Cradle Mountain Lodge

4038 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Travelers looking to trade the urban confines of Hobart or Launceston for a more rugged experience without sacrificing on comfort should consider a weekend away at Cradle Mountain Lodge, a wilderness resort and spa that’s tucked away in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. While the forested location on the edge of Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park and ample hiking opportunities are enough of a draw—it’s not uncommon to see rambling wombats or, occasionally, more elusive Tasmanian devils in the immediate surroundings—Cradle Mountain Lodge operates as a destination unto itself, with a glass-walled spa that looks onto verdant King Billy pines and hotel-style suites and stand-alone cottages with gas and log fireplaces and private balconies. Rough-hewn wood, leather, and stone greet you in the Highland Restaurant, which impresses with its extensive wine list and strong emphasis on locally harvested ingredients (think ratatouille ravioli and wallaby porterhouse with pumpkin cream).

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Luxury, Wilderness and Wanderlust at Cradle Mountain Lodge

Hidden high up in the Tasmanian hills sits a little piece of luxury amongst the wilderness. Behind the wombats, protected by paddymelons and peered at by possums – Cradle Mountain Lodge. Cradle Mountain has long been a destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. For nearly 200 years people have been travelling the road less travelled to experience Cradle Mountain and the surrounding St Clair National Park.

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