Pumphouse Point: Hotel at Lake Saint Clair
Immersed in the Tasmanian wilderness, a stay at the Pumphouse Point hotel is like no other.
Sleep in the middle of a lake
The Pumphouse Point hotel is nestled on Lake Saint Clair, in a very remote corner halfway between Launceston and Hobart, in the heart of the Tasmania region.
Pumphouse Point is housed in a former hydroelectric power station built in the 1940s, which once housed huge pumping turbines. The structure was renovated and transformed in 2017 in collaboration with the architects of Studio Cumulus and studio Jaws Interiors to become a unique place, a retreat of its kind.
The complex has 3 separate buildings. “The Pumphouse”, 250 meters from the shore, is an art deco-style concrete building made up of 3 floors, which accommodates 12 rooms perched above the lake, and two common lounges with armchairs and fireplace. Rooms feature sweeping windows, serene gray, cream, and wood interiors, and industrial light fixtures. The bathrooms have black tiling and brass fittings. “The Shorehouse” the other building on the lakeside shore, offers 6 bedrooms.
This building also has a restaurant, a dining room, and a common lounge. These two old structures are connected by a footbridge. “The Retreat” is a new contemporary wooden construction isolated in the forest and accessible by a discreet path, which offers a more intimate stay with its unique suite. The suite includes handcrafted designer furniture, a bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub, a living area with a fireplace, a private outdoor access and an open-air bathtub.
In terms of catering, the hotel offers take-away food as a set menu. Every evening, a shared table-style communal dinner in the dining room brings guests together and creates incredible interactions between people. The hotel is surrounded by many hiking trails.
Pumphouse Point is the perfect place to escape, retreat, rejuvenate and explore the wilderness.
We love Pumphouse Point for:
1 isolated cabin suite
Art deco style buildings
In the middle of nature
Double room from 185 € per night during low season.