A unique wilderness retreat nestled high in the Tasmanian mountains, Cradle Mountain Lodge has an abundance of warm hospitality, sensational food and wine, indulgent spa treatments and breathtaking, quintessentially Tasmanian scenery.
Cradle Mountain Lodge is perfectly located for visiting the Tasmanian devil sanctuary down the road - you can't go to Tasmania without meeting one of these!
The original heart of the property was built in the early 1900s
Cabins are dotted amongst tree-lined ranges and overlook grassy folds, where wallabies and wombats graze
Enjoy any of the 20 different self-guided walking tracks around Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain Lodge is a superb wilderness escape featuring cosy cabins and the finest in food and wine. Surrounded by rugged mountain peaks, stunning lakes and ancient forests, this beautiful property is in a simply breathtaking World Heritage location in the north west interior of the island.
All of the private timber cabins at Cradle Mountain Lodge are dotted amongst the surrounding wilderness with views out over the soothing natural surroundings. Wallabies and wombats can be seen nibbling away at the buttongrass and possums look around furtively as they cross the timber boardwalks surrounding the lodge.
With roaring log fires and a cosy, friendly atmosphere, it is easy to do nothing at Cradle Mountain Lodge but relax, enjoy the scenery and life's simple pleasures. However, there are plenty of activities to enjoy from trekking to cycling and kayaking. There is a fantastic spa here to unwind at after the outdoor pursuits and at the end of the day you can relax in your lovely cabin surrounded by pine trees and local wildlife.
When to visit
Go for a King Billy Pine Suite if visiting in winter as the double sided wood fire make the cabin so cosy and warm.
Cradle Mountain Lodge is set on the northern edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in the pristine north western wilderness of Tasmania.
Day 1- Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Waldheim to Barn Bluff Hut
Explore one of Australia's World Heritage Areas whilst walking the world-famous overland track passing through the never-ending terrain of Cradle Mountain and lake St Claire National Park on this six day, five night guided walk.
Day 2- Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Barn Bluff Hut – Pine Forest Moor Hut
Today you will be walking for approximately six hours across mossy plains and alpine moors. Leaving the dramatic peak of Cradle Mountain behind you, your destination today is the stately Mt Pelion West.
Day 3 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Pine Forest Moor Hut – Pelion Hut
This morning descend to a lower altitude and venture through native myrtle-beech rainforest that thrives at the base of Mt Pelion. With the Forth River in site follow the banks of this gushing waterway leading to picturesque Lemonthyme Valley.
Day 4 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Pelion Hut to Kia Ora Hut
This morning you will ascend almost 300m to Pelion Gap a plateau stretching between Mt Pelion East and My Ossa.
Day 5 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Kia Ora Hut to Windy Ridge Hut
Today you will swap mountainous peaks for thundering waterfalls. From Kia Ora Hut it’s a gentle one hour walk through temperate forest to Du Cane, where a traditional hunters hut from the early 20th century still stands strong.
Day 6 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Windy Ridge Hut – Lake St Claire
Today’s walk is the shortest in duration but arguably the most scenic. Your destination today is Lake St Claire, a natural glacier-carved lake known as one of Australia’s deepest.