Inside the photo: Pumphouse Point, Tasmania

by | Honeymoons, Inside The Photo


Bec Lawrence

If spectacular landscapes and a unique and tranquil location is what you are after in a honeymoon destination, Pumphouse Point in Tasmania will more than deliver. Set amongst a breathtaking backdrop, Pumphouse Point is a destination like no other.

The location

Nestled at the southern end of Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park and amidst Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area is Lake St Clair. At only a 2.5 hour drive from Hobart, Launceston or Devonport, Lake St Clair is easily accessible by car, or if flying is more to your liking you can arrive by air from Hobart in less than an hour. You’ll be surrounded by a rugged, yet tranquil landscape where you’ll be able to sit back and take in nature’s best.

About the accommodation

Pumphouse Point offers three types of accommodation all within close proximity and with views of the lake.

The Pumphouse

Spend you nights floating on the lake in this spectacular region of Tasmania. This boutique accommodation is spread over three floors with a variety of rooms on offer. Get cosy in the lounge where you can take advantage of the bar, a fireplace, deep seats and a mezzanine level.

Image via Pumphouse Point – AJG

The Shorehouse

Fitted with the original exterior of the former sub-station, the Shorehouse features a dining area and offers all of your conveniences in the one location. Some rooms in the Shorehouse do not have seaside views but instead boast beautiful views of the surrounding natural bush land.

Image via Pumphouse Point, Adam Gibson 

The Retreat

Tucked away in the native bush land is the Retreat. Bask in a king bed or gaze at the stars in your glorious outdoor bathtub and take in views of the lake. This accommodation is perfect for additional privacy and has been created as a place of togetherness and a quiet retreat.

Image via Pumphouse Point, Adam Gibson 

Inside the photo

Rain, hail or shine, the Pumphouse has a historic beauty to it and is an incredibly unique and picturesque location to rejuvenate and explore the natural beauty Tasmania has to offer.

Much of the buildings exteriors remain as they were over 70 years ago not only as a tribute to their heritage, but as a way to impart history onto future generations.

Historic photo of the Pumphouse under construction 

Also loving

Whilst you might feel secluded and tucked away in your own private world whilst visiting Pumphouse Point, should you want to participate, there are plenty of activities on offer in the surrounding area.

Borrow one of the bikes for free and set out exploring the bush land and the native species that call it home. Pack a picnic and make a day of it, or set off to explore the expansive national parks.

All images via Pumphouse Point 

Ms Zebra Says: Wow what a tranquil and beauty filled place! We are so lucky with all we have on offer here in Australia. Thanks for sharing Bec!

About Bec Lawrence: I’m an animal lover, sustainability advocate and natural landscape enthusiast. On a good weekend, you’ll find me hiking with my two adorable beagles and my equally adorable husband.


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