The opening this January of the restored Pumphouse building in the middle of Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest lake in Tasmania's Central Highlands, is the culmination of decades of careful planning. Just 18 rooms provide truly Tasmanian accommodation between the pumphouse itself which seems to 'float' above the lake (in fact it is at the end of a 250 metre long flume from the shores) and the Lakehouse. Don't come here if you are expecting to feast on degustation menus in grand dining rooms or enjoy spa treatments made from priceless ingredients. Come to Pumphouse Point to experience true, unadulterated Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness - a living fairytale of weird and wonderful wildlife, walking, fly fishing and thousands of lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls and mountains. Lake St Clair is quite mesmerising in its beauty, as arresting in the middle of winter as it is in the height of summer, as gloriously beautiful and serene in snow as it is in sun. This isbe luxury - but luxury in that uniquely 100 per cent Tasmanian style - possibly not as you have ever known it before. Just make sure Pumphouse Point is on your Tassie itinerary!