Top 8 Cabin Rentals Near Cradle Mountain, Australia - Updated 2024

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Off the southern coast of Australia, some 500 km (310 mi) away from the “hipstery” buzz of Melbourne along the Bass Strait, lies the wild and beautiful Tasmania. The heart-shaped island has become a must-visit destination attracting many tourists staying in Airbnb vacation rentals all year round. The mountainous western side of the island is home to Tasmania’s second-biggest attraction just after its little, in-famous furry “devils”: 1,545 m-tall (5,000 ft) Cradle Mountain. Despite not being the highest peak, Cradle Mountain encompasses a wide area that offers rugged crests, alpine lakes and swathes of pastures and untamed forested land. Adventurers and even those who just aim at escaping the daily grind would call this place “Eden”. It’s a perfect retreat for those looking to unwind in nature and experience the beauty of Tasmanian wilderness. Come connect with nature and choose one of the top cabin rentals near Cradle Mountain, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 09, 2024.

1. Wilmot Wilderness Retreat in Lower Wilmot (from USD 126)

Stay at this idyllic cabin, a tiny escape near Cradle Mountain, perfect for couples seeking tranquillity in nature. Immerse yourselves in the captivating valley views that surround this enchanting hideaway. Inside, you’ll find a fully stocked kitchen, allowing you to prepare delicious meals together. Unwind and rejuvenate in a private hot tub, soaking in the natural beauty around you. Stay connected with WiFi and indulge in your favourite shows on TV. Create a romantic ambience with the speaker and sound system, accompanied by sweet melodies from the piano.

Enjoy comfort in any season with air conditioning. For couples travelling with a little one, baby supplies like a travel cot and high chair are readily available. An inviting outdoor seating area around the fire pit awaits, complete with barbecue utensils for delightful outdoor cooking.

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Lower Wilmot, Tasmania, Australia
26.81 km (16.7 mi) from The Big Penguin
87 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfy couch and bed big tv wonderfully appointed kitchen and more then the outside
the bed was super comfy and the kitchen was really well stocked
super cosy clean and the best is the outdoor bathtub
a small surprise - the tap water here is pristine truly tasteless
appreciate the effort from our hosts in a remote part of tassie
jason was very responsive and thoughtful
appreciate the effort from our hosts and the place was good value
jason was very responsive and provided detailed instructions regarding check in/check out
the stocked pantry and cooking supplies were also very helpful and we felt right at home
what an amazing place to spend a few days and unwind
a lovely little place tucked away in a beautifully designed garden
perfect place to stay
the cottage and garden were beautiful and the location was so peaceful
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2. Countryside cabin best for couples, Penguin

Located in northern Tasmania, in the small town of Penguin, the unpretentious cabin offers a few perks. Perfect for couples who don’t mind a rustic touch, wooden interiors and basic furniture, this quaint little cabin is just a short five-minute drive from Penguin Beach. It is surrounded by the hilly countryside at the foot of the Dial Range. It features a single, spacious room with a double bed, a TV, a counter with a double sink and a few other kitchen appliances and supplies. A spartan bathroom completes the picture. Visitors are advised to bring their own portable stove. The mountainous area offers miles of trails and spectacular views over the surrounding, luxuriant forested land. But the biggest attractions have to be the cute miniature goats that roam free amidst the orchards and pastures around.

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1.26 km (0.8 mi) from The Big Penguin
10 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable (romantic even) cottage
close to a delightful village
lisa and brad provided a warm and comforting place to stay
this charming little gem is a great place to stay
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3. Comfy cabin in North West Tasmania (from USD 56)

Perched on a hill, this comfy Airbnb near Cradle Mountain is attached to the owner’s house but has a private entry and garden for outdoor dining in warmer months. Designed to accommodate two people, the cabin is ideal for a couple’s retreat in the hilly landscape of Gawler, a rural community in northwest Tasmania. The accommodation isn’t served by public transport but it’s only a 10-minute drive to the bigger centre of Ulverstone, near the coast. The attentiveness of the owner is evident in the gentle touches and extra gadgets added to make your stay exceptionally pleasant: a rustic wood stove backed by an exposed brick wall, double-glazed and fly-screened windows, DVDs, books and board games, electric blankets for the colder months, and so much more.

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24.77 km (15.4 mi) from The Big Penguin
13 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
clean comfortable accommodation in the country but not far from ulverstone and the highway
host and dog both very welcoming and friendly
the proprietor is friendly and helpful and wasreadily accessible by phone and email even when away
ideally situated in a quiet spot on top of a hill just a few minutes inland from ulverstone
a beautiful and quiet location enabled the rest and relaxation we sought
nearby towns and places of interest gave us plenty to do as we wound down
rural peace and quiet yet close to town beaches and tourist spots
what a wonderful place to finish off our tassie trip
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4. Family-friendly retreat near Minnow River (from USD 100)

Placidly seated on the northern bank of the Minnow River, this charming lodge near Cradle Mountain is ideal if you look for a serene place to enjoy with your friends and family. Hidden amongst the bushes and far from the noises of Sheffield, the property can accommodate up to six people. Complete with a campfire area, an outdoor dining table and a patio, the place is perfect if you visit with children who can also enjoy the many DVDs and books made available. The warm texture of the wood is found in every room (two bedrooms and a living room), excluding the tiled bathroom equipped with a washing machine. The main living area features a functional kitchen, a large dining table, a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV and a quaint fireplace.

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Lower Beulah, TAS, AU
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

5. Light-filled haven with views of Boat Harbour Bay (from USD 90)

This functional cabin accommodation near Cradle Mountain is perfect for a family of four who wants to enjoy the mild Tasmanian summer. With a modern, compact style and outlook, the cabin offers a bathroom, a living room and two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, the other with two bunk beds. The many windows let the sunlight filter in creating a well-lit space throughout. The main living area includes a self-contained kitchen with plenty of countertop space to prepare hearty family meals, a dining table, a corner sofa and a TV. A wide sliding door leads out onto the deck facing the turquoise water of Boat Harbour bay.

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Boat Harbour Beach, TAS, AU
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

6. Rustic hideaway with a veranda in Lorinna

One hour away from Cradle Mountain, Myrtle Cabin is located in Lorinna, within the Kentish municipality. A spectacular, off-the-grid cabin built by the owner with myrtle beech timber, offers the perfect context to relax, unwind and become one with nature. Shaded by the fronds of Eucalyptus trees, this 35-square-metre (377-square-feet), self-contained cabin offers an open-plan space with two beds, a fully stocked kitchen with plenty of counter space, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a handy wood-burning heater. Outside, a cute veranda leads onto the garden where a bush bath and the drop toilet are located. As there are no shops around the area, the owner supplies some healthy breakfast options as well as some seasonal, locally grown garden produce.

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Lorinna, Tasmania, Australia
46.96 km (29.2 mi) from The Big Penguin
285 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
not a huge place but with all the amenities that are required for a comfortable stay
we had everything we needed and the cottage is comfortable and so cute
the toilet is definitely a highlight for me
a cosy and comfortable little cabin with fun amenities including the stove and bush bath and friendly helpful hosts
spotless clean and amazing preparation for us
it is cosy comfortable clean and perfectly rustic
perfect airbnb for a quiet retreat clean and cosy with great accomodations
i loved the decoration there are a lot of games it's really clean
we loved our stay here - the cabin was clean and comfortable with great amenities
the host was absolutely brilliant to communicate with
thank you so much for your kind message and lovely hosting
very quiet and peaceful with a wonderful host
this place is divine pauleen is a lovely host and the property and cabin are a perfect escape
eco friendly and well equipped we truly had a great time
lovely location and cosy space
amazing stay and location to escape
the location is perfect if you’re someone that enjoys being surrounded by nature
wish we had of chose to have stayed more than 1 night fantastic place
a fantastic place to get away from it all
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7. Lovely sanctuary with access to heated pool, Claude Road (from USD 143)

At the foot of Mount Roland and less than an hour’s drive away from Cradle Mountain, this rustic, well-kept cabin is perfect for couples and families alike as it can accommodate up to five people. There are, in fact, two bedrooms: one with a queen-sized bed and the other with three single beds. A kitchen and a bathroom equipped with all the basics are also included. Adventure-seekers are in for a treat as there are plenty of opportunities to hit the outdoors and be active: hiking, fishing, quad-biking. You can even explore a silver mine and go on nocturnal wildlife-spotting expeditions.

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Claude Road, Tasmania, Australia
39.97 km (24.9 mi) from The Big Penguin
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fabulous wood heater made for a very cosy stay
one of 7 cabins set on a beautiful property fantastic pool
warm and easy to use fireplace and lots of room
the heated pool kept the gremlin very happy also
the cabin was warm and very comfortable
the place was clean and warm enough
cabin was clean and basic as expected
rustic quiet clean and spacious
the cabin was clean and charming with a nicely renovated bathroom
clean comfortable cabins amoungst spectacular scenery and wildlife
great hospitality such a lovely host
very pleasant host
john and his son in law justin were great hosts
hot showers friendly hosts and lots to do
the host john was very nice and very communicative
fabulous location underneath the mountains
comfortable cabin and great location
close to some amazing places to visit
great place to get away from it all
the location is ideal only 40 minutes from cradle mountain and 40 from truwonna wildlife sanctuary
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8. A stunning cottage with a hot tub overlooking the Blythe River

Peaceful surroundings despite being in the vicinity of Haybridge - a small town set on the opposite bank of the Blythe River, - this stunning cottage is ideal for couples, friends or business travellers. The sunroom - a veranda surrounded on all sides by windows - looks out onto the river that placidly flows just beyond the picturesque deck and the jetty. A brand-new cedar hot tub awaits its guests a few steps down from the cottage. The interiors are well thought-out and have all the essentials you might need, and more, including a coffee maker and basic condiments in the kitchen; toiletries and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. A little nook with a cabin-style desk and a cushioned bench is the perfect, intimate place to write or read. Guests may also use the kayaks and the barbecue grill.

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Heybridge, Tasmania, Australia
8.9 km (5.6 mi) from The Big Penguin
117 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a really lovely stay the cottage was so comfortable with a picturesque view
cottage is very well done with sun room and new veranda out the front
we had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at river cottage tasmania
barb’s cottage is beautifully decorated with a super comfy bed that is difficult to leave
the scenery was so beautiful and the cottage so comfortable
very clean and cosy
everything was sparkling clean lovely bathroom and hot shower
nice bed extremely clean
the cottage is clean and nicely set up
place is picturesque and sparkling clean with everything we needed and more
they are also wonderful hosts
the hosts were very helpful
kind regards ray and sharon
very helpful hosts
the hosts were very welcoming and friendly
perfect location to explore the northern region of tas
the location is so close to burnie town and other north coast tourist attractions
their cute little place is in a beautiful location with a beautiful view
lovely relaxing experience in a beautiful unique location
a perfect romantic getaway spot that is secluded while still being close to town
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There's a rental cabin for everyone

The area near and around Cradle Mountain in Tasmania offers an abundance of accommodation options that can satisfy every taste: from the adrenaline junkies in search for adventures to families who want to have a good time; from solo hiker to couples looking for a romantic retreat or artists longing for a quiet place surrounded by nature. Which one are you?

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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