One of Tasmania's favourite sons is hoping he can put the Central Highlands on visitors' 'must do' lists.
Motor sport ace Marcos Ambrose has returned home to Tasmania and converted a former Antarctic training facility at Liawenee into a wilderness lodge.
Mr Ambrose said he's battled the elements to get the project across the finish line.
"We had the big floods in June, we had a lot of snow get dumped on us in late August, but we pushed through those and transformed this building, which was a really unloved piece of Tasmanian infrastructure into a contemporary,modern space."
Mr Ambrose said he hopes the Thousand Lakes Lodge will be a drawcard for the Central Highlands.
"This area is a beautiful part of Tasmania, not very well known, certainly not part of the standard tourist route... so we know we're promoting both the lodge and the area."