Cradle Mountain Highlanders offers secluded wilderness cabin accommodation on the edge of Cradle Mountain National Park. There are sixteen self-contained wilderness cabins nestled in temperate rainforest on this 10 acre property which enjoys a stunning view of Cradle Mountain. Cradle Mountain Highlanders is two minutes drive from the entrance to Cradle Mountain National Park and 200 metres from the Cradle Information Centre and Shuttle Bus Terminal.
Natural timber glows and gleams inside the well-appointed wilderness cabins of Cradle Mountain Highlanders. All wilderness cabins have fully equipped kitchens, private decks or verandahs, television, clock radio, electric blankets, hair dryers and pure Tasmanian mountain water on tap. Eight of the wilderness cabins have romantic log fires and two have spa baths. Portable barbeques can be set up on your deck or verandah and there is a guest laundry. Continental breakfast baskets are available and there are restaurants within two kilometres of Cradle Mountain Highlanders.
With wildlife at your doorstep, spectacular alpine scenery all around and a rustic mountain cabin to call home, you will really feel at one with nature when you make Cradle Mountain Highlanders your base for exploring the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.
Quickest routes to Cradle Mountain :
Devonport via Sheffield 1.25 hours
Burnie via B18& 132 highways 1.5 hours
Launceston via A1 highway & Sheffield 2 hours
Launceston via A1 highway & Mole Creek 2.5 hours
Hobart via Launceston & Sheffield 4.5 hours
Hobart via Queenstown 6 hours
The above routes are mainly on arterial highways. If you have the time, Tasmania has lots of interesting little towns which have now been by-passed by these highways.
The entrance to Cradle Mountain Highlanders is 1.5 km before the entrance to Cradle Mountain National Park on the 132 highway. The cottages cannot be seen from the roadside; only a hand carved sign saying 'HIGHLANDERS' is situated on the right hand side of the road just past Cradle Information Centre (Shuttle bus terminus) and cafe bistro which is on your left. Drive up the laneway and you will find reception.
Check-in is between 2.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. If you plan on arriving outside these times, please give us a call and let us know. Check-out is 10.00 am.
Our water supply comes from an underground aquifer and the drinking quality is excellent.
There are restaurants in the area: Cradle Mountain Hotel has an a la carte restaurant and Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge has a Tavern Bar/Bistro and an a la carte restaurant. The Wilderness Village hosts Hellyers Restaurant. The restaurants are just a few minutes drive from Highlanders. There is also a cafe at the Information Centre 200 metres from our driveway.
The Hotel also has a wilderness photography gallery which is worth a look.
Whilst we do not have a restaurant, we have a good selection of wine and beer at reasonable prices available from reception.
Shopping is very limited in this area. Unless you are planning to dine out at the Lodge or Hotel we recommend you stock up on fresh food before you arrive. Sheffield and Rosebery are the last shopping towns; Sheffield if coming from Launceston,Devonport or Hobart, and Roseberry if coming from Strahan or Queenstown.
The Cradle Mountain area's weather is known for its unpredictability. Even in summer it is a good idea to bring clothes that you can layer, a spare pair of walking shoes, a warm jumper and something wind and rainproof.
- -Tour desk
- -Non-smoking property
- -DVD library
- -WiFi (surcharge)
- -Spa bath / Jacuzzi
- -BBQ facilities
- -Family friendly
- -Guest laundry
- -Onsite parking (free)
- -Onsite parking (surcharge)
- -Accessible facilities