Saturday, 14 December 2019

A Tasmanian retreat to soothe the soul

One of my favourite gigs is helping to curate the wine list at Pumphouse Point, one of Tasmania’s most spectacular luxury getaways.

Tucked into the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, Pumphouse Point is a tranquil lakeside property comprising rooms on a flume stretching out onto the lake as well as shoreside rooms and a luxury waterfront chalet called “The Retreat”. 

I was lucky to find The Retreat vacant for my stay to work on the list and do some staff training - such bliss with an outdoor hot tub, personal pantry and wine cellar - as well as amazing views. 

Pumphouse Point is perfect for biking, hiking, fishing, boating and wildlife watching. 

Bikes are provided, along with some very thoughtful service: woolly socks in The Retreat and a delicious free gin punch for pre-dinner drinks. 
  
The Pumphouse itself was originally constructed to house hydro electric turbines, while The Retreat features locally crafted furniture and ceramics, fast wifi, along with that al fresco hot tub and gourmet treats. 

I may be biased but this is a simply gorgeous place to stay. 

Here are some of today’s pictures (beautiful even whether the weather is not kind - yes, that's snow on the mountains in December):










For details and bookings visit www.pumphousepoint.com.au/

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