Pack the car and enjoy a weekend escape amid forested peaks at Cradle Mountain Hotel. You’ll start your getaway with an afternoon of hiking through the national park, breathing in the clear mountain air as wallabies and echidnas waddle past.
When the exercise piques your appetites, return to the hotel’s Altitude restaurant for a spot of lunch. Pan-seared Tasmanian salmon or warming, creamy soup served with a view of trees and mountains will fuel you for the rest of the day.
For some privacy, slip into your room’s own spa bath and let your cares disappear into the warm water and bubbles. Afterwards, drift away to sleep with your arms around that special someone in a king-size bed and plush hotel robes. When morning breaks, the sun streaming through the gum trees and a symphony of birdsong will rouse you naturally. With in-room coffee facilities on hand, you can easily spend the whole morning between the sheets.
You’ll want to save some minutes for a slow wander through the hotel’s Wilderness Gallery, soaking up stirring works of art and photography. Your cultural hunger satiated, settle in at the lounge bar for a tasting session of James Boags ‘Wizard Smith’ Ales, world-famous Tasmanian whiskies or a fizzy, fruity cider.