In late summer, The Society inc. travelled down to Tasmania for a whirlwind weeklong tour to create disturbances at some of the island’s most picturesque locations. We arrived at Piermont, on the beautiful Freycinet Coast near Swansea, bags bursting with our latest hardware collection, to see what magic and mischief we could create…
Perched on a hill overlooking a rocky bay about 1.5 hours north-east of Hobart, you’ll find an almost 200 year old homestead housing a beautiful restaurant, and a charming group of German-built stone cottages looking out to sea.
Forester Ruprecht Von Haniel-Niethammer, established the retreat by creating a cluster of sustainably built stone and rammed earth chalet-style cottages, which have gradually been added to, celebrating this spot where the rivers meet the sea.
In the water you’ll find delicious plump gold-shell oysters (which you can eat @melshell_oysters) and kingfish, while on the land, she-oaks, cypresses, tea and olive trees populate a transportive mediterranean style garden nestled amongst native forests. The lulling of the waves is punctuated by the sweet trills of superb fairy wrens, providing a beautiful soundscape backdrop to the moody black rocks of the bay.
Get tips from the insider who knows the place inside out, Priya Tahere of Piermont Retreat
Priya says she loves the expansive, dreamy nature of the Freycinet Coast, which seems to grant visitors and residents implicit permission to slow down. Her recommendations:
While this is the perfect place to relax and be cosy, be sure to get up early on at least one morning of your stay to enjoy a spectacular Tasmanian East Coast sunrise
Pack some local produce and take your loved ones to Spiky Beach or Cowrie Beach for a picnic
Try a glass of the finest cool climate wines of offer (including award-winning Pinot Noir) at Gala Estate, a tiny family-run vineyard
Visit anytime, but Autumn and Spring are especially beautiful here due to the colours and scents they usher in
Thanks for having us Piermont.
You can stay too, visit them @piermont on Instagram or www.piermont.com.au to learn more
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