Situated on a stunning private white sandy beach overlooking Great Oyster Bay, Piermont Retreat is the perfect getaway for couples or families alike. The collection of one, two and three bedroom cottages and suites provide a really relaxing break on your self drive holiday around Tasmania. The Freycinet National Park is on your doorstep and here you can be as active or as laid back as you like.
Go bush walking, hiking along the miles of pristine beaches, wildlife spotting or maybe just take a dip in the pool here or have a game of tennis. The cottages and suites are all decorated in a contemporary beach house style with an emphasis on local materials, natural fabrics and understated comfort. Although they are equipped with their own kitchen, you can have delicious meals brought in or eat at the award winning restaurant. There is an extensive wine cellar showing off the excellent local wines and an evening drink on the terrace overlooking the bay is an unforgettable experience, especially on summer evenings, when jazz bands come to play in the amphitheatre.
For families, Piermont Retreat is the perfect place to have some time together and for couples, the ultimate romantic retreat.
Piermont Retreat has 15 stone cottages and 6 spa suites. The studio, one, two and three bedroom cottages vary in size but all have wooden decks with bay views, log fires, understated natural furnishings and fabrics, TV/DVD/CD equipment and kitchen and laundry facilities. Some have spa baths. The spacious Deluxe Spa Suite has the addition of iPod docks, plasma screen, double spa bath and partial ocean views form the deck while the Premium Spa Suite has panoramic ocean views from its large deck.
Children are very welcome at Piermont Retreat and many of the rooms are well suited to families of various sizes. The hotel offers babysitting on request for its guests and is happy to cater for children.
Piermont Restaurant is just a short stroll from the cottages and has a wonderful menu featuring the freshest Tasmanian ingredients, served in a lovely setting overlooking Great Oyster Bay. There is also a barbecue area and terrace, a large outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Mountain bikes and canoes are available for guests.
Guests at Piermont Retreat have use of the pristine private beach, and can enjoy the hotel's walking trails, mountain bikes and canoes. Further afield, the Freycinet Coast has so much to offer from deserted long white beaches ideal for walking and wildlife spotting, kayaking, deep sea fishing and diving. A number of cellar doors and vineyards are also conveniently dotted along this coastline so you can call in and taste the elegant, crisp, cool climate wines they produce.
When to travel
Tasmania has a temperate climate with 4 distinct seasons. Warm summer days from December to February and sometimes snow in the cooler months of June to September. The best time to visit Tasmania is between October and April, when the weather is at its best. By May, nights are getting cold and days are getting shorter. Winters (June-Aug), especially in the high country, can be quite harsh- though that's the best time to curl up in front of a blazing fire.
The busy season for tourism runs December through February, as well as during public- and school-holiday periods. Unlike the rest of Australia, Tasmanian schools have three terms. Term dates are from the second week in February to the last week in May, the third week in June to the first week in September, and the fourth week in September to the first or second week in December.
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Location and directions
Swansea, Tasmania, Australia
Located on the North East coast of Tasmania, the Piermont Retreat is just 3 kilometres south of Swansea and a short drive from both Hobart and Devonport, on the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania.
How to get there
Qantas,Virgin Blue, Jet Star, and Tiger Airways run regular flights to Hobart and Launceston from most Australian capital cities. Piermont is located on the East Coast, a 1-hour 30-minute drive from either airport.
The Spirit of Tasmania ferries passengers & cars to and from the mainland daily, departing from Melbourne and arriving at Davenport.