They say that Tasmania may be close enough to our modern day Eden. Experts have confirmed that this island in Australia has the purest air, soil, and water in the planet.

You can practically grow and harvest anything making Tasmania a gourmet paradise. Setting up the mood for a great trip on an island paradise, we have listed below the best accommodations, restaurants, and activities that have received thumbs up from the world over.

Best Hotels in Tasmania, Australia

Here are the best accommodations that you can get in Tasmania:

Hatherley House

The elegant accommodation is located in a graceful and quiet area in Launceston, Tasmania. The hotel is very near the city and is close to beautiful parklands, waterways, and rivers. The interiors are decorated with some good collection of antique and modern design assemblies. The choices of suites are styled to please your eyes and ensure comfort. The balconies also offer stunning views of the surroundings.

The Restaurant Hatherley serves nice Tasmanian breakfast. They also pour good tea and make good cappuccino in the library every afternoon.

Hatherley House is at 43 High Street Lanceston, Tasmania. You can reach them through 613-6334-7727.

Henry Jones Art Hotel

This hotel not only serves as temporary home to their guests but also to about 250 original artworks of emerging local artists. Most of the pieces are for sale and you can view the catalogue at the reception desk. The contemporary art provides good compliment to the old architecture and the hints of Chinese and Indian design of the interiors.

The IXL Long Bar serves good drinks as nice intro to a dinner at the Steam Packet restaurant. You can find the Henry Jones Art Hotel at 25 Hunter Street, Sullivan’s Cove in Hobart. Dial 613-6231-6391 if you need to inquire.

Islington Hotel

The Islington Hotel stands out from the nicest accommodations in Tasmania. The Islington offers rooms with antiques and artworks from the collection of the owners. There is a sketch of the great Picasso, works by Australian artists, and furniture from different corners of the globe to accent the interiors.

The service is highly commendable and the staff can help you arrange a tour to a nearby vineyard. Islington Hotel is at 321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Contact them through 613-6220-2123.

Best Restaurants in Tasmania

Daniel Alps at Strathlynn

This restaurant is just 15 minutes away from the city and is quaintly located in a vineyard. Aside from the great food, the location also offers a breathtaking view of the Tamar River. Some may find the menu to be limited but the food is two thumbs up. Be sure to try their scallops in butter sauce of thyme and leek.

Daniel Alps is considered as one of the most romantic getaways in Tasmania if not the whole Australia. You can find them at 95 Rosevears Drive, Tasmania. You can reach them through 613-6330-2388.

Lebrina

Lebrina provides an old world dining experience to its customers being located in a 19th century cottage. The restaurant is very homey with antiques and contemporary art all over the place which makes eating the lamb a la cuillere more intimate.

The chef of Lebrina will ensure you a gastronomic experience you will not forget. His dishes represent a perfect orchestration of the different flavors of the seasons. The most discerning guests will appreciate the menu and the long list of wine to cap your meal. Reserve a seat through 613-6228-7775 or visit them at 155 New Town Road in Hobart, Tasmania.

Peppermint Bay

This restaurant may have one of the best settings in the world. You need to take a cruise from Hobart Harbor and pass through Derwent River until you reach the dock at Woodbridge. The experience really starts with the journey going to the complex engineered specifically for tourism development.

The menu also depends on the season and chef knows how to please the taste buds of anyone from anywhere. Find out about what they can offer through 613-6267-4088. They are located at 3435 Channel Highway in Woodbridge, Tasmania.

Stillwater River Café

The fine setting will be at the Ritchies Mill by the Tamar River. Daytime sets a relax dining experience while the staff prepares a more formal tone when the sun sets. Stillwater serves freestyle Australian dishes with some touch of Asian fusion. You will enjoy the rib eye fillet, scallop sashimi dashed with truffle oil and mushroom essence. The quince poached in vanilla is also superb.

Stillwater’s number is 613-6331-4153. They are located at Ritchies Mill 2 Bridge Road.

Things you can do in Tasmania

If you are in Tasmania here are some things and places you should not miss:

Apsley Gorge

Wine lovers heading to this corner of the globe will appreciate the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay offered by this vineyard on the eastern portion of Tasmania. They are among Australia’s best and have been recognized worldwide.

Frogmore Creek

This is one of the most hailed organic vineyards in Tasmania. They pride themselves of the perfect weather that allows their grapes to stretch their growing season. The fruits are slowly ripened to give them that pure flavor and natural acidity completing the equation for excellent wines.

Meadowbank Estate

Visiting the Meadowbank Estate gives you a glimpse of the Australian wine industry. This property in Tasmania also features an art gallery, a restaurant, and a cellar door. You can sample the wide variety of wine while enjoying the view of the Coal River Valley from the massive windows of this open-plan structure.

Eureka Farms

The Eureka Farms is located in Scamander on the northeastern portion of Tasmania. The surrounding is picturesque. Aside from taking pictures, you can wander to the orchard or the dam, pick fruits, or help feeding the animals. They serve the best desserts, smoothies, jams, and ice cream. The café also serves good espresso and other light meals.

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