Why Tasmania is perfect for romantics

In Travel News by Kate Webster

One of Australia’s most popular destinations right now, Tasmania seems made for romantic getaways. Heck, the island even looks like a heart! Soaking in tub surrounded by mountain views, retreating to your own private island, sailing on a luxury yacht – they’re all incredible experiences you can have in this breathtaking part of the world. Thinking of escaping soon? Here are some seriously sensational offers for impressing someone special…

Stay in one of Tasmania’s newest (and dreamiest) stays
Be one of the first to stay in one of Freycinet Lodge‘s Coastal Pavilions for a truly fantastic getaway with all the trimmings. Due to open May 15, these private hideaways sit in the middle of Tasmania’s picture-perfect Freycinet National Park and boast sigh-inducing views. Built separate to the lodge, the each architecturally designed coastal pavilion is just moments from (the aptly named) Honeymoon Bay, where you’ll be find barely another soul. 

Live life slowly or to the max at Cradle Mountain
The crisp alpine air, a glass of Champagne in-hand and perhaps a curious wallaby as dusk falls – sounds like the perfect setting for an outdoor hot tub to us! Enjoy all this with a stay in one ofPepper’s Cradle Mountain Lodge‘s King Billy Suites (feature image). For something a little more adventurous, hit the nearby rainforest trails or even go canyoning. However you choose to spend your time here, you’re pretty much guaranteed an unforgettable getaway.

Enjoy oysters sapphire-style
Imagine standing in waders, at a linen-topped dining table in an estuary eating Pacific oysters and sipping sparkling. Now that’s a memorable dining experience! This Saffire Signature Experience is only available to those who stay at Saffire, so book yourselves a night or three. The Freycinet Marine Farm Experience is a much-loved favourite for romantics and foodies. 

Captain’s Rest comes with its own charming jetty

Stay in a ruggedly romantic retreat
Hidden away from the world in a sleepy bar near Stahan, the heritage-listed Captain’s Rest is full of rustic charm. The enchanting fisherman’s shack comes with its own jetty – perfect for dropping a line together or just enjoying a pre-dinner Pinot. Thoughtfully furnished, the Lettes Bay cottage is all about relaxing, unplugging and reconnecting. 

Escape to a private island
Think private islands are just for celebrities and millionaires? Tasmania is blessed with a handful of gorgeous remote escapes, where you can treat yourselves to freshly shucked oysters or just walk along windswept beaches hand-in-hand. One fabulous option, Satellite Island is brilliant for seafood and kayaking adventures, with just a few curious seabirds keeping you company. 

Go sapphire-hunting and create your own jewellery
There’s a Hobart local that sometimes wears a business suit and sometimes a wetsuit – he’s your man if you want to really impress on the wedding ring front. Master Jeweller Chris Hood from Metal Urges not only crafts rings, but can also take you to Tasmania’s far North East for sapphire-hunting. If wild jewel excursions aren’t your thing, though, he’ll walk you through how to select the best stone (he’s sourced in Madagascar to Sri Lanka) and how to handcraft our own ring at his Hobart studio. 

Set sail with Hobart Yachts

Experience high romance on the high seas
Set sail for the scenic South West with Hobart YachtsTasmanian Boast Charters or Yukon Tours. They’ll get you to dreamy Bathurst Harbour before you bunker down beneath the stars together and feel as if you’re the only two people on the planet.

For more romantic Tasmanian experiences, visit the Discover Tasmania website here.