Just Opened in the Middle of Nowhere in Australia

© Stu Gibson

Pumphouse Point is a new boutique wilderness-retreat alternative to the Saffire Freycinet luxury lodge, which has been the far-flung place to stay on the island since opening in 2010. 

Located outside Cradle Mountain, in Lake St. Clair National Park (a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital), the 18-room design gem occupies a former 1940 hydroelectric pump house at the end of a 900-foot-long dock. On the mainland, The Lakehouse, which used to be the hydro substation, is home to the hotel’s restaurant.

Rooms, from $240; 1 Pumphouse Point Rd., Lake St. Clair; 61-4/2809-0436.