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Central Highlands Lodge
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Booked this accomodation due to its location as my husband and i were taking a few days to travel round tasmania. A little intimidating on arrival but only because we were probably the only tourists in a big group of fishermen but there was a warm welcome and the staff were friendly. The food was really good! There was quite a bit of driving on unsealed roads to get here and perhaps not so good in a little hire car (however this was our fault for not looking into this beforehand!). The room was nice and clean but a little cold.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

This is in the Central Highlands. The middle of Tasmania, the middle of nowhere if you are a tourist. Or the middle of fishing heaven if you hunt trout.

The accommodation here is basic. The three star rating generous when compared to city accommodation but who cares? This is the only place to stay up here (there is the pub but that is another sad story).

The staff try hard, are friendly and welcoming, the rooms are clean if seriously in need of some TLC in basic maintenance.
It's been on the market for some time and I look forward to some rejuvenation that new ownership will bring.

In the meantime it remains my mountain 'shack', visited periodically when I hunt the wily trout.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
2  Thank wolfsbite
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

On our second trip to Tasmania we decided to spend a day in Mienna just to see what was there.
That was our big mistake.
We should have stayed for a week.

Never having experienced snow (from W.A.) we were delighted to be caught in a heavy snow fall so much so that we had to leave the way we came in as the other road out was not recommended to travel without a full 4WD.

We had hoped to sight a bit of snow but Mienna gave us a unforgetable experience that we are still talking about to anyone who will listen.
Arriving early pm. during a light snowfall we booked in to a beautifull little timber lined cabin with electric blankets, floor heating and a electric oil heater.

LCD TV and all cooking facilities with a outside nook to sit in (weather permitting) make it a perfect place to spend a week just relaxing.

A briliant meal in the main lodge beside a roaring fire followed by a few drinks to wind up a great day.

The snow increased overnight and in the morning our car was covered in a inch of snow with the temperature well below zero.

The new owner/managers had just completed their first week since taking over and still finding their way but they are both lovely friendly people and i am sure will succeed with there new challenge.

The old staff are still working at the lodge and are also dedicated people who know how to look after guests.

Sadly we had to leave as we had ongoing bookings but i will return and stay longer next time.

Overall we rate our stay in Mienna in our top 3 out 20 nights in Tasmania.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank trevorb2506
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

My son and me stayed in this lodge during a 4 day fishing trip to the Central Highland Lakes. The lodge overlooks the Great Lake and is a perfect base for fishing in this spectacular part of Tasmania. There is precious little in the way of accommodation other than cabins in this area, so if you like to have a little service this is your place.

The sleeping accommodation is in a series of wooden cabins, simply but comfortably furnished and with a countertop, sink, fridge, etc. The main building contains a restaurant and comfortable bar, warmed with roaring log fires. The food was great - especially when caught yourself and prepared by the lodge's cook! - and there was always the chance of a friendly chat in the bar afterwards. Be warned, though, that the main lodge building does not open til 6 pm, so breakfast comes packed the night before and there is no lunch ... but what the heck would you be doing in the lodge at lunchtime when there is so much to see anyway! ;))

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here, and I do not think you have to be into fishing - just go and stay and enjoy the scenery and the atmosphere.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this place. The nice timber huts are very clean and contain a fridge and very basic "cooking" facilities - enough for breakfast and tea. The restaurant in the hotel is rustic but lovely. There was always a good vibe, many locals and really good food. What is special about this place is the atmosphere of quietness and just being alone with nature.

Miena is very secluded and apart from fishing, there is not much to do. We are not into fishing but we found it the perfect place to relax after two busy weeks on the road all around Tasmania. There are lots of lakes around this area where you can just sit and relax, maybe read a book. Note that because Miena is quite high on a plateau, it gets very cold at night - even in summer. However, with some warm clothing you can still go out and watch animals at night. We've seen lots of echidnas around this place.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PufferfishMunich
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed here as a family of 4 in January in one of the family units, so that some of the family could fish. The family unit was small and quite basic but comfortable, clean and perfectly adequate for us to spend one night. There were 2 rooms plus a bathroom. Main room included a lounge, table and chairs and a partial kitchen - with fridge, toaster, kettle, sink, plus Queen Bed. The other room had 2 single beds. We ate Pizza in the Restaurant/Bar in the evening which was lovely. Miena is a good location to fish from, and this lodge is most perfect for fishermen.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Wendy G
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Needed to travel to the central highlands to visit a sick relative and decided to stay overnight at this lodge. This is in the lovely, cold and beautiful town of Miena. The lodge itself is really a motel with individual small units and easy access to the main lounge and restaurant area.
The units are warm (floor heating) with extra heating if required (it was!), with comfy bed(s), everything very clean and well presented. There is nothing remarkable about the place other than the very reasonable rates they charge for pleasant, unstartling accommodation. TV reception is very poor so take a good book with you. I ate a meal from the restaurant which was, again, reasonably priced and quite acceptable. What makes this place stand out from most others in this price range was the really welcoming and helpful attitude of the staff on duty. They went the extra yard and would have done more if I hadn't called a halt. I would most certainly look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank kateshir
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Address: Haddens Bay, Miena, Tasmania 7030, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Miena
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Miena
Price Range: £65 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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