Forest Walks Lodge
From the Guest Book
These three days of life have been joyous. We've had fantastic weather, fantastic hosts,
fantastic food, and great conversation - lubricated by lovely Tasmanian wines. What more could we want.
Warren and Tricia, Melbourne. May 2013
Wonderful location, views and walks. The lodge was comfortable and delicious food is divine. And built with the planet's future
at the centre. Food, hospitality was AB Fab. Thank you Sean and Rosemary.
Mike and Sue, Sydney. Feb 2013
Driving into the one lane country road you may start to wonder what kind of back country experience awaits...
but alas you will find a modern, cozy, very smartly designed and beautifully built single story grid-free (solar/hydro) home.
Joshua, US. March 2013
A perfect place to restore the spirit and soothe the soul.
Jane, Geraldtown, WA November 2012
Sisters of St Joseph Conference Tour
I would very much like to thank you for all you did to make Forest Walks Lodge available
for the Sisters of St Joseph.
We had a superb experience of wilderness and hospitality that left the visitors very impressed with Tasmania!
The day was the end of our 125th anniversary celebrations and I don’t think there was any doubt that
it was “the icing on the cake” so to speak. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel
welcome and at home – the food was great, the walks so interesting and our time at Jackey’s Marsh just wasn’t
Carmel Jones, May 2012
All inclusve packages
Thanks so much for looking after us so well during our stay with you last week.
We had a great holiday - very relaxing and just what we needed.
We especially enjoyed staying with yourselves and really appreciated the beautiful location,
kind hospitality and of course the excellent food! We'll look forward very much to returning in the future.
Neil and Esther. October 2011
If you are after something a little different, and yet in some ways, delightfully the same, take the opportunity to stay at Forest Walks for a few nights.
I would definitely suggest, don't just "stay" there, but take the forest walks package.
All meals are cooked by Rosemary and Sean from the best of local produce and all our meals were superb.
We did the forest walk with Sean and were treated to a vigorous romp through fantastic forests and given a great commentary by Sean (who is a qualified and very knowledgeable ecologist).
Gary from Melbourne, May 2011 (taken from trip advisor)
Extraordinary Fly fishing
While the main focus in Tasmania has traditionally been on lake and
impoundment fishing, there are some fantastic small- and medium-stream
flyfishing opportunities for those prepared to put in the effort. The
section of Jacky's Marsh Creek that flows through the open fields out
the front of the Forest Walks Eco-lodge is one such gem. This is
small-stream flyfishing at its best. Tight corners, deep meanders and
a clear, freestone bottom make this a joy to fish with a 3-4w rod, and
the rewards for precision and stealth are trout in double figures. And
while its easy to cover a couple of kilometers, with so many tight
meanders, you're never far from the lodge, where Sean can cook up your
catch to perfection. I'll be back! Joel from Canberra, May 2011.
Thanks once again for sharing your beautiful home with us;
I found it quite inspiring to live in a house with such a gentle environmental footprint, and of course that magnificent kitchen,
and look forward to doing something similar in the years ahead. We really enjoyed our stay, and we still think of Rosemary’s bread, and our beautiful dinners
(and trout!) prepared with such passion by Sean. I was very intrigued by your account of your walking into the more remote lakes on the plateau,
and have mentally filed it away for after I finish my studies in 5 or 6 years;
meanwhile, I suspect I’ll have no trouble drumming up interest from our bushwalking friends!
While fishing I was lucky enough to make acquaintance with your resident platypus, and on reflection,
I can understand why he’s made his home there; plentiful shelter, impossibly clean water, and an enviable diet of nymphs, caddis, and water-snails!
The fact that there has been very little fishing pressure to speak of was clear.
I recall one sunny afternoon, where it seemed as if every second cast of the fly-rod would yield an encounter with beautifully conditioned wild,
brown trout, with their characteristically spotty flanks of iridescent orange and brown.
Dr Vincent Yuen, Melbourne. November 2010
Take a walk in the forest
Great place. Magnificent hosts. Wonderful food. Inspiring walks. Comfortable accommodation.
I learnt a lot about forests and mountains.
June Mackie, Age 81 Newcastle.
Natural History at its best - on location
A deep rainforest walk with Sean Cadman is one of the great treats in
life. His knowledge of plants, animals, ancient cultures, as well as
the hand of man is surpassed only by his love of wild nature.
Tasmania's giant trees and natural heritage is indeed a world treasure
and Sean delights in sharing his knowledge with other nature lovers.
The story of the successful movement to protect this place will
brighten your day. The spectacular birds eye views are not just of
this vast wilderness setting, I better understand geologic time,
systems dynamics, and what we can do to carry on the work of
protecting these world-class cathedrals. And if you get a chance, try
Randy Hayes, Rainforest Action Network Founder
An inspiration to artists
For some, images speak louder than words. See this video by Joshua Lamont, filmed while staying at Forest Walks Lodge.
Tasmania is unique
Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Great food and accommodation.
Fantastic walk in some very special natural forest with guide Sean Cadman. Loved the Tasmanian wildlife and birds - very different from Kenya.
Rosalind Reeve, Global Witness, Kenya
Great venu for small workshops
Visiting Jackey's Marsh and living in this ultra modern environmentally
sustainable house provided us with an ideal opportunity to learn and value
a remnant of a rapidly disappearing Tasmania. The guided walks through the
rainforest were an invaluable bonus for our team's stay.
Dr Jane Shelton, Director, Life. Be in it
An excellent base for a cycling tour
If you like cycling then Forest Walks Lodge is an excellent base.
The sealed roads close by are well maintained and almost empty of traffic.
There are now a number of signed cycling trails which take cyclists to many of the
major sights within the region and provide endless vistas of the Great Western Tiers.
If you want cycling challenges then there are several very testing climbs and
longer-distance rides in the district - all with the low traffic volumes and amazing views of the signed trails. There is also a large network of unsealed roads and trails that can be tackled by mountain bikes. This is one of the most beautiful areas in Tasmania and it is a perfect place to explore by bicycle. The Forest Walks Lodge is a fiendly and welcoming place for cyclists to stay and a source of fantastic local information - not to mention excellent food after a long ride.
Dr Steve Nicol, Hobart