Drive through Paradise, get lost in Nowhere Else, picnic at Honeymoon Bay and sip local chardonnay overlooking Wineglass Bay. With romantic place name like this it's easy to see why Tasmania, off the southern tip of Australia, is the perfect honeymoon isle. Perched above the deliciously named Great Oyster Bay, The Lair is a five-star eco-retreat designed by architect Rick Bzowy. It's the ultimate hilltop hideaway with stylishly minimalist interiors. Watch a film on one of three plasma screens, dip in to the 10GB of music on the pre-loaded iMac, or unwind in the outdoor whirlpool bath. And because you are in the middle of nature, you only have to step out of the door to enjoy it.

Wow factor:
Its gravity-defying design.

Flight time: Twenty-two hours and 55 minutes via Singapore and Melbourne to Hobart.

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit for more details or email