Top 9 Best Cradle Mountain Accommodation Tasmania🏨⛰️

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Cradle Mountain and the Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain and the Dove Lake

Heading to Cradle Mountain? Lucky you! It’s a beautiful part of the world. The next step after deciding to go is to find the best Cradle Mountain accommodation. And that’s what we will help you with here!

Visiting Cradle Mountain is a truly unique experience. From the stunning views of snow-capped mountains to the peaceful and serene atmosphere, it’s easy to see why this area is so popular amongst visitors. Plus, there’s plenty to do in the area too! From taking a guided tour to bushwalking through ancient rainforest, you can discover an abundance of breathtaking views and hidden gems.

Cradle Mountain is also home to a range of wildlife, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. It’s the perfect place to observe indigenous birds and animals in their natural habitat – a sight that you won’t forget in a hurry. Whether it’s spotting wombats on your walk or admiring the Tasmanian thornbill from afar, there’s something for everyone here at Cradle Mountain.

Best Hotel in Cradle Mountain

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In this article, I’ll help you find the Cradle Mountain best accommodation no matter what your budget or what exactly you are looking for.

So whether you are looking for Cradle Mountain accommodation luxury options, Cradle Mountain cheap accommodation or want Cradle Mountain national park accommodation, we have you covered with the best Cradle Mountain holiday accommodation.

Here is our list of the best Cradle Mountain accommodation!

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Top 3 Hotels: Best Cradle Mountain Accommodation Tasmania

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#1 TOP PICK

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village

✔️ Range of self contained accommodation

✔️ Handy location and on-site dining

#2 PICK

Cradle Mountain Hotel

✔️ Great rooms

✔️ Handy location with on-site dining

#3 PICK

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

✔️ Some of the most luxurious rooms options

✔️ Handy location with multiple on-site dining options and a fabulous day spa

Comparison Of The Best Cradle Mountain Tasmania Accommodation

NamesStarsPriceLocationBest ForBook
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village★★★★☆$$$Close to Cradle Mountain National ParkSpacious and beautiful self contained chalets with on-site diningClick
Cradle Mountain Hotel★★★★$$Close to Cradle Mountain National ParkLuxurious hotel style option with on-site dining and spa roomsClick
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge★★★★$$$Close to Cradle Mountain National ParkLuxurious hotel option with some amazing rooms, fabulous day spa and multiple on-site dining optionsClick
Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages★★★☆$$Close to Cradle Mountain National ParkHighly regarded self contained accommodation in a convenient positionClick
Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain★★★☆$Close to Cradle Mountain National ParkLowest priced option near the park, self contained cabins, camping, dorm bedsClick
Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat★★★★$$$MoinaGreat room options in a secluded location with on-site diningClick
Cradle Forest Inn★★★☆$$MoinaLowest priced option nearbyClick
Tiny Escapes Cradle Valley★★★$$$MoinaAmazing tiny homes surrounded by wildernessClick
Cradle Mountain Waldheim Cabins★★★★☆$Cradle Mountain National ParkBasic accommodation located inside the National ParkClick

Here’s a quick overview if you are looking for a specific type of accommodation…

❤️BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR…
⭐Best Luxury AccommodationPeppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
🏨Best Midrange AccommodationCradle Mountain Hotel
🚪Best Budget AccommodationDiscovery Parks Cradle Mountain
👪Best Accommodation For FamiliesCradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages

Top 9 Best Accommodation In Tasmania Cradle Mountain

It’s worth remembering when picking your best Cradle Mountain hotel accommodation that this is a remote area. This means that there isn’t a huge amount of dining options, so you are best either staying somewhere with on-site dining or booking a self contained accommodation option. Having both is ideal.

Because of this, there is a lack of TV reception and good wifi as well.

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village Review

Nestled in the heart of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village accommodation is only a stone’s throw from the renowned Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The hotel’s location is perfect for exploring the World Heritage Area’s stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. This is one of the closest options to the park visitor centre.

The accommodation at the Wilderness Village caters to a variety of needs. Individual cottages, both one and two-bedroom, are ideal for couples or small families. Larger groups or families can opt for the spacious chalets, offering two bedrooms and a comfortable living area. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and private balconies, ensuring a comfortable stay amidst the wilderness. This makes it a top accommodation in Cradle Mountain Tasmania option for families.

On-site is the Hellyers Restaurant serving local dishes with local ingredients for dinner and offering a great dining experience. There’s also a lounge open all day. You can also self cater in your chalet.

There is plenty of parking, and there is wifi in the lounge, restaurant and reception area. You can arrange a massage in your room.

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village provides a harmonious blend of comfort and adventure, making it an ideal choice for your Tasmanian getaway. At 4.5 stars, it’s the closest option for Cradle Mountain 5 star accommodation. It’s our top choice of luxury Cradle Mountain accommodation.

Pros and Cons

  • Self contained, beautiful accommodation
  • 2 bedroom options great for families
  • Great location
  • There’s often a 2 night minimum stay
  • No wifi available in chalets
  • It’s a more expensive option

Cradle Mountain Hotel Review

The Cradle Mountain Hotel is a great location for Tasmania Cradle Mountain accommodation. Located on the edge of the national park, it’s close to everything at this park.

The hotel offers a range of different room types for guests to choose from, including deluxe spa rooms with two double beds that can work for families and split level king rooms with a separate living area. All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities as well as a TV, heating and refrigerator. There is also free WiFi available throughout the hotel.

You’ll also find plenty of facilities at this Cradle Mountain spa accommodation, including a restaurant with a buffet-style menu focusing on local ingredients and a fully licensed bar which also serves snacks. They offer room service and can make you a packed lunch for exploring the national park.

You’ll also find a guest laundry and parking as well as a day spa with massages and other treatments. The friendly staff are always ready to help out with any queries you may have during your stay.

If you’re looking for comfortable accommodation at Cradle Mountain Tasmania then Cradle Mountain Hotel is a top choice.

Pros and Cons

  • Located close to the entrance of Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Comfortable rooms with bush views
  • Lunch packs are handy
  • Dinner is buffet style and not suitable for young children
  • Expensive

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Review

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is in the best location yet, just a short walk from the Cradle Mountain Interpretation Centre. You can’t stay closer to everything without staying in the park itself. There are trails nearby as well as the shuttle bus to Dove Lake.

Make sure you keep your eyes open as you walk around this Cradle Mountain luxury accommodation for local wildlife such as wombats and wallabies.

There’s an amazing array of accommodation options here with Cradle Mountain cabin accommodation and suites. Some have spas or fireplaces and are made for romance. For the ultimate luxury accommodation Cradle Mountain experience, book a King Billy Suite. Not only will you get a separate living area and big bathroom with a spa, you’ll also have a fantastic deck with an outdoor hot tub overlooking the wilderness. If you have the budget, no other Cradle Mountain resort accommodation comes close to this.

There are chalets that sleep up to three people, but larger families will need multiple rooms to stay here. Each room is tastefully decorated with a rustic charm. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, coffee-making facilities, and a minibar.

Dining at the lodge is a treat with two options available. The Highland Restaurant offers fine Tasmanian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. It’s open for breakfast and dinner. The Tavern Bar & Bistro provides a more casual dining experience and is open from lunch to dinner. There are also additional lounges where you can have a drink and relax after your hike.

The on-site Waldheim Alpine Spa is well known for its great services and amazing views. They also have a large hot tub perched over the wilderness which you can book for private use.

The facilities at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge are designed to enhance your experience. There is wifi available in the lobby, a television in the Tavern (not in rooms), complimentary board games, a guest laundry, pool table and an activity program. Babysitting is available at an extra charge.

The Cradle Mountain accommodation Peppers offers is a top choice. It’s been listed in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places To Stay and, if you stay in a King Billy Suite and walk out to your hot tub, you’ll know why. Otherwise, it can feel overpriced, but is still a top option.

Pros and Cons

  • Fantastic location
  • Nothing beats the hot tub in the King Billy Suite
  • Fabulous day spa
  • Expensive
  • Some rooms need renovating
  • No wifi in rooms

Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages Review

Nestled amidst the grandeur of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness, Cradle Mountain Highlanders accommodation offers you an intimate, tranquil retreat. Super close to the visitors centre at Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, it’s a perfect base for exploring the area’s natural wonders.

The accommodation comprises of self-contained cabins, each unique and charmingly rustic. This may be the best Cradle Mountain family accommodation with spacious two-bedroom cottages available for up to six people. There are also one bedroom options with only 16 cabins in total.

All cottages are equipped with modern amenities such as a fully-fitted kitchen, a wood fire, and heating in the bathrooms, ensuring your comfort amidst the wilderness. They were hand-built from Tasmanian timber and some offer spa baths.

As for dining, the Highlanders Cottages encourages a self-catering approach. There is no restaurant on-site, but each cottage’s kitchen is well-equipped for you to whip up your meals. Local dining options are available within a short drive at the above accommodation options. This hotel best suits people who intend to self cater. You should bring your supplies with you.

There is plenty of car parking, a communal barbecue area and a guest laundry. There is free wifi, but they limit how much you can download, and it may not be available in your room.

Pros and Cons

  • Best Cradle Mountain accommodation reviews of any option available
  • Comfortable Cradle Mountain self contained accommodation
  • Great for families
  • No on-site dining
  • Limited wifi

Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain Review

Nestled within the stunning wilderness, Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain accommodation is another option close to the entrance to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It’s the top choice if you are looking for Cradle Mountain budget accommodation or Cradle Mountain camping accommodation.

Accommodation at Discovery Parks is varied and versatile. For family travellers, the Superior Cabin is an excellent choice for up to six people. It’s equipped with a full kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious living area.

For a more intimate experience, the Standard Cabin provides a cosy environment with similar amenities. Each of the Cradle Mountain accommodation cabins is a sanctuary of comfort, with heating, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom.

If you want Cradle Mountain backpacker accommodation, this is the place to stay. There are dorm beds available with shared amenities. This is also perfect if you are looking for cheap accommodation in Cradle Mountain. It’s also the only Cradle Mountain caravan park accommodation.

While the park does not house a restaurant, it does offer a well-stocked shop with the essentials for self-catering. The communal kitchen and BBQ facilities are perfect for a family BBQ, allowing you to enjoy a meal amidst the serene beauty of the park. We have enjoyed staying here with our kids and enjoying the park.

Beyond dining, the park has a laundry room.

Pros and Cons

  • Good location
  • Lowest priced option near the National Park.
  • Solid self-contained option good for families
  • Camping and dorm options
  • No wifi
  • Lack of facilities

Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat Review

Nestled amidst the wilderness of the Cradle Valley, Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat offers a fantastic escape. It’s located in Moina about 40 minutes drive from Cradle Mountain National Park. Additionally, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, a whimsical tourist attraction (read about it here), is also within a comfortable driving distance.

While you are not right at the national park, there are also plenty of trails to explore here with 30 minute to 2 hour hikes right from the hotel.

The retreat boasts a variety of room types, catering to different needs. For couples, the Wilderness Cabins high in the trees are perfect for a romantic getaway. If you are looking for family accommodation Cradle Mountain, the spacious two-bedroom Family Cabins are a winner. All rooms come equipped with essential amenities, including a cosy fireplace, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private veranda to soak in the breathtaking views. Bigger rooms also have kitchenettes.

Dining at Lemonthyme is a delight. Their on-site Whispering Woods restaurant serves a delectable variety of dishes, crafted from locally sourced ingredients. The rustic ambience paired with the panoramic views of the wilderness enhances the dining experience. However, it is on the pricey side with a lack of options nearby. Dinner is also served early so make sure you don’t miss it.

There is also a Lounge Bar on-site.

In the evening, there is animal feeding which is a great chance to see some native animals up close. There is a “TV Theatrette” available for private use where you can watch TV or DVDs. Mountain bikes are also available for hire.

Pros and Cons

  • Some great room options
  • Secluded location
  • Trails in the vicinity of the hotel
  • Lack of eating options nearby and dinner is served early
  • 40 minutes drive from Cradle Mountain National Park
  • The wifi is not good

Cradle Forest Inn Review

About 25 minutes drive from Cradle Mountain National Park, Cradle Forest Inn offers a convenient location if you want to be near the national park as well as other attractions like Tasmazia. Unfortunately, there is a lack of dining options nearby.

The accommodation options at Cradle Forest Inn vary between suites and chalets. All are open plan with an antique queen sized bed, lounge area, additional sofa bed and a TV. They also have kitchenettes with tea and coffee making facilities, microwaves and toasters. The chalets offer a spa or hip bath.

It’s a shame there isn’t a full kitchen available in the rooms as there is no on-site dining. There was a bistro here, but it is closed now.

Pros and Cons

  • Budget option
  • Convenient location if you don’t need to be right by the National Park
  • Can hear people in other cabins
  • On the basic side
  • Lack of dining options nearby
  • Lack of facilities
  • No wifi

Tiny Escapes Cradle Valley Review

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a gorgeous tiny home, here’s your chance! Nestled in the heart of Cradle Valley near Moina, Tiny Escapes is about 20 minutes drive from the National Park, but you’ll feel like you’re in your own little world.

The accommodation at Tiny Escapes is a variety of tiny homes surrounded by the wilderness with privacy and the feeling of seclusion being paramount. The homes themselves are just gorgeous and made to clever designs. There is also a bigger two bedroom chalet perfect for families.

The tiny homes offer kitchenettes, living areas and more. While called a kitchenette, they are equipped with most things you’ll need to be able to self cater. The only downside is that many of the beds are loft beds, so you’ll want to be able bodied and may not be able to sit up in your bed without hitting the roof.

There is no on-site dining so you are best to bring your own food with you. There is a lack of other facilities here.

This Cradle Mountain boutique accommodation is well designed and quite unique in a gorgeous bush setting. It’s fun to try out a tiny home. There is also wifi available.

Pros and Cons

  • Unique and gorgeous in a private bush setting
  • Self contained
  • Wifi
  • No on-site dining and a lack of facilities
  • Loft beds aren’t ideal for many people
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Cradle Mountain Waldheim Cabins Review

Our final option is back at Cradle Mountain National Park. This location is ideal for the adventurous at heart who want to experience the national park 24 hours a day by staying inside. It’s also the most basic Cradle Mountain huts accommodation so best for people who do not want a hotel experience.

Located about 5 kilometres inside the park, you can drive or walk here. There are eight cabins which cater to four to eight people.

The cabins have heating, single bunk beds, basic cooking equipment including an electric stove. There is also a small fridge in each cabin. You need to bring your own bedding and toiletries, although linen only can be hired at an extra fee. You also need to remove your rubbish and recycling or pay an extra fee for this.

There are no ensuite bathrooms, but there are two amenities blocks with showers and toilets. You must clean all your own dishes.

The upside of staying here is that there are walking tracks from your front door. It’s also the cheapest option on this list, but expensive for what it is especially as you’ll need your own bedding.

Pros and Cons

  • Best access to the National Park
  • Cheapest option on this list
  • Lack of facilities
  • No private bathrooms
  • Need your own bedding and have to remove your own rubbish
  • The cabins are basic
  • No wifi

Map Of The Best Accommodation Near Cradle Mountain Tasmania

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Final Words

I hope you found this guide to the best accommodation Cradle Mountain Tasmania useful. It’s a beautiful area that I’m sure you will love exploring.

If you are short of time, you can also day trip to Cradle Mountain on a guided tour. Find the best Cradle Mountain tours here.

For more information about exploring this part of Tasmania, find our full guide to the best accommodation in Lake St Clair here or read more about the Central Highlands here.

Find our full guide to North West Tasmania here.

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By Shan Hutchinson

Shan grew up in Tasmania, moved away and then came back with her family twenty years later. She loves re-discovering her home state and sharing it with you here.