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300 Browns Rd Ranelagh, Huonville, Tasmania 7109 Australia
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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#2 of 6 Speciality lodging in Huonville
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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. Escape the city and surround yourself with forest and wildlife. Eco facilities include: Privacy is protected by 4km winding gravel road, 12 volt solar electricity, interpreted bushwalks and wildlife roaming free without cages. If you like nature, you will love Huon Bush Retreats. (If you don't want to engage with nature, you might prefer a sealed hotel room in the city). This is a place to relax, explore and experience nature. Although we do accept single night bookings, the people who stay 2 or more nights are glad they booked the longer visit. Discounts available for longer stays, off season and mid week.
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Fez94 wrote a review Jun 2021
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
I truely recommend checking in during daylight hours and getting acquainted to the lay of the land. I made the mistake of arriving when it was dark and freaked myself out walking about 30 meters in the pitch black from my car to the tipi. The tipi itself was very humble but comfy enough. The fire is kindly started for you on arrival but be sure to keep it going because they will not help you to restart it again. Toilets are a good 50 meter walk from your tipi so bring a flashlight (and some courage) if you need to pee in the middle of the night. I mainly booked the place because I wanted to access the outdoor bath. It was a cool experience but a lot less majestic than the picture. Tall bushes occlude what otherwise would have been a great view and when I arrived there were spiders in the tub. I do highly recommend management put a tarp over the tub. It will save wasting water and the inconvenience of cleaning the tub of leaves and critters with each use. Luckily they sent a kind lady to help clean it and set it up for me. It was relaxing but be wary the hot water doesn't last long and it takes a long time for the water to heat up again (and don't accidentally press on the plug like I did and lose the precious hot water!) Management are on call and helpful enough. I would like to note that I am a city girl traveling alone and am not really well versed with camping so for me it was totally out of my comfort zone but an interesting experience to have.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 4 Jun 2021
Hi Fez94, Thanks for visiting Huon Bush Retreats. Looks like it was quite challenging for you to go "...out of my comfort zone..." As a "Bush Retreat" we offer a unique nature based experience. On our website and then again in the confirmation email and arrival info we strongly recommend that you arrive in daylight. I note that you chose to not follow this advice and instead arrived, "...when it was dark and freaked myself out walking about 30 meters in the pitch black from my car to the tipi." We understand that glamping in nature is a new experience for some of our guests. As you say, "Management are on call and helpful enough" but we do have other guests to assist, facilities to clean, bookings and other admin to deal with etc etc. We are happy to assist but for $85 per night, we cannot stay back for late arrivals, escort you to your tipee, relight the fire multiple times, and remove items that fall in the bath between the routine cleaning schedule. Our eco-retreat best suits people who want a nature experience to engage with the wildlife without cages, 5km of walking tracks, rainforest, mountaintop and waterfall and enjoy carbon positive accommodation. Your review might help other "...city girl traveling alone and am not really well versed with camping..." to choose one of our self contained cabins instead of a tipee with shared facilities. Cheers, Paul D
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Claire J wrote a review Feb 2021
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I recently booked four nights in a camp-site at Huon Bush Retreats. We were allocated East Walk-in Campsite, which was absolutely fantastic - very secluded and private but close to amenities. My daughters and I had a lovely stay, lots of walking around the well established and informative trails and relaxing in a wonderful bush setting. The camp kitchen was very well stocked with utensils and cooking facilities, and on the one cold night we had the firepit was very much appreciated. We met many other great, likeminded people/families/travellers which made for a great 4 day holiday. The outdoor bath was an absolute treat and well worth the time to fill with water. Remembering to take a bottle of wine and snacks is a good idea if booking the bath for a couple of hours. Will definitely be back again - maybe to try one of the cottages in winter.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 4 Jun 2021
HI Claire, Thanks for your visit to Huon Bush Retreats campground. It is always rewarding when people appreciate our efforts to create this unique nature experience. Glad that you slowed down to Tassie speed and took 4 days to relax, explore and experience the nature of the Huon Valley. Thanks, Paul D
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Kimberley McClean wrote a review Jan 2021
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Getting up the steep gravel driveway was a bit of a problem in the hired campervan- it was an automatic with only Drive and Second gears and I am en experienced offroad driver and I nearly did not make it. Just a warning..... best in manual, or front wheel drive vehicle (or 4x4 of course). The nature is pristine... walking up to the high alpine plateau I passed through spectacular rainforest and then eucalyptus forest. The campervan spot was just a relatively flat place near the toilets, which were clean. However, with just one shower and one toilet for Ladies, there might be a queue if all the camping sites were occupied. Nice hot water for a shower- much appreciated. All in all, a bit too expensive @$34 for what was on offer.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 30 Jan 2021
Hi Kimberly, I'm glad that you enjoyed the "Pristine Bush" and "spectacular rainforest". These are what make our eco-retreat unique. These values are protected by 4km of narrow winding gravel road. It is our end of valley location that both protects the nature and requires the road. If we sealed the road to the retreat, it would cost over 1.3 million dollars and that would need to be reflected either by increasing the charge or increasing the number of guests. Judging by your other comments, both would seem to be unacceptable in your view. $34 for 2 people with no extra to pay for showers, firewood or use of the hiking trails is the cheapest anywhere in Tasmania for this camping/facilities/activity set. Walking tracks are expensive to build, land is expensive to buy and lock it up just for nature and passive enjoyment. Please consider this when you compare our pricing to a town based caravan park with 100 people crammed into a 2 hectare site. We have maximum 25 campers in 100 hectares. I'm sorry that you couldn't work out how to put your campervan into first gear. However, as your arrival at the campground shows, it is not even necessary. Cheers Paul D
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Jasmine D wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our family thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. We loved the friendly animals and peaceful environment. Michael and Paul were very hospitable and accommodating. We highly recommend Huon Bush Retreats.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Jun 2021
G'Day jasmined, Thanks for your reveiw of Huon Bush Retreats. Glad that you , "...loved the friendly animals and peaceful environment. ..." This is what our eco-retreat is all about. Wildlife without cages, walking tracks and protected forest. We hope to see you again sometime, Paul D
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GeorgeK wrote a review Dec 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights in our campervan to escape the rain. Stumbled upon it on Wikicamps and were delighted to find it was every bit as good as reviewed. Spacious, well drained site. Lovely facilities including clean tidy showers and well equipped camp kitchen with fire pit and wood. The walks are fab with well maintained tracks and informative signage. The outdoor bath was a really welcome surprise and was a great way to warm our bones. Great place to stay, reasonably priced, well worth the drive up.the steep approach hill. Can't wait to stay again!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Paul D, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats
Responded 11 Dec 2020
G'Day George, Thanks for your nice review. Glad that you enjoyed the walks and nature. Nature lovers always enjoy their vist to Huon Bush Retreats and the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania. Glad that it suited your idea of a great campground. See you again soon
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USD 62 - USD 164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Huon Bush Retreats
Which popular attractions are close to Huon Bush Retreats?
Nearby attractions include Willie Smith's Apple Shed (7.1 km), Highland Getaway (4.8 km), and Mount Misery Walk (0.6 km).
Is parking available at Huon Bush Retreats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Huon Bush Retreats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Willie Smith's Apple Shed, DS Coffee House & Internet Lounge, and Summer Kitchen.
Is Huon Bush Retreats accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.