1825 Woodbridge on the Derwent

Historic 5 Star Luxury


Because you are worth it and life is short…
experience the grandeur and elegant refinement of a bygone era.


Woodbridge celebrates 2 centuries of Tasmanian history 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. It is Tasmania’s only Small Luxury Hotel of the World and was listed as one of Australia’s Top 10 Luxury Hotels by Business Review Magazine.

Ideal Luxury Accommodation near Hobart


Tasmania’s only Small Luxury Hotel of the World
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

Woodbridge on the Derwent 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”.


At Woodbridge you will step back in time, return to a gentler pace, breathe! Do as much or as little as you wish in the easy rhythm of yesteryear, where activity and relaxation is interspersed with the most social of all activities – food and wine.


And in the style of hospitality of the grand homes of yesteryear, we have great pleasure creating wonderful experiences.


But if you are looking for glitz, glamour, and ‘big city buzz’, we are not the place for you. If you are looking for an isolated enclave miles from everything, again, we are not the place for you. If you are looking for accommodation in the town of Woodbridge, ‘our Woodbridge’ 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.


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

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Totally Instagramable

One of our staff sent this image of Woodbridge to me this week. He had caught the soft Autumn even light just perfectly. At this time of year, the light is different, and combined with the Autumn colour of the foliage, offers some truly magical moments to be captured. Our guests love capturing the moments […]


Wine Experience

As the land starts to take on its distinctive colour, the Autumn harvests start. Of course the grapes for the next wine vintage are a big part of this in our valley, and we visited one of our favourite local suppliers down the road to see them in action. This lovely vineyard, high on the […]

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Devil is in the detail

When I first went to the Palace of the Lost City, in Sun City, South Africa, many years ago, I was blown away by the thought given to every detail in the creation of this fantasy hotel. Apart from the obvious big wow factors and overkill with which this extravagant creation bombards your senses, I […]