Penghana Bed and Breakfast

Stately home used as B&B with 4 ensuite rooms and 2 self contained  apartments

32 Esplanade
Queenstown, North West, Tasmania

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This 1898 mansion has four ensuite queen-sized guest rooms upstairs, a ground floor self-contained apartment sleeping up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. “Penghana” is a National Trust property with stunning elevated views overlooking Queenstown.
Its offers elegant decor, a tranquil environment, two guest lounges, a recreational room as well as great outdoor space. You certainly won’t feel you need to stay in your room! The house has very comfortable beds and guests staying in the main house are treated to a silver service hot breakfast. Occupants of the self-contained apartment cater for themselves and have access to the recreational facilities and gardens.
Penghana is ideally situated for tourists and travellers wanting to experience the iconic Wilderness Railway, which leaves from the bottom of the hill, literally 2 minutes away.
Penghana is two hours from Burnie and Cradle Mountain, 45 minutes from Strahan and four hours from Hobart. So an ideal spot to unpack once and explore the nature and history of this stunning west coast area of Tasmania and partake of numerous award winning tourism experiences. Guests become absorbed in the house’s rich history, photographic displays, a host of treasures it offers.

Indicative rates

$80 to $225
Hot breakfast options and cold sideboard selection for four ensuited bed and breakfast rooms. Breakfast supplies for 2 self contained/self catering spaces can be purchased on-site.

Facilities found here

  • Free Wifi
  • Baggage Holding Room
  • Bar
  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Games or recreation room
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tour Desk
  • Booking/Tour Desk
  • Non-Smoking

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Studio Apartment

The "Studio", Penghana's budget accommodation option is at the rear of, and separate to, the main house. this 17 sq m space has been cleverly configured to be fully self-contained without being cramped. There are other indoor/outdoor spaces for your use which will be highlighted when you arrive, because at Penghana B&B we personally welcome all our guests. Ideally suits one guest or is a cosy private pad for a couple. It comes air conditioning, comfortable DOUBLE bed, well-appointed kitchenette, ensuite, TV, great WiFi . Breakfast supplies available onsite at small additional cost.

Hanna's Place - Self Contained Apartment

Hanna's Place is family-friendly, ground floor accommodation, at the rear of and separate to the main house. Suits 4 adults OR 2 adults and up to 3 children. The apartment is well-appointed with its own separate entrance, undercover parking, open plan kitchen/dining/living space, laundry facility, good water pressure, heating (in the open plan area) and Flat screen TV with Netflix. 2 bedrooms: 1 x Queen and 1 x 2 King Singles ), lounge sofa bed provides for 3rd child. The bathroom has easy access, shower and separate toilet. The kitchenette comes with a full-size fridge, benchtop stove, microwave, rice cooker and more, a shower stool and raised toilet seat for guests unable to navigate Penghana's 24 stairs and portable cot/highchair for the very young. Electric blankets, micro flannel sheets, wool doonas, plenty of towels and bathrobes are standard too. No spectacular view, but peace and quietness and no road traffic noise is your bonus. Breakfast supplies available at a small additional cost. Garden, BBQ facilities, recreational room, licensed bar and formal lounge available too. Because of its Heritage status, there is no complete disability/wheelchair access but suitable if guest/s can negotiate 'two only' steps.

Owen Room

The Owen is the original stately master suite occupied by resident General Managers of the Mt Lyell Copper Mine. Enjoy its period furnishings and breathtaking uninterrupted views of Mt Owen, whether it is amazing summer sunset colours and in winter snow caps. From your hilltop position you also watch the comings and goings of the Queenstown's township. This upstairs room is spacious, with Queen bed, sitting area, dressing room, en suite and large desk ideal for corporate clients or catching up on your emails.


A mix of tradition with a modern twist, this spacious queen size en-suited room decorated in black/white has a walk in wardrobe and a newly renovated bathroom complete with shower over the bath. A table suitable for working or just catching with emails is provided.

Sedgwick Room

The smallest of our upstairs rooms at 15.2 sq m plus compact en-suite, it is airy stylishly decorated, with a Queen bed. Ideally suits a couple or single/business travellers. Set up with a laptop friendly sized table and 2 chairs it is space enough to also sit and enjoy a late night coffee or relax in either of our 2 spacious guest lounges (one with a Smart TV) or recreational room with bar. You also have access to a communal kitchenette (shared only by 2 other rooms) with full sized fridge, microwave and tea/coffee facilities.

Lyell Room

The Lyell is a quiet and tranquil first-floor room with two x queen beds and compact ensuite. It can accommodate a third person when two people share one queen bed. There are 2 spacious guest lounges (one with a Smart TV) a recreational room with bar, pool table, access to the garden, as well as a communal kitchenette (shared only by 2 other guest rooms) complete with full size fridge, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities.

Where to find
Penghana Bed and Breakfast

32 Esplanade
Queenstown, North West, Tasmania