We eye the Spiky Bridge, built by convicts in 1843, as we follow the winding road past breathtaking wild coastline to Devil’s Corner winery, where we sip a local drop with views of the ocean so beautiful we could easily lose a couple of hours here. We head on, eager to get to our destination, and arrive through winding forest roads to find the lodge perched on the edge of the coastline above crystal-clear water.
The resort spreads over a few hectares inside the national park and features a number of cabins scattered through the bush. The most recent additions are the Coastal Pavilions, built to replace some units on the edge of the bay. Opening the heavy oak front door to our pavilion unveils a timber and glass oasis, designed to fit seamlessly into the raw environment. Striking and warm, the room wraps around a deck in the shape of a C.
To the right is the bedroom with a king-size bed and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of the bay.
A door leads out to a large balcony with two chairs, a table and a large, deep bath for alfresco bathing. Inside, to the left is a sink and mirrors next to a shower lined with a floor-to-ceiling glass window and a modesty strip.
A winding path leads us to a luxe living area and again, glass windows are the hero here, looking out over the balcony and bay beyond. The furnishings are luxe, but simple, allowing us the space to spread out and admire the clever design throughout. The underfloor heating beneath the timber feels like a real treat on our feet and we’re grateful for it after coming in from the cold of a winter’s day.
If you can tear yourself away from your pavilion, scenic Honeymoon Bay is a short stroll away. For insta-worthy views you’ll want to snap and keep, head to Mount Amos and follow the path that winds high above the cliffs to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and the moody, deep ocean below.
While there are two restaurants on site, we prefer ordering the platters available in the Coastal Pavilions and enjoying the tranquillity of our private deck with a glass of wine. There are also breakfast baskets available for delivery direct to the room, if you’d rather not join the other guests at the buffet.
To be inside the National Park rain, hail or shine in one of these sprawling pavilions, with their smart design, natural finishes and relaxed Tasmanian feng shui, is truly a remarkable experience.