Caroline Clements

Pumphouse Point
  • Where:Lake Saint Clair, Australia
  • Why:An adventurous long weekend to visit the deepest lake in Australia.
  • When:October 2016.
  • Who:Me and @helloscruffalo
Get a

Perspective of the Pumphouse from on shore.

Entering room number 8 on the second floor of the Pumphouse with incredible views. Large windows make the rooms feel exposed but they are extremely private and sealed from the elements.

The room.

View from bed.

Some lovely details - the guest handbook with all the information you will need, including the number to dial for hot bread delivered to your room.

Nice bathroom details - exposed pipes and taps + Aesop soap.

The honesty bar system in the dining room.

Enjoying the afternoon sun in one of the Pumphouse lounge room areas.

Getting windblown.

The gates will open slowly to slow your pace down on arrival.

Me outside the Pumphouse. There are 12 rooms inside that sit 250m out over a lake. Access is by foot or golf buggy.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

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


  • 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.

  • Children

    No children under 17.

  • Price

    Splash out weekend prices for couples.

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.

Pumphouse Point, Lake Saint Clair, 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.

Pumphouse Point

128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065, Australia

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