Freycinet Lodge opens nine new luxury coastal pods

OCEAN VIEWS: Stage two of the project is expected to be completed in June. Picture: Supplied
OCEAN VIEWS: Stage two of the project is expected to be completed in June. Picture: Supplied

Visitors to Freycinet now have the option of staying at $900-a-night accommodation, courtesy of Freycinet Lodge.

Stage one of the RACT-owned Freycinet Coastal Lodge project is now complete, with nine pods overlooking Coles Bay available for short-term accommodation.  

Stage two of the development is expected to be completed in June, with a further six pavilions in the pipeline.

The waterfront pods feature outdoor spas, granite bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies and easy access to Richardson’s Beach. 

While an introductory price of $499 has been offered to RACT members, chief executive Harvey Lennon said the accommodation provider will soon charge about $900 a night for the luxury accommodation. 

PODS: The public interest has exceeded expectation, according to Mr Lennon. Picture: Supplied

PODS: The public interest has exceeded expectation, according to Mr Lennon. Picture: Supplied

Mr Lennon said early demand had “exceeded our expectations”, with bookings already received into 2019. 

“[The accommodation] is differentiated because of its uniqueness and location within the Freycinet National Park,” he said.

“We expect that it will appeal to Tasmanians, but equally we expect significant uptake from interstate and overseas.”

The original plans for the development catered for a larger expansion of Freycinet Lodge, however the RACT decided to scale back the project after consulting with concerned community groups.

The Wilderness Society’s Tasmanian campaign manager Vica Bayley applauded the RACT for listening to community concerns and welcomed the new accommodation offering.