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The Lodge at Tarraleah


This world renowned wilderness lodge showcases Tasmanian art, gourmet dining, fly fishing, golf, wilderness walks, and a stunning cliff top spa. 

The lodge includes all your meals, your own private chef, wilderness guide and Butler service. This lodge offers endless activities including secret lake kayaking, walking and mountain biking. You can walk with wombats, breakfast with platypus, golf with wallabies, and fish with the lodge's trout fishing guides.  Unique Tasmanian wildlife includes platypus, Tasmanian devils, wombats and quolls, and there are over 80 bird species on the Estate.

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Room Information

The Cottages at Tarraleah are original 1930's houses of the village, which have been beautifully restored in a 1940’s Art Deco period style, with spacious bedrooms, polished wooden floors, log fires, air conditioning, expansive lounge, TV/ DVD, telephone, large fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Guests may self -cater if they wish, or dine in the Highlander Restaurant and Teez café. Guests who plan to self -cater are recommended to purchase all groceries enroute as we have no local grocery store within 35 km of Tarraleah. Each of the cottages also enjoy an outdoor entertaining area which is perfect for summer evenings with a glass of wine and platter.

The Engineers Cottages are large, beautifully presented and have everything required for a very relaxed stay. The Engineers contain 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Cottages have a configuration of 2 double bedrooms and 1 smaller room with either 1 or 2 single beds.

The Architects Cottages are gorgeous and feature Art deco or contemporary Tasmanian craft furniture in spacious and beautifully restored cottages. The Architects contain 3 bedrooms and 1 or 2 bathrooms. Most of the Architects cottages are distinguished by their outstanding view of the gorge. Cottages have a configuration of 2 double bedrooms and 1 smaller room with either 1 or 2 single beds.

The Superintendents Cottages are the pick of the Art deco cottages, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus a range of small features designed to help make your stay an outstanding experience. The cottages each have 3 double bedrooms, the fourth bedroom has either 1 or 2 single beds.
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Things To Do

Activities

Big Tree Walk: Take a ramble through the woods. This pretty area is also used by the highland cows so be prepared to share the path with the hairy folk.There are several huge trees on this walk. These would have missed the early settlers’ saws and are probably around 350 years old.

Bush Walking: Surrounded by pristine forests and lakes, Tarraleah is the perfect place to explore the highlands.

Take the Eagle track or Quoll track and explore beautiful eucalypt forests. Keep your eyes open for local wildlife. You may be lucky enough to spot one of the two resident wedge tailed eagles.

Waterfalls more to your liking? Join the daily guided tour to the Power falls. Learn about the highland heritage. Wander through the tall trees and the magnificent tree ferns.

Lake St Clair and Mount Field National parks are within 40 minutes of Tarraleah. These two parks offer completely contrasting scenery. Both parks have lots of bush tracks with day walks from 25 minutes to 6 hours.

Guided Fly Fishing: The Lodge can point you in the right direction but you can be certain that the best spots are always going to be a closely hidden secret known only to the locals. Short cut your way to the top and find out where the monsters lurk. Tarraleah Estate has some of the best fishing guides Australia has to offer. Rivers, streams and lakes, from beginner to seasoned professional, they can help. All equipment is provided plus morning and afternoon teas and lunch where applicable. Maximum two guests per guide, season and weather permitting.

Hidden Highlands 4WD Adventure Tour: A day in the highlands visiting national parks, farms, heritage sites, waterfalls and scenic lookouts from the comfort of your own 4WD vehicle. Meet the locals and discover places only they know about. This tour can be tailor-made to your interests including a visit to an animal orphanage, a leisurely walk in the Tasmania wilderness, pancakes by the ponds, or an exhilarating jet boat ride. Lunch and morning tea included but not all entry costs.

The Eagle Track: Enjoy some stunning views as you walk along the escarpment. Not called the Eagle track for nothing. you have a good opportunity of seeing the wedge tailed eagles and white bellied sea eagles soar above you. The eagles nest nearby and you may see some exceptional aerobatics or witness the new family learning to fly. The track takes you through the bush and there are some ups and downs but suitable for the averagely fit. Trip takes approximately 1 hour. The track links onto the Quoll track, giving you the opportunity for a 2 hour walk.

The Quoll Walk: A gentle walk through the beautiful temperate forest. Warm in winter and cool in the summer it is abundant with wildlife and cool climate rainforest plants. At dawn or dusk you might see wallabies and wombats and encounter many of the native marsupials going about their business. There are Tasmanian Devils in this forest and some good chances of seeing them at night. The Quoll walk is a round trip that takes approximately 1 hour.
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.