Truffle Lodge in Tasmania

Inside the Truffle Lodge
Inside the Truffle Lodge

Guests can spend the day kayaking, fly fishing or wildlife watching on a walk through the truffle orchard before returning to the on-site restaurant to feast on local Derwent Valley wine and produce.

A new luxury glamping property opened this week on the banks of Tasmania’s Derwent River. The 12-acre riverside property is home to one of Australia’s first truffle orchards as well as a hectare of hazel trees and riverside gums, with a thriving population of possums wallabies, wombat, echidnas and platypus.

Each tent is 81 square metres, with floor to ceiling drapes and recycled wooden furniture.

Guests can stay in one of the five African-style safari tents, each equipped with a king bed, lounge area, private riverfront balcony and bathroom housed inside a converted water tank, with a hand carved freestanding wooden bath and separate rain shower. A raised wooden walkway connects the tents to three communal pods; the Lounge and Dining Room with a large outdoor deck area and the Reception and Bar pod with a wood burning outdoor fireplace.

Truffle Lodge will operate from October to May with rates starting from A$525.

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