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The Woodbridge Tasmania

Historic 5 Star Boutique Hotel


Because you are worth it and life is short…


The Woodbridge celebrates 2 centuries of Tasmanian history (1825) in one of Australia’s oldest historic houses, a private hotel offering modern luxury riverfront accommodation, steeped in stories and defined by gracious hospitality.


Heritage listed Woodbridge is an accredited 5 Star hotel. Tasmania’s first and  only Small Luxury Hotel of the World (2007-2019), The Woodbridge was listed as one of Australia’s Top 10 Luxury Hotels by Business Review Magazine.

Ideal Luxury Accommodation near Hobart


Tasmania’s first & only Small Luxury Hotel of the World (2007-2019)
Tasmania’s only accredited 5 Star Hotel
Named as one of Australia’s Top 10 Luxury Hotels
Named in 10 of the Best Australian Gourmet Getaways
Nominated (again) as Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel

The Woodbridge is the pre-eminent historic luxury accommodation in Tasmania, offering personalised boutique accommodation near Hobart. Woodbridge is a superbly restored, 1825 convict-built riverfront Grand Mansion.


Woodbridge operates in the style of the grand houses of yesteryear and is less an hotel, and more an expression of warm, country hospitality. A seamless blend of rich history and modern boutique amenity, Heritage-listed Woodbridge has been described by a guest as: “like being given the keys to a friend’s country mansion”.


The Woodbridge Tasmania is in the town of New Norfolk, only 25 minutes from Hobart CBD, 40 minutes from Hobart Airport and 15 minutes from MONA, but also 20-40 minutes from Mt Field & Russell Falls, the Highlands & Nant Distillery, Bonorong and Richmond.


The Woodbridge is ideally placed and guests frequently settle in and make us their base for discovering all that Southern Tasmania has to offer.


Wilderness Wildlife Night Hide Experience

  A wilderness wildlife night hide is particularly good for seeing Tasmanian devils in their natural environment.   I met today with a couple of chaps whose passion for our native wildlife was impressive. Evidently they have been working in this field for many years but somehow I have only recently ‘discovered’ them.   As […]


Tasmanian Colonial History in Boutique Hotel

    Tasmanian Colonial History was moulded by people like William and Thomas Roadknight.   The Woodbridge played an important part in Tasmania’s colonial history, and is one of Australia’s oldest houses.   It was built by William Roadknight in the early 1800’s and was completed in 1825. Therefore, it is nearly 200 years old. […]


Tasmania’s Aurora Australis showing at The Woodbridge

  Tasmania’s Aurora Australis is magnificent. Seeing it gives one a huge buzz, no matter how often you see it.   It is surprising how many people are unaware of this Tasmanian phenomenon. They know about the Northern Lights but not about its Southern counterpart.   It is even more surprising when you consider that […]