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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 was 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. The Woodbridge accepts ‘young adults’ but is unsuitable for youngsters.

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.


Romantic Escape in Hobart Surrounds – only choice!

  This week we welcomed back guests who had last stayed with us 4 years ago. It was their anniversary. Elena said, “As we were looking for a romantic escape in Hobart or nearby, there was really only one choice. We just couldn’t wait to come back to The Woodbridge!”   It is wonderful how […]

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Luxury Lodge or Boutique Hobart Hotel?

  A guest recently pondered the question, Luxury Lodge or Boutique Hobart Hotel?   Is The Woodbridge a Luxury Lodge or a Boutique Hotel? Either way he concluded that it is “damn fine accommodation!” We always describe Woodbridge as:”Less an hotel, and more like being given the keys to a friend’s country mansion”. Inclusive of […]

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Easter Luxury Escape Hobart surrounds

  For years I watched the series Country House Party on TV, and of course, I am a Downton Abbey tragic. Even Poirot and Ms Marples seem to attend back to back Country House Parties.   The atmosphere at The Woodbridge is always lovely. There is a ‘feel’ to The Woodbridge, and our staff are […]