Self Guided Activities

Feeding the Cows

Highland Cow Feeding


Tarraleah Estate has a resident herd of photogenic Scottish Highland Cows who at times adopt the occasional deer or two.


Join us for a  cow-feeding on Saturday’s at approx. 10am.

Enquire with your Lodge host for further details and remember to take care as well as your camera. These beautiful animals are enthusiastic eaters and need plenty of space to do so. If you miss this feeding, ask your host for advice about spotting these stunning creatures.


Feedings available to Lodge and Estate guests only.

Tarraleah Walks


Tarraleah Estate consists of 300 acres which guests are able to wander. Explore the grounds and admire the seasonal gardens….. Or as an inhouse guest, head out on one of our 4 short bush walks and celebrate the natural beauty of the Tasmanian Central Highlands.

Tarraleah Falls Track

Tarraleah Falls Track


We have our very own waterfall and its stunning! All you have to do is cross the pipes next to the lodge and take a 25-minute walk (one-way) through beautiful man fern glades, down a few steps to a cantilever platform overlooking the waterfall. (The last few minutes before the viewing platform are a little steep).


Keep an eye and an ear out for the resident lyrebirds who call this forest their home.


Eagle Track


It’s not called the Eagle track for nothing.  A nearby eagle’s nest means there’s a good chance you’ll witness a Wedge Tailed Eagle’s exceptional aerobatics or witness a new family learning to fly. 


This 1-hour return walk takes you along the escarpment to enjoy some stunning views and can also link with the Quoll track, giving you the opportunity for a 2-hour walk. – Suitable for those with average fitness as there are some ups and downs.  

Quoll Track


This great 45-minute walk takes you around the lake, through the cow paddock and into a beautiful tree-fern forest.  You will meander through thick tree ferns, open glades and past old growth trees.  The forest abounds with wildlife and an evening walk will assure you plenty of wildlife viewing, perhaps even a siting of the elusive quoll.


If you are sure footed, this can be a lovely option for those looking for a scenic jog.


Big Tree Walk

Big Tree Walk


Take a ramble through these pretty woods to see several huge trees missed by the early settlers’ saws. Estimated to be around 350 years old, these trees now provide shade for our highland cows, so be prepared to share the path with these hairy folk.


It takes around 55 minutes and can be found by walking up the main road towards the golf course.  If you are attentive you may even come across our Forest Chapel in your travels.

Tarraleah Golf Course Tasmania

Tarraleah Golf Course


If you’re a lover of golf don’t forget to bring your clubs, as next to Tarraleah Estate there is a 9-hole golf course!


Run by our neighbours, Tarraleah Golf Course is the highest in Tasmania and is surely one of the most beautiful in the state. The course was constructed in the 1950s by Hydro Tasmania to provide entertainment for the original residents in the town.  It was planted with European and native trees, many of which are now mature and add majesty to the course.


The course is a Par 65 with yardage of 5900. Additional tee-offs provide an 18 hole course for those with extra time.


To play a game of golf or for group enquiries, please contact the golf course directly on (03) 6289 3172.