The World’s Most Scenic Bathtub: Checking in to Thalia Haven on Tasmania’s East Coast

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With waves crashing in the not-so-far-away-at-all distance, the sun beaming through the winter sky and a fresh breeze to take the edge off a steaming hot bathtub, one really must beg the question: Is this the world’s most scenic bathtub?

I’m lying in a tub of bliss on the rugged East Coast of Tasmania, feeling a world away from reality and civilisation. In fact I truly am a world away, in a paradoxical attempt to “go off the grid” for a few days in a luxury four-separate-buildings holiday home, where the only bother for the day is to fetch wood for the two wood fires inside my sleeping quarters. Of course, it is much less a bother as it is a novelty to go back to basics for a few days.

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Checking In to Thalia Haven

At precisely 3pm in the afternoon I arrived to check-in to my new home for the next couple of evenings. I have absolutely no idea what I’m in for (as I never do too much or nearly enough research before impromptu getaways), so I read the welcome book for an idea of what I can do in these all-too-short 48 hours.

Soon enough I know what lay before me:

An outdoor bathtub, a kitchen equipped for a pro, a private sauna, games, puzzles, paints, and of course the nearby Wineglass Bay to explore.

But more importantly, I’m going off the grid for a few days. There isn’t a wi-fi connection, no television, and no regard for time. Once at Thalia, the days tend to blend from one to the next, only distinguished by the rising sun and colourful sunsets in the evenings to rival some of the world’s best.

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Going off the Grid

The modern day perks aren’t lacking with the likes of an industrial oven, ipod dock for entertaining, and even the simple things like running hot water, electricity and a fridge… all increasing the overall glamping experience.

But the whole experience of Thalia is to go off the grid.

You won’t find any neighbours or a main road within a 2km radius, as your are neatly tucked away on the edge of the sea without a person or building in sight. Its just you, your company, and the world’s most scenic bathtub.

Within the area you can reach the nearby townships of Swansea and Orford (20/25 minutes by car). A little further away, you will find the iconic “Wineglass Bay” inside the Freycinet National Park. In the vicinity you will also find countless vineyards with cellar door tastings, with Devil’s Corner and Freycinet Vineyard being two personal favourites.

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To Book Thalia:

Head to the website for bookings. Rates are from $650 per night for 2 guests, with additional guests a further $75 per person. The property sleeps 11 comfortably and there is a two night minimum for bookings.


World of Wanderlust was welcomed to Thalia Haven as a guest, however my opinion is as always my own.

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    bloggers boyfriend
    November 7, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    wow ! this hotel is insanely good !

    September 11, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Never knew this place existed and its in my beautiful state! Will be making a weekend get away here for sure 🙂

    Roxy Sirghi
    July 31, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Brooke this place looks surreal. A true paradise! You are such an inspiration and you are truly blessed to see so much and do what you love.
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us 🙂
    With love from Arizona,

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Past , Present , Future in This Post : Nature , Emotions , Technology in a Nice Mix !!! Congratulations !!!

    Joy @MyTravelingJoys
    July 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Love those bathtub views! We’ll be exploring Freycinet National Park this weekend on a lil roadtrip. Can’t wait! 🙂

    Saakshi Kumar
    July 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Looks like the perfect place to get off the grid. Keeps my mind at peace just by looking at the pictures and scrolling through the post. MUST.GO.THERE.SOMEDAY. 🙂

    July 21, 2015 at 1:54 am

    This is going on my list of places to go! Very beautiful! Looks like you’re on the edge of the world.

    July 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    this. looks. amazing!

    Tink Jayne
    July 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    This looks stunning. Cold or not, I’d have to get in that tub.
    The place itself looks so cosy.
    A bit more expensive than I would usually go, but it looks worth it 🙂
    x tink x

    July 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

    what a location for a bath! pity it’s usually so cold!

    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    July 20, 2015 at 2:01 am

    That honestly looks like the most relaxing place to be. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Marcia Goodson
    July 19, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Thank you for sharing, this place is gorgeous. It has officially been added to my bucket list.

    July 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

    INCREDIBLY! The view is absolutely breathtaking. I would love love LOVE to go there! Like, ASAP!! 🙂

    Deepti @ Endless Postcards
    July 19, 2015 at 6:24 am

    So beautiful!! What a great bath. I find that, at least for me, being off the grid is really hard for the first couple of hours before becoming relaxing and not an issue at all. I hope you’re having fun!

    July 19, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Absolutely breathtaking! these photos are beautiful and I am sure it was even better in person! It is always a pleasure to take a few days off the grid and have some ‘me’ time x

    • Brooke Saward
      July 20, 2015 at 12:26 am

      totally agree Olivia! 🙂

    July 19, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Oh, that’s just beautiful!

    July 19, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Holy this looks amazing!! Would love to visit it one day 🙂
    XO Janina

    July 19, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Gorgeous!! I’d never want to get out of that bathtub. Seems like a great place for quiet reflection.

    July 18, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    That looks so quant and fun! I love the idea of being off the grid without wifi or a tv.

    July 18, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Looks so amazing! Great photos! xo

    July 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm



    Michelle | Lights Camera Travel
    July 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Beautiful photos!

    July 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    This looks amazing! I love get aways like this- totally off the grid and around nature/beautiful scenes. Hope you had a great time.

    Sarah Lynn
    July 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Wow! Just WoW!
    Sarah Lynn

    July 18, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen a bathtub with such a view! Going off the grid in a place like that sounds like heaven <3

    Wanderlust Storytellers
    July 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Wow that bath!!! That view!! I’m sure it was relaxing being off the grid even if only for a few days! We are off to exlpore Tassie in November for my birthday and I can’t wait!!

    July 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    wow that bathtub looks amazing!

    Escaping Essex
    July 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    That outdoor bathtub looks insane, I’d never leave! Beautiful photos as always Brooke.


    Bea P
    July 18, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    That outdoor bathtub looks so cozy! And that view is to die for!

    Anne Slater-Brooks
    July 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    That bathtub has got my name written on it. It rivals ones in Bali, Maldives and throughout the UK which are amazing but wow those views are to die for!!

    Clipping Path Outsource
    July 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    “Rates are from $650 per night for 2 guests, with additional guests a further $75 per person”
    is amazing!

    July 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This is amazing!!!

    Karen Farber
    July 18, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    WOW!! This place is amazing! You’re so lucky to get to experience it! I love the idea of going off the grid for a few days.