By Laura Rancie.
In the embrace of where the Southern Ocean, Pacific and Indian Oceans meet and where rugged landscapes and untamed wilderness weave a poetic tapestry, lies heart-stealing Tasmania
As the sun paints hues of pink and gold over the vast horizon, Tasmania emerges as a haven for those seeking tranquillity or passion amidst the untouched beauty of nature. Whether strolling hand in hand through charming historic towns, enjoying local food or finding solace in the secluded corners of this wild paradise, Tasmania is an invitation to experience love in its purest form.
We look at four gorgeous places to stay and wish we could try them all.
It is here that you will find tucked away, the Henry Jones Art Hotel, named after the man who became foreman at a jam factory there at age 20 and by age 28 had bought the company with two partners – renaming it IXL Jams. On a hot day the sugar and berry scents can still be smelt from the walls as you walk the halls admiring the 480 artworks that constitute the hotel’s collection, regularly changing each month from the rooms, hallways and gallery spaces throughout.
The Freycinet National Park can be considered the jewel of Tasmania’s eastern coastline encompassing Wineglass Bay
, rocky coves, surging surf, granite mountain ranges and many romantic national park walks. It is here that you will find the award-winning all-inclusive Saffire Freycinet resort, which was once voted the World’s Best Boutique Hotel as well as the World’s Best Luxury Hotel.
If your idea of romance includes staying in a restored 1830s Georgian Home in the heart of the Coal River Valley, then this boutique accommodation boasting 11 luxurious rooms and cute garden courtyards is for you. Prospect Country House was a 2023 Tasmania Tourism finalist and located in historic Richmond
, it’s easy to understand why. The town is steeped in architectural history and pioneer stories, galleries, museums and cafes. It is also home to Australia’s oldest intact jail dating back to 1825 and the oldest remaining Catholic church (1836).
If the word chalet doesn’t immediately conjure up visions of cosy nights and romance, then we don’t know what does, but these chalets go a step beyond and offer a getaway option right within the cradle valley of the rainforest on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
Explore wildlife at your doorstep or sit back and enjoy a glass of Tasmanian wine in your natural surroundings. The hotel will also equip you with a list of recommended local attractions that only a real local would know, making your there time truly unique to your needs.