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Heritage Accommodation in southern Tasmania

Southern Tasmania boasts a rich history that is truly one of a kind. As one of the oldest cities in Australia, Hobart is steeped in heritage and charm that is evident in its many historic buildings and landmarks.

While the exteriors of these buildings have been beautifully preserved, the interiors have been thoughtfully transformed into a range of exciting and modern spaces such as restaurants, bars, and boutique hotels.

If you’re looking to experience the history and charm of Hobart firsthand during your next visit to southern Tasmania, why not consider staying in one of the region’s unique and charming heritage accommodations, such as a historic hotel, cozy bed and breakfast, or even an authentic Airbnb.

Old Bishop’s Quarters

Built in 1837, Old Bishop’s Quarters Hobart are luxury independent, self-contained apartment-style accommodation in the grounds of a heritage home and garden. The quarters have 3 self-contained 2-bedroom apartments and a Studio, nestled on an acre of lovely gardens with panoramic water views.

Sanctum Boutique Apartments

Sanctum Boutique Apartments offer a slice of luxury in the middle of Hobart. The apartments include Sussex House (a beautifully restored Heritage listed Georgian house), and The Forge (a studio apartment, part of the original house to the rear of the property).

Sullivan Cove Apartments

Sullivan Cove Apartments (IXL Apartments, Dockside Salamanca, Kelly Street, Harbourside, South Street, Gibson Mill) have a selection of unique precincts tucked around Hobart’s waterfront. Heritage meets modern luxury with stylish apartments offering all the space and comfort of home, with separate bedrooms, spacious living areas and a full kitchen.

Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Built in 1834 by convict labour Hadley’s Orient Hotel offers Victorian-era elegance in the heart of Hobart. The luxurious hotel features warm, vintage charm with the grand atrium, the pièce de résistance. In true Victorian style, Hadley’s also offers a traditional Afternoon Tea featuring a tiered stand filled with sweet treats and scones.

The Rox Hobart

The Rox is located in the centre of Midtown, Hobart’s most storied neighbourhood. The community has vibrant cafes and restaurants, hidden late-night haunts, art galleries and eclectic shops.

Sensitively combining new and old architecture, The Rox Hobart consists of four stunning apartments, two apartments feature in the heritage-listed 1880 building, and two in the adjacent new iconic building.

Roxburgh House

Roxburgh House, circa 1880 is one of Hobart’s most beautiful old buildings.

Located in hip MidTown and only a short stroll (approximately) 300 metres to the main shops and another five minutes to the bustling Hobart waterfront. Surrounded by coffee shops and local artisan offerings, and The Sunday Farmers Market is just a block away.

Bowhill Grange

Bowhill Grange, a historic gem nestled in the heart of central Tasmania near Oatlands, stands as a testament to the region’s rich heritage.

This charming accommodation, steeped in history, offers a unique glimpse into Tasmania’s past. 

Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright

Maylands Lodge

A merchant, “son of a convict”, a legendary architect, an iconic department store and The Salvo’s all play a part in the history of Maylands. Set in famed early Hobart Architect Henry Hunter’s last significant project in Tasmania.

Maylands Lodge is a 12 room luxury lodge of the fringe of the city. A secluded urban hideaway where you’re able to escape, relax and rejuvenate. Family friendly with varying room types and configurations.

Lenna of Hobart

Lenna of Hobart is not just a place to rest your head. It’s an experience. Open the door to this 1874-built sandstone mansion and connect with Hobart Town’s story. This landmark hotel puts you right on the historic doorstep of Hobart’s vibrant waterfront. Salamanca Place, home to Australia’s largest outdoor market and fine eateries are a few hundred metres away and a short walk leads to the CBD, Mona ferry terminal and waterfront precinct.

Armytage House

A 35-minute drive north of Hobart, in the rural setting of Bagdad, you will find Armytage House. This 1800s sandstone barn is named after George Armytage, a free settler granted 500 acres of land in the Bagdad countryside. He planted grain and built flower mills powered by water wheels on this land.

Armytage House was one of the existing grain stores, which has now been covered into a luxury stay. The home features two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large garden to explore. 


Located in the picturesque Derwent Valley, Rathmore is a historic sheep property settled in 1828.

The rustic and heritage Georgian sandstone homestead has been beautifully restored, offering four guest rooms, a gourmet onsite kitchen, and a cosy sitting room with a fireplace. The property also features refurbished Shearers Quarters that offer the ultimate country escape.

Glen Derwent

Set alongside the picturesque Derwent River, the 200-year-old Georgian farmhouse, Glen Derwent offers two self-contained heritage cottages for guests to enjoy along with the magnificent tea rooms, serving Devonshire tea of a morning and high tea of an afternoon.

Cygnet Old Bank

The Cygnet Old Bank is a beautiful bed and breakfast in the quaint town of Cygnet in the Huon Valley. Built-in 1909, the national trust listed property, formerly a bank, now provides beautiful rooms with a delicious continental breakfast served daily.

Guests can enjoy the property’s heritage orchard, spacious living areas with log fires and bay windows and the popular cafe on the ground floor.

Corinda Collection

The grand old mansion, Corinda, is perched atop the hilltop suburb of Glebe overlooking Hobart’s CBD. The traditionally styled home has been lovingly restored with the option of cosy rooms or quaint cottages in the grounds of the mansion to choose from.

Covering well over an acre, Corinda also boasts one of the finest private gardens in Tasmania. Step out at night and marvel at the magnificent Magnolia tree, more than 100 years old, lit up under the stars.

Prospect House

Prospect House is an 1830s manor located on the outskirts of the historic Richmond Village. The luxurious manor is home to 11 private rooms, each offering a secluded and intimate escape. Enjoy the delights of the surrounding Coal River Valley region with its heritage, vineyards and fabulous local produce. 

The Kentish

The Kentish is one of the newest heritage offerings in Southern Tasmania. The Kentish Tasmania (c1830) is situated in the rural and historic midlands town of Oatlands and provides a terrific base to explore the numerous attractions in the area.

The town is the most intact Georgian town in Australia, with 87 original sandstone buildings dating back to the early 1830s.

Raffah House

Raffah House is an accommodation situated centrally in the historical sandstone village of Oatlands, Tasmania. Among many things, Raffah was a bustling maternity hospital in the early 1900s.

Now standing as a beautiful, sympathetically restored heritage home, a place to seek comfort and relaxation in a stylish yet understated atmosphere. Raffah House can accommodate 6 people in 3 spacious bedrooms – two of the rooms comprise luxurious queen beds and the third is a king bedroom that can be split into two singles.

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