Cradle Mountain Lodge is a unique wilderness retreat on the edge of the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park.
The awesome beauty of this region is an inspiration that will stay with you long after you leave.
Here you see the face of creation all around you in the mirror lakes and rugged mountain peaks. And you don't need to be an environmentalist to feel humble in the towering presence of a King Billy Pine - over 1,000 years old yet still a relative newcomer to these ancient forests.
This is a superb escape with breathtaking scenery, cosy cabins, magnificent meals and days filled with simple pleasures.
The Lodge itself has an ambience of warmth and security that welcomes you to every room.
Perhaps it's the glow of the open fires that keeps drawing you back or those quiet moments in the Guest's Lounge, catching up on local lore and history. Then of course there's the temptation of the Highland Restaurant and its walk-in Wine Cellar.
Or perhaps the mood calls for a less formal meal in the Tavern Bar, a great place to share your adventures with new friends.
Inside your cabin you'll immediately feel at home. The layout is generous, comfortable and more than a touch romantic.
And when the snow falls, as it can even in the summer months at Cradle, there's nothing cosier than being in your cabin. Ignore the electric heaters stoke the fire instead. After dinner in the Lodge retreat to your cabin and share a glass of red wine in front of a roaring fire.
One thing is certain, summer or winter, the beauty of Cradle Mountain is an inspiration that will stay with you long after you leave.
Cradle Mountain Lodge is set on the northern edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park in north western Tasmania. The lodge is located 81 kilometres from Devonport (1 1/4 hours drive), 142 kilometres from Launceston (2 hours drive) and 375 kilometres from Hobart (4 1/2 hours drive)
Our activities staff provide a range of guided activities on a daily basis which vary depending on weather and season. Charges apply to some activities. National park entry fees may also apply.
Over 20 different guided walking tracks around Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake, ranging from 20 minutes to 9 hours. Dove Lake canoeing (summer only) 4WD soft adventure tours Horse riding (summer only) Mountain bikes Flora & fauna slide shows 4WD motorbikes Fly fishing tuition Gold panning Native animal viewing Wine & cheese tastings Ropes course Tobogganing (winter only) Sauna and therapeutic massage available National Parks Visitor Information Centre & Ranger Station.
Recognised as one of Tasmania's premier dining experiences, featuring the very best of Tasmanian foods and wines. The Highland Restaurant is where you will enjoy the mountain buffet included in the accommodation tariff. This restaurant is also open for dinner (bookings are necessary for dinner). Special diets and picnic hamper service available by arrangement.
Tavern Bar & Bistro
A rustic tavern atmosphere with roaring log fire. Bistro style meals served for lunch and dinner.
More like a private club lounge with deep leather armchairs and a crackling fire.
Guest Lounge Bar
A private, guests retreat, ideal for pre-dinner drinks or a late night port.
Services and Facilities
Reception is open from 7.00am to 10.00pm in summer and 7.00am to 8.00pm in winter
Major credit cards accepted
EFTPOS facility available (no cash out available)
Foreign exchange and travellers cheques cashed
Daily activity program
Flora & fauna reference literature
Guest television and video (free video library at reception)
Pool table and darts
Complimentary board games
Sauna and therapeutic massage available
Baby sitting (limited) - fee applies
Children's dinner and supervised activities during Australian school holidays (subject to number of children participating)
Guest laundry and ironing rooms
Porterage (if required) charges apply
Cots available free of charge
Lodge General Store - souvenirs, snacks, clothing, film and fishing supplies. Hire of day packs, gumboots, japara raincoats, waterproof overpants, spinning and fly rods, thermos flasks, baby backpacks, toboggans
Conference Centre. Maximum capacity 90 people, theatre style
Internet access available at reception.
Cradle Mountain Lodge is the perfect environment to get together with business colleagues, away from it all. We are well equipped to manage small conferences, training sessions, think-tanks and corporate meetings.
Our activities staff can tailor an exclusive program of team building activities to your organisation' s needs.
Conference Rooms & Capacities ROOM THEATRE U-SHAPE BANQUET
Cradle Room (divisible) 90 30 70
Pencil Pine Room 40 16 N/A
A boardroom seating 10 is also available. Meeting rooms are located on the 1st floor of the Lodge.