As the weather turns colder, it’s time to rug up and treat yourself to a fab wintry escape. Here are our top picks...
Indulge with a cosy winter break.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN, TASMANIA
Located within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain is a breathtaking destination where icy streams and glacial lakes reflect dramatic, snow-capped mountain peaks. And in winter, you might even catch a glimpse of Aurora Australia, Australia’s answer to the Northern Lights. Known for its world-class hike, the Overland Track, Cradle Mountain also has plenty to offer the traveller who prefers creature comforts and cosy accommodation, too.
PEPPERS CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE
The ultimate in highland romance, Cradle Mountain Lodge is perched on the edge of the snow-clad Cradle Valley. cradlemountainlodge.com.au
CRADLE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS VILLAGE
Take shelter from the icy Tassie winter in these cute self-contained cottages. cradlevillage.com.au
CRADLE MOUNTAIN HIGHLANDER COTTAGES
Rustic timber cottages are hidden within the lush mountain rainforest of Cradle Mountain. cradlehighlander.com.au
After a day of hiking return to cosy Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge.
Spa with a view
The Waldheim Alpine Spa’s plunge pool with idyllic nature views.
Meet the locals See cute wombats out and about in Cradle Mountain.