A hundred years ago Strahan’s fortunes were in mining, fishing and felling ancient Huon pines, desired for their fragrant workable timber. The grandeur of Ormiston House reflects those prosperous times, and today it’s the finest example of Federation architecture in Australia. Its magnificent rooms are resplendent with period antiques, ornate wallpapers and ceiling roses, old-world porcelain, lovely china and silverware. Relax with complimentary afternoon tea after a day cruising into Tasmania’s now protected riverine forests, and as evening falls enjoy a premium wine in the bar or retire to your romantic four-poster bed.
The Esplanade; (03) 6471 7077