I have always said that New Zealand is God’s country. Perhaps I need to look a little closer to home, to the beautiful, unspoilt wilderness of Tasmania. Today we are heading to heaven in a pumphouse. Decommissioned in the 90s the Lake St Clair hydroelectric pumphouse lay empty having defeated a number of developers until Simon Currant stepped in in 2004. Finally in 2015 after a decade of hard work , a boutique hotel of 18 rooms, designed by , opened its doors. Two buildings ,one onshore the other at the end of the flume (jetty), provide the accommodation and facilities. The rooms are contemporary cool with a nod to the industrial but really it’s all about the wilderness. And truly it’s a slice of paradise.
All photos by Adam Gibson except the aerial shot by Stu Gibson.