Best bathing in Tasmania’s great outdoors

Feb 21, 2018

Instead of throwing a camp shower bag over a tree branch in the midst of nature, soak up the beauty of Tasmania’s wilderness in one of these rugged bathrooms.

Clifftop spa

Bay of Fires Lodge-Spa

You can’t swan up to Bay of Fires Lodge on the remote north-east coast; you’d need to trek there – as part of an exclusive four-day guided walk with Tasmanian Walking Company that includes kayaking the Ansons River and swims in the ocean. It’s highly recommended that you book a massage at the lodge’s hilltop spa and soak in the tub on its private bathing pavilion (above) with a bird’s-eye view of the surrounds and surf.

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Rain-tank bath


Inside each of the eight (by March 2018) river-fronting safari glamping tents at Truffle Lodge (main photo) is a luxurious bedroom for two, bringing to mind an exotic 1950s Arabian Nights film with modern trappings (minus a TV and Wi-Fi). The en-suite bathroom (above), in a polymer rain tank, is a pleasant surprise: a steampunk fantasy of brass taps and exposed copper piping, with a handmade wooden sitting tub. Perfect for relaxing after a hard day kayaking while looking for platypuses, or exploring wineries and farm-gate producers in Derwent Valley.