In Tasmania, romance and relaxation have always gone hand in hand, especially in winter when the mountain peaks are snow capped and the pristine wilderness is at its peak - idyllic conditions for hiking and sightseeing.
Tasmania for two is all about the adventure of exploring the history, heritage and creature comforts of some of Australia’s oldest towns and cities. Eat, drink, walk, rest and romance the winter away. There’s no end to the experiences for couples in Tasmania.
Cradle Mountain, Tourism Tasmania and Jason Charles Hill
Cocoon yourself on Cradle Mountain
In winter, the bewitching alpine beauty of Cradle Mountain is at its pristine best. The snow-coated winter wonderland, with its mirrored reflection of the mountain in Dove Lake’s still waters, is a photographer’s dream. Bring your fleecy layers and step out for a stroll around the lake. Rug up and go horseback riding through the wilderness. Relax in the alpine spa retreat with views of the surrounding bush from the spa. Indulge in world-class local wines and fresh produce before retiring to the cosy comforts of your suite, a wood fire crackling and a spa for two.
Where to stay
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge and Waldheim Alpine Spa must be two of the most romantic ways to experience Cradle Mountain. The lodge in winter is so perfectly attuned to its surroundings. The fires always stoked and the winter views stunning. Get out and about, or relax and retreat inside the spa retreat.
Cradle Mountain, Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett
Love exploring Launceston
Picturesque, leafy, historic Launceston is the perfect place to explore together this winter. Take your significant other by the hand and meander through cobblestone shopping arcades with hole-in-the-wall cafes. You’re right in the heart of a famous cool climate wine and gourmet produce region. Heritage and history surround you and everything’s just a stone’s-throw away. Explore vineyards, the Seaport and Cataract Gorge. Cross the gorge on the suspension bridge or the longest single span chairlift in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy the stunning views and hiking trails. Embrace the adventure of Launceston.
Built on the site of an old dry dock, the stylish and contemporary Peppers Seaport Hotel provides a romantic setting. The Hotel has a nautical ambience and views from the rooms and restaurant are spectacular. The Seaport is a vibrant new district of Launceston and you’ll be well placed to access the wharf strip and marina.
Cataract Gorge, Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett
Taste the Tamar Valley
At the mouth of Bass Strait and the Tamar River, you’ll discover George Town. The third oldest settlement in Australia behind Sydney and Hobart, this beautiful section of the Tamar puts you in direct touch with its most historic towns and scenic experiences. Take a chauffeur driven tour of the Tamar Valley Wine Route to sample the finest wines and delectable local produce. River cruise out to the pilot station and lighthouse at Low Head. If you’re lucky you’ll get to experience penguin sightings and the sound of the foghorn on Sundays. Enjoy the romantic scenery of mountains, valley and river gorges, pristine wilderness and rolling lavender fields. Winter in this iconic cool climate destination is simply ideal.
Peppers York Cove is every bit a part of your scenic romance with Tasmania.
The picturesque Tamar Valley and distant mountains are breathtaking viewed from this waterfront resort in the quaint seaside hamlet of George Town. Every apartment has river views and you’re close to sightseeing experiences of the region.
Josef Chromy Winery, Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett