Fly Fishing - Central Plateau, Tasmania


Thousand Lakes is a place like no other. It is almost otherworldly, remote and barren yet beautiful and unique. Wrapped inside Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, Thousand Lakes Lodge is your base to explore the lakes and lagoons of this unique alpine wilderness, and discover the real Tasmania. The boutique Lodge is located in the heart of the Western Lakes region of Tasmania’s Central Plateau, just 90 minutes drive from Launceston, or 2 hours from Hobart. Opening in October 2016, the Lodge will feature nine well-appointed premium accommodation rooms, and a communal dining and lounging room. Guests can retreat to the Lodge after enjoying some of the best wild brown trout fishing in the world, relax in front of the roaring double fireplace, and set upon the larder of fine treats and Tasmanian craft beer and wine. Step outside the comforts of the Lodge and be immersed in this remote wilderness World Heritage Area, where the pristine air, sparkling clear waters, and wide open skies will awaken the soul.


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Fishing & Guiding

Tasmania’s wild brown trout are arguably the purest strain in the world, and the conditions are considered world-class. Anglers have a choice of a thousand stunning crystal clear lakes and lagoons on the doorstep of the Lodge to try your luck and explore this remote part of Tasmania. The Central Plateau area has been a famous trout fishery for over 100 years. The area is known as the land of a thousand lakes and has many alpine tarns formed by glacial action some 8,000 – 20,000 years ago. For anglers unfamiliar with the Thousand Lakes area or just want to give yourself the best chance of a great fishing experience there are a range of guided fishing experiences on offer. Enjoy countless opportunities to catch some magnificent wild brown and rainbow trout with the assistance of enthusiastic, dedicated and knowledgeable guides, including Christopher Bassano and his team who are considered some of the best in Tasmania.

“Hunting wild brown trout in Tasmania’s gin-clear highland lakes is a bucket-list experience for passionate fly fishers… It just doesn’t get any better!” Steve Starling, International TV and media fishing personality, author and fishing photographer.


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Accommodation & Dining

Situated on Lake Augusta and facing an alpine plateau, Thousand Lakes Lodge is a haven from the wild and remote outdoors. All nine rooms in the Lodge have views across the rugged alpine landscape, some with views reaching to the Ouse River, and are a mix of King Delux, Queen Premium or Queen Standard rooms. Dinner is served each night in the dining room with two or three course meals available, using the best Tasmanian produce to satisfy a highlands hunger. The lounge area offers a larder and bar that is jam packed with tasty treats, all individually portioned for guests to create themselves their ideal charcuterie plate or a quick snack. Both the larder and bar operate on an honesty system, where guests have full access and record their selection. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is a selection of continental style delights, along with ingredients to build the ultimate toastie. Lunch hampers can also be ordered to take with you.


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The Lodge is the gateway to a Tasmanian alpine and World Heritage Area wilderness experience, it’s the ideal base for walking, fishing, 4WD, bird watching, or just relaxing and switching off from the world. The World Heritage Area is area defined as a free-walking zone, so walkers are not confined to boardwalks or set trails, you are free to explore and discover as much or as little the of highlands and make it your own. 4WD enthusiasts can access even more remote areas of the region to find your own piece alpine terrain to explore and experience the spectacular landscape. There are designated tracks to Talinah Lagoon, Lake Pillans and the Julian Lakes that are open at certain times of the year. Thousand Lakes Lodge is also the perfect place to just unwind and escape. Step outside on a calm day and nature is all that can be heard under the big open sky. Inside, indulge with a book by the roaring fire, gaze outside and watch the ever-changing rugged alpine landscape.


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+61 (0)3 6346 1990


1248 Lake Augusta Road, Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia


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