Huon Bush Retreats

A perfect base to explore Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
Huon Bush Retreats, Ranelagh, Tasmania, Australia
Rates from $320
  
  

Huon Bush Retreats Details 

Overview

Relax, explore and experience nature.Each accommodation is in its own individual forest setting. 2 cabins are quite secluded. We accommodate maximum 50 guests so it is easy to feel you are the only people here.
All cabins have 1 or 2 queen beds, kitchen with utensils and full gas range, sitting, shower, toilet and an outdoor bath under the stars. Some have additional bunks.One cabin is full wheelchair s tandard.Eco facilities include 12 volt solar electric, wood heating, composting toilets and large area of protected forest. We are 1800 tonnes per year carbon POSITIVE.
Enjoy the privacy of your own cabin or meet other guests in the outdoor entertainment area with Barbeque, fire pit and camp kitchen.
No need to drive elsewhere for your nature experience, it is all onsite:
Wildlife without cages
Abundant birdlife
5km walking track network
Aboriginal and natural values interpretation panels
Oldgrowth and rainforest
Waterfall
Sub-alpine heathland, mountaintop
Multi award winning
Just 50 minutes south from the capital city, 12 minutes from Huonville town centre, yet very private and quiet. Nearby activities include wineries, golf courses, heritage townships, arts & wood crafts, traditional boat building.Within 70 minutes drive are several waterfalls, Bruny Island Ferry, Caves, national parks, Airwalk, secluded beaches, river cruises.
Huon Bush Retreats lives up to its name as a true eco-retreat. Free of technology like TV, room phones, microwave, WiFi, 240 volt electricity (We can charge small devices at Reception). End of valley privacy is protected by 4km of winding gravel road, no passing traffic.

Huon Bush Retreats
Cabins, tipees, camping and bushwalks in extensive private nature reserve just 50 minutes’ south of Hobart and 12 minutes from Huonville. A perfect base to explore Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
We offer a true retreat in a peaceful and secluded environment with accommodation for couples and families, including self-contained studio and two bedroom cabins, tipees and campgrounds, a 5km bush walking track network, an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep and a sample of the fine food and wine of the Huon Trail region. You will be surrounded by wildlife of all sorts, including birds, mammals, arthropods and reptiles.
Huon Bush Retreats is a multi award winning, carbon positive retreat offering guests a choice of contemporary, self contained cabins, deluxe tipees and private campsites against an inspiring backdrop of Tasmanian native forest. Relax by the fire with a glass of local wine or take in the view from the deck surrounded by native birds and wildlife. With easy access to 5km of interpreted walking tracks through rainforest, to a hidden waterfall or a mountaintop, you will not miss internet or television here. Your cabin is comfortably catered for with gas cooking facilities, fresh rainwater, solar powered lights, an eco-friendly composting toilet, a cosy wood heater and a private outdoor bath.
The Huon Valley is home to cool-climate vineyards and is famous for it’s apple-growing heritage. Discover high quality local produce with an innovative and seasonal Huon Food Trail itinerary. For special events, ask our chef Michael, to create a delicious meal using local and organic ingredients.

Self Contained Studio Cabins
Three contemporary eco-cabins each nestled in their own individual forest setting. You will be surrounded by wildlife of all sorts, including birds, mammals, arthropods and reptiles. Each cabin is self-contained with gas hotplates and oven, gas bar fridge, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glass wear, baking trays etc. Dining table, spacious lounge area, en-suite bathroom, a cosy wood heater and a private deck or lawn with an outdoor bath. Eco facilities include composting toilets, 12 volt solar electricity and protected forest all around.
You can use your mouse to explore the Big Tree and Acacia Grove cabins – click on the movie preview images to load a 360° movie, then just click and drag. The movies work best using Apple QuickTime.

Big Tree Cabin
A contemporary, spacious eco-cabin nestled in the forest offering easy access, privacy and spectacular views of old growth forest. Ideally suited for couples it is equipped with a queen-sized bed. A single trundle and a sofa bed are also available.

Streamside Cabin
A contemporary, spacious eco-cabin situated within a fern glade, next to a small mountain stream, this studio cabin offers absolute privacy. Tucked away along its own private driveway Streamside Cabin is ideal for honeymooners and couples celebrating special times in their lives. It is equipped with a queen-sized bed. A single trundle bed and double sofa bed are also available.

Acacia Grove Cabin
A contemporary, spacious eco-cabin situated within a Silver Wattle grove, this studio cabin offers expansive views and a mossy native lawn, perfect for watching the resident wildlife as you sit by the fire inside. This sunny cabin is ideally suited for up to three singles, two couples or a small family. It is equipped with a queen-sized bed and bunks. A double sofa bed is also available.

Two bedroom and Conference Cabins
As an eco-retreat, we are very different from a city hotel. You will be surrounded by wildlife of all sorts, including birds, mammals, arthropods and reptiles. Our seclusion is protected by 4km of winding gravel road, steep in places. We have 12 volt solar electricity, gas cooking, composting toilets and wood fired heaters.

Wallaby Grassland Cabin
A contemporary, spacious eco-cabin situated in an open Silver Wattle forest with outdoor space for children to play. Wallaby Grassland is a generous two-bedroom cabin with gas cooking facilities, kitchen, dining and lounge area, bathroom and separate toilet, wood heater, a large deck and upstairs balcony. Treat yourself to an outdoor bath under the stars in a private setting, just a short walk away on the edge of the forest.
Wallaby Grassland can sleep up to 9 people: the main bedroom has a queen-sized bed and double bunks, while the large upstairs bedroom has a queen-sized bed, two single beds and an optional trundle bed. This cabin can be reconfigured as a large open plan meeting space. With level access and wheel-in bathroom with grab rails, shower seat and raised toilet, Wallaby Grassland meets mobility disability standards.

Clifftop Cabin
A contemporary, spacious eco-cabin perched high in its own private forest grove. Its huge deck takes advantage of lofty views of the surrounding forest and spectacular distant valley and mountain views.
Clifftop is a generous two-bedroom cabin with gas cooking facilities, kitchen, dining and lounge area, bathroom and separate toilet, wood heater, a large deck with a private outdoor bath. Clifftop is ideally suited for families, friends traveling together, staff retreats and small conferences. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the second bedroom has queen-sized bed and double bunks.

Tipees
Strong timber and canvas construction has allowed us to build within the natural bushland without major clearings. This gives privacy and a close connection with the peaceful surroundings. 50 minutes south from Hobart, this Tasmanian glamping experience combines comfort, nature and low price.
Inside, the tipees are very homely, with solid timber floor and carpet, coffee table, 12 volt electric lights and music, linen rack and a cosy wood fired heater. There’s also a small covered deck outside the front door for you to enjoy a drink or snack regardless of the weather. As standard in the price, the sofa converts to a double bed with sheets, pillows, doona and extra blanket supplied. We can also provide a foam mattress with bedding if you book an extra person.
Strong timber and canvas construction has allowed us to build within the natural bushland without major clearings. This gives privacy and connection with the peaceful surroundings. You will be closely surrounded by wildlife of all sorts, including birds, mammals, arthropods and reptiles. If you prefer more separation from nature, you might prefer one of our cabins.
Showers and toilets are at the modern campground amenities block less than one minute walk from your tipee. The campground also features our famous outdoor bath for two. This bath is shared among tipee and campground guests. After you arrive, you can write your name on the whiteboard near the bath to book it for your exclusive use for a 2 hour period.
The shared camp kitchen is well equipped for self catering. Most items are supplied including cutlery, crockery, utensils and pots. The gas range has a full sized oven. Here is the place to enjoy the company of an open fire.
The 12 volt solar electricity system runs the lights and supplied CD player. All tipees are free from television and 240 volt electricity. We can charge small 240 volt appliances at reception.
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Campground
Huon Bush Retreats campground is not your average campground. We offer unpowered tent, campervan and camper trailer sites in an extensive habitat reserve with modern, spacious amenities, all the equipment you’ll need to cook up a storm, a five kilometre network of bushwalks and the opportunity for an outdoor bath under the stars.
Each tent site is private and surrounded by Huon Bush Retreat’s protected native forest. Individual campervan sites provide level parking for a comfortable nights sleep, are located close to amenities and are also surrounded by native bushland.

Shower and Toilet Block
Our amenities block is clean, modern and spacious. It is equipped with Natureloo composting toilets, hot showers and a laundry trough. There is one disabled shower and toilet that meets full wheelchair standards.

Camp Kitchen
esigned to take full advantage of fantastic mountainside views the mud brick and laserlight outdoor entertainment area boasts a well equipped kitchen with barbeque, full gas range, oven, basic utensils, crockery, cutlery and a fire drum (we supply firewood). There is no fridge but eskies are usually available on request (BYO ice).

Private Walk-in Tent Sites
Tent Site South has a 3m x 5m level tent site and surrounding open area. This private site is 50 metres walk from the car park, one minute walk from the rest of the facilities.
Tent Site West is a private walk-in site 30 metres from the road, just one minute walk from the facilities and best suits small tents.
Tent Site East is open and sunny walk-in site 30 metres from the road, just one minute walk from the facilities and is large enough for a family tent.
Tent site East and West are connected via a 20 metre track to suit friends travelling together.

Car Accessible Tent Sites
Car Camp South is a large site directly accessible by car and is situated one minute walk from camp kitchen. It is suitable for large family groups, camper trailer or friends wishing to camp close to each other.
Car Camp Central is a medium site accessible by car and is30 seconds walk from the camp kitchen.

Campervan Sites
The van sites each have their own nook within the surrounding forest.
Campervan Site East is open and sunny.
Campervan Site West is tucked into the forest.
Due to council restrictions on the winding narrow road leading to Huon Bush Retreats, we cannot allow caravans or very large RVs. However standard size campervans and camper trailers towed by a four wheel drive are fine.
You can use your mouse to explore the picnic area – click on the image to load a 360° movie, then just click and drag. The movie works best using Apple QuickTime. You can download it safely here.

Rooms

Huon Bush Retreats has 17 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.

Inclusions

Linen:Linen and towels supplied
Activities: Bushwalks, birdwatching, relaxing
Comfort: Slow combustion wood heaters in tipees and cabins
Other: Wheelchair Access at one cabin, Non-Smoking, Conference Facilities, Eco-Friendly, Parking at each cabin

All Cabins
Kitchen
Small quantity of tea
Milk
Sugar, & plunger coffee
Kitchen table and chairs
Full kitchen with refrigerator
Gas hotplates and oven
Pots
Steamer
Pans
Utensils
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Glasses
Cutlery
Dish-wash detergent
Living
CD Player
Selection of CDs
Wood fires
2 sofas
Coffee table
Selection of books
12 volt solar electricity runs the lights and music- no 240 volt power.
Outdoor
deck with table and chairs
Outdoor two person bath
Bedroom
Bedding, extra blankets
A Portacot is usually available by pre booking.
Bathroom
Shower, soap and towels
Natureloo Composting Toilet, toilet paper

Tipees
Sofa bed
Towels
A selection of books
Coffee Table
Balcony and outdoor furniture
Shared shower and outdoor two person bath and composting toilet
Wood fired heater
12 volt solar electricity- no 240 volt power
CD Player and selection of CDs
Shared outdoor full kitchen
Limited quantity of cutlery
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Pots and pans

Campsites
Outdoor wood fire
Undercover outdoor tables and seating
Shared outdoor full kitchen. Includes cutlery, crockery, pots and pans Esky supplied-no fridge. BYO ice
Unpowered sites only
Shared amenities and outdoor two person bath
Composting Toilet

Wallaby Grassland Cabin
Disabled facilities
Meets full Australian wheelchair standard in downstairs area

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 10am

Rates

Camping: $15 per person per night
Tipees: $85 to $145 inc 2 people
Studio Cabins: $99 (long stay, midweek, off season) to $320 (single night,peak season) inc 2 people
Two Bedroom Cabins: $199 (long stay, midweek, off season) to $420 (single night, peak season) inc 4 people
Extra people $40/nt
Checking In & Out
$320 / per night
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Hospitality 

Food

The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
Summer Kitchen
Ranelagh General Store
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.

Location 

Getting There and Distances

Huon Bush Retreats is 43 kms from Hobart
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