About Us

Tall Timbers Tasmania is testament to Circular Head’s pioneering timber families reflected in the timbers used, but also in the names of areas throughout the complex, which recognise and acknowledge their contribution to the region. The hotel’s construction from the local “tall timbers” was a community building enterprise that continues today, through sponsorship and support of various local sporting teams and organisations. The property is also a home away from home for dozens of staff who work tirelessly year round. Initial construction commenced in April 1989 with the massive task of completing the main complex and 12 motel style units completed in a record time of 13 weeks and 4 days.

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Tall Timbers Entrance

Video Tours

Stanley and surrounding area tour

Visual tour of Smithton

Awards

2017-

  • THA Winner: Hotel of the Year (Regional)
  • THA Winner: Best New Tourism Initiative

 

2016-

  • THA Winner: Hotel of the Year (Regional)
  • THA Winner: Best Sports Bar
  • THA Winner: Best Guided Tour Experience
  • THA Winner: Best Mid Range Accommodation
  • Outstanding Community Service & Achievement Award

2015-

  • AHA National Winner (joint): Best Sporting Entertainment Venue
  • THA Winner: Hotel of the Year (Regional)
  • THA Winner: Best Marketed Establishment
  • THA Winner: Best Sports Bar
  • THA Winner: Best Guided Tour Experience
  • Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards Winner – Accommodation: Hotel/Motel
  • Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards Winner – Tour Operator

2014-

  • THA Winner: Best Regional Hotel of the Year
  • THA Winner: Best Mid Range Accommodation
  • THA Winner: Best Sports Bar
  • Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards Winner: Standard Accommodation
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards: Standard Accommodation – Bronze

2013-

  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Finalist: Standard Accommodation
  • Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards Winner: Standard Accommodation
  • Service Advantage Awards: 2nd Place Apex Award
  • THA Winner: Best Regional Hotel of the Year
  • THA Winner: Best Apartment/ Suite
  • THA Winner: Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • THA Winner: Disabled Access Accommodation Award
  • THA Winner: Best Family Restaurant

2012-

  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Finalist: Standard Accommodation
  • Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards Winner: Best Hotel Accommodation

2011-

  • Service Advantage Awards: 1st Place Masters Award
  • Service Advantage Awards: 1st Place Overall Program Winners
  • Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence: National Finalist: Family Restaurant
  • AHA Finalist: Best Marketed Hotel
  • Cradle Coast Tourism Awards: Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Tourism Industry Won by John Dabner
  • Cradle Coast Tourism Awards: Best Hotel/ Motel Accommodation
  • CGU NW Business Awards Business and Industry Awards: Large Hospitality Business Award
  • CGU NW Business Awards Business and Industry Awards: Excellence in Marketing
  • THA Winner: Best Family Restaurant
  • THA Winner: Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • THA Winner: Best Marketed Establishment
  • THA Winner: Best Country Hotel

2010-

  • CGU NW Business Awards Business and Industry Awards: Excellence in Marketing
  • THA Winner: Best Country Hotel

2009-

  • Tourism Tasmania Outstanding Contribution by and Individual (awarded to GM John Dabner)
  • AHA Winner: Best Mid-Range Accommodation

2008-

  • Recognition of Achievement Award by Circular Head Community
  • AHA Winner: Best Kids Dining Menu
  • AHA Winner: Best Mid-Range Accommodation

2007-

  • AHA Winner: Best Kids Dining Menu
  • AHA Winner: Best Marketed Hotel
  • AHA Winner: Best Mid-Range Accommodation

2006-

  • AHA Winner: Best Country Hotel

2005-

  • Tidy Town’s Best Tourism Award: Major Expansion & Diversification of Facilities
  • AHA Winner: Best Mid-Range Accommodation
  • AHA Winner: Best Redeveloped Hotel
  • AHA Highly Commended: Best Country Hotel

2004-

  • AHA Finalist: Best Mid-Range Accommodation
  • AHA Finalist: Best Bistro

2003-

  • AHA Winner: Best Bistro
  • AHA Winner: Best County Hotel
  • AHA Winner: Best Mid-Range Accommodation

2002-

  • AHA National finalist: Outstanding Community Service & Achievement
  • AHA Winner: Best Bistro
  • AHA Winner: Best Mid-Range Accommodation

2001-

  • AHA Winner: Best Bistro
  • AHA Winner: Outstanding Community Service & Achievement
  • AHA Winner: Best Workplace Health & Safety Initiatives

1999-

  • AHA Winner: Best Hotel Accommodation
  • AHA Winner: Best Redeveloped Hotel

1998-

  • AHA National Award for Excellence – Winner: Best Hotel/Motel Accommodation

What people are saying

Tall Timbers History

Tall Timbers accommodation has a strong timber influence in keeping with the region in which it sits. In its infancy Tall Timbers began with 12 standard motel units in 1989 with the main hotel complex and has now evolved through two expansions to host 57 standard accommodation rooms along with 10 boutique lakeside apartments. 95% of the materials used in the construction were local Tasmanian Timbers from the Circular Head region. Local Saw-Millers produced the Tasmanian Oak, while Britton Brothers and Grey’s Timbers product milled the Blackwood, Sassafras, Myrtle and the fine timber veneers.

Tall Timbers offers a resort style facility providing outstanding accommodation based within a natural setting providing extensive options for recreation, hospitality and relaxation. The massive columns in the main entrance were purchased and squared locally by chainsaw. The locally sourced stone fireplaces throughout the complex add to that rustic appearance.

The business has been operating it has gone from strength-to-strength with additional features being progressively added to the accommodation and the property including:

  • Increasing the number of rooms from 12 to 67 including construction of boutique lakeside apartments.
  • Adding 2 full size tennis courts and a BBQ area.
  • Providing business/ conference and wedding facilities including Video Conferencing.
  • Introducing TAS Keno, Video Gaming Machines, and TOTE.
  • Expanding the Bistro and Bar area.
  • Introducing specialty 4WD Adventure Tours.
  • Introducing a nationally branded Thirsty Camel Bottle shop.
  • Addition of a Recreational Area that has pool and gym facilities for guests, community groups and sporting clubs.
  • Upgrading the standard hotel rooms to ensure these stay in line with industry trends and traveller requirements.
  • Expanding on markets reached through providing free RV parking facilities.
Tall Timbers Tasmania