Dreaming of Autumn or Winter Wedding?
Just off the Southern coast of mainland Australia lies another, much smaller Australia, by the name of “Tasmania. If you’re planning to have a wedding in winter, there has to be no better place to take your honeymoon than Tasmania It has every bit magical island paradise with a stunning scenery, rainforest to be explored, amazing food and a plethora of adventures. You can make an escape and take a honeymoon down south!
Tourist to explore Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef without knowing lies across Bass Strait. Tasmania is even often mistakenly thought to be a separate country, and perhaps it should be. It’s nothing like the “mainland”. It is one of the gorgeous islands but one of the most neglected.
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Tasmania’s countless natural attractions – from the wonders of Wineglass Bay to the wilds of the pristine wilderness – are all within easy reach of the island’s two biggest cities, Hobart and Launceston.
Honeymoon Bay, at Coles Bay, Tasmania Australia. The beautiful waters of Coles Bay nested under the granite rocks of The Hazards on Tasmania’s East Coast. Source: redbubble.com Image credit: eaglepeaks.com.au
Sunset At Honeymoon Bay, Tasmania
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Rocky Bay, Cockle Creek, Southern Tasmania Image credit: Bushwalk Australia
Wineglass Bay Beach in @Tasmania Image Credit: australiangeographic.com.au
Kangaroo / Tasmania
Binalong Bay, Tasmania Source: wall–art.com
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Ralphs Bay, Tasmania
Sea Sparkle (Noctiluca scintillans), South Arm, Tasmania by Tasmanian Photographer Jo Malcomson Image Credit: 99inspiration.com
Since the first plantings in 2005, Hazelbrae has planted over 5000 Hazelnut trees across 18 Hectares of the property.The majority of these plantings being of Barcelona and TBC varieties, interspersed with other pollinators, were chosen for their flavour, quality and suitability for the local climate.In Tasmania, Hazelnuts are harvested through early Autumn (March – April) when they drop from the trees and are picked up by a mechanical harvester. Source: Hazelbrae Image credit: agrokavkaz.ge
Arthur River Accommodation Tasmania
A Hard Life, SW Tasmania
Glengarry Sunset, Tasmania
St Helens, Tasmania
Mount Roland at Sunset, Tasmania
Carrick, Northern Tasmania. This reverse sunset reminded me of the Neopolitan Ice Cream
South Arm, Tasmania
Mortimer Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Freycinet LodgeTasmania, Australia
Tasmania drive lookout
Tasmania Trip- Bay of Fires Sunset
East Beach Sunset – Low Head Tasmania by fotosic
Coles Bay Tasmania
Bay of Fires
Binalong Bay, Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Kingston Beach, Tasmania Sunset
The strip of water reflecting the sunset colours is the D’Entrecasteaux Channel which separates the island from the Tasmanian mainland.
East Coast of Tasmania.
Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
Tessellated Pavement Sunset, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
Ralphs Bay at Sunset Lauderdale Tasmania
Horseshoe Falls, Tasmania
Lake Pedder sunset at Southwest National Park.
Sunset at Evans Creek
Mount Wellington -Tasmania
Lion Rock, Tasmania
Trains In Tasmania
Freycinet Sunset, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Hobart From Mount Wellington
Bruny Island – Tasmania
Maria Island, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
Boat Harbour, Tasmania
Lion Rock Sunset – South Cape Tasmania
Aurora Australis in Tasmania, 7 Mile Beach
Tasmania – Seven Mile Beach Sunset
Tasmania – Seven Mile Beach Sunset
Preston Beach, Western Australia
Overland Track, Tasmania
Bruny Island – Tasmania
Overland Track. Tasmania
Crayfish Creek, Tasmania. Picture: Ayden Newall
Lilac Fields – Bridestowe, Tasmania
Landscapes are so marvelous! I did leave my favourite until last though- look at that view!Wineglass Bay is located halfway down the east coast of Tasmania. Both treks don’t take very long but provide a picture perfect view. Alternatively you can visit the Wineglass Bay beach- which has been named as one of the best in the world (and who can resist the crystal blue waters, white sand and perfect shape?). There are plenty of fun activities available too- snorkeling, mountain bike riding and sea kayaking to name a few!
Right in the midst of breathtakingly beautiful Cradle Mountain sits Cradle Mountain Lodge and Waldheim Alpine Spa. The closest accommodation to the mountain, Cradle Mountain Lodge is all about getting back to nature. Surrounded by walking trails, the pine cabins offer luxuries like log fires, spa baths, three onsite bars & restaurants and the gorgeously decadent Waldheim Alpine Spa. The lodge allows you to be wildly adventurous with a daily activity schedule, or just relax in your room and enjoy the sweeping views!
Meander River at Deloraine
Cradle Mountain: Swim with 30-foot whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef
Saffire Freycinet is located on Tasmania’s East coast and overlooks Great Oyster Bay & Hazards Mountains, Everything is pure luxury here- perfect for your Tasmanian honeymoon! From the organic design of the buildings (which include Tasmanian woods) to the beautiful suites (all include king sized beds with double shower & bath and guests staying in the Premium Suites enjoy their own private plunge pool). There’s a day spa on-site and a divine restaurant featuring (of course) local produce, meaning you never have to go outside…unless of course that hike beckons!
Peppers always has some stunning properties and their Tasmanian property Peppers Calstockdoesn’t let the team down! Set on 200 acres, accommodation is offered within the mansion built in the 1800’s. There are seven guest rooms and two guest suites. The adults only retreat has a French provincial style with beautiful food (overseen by chef Stuart Godfrey) served on-site.
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14746 Highland Lakes Road, Deloraine TAS 7304
Overlooking Mount Roland. Eagles Nest Retreat provides an intimate setting with panoramic views. The retreat is filled with locally crafted furniture, fully equipped kitchen, dream chef service, in house massages and open fires. you can even take a spa underneath the stars!
Nest Two, Eagles Nest Retreat, West Kentish, Tasmania Source: lovebirds.com.au
Right on the shore in Stanley (home of natural wonder The Nut), sits @ VDL Stanley, an architecturally designed boutique hotel. Housed in bluestone walls, VDL Stanley only has three guest suites, so privacy is ensured. Each suite features flat screen TVs, coffee machines and luxurious “signature” beds! Each room has water views and the owners even provide a munchie box full of treats to keep you satisfied while relaxing your day away!
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admittedly I did have to throw in a little bit of shopping! If you can get to Tasmania when the Salamanca Markets are on, they’re a ‘must visit’! They’re held every Saturday in Hobart and are a cross between a farmer’s market and an art & crafts market. There are dozens and dozens of stalls selling all kinds of odds and ends, beautiful foods, treasures and one offs, plus buskers providing free entertainment too!
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you’re staying close to Launceston, but still want a little nature, Cataract Gorge & Kings Bridge are only 15 minutes away from the city centre. There are a multitude of fun adventures to be had here- walking trails, a suspension, and most famously The basin chairlift which covers 457 metres. If you’re the type that likes to spend your holidays sleeping or with a good book, Cataract Gorge may be the perfect way to get some fresh air without the trouble!
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The Overland Track is for true adventurists- it requires a booking and has a few shorter walks and a magnificent six day hike between Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain. Through mountains, hills and valleys- this honeymoon adventure will take you back to the peace and quiet of nature with some of the most beautiful Australian landscapes you will ever see.
Black Mountain has turned white after overnight snow. Source: abc.net.au
The Gordon River Paddle is a fresh way to see Tasmania- from the water! Departing from Strahan, the Gordon River Paddle takes you for a day of exploration. Accompanied by a trained guide, you’ll pass through some of Tasmania’s untouched landscapes and be enthralled with stories of moments past. All cruises include meals (fresh Tasmanian produce of course) and in the summer months a trip to Sarah Island.
cheese and Ashgrove Cheese is a family run business producing cheese from dairy milk fresh from the cows living on site. They specialise in Australian cheddar (with varieties spanning Rubicon Red and Crumbly Tasty), though they also get a little creative with varieties such as Lavender and wild wasabi! The cheddar factory allows you to view the process through the viewing room, have a cheese tasting and browse other local produce.
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chocolate factory? (In Adelaide, I always go straight to the Haighs Factory first to stock up)! You know I’d have to find you a decadent place of deliciousness to visit on your honeymoon! House Of Anvers in Latrobe, use Tasmania’s creams and butters to produce truffles, pralines, fudges and of course – pure chocolate! Not only can you visit the Museum of Chocolate (I think museums just got enticing!) but there’s a tasting centre and a coffee shop specializing in..chocolate!
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you may need something a little healthy to kick start you for the rest of your trip! Sorrell Fruit Farm in Sorrell allows you to pick your own berries and beans (and they have a lot of berries- from strawberries to loganberries, blackberries and even cherries) while enjoying the local bird life. You can even pick up a few jars of jam, chutneys and vinegars made from the farm’s produce.
Have pre dinner cheeses sorted, dessert and even the health base covered – but what about something for dinner? Being in Tasmania, you have got to try the seafood and Barilla Bay at Cambridge is the perfect place to start. Fresh pacific oysters are available for your purchase (along with their own blend of Worcestershire sauce) and their acclaimed restaurant pairs their local produce with local wines and other scrumptious delicacies!
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Honey on crumpets your style? The Honey Farm in Chudleigh is a must for lovers of the bee! They make over 50 different types of honey (sent all over Australia) and their “farm door” showcases their entire range, the background to their process and every honey related product you can think of, including (my favourite) beeswax candles.
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