|Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource! |
(Click HERE for a welcome message from our founder.)
Our site contains tons of information that is guaranteed to improve your travel experience. Be it tips on how to fly in First/Business at a reduced cost, smart ways to earn more points, the best way to use your points, cheap deals, hand-picked hotel recommendations, detailed trip reports. A good place to start exploring our site is HERE.
We hope you find the information useful and decide to join our online community. Joining AFF is fast, simple and ABSOLUTELY FREE - so why not join now by clicking on the REGISTER link, and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.
If you experience any problems, please Contact Us.
Once registered, this box will disappear freeing up more space on your screen! And you will see fewer advertisements :)
During this last stint in Tassie I took a weekend off with mrsdrron and went to Cradle Mountain for the weekend.An easy drive of just over an hour from Latrobe.So we went up Friday afternoon and came back Sunday.
It was a nearly last minute decision and Cradle Mountain lodge was booked out so we opted to stay at The Wilderness Village in a Premium spa villa.We were very pleased with the choice.The accommodation was well appointed,very quiet with more than adequate heating-even though it was a lovely weekend the maximum was ~ 15C and the minimum ~ 4C.
View from the balcony.
Although you are told not to feed the wildlife guests obviously do.We had a visit from a possum in the best condition i have ever seen.He was definitely not scared and really wanted to come inside-
The Echidna though was a little shy-
But this is what you come for-
We took our own food for some of the meals with Ashgrove and king Island cheeses.41 south Hot Smoked Salmon and Salmon rillettes-the local foods are awesome.
Friday dinner though we had in the Highlander restaurant in the Cradle Mountain lodge-was interesting to see the sign up that it is now part of the Accor chain-the Mgallery collection.The 3 course menu is $65.Wines are expensive with a very limited choice under $50 a bottle.Felt the menu was a little less impressive than 2 years ago and service not as good-staff though are basically transients so quality of service will obviously vary.We can though have a 3 course meal + a bottle of wine at our favourite New York restaurant which has 3 Michelin stars for the same price as here and that includes the tax and tip there but no tip here.
Lunch Saturday we had at the Lodge tavern-steak sandwhiches-$19.50 with not the most tender steak.
However we came for nature and that was enjoyable-several short walks and we did the Dove Lake circuit which is advertised as 6km but mrsdrron's pedometer showed 8.75km.Certainly for aging grandparents with dodgy knees it takes a lot longer than the advertised 2 hours-but hey going slowly allows you to appreciate nature and not just say-been there,done that.
So some more pics-
The beautiful Ronnie Creek.
Waterfall at park entrance-
And Pencil Pine falls-
The enchanted walk-
and some of the flora-
All in all a very good weekend retreat.Also reccomended was a visit to the Hellyers Distillery and Lactos cheeses in Burnie on the way home.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
The Australian Frequent Flyer is a public forum. All posts reflect the personal opinion of the poster. These opinions are not necessarily shared by the Australian Frequent Flyer.