HUON BUSH RETREATS

Deluxe Tipees, Camping and Cabins

Huon Bush Retreats, Tasmania

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FEATURES

Features of each accommodation include:

Studio Cabins

Big Tree Cabin 0n the hillside. This cabin is positioned to maximise spectacular views of remnant old growth forest, from your lounge, veranda and outdoor bath. Ideally suited for couples or small families.

Streamside Cabin – with a 500 metre private driveway this cabin is positioned deep within the forest for absolute privacy. Streamside is a self contained and spacious studio style cabin with a secluded, fern glade, stream side position. Ideally suited for couples (though can be configured for a small family) and very popular with honeymooners and couples celebrating special times in their lives.

Acacia Grove Cabin – self contained spacious studio style cabin surrounded by native forest in the heart of the property. Acacia Grove features a level mossy lawned area, perfect for viewing resident wildlife. Ideally suited for couples or small families.

Two Bedroom Cabins

Wallaby Grassland cabin – situated in the heart of the property and surrounded by Silver Wattles and other native forest species. It can be used as a two bedroom cabin or can be reconfigured as a large open plan meeting or staff retreat space. With level access and wheel-in bathroom, it meets mobility disabled standards and sleeps up to 9 people. It is in a semi-private open forest setting with outdoor space for children to play. The main bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed and double bunks while the large second upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and up to three singles

Clifftop Cabin – situated in its own secluded clifftop environment. It’s huge deck takes advantage of lofty views of the surrounding forest and spectacular distant valley and mountain views. Ideally suited for families, friends travelling together, staff retreats and small conferences.

Tipees

Strong timber and canvas construction has allowed building on the edge of natural bushland without major clearings. This gives privacy and close connection with the peaceful surroundings. Showers and toilets are at the modern campground amenities block one minute walk from your tipee. The campground also features our almost famous outdoor bath for two. This bath is shared among tipee and campground guests and runs on a booking system.

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. Alternatively, let our chef prepare your meal and have it served to your tipee.

Campground

Not your average campground! We offer unpowered tent and campervan 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. Separate campervan sites provide level parking for a comfortable nights sleep and are located close to amenities and are also surrounded by native bushland.

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ACTIVITIES

BUSH WALKS : There is a 5km network of walks ranging from 5 minute wheelchair (assisted) accessible to 3-4 hour mountain hike.

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATIVE PANELS:  A series of 32 panels gives you an opportunity to really connect with Huon Bush Retreat’s distinctive natural and historical features. These panels will give you a unique perspective telling you stories of aboriginal and colonial history, culture and lifestyles and geological and biological processes.

NATIVE ANIMAL AND BIRD WATCHING: Huon Bush Retreats is a safe haven for native wildlife. You are almost certain to see pademelons, brushtailed possums and bennets wallabies. Huon Bush Retreats operates a wildlife rescue program assisting young native animals into adulthood. Because of this program you will find that there are many very friendly animals, particularly possums, so shut the doors at night or you might just have Billy the possum or one of his friends raid the fridge!

Each Cabin is equipped with basic information on Tasmanian wildlife. For the very keen we have binoculars and specialist textbooks available for loan in reception.

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THE ENVIRONMENT

From HUON BUSH RETREATS:

Huon Bush Retreats is a part of Mount Misery Habitat Reserve. Mt Misery Habitat Reserve is a loose collection of co-operatively managed private properties of about 8 square kilometres (1600 acres). Many are covered by legally binding conservation covenants. At Huon Bush Retreats, responsibility is taken for their own environmental management. Huon Nature Trust, which owns the land, has been set up to allow people to contribute to the protection of land and natural values in the area.

The annual assessment of Huon Bush Retreats was undertaken against EarthCheck Assessed Health Check and EarthCheck benchmarking indicators. The outcomes are used by EarthCheck to evaluate whether the operation has reached the standards necessary to pass the initial benchmarking requirements.

Huon Bush Retreats are measuring their performance against the EarthCheck program with excellent results.

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

Twelve volt, solar generated electricity operates the lights and music throughout the entire site.

Water Quality Protection And Natureloo Dry Composting Toilets

Protection of water quality is very important in the operation of HBR.

Water is collected on site from the building roofs

Each cabin is supplied with a bench top compost bin which is emptied into the composting system. The resultant compost is then used in the organic vege garden to produce some of the ingredients for the menu and food label.

Recycling bins are provided to each cabin.

The cabins are built entirely of steel to be extremely fire resistant. This allows each cabin to be nestled in it’s own environment, in close contact with the surrounding forest instead of the usual 30 metre clearing.

Cabins are fully insulated and heated by modern wood fired heaters. More wood is grown on site than is consumed.

Clean Conscience natural cleaning products and laundry powder are used.

 

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What we love…

Glamping in a deluxe tipee! Huon Bush Retreats is set against an inspiring backdrop of Tasmanian native forest. The owners of the retreat takes ecotourism and sustainability seriously with eco friendly cabins, camping and tipees.


Tell me more…

The cabins, tipees, camping and bush walks of Huon Bush Retreats are just 50 minutes’ south of Hobart and 12 minutes from Huonville. A perfect base to explore Tasmania’s Huon Valley.


Get the Facts

Where is it?  Huon Valley, South East Tasmania

What?  Environmental Retreat

Styles of Accommodation? Deluxe tipees, studio and two bedroom cabins and camping.

Who?   Children OK

How much? Prices range from $50 to $250 per night

Studio: from $250 per night, Two bedroom : from $350 for four, Tipees: from$125 per couple per night

Prices considerably lower when booking for more than one night.

 


Sounding Good?  Read on…

All the retreats have been designed as a true retreat- each cabin is separate and private. Streamside and Clifftop cabins are totally secluded. All cabins are free from TV and other electrical appliances with the exception of the supplied compact disc player.

Each cabin is located in its own unique bush setting. Modern steel construction has allowed the owners to build amongst the natural bushland without major clearings. Each cabin and tipee has a deck with outdoor furniture. Prepare your meals in the self contained kitchen then relax by the wood fire or soak under the stars in your outdoor bath. For special events, ask the chef Michael, to create a delicious meal using local and organic ingredients.

You will be surrounded by wildlife of all sorts, including birds, mammals, arthropods and reptiles. Animals do sometimes enter the cabins and tipees (Arachnophobes and Alergics might prefer a city hotel).

Hosts: Michael Higgins and Paul Dimmick
Address: 300 Browns Road, Ranelagh, Tasmania

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Huon Bush Retreats

FEATURES

Features of each accommodation include:

Studio Cabins

Big Tree Cabin 0n the hillside. This cabin is positioned to maximise spectacular views of remnant old growth forest, from your lounge, veranda and outdoor bath. Ideally suited for couples or small families.

Streamside Cabin – with a 500 metre private driveway this cabin is positioned deep within the forest for absolute privacy. Streamside is a self contained and spacious studio style cabin with a secluded, fern glade, stream side position. Ideally suited for couples (though can be configured for a small family) and very popular with honeymooners and couples celebrating special times in their lives.

Acacia Grove Cabin – self contained spacious studio style cabin surrounded by native forest in the heart of the property. Acacia Grove features a level mossy lawned area, perfect for viewing resident wildlife. Ideally suited for couples or small families.

Two Bedroom Cabins

Wallaby Grassland cabin – situated in the heart of the property and surrounded by Silver Wattles and other native forest species. It can be used as a two bedroom cabin or can be reconfigured as a large open plan meeting or staff retreat space. With level access and wheel-in bathroom, it meets mobility disabled standards and sleeps up to 9 people. It is in a semi-private open forest setting with outdoor space for children to play. The main bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed and double bunks while the large second upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and up to three singles

Clifftop Cabin – situated in its own secluded clifftop environment. It’s huge deck takes advantage of lofty views of the surrounding forest and spectacular distant valley and mountain views. Ideally suited for families, friends travelling together, staff retreats and small conferences.

Tipees

Strong timber and canvas construction has allowed building on the edge of natural bushland without major clearings. This gives privacy and close connection with the peaceful surroundings. Showers and toilets are at the modern campground amenities block one minute walk from your tipee. The campground also features our almost famous outdoor bath for two. This bath is shared among tipee and campground guests and runs on a booking system.

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. Alternatively, let our chef prepare your meal and have it served to your tipee.

Campground

Not your average campground! We offer unpowered tent and campervan 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. Separate campervan sites provide level parking for a comfortable nights sleep and are located close to amenities and are also surrounded by native bushland.

ACTIVITIES

BUSH WALKS : There is a 5km network of walks ranging from 5 minute wheelchair (assisted) accessible to 3-4 hour mountain hike.

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATIVE PANELS: A series of 32 panels gives you an opportunity to really connect with Huon Bush Retreat’s distinctive natural and historical features. These panels will give you a unique perspective telling you stories of aboriginal and colonial history, culture and lifestyles and geological and biological processes.

NATIVE ANIMAL AND BIRD WATCHING: Huon Bush Retreats is a safe haven for native wildlife. You are almost certain to see pademelons, brushtailed possums and bennets wallabies. Huon Bush Retreats operates a wildlife rescue program assisting young native animals into adulthood. Because of this program you will find that there are many very friendly animals, particularly possums, so shut the doors at night or you might just have Billy the possum or one of his friends raid the fridge!

Each Cabin is equipped with basic information on Tasmanian wildlife. For the very keen we have binoculars and specialist textbooks available for loan in reception.

ENVIRONMENT

From HUON BUSH RETREATS:

Huon Bush Retreats is a part of Mount Misery Habitat Reserve. Mt Misery Habitat Reserve is a loose collection of co-operatively managed private properties of about 8 square kilometres (1600 acres). Many are covered by legally binding conservation covenants. At Huon Bush Retreats, responsibility is taken for their own environmental management. Huon Nature Trust, which owns the land, has been set up to allow people to contribute to the protection of land and natural values in the area.

The annual assessment of Huon Bush Retreats was undertaken against EarthCheck Assessed Health Check and EarthCheck benchmarking indicators. The outcomes are used by EarthCheck to evaluate whether the operation has reached the standards necessary to pass the initial benchmarking requirements.

Huon Bush Retreats are measuring their performance against the EarthCheck program with excellent results.

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

Twelve volt, solar generated electricity operates the lights and music throughout the entire site.

Water Quality Protection And Natureloo Dry Composting Toilets

Protection of water quality is very important in the operation of HBR.

Water is collected on site from the building roofs

Each cabin is supplied with a bench top compost bin which is emptied into the composting system. The resultant compost is then used in the organic vege garden to produce some of the ingredients for the menu and food label.

Recycling bins are provided to each cabin.

The cabins are built entirely of steel to be extremely fire resistant. This allows each cabin to be nestled in it’s own environment, in close contact with the surrounding forest instead of the usual 30 metre clearing.

Cabins are fully insulated and heated by modern wood fired heaters. More wood is grown on site than is consumed.

Clean Conscience natural cleaning products and laundry powder are used.

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