Tasmanian weddings truly are spectacular. Tasmania’s popularity as a wedding destination grows ever larger, attracting wedding couples from interstate and overseas with the incredible variety of stunning scenery and environments, and the ease with which you can get around Australia’s island state.
With the recent marriage equality legislation, Tasmanian tourism operators are now looking to make Tasmania a premier destination choice for same-sex couples to tie the knot and honeymoon, through a new tourism social media campaign.
In light of this, we think it’s the ideal time to highlight 10 spectacular reasons for tying the knot or honeymooning right here in Tasmania. This collection of photos really does highlight why Tasmanian weddings really are the best kind!
All photos courtesy: Tourism Tasmania.
1. A popular locale for weddings and honeymoons alike, the seaside holiday village of Coles Bay sits beneath stunning, sheer pink granite mountains overlooking the calm, clear water of Oyster Bay.
2. Possibly the most romantic site in Tasmania! Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park is a very popular spot for marriage proposals. It’s also one of the top 10 beaches in the world, and has graced the cover of many a glossy brochure for good reason, it is truly spectacular.
3. On the West Coast of Flinders Island, in the Strzelecki National Park, Trousers Point is known for two beautiful beaches, views to off-shore islands and Mt Strzelecki, and unusual rock features. Trousers Point Beach is the most photographed and celebrated beach on the Island.
4. The riverside city of Launceston is famed for the Cataract Gorge, walking trails, sculpted gardens and the beautiful Tamar River. The vineyards of the Tamar Valley stretch northwest along the Tamar River, and are picture perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
5. Port Arthur was established as a penal settlement in the 1830s. Its 60 or so buildings and picturesque landscape offer visitors a mix of both beauty and horror, and have helped the site to become one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Port Arthur’s roofless church, provides an excellent site for ceremonies with a difference.
6. Close to the entrance of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St.Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is perfect at any time. However, for those contemplating a gorgeous winter wedding in the snow, it’s the place to be.
7. Just perfect for wedding photographs, Bridestowe Lavender Estate at Nabowla is considered one of the State’s most spectacular vistas during flowering in December and January.
8. A haven for beach weddings, the small coastal village of Binalong Bay in north-east Tasmania is situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires, so named for the huge boulders draped in iconic orange lichen.
9. A major drawcard for interstate and overseas guests, Hobart’s cosmopolitan waterfront is ideal for those looking for a luxurious wedding destination with all the trimmings. With a wide range of accommodation options and newly opened/newly refurbished reception venues in Hobart city and the waterfront, Hobart’s parks, docks and historic Salamanca Place draw many in to say “I do”.
10. Located at Relbia, a fifteen minute drive south of Launceston in Northern Tasmania, Josef Chromy Wines includes a 61 hectare (150 acre) vineyard and state of the art winery. The lakeside pavilion at Josef Chromy Wines is the perfect location for your ceremony and pre-reception drinks, while the restaurant offers a warm, stylish and intimate atmosphere for receptions.
Click here to see some of the magnificent Tasmanian weddings venues scattered across this beautiful state.