15 June, 2021

Tasmania's top outdoor baths

From seaside and mountain retreats to a city rooftop, these are Tasmania's most breathtaking open air baths.

Taking time out for a bath is one of life's greatest pleasures, and it only gets better if you can soak up Tasmania's stunning scenery at the same time. From luxurious lodges to budget bliss, we've found the state's best open air bathtubs to splash in.

Bucket-list baths

Want to admire breathtaking vistas of Great Oyster Bay? Choose from Thalia Haven's main private pavilion, complete with an outdoor bath on the waterside deck, or Freycinet Lodge's exclusive Coastal Pavilions, which have alfresco bathtubs and bay views if you go the deluxe option.

Outdoor bath at Thalia Haven
Outdoor bath at Thalia Haven (Image: Marcus Walter)

You can  mix exercise and indulgence on the Bay of Fires guided walk, the only way to access the Bay of Fires Lodge. There are all sorts of pampering options on the spa menu, including a relaxing outdoor spa bath session with native flora and pink salt crystals.

Outdoor bath at Bay of Fires Lodge
Outdoor bath at Bay of Fires Lodge (Image: Tourism Tasmania)

Cradle Mountain Lodge's King Billy Suites include an outdoor jacuzzi nestled among sub-alpine bushland — the perfect location to enjoy a bubbly bath surrounded by nature.

To the south of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Pumphouse Point's exclusive adults-only retreat offers an all-inclusive wilderness escape. This one-of-a-kind retreat features two baths, one of which is nestled amid the forest.

Outdoor bath at The Retreat, Pumphouse Point
Outdoor bath at The Retreat, Pumphouse Point (Image: Emilie Ristevski)

Luxurious baths

Overlooking a dairy farm just south of Devonport, Eagles Nest Retreat's three distinctively designed, self-contained accommodation options all boast alfresco baths. Nest I boasts a secluded 'farmer's bath' with 12 micro-jets, Nest III offers an ingenious milk-vat conversion with sweeping views, while Nest II offers twin options: a mountain-view bath and lakeside spa bath.

Find out even more outdoor bathtub luxury in the North West of the island here

Eagles Nest Retreat outdoor bath
Eagles Nest Retreat outdoor bath (Image @eaglesnestretreat4u Facebook)

Avalon's luxury private properties include the ultra-luxe Rocky Hills Retreat set amid native bushland overlooking Great Oyster Bay and Avalon City Retreat, a penthouse atop an office tower in the heart of Hobart. Both of these luxurious accommodations offer massive outdoor baths crafted from Tasmania's Huon pine.

Rocky Hills Avalon Retreats outdoor bath
Rocky Hills Avalon Retreats outdoor bath (Image: @melferrisphotos Instagram)

Not far from Launceston, in the Tamar Valley, The Trig is renowned for its eco-luxe approach and judicious recycling. The three luxurious spaces available are all constructed with recycled, local materials, including the claw-footed outdoor baths. Add Aesop natural products and hot water, and you'll have an unforgettable bathing experience.

Outdoor bath at the The Trig
Outdoor bath at the The Trig (Image: Eugene Hyland)

Bruny Island’s Hundred Acre Hideaway has two self-contained holiday homes, each with a red-cedar hot tub on a private deck overlooking land and sea. One is in the North American big wine-barrel style, heated with a wood fire. The other is Japanese-inspired, with taps for hot and cold water so you can get the temperature just right.

Outdoor bath at Hundred Acre Hideaway
Hundred Acre Hideaway (Image: Hundred Acre Hideaway)

Budget-friendly baths

Enjoying an outdoor bath doesn't have to mean spending a small fortune. The Left of Field camping and caravan park, right next to Mount Field National Park, has lots of quirky charm, including a wood-fired outdoor bathtub. Settle in with a glass of bubbly and enjoy a guilt-free bath.

Left of Field Camping and Caravan Park outdoor bath
Left of Field Camping and Caravan Park outdoor bath (Image:Off the Path)


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