Tasmania

Hotels in Tasmania

The east coast of Tasmania has been a well-kept Aussie secret for some time—and for good reason. Thanks to sheltering hills and warm offshore currents, it’s the antipodean alternative to the Mediterranean, with one of the country’s best year-round climates.

Tasmania’s commitment to farm-to-table principles has earned it a spot on the world’s culinary map. On the eastern coast, at the 2010-opened Saffire, Aussie chef Hugh Whitehouse is pushing the envelope with food-immersion programs that take you directly to the source.

A holiday in Tasmania may feel like a trip to the end of the earth. A reward for the long journey? The Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania's first world-class retreat.

On an island full of pastoral inns, the Islington stands out like a bold Rothko painting in a gallery of Norman Rockwells.

The 1848 Tudor-style lodge in Bothwell, a Tasmanian town known for game hunting, offers a dizzying roster of activities.

An alpine wilderness retreat, Voyages Cradle Mountain Lodge has 86 timber cabins surrounded by ancient pines and crystalline lakes at the edge of one of the few remaining rain forests in the world. The spa specializes in holistic natural treatments, such as fennel-and–birch bark peels.

The restored Quamby Estate—a 17 1/2-mile drive from the city of Launceston—was once the centerpiece of an 1820’s ranch.