We all need a bit of R&R from time to time.
Tasmania is known for its incredible landscapes – from its untouched rainforests to the vast to open coastlines. And while some prefer to hike across mountains or sail through the sea, there’s another way to experience nature in its finest form.
The cool weather isn't deterring visitors, as the state's winter visitation over the past few years is up by 23 per cent between 2013 and 2018. Instead, visitors are travelling to the unique land to experience nature from the privacy of an outdoor bathtub, offering a luxurious, private retreat to recharge.
Here, Tasmania Tourism reccommends some of the best to sink into:
King Billy Suites represent the ultimate luxurious wilderness accommodation. The rooms are expansive, featuring separate sleeping and living areas including a double sided wood fire, king size bed and oversized bathroom with spa. These suites have beautiful outlooks over the surrounding wilderness, including a large picture window from the bedroom. Outside on the large deck area, guests can immerse themselves in the wilderness from the private hot-tub.
Thalia Haven coastal hideaway on Tasmania’s east coast comes with your own secluded beach, an outdoor bath and a wood-fired sauna. The property is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of renowned Great Oyster Bay, allowing you to experience Tasmania’s wild East Coast from a unique perspective.
Fill your outdoor tub and your glass while you gaze over Great Oyster Bay at Freycinet Lodge’s Coastal Pavilion. Boasting a king bed configuration, separate living area and deck, Freycinet Lodge's pavilions are ideal for a romantic Tasmanian getaway.
Experience the beauty of Hatherley House's heritage gardens when you stay at boutique art accommodation, Magnolia Garden Pavilion. Step out of the self-contained room onto your private deck area and sink into the free-standing bath, carved from volcanic stone.
A great budget option, Left of Field camping ground features camping gardens, wood fired baths, kitchens, fire pits and more. Located right next to Mt Field National Park, it's also a short distance to Maydena Bike Park making it the ultimate winter camping escape.