Tarraleah is an award winning Tasmanian tourist destination in the heart of Tasmania's Highland wilderness. Previously a Hydro village, Tarraleah Estate’s original 1930's residences and public buildings have been lovingly converted into charming guest accommodation in a range of styles. Choose from luxury accommodation in The Lodge, beautifully restored art deco cottage accommodation in The Cottages, clean and modern budget accommodation in Scholars House or powered sites at the Highland Caravan Park. Accommodation is within walking distance of the village dining options, with central bookings and check in at Reception on the village green, all on the edge of the wild Tasmanian wilderness.
The Tarraleah estate comprises a Luxury Lodge and Art Deco Cottages. The Luxury Lodge was originally built in the 1930’s, in an Art Deco style. The Lodge housed the cream of Tasmania’s pioneering hydroelectricity engineers and architects. The Cottages at Tarraleah were hand built by Tasmanian craftsmen with Art Deco flair and furnished with care. These self-contained, one to three bedroom beautifully restored cottages are spacious, charming, warm and comfortable featuring a kitchen, dining area and laundry. Stroll across the village green to the Highland Store or call in to the Highlander Restaurant for local beer, wines and home cooked food. The Teez Café is also located at the main town square and serves great coffee and homemade cakes during the day.
The luxurious guest rooms all feature original Tasmanian art, internet access, flat screen TV, DVDs and iPod docking stations. Indulgent bathrooms have huge bathtubs and heated floors, luxury toiletries and those sensually soft cotton bathrobes. Your stay includes a one-hour spa use and a fully cooked breakfast in the Teez Café. The nine Lodge suites are all luxury King Suites with separate marble-floored bathrooms. The suites have various arrangements – some have fireplaces, balconies, luxury bathrooms, and some can be split into two king singles.
The Engineers Cottages housed the Hydro engineers and their families in the 1930's and 40's. Today they have been beautifully restored to their former glory. Many of the furniture pieces are originals from the period. The Engineers Cottages have 3 large bedrooms, verandahs, sunrooms, separate lounge areas with wood fires, large self-contained kitchens, and separate laundry facilities.
The Teez Café offers views of Tarraleah Village across the green, real coffee and great food in a friendly atmosphere with Tasmanian art, wood fires and great outside dining in summer. Try warm goodies or choose a fully cooked breakfast while you plan your day. Activity options in and around Tarraleah include walking wilderness tracks, lazing in the cliff top spa or catching the elusive trout. Homemade soup and home smoked trout salad can be found on Teez Café’s lunch menu.
The Highlander Restaurant and Bar is your evening dining choice that's all Tasmanian. The menu changes weekly, and is full of home baked, smoked and cured produce, only limited by the chef's imagination and the season. The wine list is mostly Tasmanian; however, there are a few labels from the mainland for your fill of Shiraz and Cab to go with that tasty Tassie steak. There is a lounge bar with comfy couches and armchairs in front of the fire, two dining areas, a private dining room and a spacious, covered, outdoor terrace for alfresco dining.
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