Thousand Lakes Lodge

1247 Lake Augusta Rd, Central Highlands, Tasmania
Chris Crerar


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 tarns and lagoons of this unique alpine wilderness, and discover the real Tasmania.

Located in the heart of the Western Lakes region of Tasmania’s Central Plateau, the Lodge is just 90 minutes drive from Launceston or 2 hours from Hobart. The former Antarctic training facility is now home to nine premium accommodation rooms, along with a communal dining and lounging room.

Step outside from the warm comforts of the Lodge and immerse yourself in the remote wilderness environment. The Central Plateau area has been a famous trout fishery for over 100 years. The area is known as the land of a thousand lakes and has many alpine tarns formed by glacial action some 8,000 – 20,000 years ago. Choose from the many crystal clear waters and experience some of the best wild brown trout fishing in the world.

Retreat back to the Lodge and relax next to the roaring double fireplace, enjoy the larder of fine treats with Tasmanian craft beer and wine, while gazing out to the rugged highland plains. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is a selection of continental style delights. 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. Lunch hampers can also be ordered.

Marcos Ambrose

Thousand Lakes is the gateway to your Tasmanian Central Highlands and World Heritage Area wilderness experience, whether you walk, fish, bird watch, are relaxing, or escaping, your senses will be a buzz.