pewter art work.
Much more than just a B&B, the three-suite @VDL Stanley was the former blue stone Van Diemen’s Land Company Store.
Built in 1843 on the peninsula that juts into Bass Strait, it has been transformed into chic boutique lodging with water views from every room.
Guest suites are stylishly furnished, with custom-designed furniture such as plush chocolate-coloured suede lounges, pillow-topped mattresses and designer goose-down duvets.
There are nice little extras like movie and music libraries, snacks in the Munchie box mini bar, chocolates at turndown and newspapers delivered each morning.
The self-contained two-storey Tasmanian apartment has floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
The Stanley Hotel nearby was named ‘Best Bistro’ by the Australian Hotels Association a few years ago. On the menu is a list of dishes prepared from fresh local produce, such as Tasmanian crayfish and grilled ocean trout from Macquarie Harbour.
The Winged House, Table Cape
Is a plane or is it a house? From a distance this Tasmanian accommodation looks like it’s about to lift off in flight. The Winged House is an architectural marvel, a masterpiece of steel that clings to a rocky cliff on the tip of north-west Tasmania’s Table Cape.
The house was designed by Richard Goodwin, the winner of Australia’s Bondi Sculpture by the Sea in 2005, and has won major awards including the Institute of Architects’ Steel Architecture Award in 2009.
There are two bedrooms with 1000-thread-count sheets, a Japanese bath, gourmet kitchen and a helipad. Every room, including the chef’s kitchen and bathroom, takes advantage of jaw-dropping views of the Bass Strait.
Driving distance to Stanley: 40 minutes
Maria Island Accommodation
Travel to Maria Island and discover Darlington Probation Station, which was once another of Tasmania’s convict settlements.
The buildings protected within the site are considered today some of the best architectural examples of early European settlement.
At its peak, Darlington had 492 convict prisoners.
Today you can sleep in the 1830s convict Penitentiary, prepare your meals in the Mess hall and hike along one of the many convict roads. It’s a unique and interesting Tasmania accommdoation option to consider.
Maria Island is a National Park with wombats, Cape Barren geese and kangaroos for company.
The Lodge at Tarraleah
Foot massage, madam? More champagne, sir? Dreaming of your own chef, butler and wilderness guide? This Tarraleah temple of luxury has won several Australian travel and tourism awards and is one of the top luxury Tasmania accommodation choices.
Originally built in the 1930’s, for Tasmania’s pioneering hydro-electricity officers, The Lodge at Tarraleah is a showcase of luxury. Its location, on a highland plateau ridge, overlooks hectares of wilderness. Think gourmet dining, fly fishing, golf and wilderness walks. And a library bar with different kinds of single-malt whiskeys.
Guest rooms are luxuriously decorated with original Tasmanian art, silk-filled doonas, specially designed king-size beds, Tasmanian mohair throw rugs and enormous indulgent bathrooms with spa baths and heated floors. Some have fireplaces and private balconies.
The Lodge is a destination in itself. There’s a stunning cliff-top spa and a list of activities are mostly nature based. The property has platypus, Tasmanian devils, wombats and quolls and over 80 bird species.
Fancy a spot of golf? Take off in a helicopter to Barnbougle Dunes for the day. As a fishing lodge, the location is ideal. There are over 30 lakes and six streams within a 30-minute drive. This patch of Tassie is rainbow trout, salmon and brown trout heaven.