Tarraleah Lodge, Tasmania

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Tarraleah Lodge is one of the Top Twenty Most Luxurious Fishing Lodges in the World” Originally built in the 1930’s, in an Art Deco style, the Lodge was home to the top Tasmanian hydro electricity engineers and architects.  It was completely refurbished in 2006. The Lodge retains the original 1930’s craftsmanship and charm and now incorporates contemporary Tasmanian design and the latest in modern communication. Delight in  the view, soak in the cliff top hot tub, wander through the private garden or simply relax and enjoy this amazing part of the world.


Deluxe guest rooms and suites have been constructed within the walls of the original building. They now incorporate the very finest of Tasmanian accommodations. The   Luxurious guest rooms all have original Tasmanian art, internet, flat screen TV, dvds and ipod connections. Indulgent bathrooms boast huge baths and heated floors, luxury toiletries and sensually soft cotton bathrobes. Some have fireplaces and private balconies. Delight in the view, soak in our cliff top hot tub, wander through the private garden or enjoy getting to know gentle Highland cattle who help to manage the parkland around The Tarraleah Lodge.      Guests have access to the whole Tarraleah Estate, which has a wide range of fantastic food and wines from which to choose. You are invited to take part in sampling some of the best international and local wines. Or sit back in the Lodge Library and sample a selection from over 100 Whiskies and Single Malts while enjoying the surroundings and highland atmosphere. And, whatever you do – save room for dessert!


In 1839 the first brown trout were released in Tasmania; these wild fish have bred ever since. Arguably the purest stock in the world, Tasmania’s isolation and abundance of perfect conditions make highland fishing a dream location. Over 30 lakes and 6 streams within minutes of the lodge give you access to the wildest brown trout nature can find. Local lakes have rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon and trophy size brown trout. Bag limits of 12 beautiful big wild fish per day apply. Average weights run 2 to 4 pounds. It is the experience that is truly different. Tasmania’s specialty is ‘sight fishing’ where you spot and then stalk a specific fish; tremendously exciting and like nowhere else on the planet. You’ll be guided by experienced local guides with all the equipment furnished. There is good fishing between September and March, but from November to January you will need to book guides in advance. You will be welcome to try out some extraordinary fishing rods with our compliments. With access to some of the best guides in Australia, the fishing will suit all levels of experience.

Getting There

All the major airlines operate regular daily jet services between mainland Australia and Launceston and Hobart airports. You will arrange for your own car rental. Tarraleah is only a 2 hour drive from either Hobart and Launceston.


There are plenty of outdoor activities including cycling, kayaking and fishing. The Estate has a 9 hole golf course so bring your clubs with you or you can rent clubs from Reception for $20. Soak in the clifftop spa fed by a mountain stream which contains natural tannins that are both therapeutic and relaxing.                 Nearby there are a host of tourist destinations including Queenstown, Strahan, Lake St Clair, Derwent Bridge, and Cradle Mountain.

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