28 July, 2022

Top Tassie accommodation for secluded escapes

Bliss out at these properties when it’s time to get away from it all.

Sometimes Tasmania’s lively city hotels, welcoming B&Bs or family-friendly holiday parks are just what you’re looking for, but other times all you want is the gift of peace and privacy. From a heritage waterfront cottage to a mini hilltop castle, discover some of the island’s most secluded accommodation.

The Keep. Photo: Aaron Jones.

Keep to yourself

Inspired by Scotland’s old fortified towers, The Keep is perched on a rocky peak in Tassie’s north-eastern wilderness. It sounds bleak, but this unique property is actually a modern luxury escape for two.

Enjoy comforts crafted from natural materials, like the custom king-size bed complete with Tasmanian blackheart sassafras wood bedhead, and alfresco granite bath and fireplace. Other stylish features include a fully equipped kitchen, and a shower where you can look clear to the horizon. It’s difficult to drag yourself away, but The Keep’s 360-degree views might inspire you to go exploring on a walk, drive or, for the ultimate indulgence, a private helicopter flight.

The Voyager. Photo: The Voyager.

Southern comfort

On the bank of the Esperance River estuary in Tasmania’s far south, there’s a house made for letting time slip by in comfort and seclusion. The Voyager has four bedrooms for your exclusive use, so it’s an ideal getaway for friends or extended family.

Refresh mind, body and soul in the rain showers, clawfoot bath, sauna and outdoor tub. Read or snooze in a hammock. Gather round the fire pit with some Tasmanian whisky. Walk in the surrounding bush or make the most of the supplied kayaks and fishing rods. This dream house has a well-appointed kitchen, but if you can’t be bothered cooking River Run Tavern can bring dinner to your door.

Braeside Barn. Photo: Braeside Barn.

Shack up in a shed

Once famous for apple orchards, the Huon Valley has been rediscovering its fruity heritage lately. That includes a 1946 apple shed converted into accommodation for a couple or small family; pets are welcome too. Located on a four-hectare farm, Braeside Barn has everything you need for a quiet, cosy getaway, including two big beds, spacious kitchen/living area and a barbecue on the deck.

Guests can roam the property, sampling heirloom apples, pears and cherries. Say hello to the resident cows, and watch for wildlife including wallabies, quolls and birds. At night, normal life’s screens are forgotten when you’re relaxing around the barn’s outdoor fire with a local cider, gazing up at the bright stars.

Captains Rest. Photo: Emilie Ristevski.

Rest in peace

Head just outside Tassie’s remote seaside town of Strahan, to the even tinier Lettes Bay Village, and let your cares wash away at Captains Rest. This lovingly restored waterfront cottage has featured in publications like Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler and the Qantas magazine, so expect a special experience.

Vintage-inspired comforts include clawfoot bath, wood heater, country-style kitchen and luxurious linens. It’s an idyllic escape for two – or one if you fancy treating yourself to some solitude – with views across the bay, mountains and sky. While relaxing with a coffee or wine on your private jetty outside the door, watch for local fisherfolk who might sell you something from their catch.

Waldheim Chalet. Tourism Tasmania & Kelly Slater.

More secluded escapes

Did you know there’s simple accommodation within some of Tasmania’s national parks, including Cradle Mountain’s Waldheim cabins and Mount Field’s former government worker huts? Go further in these parks, and experience their nocturnal wonders too, without the hassle of carrying and setting up camping gear.

Still looking for the perfect secluded spot to lay your head? Check out our round-up of Tasmanian wilderness accommodation.


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

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