Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge was transformed into an enchanted forest labyrinth when MONA’s Wild at Heart event rolled into one of Tasmania’s iconic destinations.
The progressive dinner included a medieval feast in a transformed Highlands Restaurant while gothic decadence and ritualistic pagan ceremonies took over guest lounges and private dining areas. Guests, dressed as their designated ‘spirit animal’, moved through the venues in herds, enjoying the unique and confronting experiences that MONA is known for.
Just 160 lucky guests chosen from a ballot process attracting over 1000 entries attended the event – part of MONA’s 10-day winter festival Dark Mofo. Peppers was chosen for the Wild at Heart event because of its rustic charm and prime location adjacent to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
“It was a fantastic experience to work with MONA and bring this event to life and be part of such an important cultural festival for Tasmania,” said Peppers GM Leigh Reid.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is one of Australia’s premier wilderness escapes, voted by Lonely Planet in it’s Top 10 Extraordinary Places to Stay in 2014. The Lodge offers traditional conferencing space plus guest lounges and restaurant areas which can be converted into unique venues.