21 July, 2021

Tassie's most exclusive and luxurious experiences

Whether for an hour or a day, live it up with helicopters, spas and bubbly.

Head straight for the boat’s posh deck. Take a scenic helicopter flight, or charter a plane for a private picnic. Indulge with that dreamy day-spa’s ultimate pamper package. Go backstage with Tasmania’s premium beverages. A taste of the high life is within reach – sometimes for less than you might expect.

Flying high

Fancy taking a scenic flight over Hobart, then stepping off your seaplane onto a secluded beach with a gourmet hamper? Above & Beyond makes it happen with The Tassie Beach Picnic package. Unique Charters’ Ultimate Tassie Sparkling Lunch option whisks you away by helicopter to Clover Hill winery, then onward to private Swan Island for a picnic – including your just-selected bottle of bubbles.

Beach Picnic (Image: Above and Beyond)
Beach Picnic (Image: Above and Beyond)

Pick your favourite package as you soar high above Tassie with ParAvion: whether you decide to fly over Hobart, Freycinet or the Gordon River, you'll find the perfect flight for you.

Just want to drink in priceless scenery? Freycinet Air’s Maria Island Experience delivers aerial views of the peninsula and island plus a walk among Maria’s natural and historic treasures. Osborne Helitours operates in the north-west, above the Tarkine rainforest and rugged coastline, as well as the south-east where Port Arthur’s convict ruins are a highlight. Cradle Mountain Helicopters’ packages include The Ultimate Indulgence. This 100-minute flight showcases western Tasmanian wonders including Macquarie Harbour, Lake St Clair and, of course, Cradle Mountain.

Sea Cliffs and Convicts tour (Image: Osborne Helitours)
Sea Cliffs and Convicts tour (Image: Osborne Helitours)

The Wineglass Bay Cruises experience is always special, with marine wildlife spotting, unforgettable Freycinet Peninsula panoramas and lunch at anchor in that beautiful bay. A Sky Lounge ticket takes things to the next level though, with top-deck views, private lounge and guide, lunch, snacks and open bar. In the wild west, Gordon River Cruises’ premier option offers similar perks, plus leather recliners – perfect for sipping another complimentary glass of sparkling with epic UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness views.

Wineglass Bay Cruises (Image: Wineglass Bay Cruises)

Day-spa bliss

Even if you’re not staying at luxurious Saffire Freycinet lodge, splash out at the spa where opulent options include Le Supreme facial. The newly refurbished Cradle Mountain Lodge’s spa also welcomes visitors. Try the four-hour Ultimate Indulgence Ritual for couples, or relax in the private Sanctuary’s sauna, vitality pool and outdoor hot tub with sparkling wine and alpine-forest views.

Waldheim Alpine Apa (Image: Cradle Mountain Lodge)
Waldheim Alpine Apa (Image: Cradle Mountain Lodge)

Enjoy some TLC in Launceston at the new Peppers Silo Hotel’s spa – perhaps the three-hour Silo Ultimate Retreat including pedicure, facial, full-body exfoliation and massage. Or get thoroughly pampered from head to toe in Hobart with Quay Day Spa's Pamper Me Day Escape package.

Silo Day Spa (Image: Rob Burnett)
Silo Day Spa (Image: Rob Burnett)

The Champagne lifestyle

Tasmania produces some of the world’s finest sparkling wines. Don’t just taste and buy – go behind the scenes and even make your own bottle of bubbles with Josef Chromy winery’s The Art of Sparkling experience. It includes tastings, lunch and demonstrations of the process from base wine to corking and wiring.

Tassie’s also world renowned for whisky, so if you love a wee dram treat yourself to a tour and tasting at premium distilleries like Nant and Lark. Their top drops cost hundreds of dollars a bottle, but could be your best souvenir ever.

The Art of Sparkling Experience (Image: Osborne Images)
The Art of Sparkling Experience (Image: Osborne Images)

Looking to experience a Tassie road trip with a luxury twist? Check out our brand-new, five-day itinerary for luxe lovers


Information included in this blog is correct at the time of publishing. Please contact individual operators for further information.

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