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Tasmania is one of our favorite places


Tasmania is the smallest Australian state, but has some of the best scenery, food, accommodation and nature in Australia. Whether yo like hiking remote trails, being coddled in a spa and then dining on world-class seafood washed down with prize-winning wines, or lazing at the beach, you can do it - or all - in Tasmania. While Hobart, with its history, charm and the Salamanca markets is well-known, and most people visit the convict ruins at Port Arthur, two of our favorite places are Cradle Mountain Lodge and Freycinet Bay.

About an hour south of Devonport, Cradle Mountain Lodge is high in the central mountains of Tasmania. We suggest two or three days here, to relax, get a feel for this beautiful area, and enjoy all the lodge has to offer. Typically you arrive in the late afternoon, and after dinner you may look around the hotel grounds, which is located within the Cradle Mountain Lake - St Clair National Park. You can also decide on your preferred agenda for the next couple of days, selecting from the many walks and activities available.

By spending two days exploring Cradle Mountain National Park you can enjoy the walks in cool forest, and in the open high country tundra, and to Beautiful Dove Lake and other natural places. In the evening wildlife can be seen around the lodge, including often Tasmanian Devils, Quolls, and many birds. Wallabies and Tasmanian Pademelons, a small forest wallaby, often feed on the grass. There are wine and cheese tastings in the evenings - Tasmania produced a variety of world-class cheeses, and some interesting and excellent wines. You can also enjoy a guided walk within the park - let the desk know when you would like to do this - and there are many other optional activities for you to participate in. Lastly, take advantage of the spa services, especially appreciated after a half day's walk to recover for the next activity.