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Located near Deloraine in Northern Tasmania

Forest Walks Lodge is a small intimate guesthouse located in northern Tasmania. It is managed by husband and wife team Sean Cadman and Rosemary Norwood, whose passion is to share Tasmania’s wonderful food, forests and wildlife with guests and visitors. This accommodation near Deloraine is surrounded by mountains, birds and wildlife. Each bedroom offers a palette of ever changing skies and mountain views. Self catering groups or fully catered experiences are equally welcome.

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Please book on the Book Now button on our web site. Alternatively you may email us at forestwalkslodge@me.com or ring us on 03 63695150. Our three guest rooms can accommodate up to 10 people from one family or group travelling together.

Voted one of the top 25 small hotels in Australia for 2016

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A walk in the forest with Sean Cadman, Great Western Tiers Forest Walks, Short Walks Tasmania


Forest Walks Lodge is a short 1 hour drive from Launceston and Devonport airports and a handy stop on the way to or from the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. It is an easy location for a day tour to Cradle Mountain.

It is located just south of Deloraine in central Tasmania, halfway between Hobart and Cradle Mountain. The lodge is situated in the valley of Jackeys Marsh, surrounded by World Heritage forests with plenty of walking tracks for your enjoyment.

Warners Track from Forest Walks Lodge


This lodge accommodation is situated in the valley of Jackeys Marsh, near Deloraine. The surrounding environment has played a significant role in the history of Tasmania from prehistoric times to the present.

The valley was used by Tasmania’s first people for thousands of years as a travel route between the lowland plains and central plateau.

This route was replicated later by English and Irish settlers taking their stock to the highlands for summer grazing. You too can follow the same trail today.

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Your hosts arrived in the valley in 1980 and immediately fell in love with the tall forests and open grasslands. Very quickly they became caught up in a campaign to protect the significant old growth forests of this unique area. The 1980’s and 90’s were a heated period in Tasmania’s conservation history due to the competing interests of clear fell forestry and conservation.

Eventually our valley and the surrounding mountains of the Great Western Tiers were protected as part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. We are proud of our part in this achievement. These days we enjoy sharing this special place and our stories with our guests.

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  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 vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free and low fat.

Wine  We have a small cellar of Tasmanian wines, chosen annually, to compliment our food. Local vinyards that feature regularly on our wine list are Velo, Three Willows Vineyard, Ghost Rock and Stoney Rise. We also stock Tasmanian beers and cider as well as non alcoholic drinks.

Breakfasts  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  Lunches are either a picnic hamper or a soup and salad combination with fresh home-baked bread and local cheese.

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Guided Walks and other Activities

The Great Western Tiers provides a wide range of walking opportunities for guests. Walk from the door into pristine rainforest during a 2 hour walk from the Lodge or drive to the base of the Tiers and ascend into the alpine wilderness areas on top. There are walks for children, octogenarians and adventure seekers. Two of Tasmania’s most visited waterfalls are close by, Meander Falls and Liffey Falls.

An underground wonderland awaits the more adventurous. The western end of the Tiers contains an elaborate system of limestone caves and underground streams. Tours are available.

The streams in the valley of Jackeys Marsh contain brown trout and plenty of opportunity for experienced fishermen and women to try their skills. There are also larger rivers and lakes within a short drive. We can arrange for a guide if we have enough notice.



Great Western Tiers guided walks

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Flyfishing on the Meander River

Day touring the region

Forest Walks Lodge is centrally located and it is easy to reach many of the regional attractions. The drive to Cradle Mountain is one of the most spectacular in Tasmania, along the base of the Western Tiers and through the Mersey Valley. Return via Sheffield and Deloraine.

The Cradle to Coast Food Trail offers many of the local food hot spots from the salmon farm to a chocolate factory. At Mole Creek you can explore the caverns of the limestone caves or visit the Tasmanian devils at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. And a visit to Nant Whisky Distillery will also take you past the Pine Lake alpine wilderness with easy walking along the boardwalk through ancient pencil pines.

History and Mystery

Forest Walks Lodge is a labour of love by owners Rosemary and Sean, enthusiasts of Tasman’s history, heritage and gastronomic offerings. Nestled into the hidden valley of Jackeys Marsh on the Great Western Tiers and on the edge of the Wilderness World Heritage Area, Forest Walks Lodge gives guests a glimpse of breathtaking mountain scenery while also offering picturesque walking trails. Other activities on offer include fly-fishing and bird tours ensuring that guests see as much of this unique environment as possible.

Architect-designed, Forest Walks Lodge is a solar-passive house built with the comfort of guests in mind. Guests will enjoy a stay quite removed from your average hotel or motel experience and revel in being unplugged and closer to nature in serene surroundings. A stay at Forest Walks Lodge involves getting back to basics, with homegrown organic food, self-generated power, and its own water supply. Ultimate peace and quiet is the goal with no mobile phone cover, no TVs and no hairdryers to distract you from your natural surroundings.

Your hosts enjoy sharing their stories of the history and mystery of the northern Tasmanian region. A more comprehensive story is to be enjoyed in the company of good friends, drinking nice wine and eating good food in the comfortable surroundings of Forest Walks Lodge. Well deserved after an enchanted walk in the forests themselves.

Forest Walks Lodge - situated in the Great Western Tiers Tasmania under the southern night sky

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