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Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum 
Cottage
The Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage offers self-contained accommodation at Westerway, a 55-minute drive from Hobart and just a five-minute drive from Russell Falls and Mt. Field National Park. The Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage is a self-contained fully equipped two bedroom cottage by the river. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and overlooks the river just metres away. There is a second bedroom with single bed. Enjoy alfresco dining on the back deck listening to the babbling Tyenna River where you may spot one of the resident platypus. Fish one of the best trout rivers in Tasmania, or just enjoy the unique experience of being 'by the river'. Whether you've been wine tasting, browsing the local craft galleries, enjoying the eateries, walking the beautiful forests and mo...The Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage offers self-contained accommodation at Westerway, a 55-minute drive from Hobart and just a five-minute drive from Russell Falls and Mt. Field National Park. The Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage is a self-contained fully equipped two bedroom cottage by the river. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and overlooks the river just metres away. There is a second bedroom with single bed. Enjoy alfresco dining on the back deck listening to the babbling Tyenna River where you may spot one of the resident platypus. Fish one of the best trout rivers in Tasmania, or just enjoy the unique experience of being 'by the river'. Whether you've been wine tasting, browsing the local craft galleries, enjoying the eateries, walking the beautiful forests and mountain tracks of nearby Mt Field National Park, viewing the wild scenery of the South West World Heritage Area and Lake Pedder, gazing at the world's tallest hardwood trees in the Styx Valley, watching the local wildlife and waterfalls, the Platypus Playground offers a warm and welcome haven. All linen and cooking facilities are provided. Next door is The Possum Shed offering great breakfasts and lunches.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Rob R
Hosting since March 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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fornit
fornit
Wichita, KS59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Close to Mt. Field National Park
I stayed here one night while I visited Mt. Field National Park. it's a cozy cottage with views of the nearby river. They apparently also have a local Platypus but the river was really high so there was no chance of me seeing it. It's packed with a lot of antiques and it even has a fireplace; however, I wasn't able to get the fire started using the provide fire-starter (I ended up doing it the old fashioned way by building a Tee-Pee and blowing on the fire a lot). You can hear the nearby road quite well, but the traffic is so small that it's hard to really notice.
Visited July 2019
Written 9 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HelzBelzOz
HelzBelzOz
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous find. Best nights sleep
Stayed just the one night after travelling from Hobart in the morning & walking in Mt Field NP. What a fabulous place to stay. The cottage is right on the road & you do hear the traffic but it did not worry us & was minimal. The kitchen and bedroom and deck look over the river and we could hear it all night, just beautiful. BYO supplies or pick them up in New Norfolk on the way as there is not much available in town. We had excellent breakfast at the Possum Shed next door but they have limited hours (10-4) . Fabulous spot to stay, wished we could stay longer. The cottage is basic, clean & had everything we needed. Don’t expect a 5star hotel but definitely a 5star experience.
Visited October 2017
Written 18 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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