22 February, 2023

A room with a view

Enjoy some of Tasmania’s most magnificent vistas from the comfort of your holiday accommodation.

Tassie does scenery spectacularly well, from sea to lakes and mountains. It changes not just every season, but every minute, so for the ultimate armchair travel check into these accommodation options with five-star views. Only problem is you’ll never want to check out!

Pumphouse Point. Photo: Stu Gibson

Lakeside luxury

A solitary structure at the end of a long pier reaching across Lake St Clair, with dense bushland and mountains beyond. This is the iconic image of Pumphouse Point, the western wilderness accommodation that’s turned 1940 hydro-electric station buildings into a place of serenity and understated luxury. Enjoy that vista from the main structure, or stay in the actual building at pier’s end for an uninterrupted view of the epic landscape.

What’s nearby? Nothing but the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, starting with Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

The Nut Chairlift. Photo: Lusy Productions

Cinematic seaside splendour

Stanley is famous for The Nut, a flat-topped, 143-metre high volcanic plug jutting into Bass Strait. It’s the star attraction at each of Horizon Deluxe Apartments’ separate, private spaces: step inside and the only thing you’ll see at first is this massive rock, showcased in cinematic glory by a large wall of glass. Eventually you will also notice your apartment’s contemporary comforts, including a free-standing spa for soaking up that panorama.

What’s nearby? After the obligatory walk or chairlift up The Nut, visit Highfield Historic Site – formerly the Van Diemen’s Land Company headquarters.

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Saffire Freycinet. Photo: Saffire Freycinet

Bayside beauty

Ultra-luxurious Saffire Freycinet is renowned for Freycinet Peninsula views, but it’s far from the only accommodation showcasing this extraordinary part of the world. For example, the more affordable Edge of the Bay resort is just a stone‘s throw away. Both their Oceanview Suites (perfect for couples) and the Secluded Cottages (accommodating up to five) offer priceless panoramas of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards Mountains.

What’s nearby? Freycinet National Park of course! If you only do one thing here, head to Wineglass Bay Lookout on one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks.

Hobart waterfront. Photo: Fin Matson

City sights and lights

Look across Hobart, the broad River Derwent estuary, including the harbour, and surrounding mountains from one of the city’s tallest buildings. Opened in 2021, the 235-room Crowne Plaza is among Tasmania’s smartest new hotels. Harbour View and City View suites are the best options, but anyone can enjoy the bars’ vistas. Choose from The Deck, a casual outdoor venue on the fourth floor, and elegant but still relaxed Aura – Hobart’s first rooftop bar.

What’s nearby? All of Hobart is on this centrally located hotel’s doorstep. For the ultimate views head to kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

Low Head Pilot Station. Photo: Chris Crerar

Timeless sea views

Ninety minutes’ drive east of Spirit of Tasmania’s Devonport home, feast your eyes on Bass Strait vistas at some of the state’s most charming accommodation. Low Head Pilot Station is a heritage precinct with 10 self-contained spaces, including the 1877 chapel, 1913 Master Warden’s home and 1950s lighthouse keeper’s shack. They are dotted around the narrow Low Head Peninsula where sea views abound. There’s also a maritime museum, seafood shack and dusk penguin parade.

What’s nearby? George Town mountain bike trails are minutes away, and the acclaimed Barnbougle golf courses less than an hour.


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