Thousand Lakes Lodge

Hotel - Resort - Tasmania


Following an impressive refurbishment from former Antarctic training facility to premium alpine accommodation, Thousand Lakes Lodge is now open.

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, you can simply relax, or explore the trails and lakes of this unique alpine wilderness, and discover the real Tasmania.

The lodge is home to nine premium accommodation rooms, with a communal dining and lounging room, and an additional lounge room for quiet reflection or private events. With a vaulted ceiling, a roaring double fireplace, and a larder of fine treats and Tasmanian craft beer and wine, guests can gaze at the rugged highland plains from within the warm comforts of the Lodge. 

Step outside and be immersed in the remote wilderness environment. Whether it is to explore the many alpine tarns, walk the trails of the World Heritage Area, or to simply soak up the pristine air and wide open skies of Tasmania, this place will awaken the soul. 

The Lodge is located in Central Plateau World Heritage Area. To the west is the Walls of Jerusalem to the east the Great Lake and is, as the name suggests, it is the ideal base for exploring the region known as the land of a thousand lakes. Right in the heart of the renowned Western Lakes region of the Plateau, the Lodge is on the doorstep of one of the world's premier wild trout fisheries. 

Only 90 minutes from Launceston and 2 hours from Hobart, it’s a stunning drive which is accessible almost all year round.


There are nine rooms in total. Seven rooms have views across the rugged alpine landscape, some with views reaching to the Ouse River.

Explorer Room:

The Explorer Rooms are stylish yet unpretentious. They provide the comfort and warmth for your retreat after a day out exploring the Central Highlands World Heritage Area of Tasmania.

The Explorer Rooms are located upstairs offering views of the magnificent alpine landscape of the Central Plateau. They include a King Bed and an en-suite bathroom. Some of the bathrooms have a bath (Subject to availability).

Room Rates Include:

  • Continental Breakfast.
  • En-suite Bathroom.
  • Heating.
  • Room rate is for 1 or 2 people. 
  • Guests can select one King Bed or two King Singles. 

Pioneer Room:

The Pioneer Rooms are cosy and pleasant. They provide the perfect refuge to fuel your thirst for adventure in the Central Highlands World Heritage Area of Tasmania.

All except one of the Pioneer Rooms are located upstairs offering views of the early stages of the Ouse River and the unique scenery of the Central Plateau. They include a Queen Bed and a private but detached bathroom that is separately located within the Lodge.

Room Rates Include:

  • Continental Breakfast.
  • Detached private bathroom separately located within the Lodge.
  • Heating.
  • Room rate is for 1 or 2 people. 
  • Some pioneer rooms have a Queen Bed and a Double Bed in addition. 
  • One of the Pioneer Rooms has wheelchair access if required.


The lounge area of the Lodge offers a Bar and Larder. The bar provides a variety of beverages, including a collection of craft beers, ciders, boutique wines and spirits sourced both locally and internationally. 

We try to support local initiatives and do our best to stock up the shelves with a selection of local products. If food temptation strikes, this is the place where tasty snacks are available.

The Bar and Larder are accessible through an assisted serve basis at set time periods each day, where you will find a fine collection Tasmanian and International craft beers and ciders for the Lodge. Along with Tasmanian produced wines and spirits, and locally roasted coffee, guests will enjoy the selection after a day of adventure. 

Breakfast is included in the room rate and is a selection of continental style delights.

A lunch menu offers lighter style meals and is available between noon and 01:00pm.

If you plan on exploring the region for the day, a variety of snack and lunch adventure packs are available to order to take with you. 

Dinner is served each night in the dining room with two or three-course meals available, using the best Tasmanian produce to satisfy a highlands hunger. Because we are in a remote location our meals are pre-packaged by the team at Wursthaus in Hobart.

Experiences include fishing, walking/hiking, relaxing, E-Bike adventures, 4WDriving and interpretation.

Please note our no-children policy:  The Lodge does not cater to people under 16 including newborns and infants.

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