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Published February 19th 2015
Your new favourite memory awaits on a lake in Tasmania
You barely dare to exhale upon waking, for fear of rippling the mirrored surface of Lake St Clair that greets you upon waking.
Pumphouse Point is a boutique wilderness retreat in the heart of Tasmania. Converted from a heritage art deco, hydro-electric Pumphouse building, your room is one of twelve in a five-storey decommissioned pump-house, 250 metres out into the lake.
This Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area is truly becoming world renowned. Walk, paddle, explore, and breathe in the spectacular surroundings of Lake St Clair. The fjord-like surrounds of Lake St Clair welcome you into the giant myrtle forests at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, surrounded by over 100 kilometres of walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to overnight bush walks.
Book your stay in the Pumphouse or the Shorehouse from $240 (Shorehouse Standard Room). With just 18 rooms located in the Pumphouse building out on the lake and in the Shorehouse building on the water's edge combined, bookings are selling out weeks in advance and will continue to do so as the beautiful Pumphouse Point gains popularity and traction.
Stay tuned for a review from yours truly in late April.
Where:Accessible via Lyell Highway (A10). Turn down Lake St Clair Road, just near the Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel. After approx. 1.5 km, turn right at Pumphouse Point sign. Follow unsealed road a further 2km to Pumphouse Point.
Cost:Shorehouse Standard rooms from $240 at the time of publication