NATURAL BY DESIGN | FREYCINET LODGE REDEVELOPMENT
Work is underway to transform Freycinet Lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast, with an environmentally sensitive and architecturally innovative accommodation offering.
The rejuvenation of the much-loved nature tourism destination is designed to propel the stunning location into the 21st century with a series of contemporary upgrades that are carefully sensitive to environmental sustainability, Aboriginal history and the protection of native flora and fauna.
A Grounded and Natural Offering
Created by a large consultant team led by well-known Tasmanian tourism developer Brett Torossi, including inspirational design by Liminal Architecture and precision construction by builders Cordwell Lane, the development will include the installation of a lift and accessible suite in the main Lodge building, along with six new rooms and nine new accommodation pavilions on the existing site.
Nine Coastal Pavilions have replaced six existing cabins and were designed to nestle into the site. These pavilions opened in mid-March. Guests are treated to an experience that is elegant in its offering, but also grounded and natural. The use of curved glass and natural timbers and finishes enhance the experience. The main construction of each pavilion was done off-site, with the components transported into the national park and each one custom-fitted to the landscape.
Stage two of the construction is currently underway. Six Mountain Terrace rooms are hidden behind the tiered landscape, taking in glimpses of The Hazards mountains. There are four single-bedroom rooms and two family rooms. Each will feature its own deck along with a large, vertical volume of glass at one end, designed to best capture views of The Hazards and surrounding bushland.
Perhaps the most luxurious room happens to be the universally accessible suite – the only room on the site that will enjoy both Hazards and water views. It’s a move that has the potential to completely change the perceptions of what accessibility suites can offer.