Book us in here now. Opening its doors just last month, this unique new glamping retreat in Tasmania has us daydreaming of an escape in the rugged wilderness.
Just 45 minutes northwest of Hobart, Truffle Lodge sits on the banks of Tasmania’s tranquil Derwent River in one of Australia’s first truffle orchards. Offering a luxury glamping experience like no other, the sustainable property is made up of spacious African safari-style tents and a stylish guests-only lounge.
Taking glamping to an all new level, the tents are fully equipped with king beds, lounges, heating and cooling, minibar, refrigerators, coffee machines, as well as its own luxury ‘glamping’ bathroom inside a converted water tank. Each bathroom includes a hand-carved wooden bath and a separate rain shower. In addition to these luxurious touches, each tent has complete river frontage and a spacious private deck with rockers and a lounge, allowing guests to be fully immersed in the tranquillity of the Tasmanian countryside in absolute comfort.
Adventure-seekers will be in their element with Truffle Lodge’s wild surrounds and nearby platypus-inhabited creek, while those who enjoy the finer things in life will love sampling Derwent Valley wine and produce in the lodge’s luxe dining pod. Owners Laurelle and John Grimley said Truffle Lodge was built with a focus on sharing ‘the real Tasmania experience’ with guests: “With Platypus swimming wild at your feet and with many activities to choose from – such as kayaking, biking, fly fishing, walks through the truffle orchard and wildlife spotting – this is the ultimate way to truly experience Tasmania in comfort.”
At the heart of Truffle Lodge is the fusion of sustainability and luxury. Designed and built with eco-friendly principles, the lodge is also being developed as a habitat for the endangered Swift Parrot, with hundreds of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus ovata being planted on the property.
To find out more about Truffle Lodge or to make a booking, visit the website here.