Miena Village Boat Hire is situated on the shores of the Great Lake. Miena, in the central highlands of Tasmania. The highlands are central to Tasmania and can be easily accessed from a number of directions – from Hobart in the south via Bothwell, from Strahan on the west coast, from Launceston in the north, or from Devonport and Deloraine in the north-west. The Central Highlands landscape consists of mountain peaks rising from button grass plains. During winter (and sometimes summer), snow settles on the shores of the lakes and clear crisp days satisfy those who enjoy feeling close to the environment. The area is rugged and isolated and weather conditions vary and change quickly. Snowfalls, fog, rain and sunshine can occur in a single day in any month of the year.
Miena Village boat hire based out of the Great Lake General Store offer fishing boats that are allowed to be fished on smooth waters and are most suitable for Tasmania’s shallow lakes in the Central Highlands. Miena Village Hire Boats were designed and built in the United Kingdom for their loch style fishing and were purchased after being used in the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships, Tasmania. Each boat is of fiberglass construction, has floatation tanks, and is ideal for two or three anglers to fish from. Powered by a six horsepower Suzuki motor, these displacement hull hire boats will be a regular occurrence on Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon, Swan Bay (the Great Lake), Bronte Lagoon and on those Western Lakes which are accessible by boat. All safety equipment including life jackets, oars, buoyancy ring are provided as well as a full tank of fuel to get you where you need to go. Pick up at the Great Lake General Store, minimum requirement is that the boat driver must have a valid Australian boat licence and be over the age of 18. Bookings are essential particularly in the summer months, and can be hired out for the day or for multiple days.
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Miena Village Boats
Each boat is of fiberglass construction, has floatation tanks, and is ideal for two or three anglers to fish from. Powered by a six horsepower Suzuki motor, these displacement hull hire boats will be a regular occurrence on Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon, Swan Bay (the Great Lake), Bronte Lagoon and on those Western Lakes which are accessible by boat
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- Suzuki 6hp Motor
- Capacity; two or three anglers
- Safety Equipment provided
Fishing in the Central Highlands
The Great Lake Hotel is ideally situated to take advantage of the areas many excellent trout waters, whether taking advantage of nearby waters, or using it as a base to fish the streams to the North and South before heading out west to the land of a thousand lakes for a camping experience. Locally, there is a profusion of lakes and lagoons, including Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon, Arthurs Lake as well the largest freshwater lake in Australia, the Great Lake. The trout fishing in Great Lake itself is renowned for its summer hatches and wind lane activity, and it is always a treat to find hungry speckled brown trout greedily dining on the carpet of midge pupa on the water. The Great Lake region attracts lure, bait and fly-casting visitors from across the country and around the world. For people not interested in unlocking its secrets with fishing, the region is also ideal for bushwalking.
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