Derwent River, Tasmania
This luxurious Georgian mansion hotel is situated on the banks of the Derwent river in the beautiful Derwent Valley, 25 minutes from Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. Built by convicts in 1825, Woodbridge on the Derwent has been superbly restored and transformed into one of Tasmania’s finest historic luxury boutique hotels. The airport is a 40-minute drive away.
The hotel combines historic splendour with modern comforts and offers warm-hospitality, a homely, relaxed vibe and top-notch cuisine. Woodbridge will appeal to couples seeking a tranquil and intimate escape. The property is more suited to adults and does not accommodate families with younger children or babies.
Woodbridge provides eight elegant and individually designed rooms and suites accommodating up to 16 guests. Each room offers impressive views across the river and features contemporary décor, polished timber floors, lavish bathrooms and an open fireplace. For those seeking maximum luxury and comfort, the two suites are stunning. Each features a king-size bed, a separate living area, a whirlpool tub in the bathroom and direct access to the Garden Terrace.
Dine in colonial splendour at The Pavilion, which serves up mouthwatering gourmet dishes prepared using fresh produce, accompanied by locally crafted wines and beers.
The hotel is ideally located in the centre of the Derwent Valley and there is an extensive array of activities and private experiences on offer. As well as fly-fishing, kayaking, swimming or rafting on the river, there are guided walking tours; a Tasman Island Cruise; a 4X4 tour; a behind the scenes visit to the Tasmanian Wildlife Sanctuary; a chauffeur driven farm-gate tour; winery tours; cheese-making experiences and cooking classes. One of the highlights is an exclusive sightseeing trip in a seaplane, which picks you up from the jetty and takes you to a variety of spectacular locations, including Gordon River, the Great Southern Wilderness or Maria Island.
Woodbridge on the Derwent is Tasmania’s only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Woodbridge on the Derwent Information
- Location: 25 minute drive from Hobart
- Accommodation: 6 Rooms and 2 Suites
- Facilities: Bar, beauty salon, jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant, tennis court
- Activities: Guided walks, helicopter flights, mountain biking, fishing, cycling, water sports, wine tasting, golf
- Children: Welcome