Our stay at Truffle Lodge surpassed all expectations. We’re now converts to sleeping in tents and camping in Tasmania.

Truffle Lodge - Glamping in Tasmania
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Glamping in Tasmania: Truffle Lodge

Glamping in Tasmania: Truffle Lodge

Truffle Lodge has to be the definition of luxury glamping at its absolute finest. We found the property nestled discreetly in the beautiful Derwent Valley; boasting a prime riverfront location and potential for platypus-sightings at the doorstep.

Truffle Lodge - Derwent River, Tasmania
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Derwent River waterfront accommodation

Solidly built, African safari tents were spaced appropriately to promote privacy and serenity. We tested the hammock on the massive deck at the front of our “Platypus Point” home… purely for research purposes, of course! We’ve been sharing additional photos of Truffle Lodge via Instagram – you can see Gavin’s relaxed style there.

Truffle Lodge - Gretna Tasmania
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Luxury tent accommodation: Gretna Tasmania

While Gavin was lazing in a hammock and occasionally peering over the deck’s handrail for wildlife, I was soaking in a wooden bath. The en-suite was housed in a water tank at the rear of the tent. But don’t let that fool you! The bathroom at Truffle Lodge had all the mod-cons, complete privacy and a really comfortable, deep tub.

Truffle Lodge - Wooden Bath
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Unique (en-suite) wooden bathtub

Romantic Getaway and Happy Campers

So, Truffle Lodge had all the bases covered for a romantic, couple’s getaway. Tick. However, we could also imagine immense fun for group bookings. The guest lounge was blessed with a very effective fire; had gorgeous seating for a crowd, and spilled onto an open deck with additional table settings.

Truffle Lodge - Luxury Guest Lounge
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Truffle Lodge: spectacular guest lounge

For the outdoorsy camping experience, several other community spaces were well-established and came complete with fire pits and seating. We travelled as two, but met fellow glampers over pre-dinner drinks in the lounge and then a shared-table meal. It really was fun. We compared Tasmanian stories and swapped ideas about places to visit nearby.

Truffle Lodge - Stylish Camping Accommodation
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Communal spaces perfect for group bookings

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

For a short stay, you need not leave Truffle Lodge at all. Take a deep breath and simply relax. Even the food is provided, prepared by a chef. We dined on green Thai chicken curry and poached pears with chocolate sauce. Not a morsel was left by anyone at the table. All that fresh air can build an appetite!

Truffle Lodge - Chef-Prepared Dinner
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Meals prepared by Truffle Lodge chef

If you stay longer and want to explore beyond Gretna, you have so much to choose in the Derwent Valley. We investigated only a few places from the many possibilities. We will (as always) publish more content from our stay at Truffle Lodge in the future…

Truffle Lodge is located at 3411 Lyell Highway, Gretna… about halfway between New Norfolk and Hamilton. Phone 0400 677 445 for details or follow Truffle Lodge on Facebook.

Think Tasmania stayed as guests of Truffle Lodge. The property is closed now for a winter break, but if you head to the Truffle Lodge website (quickly, before 20 May) you’ll score yourself a sweet, half-price deal for next season.

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