Take me to Tas­ma­nia!

Fall head over heels for this state’s breath­tak­ing nat­u­ral de­lights

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PEP­PERS CRA­DLE MOUN­TAIN LODGE (cradle­moun­tain­lodge.com.au)

Why: A lux­ury wilder­ness es­cape is amaz­ing for new­ly­weds look­ing to get back to na­ture in a se­cluded spot that will take your breath away.

Ex­pe­ri­ence: Set on the edge of World Her­itage-listed Cra­dle Moun­tain-Lake St Clair Na­tional Park, this gor­geous get­away is the per­fect way to re­lax and recharge post-wed­ding. Treat your­selves to a Tas­ma­nian wine- and cheese-tast­ing ses­sion or soak up the sur­round­ings on a horse ride or a he­li­copter flight. And if you’re re­ally game, you can even take a nine-hour hike. Go to­bog­gan­ing in the win­ter or ca­noe­ing in the sum­mer and if you still haven’t had your fill of na­ture, why not head to the nearby wildlife sanc­tu­ary ded­i­cated to the preser­va­tion of the Tas­ma­nian devil to ex­pe­ri­ence a dev­ils feed­ing tour. If you’re af­ter a lit­tle TLC, check out the Wald­heim Alpine Spa where you can book pri­vate use of ther­a­peu­tic area The Sanc­tu­ary, which in­cludes a steam room, sauna, hot tub and plunge pool with gor­geous views of the Pen­cil Pine River and com­pli­men­tary cham­pagne and cho­co­late straw­ber­ries.

It’s the lit­tle things: As Pep­pers Cra­dle Moun­tain is lo­cated in a wilder­ness area, ac­cess to phone and in­ter­net net­works can be lim­ited – the per­fect ex­cuse to switch off and fo­cus on each other!

SOMERSET ON THE PIER HO­BART (somerset.com)

Why: Lo­cated right on the Ho­bart water­front, this his­toric res­i­dence is the per­fect place to ex­plore the city.

Ex­pe­ri­ence: Ex­plore the his­tor­i­cal build­ings at Bat­tery Point, just a few min­utes’ walk away, and then head to Sala­manca Place to en­joy the world­fa­mous mar­kets. Wan­der into the lo­cal gal­leries and shops and in­dulge in some of the finest restau­rants that Tas­ma­nia has to of­fer.

It’s the lit­tle things: This spot is just ab­so­lutely drenched in his­tory; the trans­for­ma­tion of the early-1930s work­ing pier build­ing has panoramic views over Der­went River with Mt Welling­ton in the back­ground.

SAFFIRE FREYCINET (saffire-freycinet.com.au)

Why: An un­be­liev­able lo­ca­tion to ex­pe­ri­ence the in­cred­i­ble sights of Wine­glass Bay and en­joy some truly ex­cep­tional food.

Ex­pe­ri­ence: Visit the lo­cal win­ery and learn the art of wine­mak­ing or take in a breath­tak­ing Freycinet sun­set in The Lounge. For a twist on a typ­i­cal food tour, stop by the work­ing oys­ter farm to learn about the marine ecol­ogy of the area, and of course sam­ple the in­cred­i­bly fresh oys­ters – yum! Soak in the sights of Wine­glass Bay on a guided walk then ex­pe­ri­ence the ul­ti­mate lux­ury pic­nic with a gourmet se­lec­tion of lo­cal pro­duce with a French twist.

It’s the lit­tle things: En­joy the culi­nary de­lights at Palate, one of Tas­ma­nia’s best restau­rants with multi-course de­gus­ta­tion menus matched per­fectly to lo­cal wines. The menu changes every day to re­flect the fresh­est pro­duce avail­able and the chef will even wel­come your in­put to cre­ate a de­li­cious in­ter­pre­ta­tion of your favourite dish.

This is what re­lax­ation looks like at Cra­dle Moun­tain Lodge. Stun­ning sun­sets over Wine­glass Bay.

Sur­round your­self in Ho­bart’s his­tory at the pier.

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