As close as you can get to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the lodge is a cosy mountain home in Tasmania with rustic timber cabins and every luxury you could want. Curl up next to open fires in the oversized comfy chairs and take in the fantastic scenery or simply chill out with friends and a board game. Ride on horseback, take a mountain bike for a spin, or learn how to fly-fish, and after a good work out in the mountains, What better to soothe your tired muscles than a therapeutic massage at the Waldheim Alpine Spa? Bliss.
Cradle Mountain Lodge is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, while only being a couple of hours away from Launceston and Devonport in inland Tasmania. The hotel is surrounded by mountains, lakes and 1,500 year old trees: a true wilderness experience. There are 20 different walking trails with paths suitable for anyone, whether you’re looking for a quiet evening stroll, or a more intrepid adventure, so that you can explore Tasmania’s best kept secret. Living this close to the park’s vegetation, don’t be surprised to see some unusual visitors on your deck – perhaps the odd wombat or wallaby to make things a little more interesting.
We know you expect nothing but the best, so we’re sure you’re going to love the King Billy Suites. You can cosy up to the fire in your living room or bedroom, unwind in your amazing oversized bathroom (with a spa bath no less) or sit back admiring the green mountainside, but of course you’ll do it from your deck-top private hot tub. Naturally.
Why we like it
With the breathtaking scenery and fantastic rooms, we can’t think of much that you’ll be missing, but how about a few little extras? Perhaps a fire-side glass of port, or delicious little surprises every evening, such as gourmet canapés, or cheese and fruit platters. You certainly won’t go hungry.