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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