1. The Retreat
Wondering what to do in the wilderness in Tasmania? Everything will be revealed over a dinner in The Shorehouse at Pumphouse Point. It’s here at the communal table that guests share their favourite walks, how to organise a fly fishing guide and where to find the dinghy to explore the lake. Ease adventurous days soaking in a secluded open-air tub at The Retreat with a glass of wine from the honesty bar.
2. Porky Beach Retreat
This outdoor tub is perched high on the dunes of a private beach on King Island. An island small on hustle and bustle and big on friendly faces and fresh produce. Unlike islands that stock long-life food, you can look forward to fresh cheese, beef, crayfish and abalone. Perfect picnic fare to enjoy next to your outdoor tub with a bottle of Tassie pinot.
3. Freycinet Lodge’s Coastal Pavilions
Seek out the new environmentally-friendly cluster of Coastal Pavilions, hidden in the bush beside Great Oyster Bay. Each pavilion is custom-fitted to the landscape so when you slide into the sunken outdoor bath you will feel at one with the surrounding nature. You might even get a visit from an inquisitive wallaby.
4. Hatherley Birrell Collection
Climb into a deep stone bath carved from volcanic stone next to a 150-year-old Magnolia tree at the Magnolia Garden Pavilion in Launceston and let your cares melt away as you gaze at the stars.
5. Thalia Haven
This coastal hideaway comes with your own secluded beach, an outdoor bath and a wood-fired sauna. Fill the tub to the brim and there’s nothing between you and the lapping waves of Great Oyster Bay.
6. King Billy Spa
The King Billy Suite at Cradle Mountain Lodge comes with a private outdoor tub. A luxurious barrel bath sits on the deck with the privacy of surrounding bush. Hop in at dusk and enjoy the company of Tasmania’s cute nocturnal creatures.
7. Rocky Hills Retreat
Rocky Hills is a secluded ‘couples’ retreat with a craftsman-built outdoor bath made from Huon pine. Keep in mind it takes about half an hour to fill, so turn the taps early and pop the sparkling. It’s time to indulge.