Baillie Lodges, the company behind luxury lodges in remote Australian locations, is set to add another property to its stable.
Remarkable Lodge on the Tasman Peninsula in southern Tasmania is due to open in 2020 on a 43-hectare site at Crescent Bay, adjacent to Tasman National Park. It will have 20 suites with ocean or scenic views, as well as a spa and indoor-outdoor pool. Guest experiences will take advantage of a rugged landscape of sandstone cliffs, pristine beaches and waterfalls, as well the recently opened Three Capes Track.
Baillie Lodges owners James and Hayley Baillie have led the way in eco-luxury lodgings in Australia since opening their first property, Capella Lodge, on Lord Howe Island in 2003, followed by Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, and Longitude 131 at Uluru. Their properties feature architect-designed buildings, fine food and wine, and a strong sense of place in experiences ranging from hikes to food-focused adventures.
"After many years in the planning, Hayley and I are very excited to be adding the remarkable Tasman Peninsula to our collection of unique wilderness destinations around Australia," says James Baillie. The pair first entertained the idea of developing the site in 2005.
A 70-minute drive from Hobart and accessible by a single road on a 30-metre isthmus, the Tasman Peninsula is one of Australia's more remote corners and offers travellers the chance to see dolphins, albatross, migrating whales and more. Port Arthur is a short drive away or guests can opt to get there by boat. Those wanting a more low-key escape can take advantage of the lodge's open fireplace or the outdoor terrace. Tasmania's notable produce, wines, whiskies and gins are likely to be a focus at the lodge restaurant and bar, open only to guests.
Two Tasmanian architects, Craig Rosevear (who designed Moorilla Estate), and Stuart Tanner are overseeing the $20-million build featuring wood, stone and concrete. Building starts in 2019.