Once Upon a Summer

in Tasmania

From shucking oysters straight off rocks to traipsing through tangled forests and scaling ancient mountain peaks, every day is a joyful odyssey when you spend summer in Tasmania.

Here are our top five summer spots in Tasmania, and a selection of beautiful homes right nearby.

Bruny Island

You could take a boat cruise around Bruny Island in half a day. Or you could stay until the secrets of this special place start to reveal themselves. Like where to get the most delicious oysters, cheese or chocolate in town—if not the whole of Australia. Or the best hide from which to photograph the island’s magnificent raptors. Plus the longer you stay, the more days you can finish with a bath beneath the stars.

Bruny Island

You could take a boat cruise around Bruny Island in half a day. Or you could stay until the secrets of this special place start to reveal themselves. Like where to get the most delicious oysters, cheese or chocolate in town—if not the whole of Australia. Or the best hide from which to photograph the island’s magnificent raptors. Plus the longer you stay, the more days you can finish with a bath beneath the stars.

Stays on Bruny Island

The Cabin By the Sea - Cosy Waterfront Getaway
Price:$140 / night
Escape to Bruny Island in style
Price:$231 / night
'Seabirds', Waterfront property
Price:$148 / night

Flinders Island

Located off the north east coast of mainland Tasmania, a ferry to Flinders Island will have you docking in another world. Lace up your hiking boots to discover the pink and grey granite mountain ranges of the Strzelecki National Park. Take a leisurely drive through rolling green hills that taper off towards the pristine coast. Cook up a feast of local produce at your lodge on a local farm.

Flinders Island

Located off the north east coast of mainland Tasmania, a ferry to Flinders Island will have you docking in another world. Lace up your hiking boots to discover the pink and grey granite mountain ranges of the Strzelecki National Park. Take a leisurely drive through rolling green hills that taper off towards the pristine coast. Cook up a feast of local produce at your lodge on a local farm.

Stays on Flinders Island

BLACK SHACK~ dreamers escape
Price:$175 / night
Dwarf Cottage, hidden gem farm stay with incredibl
Price:$160 / night
Walden@TrousersPoint (closest house to the beach!)
Price:$138 / night

King Island

Anchored between Tasmania’s northwest coast and Victoria, King Island may not be the easiest to get to, but the quiet and easy days spent on the island will make up for that. Take a walk through nature to spot the shy platypus and rare orange-bellied parrots, or tee up on one of the island’s world class golf courses with stunning views of the sea. End each day on the deck of your luxe beach house with a hamper of famous King Island cheese.

King Island

Anchored between Tasmania’s northwest coast and Victoria, King Island may not be the easiest to get to, but the quiet and easy days spent on the island will make up for that. Take a walk through nature to spot the shy platypus and rare orange-bellied parrots, or tee up on one of the island’s world class golf courses with stunning views of the sea. End each day on the deck of your luxe beach house with a hamper of famous King Island cheese.

Stays on King Island

Blencathra Coastal Spa Getaway
Price:$198 / night
"The Old Bakehouse"
Price:$185 / night
King Island Light View Villa
Price:$178 / night

St Helens

Summer is also the season of seafood—and St Helens delivers the freshest seafood in spades. Dine it at one of the delicious local eateries, drop a line off a jetty, or voyage into the Tasman Sea on a game fishing charter. When you’re not on the water, you’re likely to be in it, with beaches, bays and estuaries perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Sleep soundly at your eco hut, ready to do it all again the next day.

St Helens

Summer is also the season of seafood—and St Helens delivers the freshest seafood in spades. Dine it at one of the delicious local eateries, drop a line off a jetty, or voyage into the Tasman Sea on a game fishing charter. When you’re not on the water, you’re likely to be in it, with beaches, bays and estuaries perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Sleep soundly at your eco hut, ready to do it all again the next day.

Stays in St Helens

Coastal Getaway St. Helens.
Price:$96 / night
The Bay Shanty
Price:$147 / night
The Surveyor's Cottage - Heritage and an open fire
Price:$135 / night

Strahan

Situated on the wild west coast, summer in Strahan will see you exploring ancient mountain peaks, tangled forests, deep and silent running rivers and crashing oceans. Visit the historic fishing port and watch on as boats unload hauls of crayfish and divers emerge with armfuls of abalone. Then recap on your day with a nip of local whiskey in your own little fisherman’s shack.

Strahan

Situated on the wild west coast, summer in Strahan will see you exploring ancient mountain peaks, tangled forests, deep and silent running rivers and crashing oceans. Visit the historic fishing port and watch on as boats unload hauls of crayfish and divers emerge with armfuls of abalone. Then recap on your day with a nip of local whiskey in your own little fisherman’s shack.

Stays in Strahan

The Red Door Strahan
Price:$185 / night
Cosy 2 Bed w/ Spa Bath by Golf Course
Price:$166 / night
Mcintosh Cottages - Cottage 1
Price:$106 / night
We’re doing our bit for domestic tourism

With international travel still off the cards, Australians are going to have to holiday a little closer to home this summer. But our incredible inventory of homes all across the country means that Airbnb is uniquely placed to support Tourism Australia in driving domestic tourism through their Holiday Here this Year initiative. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We’re doing our bit for domestic tourism

With international travel still off the cards, Australians are going to have to holiday a little closer to home this summer. But our incredible inventory of homes all across the country means that Airbnb is uniquely placed to support Tourism Australia in driving domestic tourism through their Holiday Here this Year initiative. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.