The Best Cradle Mountain Luxury Accommodation for a Picture-perfect Stay
Mix a little elegance with a whole lot of incandescent natural surrounds for an ideal time away at the best Cradle Mountain luxury accommodation.
If you thought going bush in the middle of Tasmania’s wilderness meant giving up all your creature comforts you’d be wildly mistaken. Whether you want to settle straight in for a slice of the good life or treat yourself after walking the Overland Track, Cradle Mountain is brimming with luxe stays to rest your head in style.
From spas, prestigious suites, tiny cabins with scenic vistas and stunning boutique stays — these are our picks for the best luxury accommodation in Cradle Mountain.
Tiny Escapes Cradle Valley
These little architecturally designed abodes dotted around the valley near Cradle Mountain are a perfect place to base yourself in the area. Tiny Escapes Cradle Valley has five tiny houses with expansive mountain views named for the trees they look onto – Waratah, Dogwood, Myrtle, Wattle and Pepperberry – and will happily house you and a loved one in complete cosiness.
There’s also a deluxe two-bedroom chalet Blackjack that is great for a small group. All off-grid without any loss of comforts, you’ll find space outdoors to enjoy a campfire under those incredible Tassie skies, and all the comforts you may need inside on days that see you tucking out of the weather.
2010 Cradle Mountain Road, Moina
At the southern end of world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where the Overland Track comes to an end, you’ll find the prestigious Pumphouse Point. With accommodation spread across three stunning buildings, one being several rooms in an historic pumphouse in the middle of the lake, connected by footbridge, and the others being rooms in the Shorehouse, or the tucked away Retreat, a private suite for two.
From any one of these well-appointed options, you can enjoy all that the surrounds has to offer, either by the rowboats or e-bikes supplied, or by foot or car, before heading back for the deluxe three course dinner and fire feasts included in your stay.
1 Lake St Clair Road, Lake St Clair
Cradle Mountain Lodge
Overlooking the King Billy pines at canopy height, floating in a warm outdoor spa, here you can immerse in the alpine wilderness like nowhere else. Cradle Mountain Lodge offers up all the benefits of a luxury spot to sojourn, while being close to all the Cradle Mountain action (and by action we mean, incredible mountains, trails and lakes to explore alongside wombats and echidnas). Their King Billy Suites have plenty of space to sprawl, with a double sided wood fire, king size bed and a private outdoor hot tub to boot.
4038 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain. Book here
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village
A little something suitable to everyone can be found in the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village – chalets for couple or families, villas for friends looking for a bushwalking base camp, or those looking for a romantic lovers getaway, all with a little local wildlife on your doorstep – sometimes quite literally! With an ideal location for getting to the mountains, the village is just a 10 minute walk to the visitor centre, where you can jump on the shuttle bus to Cradle Mountain and surrounds. After a day exploring and wildlife spotting, unwind in your chalet’s spa bath or in the popular on-site restaurant Hellyers.
3816 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain. Book here
Cradle Mountain Hotel
Another option that is nice and central, Cradle Mountain Hotel is flanked by alpine wilderness, while being nice and close to shuttles and services to get you exploring Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. The on-site Retreat Spa will have you kicking off those hiking boots for a massage, facial or some foot refloxology, before floating down the halls to the Altitude Bistro for a buffet like no other.
3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain. Book here
90 acres of dark forest, lofty views and rolling meadows overshadowed by a brooding mountainscape await at this boutique cabin, an hour outside of Cradle Mountain in the small town of Sheffield. Woven into the fabric of the wilderness, Felon's Corner walks the dangerous divide between hunting hideaway, industrial chic and unapologetic luxury — and we can't get enough!
Here, every corner has been considered and sleep-ins are mandatory. Expansive French doors seduce the tree canopy right into the living space. Swing them wide in summer and enjoy the twilight cacophony of birdsong or keep the Tasmanian winter chill at bay within the circle of firelight from the wood fire.
Exposed beams frame a lofty ceiling where, up a flight of bespoke stairs the mezzanine awaits to embrace you. Sink into leather, sip from crystal and laze in buttery-soft linen. Then there's the fully equipped kitchen for the culinarily inspired, that leads out onto the large deck and outdoor dining area.
In the light-filled master bedroom, wake with the morning light and a pour-over coffee. End the evening ensconced in the outdoor deck bath and watch the forest come darkly alive under a night sky swimming with stars.
61 Hampson Lane, Sheffield