Tarraleah Highland Caravan Park

5 Oldina Drive, Tarraleah, TASMANIA View Map


A special place with stunning views of the Tasmanian Highlands and wilderness, and once the home of hundreds of Hydroelectric pioneers.

First scouted in the late 1800’s, the site was initially cleared as part of the Hydro development in the area during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Initially the workforce lived in tents and basic huts. However in the late 1930's more permanent houses were constructed on the escarpment, which were designed as family homes, and attracted a larger number of skilled engineers and trades to work on the Hydro. In the same year, the Chalet (now the Lodge) was also constructed. It was the centrepiece of the Tarraleah settlement and was originally built for the Hydro engineers and the Company Directors.

For a number of years the village grew, with many more roads of houses and public buildings being constructed, including churches, a town hall/picture theatre, public house, supermarket, hospital, roadhouse and more. The population grew to several thousand. However in the 1980's and 1990's the village suffered a decline, as capital works in the area were completed and the population moved onto other projects around the state. Eventually the town closed altogether and parts of the remaining buildings were leased to short term businesses. In 2006 the village was purchased and transformed into what it is today - a hotel on a village -scale.

Today Tarraleah Estate includes a spectacular look out point, a range of walks, exciting Tasmanian wildlife, a range of holiday and luxury accommodation options, as well as dining and function spaces. The estate also maintains a close association with Tarraleah Golf Club. Visitors can see the original church, the Great Hall and pub, as well as stay in one of 15 original houses, one of the 9 Luxury rooms in the Lodge or even a school room in the old schoolhouse.

Please note: Tarrahleah close over the winter season. Accommodation is unavailable from May 15 - September 16 2016.

Fly Fishing,
Cooking classes
Massages
Whisky Tasting
Kayaking
Cycling
Wildlife tours
Bush walking
Murder Mystery
Kids activities

Russell Falls
Golf
Nature Trails
Guided Tours

Available Park Features

  • 17
    Number of powered sites
  • 10
    Number of unpowered sites
  • 0
    Number of on-site cabins/caravans
  • Dogs at Managers Discretion
  • Childrens Playground
  • BBQ Area
  • Resident Manager
  • Sites Available for Short Stay
  • Washing Machines
  • Large Sites for RVs
  • Family Friendly
  • Camping
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Accommodation Options

Caravans

Caravans (1 option)

Starting From
$33
  • Powered Caravan/RV Site

    Powered site in the Highland Caravan Park. Each site has access to the amenities block with toilets, showers, camp kitchen and washing machines. Backing onto paddocks and our deer enclosure, the caravan park sites are quiet, spacious and close to all facilities of the village.
    Please note that there is no grocery store at Tarraleah. Please bring supplies if you plan to cook.
    Small dogs are welcome only by pre-arrangement with management prior to arrival.

    Check in at the Reception/Cafe building adjoining the village green or at the Highlander Restaurant after 6pm.

    • Sleeping Maximum
      5
OnSite

OnSite (7 options)

  • Engineers Cottage

    Engineers Cottage

    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.

    Linen and Towels Provided - Cots Available

    • Sleeping Maximum
      6
  • Superintendants Cottage

    Superintendants Cottage

    The Superintendants Cottages housed the boss and his family in the1930's and 40's. Today the cottages has been immaculately restored to its former glory. Many of the furniture pieces are originals from the period, painstaklingly restored to give you a feeling of stepping back in time. The Cottage is expansive with 4 large bedrooms, verandahs, sunrooms, separate lounge and dining areas with wood fires, large self contained kitchens, and separate laundry facilities.

    Linen and Towels Provided - Cots Available

    • Sleeping Maximum
      6
  • Architects Cottage

    Architects Cottage

    The Architects Cottage was used in the 1930's and 40's to entice the best Hobart and Launceston architects and their families to Tarraleah during the Hydro Development boom. The cottages have 3 large bedrooms, expansive self contained kitchen areas, sunroom, dining area, lounge room with a wood fire, modern bathroom and laundry facilities.

    Linen and Towels Provided

    • Sleeping Maximum
      6
  • The Lakeside Villas

    Stay in one of our modern 1 bedroom self contained Lakeside Villas. These self contained cabins overlook the lake which is a favorite hangout for our group of friendly Tarraleah ducks. The Highland Cows are a stones throw away in the field next to the lake and in the evening, its just a short walk to the Highlander Restaurant which serves modern bistro style meals with lots of country hospitality.

    Linen and Towels Provided - Cots Available

    • Sleeping Maximum
      2
  • Scholars House

    Relaxed and friendly, contemporary conversion of the former Highland schoolhouse. School rooms are ensuite studio rooms, each with a queen size bed on the mezzanine floor and a sitting area with flat screen and dvd downstairs.
    In the heart of the Scholars building there is a communal warm fireside snug, laundry, internet, rocking horse, lots of room and a little nostalgia.
    Interconnecting rooms, family and ‘less-abled’ suites are all available

    Linen and Towels Provided

    • Sleeping Maximum
      3
  • Scholars House Bed and Breakfast

    Relaxed and friendly, contemporary conversion of the former Highland schoolhouse. School rooms are ensuite studio rooms, each with a queen size bed on the mezzanine floor and a sitting area with flat screen and dvd downstairs, as well as bathroom.
    In the heart of the Scholars building there is a communal warm fireside snug, laundry, internet, rocking horse, lots of room and a little nostalgia.
    Interconnecting rooms, family and ‘less-abled’ suites are all available

    Linen Provided - Cots Available

    • Sleeping Maximum
      3
  • Single Men's

    In keeping with the tradition of the original accommodation in the early days of Tarraleah, the cabins in the Highland Caravan Park are named after the Single Men's quarters. These cabins feature a kitchenette, a double bed and ensuite. Ideal for brief over night stays, or for an upgrade from your tent for the night.

    Linen Provided

    • Sleeping Maximum
      2

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