Surroundings & History
The village of Tarraleah was built in the 1930s to house workers on Tasmania’s hydro-electricity system. The town thrived until the 1960’s but the town gradually declined being all but abandoned in the 1990s and finally restored, renovated and re-opened as a resort village in 2005 by the current owners. The town sits on a small plateau tucked away in the heart of the state’s beautiful Central Highlands area, approximately two hours from Hobart and Launceston. The whole town can be booked for your special celebration and sole occupancy can be discussed with our wedding coordinator for groups of 80 people or more.
The village is surrounded on all sides by Tasmanian highland wilderness and is a perfect location for a wedding ceremony and wedding celebration. Numerous waterfalls, lakes and incredible views of the highlands are only ever a short walk away. The plateau itself drops into a steep and vast valley on one side, the sight of which is truly breathtaking, and a top which the Edge function space perches like one of the wedge-tailed eagles that soar overhead and nest in the valley below. Without doubt, the view from Edge balcony is one of the best views in Tasmania.
Boasting an abundance of Tasmanian flora and fauna, you are likely to see more than just eagles when walking through the forests around Tarraleah. Wallabies, quolls, wombats, Tasmanian devils and, of course, our friendly highland cows all call Tarraleah home. While a huge range of birdlife can be seen flying above, our ever hungry and inquisitive ducks will greet you at reception upon your arrival.