Set inside Mount William National Park, is some of the most pristine coastal landscape on the planet. It therefore follows that the concerns in the creation of Bay of Fires Lodge are etched in eco rather than out-and-out luxe. Fortunately, the design of the timber and glass-louvre pavilion style lodge has been created by the Glenn Murcutt trained architect Ken Latona and is run by Anthology. Never has hand-pumping hot water into basins and showers and composting toilets seemed so stylish. The 10 bedrooms are timber lined with soaring glass louvres and integrated timber beds. Oh-so-simple as if the Scandi design intelligentsia dropped in. The atmosphere of the lounge and living area is communal with conjoined tables and lounges in a single long slim pavilion. A glance out the window or a step out onto the deck let's you know why you're here. Down in the dunes there are marsupials to spy, out into the blue you can dream on the horizon or watch the surf hurl its force onto beach and rock below. And, just to think, for miles and miles there is no other building around.
The choice of kayaking along a bush-lined river or walking by the sea satisfies any outdoor urges without being super strenuous, plus there's always a Tasmanian wine that needs some sampling close at hand.