RACT enhances tourism investment

The RACT is taking another step in enhancing its tourism developments around Tasmania with works starting on the redevelopment of Freycinet Lodge on the state's East Coast. Image credit: Design by Liminal Architecture / Render by Floodslicer.

​​​​​The rejuvenation will see a series of contemporary upgrades that are carefully sensitive to environmental sustainability, Aboriginal history and the protection of native flora and fauna.

Designed by a large consultant team led by well-known Tasmanian tourism developer Brett Torossi and including Liminal Architecture and 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 pods on the existing site.

We have designed the build to have minimal impact on the surrounding flora and fauna. Six existing cabins will be dismantled by hand, and as much of the materials as possible will be recycled and reused on the site at the Lodge. Footings for the new pods will be dug by hand, and the new pods will be built in components off-site and then transported to Freycinet and transferred by trolley into position.

The investment at Freycinet will not only increase accommodation capacity but open up potential new visitor markets for the region. Detailed research has shown that guests visiting the Lodge are seeking a premium accommodation experience as well as an opportunity to connect with nature.

The work at Freycinet completes the RACT’s suite of investments in regional Tasmania, alongside the redevelopment of the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar at Cradle Mountain Hotel, as well as the building of a new Gordon River Cruises vessel for the West Coast.

More information on the design of the redevelopment can be found here.