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 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 state, providing ample habitat for Tasmanian devils, wombats, and cute marsupials…

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

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 Space

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.

Good to Know

  • Cabins, Suites, and Family Rooms are available
  • Bicycle rental and tour desk
  • Air con and heating
  • On-site restaurant, bistro, bar and lounge
  • Some rooms have a turn-down service with Tasmanian whiskey
  • Book Freycinet Lodge at Booking.com

2. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – Cradle Mountain

Best for: 4-Star 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 enjoy a massage 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. 

Good to Know at this Tasmania Luxury Lodge

  • Chalets and Suites for up to 3 guests. Recommended: the Spa Suite
  • 2 hours from Launceston Airport
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Highland Restaurant and Tavern Bar & Bistro on site
  • Tour desk
  • Free WIFI and parking
  • Book Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge at Booking.com

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. 

Good to Know

  • Choose from Studios, Cabin, and Cottages for up to 4 guests
  • Lodge Bar on site 
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • 3min drive from Derwent Bridge
  • Lake tours available
  • Book Lake St Clair Lodge at Booking.com

4. Pedder Wilderness Lodge – Strathgordon

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

Another ideally located lakeside option, is this one in the wild southwestern 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. This lake is used as housing for hydro-employees of the 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 the bar. Or have fun with a game of table tennis or billiards.

The 36 rooms are ideal for big groups but also feature a range of options to suit the budget-conscious traveller.   

Good to Know

  • Suites and Villas for up to 4 guests
  • Heater in each room
  • Shared lounge area
  • Great fishing spot
  • Within Southwest National Park

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5. Thousand Lakes Lodge – Lake Augusta

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

Before Thousand Lakes Lodge was upgraded with comfy king-size beds and roaring fireplaces, the lodge was used as an Antarctic training facility!

Today you can enjoy the unique beauty of the scraggy landscapes by hiking, biking, or fishing. Then you can retreat indoors for a warming Tasmanian whiskey by the fireplace.

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Luxury in the Wilderness: Don’t let the remote location fool you. The lodge offers premium accommodation with comfortable rooms, a cosy lounge, and delicious meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Tranquility for Two: With only nine rooms, the lodge offers an intimate and peaceful atmosphere. It’s ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a chance to reconnect with each other amidst the beauty of nature.

Guest Review

Very unique experience, lots of history, very interesting landscape and good value for money. Being able to see the wildlife- kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, and Kwolls in their natural environment.

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Tasmania’s Wilderness and Eco Lodges

Don’t let its size fool you. Tasmania packs a serious punch when it comes to dramatic scenery. This island paradise boasts a dazzling array of landscapes – from rugged coastlines and towering mountains to pristine rainforests and serene lakes. It’s a haven for unique flora and fauna, with unique animals like the Eastern Quoll and Red-Bellied Pademelon calling this island home.

But the best part? You don’t have to trek too far into the wilderness to experience this natural wonder. Tasmania Luxury Lodges offer the perfect escape, combining breathtaking locations with luxurious comfort. So ditch the long drives and crowded campsites and find your own slice of wilderness paradise, all conveniently located near major airports.

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