The stunning glacial and alpine landscape of Tasmania's Central Highlands is characterised by prolific native wildflowers, scattered boulders and flat, expansive plains – and as of this month, a very special hotel. Thousand Lakes Lodge is an intimate nine-suite retreat in a former abandoned fishing lodge, surrounded by World Heritage wilderness.

The lodge takes its title from the area’s nickname, the Land of a Thousand Lakes, but there are actually more than 1000 lakes here. “Glacial movement has carved literally thousands of valleys, waterways and floodplains into the landscape,” says hotel co-founder Marcos Ambrose. “No one has ever counted them all, but estimations range between three and five thousand lakes.”

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