Top 52 Weekends Away

Kittawa Lodge has been selected as one of the top 52 Weekends Away by the Good Weekend Magazine, for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

As one of only eight properties listed in Tasmania, and being selected as the lead property in the Tasmanian section, Kittawa Lodge has once again solidified its position among the very best luxury destinations in Australia.

You can read the full list here.

52 Weekends Away: Tasmania’s best getaways for 2021

Kittawa Lodge’s stays in Bass Strait are both positioned for cinematic ocean and sunset views. Photo: Adam Gibson

The Apple Isle beckons not only with rustic charm, historic buildings and spectacular scenery – but innovative design to make the most of it all.

Kittawa Lodge

1272 South Rd, Pearshape, King Island; 0437 962 020;


Home to some of the country’s best cheese, beef and golf, this small island in Bass Strait, a 40-minute flight from Melbourne, also offers one of Tasmania’s most thoughtful luxury stays.


There are two secluded, off-grid lodges on this 40-hectare property, both of which are positioned for cinematic ocean and sunset views. Each has a living/dining room, bedroom and bathroom tastefully appointed with artworks by King Island locals, a custom, locally-made amenities range and an all-Tasmanian produce and drinks selection. Wallabies graze outside the floor-to-ceiling windows and in place of a TV, the focal point of the living/dining area is a wood-stoked fire.

Inside Kittawa Lodge.Fine scenery, near and far, at Kittawa Lodge. Photo: Adam Gibson


Relax by the fire or pull on the gumboots at the door and walk along the blustery coastline to a stone cairn memorial marking Australia’s worst peacetime maritime disaster – the sinking of the Cataraqui in 1845. There’s more fascinating shipwreck history in Currie, a short drive away, and further north, stunning beaches where Kelly Slater is rumoured to have surfed. Return from a day exploring to the warm hospitality of owners and ex-Sydney sea-changers, Nick Stead and Aaron Suine – you might find herbal tea and home-baked banana bread waiting, or perhaps a crayfish to pop in the oven. For an extra fee, Suine can cook you a sumptuous four-course meal starring King Island produce.


At least one sunset from your lodge, Tasmanian pinot in hand.