​Looking for some new places to stay in Tasmania? Here are 11 places offering unique accommodation in Tasmania that suit everyone from love-struck couples to families on the hunt for fun.  There’s a geodesic dome, a fishing shack, and a luxe to the manor-born estate house that sleeps a crowd. Whether you are looking for luxury accommodation in Tasmania, shamping or just somewhere that’s new and different, this list has you covered.

Plan your route around these unique Tasmania stays and explore the island with a sense of adventure.  Add some great dining with this list of top new places to eat in Tasmania.

* 14 Unique New Places to Stay in Tasmania

Tasmania has become a favourite destination for many travellers.  If you are returning for yet another visit to this intriguing isle, what better way to amp up your visit than with a new place to stay in Tasmania?

Luna Lodge Tasmania

Unique accommodation in Tasmania, the geodesic eco-dome at Luna Lodge

Luna Lodge, Wattle Hill

Why stay here – Enjoy an easy luxury farm stay with stargazing close to Hobart

Stargaze from bed in a geodesic eco-dome at Luna Lodge, a luxury accommodation Tasmanian farm stay set on 16 hectares of pasture and bushland in a quiet valley just 30 minutes’ drive east of Hobart. By night, lie back and view a constellation of stars beneath a panoramic skylight or from an outdoor tub carved from rock. By day, explore the Tasman Peninsula or relax at home, with a barbecue and a deck for lounging and dining. And roll up sleeves at dusk and brush the farm’s friendly Highlander cattle.

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While you are in the Hobart area do not miss the chance to visit Mona, it is amazing.

Are you in love with geodesic dome stays?  Try glamping at a winery with spa treatments just outside Launceston.

The Picker’s Hut, Invercarron

Why stay here – Spectacular views, unique location

Located on a working farm and vineyard, this hut offers exceptional comfort for four people. There’s a basket of locally sourced goodies on arrival and a bottle of wine.  Readers say their Pinot Noir is beautiful and well priced.  A great base for visiting New Norfolk, MONA, historic Richmond and Mount Field National Park

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Braeside Barn


Braeside Barn, Franklin, Huon Valley

Why stay here – Try a sleepover in a converted apple shed, rug-up by the outdoor fire with some local cider, and enjoy in-house catering featuring local produce from the fertile Huon Valley.

New word alert: ‘shamping’. Glamping + apple shed = shamping. It is an experience likely to satisfy city-slickers seeking refuge in nature who don’t want to forego any of life’s luxuries. Braeside Barn at Franklin in the Huon Valley is shamping at its best. An authentic, soul-enriching experience in unique Tasmanian accommodation.

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Hidden in the Tasman Peninsula bush – The Stand Alone.

The Stand Alone, Eaglehawk Neck

Why stay here –  A bush retreat just for two with direct beach access and fabulous scenery

Close to the geological wonder of the Tessellated Pavement and Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula, The Stand Alone is a private bush retreat for two with direct access to the beach below. Bathe outdoors in a bath and shower surrounded by forest, and warm up indoors by a cosy wood stove. Wake to birdsong and feel the serenity as you connect with nature and your closest companion at this unique accommodation in Tasmania.

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The Devil’s Lair, a unique stay in Tasmania 


Stargazing from the McHenry Distillery.

Devil’s Lair Cabin, Port Arthur

Why stay here – You are a whiskey-loving couple who like starry nights with spirit

Raise a dram to Australia’s southernmost whisky distiller from this new cabin on-site at McHenry Distillery. Better still, enjoy a dram and an evening of dark sky stargazing from the distillery’s new observatory, inside a converted barley silo. The one-bedroom Devil’s Lair sits on a hilltop surrounded by forest and close to the Tasman Peninsula highlights Port Arthur Historic Site, the Three Capes Track, and plenty of beaches. If you are looking for unique accommodation in Tasmania, you’ve found it!

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SABI IMAGE: Lean Timms

Unique accommodation in Tasmania – Sabi IMAGE: Leah Timms

Sabi, Binnalong Bay, Bay of Fires

Why stay here – SABI delivers solitude and stillness. A luxury space and a licence to breathe.

Tasmania’s first ‘wabi-sabi’ inspired stay is a designer cabin in the iconic Bay of Fires. If you are looking for unique accommodation in Tasmania, you’ve found it. With purity and simplicity at heart, this cottage is a refuge of calm, and free from distraction. Discover handmade, bespoke and reclaimed belongings. There’s also a Japanese-inspired’ onsen’ which is a wine-barrel bathtub repurposed from Willie Smith. Even the kitchenware has been considered with custom ceramic dinnerware, mouth-blown glassware, speciality Japanese knives and ceremonial tea-making equipment. Filled with lovely little touches, this is a uniquely curated stay.



​Vaucluse Estate can sleep up to 24 people.

Vaucluse Estate, Campbell Town

Why stay here –  Live it like the manor born in a grand estate. Great for a crowd!

One of the state’s grandest colonial-era estates has thrown open its doors as boutique luxury accommodation in Tasmania. Vaucluse Estate, established in 1825, can sleep up to 24 people comfortably, with nine individually styled rooms in the main house and more in the three-bedroom Coach House just a short stroll down a garden path. Wander the grounds, surrounded by pasture and grazing sheep, retire to the library, relax in a lounge, or catch views over the South Esk River and across to mighty Ben Lomond from the homestead’s wide, wrap-around verandas.

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Vaucluse House is located just south of Launceston, which is a delightful city to visit. These are my five top things to do in Launceston.

Saltbox Hideaway


Good Soul Cottage, Launceston

Why stay here – Perfect for heritage lovers who like light-filled, designer accommodation with a story. Featured in Adore Magazine.

Once a wonky little cottage, this Launceston Invermay home has been restored into a heritage-listed, two-bedroom cottage. It is a passion project for a local dream team, acclaimed Tasmanian interior designer Lydia Maskiell, and her man on the tools, Shane. The white, bright and light interior creates the perfect resting place between your adventures around Launceston, Wotif’s newly named ‘Aussie Town of the Year 2022’. Definitely rates as unique accommodation in Tasmania.

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New places to stay in Tasmania
Arc Pavilion Compass Hut.
Arc Pavilion Compass Hut lounge

Arc Pavillion. Photo Kylie Bell.

Arc Pavillion, Compass Hut, Devonport

Why stay here? Enjoy stunning views across the coast to Bass Strait, you can even see the Spirit of Tasmania coming and leaving!

Arc Pavilion is a 7.5-metre long tiny house on wheels, parked with Tasmanian native bush on one side, and picturesque country pastures on the other. The accommodation is self-contained and includes its own private gardens and outdoor areas. There are large windows and doors on three sides of the tiny house, rewarding guests with views in all directions. The space includes a luxurious queen-sized bed, french linens and an over-bed skylight. The ensuite bathroom, semi-open-plan to the bedroom, boasts an unusually high, fully glazed double-shower space that looks out to a fully enclosed, private Japanese maple garden. The living space has a fully-equipped kitchenette. There is also a wine fridge and minibar. Guests are also welcomed with a small, complimentary bottle of red and chocolates. The living space really takes advantage of the views with a large window that shows off the Tesla Powerwall outside. A large bi-fold door opens out onto a deck where guests are welcome to the sun on the outdoor pillows provided or relax with some yoga using the yoga mats. Two armchairs look back to the Danish Morso fireplace which is a perfect spot for a glass of wine and dinner in the evenings. There is a TV and wall-mounted tablet with free WIFI hot-spotting for devices. Arc Pavilion also has 2D and ceramic sculptures by owners, Kylie and Tamika Bell who also designed, crafted and curated the furniture and cabinetry.

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Stop in at Launceston on the way and explore this fabulous city. Here are five top things to do in Launceston and do explore the Harvest Launceston Farmers Market.



Salt Box Hideaway, Strahan

Why stay here –  It’s a romantic west side story for two

Designed for romance, Salt Box Hideaway sits on the water’s edge at historic Lettes Bay, overlooking the rainforest of Mount Sorell on the west coast. The restored cabin teams its original rustic exterior with a modern, luxe interior, perfect for a couple. It comes self-contained with a fully stocked larder, a deck overlooking the water and a firepot to keep stargazers warm.

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Seaforth Shack

Seaforth Shack, Strahan

Why stay here –  Fun for four in a fishing shack with the lot

Tucked away in four hectares of bushland, Seaforth Shack is a classic wooden fishing shack on the west coast. Take in extensive mountain views from the large deck or wander down to the water. The shack has been renovated with a mix of recycled, new and natural materials and features an outdoor shower, a toasty wood heater, and an outdoor firepit. It sleeps four guests in one king bedroom and one queen bedroom.

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Spa with a view at Taraki Lodge, luxury accommodation in Tasmania 

Taraki Lodge, King Island

Why stay here – Dramatic coastline scenery and a cedar outdoor hot tub. Do you need any more reasons?

Bass Strait views and rugged coastline don’t come any more dramatic than at Taraki Lodge, high in the dunes on King Island’s west coast. The lodge has four king-size bedrooms with ensuites, stylish living areas and a commercial kitchen made for entertainers. Outdoors, there are more living and dining areas. But the ‘wow’ factor lies in a new cedar outdoor hot tub and a wood-fired sauna with spectacular views. Stay toasty with the indoor fireplace or outdoor firepit. Or both at this new place to stay in Tasmania.

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View from inside the spa at Taraki Lodge