Tarraleah is a small town located in the rugged wilderness of the Central Highlands of Tasmania. Tarraleah is located some 125 kilometres north-west of the capital city of Tasmania Hobart and approximately half-way between Hobart and Queenstown. The Tarraleah Highland Caravan Park is a modern caravan park and campground, offering clean, comfortable and modern accommodation. The caravan park is located near the lake and offers excellent bathroom facilities, laundry, internet access, EFTPOS, cafe, highland hotel with bistro meals, games room, and plenty of local wildlife. A number of unique tours operate from this area. Tarraleah is 20 kilometres from the ‘ centre’ of Tasmania, on the edge of the World Heritage Area; Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.
In 1839 the first brown trout were released in Tasmania and have bred ever since. Tasmania’s isolation and abundance of perfect conditions make highland fishing from Tarraleah a dream location for the avid fisherman looking to bag that elusive rainbow or brown trout. There are over 30 lakes and app. six streams within a thirty minute radius of Tarraleah. Local lakes have rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon as well as trophy size brown trout. Bag limits of 12 wild fish per day apply – average weights around 1 – 2.5 kilograms.