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.


My Savvy Traveller article about the Derwent Valley

Great article By Anabel Dean about the Derwent Valley… http://www.mysavvytraveller.co/savvysleeping/2019/3/9/tasmanias-derwent-valley-one-of-the-most-beautiful-valleys-in-the-world



Our new colour scheme for the bedrooms is coming together nicely, and most of the elements are now in place or under way. We have combined shades of aubergine with yellows and bronzes to compliment the tones of the original blackwood and Tasmanian oak floors. Further ‘warmth’ is being introduced to the bedroom furniture through elements […]


Tasmania by Helicopter

Guest recently arrived at Woodbridge after flying all the way from Western Australia by helicopter. We joked that they must have just been hankering for a quick getaway break! They very kindly asked John if he and I would be free to fly around the state with them, acting as their guide. It was a […]