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Open Air Baths

Soaking in an outdoor tub truly is one of life’s great pleasures, especially in Tasmania.

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Open Air Baths to Soak up Starry Skies

A relaxing soak in an outdoor bath tub is one of life’s great pleasures. Immerse yourself in steaming water and Tasmania’s pristine, wild beauty. Choose from wilderness, cityscapes, coast, or farmland under Australia’s clearest night-time skies. Pour yourself a glass of bubbles and savour an indulgent moment for two, or, just you.

1. The Keep

Right on the border of the Blue Tier Forest Reserve, The Keep is a private retreat, perfect for those who want to unplug and see the world from a whole new perspective. Take a long, hot soak in the luxurious granite outdoor bath and gaze out across magnificent 360 degree views to the eastern and northern coastlines. On a clear day you can make out the islands of Bass Strait.

Granite outdoor bath at The Keep in North-Eastern Tasmania

gaze out across magnificent 360 degree views

2. Eagles Nest Retreat

With expansive views of bucolic farmland and Mount Roland, each suite at Eagles Nest Retreat offers a range of unique indoor and outdoor bathing experiences. Bathtub connoisseurs can choose from the outdoor 12-jet farmers bath, lakeside spa bath, mountain-view bath and milk-vat bath which all offer the perfect place to wash away your cares under an open sky.

Outdoor Bath at Eagles Nest Retreat

relax with an icy drink in their picturesque wood-fired outdoor tub

3. Left of Field

Relax after a day at Maydena Bike Park or exploring Mount Field National Park at the Left of Field camping and caravan park. This highly-rated venue is packed with quirky personality. Time your stay with live acts from local performers and relax with an icy drink in their picturesque wood-fired outdoor bath tub – proof that indulgence doesn’t always come with a high price tag.

Open Air Bath at Left of Field

4. Thalia Haven

This coastal hideaway comes with your own secluded beach, an outdoor bath and a wood-fired sauna. Fill your tub to the brim and sink in with nothing between you and the lapping waves of Great Oyster Bay.

Woman having a bath at Thalia Haven overlooking Freycinet in Tasmania

your own secluded beach, an outdoor bath and a wood-fired sauna

5. The Retreat

Wondering what to do in the Tasmanian wilderness? Everything will be revealed over 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 by soaking in a secluded open-air tub at The Retreat with a glass of wine from the honesty bar.

It's at the communal table that guests share their favourite walks

6. 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 local cheese, beef, crayfish and abalone. Perfect picnic fare to enjoy next to your outdoor tub with a bottle of Tassie pinot.

Porky Beach

7. 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, and you will feel at one with the surrounding nature when you slide into your sunken outdoor bath. If you’re lucky, you may even get a visit from an inquisitive wallaby.

woman in an outdoor bath reading booking with a glass of wine

Feel at one with the surrounding nature

8. Hatherley Birrell Collection

Climb into a deep stone bath carved from volcanic stone next to a 150-year-old Magnolia tree at Launceston’s Magnolia Garden Pavilion and let your cares melt away as you gaze at the abundant stars.

9. King Billy Spa

The King Billy Suite at Cradle Mountain Lodge comes with your own private outdoor tub. A luxurious barrel bath rests on the deck and the dense surrounding bush provides all the privacy you’ll need. Soak in the solitude of dusk and enjoy the company of Tasmania’s cute nocturnal creatures.

The King Billy Suite comes with its own private outdoor tub

10. Rocky Hills Retreat

Rocky Hills is a secluded 'couples' retreat with a master crafted outdoor bath made from Huon pine. This luxurious tub takes about half an hour to fill which is the same time it takes for a bottle of local sparkling to chill, so turn the taps early and indulge.

11. Avalon City Retreat

You’ll feel on top of the world as you soak in a hand-crafted Huon pine tub perched atop a spectacular 1967 architecturally designed office tower. Take in the stars, and Hobart’s marina as the city gently hums below, then retreat to the luxury of the multi-award-winning penthouse omnipod for a quiet little night in.

Image credits from top: Header. Aaron Jones. Aaron Jones, Lusy Productions, Off the Path, Ben Hansen, Porky Beach Retreat, RACT Destinations, Rob Burnett and Michael Walters Photography.

November 2020