Forest Walks Eco Lodge is located on the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area near Deloraine. The splendid mountain views from all rooms come with comfortable accommodation, good food and wine, and excellent walking opportunities.
Situated in the hidden valley of Jackeys Marsh on the Great Western Tiers in Northern Tasmania it is a short drive from Launceston and Devonport airports and the historic township of Deloraine, renowned for its art and crafts.
Within two hours of Melbourne airport, three from Sydney, you can be at Forest Walks Lodge. There are some great walks around the valley, all meals are available and we can organise a range of other activities such as cycling, flyfishing and wild cave tours. Book a package with us or create your own by choosing extras on our booking page. A longer stay will enable you to explore the surrounding environment and make the most of the walks and other activities the valley has to offer.
Our meals are hand prepared for our guests every evening with fresh vegetables straight from the garden and locally sourced meat, fish, cheese and eggs. We preserve fruit in season for deserts, thus ensuring full flavour. We have access to local venison, organic lamb, free range pork, fresh wasabi and truffles in season.
Evening meals typically consist of three courses, an entree, main course and desert or cheeses. Our chef will discuss the menu with you before preparing the meals to discover your preferences. All meals are prepared individually with whatever ingredients are to hand at the time. There is no set menu and we have experience with a range of diets including gluten free, lactose free and low fat.
We have a small cellar of Tasmanian wines, chosen annually, to compliment our food. Local vinyards that feature regularly on our wine list are Vello, Three Willows Vinyard, Ghost Rock and Stoney Rise. We also stock Tasmanian beers and cider as well as non alcoholic drinks.
Breakfasts feature a full range of fresh and home preserved fruits, breads, cereals, yoghurt, as well as hot dishes such as eggs, bacon and tomatoes.
Lunches are either a picnic hamper or a soup and salad combination with fresh home-baked bread and local cheese.
Forest Walks Lodge is a small ecolodge on the edge of the Tasmanian wilderness forests in northern Tasmania. Co-owners Rosemary Norwood and Sean Cadman are a husband and wife team with a long history in environmental management and conservation. We enjoy interacting with our guests and sharing our knowledge of Tasmania’s natural environment, heritage and history as well as its unique food and wine.
Our mission is to give our guests a memorable holiday experience. They join us in our sustainable life style, however briefly, eating home baked bread, helping to measure the rainfall and exploring the forest. To each guest we give a little of ourselves, and in return our lives are enriched.
Our story is told through the forests around us, the creation of our sustainable building, and the organic food we grow, as well as the food and wine we source from our local region. It is a unique Tasmanian story in a unique part of the island and forms the basis of our business.
We offer a range of guided walks to suit different interest levels and physical abilities.
There are also many more great walking destinations within close proximity. There is a flyfishing stream on the property. Cycling, fly-fishing or canoeing on Huntsman Lake are also potential activities. A day drive to Cradle Mountain takes you across the upper Mersey and Forth rivers through beautiful mountain scenery. Return on the gourmet food trail.