Pumphouse Point is an iconic Australian destination hotel, sensitively set on the edge of Lake St Clair in the World-heritage listed Tasmanian wilderness.


Pumphouse Point is an iconic Australian destination hotel, sensitively set on the edge of Lake St Clair in the World-Heritage listed Tasmanian wilderness. The boutique retreat comprises two lovingly restored heritage-listed industrial buildings, the Pumphouse and Shorehouse. In their former lives, these were part of a 1930’s water pumping facility supporting Tasmania's hydro-electricity scheme. The Pumphouse is positioned at the end of a jetty over the water, allowing guests to gaze out the window to the lake below. Both buildings feature several lounge areas and fireplaces where the well-stocked guest honour bars invite you to pour your favourite Tasmanian wine, whisky or gin. Each guest room has a private Larder stocked with local cheese, charcuterie, salmon and freshly-baked sourdough bread on demand. In the evening, the three-course farmhouse dinners at the Shorehouse are an opportunity for guests to meet and share stories of the day’s adventures in the wilderness.

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Pumphouse Point Shorehouse
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What's Included

Daily highland breakfast and dinner, freshly-baked sourdough bread delivered to your room on demand, in-room Larder of local cheese and other provisions, and complimentary use of e-bikes and row boats

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Location & Access

Pumphouse Point is located on the edge of Lake St Clair in Tasmania, a 2.5 hour drive from Hobart

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Pumphouse Building Rooms for a floating on water experience

Suitable For

Couples, Friends, Older family groups

Best Nearby Walk

Lake St Clair Walk

Best Nearby Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Three course share-style dinner in the Shorehouse with views of the lake

Best Place for Relaxation

The Pumphouse Lounge areas with a glass of red by the fire


Open year-round, recommended Nov-April (roads can be affected by snow in winter)

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Frequently asked questions

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When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months are in summer and early Autumn, from December to March, and the winter is cool with snow in alpine inland areas such as Cradle Mountain.

What is the minimum age to stay at Pumphouse Point?

The minimum age to stay at Pumphouse Point is 18 years old.

How do I get to Pumphouse Point?

Pumphouse Point is located on the edge of Lake St Clair in Tasmania and is a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Hobart. Hobart is a 1-hour flight from Melbourne or 1.5-hour flight from Sydney.

What room types can I book at Pumphouse Point?

The room types at Pumphouse Point are:

Pumphouse Room

Shorehouse Room

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What are the check-in and check-out times at Pumphouse Point?

Check-in at Pumphouse Point is from 2 pm, and check-out is at 10 am.

Is there phone coverage and WiFi at Pumphouse Point?

Mobile phone coverage with Telstra (and sometimes Optus) is available, but there is no WiFi.

What to do at Lake St Clair and Pumphouse Point?

There are plenty of things to do at Lake St Clair and Pumphouse Point, with bushwalking and spending time on the water topping the list for most.