I stayed in one of the art deco cottages at Tarraleah for two nights in August as part of the Wellness Yoga Retreat run by inspiring Hobart-based instructor Geraldine Doyle. The accomodation could not have been better- the 'cottages' are spacious, beautifully restored and furnished with unusual attention to detail. They have lovely views. Despite the six inches of snow that fell, we were super warm and comfortable (at least until we stepped outside!)
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and happy to give our group a very interesting guided tour of the ex-hydro town, as well as point out walks and other activities. The setting is isolated but beautiful and so peaceful, with the renovated church a perfect yoga studio. I imagine it would suit a variety of group uses like weddings as it has a nice mix of private and communal spaces, indoor and out.
The several yoga sessions were thoughtfully paced to complement our various needs/abilities and the workshops on juicing, nutrition, massage and other aspects of holistic well being were informed and fun. At the end of two days I felt wonderful, and a little disappointed not to be snowed in and forced to stay another night or two...
The owners have done a fantastic job of restoring and caring for an interesting piece of Tasmania's modern history, and it was a lovely and comfortable setting for calm reflection.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between the lake, the local hotel and close to all amenities is the Tarraleah campsite. Clean powered and unpowered sites are available and there are plenty of activities for all including a kids playground, feeding the cows and ducks, or doing one of the many walks surrounding the town. You can also book in for one of the guided fishing, kayaking or cycling tours through reception. The local pub offers modern bistro style food and and a selection of local and international wines and beers. Teez cafe is just around the corner and offers great coffee, hot breakfast and a selection of cakes, rolls, quiches and pies throughout the day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tarraleah Estate Tasmania