Set in the picturesque surrounds of mountainous terrains, ample greenery and reflective views of Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain shows off Mother Nature’s work in full force.
The World Heritage listed site at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable holiday stay. With sweeping views and thoughtfully decorated pine cabins, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge draws limitless inspiration from the area, encompassing every element of the natural wonder that surrounds.
If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge can accommodate for your travel needs and ensure you have a memorable and relaxing stay.
What to do in Cradle Mountain
With breathtaking views penetrating from every angle, taking advantage of Cradle Mountain’s landscape is an adventure every visitor should consider pursuing.
If you’re a natural born wanderer and want to explore at your own pace, there are multiple self-guided walking tracks that all boast scenic rainforest vistas and awe inspiring waterfalls.
For an easy and steady stroll along the banks of the Pencil Pine River, The Enchanted Stroll whirls through mossy myrtle rain forests and occasionally provides glimpses of animals in their natural habitats.
For a more advanced hike, The Waterfalls Walk that continues through to the challenging terrain of the Dove Canyon Track rewards with views of cascading waterfalls and the striking junction of the Pencil Pine River and Dove River.
Alternatively, if you’re an adventure seeker looking for an all-day affair with the great outdoors, the three hour walk to Crater Lake offers a view of a hidden glacial lake that’s hugged by 200 meter cliffs. For the same walking time with degrees of steep climbs, Marions Lookout shines bright on a clear day, displaying exceptional sights of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake.
Intimate encounters with Tasmanian devils are offered at Tasmania’s premier Devil Sanctuary, Devils@Cradle. The experience starts with an up close and personal with the local wildlife and is completed with light refreshments of lodge made canapés and beverages. At the conclusion of your time at the sanctuary, a two course dinner at either Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge’s relaxed Tavern Bar or Bistro or the cosy Highland Restaurant awaits.
To get more of a thorough background on Cradle Mountain, the Park Explorer Drive Tour covers Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain’s hidden secrets. The one and a half hour guided tour connects with the environment on a deeper level, with the tour guides pointing out the history and specifics of the land along the way. Concluding with a short walk along the ancient forests, the Park Explorer Drive Tour gets visitors amongst the fauna and flora.
For a change of pace, active tours such as the three and a half hour Dove Lake Canoe Tour or Cradle Country’s horseback riding and quad biking adventures give the option to explore the surrounds in style. The canoe tour and the half, full or multi-day horseback riding alternative also provide light refreshment as part of the package.
If you’re ready to make the most of your stay, there are numerous seasonal dependent tours that will guide you through the major attractions Cradle Mountain has to offer. In the summertime Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge guests can canoe their way across Dove Lake or learn the art of fly fishing. During winter Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge becomes a snow covered wonderland and transforms into an oasis perfect for tobogganing. Sheltered walks through the valleys and waterfall regions are also at their most stunning during rainfall periods, and during the summertime. Cradle Mountain knows how to make the most of the weather, rain, hail or shine.
Accommodation in Cradle Mountain
If you plan to take it easy for the day, there are a number of activities you can do around the lodge.
Through Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Accommodation’s reception, mountain bike hire is available, allowing for a slower paced exploration of the pristine wilderness along the tracks.
In between activities, Highland Restaurant offers one of Tasmania’s best breakfast and dinner buffets, or alternatively, the Tavern Bar and Bistro plays host to warm casual meals or light afternoon tea.
To cap off your stay, the Waldheim Alpine Spa's relaxed atmosphere offers various indulgent and therapeutic packages available – making the spa a perfect outlet for rejuvenation.
If you’re looking to unwind and breathe in the natural luxuries of Cradle Mountain’s artistic environmental interpretations, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge has the perfect vantage point.
The lodge emanates a distinctly homely feel with suites and cabins furnished in rich colour tones, finished off with an inviting log fireplace. All rooms are serviced by housekeeping daily and are equipped with necessary essentials for added convenience.
Choose Cradle Mountain
Located a short drive away from Devonport, Burnie and Launceston, the scenic roads that lead to Peppers’ Cradle Mountain Lodge cabins give you a glimpse of thriving surrounds that await you. Truly a world of its own, Cradle Mountain is unique destination that encourages you to take the road less travelled.