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Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage

Your Own Self Contained Cottage On the River is Charmingly Authentic
Platypus Playground Riverside, Gordon River Road, Westerway, Tasmania, Comunidade da Austrália
Rates from $165

Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage Details 


Located right on the Tyenna River (literally 10 feet away) and just minutes from the famous Russell Falls and Mount Field National Park, Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage is a welcome retreat from wine tastings, browsing galleries, enjoying our local eateries or walking the beautiful forests of Mt Field National Park and the mountain tracks nearby.

So, whether you've been catching trout or salmon, viewing the wild scenery of the South West World Heritage Area, gazing at the world's tallest hardwood trees in the Styx Valley, watching the local wildlife and waterfalls, or simply relaxing on the swing seat by the river with a good read, the Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage offers a warm and welcome haven.

There's a welcome fire waiting for you in winter at this easy location stopover between Strahan and Hobart.

Come and see the location wilderness area where the movie, “The Hunter” was shot. See where actor Willem Dafoe hunted for the last Tasmanian Tiger and also the site of our very own annual event Tiger Trails. Be the first to spot the elusive and legendary Tasmanian Tiger.... if he still exists!
Experience your very own warm and inviting fully self-contained Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage, just minutes away from Mount Field National Park and the famous Russell Falls. Enjoy amenities and comfort in keeping with a rustic rural cottage. Your charming cottage displays a quaint character and charm from yesteryear - while you sleep a few feet from the Tyenna River.
Relax on your own deck off your cosy riverfront bedroom. Your cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people in 2 bedrooms.
In the small lounge room there's a couch - you can light the enclosed combustion fire which will be ready and set for you. It is very effective, and heats the whole house. A nice space in which to read, or plan your next walk. You'll sleep on a new queen size bed, sit on your private riverside deck, and if you're patient, watch the platypus swimming along the Tyenna River bank, cook your freshly caught trout on the gas BBQ and much more.
Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms.

The main bedroom has a queen bed and is on the river.

The second bedroom has a single bed and a mattress.

There is a small lounge with open fire and a separate
kitchen and bathroom


Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom featuring pure luxury throughout.


Small stove and griller
Fire and a separate

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Summer Season ~ October to June
AUD $195per couple per night
Provisions are available at either 2 local stores or 20 minutes away in New Norfolk
+$25 /extra bed / night (max sleeps 4 total in 2 bedrooms)

Winter Season ~ July to September
AUD $165per couple per night
+$25/extra bed / night (max sleeps 4 total in 2 bedrooms)
Checking In & Out
$165 / per night



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:
The Possum Shed
Westerway Road House
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.


Getting There and Distances

Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage is 66 kms from Hobart

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