Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation | West Coast | Queenstown

A town of contrasts, Queenstown is a destination unlike any other, and it is an absolute must for anyone in search of the unique, the unusual and the truly memorable.

Built on copper, timber and the bent backs of hard-as-nails pioneers, this intriguing town at the foot of Mt Owen is emerging from its rough and tough ‘wild west’ history as one of Tasmania’s most fascinating regional experiences.

The best place to stay in town? Penghana Bed and Breakfast!

Is there a better place in Queenstown from which to enjoy a russet red mountain sunset – cool drink in hand and the sound of the breeze sighing through the trees?

Absolutely not!

From its lofty heights, perched upon the leafy shoulders of the lush forest for which Tasmania’s West Coast is renowned, Penghana Bed & Breakfast is a destination in itself.

Not only is this unique National trust heritage property simply stunning, but it is steeped in local history. At the turn of the 19th century Queenstown was one of the world’s most wealthy mining towns, and there was no more prestigious residence than that of the General Manager of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company!

This spacious and beautifully appointed manor retains a genuine olde worlde ambiance I know you will love. The sweeping timber staircase is guaranteed to take your breath away, while the silver service ‘la-de-da‘ afternoon teas presented by your wonderful hosts Stephen and Karen softly evoke the elegance and sophistication of a bygone era.

Penghana B&B - Huxley room

Couples and honeymooners consistently praise the sweeping views and timeless charm of the luxury upper floor Owen Suite, and spacious and flexible VIP Suite located in its own separate wing overlooking Queenstown.

Families will also appreciate the comprehensive facilities and comfort provided in the two-bedroom self-contained apartment on the ground floor (including the convenience of your own laundry).

With another four ensuite accommodation options available, you are guaranteed to find the perfect room for your preferred style of travel and budget. Whichever room you choose, the sense of space in this sprawling property provides gentle encouragement to step outside and make the most of the comprehensive guest facilities – whether that be indoors or with the sound of birdlife in your ears as you enjoy a picnic in the lovely gardens.

🥂 Special Offer!

Mention the Lap of Tasmania when booking your relaxing getaway at the gorgeous Penghana Bed and Breakfast and receive your choice of either:

  • a FREE silver service Devonshire tea served between 3-4 pm. (min. 48hrs notice required); or
  • a FREE bottle of Penghana house wine 🍷

Valid for direct bookings only, and not available in combination with other offers.

I don’t know about you, but these days I often find myself disappointed by how ‘sterile’ accommodation can be. Check-in, check-out, move on.

This is definitely not the case at Penghana Bed and Breakfast where Karen and Stephen put their heart and soul into the most wonderful cooked breakfasts, the clean and comfortable rooms paying tribute to days gone by, and they are always more than happy to share their extensive knowledge of the local area with their guests.

This stately property has been a Queenstown mainstay for more than 125 years now, and to celebrate this milestone visitors can enjoy the curated photographic exhibit “The Hands that Shaped the Bannisters“, placing a spotlight on both the property and its occupants across the decades.

It is these tiny personal touches that often make all the difference, and I thoroughly recommend staying at least a couple of nights in this beautiful corner of Tasmania!

"We recently stayed at Penghana in the Owen Suite and can highly recommend both the services and amenities in this unique B&B. The house is full of history and our hosts Karen and Stephen were very passionate in sharing that history with us. We enjoyed some delicious breakfasts cooked daily by Steve, including some great conversations. Best place to stay in Queenstown!"