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Rocky Hills Retreat

The rhythm of the Retreat starts with the ever changing glorious pre-dawn light, sit out on the morning deck to breathe in its full depth.
Rocky Hills Retreat Tasmania, Tasman Highway, Rocky Hills, Tasmania, Australia
Rates from $400

Rocky Hills Retreat Details 


This property is part of the luxury accommodation Tasmania collection.

Even though Rocky Hills Retreat is just 2 kilometres up a gravelly dirt driveway it feels like a million miles away. Once you pass through the Rocky Hills’ stone gates the 250 acres of dry sclerophyll bush closes around you.
The rhythm of the Retreat starts with the ever changing glorious pre-dawn light, sit out on the morning deck to breathe in its full depth. With breakfast provisions provided, you can enjoy muesli with yogurt, fresh fruit or eggs and bacon if you wish.
If it is cold you could put on the jackets, boots and gloves that are in the laundry and walk up to the art studio. There you will find lots to do – draw, paint, sculpt, knit, read, play. It is endless. Or simply do nothing – just sit.
How you spend your day at the Retreat will no doubt be all about your mood – what takes your fancy, nowhere to be – nothing to do! How rare!
The beautiful Huon Pine bath tub out on the evening deck smells delightful and holds its warmth for a long time (we have not been out in less than an hour and a half). It takes about 30 minutes to fill, so start it early enough so as not to miss the sunset – a glass of sparkling and into the warm bath – it really is heaven. The owls and possums will keep you company.
Rocky Hills Retreat’s bed will be waiting for you – it is lush – layers of comfort surrounding you.
You could always lift the veil of Rocky Hills Retreat and go back to the other world and visit the delights of Swansea and the Freycinet Peninsula however, it seems as though people just never want to leave.


Rocky Hills Retreat has 1 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.


Well equipped kitchen with extensive gourmet breakfast provisions for you to cook and minibar of Tasmanian produce, wine, beer and single malt whiskey
Dining table and setting for 6, Barbeque and 3 decks
Custom made Avalon toiletry range crafted with locally sourced Tasmanian Pepper berry and Myrtle essential oils
Foot spa products, hair dryer, fluffy towels & hot water bottles
Wood fire and gas heating & hybrid solar power system
Huon pine bath on the deck – just you, the owls and possums
Fully equipped Art Studio 300 metres away
Broadband Wi-Fi, TV and DVD player, DVD’s, books & iPod dock
Cashmere blankets for on the couch and snuggly robes
Blundstones, raincoats, hats and gloves & binoculars
Washing machine and airer
Seclusion, privacy and discretion at all times

Checking In & Out

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


This property standard rate is: $400
Checking In & Out
$400 / 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 Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery
Kates Berry Farm
Artifakt Gallery and Cafe
Salt Shaker
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.

Sample Itinerary 

On the property

Sitting right on the coastline that makes up the Mayfield Bay Conservation Area, visitors to this property have nature right on their doorstep, just a few steps away. This small but excellent nature reserve is of significant interest to sea life aficionados.

Within 1 hour

Kelvedon Beach Conservation area is just a brisk hike up the coastline. This is a region of marshland, where the river meets the sea. Here we find a massive array of different types of birdlife, as well as other wildlife that is only found in a marsh.

Little bit further

There are two exceptional areas of outstanding natural beauty that are easily reached within an hour from this property. These being the Buxton River Forest Reserve and the Tooms Lake Forest Reserve.

Wilderness Areas


This is a great location for nature lovers as it combines sea life with forested areas. The local Widows Bay is home to a wide range of seabirds, and also its own wild dolphin colony. In the forested areas, there can be found a large selection of species of trees and other fauna.


Getting There and Distances

Rocky Hills Retreat is 121 kms from Hobart

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