IXL Courtyard, Unit 5/19A Hunter St, Hobart

No bookings required, just turn up!

Architects: Unknown (1920s), Studio Ilk (2022)

Lavada is a boutique spa that’s quietly tucked away in a courtyard on Hobart’s waterfront. Designed by Studio Ilk to create a sanctuary and retreat in the heart of the city, the spa is housed in a heritage-listed building and has been transformed into one of Hobart’s leading boutique wellness destinations.

Studio Ilk collaborated with local makers, including furniture designer Laura McCusker and ceramicist Ian Clare, to create a warm and luxurious oasis using a range of natural materials. Tasmanian Oak was selected as the feature timber, adding to the spa’s high-end and luxury aesthetic.

Open: Sunday 12 November 2023, 10 am – 1 pm



Building Types


Retail and Offices

Architectural Periods

Contemporary (2001-current)

Interwar (1919-1940)


Architectural Design

New to Program


Wheelchair Friendly

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