1422 Cradle Mountain Road, Moina
Cradle Chalet Luxury Boutique Lodge is set on 18 acres of private wilderness near Moina in northwest Tasmania and is the ideal getaway or romantic retreat for anyone visiting the nearby Cradle Mountain National Park or any of the other local attractions.
Cradle Chalet features 4.5-star accommodation and dining on the edge of Tasmania’s tranquil Cradle Mountain wilderness.
Cradle Chalet combines the natural beauty of the area with the intimacy, privacy, and personal touch of a boutique luxury lodge.
Cradle Chalet consists of the actual Lodge – with its lounge, dining room, and bar – and the separate accommodation chalets and suites which are located away from the Lodge in secluded forest settings.
The actual Lodge is a beautiful wooden building with an unsurpassed atmosphere created by its picture post-card exterior, fire-warmed interior, the licensed bar, and the rich fragrance of freshly cooked food from the restaurant.
Cradle Chalet Restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu of both traditional comfort foods and more contemporary dishes featuring fresh, local produce. Open to guests and visitors the restaurant is the perfect place to unwind on the sunny balcony in summer or beside the roaring fire in winter.
Cradle Chalet is a little different from many of the accommodation options in the Cradle Mountain region has developed a reputation as a unique, privately owned and operated, boutique, wilderness lodge focused on catering to smaller numbers of guests with more personal service.
Cradle Chalet’s luxury forest chalets and suites have been purpose-built to create a unique wilderness retreat/mountain getaway for couples, singles, and other adult groups wanting to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay.
Note: Cradle Chalet does not accommodate children.
Both chalets and suites are beautifully appointed, with an enormous amount of thought put into the rooms. In terms of comfort and guest privacy, Cradle Chalet is a romantic getaway in every sense.
The four chalets (two with double spa) and four deluxe suites are all open-plan with antique style queen beds, lounge area (sofa bed, TV/stereo/home entertainment), and individual private verandahs.
This level of comfort and appointment has earned all of the chalets and suites their rating as 4.5-star luxury accommodation.
DELUXE SPA CHALETS
The Deluxe Spa Chalets were designed to both relax and pamper guests with the highest level of luxury. The double-size spa baths massage and soothe the whole body – the ultimate experience after a long day walk.
The private bathrooms are fully tiled, with a separate corner shower – and antique-style queen size beds also add to the romantic atmosphere.
These secluded wilderness chalets are elevated with a viewing veranda on all four sides looking out over Cradle Chalet’s forested grounds.
As a gift to someone you love the Deluxe Spa Chalets are the ultimate choice for honeymooners, romantic weekends, or for that special occasion together.
The Deluxe Chalets share all of the features of the Deluxe Spa Chalets (see above) – excluding the spa baths.
The Deluxe Chalets have a personal hip bath designed for one person, a fully tiled bathroom with a separate corner shower, and antique-style queen-size beds.
The Deluxe Chalets are also elevated on forest poles with a viewing verandah on all four sides.
The Deluxe Suites retain the luxuries of the Chalets without the spa bath or bath. They do feature a fully tiled ensuite bathroom with a shower.
The Deluxe Suites feature forest views from large private viewing verandahs.
Whichever option you choose, Cradle Chalet provides the perfect retreat for a relaxed and private stay in a unique wilderness setting.
Surrounded by the best of Tasmania’s world-famous natural beauty, and only a short trip from the stunning Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, Cradle Chalet is the ideal base from which to explore the unique local wilderness walks or discover the other varied attractions of the region – from wineries, cheese and chocolates to caves, antiques, and Tasmania.
The main attraction in the northwest is the spectacular Cradle Mountain but Cradle Chalet is also centrally located just a short drive from a host of other regional attractions ranging from stunning alpine wilderness to salmon, wine, cheese, and chocolates!
The Mole Creek Caves are located in the Mole Creek Karst National Park, one of the first karst national parks in Australia, located beneath the spectacular Great Western Tiers. The area is surrounded by beautiful rich green farmland and much of the water flowing off the Tiers disappears into a network of underground streams which have created over thousands of years many caves with superb calcite formations.
The most popular are King Solomon’s and Marakoopa Caves which are open to the public for guided tours through Tasmania’s National Parks and Wildlife Service. This extensive limestone cave system is well worth a visit with the caves featuring underground streams, glowworms, rim pools, reflections, and stunning stone formations.
Highland Trails capture the spirit of the spectacular Tasmanian High Country with horse riding through areas where there are bush tracks, quiet roads, horse trails, and uncharted bush.
The rides take in the area bounded by the triple peaks of Mt. Roland, Mt. Van Dyke, and Mt. Claude, the Forth River, and Lake Barrington where riders can enjoy the clean mountain air, unique Tasmanian forests, splendid views, and magnificent scenery. The horses are well cared for and can be matched to the rider’s style and ability.
Cradle Chalet is located 625m above sea level and is surrounded by lakes, many have hydro dams used to provide electricity. The hydro system is quite unique there are seven hydro dams in our region, starting at an elevation of 1100m at Lake Mackenzie and Lake Rowallan on the central plateau as they progress toward the sea, along with Lake Barrington. Lake Gairdner is our closest lake and is tunneled through the mountain to Lake Cethana.
Tasmania is essentially a mountainous island with almost half of the State more than 600 metres above sea level. Four of Tasmania’s highest mountains are located in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the highest in the State being Mt Ossa at 1614m, followed by Mt Pelion West at 1560m, then Barn Bluff at 1559m and Cradle Mountain at 1545m.
There are 155 mountains in Tasmania which exceed 1100 meters in height and Mount Wellington overlooking Hobart only ranks as number 76th highest.
The Overland Track is Tasmania’s most famous walking experience and it is widely regarded as one of the world’s great wilderness walks. It stretches some 80 kilometres over Tasmania’s highland country through the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, beginning at Cradle Mountain. The track passes through a variety of ecosystems ranging from rainforest to button grass plains. This spectacular country contains rugged mountains, deep forested valleys, and alpine moorlands.
There are a large number of waterfalls and crystal clear streams and dark forests of beech trees festooned with mosses, fungi, and lichens. The Fagus (Tasmania’s only native deciduous tree) turns to gold and chestnut brown in late autumn before it loses its leaves for the onset of the long winter months.
Trowunna Wildlife Park is located in Mole Creek and the park offers the experience of interacting with the many animals and birds there. Visitors can witness e a Tasmanian Devil being hand-fed, hold a baby wombat and see a variety of other animals such as Kangaroos, Waterfowl, Echidnas, Eagles, Koalas, Quolls. There is also a Nocturnal House.
Wilmot Hills Vineyard
The vineyard is nestled in the North West of Tasmania just west of Lake Barrington 300 metres above sea level with spectacular views looking over Lake Barrington toward Mt Roland.
Barringwood Park Vineyard
Barringwood Park Vineyard is another beautiful vineyard in the region just a short 15-minute drive south of Devonport, located on the main tourist route (B14) to Sheffield and Cradle Mountain. This vineyard is nestled on sunny north-facing slopes overlooking the picturesque Don valley, with the Bass Strait in the distance.