At Tasmania’s Forest Walks Lodge there’s no television, but who needs it with this cinematic view? In every direction there’s bush, mountains and hills. Step from the property and you’re almost immediately into World Heritage-listed forest.

One of northern Tasmania’s most prominent mountains, Quamby Bluff, rises behind the lodge, and through the windows there’s a western – the craggy line of the Great Western Tiers – that plays every day.

Read more: Walking Tassie’s wild forest trail with writer and photographer, Andrew Bain.

Andrew Bain

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

Arriving into this remote valley surrounded by stunning mountains, my expectations were high. I had heard about the Forest Walks Lodge from friends – a high-end off the grid retreat with fabulous scenery. My expectations were met! A warm and inviting lodge with delicious food, friendly and informative hosts, comfy beds and scenery galore. Yes, I’ll be back. Bev Paterson May 2021

We had such a lovely time here. It took Sean and Rose 30 years to save this great forest and we understand now why they did it. It is a beautiful place and not touristic at all. We walked the meanders waterfall loop and only saw two other couples. Even if you are not a walker you have to visit the lodge for the Sean’s excellent cooking. The food was so fresh and good from their own garden and the meat was butchered just before we arrived from on of their neighbours…. can’t be fresher! And then when you are full after dinner Sean surprised us two nights with his own made desserts. We hope to back soon to taste all his other meals! Marnix April 19


Fantastic stay in Forest Walks Lodge. Very quite escape near the big forest and amazing great western tier mountains. It is so glad to stay with Sean the knowledgeable ecologist and Rosemary the kindest hostess and prepared us delicious breakfast and dinner. We will definitely come back. Jenny UK Feb 2020.

Simply Wonderful
We have had a trip around Tasmania and this was our first stop. What a magical beginning. The location is beautiful amid wonderful forest and with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. Sean and Rosemary are most hospitable hosts, the lodge is immaculate and so comfortable, and Sean cooks delectable meals. We could not have wished for more. And then we had a really interesting guided walk in the forest which was marvellous. I am running out of superlatives….