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“Fantastic lodge and location” 5 of 5 stars
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Newhaven Track | Meunna, Wynyard, Tasmania 7325, Australia   |  
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Hobart
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“Fantastic lodge and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had an excellent stay at the lodge recently, it was situated on a small hill overlooking the rain forest. Maree was extremely helpful and was very knowledgeable throughout the walks into the Tarkine. The scenery was amazing and we had a wonderful time and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

From the first impression of the remote location, the incredible lodge & beautiful rooms to Maree a wonderful cook , warm while inconspicuous hostess, educational guide and intrepid warrior for the Tarkine...a truly inspirational human and a gift to all Australians! We left the lodge to start our trekking holiday with our spirits nurtured our minds enthused and with a new appreciation of Fungi!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Venus Bay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

I feel almost traitorous writing a negative review about this place, as Maree, the host and owner is a wonderful, passionate and caring person, however if our expectations had not been quite so high our experience would have been better, so I hope I can help future travellers to be a little better informed before they commit to stay.
Firstly, the web site, although not untruthful, is misleading. We had envisioned private, luxurious accommodation within the rain forest, however the lodge itself is perched on a bare hill. It is certainly "surrounded" by the forest, but at a distance. Having said that, the views were still stunning, and the sunsets splendid.
Secondly, the privacy factor ... oh dear. We were gob-smacked to discover that Maree now lives within the building, and we were in fact, sharing her house. Although she went out of her way to not be intrusive, and always told us when she would be around, we still felt like house guests.
We had opted for the very expensive food inclusive option ($400 per night), but on arrival, our "cheese platter" was a simple matter of helping ourselves to whatever already opened dips and cheeses were in her fridge! The food for the rest of the weekend, although plentiful, was quite basic, and in true country style, focused on quantity.
The building itself was stunning, heavily timbered and glassed, the bed ultra comfortable, the room and bathroom squeaky clean. We only did a short walk through the forest, and wish we could have done one of the longer walks, as Maree is an excellent and knowledgeable guide with a real passion for this special place that needs the protection of warriors such as she. So in conclusion; go by all means, but go with a thought to focus on the rainforest walks, and not the lodge. Also, perhaps opt for the cheaper option of paying extra for food.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TarkineLodge, Owner at Tarkine Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
Thank you for your review of The Tarkine Wilderness Lodge. It was pleasing to read your positive comments but of course very disappointing to learn that you were not completely satisfied with your stay as I strive for guest satisfaction at all times.

I feel I must respond to some of the comments you made. As you correctly state The Lodge is located on a hill but this location gives the most spectacular view of the rainforest. We do not own the rainforest (Government owned) but our property adjoins the rainforest and is only 200 metres from The Lodge. As for our advertising it is clear from all the photos of the actual building, that it is not situated in the rainforest.

In relation to your comment regarding privacy yes I do reside at The Lodge but as it says on the webpage you do not share The Lodge with other guests (as the owner I do not consider myself a guest). I make every effort to be non- intrusive to my guests to ensure their privacy. If guests wish sole occupancy of The Lodge then this is available at the appropriate package and several guests have taken up this offer.

Your comments in relation to the cheese platter were very disappointing as this was a complimentary gesture and was not included in your package. Had you purchased an Indulgence Package a full cheese platter with wine would have been served to you and the offer to ‘help yourself to cheeses etc in the fridge’ would not have been made.

Thank you for acknowledging my passion for the Tarkine Wilderness and what I am endeavouring to achieve for the environment. I will address the comments you have made and endeavour to improve on them. I look forward to your return visit in the future.

Maree Jenkins
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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

A beautiful lodge commanding excellent all round views of the native montane forest of Northwest Tasmania. Trails guided by Maree take you into the old growth forest with all its wildlife treasures - not to be missed.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I knew I wanted to see the Tarkine but I had no idea my husband, another couple and I were about to enter into a world of such incredible beauty is would be impossible not to have a life changing experience. The Lodge is sparklingly clean and beautifully designed. Built with massive , highly sanded and polished Macrocarpa wood beams. Every room has a view o0f the Tarkine Wilderness along with an en suite with everything you need.

All our meals were cooked beautifully and served with warmth and care.

I cant say enough about this amazing woman Maree whose fight to keep the Tarkine Wilderness away from loggers and miners has created is inspiring to say the least.

Cant wait to go back.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yolla, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at the Tarkine Wilderness Lodge in Tasmania, it was fabulous. The lodge itself boasts Tasmanian timbers, and beautiful local art works, plenty of interesting books and articles to read, stunningly presented, clean, and comfortable. We felt "at home" immediately, more so due to Maree's easy going manner and cheerful disposition. She is a wonder herself, a passionate guardian of the rainforest in which she walks everyday. We had the lodge to ourselves and had a perfectly relaxing and enjoyable time. The rainforest walk was amazing, knowledgeable and beautiful. It did not seem like a 3 hour walk at all!! We could have kept going. Our room was delightful, facing out to the forest, lovely decor, warm and comfy. Then there was the food! Home cooked meals of Tasmanian produce and the bounty of Maree's vege patch. Delicious; good wine at reasonable prices, a fully stocked bar, fridge and fabulous kitchen. Maree and her Dad, Peter, and Ben, the dog,made our weekend special, but were not at all intrusive. I would highly recommend this as a special holiday, or just a day trip.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

My husband and I stayed here a few months ago and were amazed that this world class accommodation was less than 2 hours drive from our home. The owner Maree is very passionate and provides a wilderness experience, not just accommodation. We opted for dinner at the lodge which was about $40 for a 2 course dinner. Arriving in the early evening, we entered the building to find delicious smells coming from the open kitchen in the beautiful lodge. We had the place to ourselves for the evening and it would have to be one of the most peaceful and relaxing places I have stayed. The next morning we could see the view from our location in the daylight - WOW the location is gorgeous. Maree took us for a walk in the rain forest to see a huge tree and we would love to have had time for one of the longer walks. We will be back again and hope others have the chance to experience the Tarkine Wilderness and Maree's Lodge

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Newhaven Track | Meunna, Wynyard, Tasmania 7325, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Wynyard
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Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Wynyard
Number of rooms: 3
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Tarkine Wilderness Lodge Wynyard, Tasmania

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