Penghana Bed & Breakfast operates from an 1898 National Trust Mansion, on a scenic hillside, overlooking Queenstown’s township. On offer are four (4) upstairs, individually styled and decorated Queen ensuite guest rooms each accommodating up to 2 guests only. Penghana is a quiet and peaceful destination with no traffic noise and conveniently located to restaurants, shopping, galleries, local museum, short walks and tourism experiences. Just a 2-minute drive for your Award-winning Wilderness Railway booking ( ½ day tour) and other tourism experiences on offer such as: personalized 4-wheel drive wilderness excursions, river rafting or kayaking. Only a 45-minute drive to Strahan for Gordon River Cruises or 1.5 hours to Tasmania’s Iconic Cradle Mountain or Corrina’s Pieman River for day trips. So, staying at Penghana 2 nights makes traveling and convenient and easy option where our attention to detail and the little extras we provide have become our signature. When staying at Penghana B&B as well as the sitting areas in your suite or room, you have the choice of 2 guest lounges to relax in, use of a guest kitchenette, a licensed wine bar and a recreational room. Penghana does not operate an inhouse restaurant but can cater for groups, special events or small conferences when the whole venue is booked.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Queenstown
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  • Johannes
    Germany Germany
    Beautiful historic hotel overlooking Queenstown. Warm owners who spent considerable time welcoming us; always approachable for advice and good conversation. Yummy breakfast.
  • S
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Excellent breakfast, all homemade and local produce.
  • Michelle
    Australia Australia
    Perfect service, great hospitality, excellent service and attention to detail, every comfort provided for whilst respecting privacy.

Hosted by Stephen Berndt and Karen Nixon

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Stephen Berndt and Karen Nixon
Penghana is a Heritage listed property built in 1898. Originally owned by the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company it was home to 11 General Managers until the late 1996, when its ownership was transferred to National Trust Tasmania and the house was established as a Bed & Breakfast business. The house has a rich history and is a fine example of yesteryear grandeur including ornate fireplaces, lead light entrance, magnificent blackwood staircase, attic and spacious rooms. Current business owners have been onsite hosts since 2015. Today Penghana B&B is well known for spoiling guests and offering a memorable B&B experience with silver service.
Your hosts purchased Penghana B&B business in December 2015. Under their stewardship they have brought new life to the house updating many facilities and decor as well as adding creature comforts and many extra touches for their guests. When you stay at Penghana you will enjoy silver service, homemade fruitcake, local plunger coffee and you'll find hosts who will not just leave a key for you, but on arrival give you a true welcome, show you around the house and the facilities available during your stay.. Whether its a dinner reservation, assistance with booking a tour experience, laundry to be done, a little local knowledge on what to see/do on the next leg of your trip, you'll find the team at Penghana obliging.
Queenstown originally a copper mining town, has a significant past history. One needs to be prepared to look beyond the surface to appreciate all it has to offer. Although there are rich reserves of copper still to be mined Queenstown has established itself as a Tourism Destination with award winning tourism experiences such as the Wilderness Railway, King River Rafting, Mountain Biking and wildnerness/heritage tours from the comfort of an air conditioned 4 wheel drive to places not accessible to the general public. Queenstown is a great destination for just exploring nature or enjoying the growing arts community. Only 45 minutes away, you have Strahan and easy access to Gordon River Cruises. If you love walks, hiking, nature and amazing scenery Queenstown is a 'must do' stay for 2 nights. You can visit Zeehan, Corrina and even Cradle Mountain for a short trip from your Queenstown base. Queenstown's museum will keep you busy for several hours in some 30 rooms. Restaurant options whilst limited, are diverse.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of Penghana Bed and Breakfast
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenware
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Executive lounge access
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Fitness
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Penghana Bed and Breakfast of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

FAQs about Penghana Bed and Breakfast

  • Guests staying at Penghana Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Penghana Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Happy hour
    • Fitness

  • Room options at Penghana Bed and Breakfast include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • Penghana Bed and Breakfast is 1,500 feet from the center of Queenstown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Penghana Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Penghana Bed and Breakfast is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.