For a dose of luxury and a sprinkle of quirkiness, Tasmania is packed with plenty of unique stays for your next getaway!

Tasmania is a place of unique beauty and charm. Despite its size, this island state is jam-packed with some of the best restaurants, enchanting pubs and, of course, its charismatic wildlife and terrain.

Famed for that sense of uniqueness that cannot be compared, unsurprisingly, Tasmania also boasts handfuls of unique stays that are perfect for any weekend escape.

So, if you’re in search of something that’s just a bit extra special for your next getaway, read on through our list of the 10 best and most unique stays around Tasmania for 2024!

<strong>Coastal Pods Wynyard</strong>
Photographed by Kevin O'Daly.
Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Coastal Pods Wynyard

When we think of unique stays in Tasmania, we think of Coastal Pods Wynyard. The pods have been upcycled from decommissioned shipping containers and lovingly constructed to provide maximum comfort for its guests. Energy efficient, to help retain its past life, Coastal Pods Wynyard has designed its property to create an industrial beach foundation feel. With glass doors, a central atrium and private deck area; situated on the banks of the Inglis River in north-west Tasmania, the pods were built to showcase the beautiful views.

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1 Goldie St, Wynyard, TAS 7325
<strong>Cradle Mountain Highlanders</strong>
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Cradle Mountain Highlanders

In Cradle Mountain, a family owned and run business offers one of the most secluded accomodation offerings in Tasmania. Cradle Mountain Highlanders specialises in individually designed self-contained cabins made from Tasmanian timber. Complimenting its surroundings, the cabins are cosy and are perfect for both couples, families or small groups. Famed for its close proximity to Cradle Mountain, this stay is perfect for accessing, appreciating and enjoying the mountain year-round.

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3876 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7306
<strong>Freycinet Lodge</strong>
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Freycinet Lodge

The Freycinet Lodge is located inside the Freycinet National Park, just outside of Coles Bay, overlooking the blue water of Great Oyster Bay and the rugged mountains of the Hazards. With views to die for, especially from the spa, Freycinet Lodge is also home a handful of superb dining options and a coastal pavilion that is the perfect location to watch the sun set. One of the coolest stays in Tasmania of 2024!

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Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS 7215
<strong>MACq 01 Hotel</strong>
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MACq 01 Hotel

MACq 01 Hotel has it all – a central location in Hobart’s CBD, 87 rooms, 27 suites and, interestingly, one of Hobart’s Best Bars. This luxury hotel was designed to emphasize on quality and character. Focusing heavily on the emotion and character traits that inspired each of the rooms, which was designed by Pike Withers, visitors will find a balanced mix of comfort and quirky. If you’re curious, creative, hearty and resilient, MACq 01 Hotel is for you. With rooms that overlook Hobart’s harbour, this hotel is encapsulated by its funky and modern finishings throughout.

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18 Hunter St, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>Picnic Island</strong>
Photographed by Luke Tscharke.
Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Picnic Island

Searching for secluded accommodation in Tasmania? Picnic Island, found two-and-a-half hours north-east of Hobart, is available year-round pending on the type of stay you’d like to indulge in. Available for up to 10 guests only, Picnic Island is the type of getaway that focuses on activities such as kayaking, hiking, yoga, art and cooking. And, if you’re lucky, you can book overnight trips to view the penguins and shearwaters. Dolphins, seals and even whales regularly visit, so there’s no doubt you’ll get to know your neighbours quite well. There is nothing like having a whole island to yourself, so what are you waiting for?

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Freycinet, Coles Bay, TAS 7215
<strong>Piermont Retreat</strong>
Photographed by Emilie Ristevski. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Piermont Retreat

Located in the tranquil Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s remote east coast, Piermont Retreat is best described as a small community of sustainably built lodges on a 180-year-old homestead. Encapsulating the wild and untamed Tasmanian landscape they are surrounded by, visitors will find 15 charming and equally peaceful cottages perched high on a hill. With expansive spa bathrooms that float over the treetops, your stay will be topped by the log fire and mesmerising beachfront deck.

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12990 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, TAS 7190
<strong>Pumphouse Point</strong>
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Pumphouse Point

Suspended over water and surrounded by a magical natural wonderland, Lake St Clair’s Pumphouse Point is considered as one of the most unusual accommodations in Tasmania. On top of its unique location 900 feet out in the lake, interestingly, this unique stay was built in 1940 as part of Tasmania’s Hydro Electricity Scheme. Recommissioned in the 90s, the enormous water turbines were swapped out with the necessities to become a truly unique place to stay.

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1 Lake St Clair Rd, Lake St Clair, TAS 7140
<strong>Sandridge Estate</strong>
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Sandridge Estate

Unlike others, Sandridge Estate really nails the glamorous camping brief. Located in Boat Harbour, guests will be welcomed by nature. We’re talking wombats, wallabies, the milky way and, some of the best wine and cheese the region has to offer. On top of that, you’ll also have 500 acres of private forest to explore – ordinary glamping seems trivial in comparison. Sandridge Estate is renowned for their eco-village of eight luxury tents equip with queen sized beds, luxury linen, fireplaces and an on-site bathroom.

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191 Sisters Beach Rd, Boat Harbour, TAS 7321
<strong>Satellite Island</strong>
Photographed by Jason Charles Hill. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Satellite Island

If you’ve ever wanted to stay on a private island, now is your chance thanks to Satellite Island. This unique waterfront stay, found near Alonnah, is perfect year-round thanks to the cosy fireplace with front-row ocean views and, of course, its own private beach. The ultimate secluded getaway, Satellite Island also has walking tracks, kayaks, a boathouse jetty to fish from and even opportunities to shuck your own oysters; what more could you want on your next weekend getaway?

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Satellite Island, Tasmania
<strong>Thalia Haven</strong>
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Thalia Haven

If you’re looking for Australia’s best outdoor bath, chances are you’ve come across Thalia Haven. Set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula that is then surrounded by five kilometres of secluded coastline on the Great Oyster Bay, Thalia Haven promises to provide an experience like no other. Built to sleep up to eight guests, Thalia Haven is renowned for its incredible views, spacious land and, of course, the legendary bath. With four ancient stone bedrooms, a surrounding olive tree courtyard and the ocean’s edge, what more could you want from an off-the-grid sustainable experience?

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House 3/11460 Tasman Hwy, Little Swanport, TAS 7190

Needing a charming hotel in the heart of Hobart? Learn more about the 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Hobart of 2024. Or escape to nature’s paradise and pitch a tent at one of these Top 6 Camping Sites around Tasmania.

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This article was first published on June 25 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on April 16 2024.