As the cold weather sets in, we can’t help but crave a cosy weekend away in Tasmania. So where to stay and eat? We’ve rounded up a few hot spots around Tassie for the perfect winter getaway.
First up is Piermont (pictured left and above) – a charming boutique accommodation and restaurant located two hours drive north of Hobart. Scattered amongst she-oaks, gum trees and dune grasses on Piermont Beach, the 15 charming cottages perched high on the hill, offer a cosy and unique experience. Each cottage is elegantly appointed with a log fire, spa bath, full kitchen, laundry and beachfront deck.
But it’s likely you won’t need the kitchen facilities, with The Homestead Restaurant located onsite. Their award-winning chef collaborates with neighbouring organic farmers and winemakers to curate a constantly evolving, seasonally inspired menu that celebrates the region’s diverse flavours.
Open all day, the Piermont pantry offers a selection of local and Tasmanian produce to purchase, providing the perfect ingredients for seaside picnics or your own in-room dining.
If you’ve got plans to visit Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart, you may want to stay in one of their eight super flash, luxury dens located on the River Derwent. Each of the Mona Pavilions, are named after an influential Australian artist or architect, and feature artworks from the Mona collection. But if you’re more interested in the food, Mona offers six different eating options – from bars to casual cafes, right through to posh restaurants.
For a memorable trip, take Mona’s camouflaged catamaran which sails regularly between Brooke St Pier and Mona. Or upgrade your ticket ($55) to enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés in their exclusive lounge, bar, and private deck. Upon arrival you can even take a free tour of the Moorilla winery (first in, best dressed).
Located on Lake St Clair, Pumphouse Point is an adults only boutique hotel with two buildings to choose from - Pumphouse (located on the lake via jetty) and Shorehouse (located on the mainland by the lake’s edge). A number of rooms span over three levels in Pumphouse, with relaxing lounge areas, and an alluring help-yourself bar. Foodies will love that each room has a larder filled with tempting food and beverages for you to purchase during your stay. Plus, if you’re hankering for freshly baked bread, just call reception, place your order and the bread will arrive in 20 minutes. Yum!
National Parks surround the area with over 100km of impressive walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to overnight bush walks, so be sure to pack your walking shoes.
Hobart’s newest luxury hotel MACq01, is located on the Macquarie Wharf. It also happens to be the first storytelling hotel - with each of its 114 suites, dedicated to the true story of a Tasmanian, their tale written on the door of their suite. Its both charming and contemporary all in one go.
MACq01’s superb location makes it the perfect spot to start your Tasmania adventure – and just five minutes from the city’s famous Salamanca Market and numerous eateries – you’re sure to be in a foodie’s paradise. For fine dining, head to The Old Wharf Restaurant – the hotel’s posh eatery, or order a drink at The Story Bar – the very plush and alluring onsite bar with sweeping views over the waterfront.
No doubt you’ll spend some time in Hobart if you’re planning a Tasmania escape – here are four eateries you might want to try out, not just for the delicious food, but for the stunning interiors too.
Born in Brunswick is all about locally sourced, sustainable and seasonal produce. This brunch hot spot has a tantalising menu - and an equally heavenly Scandi-licious interior.
Sweet tooths should check out Queens Pastry – serving up fine pastries and oh-so-naughty donuts. And the minty fresh subway tiles inside will also make you feel all sugary-sweet inside.
Frank restaurant’s South American cuisine and plethora of cocktails will satisfy the tastebuds as will the delightfully colourful interior design.
Brooke Street Larder is the downstairs cafe at the end of the famed Brooke Street Pier. The wrap around foreshore vista views are hard to beat, making it the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack.
Well I think I might book a weekend escape to Tassie – this blog post has definitely got me feeling hungry for the Apple Isle! Big thanks to my new freelance content and product sourcing queen – Tassie-based Kate Moss for helping me out with these selections. There’s just so much to discover in our southern-most state!