Take me to Tasmania!
Fall head over heels for this state’s breathtaking natural delights
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.