Cradle Mountain Lodge
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
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.
At a Glance
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
The Alpine Spa is perfect for a relaxing massage after a day of exploration
To start planning your vacation to Cradle Mountain Lodge
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.
The lodge's 86 timber cabins all have elegant, contemporary furnishings. The Pencil Pine Cabins are within convenient reach of the main lodge while the Spa Cabins are in a peaceful, natural bush setting and have large bathrooms with spa baths and verandahs with forest views. Spa Suites feature a king size bed, deep spa bath, private veranda and extras such as a CD player and port and canapés to enjoy by the log fire each evening. The King Billy Suite is very spacious and has an outdoor hot tub .
Children are welcomed at Cradle Mountain Lodge and will love the forest setting and all the wildlife on the doorstep of their very own log cabin. Some of the Spa Cabins have an additional children's bedroom. Cots and babysitting are available on request and there is a children's menu available in the restaurant.
The Highland Restaurant serves hearty mountain breakfasts and gastronomic dinners featuring the finest Tasmanian food and wine. Lunch and dinner are also served in the Tavern, a rustic bistro with roaring log fire, pool table and darts board. The Weindorfer Lounge & Guest Lounge Bar are both good spots for a drink, a read or a board game. The Waldheim Alpine Spa will revive and rejuvenate you with a wonderful range of pampering treatments, a sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.
Cradle Mountain Lodge offers over 20 self-guided walks from 20 minutes to a full day and has wildlife presentations for guests on a complimentary basis. In addition guests can hire mountain bikes, attend wine & cheese tastings, join animal night viewings, enjoy fly fishing and kayaking in the summer and tobogganing in the winter.
Location & Directions
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
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.
When to go
Tasmania has a temperate climate with 4 distinct seasons. Warm summer days from December to February and sometimes snow in the cooler months of June to September. The best time to visit Tasmania is between October and April, when the weather is at its best. By May, nights are getting cold and days are getting shorter. Winters (June-Aug), especially in the high country, can be quite harsh- though that's the best time to curl up in front of a blazing fire.