Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

It may be seen as a relaxing past time, but for some hitting the state's rivers for a spot of fly fishing is serious business.

72 Hours Fly Fishing on Tasmania's Central Plateau

72 Hours Fly Fishing on Tasmania's Central Plateau

Go fly fishing on pristine private lakes, chase trout in a glacial lake, or help with the chores at your hillside farmstay; there's plenty to keep the avid fishing enthusiast busy in this itinerary.

Thousand Lakes Lodge: Only nine-rooms - is this Tasmania's most intimate retreat?

Thousand Lakes Lodge: Only nine-rooms - is this Tasmania's most intimate retreat?

On the rough road ahead is the dark shape of an animal, running away at full pace. In the dim dawn light, it looks a little like one of the wallabies that bound about the scrubby plains of Tasmania's Central Highlands. But no, it's far too short and shabby, moving more like a mangy dog. I pedal faster on my bicycle for a better look. Suddenly, the creature stops and turns its head, bares its teeth and growls.   

Voyeur Magazine - Central Highlands Tasmania

Voyeur Magazine - Central Highlands Tasmania

Tasmania's Central Highlands region was used for decades as an Antarctic Personnel, thanks to it's chilly and remote nature. The Government's main training facility, a grand lodge near Liawenee, was decommissioned in 1999, and it took almost 20 years for a buyer to be found. Now, after extensive restoration, it has reopened as a wilderness retreat that offers guests hearty meals, roaring fires and access to outdoor exploration equipment.  

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Thousand Lakes Lodge

Thousand Lakes Lodge

Thousand Lakes Lodge is located on the edge of a pristine World Heritage Tasmanian Wilderness. Sitting more than 1000 metres above sea level, the rugged, beautiful region is dotted with crystalline lakes and ancient dolerite boulders. As soon as the sun sets, the sky reveals millions of stars impossible to see in most cities.

Moon Base

Moon Base

A former ANTARCTIC expedition TRAINING FACILITY is the perfect place from which to explore a unique portion of TASMANIA, finds DANIEL DOWN.

Thousand Lakes Lodge Doing Well

Thousand Lakes Lodge Doing Well

Just seven months after opening its doors, the refurbished Thousand Lakes Lodge in Tasmania’s central highlands is proving to be another gem in the crown of the state’s tourism industry. 

7 DAY WINTER NORTH TRIP

7 DAY WINTER NORTH TRIP

Let’s start this winter escape in style. Fly into Launceston airport and in less than two hours driving time, arrive at the brand new Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lodge near Liawenee. Swing open the car door and the crisp alpine air will be an immediate reminder of the season. The former Antarctic training base has been transformed into a premium lodge by five investors, led by race car legend Marcos Ambrose. Spend the afternoon exploring the World Heritage Area.

Late Trout - Last chance at the western lakes

Late Trout - Last chance at the western lakes

When people refer to the Western Lakes they are talking about a vast area of the central plateau that contains hundreds if not thousands of lakes. This area is made up of the central plateau conservation area and the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. This area and its fishing is truly unique in the world. 

Flylife Magazine

Flylife Magazine

Thousand Lakes is a place like no other. It is almost otherworldly, remote and barren yet beautiful and unique. Wrapped inside Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, Thousand Lakes Lodge is your base to explore the lakes and lagoons of this unique alpine wilderness, and discover the real Tasmania.

History After European Settlement

History After European Settlement

Exploration: After European settlement, the first overland journey through central Tasmania was attempted by Lt Thomas Laycock in 1807. Searching for agricultural lands with a group of men, he passed through the midlands along Lake River near the Central Plateau.

Aboriginal History

Aboriginal History

The Tasmanian Aboriginal people, or Palawa, settled Tasmania at least 35,000 years ago but possibly far longer. Palawa is a term used by Tasmanian Aboriginal people when referring to themselves and is derived from the name of the ‘first man’ in Aboriginal culture who was created by a spirit from a kangaroo.