Tasmania Luxury Lodges – Wilderness Escapes

Tasmania is a nature lover’s dream. A stay at one of these Tasmania Luxury Lodges is one the best ways to get up close and personal with its magnificent mountains, age-old rainforests, shimmering lakes and breathtaking beaches. Home to one of the largest conservation sites in Australia, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers almost 25% of the whole state, providing ample habitat for Tasmanian devils, wombats and cute marsupials galore. 

Tasmania is proud of its unspoiled landscapes, and provides a bunch of environmentally friendly Tasmania Eco Lodges too. We’ve sussed out some of the best options for you in the list below!…

Location: Freycinet | Tasmania | Australia
Type of Accommodation: Eco-friendly and Organic | Country and Bush

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1. Freycinet Lodge – Coles Bay

Best for: 4 Star Award-Winning Eco Lodge, Beach Walks, Restaurant and Bar

Freycinet National Park is one of the most photographed destinations in Tasmania, and for good reason. This Tasmania Luxury Lodge sits right on the waterfront of Great Oyster Bay, at the foot of the picturesque granite mountain range known as the Hazards. World-famous Wineglass Bay is only a 5-minute drive away.

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The cabins, pavilions and rooms here are sensitively nestled into the surrounding native bushland, giving you a real taste of nature without sacrificing luxurious comforts. Architecturally designed curved pavilions have an outdoor bath perched on your private balcony, so you can soak in the view while soaking in the tub.

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2. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – Cradle Mountain

Best for: Luxury Lodge, Restaurants, Walking Tours, Alpine Spa, Sauna

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is another one of Tasmania’s amazing World Heritage listed sites, and this Tasmania Luxury Lodge is sitting right on the rim of it. Lonely Planet has named it one of the Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places to Stay, due to its world-class facilities and stunning location overlooking ancient hinterland.

The alpine retreat has its own blissful day spa where you can steam, soak and be massaged with views of Pencil Pine River through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Rooms have a cosy fireplace for chilly evenings, and are close to more than 20 walking trails stemming from the lodge. Say ‘hi’ to adorable wildlife while out on a walk – they regularly make an appearance on the trails. 

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3. Lake St Clair Lodge – Derwent Bridge

Best for: Alpine Lodge, Wallabies, Lake, Organic Cafe, Breakfast Included

One of only two resorts in the world built entirely inside a World Heritage listed area, this Tasmania Eco Lodge prides itself on its state of the art, environmentally friendly ways. Sitting right on the edge of glorious Lake St Clair, you can stay in cabins, cottages or studios overlooking Cynthia Bay – known as ’Leeawuleena’ (sleeping water) to Aboriginal inhabitants for its still, tranquil surroundings.

Despite its isolated vibe, creature comforts such as a TV, ensuite and tub chairs are in every room, and some also come with a spa bath and fireplace to keep you snug. Sit and listen to the quiet of nature on your private balcony, or enjoy a nearby walk with the pademelons from just outside your door. 

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4. Pedder Wilderness Lodge – Strathgordon

Best for: Affordable Hotel, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Tennis Court, Lake, Hiking

Another ideally located lakeside option, this one is in the wild south western end of the state. A two-and-a-half-hour drive from Hobart Airport will find you at this Tasmania Eco Lodge on the edge of Lake Pedder, which used to be housing for hydro employees of Gordon Power Station.

This is an excellent springboard for hiking or visiting nearby Gordon Dam, you can relax after a big day in the indoor heated pool, on-site restaurant and bar or with a game of table tennis or billiards. The 36 rooms are ideal to accommodate big groups, and feature a range of options to suit the budget conscious traveller.   

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5. Thousand Lakes Lodge – Lake Augusta

Best for: 4 Star Boutique Lodge, Electric Bikes, Fishing, Hiking, Craft Beer, Dining

For our last lakeside option, we have this uniquely remote Tasmania Luxury Lodge in the heart of the Western Lakes district of the Central Plateau. For being only 90 minutes from Launceston, this off-grid eco-lodge sure gives you the real, rugged experience of wild alpine Tasmania.

The dramatic area can be so harsh that the lodge used to be used as an Antarctic training facility, before it was upgraded with comfy king beds and roaring fireplaces. Enjoy the unique beauty of the scraggy landscapes by hiking, biking or fishing, then retreat indoors when the wind is up to enjoy a warming Tasmanian whiskey by the fire.

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The Upshot:

This relatively small state sure crams in a whole lot of dramatic scenery. The dazzling array of unique landscapes and ecosystems in Tasmania are home to many plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth, such as the Eastern Quoll and Red-Bellied Pademelon. Luckily you don’t have to travel too far from the major airport hubs to get to one of these Tasmania Luxury Lodges, and find that unique wilderness escape you’re looking for! 

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