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Lodge at Tarraleah, Tarraleah, Tasmania

$400 or more
Australia, Australia + Pacific: The Lodge at Tarraleah
Wild River Road
Tarraleah , Tasmania
Tel: 61 3 6289 1199
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:

Set on a remote plateau overlooking central Tasmania's highland wilderness, The Lodge was originally created in the 1930s, along with the rest of Tarraleah, a purpose-built village, to house the executives of a huge hydroelectric system that still runs through these valleys. Today the village is a privately owned tourist attraction, and the totally redone nine-room Art Deco–esque Lodge is the sparkling jewel in its crown. Most visit this region for its pristine scenery, abundant wildlife, and trout fishing. For those seeking less strenuous pursuits, The Lodge—restored in a classic black, red, and silver color scheme—offers comfort rather than serious luxury. Even so, its indulgences include a clifftop hot tub and a library containing one of the largest collections of malt whiskeys in the country.

—2007 Hot List

When to go: The warmest months are January through March.

Which room to book: Suite 5, for its extra space, private deck, and uninterrupted valley views.

Amenities: Bar/lounge

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