The perfect taste of Tasmania’s World-Heritage protected wilderness including private guided day walks at Lake St Clair and Mt Field National Park with accommodation at the exclusive "Retreat" at Pumphouse Point.


The perfect taste of Tasmania’s World-Heritage protected wilderness, this 5 day experience includes private guided walks at Lake St Clair and Mt Field National Park with accommodation at the exclusive "Retreat" at Pumphouse Point. Your private journey begins with a night at trendy MACq01 Hotel on the waterfront, before arriving at Pumphouse Point on day two. This boutique wilderness lodge is truly unique for both its setting and architecture. On the way there, your private guide will lead you on walks at Tarn Shelf and Russell Falls, within Mt Field National Park. Over the next few days enjoy the best day hikes at the southern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park with the chance to return by boat one walk day and experience Lake St Clair from the water. Your driver will ensure you experience key sights on your journey with short walks to viewing platforms at Franklin River and a picnic lunch by the lake all part of the service. Local Tasmanian produce and wines completes the experience with a fully stocked larder and bar waiting at your Retreat each afternoon. The outdoor bath overlooking the lake is the best way to ease sore muscles on this exclusive walkers journey.

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2Trip Highlights

Tasmania's World Heritage Protected Wilderness and Lake St Clair

Tarn Shelf and Russell Falls at Mt Field National Park

Shadow Lake and Lake St Clair walking trails

Picnic by the lake and in-room cheese and wine

Stay in the exclusive Retreat at Pumphouse Point, perched on Lake St Clair

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

From AUD$5150 pp

  • 3 nights Pumphouse Point, in the exclusive "Retreat" with private outdoor bath by the lake
  • 1 night, MACq01 Hotel, in a Superior Waterfront Room
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • In-room bar at Pumphouse Point including local wines, beers and select cocktails
  • Private guided walk to Shadow Lake
  • Private guided walk to Echo Point along a section of the overland track
  • Private touring one afternoon including guided short walk at Franklin River
  • Three course dinners and freshly baked bread delivered on demand at Pumphouse Point
  • Picnic lunch by the lake one day
  • Complimentary activities at Lake St Clair including e-bikes and row boats
  • Local cheese, wine and provisions in your Retreat larder
  • Private driver-host throughout your journey ex Hobart
  • All National Park entry fees and water transfer at Lake St Clair
        4Location & Access
        Location & Access

        Start and finish in Hobart. Modified itinerary available to combine this journey with Cradle Mountain/other destinations

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        Day-by-Day Itinerary

        Day 1

        Check-in to your waterfront room at MACq01 and enjoy a free evening to explore the historic Hobart harbour area. We recommend dinner tonight at one of the great restaurants at MACq 01 or Henry Jones Art Hotel in the historic IXL buildings across the road.

        Macq01 Adam Gibson 274 A0516v2

        Day 2

        After breakfast, meet your driver-host at reception for your journey to Mt Field National Park. Today's walk will be tailored to your preference, with the option to discover one of Tasmania's most photographed waterfalls on a gentle 6 km (2 hour) walk taking in both Russell Falls and Lady Barron Falls, and/or to walk a section of the Tarn Shelf track taking in Lake Dobson. Featuring some of the world's tallest trees and mossy rainforest scenery, along with alpine vistas, today's walks are the perfect introduction to your wilderness escape. On arrival at Pumphouse Retreat, check-in to your exclusive lakeside Retreat and enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine or cocktail from your private larder/mini-bar by the fire. Dinner is a share table three course affair with fellow guests in the Shorehouse. After you may like to stargaze from your outdoor tub by the lake.

        Included: B – L - D

        Russell Falls

        Day 3

        Breakfast at Pumphouse is a cosy affair with guests gathering in the Shorehouse to enjoy coffee by the fires and a highland breakfast as you watch the birds flit across the lake. After a peaceful start to your day, set off with your guide to the trailhead at Cynthia Bay for your morning walk to Shadow Lake. This beautiful 13km circuit walk takes in the best walking in the Lake St Clair half of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park including Shadow and Forgotten Lake. Time permitting, you may like to extend your walk by visiting Platypus Bay, which is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch by the lake. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive creature while your guide sets up your picnic. After lunch, your guide is on hand for tailored touring this afternoon, which might include a visit to nearby Franklin River-Wild National Park for a one hour walk to a viewing platform. On return to the Retreat, relax by one of the fires before meeting guests for dinner in the Shorehouse.

        Included: B - L - D

        Lake St Clair mount rufus

        Day 4

        Enjoy breakfast in the Shorehouse dining room, with highland fare to start your day. This morning is another chance to discover the beauty of Lake St Clair, with a guided 10 km (3 hour) walk following the edge of Lake St Clair out to Echo Point. This walk covers a small section of the Overland Track. From Echo Point you'll take a 20 minute water transfer back to Cynthia Bay and have the chance to view Lake St Clair and its surrounding mountains from the water. After you'll be whisked back to the Retreat in time to enjoy a warming lunch including freshly baked hot bread straight from the oven delivered to your room. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the trails, e-bikes and row boats offered at Pumphouse Point. Your larder of local cheese and wines will keep you well fuelled for your adventures. A final dinner at the Shorehouse concludes your day at Lake St Clair.

        Included: B - L - D

        Pumphouse walking around grounds

        Day 5

        This morning there is no rush. Sleep in, explore another lake or bush trail, and enjoy breakfast by the fire before your driver-host meets you late morning for your transfer to Hobart.

        Included: B

        Pumphouse Point Shorehouse
        7Season & Departure Dates
        Season & Departure Dates

        Commence on Thursday; alternative start days available with minor journey modifications

        We loved the whole experience. A room in the middle of a lake; what could be more romantic
        Pumphouse Point guest, March 2020

        Frequently asked questions

        When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

        Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months are in summer and early Autumn, from December to March, and the winter is cool with snow in alpine inland areas such as Cradle Mountain.

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