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An hour flight from Melbourne and you land right in the middle of what I consider one of the most beautiful places in Australia (okay I might be biased because I live here!) Tasmania. The Island State and home to amazing national parks, gorgeous beaches and some of the best food our country has to offer.
Not only that – but everything is only a short drive away. The variety we have in this Island state makes it the perfect spot for a Destination Wedding. Want a spectacular beach with beautiful sand and not a soul in sight? You’ll find our most popular is on the East Coast. A mossy green forest that looks like it’s home to fairies when there’s no one around. The Cradle Mountain National Park and Pumphouse Point in the Lake St Clair National Park are all of the above.

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How about heritage buildings steeped in history and with spectacular views? Stanely is home to Highfield House and is full of history, heritage and has ‘The Nut’ in the background! And that’s just one option.

Lush farmlands with rolling green paddocks where the only noise is the birds in the trees? There’s lots of those all around the State!

An ultra modern city vibe with eclectic buildings and hardly any traffic? Hobart has that covered with so many to choose from including The Henry James Art Hotel and Mona.

How about a beautiful mountain to frame your ceremony that changes colour throughout the day? Eagles Nest Retreat at Sheffield has the perfect view of Mount Roland and that’s just the tip of the offerings. Beautiful wineries such as 3 Willows Winery, Devils Corner and Josef Chromy .

Or perhaps you would prefer a hidden cabin in the woods? Yep – we have those too.

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When you pair all of these locations with beautiful cool climate wines, locally grown produce, amazing cheese (like Ashgrove or Wicked Cheese), hand made chocolates from Anvers, boutique brewers and distillers (Southern Wild Gin, Hellyers Whiskey Distillery & Lark Distillery) along with freshly caught seafood and you have… THE perfect match for your wedding day.

If you’ve been to Tasmania before, you will already know how great it is. If you’re yet to visit the Island State, one thing you’ll soon notice is how easy it is to get wherever you need to go. Forget sitting in traffic and driving along motorways that are just like moving carparks. We’re not in any hurry down south! You can take in the beautiful sights and make your way from one end of the State to the other in just a few hours.

This is also why Tasmania is the perfect option to stay on after your wedding for a little mini-moon. You can wave goodbye to your guests as they head back home and then hit the road around the State enjoying all we have to offer. Did I mention the food? The paddock to plate experience? The hidden boutique hotels everywhere? Our favourites include the incredible Picnic Island, The Boat House in Dover, Table House Farm and Twelve Acre Woods just to name a few.

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How easy it is to hideaway in your own love bubble to celebrate your union, and best of all – you don’t need a passport to visit!

Ms Zebra Says: There’s so many fabulous places in Tasmania – you really can’t go wrong with a destination where you can wed in a beautiful place, and then as you wave goodbye to your guests, stay for an amazing honeymoon experience! 
About Pop Up Weddings Tasmania: They are the #1 Elopement and Boutique Wedding specialists in the State. We take care of all the details so you can relax, feel the love and enjoy your intimate day. At Pop Up Weddings Tasmania our promise is to bring your vision to life, while you soak up the atmosphere of the day you’ve always dreamed of. With over 20 years experience in the events and wedding industry, we have the knowledge and expertise so you can relax and know that every small detail is taken care of.