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Unique/unusual accommodation

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Unique/unusual accommodation

My partner and I are planning a 4 day, 3 night trip to Tasmania later this month. We will be hiring a car, so getting around is not an issue.

We are looking for recommendations of accommodation which is a bit different or unique. We have seen lots of nice places, but are wondering if there is anything special out there

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1. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Depends where you want to go and what constitutes "unique".

There is some quite marvellous, boutique accommodation - some of it very expensive. But for "uniqueness", I'll mention the places where you can see our unique Tasmanian wildlife. They include:

1. Platypus House at Ellendale discovertasmania.com/accommodation/platypusc…

2. King's Run at Marrawah for devils http://www.kingsrun.com.au/

3. Mountain Valley Wilderness at Loongaga (south of Ulverstone) for devils http://www.mountainvalley.com.au/

4. Highlanders Cottages or Cradle Wilderness Village at Cradle Mountain for wallabies, wombats and echidnas http://www.cradlehighlander.com.au/ http://www.cradlevillage.com.au/

5. Diamond Island Resort at Bicheno for penguins http://www.diamondisland.com.au/

And there are many others that could be on this list. I'd welcome additions. :)

Luigi

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2. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Hi LBR, as Luigi states what constitutes "unique"

There are many different kinds of accommodation in Tas, just like many other part of Aus. Here you can stay in the Convict Station at Port Arthur, in a House called the Winged House, others call Eagles Nests, the iconic Cradle Mountain Lodge and Cabins, in Strahan there's the Wheelhouse Apartments, and I can't believe I’m saying this, then there's The Pavilions at MONA, and some great little cottages at Corinna, and Low Head Pilot Station.

All mentioned aren't cheap but they are in IMO unique and probably unique in their location.

www.wheelhouseapartments.com.au/pictures.htm

mona.net.au/mona/accommodation/the-pavilions/

www.horizonapartments.com.au/…

http://www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au/

http://www.convictstation.com/

http://eaglesnestretreat.com.au/retreat/

http://thewingedhouse.com.au/

http://www.corinna.com.au/accommodation/

wotif.com/hotels/low-head-pilot-station.html

The above is the tip of the iceberg, as there are many more places.

Safe travels - Robert

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3. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Hi,

Being a non Taswegian my experience differs to the locals as we stay with relatives when in Hobart, Devenport and Geevestown. However we can recommend the following as being different and outstanding in their ways.

Saffire is the "best" resort experience we have ever had.

http://www.saffire-freycinet.com.au/

Cradle Mountain Lodge isin't perfect but the setting is and the restaurant and wine list are excellent.

http://www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au/

Cheers,

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4. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Hi there

On our recent trip to tassie we stayed at some cracka places but by far our two favourite places, mostly because of their uniqueness, were:

Peppermint Ridge Retreat at Woodbridge - I've reviewed this place on here, it's just awesome. Totally unique and different. Built out of strawbales and exposed timber beams, with a massive fireplace. Views from your loft bedroom out to Bruny Island. Highly recommend.

Rainbow Eco Retreat Cabins. Views from your cabin down to the bay of fires. Beautiful setting with fans raised wallabies at your door that you can feed. Wilderness and just beautiful, but also close to places like St. Helens and Bicheno. Have reviewed thus place too.

Hope you have a ball on your trip!

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5. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Oh I second Robs suggestion of Corinna Wilderness Experience, awesome place in the wilderness !

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6. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Nay and LBR, some places have already started to dip into the minuses over the past few mornings, and the northwest is starting to turn green again, bring on winter :o)

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7. Re: Unique/unusual accommodation

Rob, so jealous!! It has been raining and humid non stop here for two weeks. A work opportunity may have popped up for me down your way so have my fingers crossed ill be escaping the heat for the cold sometime soon!!

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