Poatina Village is located right in the heart of Tasmania and is a great place to visit on your next school camp, stay overnight or as long as you like. The Village is located overlooking the Northern Midlands on the edge of the Great Western Teirs and Central Plateau. With easy access to a variety of geographical and historical attractions.
School Camps at Poatina Village.
Poatina Chalet offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs; including 3-star Golden Chain motel rooms, hostel rooms and self-contained cottages and houses.
A variety of conference and meeting facilities are available from quiet retreat spaces, meeting rooms to suit training or workshops, to large conference facilities to seat 200.
For your stay in Poatina you can choose between fully catered accommodation in the motel and hostel, or cater for yourself in the self-contained cottages and houses or a combination of both.
Just a 40-minute drive from Launceston airport, 90-minutes from Devonport, or an easy 2-hour drive from Hobart.
Poatina maintains much of the décor and charm reflecting its important part in Tasmania’s Hydro power history. A unique view of the Poatina Hydro power station is available from our dining room. Renewable energy is an important part of the Central Plateau with active power hydro stations, the historical Waddamana Power Station museum and newly developed wind farms.
Poatina offers a variety of activities to school groups to explore the history and current life of poatina as well as curriculum based program through our connection with RockSalt Arts (www.rocksaltarts.com/schools). There are also offers many scenic bush walks and mountain bike tracks, and is an ideal stopover for those tackling The Tasmanian Trail. Within the village there is a 9-hole golf course with stunning valley and mountain views, a variety of open space areas for picnics or outdoor activities and an abundance of nocturnal wildlife.
The Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre and Poatina Glass Studio (glass blowing can be viewed by appointment), as well as Capstone College (a special assistance school) make Poatina an ideal place for a school camp or school excursion.