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Fun Idea: Glamping at Truffle Lodge, Tasmania

Nestled on the banks of Tasmania’s tranquil Derwent River in one of Australia’s first truffle orchards and just 45 minutes from Hobart rests Truffle Lodge, a luxury glamping experience like no other.

Owners Laurelle and John Grimley describes the experience as “Australian bush camp meets Arabian nights”.

“We want people to really experience Tasmania – Truffle Lodge shows off Tasmania’s stunning wilderness, wildlife and quiet in comfort without the built up hotel like environment.”

“With Platypus swimming wild at your feet and many activities to choose from such as kayaking, biking, some of the best fly fishing the Derwent has to offer, walks through the truffle orchard and wildlife spotting. This is the ultimate way to truly experience Tasmania in comfort,” commented the pair.

Each safari tent is 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, each tent has complete river frontage and a spacious private deck with rockers and a lounge allowing guests to be fully immersed in the tranquility of the Tasmanian country side in absolute comfort.

The property is designed and built to incorporate eco-friendly principles. In addition to this, Truffle Lodge is being developed as a habitat for the endangered Swift Parrot with the planting of hundreds of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus ovata needed for their survival. Guests at the opening ceremony, will be invited to participate in this wildlife initiative by planting a tree to added to the many already planted.

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