We'd gladly shipwreck ourselves with our friends for a weekend getaway at the wildly fabulous Pumphouse Point
, a boutique wilderness retreat situated inside the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, one of the most celebrated Wilderness World Heritage Areas on the planet. The property features the adaptive re-use of industrial art deco buildings, originally built during the 1930s as a state-of-the-art facility to pump water from Lake St Clair to the nearby Tarraleah Power Station. The industrial site was decomissioned in the early 90s and has now been converted to offer 18 rooms of exquisite accommodation, comfy lounges, atmospheric dining, roaring fires and a range of exciting wilderness experiences. One of these buildings, the Pumphouse, is spectacularly positioned 240m out over Lake St Clair - Australia's deepest lake! The other building, the Shorehouse, is a stunning example of art deco design located on the lake's edge and contains the lounge/dining/entertainment venue with giant windows, deck area and exceptional views of the Pumphouse, lake, forest and mountains beyond.