Bronte Park was established by the Hydro Electric Commission in the late 1940´s as a construction village for the development of the Tungatinah scheme and other associated works in the vicinity.
Most of the homes have been removed leaving 19 cottages, the Chalet and a small general store.
In the height of the Hydro Electric commission days Bronte park boasted over 1000 people and supported a school and fundamental health clinic. People from many European Nations immigrated to work on these Hydro projects
Located in the Tasmanian Central Highlands, Bronte Park is a tourist village on the southern border of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It is positioned just north of the Lyell Highway, on the Marlborough Highway, approximately halfway in between Hobart and Queenstown/ Strahan, and close to the geographical centre of Tasmania, which is marked by the monument at Trig Point 715. It takes about 2 hours by car to travel the 150km to reach Bronte Park.
Renowned as a natural paradise amongst majestic mountain ranges, Bronte Park and the Tasmanian Highland attracts a plethora of visitors; from the outdoor adventurers and inland fly fishermen to nature enthusiast and the numerous tourists making the trek from Hobart to the West Coast.
Bronte Park Village was first established in the late 1940’s to support the Hydro electricity schemes in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. Many Tasmanian’s have fond memories of holidaying at Bronte Park and the lake filled surrounds.
Bronte Park Highland Village provides the social hub of the "buzzing metropolis". International visitors join with locals to hear the stories of yesteryear. Elderly gentlemen tell stories of living at Bronte as children. The avid fly fisherman tells stories of the trout he caught and the one that got away. The international tourist listens intently to the richness of the Aussie tales.
Located on the popular tourist route between Hobart and Strahan it acts as an easy stop over for people that want to explore the Central Highlands. Within easy reach of Lake St claire, The Wall sculpture, the destination of the overland track, Tarraleah Hydro Village, the Button Grass Hertiage fields, the new Pumphouse restaurant and hotel, and many of the 3000 world renowed Trout fishing lakes. Bronte park is an ideal choice for people desiring to see some of Tasmania’s finest locations.
Additional activities including horse riding, bass boat fishing, canoeing / kayaking, bush walking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, nature walks to name a few, this will make Bronte Park Village Back packer Hostel the perfect stop off for Tourists on a budget. The cottages are pet friendly, with even a place to tie up your horses which forms part of the riding trail.