Driftwater Lodge, Tasmania

dry fly fishing for wild brown trout

Driftwater Lodge is located close to Deloraine in northern Tasmania in the beautiful Meander Valley. Driftwater’s century-old homestead provides the perfect home for both fishers and non-fishers. Anglers can choose between fishing tiny dries on small mountain creeks, wading freestone streams, or fishing from one of the lodge’s handmade wooden drift boats on a river or lake. Everyone will enjoy fishing and staying in this relaxed boutique fly fishing lodge on a Tasmanian adventure.

Wild Trout Fishing Variety

Tasmania is a great place to experience fly fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout. The diverse fishery is set amid a stunning landscape of mountains and breathtaking scenery with great wildlife viewing.

Fly fishing in Tasmania is varied and ranges from casting a tiny dry fly in a small mountain creek to freely rising trout, to wading freestone streams with slow flowing riffles and runs or sections with bubbly pocket water. Drifting down meandering meadow rivers in the lodge’s handmade wooden drift boats or exploring the margins of lowland lakes for mayfly feeders is another wonderful way to enjoy all on offer here.

The jewel of fly fishing in Tasmania are the highland lakes located in the central highlands. Here you can sight cast to trout as you wade the edges of shallow lakes, search for that tell tale fin breaking the glassy surface as trout rummage in the shallows or fish loch style from the wooden motor boats.

Stunning Boutique Homestead Accommodation

Driftwater Lodge offers stunning views over the Meander Valley. The  century old homestead has been purposely renovated to accommodate both fishing and non fishing guests alike. It is a great base to explore Tasmania, whether it’s with the family, as a solo traveller, or with a bunch of friends.

The spacious suites offer the choice of queen or single bed combinations to suit your requirements. All feature their own well appointed en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe for your valuables and radio alarm clock for those early mornings.

Continental breakfasts are included as standard and combine the freshest ingredients and homemade delights (cooked breakfasts available on request). Picnic lunches are provided for fishing days, again featuring the finest local produce to keep you going through your day on the water. Evening meals offer a shared table dining experience, often starting with a local beer or spirit teamed with delicious savouries. Followed by an award winning Tasmanian wine to accompany a memorable two course meal featuring locally sourced produce.

Gateway to Northern Tasmania

Driftwater is located close to Deloraine in the beautiful Meander Valley in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. A leisurely 40 minutes drive from Launceston airport or Devonport ferry terminal and only three hours from Hobart.

Launceston Airport offers regular direct flights to/from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane making it perfect for longer combination itineraries.

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