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WHAT IS PUMPHOUSE POINT?
Pumphouse Point is an historic industrial site, restored to offer boutique accommodation inside Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. It does not aspire to offer luxury, exclusive only by way of its size and location; not its price.
The property is set against some of the most dramatic natural landscape on the planet, but the setting is really only the very beginning. Instead, the opportunity to reflect, rejuvenate, explore, adventure and interact is what makes the Pumphouse experience so special – a unique personal encounter for all who come to stay.
The Pumphouse Point site has been developed by SIMON CURRANT, the realisation of his 18-year vision for the property. The site was leased to two developers prior to Mr Currant, but both failed to commence work within the timeframes set out in the lease terms. Mr Currant has worked hard to obtain all required approvals and support in finally bringing this incredible site back to life.
Mr Currant will make himself available for media interview wherever possible. Please contact Susie Cretan to make interview requests.
The design, developed by architecture firm CUMULUS STUDIO, is driven by the industrial heritage of the buildings. With very few changes made to the exterior, the buildings still stand in all their weathered glory as they have for over 70 years. The interiors have been designed for simple excellence and comfort, again with no apology for the buildings’ origins as a pumphouse.
As a much loved relic of Tasmania’s industrial heritage, there is a responsibility to maintain that heritage for future generations. There is also consideration of the environmental stewardship imparted by the lease of the site in keeping with World Heritage Area values of minimal impact and sustainability.
There are 19 rooms in total, 12 rooms out in the Pumphouse and 6 in the Shorehouse and The Retreat on the water’s edge.
- 240m out on the lake
- Three floors, four rooms on each – twelve rooms in total
- Four Pumphouse Ground Floor rooms: from $610/night
- Four Pumphouse Middle Floor rooms: from $660/night
- Two Pumphouse Top Floor rooms (top level, larger size with split level design): from $700/night
- Two Pumphouse Top Floor – Bath rooms (top level, larger size with spacious bathroom and bathtub): from $770/night
- Lounges on first two levels, with bay windows facing lake and mountains
- Honesty bar on ground floor
- Lounge on mezzanine level can be transformed to a board room / conference facility
- Small library on a separate level between the middle and top floors
- Former sub-station on the water’s edge
- Two storeys, various levels – six rooms in total
- Two Shorehouse Standard rooms (no lake view): from $400/night
- One Shorehouse Waterview room (water facing, large window): from $545/night
- Two Shorehouse Waterview – Bath rooms (water facing, large windows and baths): from $575/night
- One Shorehouse Panorama room (water and forest facing, three large windows): from $625/night
- Entire bottom level dedicated to lounge area with honesty bar.
Shorehouse Dining Room
- Adjoining the Shorehouse
- A contemporary building opened in November 2017
- Designed by Jaws Architects
- Breakfast and dinner are served here
- Contains an honesty bar, custom designed wine rack and Vintec Fridge holding the finest treasures from our cellar.
- Built and Opened in November 2017
- Designed by Jaws Architects
- Hidden on the edge of the lake, hugged by native bush
- Designed with daring elements showcasing the lake’s natural beauty and unpredictability. Locally crafted furniture, ceramics, bath products and two deep tubs for soaking (one under the stars!)
- Inclusive of all food including our farmhouse fare dinners at shared tables in the Shorehouse dining room, an expanded larder brimming with the best local produce, wines and Tasmanian craft beers, ciders and spirits, as well as a few surprises (did we mention the cocktails?).
- from $1550/night
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Each room is equipped with a larder comprising a range of picnic and platter food and an exciting beverage selection. The larders are based on an honesty system, with a ledger for recording purchases. Importantly, the larder food and beverage items are available at retail prices, not the inflated prices typically associated with hotel minibars.
Both buildings offer honesty bars in the lounge areas, also fitted with a ledger to record purchases.
A highland breakfast is included in the nightly room rate.
Guests are invited for an included dinner each night, to share tables and tales with hosts and fellow guests. This is provided through our close partnership with Coal River Farm, just North of Hobart. Of course, guests may also choose to dine in privacy with food from their larder.
Guests may explore the outdoors with walks, bikes, dinghies, fishing, wildlife viewing, scenic helicopter/plane flights and picnics. Although, relaxing on the couch with panoramic views of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area may be all the perfect experience, without even venturing outdoors!