Set in the World Heritage of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in the Tasmanian wilderness is Pumphouse Point, a charming luxury hotel. Built in the 1930s as a hydroelectricity station in Art Deco style it is split between a shorehouse and the pumphouse itself, 250 metres out in Lake St. Clair. The stylish retreat is located halfway between the Tasmanian capital Hobart and the west coast resort of Strahan.
Interiors feature rough planked Tasmanian oak and windows have astomishing lake vistas. The lounge has triple-height windows and a log burner. Step on to the terrace beyond and experience the silence, except for lapping water and birdsong.
Six rooms are located in the Shorehouse and twelve rooms in the Pumphouse. Decorated in muted colours, rooms have pure white linens, industrial-style bed lights, soft grey fabrics and the Tasmanian oak is sanded here. Room facilities include a 32" LCD TV, iPad, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities and a microwave. Shower rooms feature exposed brass pipes against off-black tiles with four rooms having a bath tub. All rooms in the Pumphouse have beautiful lake views, some rooms in the Shorehouse only of the surrounding trees.
A free breakfast buffet is offered in the Shorehouse. There is no restaurant as such, though a two-course dinner can be booked "shared-table" style. Fresh breads can also be ordered and combined with Tasmanian soups, patés, cheese and meats available in the room. The two lounges have honour bars.
24-hour front desk.
• 18 rooms