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Huon Bush Retreats

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

A weekend away, sleeping in a luxury tipee in the wilderness! The wilderness didn't disappoint- spectacular scenery, easy walking tracks and wildlife at your front door! However tipee was hardly luxury - clean and dry with a nice wood fire that kept us warm, but it certainly isn't luxury glamping! Tipee needs a lot of TLC as does the outdoor...

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hello Suzy, Thanks for your visit and review. Glad that you enjoyed the tipee, walks, wildlife etc. Sorry that your experience at the camp kitchen was less than you wanted. We clean the kitchen daily and check everything. I have checked it again today and find everything is operating properly. - I couldn't find problem with the stove. I just...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three nights at Huon Bush Retreat was the highlight of our 9 days in southern Tasmania - a wonderful cosy cabin to retreat to at the end of our days of exploring the beauty of the Huon Valley. Privacy, comfort, tranquility, great hosts and the friendly resident wildlife ensured a most unique experience that will be treasured. Not many places...

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Nudgee, Yes, "...absolute silence and see the brilliance of the starry night sky..." are sadly lacking in most parts of the world but are a feature of Huon Bush Retreats. Thanks for your visit and for endorsing us as "...the highlight of our 9 days in southern Tasmania." We hope to see you again. Thanks for your visit and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying in the Teepee, warm and cozy but sill felt like camping. Had the chance to see lots of wild life up close and enjoy beautiful walks, away from the crowds. The sustainability focus is a true model of ecotourism, will definitely come back.

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi bibisapiens Glad that you loved the teepee, wildlife and walks. Thanks for endorsing us as "...a true model of ecotourism..." That is what is important to us so it is rewarding when people appreciate what we offer here. See you again soon Paul D

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Just camped here for one night in campsite south and loved it! Clean, well equiped camp kitchen and ammenities. We are already planning our next getaway! Loved the outdoor bath and bush walks on the door were amazing! Interpretive signage and well marked tracks. What a gem.

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thanks for camping at Huon Bush Retreats. Looks like you were seeking a nature experience and we provided what you wanted. Yes, the outdoor bath is a real feature. My favorite bath time is sunset. Maintaining the 5km walking track network is quite a challenge so it is always satisfying to receive appreciative feedback. Thanks for your review,...

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I can't think of any better place to get away. Modern comfort in the middle of a forest reserve in the Huon less than half an hour from Hobart. Do yourself a favour and have a stay and make sure you sample the fresh local produce.

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and reviewing Huon Bush Retreats. Do I gather that your title "Always Special" indicates that you have stayed several times? Close to Hobart but a great nature escape. Yes, our privacy, quietness and wildlife is protected at the end of the valley, accessed by 4km of winding gravel road. As you mention, the "fresh local produce" of...

Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I stayed at both properties for two nights each and we thoroughly enjoyed both. I read with dismay, the review given by the last person at Buttongrass and can only say, they must be the fussiest people on the planet and probably complain about everything. When we walked into Buttongrass we were amazed at the fabulous facilities...

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PaulHVE, Manager at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

G'Day Bob and Louise, Thanks for your very thorough review. This will really help future guests to plan their trip for maximum enjoyment. So glad that you enjoyed the tranquility and eco features. As you discovered, southern Tasmania is so much more than a day trip from Hobart and is worthy of a whole Huon Valley Escape itinerary. Maybe we...

Hapert
Reviewed 27 March 2017

After 3 o' clock the retreat became like an oven and we were forced to go elsewhere. Nothing like the relaxing stay we had in mind. The blinds do not stop the relenting sun on all the glass doors and windows. After 8 oclock it became bearable again.

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PaulHVE, Manager at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Martin Sorry that you found the cabin too hot. I assume that you are referring to the extreme weather event on 15 March when the temperature at nearby Cape Bruny, reached 31.3C. That was the hottest day for several years. Hottest day previous year was 27.1C on 17 March 2016. As with all well designed architecture, this cabin has...

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Campsite was a flat grassy clearing facing the bush. Dirt road in was OK for our low slung car. Site was close to amenities but secluded enough that possums and pademelons came to visit. Lots of birds. Stayed three days and loved it. Had an outdoor bath, walked to summit of Mt Misery on the property. Appreciated the commitment to...

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

G'Day Susan, Privacy and nature is what Huon Bush Retreats is all about. Looks like that is what you value for your holiday experiences so this was a good match. Glad that you appreciated the indigenous perspective of our interpretive information. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thanks Paul D

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We spent two nights in the 'Streamside Cabin' and it was as advertised, a retreat. Rufous wallabies were all around, and the only noise was the birds and the gentle rain. It made for a brilliant base to explore Southern Tasmania. The cabins are up for a bit of TLC.

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Yes, we certainly do live up to our advertised "retreat" facilities. As you discovered, Streamside Cabin is the most secluded, but all the other cabins are each in their own individual forest setting. As you say, "...a brilliant base to explore Southern Tasmania.". We are about 1 hour from Hobart, Bruny Island Ferry, Tahune Airwalk and Hastings. Thanks...

Alloa
Reviewed 11 March 2017

In the thick of nature with a pair of Wallaby feeding below the deck and then making their way around the cabin keeping us entertained for quite some time. Birds flying around and then settling in their chosen spot for a discussion before nodding of to sleep. As dark fell a possum came to visit and happily shared a biscuit...

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PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi CJBJC, Thanks for visiting us at Huon Bush Retreats and for writing this comprehensive review. Clearly you appreciate nature so this eco village was a good match for your requirements. Yes, our privacy, quietness and wildlife is protected at the end of the valley, accessed by 4km of winding gravel road. As you correctly point out, "...any competant car...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self contained cabins, tipees and campground in an extensive private habitat reserve, 50 minutes south from Hobart. Relax, explore, experience, nature. We live up to our name as a true retreat. Privacy is protected by 4km winding gravel road, 12 volt solar electricity, interpreted bushwalks and wildlife onsite. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Huon Bush Retreats

Address: 300 Browns Rd | Ranelagh, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Huonville
Price Range: €71 - €235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Huon Bush Retreats 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All cabins secluded, tippies and camp sites closer together”
CJBJC, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dont be swayed by website.”
66lapwing, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Both tipees are as good as each other. Tipee east is closer to the camp kitchen. Both tipees are only 1 minute walk from the toilet/shower facilities.”
430meganc, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we had clifftop cabin which provided fabulous views down the valley.”
susiej127, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A few more matching wine glasses, how about a few apples from the local area?”
susansQ6311BH, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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