Discover Tasmania, an Often Overlooked Australian Paradise
Discover a unique wilderness bursting with adventure and exuding exclusivity with a luxury Australian holiday at Cradle Mountain Lodge. Situated at the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, guests can enjoy breathtaking views and exciting adventures. Experience sensational local food and wine, indulgent spa treatments and beautiful accommodation all in the heart of magnificent wilderness.
Accommodation at Cradle Mountain Lodge is made up of contemporary timber cabins styled with hand-made Tasmanian furnishings. For the ultimate in luxury wilderness accommodation, stay in one of the King Billy Suites. The contemporary and spacious suites consist of a separate living and sleeping area and include a double-sided wood fire, a king-sized bed and elegant bathroom with spa. After an exhilarating day exploring, guests can relax in their private outdoor hot tub before enjoying a fireside port and freshly made canap?ï¿½s.
The invigorating mountain escape boasts a range of exciting activities included fly fishing, mountain biking, tobogganing and canoeing. A highlight for many guests is exploring the stunning World Heritage listed environment at Cradle Mountain. The best way to explore this protected landscape is by a scenic walk. Activities staff at Cradle Mountain Lodge have helpfully labelled each route based on their difficulty so you can easily distinguish between a leisurely afternoon stroll and a serious hike. Either way you are sure to be inspired by the breathtaking scenery. Take the waterfalls walk and discover the cascading waterfalls and tranquil rivers that wind through this spectacular landscape. Follow the Dove Canyon Track to the Pencil Pine falls, and arrive at a popular swimming spot which promises an exhilarating swim. From the Pencil Pine falls, continue downstream to the beautiful Knyvet Falls. This walk has been labelled ‘easy’ which makes it perfect for a blissful afternoon walk. You can take a picnic hamper supplied by the lodge and enjoy scrumptious snacks as you sit by the waterfalls.
Guided tours are also available, where an experienced guide will inform you of the history of the area and the fascinating wildlife that inhabits it. The guided walks are longer and take you to the heart of this spectacular protected area. Take the Dove Lake circuit walk and explore the temperate rainforests and sub alpine plant communities surrounding Cradle Mountain. Your guide will point out unusual plant species and explain the action of past glaciers on the landscape.
Return from an exhilarating day exploring and dine at the exceptional Highland Restaurant. Recognised as one of Tasmania’s premier dining experiences, the restaurant serves freshly prepared Tasmania food and quality wine. Enjoy authentic cuisine in a beautiful setting and reminisce about the day’s adventure. For that added Australian luxury, experiment with a unique treatment at the Waldheim Alpine Spa. Choose from an extensive menu of signature treatments, many of which use Tasmanian Alpine ingredients. The spa is also home to ‘The Sanctuary’ where guests can make use of a steam room, sauna, large hot-tub and cool plunge pool. Waldheim Alpine Spa is dedicated to ensuring your relaxing and enhancing you luxury Australian experience.