Luxury in a Wilderness Alpine Environment
Located in the heart of a UNESCO World heritage park; it’s remote, barren but beautiful, and unique. It’s a place that can be serene and silent yet in an instant, cold, raw, and unfriendly – but comfort is always close by.
Thousand Lakes Lodge is in the Central Highlands World Heritage Area of Tasmania, often referred to as the Western Lakes. To the West is the Walls of Jerusalem and to the East is the Great Lakes, and as the name suggests it’s the ideal base for exploring the Thousand Lakes area.
Here in this alpine environment the air is noticeably clear and the silence is inspiring, on a still day; birds, bugs, and fish surface within your reach. On days when the wind is high and the temperature drops, it will take your breath away and find you in awe of its harshness.
Dusk acts as a cue for native animals to commence their procession to scavenge food; wombats, quoll, Tasmanian devils, wallabies, and possums transform the area into a hub of activity.
Luxury accommodations set in a wilderness alpine environment
Food and Beverages
Breakfast is continental, water and a packed lunch are included each day with fishing.
Evening meals are chef-prepared and local produce and wines provide a culinary delight each evening. Locally raised beef and lamb to freshly caught seafood may be on the menu on any one night.
Typical Length of Stay
At least 4/3 packages are recommended to best take advantage of the location and fishing.
Amazing opportunities in nature from hiking and biking to seeking out the wildlife that abides throughout the area. Gin school!
Internet is widely available but can be slow. The calling code for Australia is +61
How To Get There
Flying is the most effective way to reach Launceston. It’s only a 45-minute flight from Melbourne! Flights from all the major Australian cities fly direct to Launceston daily.
Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Packages can be tailored to your arrival and departure times. Transfers can be arranged by Yellow Dog.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
The fishing is superb for hard fighting and wild brown trout. Ranging from fishing small local rivers and lakes to stalking lake edges and learning “loch” style techniques – the guides are nothing short of outstanding teachers and anglers. In fact, several guides have represented Australia in world fly fishing competitions and Martin Droz actually won the World Championship in NZ in 2008!
Each day anglers will fish different water and the range of sizes and catch rates will vary depending on location. Consider a numbers day to have a smaller average size and when chasing large tailing browns – you will want to make the most of each opportunity.
Fishing dry flies is the preferred technique for a large part of the year – sometimes two in tandem! But be prepared to fish a slow sinking line and streamers later in the season – fishing the lakes like this can be incredibly productive!
Boats and Equipment
The guiding team will supply quality waders and boots as well as complete rod and reel outfits for guests to borrow at no charge if needed. All other terminal tackle is also supplied at no additional cost including leaders, tippet, and flies.
Rates and Terms
Quoted on application with room packages starting from only $250USD and trout guiding starting at $550USD. Enquire now for specials and packages.
A maximum of 2 is guided on a boat
AVAILABILITY: Please contact Yellow Dog.
Thousand Lakes Lodge (Tasmania, Australia)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays or flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. The lodge will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the lodge and Yellow Dog are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. For all of these reasons, and because of the lodge’s no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Australia packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.