Baillie Lodges has the go-ahead to start creating its luxury wilderness retreat on Tasmania’s rugged southeast coast – Remarkable Lodge. Owners James and Hayley Baillie and their four young sons were joined by Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman. on the lodge site at Crescent Bay to make the announcement yesterday.
The $20 million Remarkable Lodge will be the fourth property in the Baillie Lodges Australian luxury lodges portfolio when it is completed in 2020.
Remarkable Lodge will rest on its own spectacular headland, offering sea views extending to Tasman Island and Cape Pillar, home to the Southern Hemisphere’s highest vertical sea cliffs, as well as waterfalls, fascinating rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves. The 43-hectare privately-owned property adjoins the Tasman National Park, promising a diverse range of adventures for guests. The Park is home to an abundance of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales, dolphins and sea birds. Visitors witness a frenzy of diving gannets, magnificent albatross and sea eagles, cormorants and peregrine falcons.
Renowned Tasmanian architects Stuart Tanner and Craig Rosevear have collaborated on the vision. A contemporary wing-shaped design sits gently on the contour of the dramatic coastal landscape. Materials including stone, wood and concrete create an aesthetic true to the world’s best cool climate lodges, while each of its 20 suites deliver views of the Tasman Sea and breathtaking wilderness.
The Great Room is the hub of guest activity, and incudes a guest-only restaurant and bar, open fire and expansive terrace. Below is a bunker-style retreat with dedicated spa and indoor-outdoor swimming pool. Guests can explore Crescent Bay or take a short walk to Basket Bay and Remarkable Cave. A program of signature experiences of the destination will be developed, including a visit by water to the Port Arthur historic site, wilderness walks and a raft of marine adventures.