Caroline Clements

Pumphouse Point

Lake Saint Clair

by: Caroline Clements

  • Why

    An adventurous long weekend to visit the deepest lake in Australia.

  • When

    October 2016.

  • Who

    Me and @helloscruffalo

Highs + Lows

  • Waking up over a misty lake. The location is so incredible, you’re out over a 170 meter deep lake (the deepest in Australia). The temperature can get very cool in Tasmania but the rooms as completely sealed.

  • The bathrooms. As well as floor heating, the showers at the Pumphouse have full-length windows looking out over the lake.

  • Hot bread can be delivered to your room at any time. Just call.

  • The living room areas with honesty bar. Pour yourself a drink and take some time in the afternoon sun to sit with a book and take in the incredible location.

  • This is a remote location, so it’s a journey to get there (2 hours from any major city with an airport), but that is the beauty of it.

: 49/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Remote eco-hotel in a converted hydroelectric pump station over a lake.

  • Vibe

    Remote, serene luxury set in the World Heritage wilderness of Tasmania. Absolutely incredible. Very unique experience.

  • Location

    Blissfully off the grid in a remote part of Tasmania, sitting over Lake Saint Clair.

  • Rooms

    Total 18 - 12 in the Pumphouse and 6 in the Shorehouse.

  • Music

    The soundtrack to the movie The Lobster.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Cumulus Studio.

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but a lake to swim in and plenty of hikes to do.

  • Restaurant

    No, but you have a beautiful shared dinner with the other guests staying.

  • Bar

    No bar, but there is an honesty system at the hotel. There are a few living areas where you can pour yourself a drink and add it to your room tab.

  • Minibar

    Great minibar full of local treats – cheese, meats, parfait and wine.

  • Wifi

    No

  • Children

    No children under 17.

  • Price

    Splash out weekend prices for couples.

In the Area

Have a communal dinner with the other guests at the hotel in the evening. It’s a delicious home-style meal made with local produce and love.

Communal Dinner.

Mount Rufus, Southwest, Tasmania, Australia

Have a communal dinner with the other guests at the hotel in the evening. It’s a delicious home-style meal made with local produce and love.

AHL Pumphouse Feature Interior

Pumphouse Point

128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065, Australia

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