Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
An alpine wilderness retreat, Voyages Cradle Mountain Lodge has 86 timber cabins surrounded by ancient pines and crystalline lakes at the edge of one of the few remaining rain forests in the world. The spa specializes in holistic natural treatments, such as fennel-and–birch bark peels. But the real draw is the surrounding parkland, where explorations down the rambling boardwalk paths can lead to encounters with wombats, wallabies, and, yes, Tasmanian devils.
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