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Walk Tasmania's Three Capes in style

The first private lodges have opened in Tasman National Park, providing luxurious respite for walkers of the Three Capes Lodge Walk. And the digs are almost as beautiful as the scenery surrounding them.

By Helen Anderson
Three Capes Lodge Walk's accommodation

The first private lodges in Tasman National Park, in Tasmania's south-east, are models of low-impact beauty and eco-architecture: Tasmanian hardwood, solar and wind power, state-of-the-art recirculating showers. But all eyes are on the great outdoors.

"We wanted to create lodges that had all the comforts of a boutique hotel," says Tasmanian Walking Company co-owner Brett Godfrey, "but the star attraction had to be the wilderness itself."

The lounge inside one of the lodges
The lounge inside one of the lodges

Godfrey and business partner Rob Sherrard have added the Three Capes Lodge Walk to their portfolio, which includes the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk and Cradle Mountain Huts Walk. Lodge walkers with guides tackle the 46-kilometre Three Capes public track by day and spend nights at two private lodges, designed by Sydney architect Andrew Burns.

Comforts include Tasmanian wines and treatments in a relaxation pavilion with an outdoor bath.

The four-day Three Capes Lodge Walk operates year-round and costs from $2,790 per person. taswalkingco.com.au