This guide will cover the best of the best (in my opinion!) in a guide on how to elope in Tasmania, Australia.
Choosing WHERE to elope is kind of the main event of an elopement – picking a place in Tasmania can feel simple and overwhelming all at once, considering the many beautiful places and spaces to choose from.
Location: Thalia is situated on the East Coast of Tasmania between the towns of Orford and Swansea.
“Thalia Haven is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of renowned Great Oyster Bay. Experience Tasmania’s wild East Coast from a unique perspective. Five kilometres of secluded coastline including your own exclusive golden-sand beach. Accommodation is in four ancient-stone bedrooms clustered around olive-tree courtyards on the ocean’s edge. The residence is a bold yet congenial showcase of self reliance: your water, electricity, and warmth are drawn from its land, breezes, and sunshine. Rustic, yes, but fear not: all the comforts you will need to relax, enjoy, and explore are at hand. An easy drive from Tasmania’s main airports.”
Location: Lettes Bay Historical Village, Strahan Tasmania
Check out this location on Airbnb here
“Captains Rest is a heritage gem of Tasmania. Our bed looks out the antique windows to the old jetty and the still water — as a deep bath with unlimited hot water. She’s cozy with everything we need to luxuriate, and the Nectre wood stove keeps us warm year round.
As featured in Country Style, Real Living, Home Beautiful, Good Weekend Magazine, Living Etc UK, Design Sponge, Condè Nast Traveler, Milk Decoration France, Australian Top Homes, Vanity Fair, Qantas May and Escape Magazine.
Captains Rest is an award winning, iconic stay known around the world. By best selling Author, Designer and Teacher — Sarah Andrews, aka The Hosting Masterclass. It boasts some of the best views possible, in the pristine World Heritage Forest.
An experience of a lifetime.”
Location: Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia
Check out this location on Airbnb here
“Felons Corner by Van Diemen Rise.
90 acres of dark forest, lofty views and rolling meadows overshadowed by a brooding mountain-scape.
Out of the tree-line, a boutique cabin is worked into the fabric of the wilderness and walks the dangerous divide between hunting hideaway, industrial chic and unapologetic luxury.
Follow the story @vandiemenrise”
Location: 3816 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7306 Australia
“Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village is situated in temperate rainforest in Cradle Valley on the edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania. We offer a range of self-contained accommodation to suit both couples and families looking for the perfect get away. Whether it be exploring the National Park and native wildlife or sitting back and enjoying a glass of Tasmanian wine while immersing yourself in the natural surrounds, the Village offers the best of both worlds.”
You will need to pay for a permit & park pass if eloping in a National Park. You can find all of the information you’ll need on that right here
Choosing when to elope, especially in Tasmania, is kind of a big deal. My professional recommendation?
March-May. It is less crowded which means more privacy, especially at places like hiking trails or outdoor spaces. And the best time? Mid-week, Monday-Friday.
MY TOP VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS
“We’re a wedding and event styling duo based in Launceston, Tasmania. Highly creative and insanely passionate about our business and clients. We are qualified florists plus styling and design enthusiasts. Friendly, approachable, and eager to bring your vision to life. We offer an exceptional, fully inclusive, and bespoke styling service. From the smallest detail in sourcing handwritten place cards to coordination of furniture hire, procurement of personalised items as well as networking to help you find reliable and professional local talents/creatives/businesses to bring your celebration together as effortlessly and seamlessly as possible. We love working one-on-one with our clients to help plan, design, and execute the most wonderful and memorable events possible – Celebrations that are unique and original to you, truly encompassing your personality and style, whilst also considering what will complement and enhance the chosen venue and setting.”
Creating lighthearted, meaningful ceremonies for easygoing couples. Based in Perth, but will travel and is experienced with adventure elopements.
A fact that you may not know: if you plan to elope in a National Park, you aren’t allowed to bring non-native flowers in, so artificial flowers are the way to go. But good news! Artificial Flowers Tasmania exists and is your best choice for the most realistic elopement flowers.
Lize is a qualified makeup artist based in Devonport, Tas, specialising in bridal makeup and all occasion makeup.
Rosie is a senior hairstylist, specialising in bridal styling.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER
When it comes to choosing an elopement photographer it’s important you love their work, but also their personality and vibe. You are going to be spending a substantial amount of time with this person, who will be documenting a day of high importance to you, your partner, and your loved ones. Asking yourself if you like the elopement photographer as a human being, their personality and their vibe are crucial to making an informed decision.
It’s also important to invest in a photographer who has experience capturing elopements. Eloping is much different from a traditional wedding day. An experienced photographer who specialises in elopements will be able to guide you throughout the journey, and not miss documenting any important moments.
I hope this guide was helpful as you navigate how to elopement in Tasmania, Australia. I’d love to hear about what you have planned for your big day and discuss more about how I can help you capture every special moment. Get in touch & let’s start our adventure together!