Pump-up your journey through Tasmania with a stay at Pumphouse Point
Located in Tasmania, Australia, Pumphouse Point is home to a breathtaking landscape and Lake St Clair. Dating back to the early Nineteenth century, when the lake was first visited by International guests, Pumphouse Point has been a muse as well as a destination to be enjoyed over previous centuries.
Once home to tribes, hunters, visiting artists, explorers and adventurers, the deepest lake in Australia has a characteristic history to compliment its scenery. Already an oasis for flora and fauna, the lake saw industrialisation as it made way for a 5-storey pump-house for water turbines and a hydro-power system, thanks to Tasmania’s Hydro Electricity Scheme.
Today, Pumphouse Point is included on the World Heritage List and Tasmanian Heritage Register and has now opened up to the public for enjoyment for the very first time.
Accessible by the ever-trendy floatplane, allowing your experience to start even before you arrive, or helicopter transfer, both bookable locally, Pumphouse Point allows its visitors to spot its breathtaking backdrop from an all-encompassing viewpoint from the very beginning.
Accommodation is available in the form of The Lakehouse and The Pumphouse. The Lakehouse, being at the heart of Pumphouse Point, is styled in a classic art-deco design complimenting its original exterior, foyer and stairwell. Each room is home to great lake views and the atmospheric lounge and dining room can also be found here. The Pumphouse is suspended on water, 250m out into the lake. The boutique accommodation boasts a range of rooms over three levels, with the top floor encompassing luxurious and spacing habits, as wells the lounge areas and an self-service bar.
Bask in the culinary delights of the local Tasmanian cuisine, with Pumphouse Point’s renowned chefs. Serving up breakfasts, snacks, drinks and of course, dinner, the selection of food and drink available at both The Lakehouse and The Pumphouse is based on local tastes for your cultural experience.
For the adventurer or explorer in you, Pumphouse Point offers an action-packed itinerary, with customisable recommendations from the team to help you along the way. Although walks can certainly be the highlight of any stay, guests are also encouraged to enjoy a ride on the flume buggies, take a trip on the lake, fish for trout, bike, fly, find your inner photographer and even meet some of the local wildlife.
Closeby, find the Overland Track, one of Australia’s famous bush treks. As it ends right on the doorstep of Pumphouse Point, guests can enjoy a hike through the wilderness surroundings to really experience the beauty and awe of this part of Tasmania.
During your visit, expect a range of weather conditions, depending on the season. Experiencing everything from stillness to storms, it’s best to plan ahead and pack accordingly. Pumphouse Point advises guests to gather warm layers, weatherproof outwear and sensible footwear for explorations, just to ensure your comfort and safety is maximised during your stay.