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Luxurious places

Deluxe resorts, apartments and retreats complement the extravagant beauty of Tasmania’s east coast. Take your pick of these award-winning, secluded locations for a truly indulgent east coast experience.

At Rocky Hills, near Swansea, you’ll find a choice of luxury retreats and exclusive accommodation. The secluded Rocky Hills Retreat is designed especially for couples to soak up the view, bask under the stars in the outdoor Huon pine bathtub, dabble in the artist studio and completely unwind.

Take your pick of these award-winning, secluded locations for a truly indulgent east coast experience.

Elegant, modernist Avalon Coastal Retreat gives you direct access to a private beach, gourmet provisions in a fabulous kitchen and a stylish environment in which to utterly relax, and at Dragonfly Lodge you can completely unwind in the privacy of a luxury holiday house with incredible views over Great Oyster Bay.

Thalia Haven, located at Little Swanport, is a stunning collection of four luxury oceanfront stone cottages set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula, which includes five kilometres of secluded coastline. At Piermont, near Swansea, private stone cottages and luxury suites give you access to private beaches and walking trails, and the award-winning Piermont restaurant overlooking Great Oyster Bay.

Named the best boutique hotel in the world at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards in London, Saffire Freycinet’s elegant suites and exclusive private pavilions are the height of luxury. Here, the resort’s many delights are at your fingertips, including luscious day spa treatments, sumptuous cuisine at Palate Restaurant and complimentary guest activities, including guided walks and exclusive food and wine experiences.

Located within Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge offers deluxe spa cabins with direct access to Freycinet’s walking trails and the Lodge’s restaurants and guest experiences, including whisky tasting and sea kayaking.

Picnic Island is the only place in the world you can sleep within a seabird colony and it is attracting people who want the unique experience of having a whole island to yourself, set amidst the splendour of the Freycinet Peninsula The lodge accommodates up to 10 people in off-grid comfort.

On the surf coast, you can stay in luxury oceanfront villas at Saltwater Sunrise at Falmouth, or luxury bed and breakfast accommodation at Windows On Bicheno.

At Binalong Bay, relax in architecturally designed spa suites at Bed in the Treetops, an award-winning, luxury hideaway, or stay in one of the stunning self-contained houses dotted along the beaches of the coast, like the Ocean Retreat at Falmouth.

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