A wonderful wilderness lodge set in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations within the Freycinet National Park home to the breathtaking Wineglass Bay
Freycinet Lodge boasts an enviable location in between Richardson’s Beach and the attractive rocky inlet of Honeymoon Bay, so you’re perfectly situated for rugged beach breaks and coastal walks.
Inspired seasonal dishes are on the menu at The Bay Restaurant, which are always best paired with a cold glass of sparkling Tasmanian wine.
There’s a wide variety of well-appointed accommodation options at Freycinet Lodge, but one of your favourites is the Bay View Coastal Pavilion which offers spectacular views through the trees to the shoreline, and some with panoramas of Great Oyster Bay.
After a busy day of hiking, biking and boating through the Freycinet National Park, an in-room massage is a wonderful way to relax and unwind.
Crystal-clear waters, white sands and plentiful sunshine sometimes make Tasmania’s East Coast Freycinet Peninsula seem more like it’s in the tropics than at a temperate 41° South. This climate makes it perfect for producing some of Tasmania’s best wines. Freycinet National Park is the ideal spot for gentle walks, camping and kayaking and wildlife spotting.
Freycinet Lodge itself is the ideal place to stay whilst experiencing this magical place. With a spectacular waterfront location, this property is living proof that communing with nature does not have to mean roughing it. It is a place to relax and rejuvenate and experience nature’s wild harmony without sacrificing your creature comforts.
Contemporary, elegant rooms make the most of the spectacular views and are nestled in the surrounding native bushland. A haven for eco-warriors, the cabins and pavilions at the property are all connected by timber walkways and feature eco-friendly inclusions such as reverse cycle air conditioning.
When to visit
If you are feeling fit, book the Freycinet Paddle, a fantastic sea kayaking trip around Coles Bay. I saw dolphins, sea eagles and the water was so clear it felt like I was floating on glass.
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.