My eyes squint open, surely ahead of schedule.
I reach for my phone for confirmation. 6.14am. As I regain consciousness, I’m now staring into an uninterrupted sea of green, in what seems like every shade.
Dappled light dances through the leaves as the early morning sun makes her grand entrance. From here, through floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, my forest view is panoramic.
It’s silent except for the occasional bird, and snore from my partner, JP, whose eyes seem perfectly happy to stick to the sleep-in schedule.
I would think I was waking up outside if it weren’t for the opulent king-sized bed I’m tucked into. A bed so comfortable it will ruin all future beds for me, including my own.
I am, in fact, waking up inside Discovery Parks’ new and first-of-its-kind Premium Cabin, cocooned in the heart of Tasmania’s must-visit Cradle Mountain.
Seeing this place in the light of day – with its stylish standalone bath, cosy fireplace, chic self-contained kitchen, and did I mention the stand-alone bath? – I already know I'm going to love being here.
Our goal is to relax, recharge, reconnect, and revel in the distinct beauty of this iconic Australian landscape after a big, busy year.
Thanks to the cost of living we’ve affectionately nicknamed the ‘cozzie livs’, it’s been a while since we’ve taken a trip together. Rather than spending big on an overpriced Eurotrip, we decided to explore our own backyard, with a dose of luxury.