Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » Escape Into The Dark Heart Of Tasmania’s Winter Wilderness

Home » Travel Deals » Currently Reading:

Escape Into The Dark Heart Of Tasmania’s Winter Wilderness

May 9, 2015 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

484348_num1071124_600x600RACT’S Cradle Mountain Hotel will continue to offer guests a feast of dark and decadent experiences after the official 2015 Dark Mofo winter festival program, “Wild at Heart” (15-17 June).

Hotel general manager Shanna Sweeney said partnering with Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art to host this year’s event marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the four-star wilderness hotel.

“We are rolling out a range of exclusive concepts which we hope will further enhance the visitor experience at Cradle Mountain Hotel,” she said.

“These will coincide with a number of Dark Mofo elements, including artist Ash Keating’s exhibition ‘Remote Nature Response’ in our award winning Wilderness Gallery and the event’s unique whiskey bar concept – both of which will be extended throughout the winter period.


“Drawing inspiration from rustic fire-cooked cuisine and the ‘wild’ wilderness experience, Cradle Mountain Hotel – for a limited time – will be launching a special menu featuring our signature, seasonally inspired dishes combined with a distinct camping flavour – think hearty stews, toasty damper and game meats alongside our whisky and cheese tastings.

“We have also partnered with well known Tassie chef Ross O’Meara to bring you a Dark Mofo inspired winter dish.

“On the tail-end of this, we will also be introducing hot and cold rocks into our restaurants for the first time, giving guests an innovative food and wine experience that they can customise to their liking.”


For guests who desire an added level of intimacy, the hotel’s new private dining service, catered by a personal chef, offers a personalised and fully tailored food experience.

Located at the northern boundary of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania’s north west, Cradle Mountain is one of the state’s most breathtaking and visited holiday destinations.

And with Tasmania’s iconic World Heritage Wilderness right “on your doorstep”, there is no shortage of things to see and do, with a number of day-walks, multi-guided walks, canyoning, quad biking and scenic helicopter rides to suit all ages and fitness levels.

Cradle Mountain is the starting point for the world-famous Overland Track, a magnificent six-day trek that will take you through the heart of some of the region’s most majestic mountain terrain.


Ms Sweeney said Cradle Mountain Hotel placed a high premium on exceptional and personalised service that was all about “connecting with our guests on a whole new level”.

“Cradle Mountain Hotel’s newly opened day retreat, which includes a deep tissue bath, massage and treatment facility, steam room and hot tub, should be the first stop for guests to unwind and soak their troubles away,” she said.

Cradle Mountain Hotel operates as part of the RACT Group.

For reservations and enquiries, phone 03 6492 1404, or

Comment on this Article:

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership


Elite Partnership Sponsors


Premier Partnership Sponsors


Official Media Event Partner


Global Travel media endorses the following travel publication