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Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages

3876 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania 7306 Australia
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#1 of 2 cottages in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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The cabins are all hand built in a traditional mountain style and feature lovely natural timbers inside and out. All cabin types are full of rustic mountain charm and have log fires except for two (which have gas heating) and three cabin types have spa baths. 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 Cradle Mountain National Park. Take a walk through ancient rainforests, scale snow-capped peaks or just curl up by the fire in your snug wooden cabin and let the peace of the forest surround you. Whether you are in the mood for self-indulgent comfort or a budget conscious family, there’s a cabin here to suit you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
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Special Offer:OffSeason Direct Booking Offer from $195 per night plus Tasmanian Sparkling
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Tiffany B wrote a review Yesterday
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The cabins are so warm and cosy, with a lovely cast iron stove, fantastic kitchen, big comfy couches and great beds. Even the selection of DVDs they provided were good. They’re set in the beautiful forest with a winding track to get to them. Our first night a currawong and pademelon came to welcome us! The staff were super friendly and helpful, particularly Di, and the location to the visitors centre made everything super convenient. It was the best thing in the world returning to a toasty warm cabin and hot bath after a day spent trekking Cradle Mountaun in the rain. I can’t recommend The Highlanders enough. We loved our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you so much for staying with us recently and taking the time to rate & review our property. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for noticing how lucky and spoilt we are to have such amazing staff who really enjoy their jobs and put a lot of effort into making sure every guest stay is special. Hope we get to welcome you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. All the Team from Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Alissa v wrote a review 13 Apr
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The perfect location for exploring Cradle Mountain. The cabin was beautiful, warm and the perfect size for the family. The kitchen had everything you could need, and it is close to a couple of nice restaurants. Couldn't have asked for anything more.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Just a couple of minutes walk to the Cradle Mountain shuttle bus.
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Response from Jie Howells, Owner at Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages
Responded 3 days ago
We appreciate you taking the time to rate and write a lovely review about your experience of staying with us recently. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. Kind regards All the team at Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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DirckZadeh wrote a review 12 Apr
Amsterdam, The Netherlands105 contributions18 helpful votes
This place was fully booked solid for month in advance. We managed to find just 2 available nights. Once on location we understood why this place is so popular. The most romantic mountain cabin you can imagine with a personal fire place and crispy clean! We couldn’t have asked for more.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to rate and write a review. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Hope we get to welcome you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. Kind regards All the team at Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Jean258 wrote a review 5 Apr
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
Buttongrass Cabin was a very cute cottage at beautiful Cradle Mountain, very close to the Visitors Centre. We loved our stay there. The cottage was so cosy when the fire was going. The cottage had everything we needed and we especially appreciated having a long soak in the bath after our day’s hiking.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Being so close allows you to get out to Cradle Mountain on the first shuttle bus before others...
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We appreciate you taking the time to rate and write a lovely review about your experience of staying with us recently. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. Kind regards All the team at Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Donna W wrote a review 4 Apr
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What a little gem of a place to stay. The cottages were very well kept and stocked. We were very comfortable and a great location. Lovely and quiet too. The bath was wonderful after a day trekking around Cradle Mountain. Staff were very helpful and polite.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to rate and write a review. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Hope we get to welcome you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. Kind regards All the team at Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Kristin H wrote a review 3 Apr
Sydney, Australia41 contributions35 helpful votes
The cottages are in a great location literally across the road from the Visitor Centre where the shuttles go into the park each day so it was easy to walk to. The cottages are pretty basic and very 70's in the decor but are clean and have what you need (except oil, salt & pepper to cook with!! which would have been super handy given there is a kitchen and no shops to pop to at 7pm). Most other places we stayed in Tassie with a kitchen had these essentials. Bed was comfy and shower good so I'd stay again but probably more to do with location than anything else. For the $240/night I think it was a good price within the park area, but also overpriced compared to many other gorgeous places we stayed in Tassie on same trip. Feel like it could do with a little makeover.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Kristin, thanks for taking the time to write a review on Highlander, we are glad you enjoyed stay and the facilities. I hope you also enjoyed the warmth of our log fireplace! I am really sorry that salt & pepper were missing from your room, if you can inform me of which cabin you stayed I will investigate as we do supply salt and pepper in our cabins and refill them everyday. you can reach out to me at jie@cradlehighlander.com.au. Kristin, I am glad you found our room "a good price" at Cradle Mountain and I hope you did book direct on our website as it is 15% cheaper than booking on third party website. Kristin, operations expenses at remote region such as Cradle Mountain are higher than other parts of Tasmania, therefore accommodation in the mountain does cost slightly more. I am pleased you found our room is well-priced, yes we are indeed one of the best value accommodations in the Cradle Mountain area. Again Kristin, thanks for your review we hope to see you again soon. Jie Howells, Owner
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Bridget H wrote a review Mar 2024
21 contributions7 helpful votes
Absolutely gorgeous cottages right across from the Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre. They had the fire lit for us when we arrived and it was fully equipped with a gas stove, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. Stunning location and amazing quality accommodation.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us recently and taking the time to rate & write a lovely detailed review about our property, and facilities. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope we get to welcome you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. All the Team from Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Kieran M wrote a review Mar 2024
11 contributions9 helpful votes
The Highlander staff were excellent! We informed them we were arriving early and they had our room ready and waiting. Communication was first class. Cottages were clean, well configured and had all facilities required. The fire was a godsend on a cold night and easy to light. Great ambience. We would recommend to anyone !!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We appreciate you taking the time to rate and write a lovely review about your experience of staying with us recently. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. Kind regards All the team at Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Jill L wrote a review Mar 2024
Gosford, Australia24 contributions22 helpful votes
The cottage was secluded and well-appointed with all conceivable amenities including a spa bath and fully equipped kitchen. The cottage was certainly cosy and the bed was very comfortable. Our cottage even had a view of Cradle Mountain from the lounge area.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you so much for staying with us recently and taking the time to rate & write a detailed review about our property, and facilities. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope we get to welcome you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. All the Team from Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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BevButler wrote a review Mar 2024
Cholsey, United Kingdom30 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed in The Bushman's Hut which was perfect for the two of us. The hut was well equipped for self-catering and the fire made it very cosy on a chilly morning. We could easily walk to the Visitor's Centre to catch the shuttle bus. We highly recommend staying at this place.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We appreciate you taking the time to rate and write a lovely review about your experience of staying with us recently. Thank you for the wonderful comments about our cute little Bushman's Hut Look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Cradle Mountain. Kind regards All the team at Highlanders (Remember to always keep booking direct to get the best cabin rates)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Devils @ Cradle (1.0 km), Dove Lake Circuit (7.9 km), and Enchanted Walk (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Highland Restaurant, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Tavern Bar & Bistro, and Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village Restaurant.
Is Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
Are there any historical sites close to Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waldheim Chalet (6.3 km).