The Tamar Valley is one of those undiscovered places in Tasmania which is often overlooked - and yet is a gem of a place, with plenty to do and unique places to stay! What's more it's one of the world's finest cool climate wine regions.
Don't get us started on the wine! We're here to give you the insider tips on where to stay if you're of a mind to spend a few heady days hanging around in the Tamar, taking in the scenery, feeding your curious and generally soaking up the tranquillity.
These are the spots that we think offer you the chance to get a little bit off the beaten path for something a bit different. You could be off the grid, in the bush or on the farm - you'll definitely see the real Tassie if you stay in the Tamar Valley!
Tamar Valley Gourmet Farmstay at Langdale Farm
Come stay with us on the farm! We're proud to have Superhost status on AirBnB, and five star reviews from people who've stayed with us. Home style comforts and a warm welcome are guaranteed - plus a taste of life on a tiny hobby farm.
A tour of the farm is included in your stay - meet the pigs! And see the smoker in action, if it's a bacon smoking week. This is the ultimate guest accommodation for foodies, a real life insight into how small producers work, with gourmet Tasmanian treats in the fridge and a complimentary bottle of Tamar Valley wine if you're booking for three nights or longer. If you're a wine lover, there's no better spot - we're on the Tamar Valley Wine Route in one of the world's top cool climate wine regions, and can recommend the best cellar doors to cater for your tastes. In one wing of our house, the rooms are private, spacious and comfortable - a home from home for weary travellers, with tranquillity guaranteed.
Camp out in luxury safari tents under the stars with the sounds of the river lapping at the shores alongside you! This is camping with glamour, with vintage steamer trunks, Persian style carpets and Egyptian cotton linen. Wood heaters inside and fire pits outside, vintage picnic hampers and en suite bathroom facilities - plus the best selection of Tasmanian gins on the island!
The Trig, Lilydale
Eco-luxury in a converted container, The Trig in the East Tamar is one of the valley's most idiosyncratic places to stay! Architect designed, everything is recycled and upcycled. The views around Mount Arthur are spectacular - best enjoyed from the outdoor bathtub on the deck! Handy ready to eat meals from local chef Daniel Alps are a useful touch, and if the scenery inspires you, art supplies and musical instruments are at the ready.
The East Tamar is quieter than the West but undeniably scenic - and with some of Australia's best sparkling wine houses a short drive to the north.