March 15, 2021

Destinations Tasmania Tips

Ready to elope? You’ve come to the right place.

Tasmania is quickly growing into the ultimate intimate wedding and elopement destination in Australia. Renowned for it’s natural, untamed beauty, Tasmania makes the perfect escape for a wild elopement. Tasmania is a place of changing seasons, snow-capped mountains, rugged wilderness and untouched coastlines. 

At Elope, we have a carefully curated selection of suppliers and intimate spaces including alpine lodge, pristine beaches and extraordinary abodes.

Once you’ve chosen your dream venue and season, it’s time to create the perfect itinerary for your time in Tasmania. Here’s our local Tasmania guide:

Satellite Island – Tasmania

If you were planning on a remote honeymoon post your Tasmanian elopement we have you sorted! A private island off an island – Satellite Island is the ultimate in secluded luxury. Spend the days collecting fresh oysters off the rocks and washing them down in champagne.

Eat, drink and stay at Stillwater

For two decades Stillwater has been a Launceston go-to for refined regional Tasmanian produce and wine served in a fabulous reconditioned 1830s flour mill overlooking the Tamar River. But since late 2019 guests have also been able to head upstairs after a meal to in-house hotel Stillwater Seven and one of seven beautifully appointed guest rooms. The luxurious digs have river views, huge old wooden beams and locally designed furnishings.

Explore the East Coast Wine Trail

Heading north of town, set the GPS for Cranbrook. A two-hour trip promises a half day’s investigation of Tasmania’s East Coast Wine Trail among the vineyards. Here storied family-run wineries such as Craigie Knowe, Gala Estate and Spring Vale peddle varietals out of beautiful, unfussy and friendly cellar doors. 

While your in Hobart

Go to the foothill of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington and stroll up the Fern Glade track for a bit. Lake Oberon and/or the Western Arthurs traverse is probably one of the best hikes in Australia if you’re up for getting off the beaten track.

Eat fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm

Just outside Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula, Freycinet Marine Farm is a working oyster farm that also offers a dine-in option on their deck (or takeaway if you’d prefer). Their oysters are fattened in Great Oyster Bay and they also serve locally-caught salmon, crayfish and abalone. Farm tours and tastings are available with Oyster Bay Tours, and you can finish the day by heading down the highway to Thalia Haven, a stone-built coastal villa with a great view across Great Oyster Bay and one of our handpicked elopement venues.

When to say I do

Tasmania is stunning any time of the year to say I do!  Keep reading for our seasonal guide to help you choose your ideal wedding date.

Autumn in Tasmania (March – May)

A lot of visitors to Tasmania think they need to visit in summer, or risk freezing to death. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we think autumn – March to May – is actually the best season to visit Tasmania! Cool, dry days and crisp nights. Eggshell-blue skies and the slow creep of red, gold and orange as the leaves start to turn. 

Winter in Tasmania (June – August)

Winter in Tasmania is a very special time of year. The daylight hours shorten and the temperatures fall. Tasmanian highlands often receive dustings for snow. Take a helicopter ride to the top of a snow capped mountain for unforgettable bridal photos and add a luxe fur (faux of course!) jacket or shrug over your wedding dress. 


Spring in Tasmania (September – November)

Spring is the time for change. From September through to November the land begins to wake from its winter slumber. Flowers and orchids bloom and the valleys of Tasmania are awash in more shades of green than you have ever seen in your life!

As temperatures rise you may also notice periods of strong winds. But they don’t normally hang around long – a day or two at the most – before being replaced by still days and sun showers. We think spring is the second best season in Tasmania.

Summer in Tasmania (December – February)

The warmest months in Tasmania with daily average temperatures ranging from the low teens to the low/mid 20s (celsius) across the state. It’s also the driest time of year and experiences the longest daylight hours anywhere in Australia – up to 15 hours!