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Cradle Mountain Budget Accommodation

15 April 2011 No Comment

Budget family accommodation Cradle MountainWondering where to stay when you visit Cradle Mountain?

There is a fantastic range of affordable accommodation that will suit any budget located around the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

While many of the local ★★★★ lodges and hotels have great rates on their economy rooms, your best bet is to look into the range of Guest Houses, Cottages, B&B’s and Tourist Parks.

Farmstay

For a great family focused break, try a farmstay.  There are many fantastic farmstay retreats in the area, including Devonport, Mole Creek and Boat Harbour.

Carinya Farm is a brilliant example of the farmstay option.  Located near Sheffield, Carinya Farm offers ★★★☆ accommodation for families and couples.  Rates start at $99 a room, with a fully equipped kitchen and the option of a prepared dinner.

While at the Farm, your family can explore the National Parks, historic towns and natural wonders of the region.  Or, you can spend the day relaxing on the 20 hectares of farm land, discovering the joy of the animals and hand crafts.

Bed and Breakfast

The Bed and Breakfast option is great for people who are looking for a more intimate, local experience.  Most B &B’s offer you a room with an ensuite, separate quest lounge and dining rooms with breakfast and dinner provided.

Each B & B will have its own unique features, not the least being the sensational views and access to the magical surrounds of the Tasmanian Wilderness.

You’ll have access to your very own concierge – the hosts of you B&B will have a wealth of knowledge about local attractions.

Guest Houses and cottages

Guests Houses and Cottages are a step up from a B & B, which are suited to group bookings or couples who are planning a rural, highland holiday.

After exploring the local attractions, come home to your own cottage and relax in front of a roaring fire, dine on fine local produce and sleep in a very comfortable bed with the luxury of your own ensuite.

Other features can include a communal lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities.

You will need to check that your chosen venue will accommodate children, as most of these properties are aimed at the ‘romantic couple’ holiday makers.

Also, Cradle Mountain is surrounded by National Parks and World Heritage Wilderness Areas.  So confirm that your venue will accept your pet before you head off!

Cabins

The Discovery Holiday Parks – Cradle Mountain is a member of the Big 4 group.  The Tourist Park and Campground (formerly known as Cosy Cabins) holds a ★★★☆ rating and has a wide range of accommodations options.

Whether you’re a backpacker with a tight budget, on a special holiday with the kids or you’re keen on caravans, you’ll find the perfect place to rest for the night!

Cabins, cottages and backpacker dorms can house between 4-6 people.  There are also powered and unpowered sites available for your tent or caravan.

Tariffs start at $32 for an Unpowered Site and $190 for a five person Spa Cabin.  This means that the money you save on accommodation can be used exploring the attractions of the Cradle Mountain area.

Wherever you choose to stay, you can rest assured that you’ll experience the Tasmanian Highlands to the full.  Your hosts will make sure of that!

Image: B1SHOP via Flickr

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