In the Tasmanian Off Season, outdoor adventure meets rest and relaxation. With its bracing atmosphere, natural beauty and famed local produce, the island state is the ideal destination for a restorative winter stay. And its many wellness-oriented getaways – inspired by everything from Japanese bathhouses to Nordic sauna culture, as well as the surrounding wilderness – capture the best of what Tasmania has to offer. There are plenty of luxury packages on offer this winter, including hot tubs, sea-water plunge pools, and meditative walks through private gardens. Here are five to explore.

Sabi Stays

When solitude and stillness are calling you, Sabi in Binalong Bay has the answer. The design at this Bay of Fires stay takes inspiration from the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (finding beauty in imperfection). Negative space, earthy tones and natural materials are the heroes of the stone-and-timber cabin, which houses up to four guests in king rooms. The primary suite’s jewel in the crown is a Japanese-style onsen, crafted using a repurposed wooden barrel and bespoke copper lining.

Once you’ve soaked your stress away, challenge yourself with a plunge in the cold outdoor bath overlooking the Humbug Point Reserve. It’s forest bathing at its finest. The luxurious space has green views out every window, and a six-metre-high vaulted ceiling in the lounge. In the evenings, slip on a kimono and relax beside the fire with a Japanese whisky in hand. It would be rude not to.

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Woodland Bay Retreat

Just outside the township of Cygnet in southern Tasmania is Woodland Bay Retreat, a Hamptons-style haven designed with relaxation front of mind. Comfortably accommodating six to eight guests, the standout feature (besides the breathtaking Port Cygnet view) is the standalone wellness area, complete with a handcrafted Nordic sauna, hot tub and cold-plunge barrel.

For the Off Season, Woodland Bay Retreat is offering an hour-long hydrotherapy special, led by local wellness coach Sofia Tsamassiros. She’ll guide you through the site’s hot and cold treatment spaces, using breath work techniques to maximise relaxation.

You don’t need to stray far to find other attractions – the retreat features a firepit, a pizza oven and a stunning outdoor entertaining area, perfect for whiling away those clear winter evenings.

Wington’s Glamping

In the heart of the Tamar Valley, Wington’s offers a nostalgic glamping experience at its three retreats – Alisio, Calima and Amihan – with a special two-night offer for the Off Season. Each safari tent features a queen-sized bed, an eco-friendly wood fire and a bathroom (Amihan also has a claw-foot bath). It’s easy to disconnect at this quiet riverside spot, surrounded by wilderness. While the 1930s-inspired decor, including vintage steamer trunks and Persian rugs, creates a sense of escape, all your needs are taken care of – right down to the 1000-thread-count linen sheets. By day, it makes a great base to explore the region’s award-winning vineyards, white sandy beaches and wild forest walks. In the evenings, you can wind down at the woodfire sauna and sea-water plunge pool on the water’s edge, or stargaze from your private verandah.

Little Beach Co

Little Beach Co merges glamping and wellness at a secluded bushland location in Tasmania’s north-eastern Chain of Lagoons. You’ll stay in a well-appointed bell tent with luxe mattresses, electric blankets and house-made breakfast provisions. Nearby is The Barn, a rammed earth communal space, offering a bar and cosy wood fire.

The winter wellness facilities – a hot tub and sauna with cold shower – provide a meditative experience above the coastline. There’ll be nothing to distract you from the ocean views except a soundtrack of crashing waves and a chorus of seabirds.

Faraway on Flinders Island

You can feel the stress fall away as you arrive at Faraway, a boutique art house on Flinders Island. For the Off Season, this deluxe, secluded stay has curated an all-inclusive long weekend wellness package, Feed Your Soul, accommodating private groups of up to six.

From the minute you’re collected at the airport (or touch down on-site in a chartered helicopter), not a single detail is neglected. The thoughtful itinerary celebrates all that the island has to offer, from an exploration of the lower slopes of Mount Strzelecki to a cold plunge at Trousers Point. Guided bushwalks and daily yoga sessions are available, or you can enjoy a massage at your luxe accommodation. Meals featuring hyperlocal Flinders Island produce are all included, including a three-course dinner prepared in-house by renowned local chef Cate Hardman. Amid all these experiences, there’s plenty of time factored in for you to enjoy the accommodation and private landscaped gardens, with art installations, endemic plants, and an array of fruit trees and native edibles to discover.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tourism Tasmania. Embrace the Off Season and explore more wild, weird and wonderful experiences in Tasmania this winter.