Picnic Island, Tasmania

Escape to your own private island just offshore from Tasmania's beautiful Freycinet Peninsula and around the corner from the word famous Wineglass Bay.

Escape to your own private island just offshore from the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, and around the corner from world famous Wineglass Bay. This stunning copper-clad lodge is designed by Tasmanian architect John Latham. With beds for 10 and the comfortably appointed ‘Birdhouse’ lounge space, relax on the deck or by the open fire, drinking in the spectacular views that surround you.

A wildlife haven, as the sun goes down you are likely to see penguins and shearwaters come in after a long day, and if marine mammals are more your thing you may well spot a whale, dolphin or seal just off the island.

A stay here can also include a selection of experiences, designed to take full advantage of the spectacular surroundings. Packages include daily activities such as a kayaking adventure around Coles Bay, or a journey by boat through Hazards Beach and walk to Wineglass Bay. Gastronomes can savour a Freycinet Lodge lunch, or those looking to zen out in private luxury can have a qualified yoga instructor brought to the island for a private session.