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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Stayed in the Streamside Cabin for our 12th Wedding anniversary. The cabin is lovely clean and tidy.The outdoor bath was a highlight. Loved how the local wildlife came right up to the cabin. Staff very helpful and friendly. There is only 12 volt power and no TV so come prepared with books etc. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Linda, Thanks for choosing Huon Bush Retreats for your wedding anniversary. Glad you found us to be helpful and friendly. Different people prefer different levels of assistance versus privacy. We do try to keep a low profile so our guests feel they are the only people here, but we are available for a chat or emergency. You chose well,...

Hadspen, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you are looking to get away from the hussle and bussle of life and all it brings but don't want to travel forever, this is the place. Only 1/2 hour south of Hobart you’ll find Huon Bush retreats hidden away in the hills behind Ranelagh. The peace, privacy and tranquility is amazing. Only the sounds of the bush and...

1Thank Alison K
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Alison, Glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is always nice to share out local knowledge and passion for the natural values with appreciative people. As an off-grid retreat, we do encourage people to switch off their devices, but we are happy to recharge at reception. Please keep our winter specials in mind for your next short break. Thanks,...

Moonee Ponds
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Huon bush retreats is located in a gorgeous natural bush-meets rainforrest setting in one of the most stunning parts of Tasmania - the Huon Valley. There are many nice walks that begin from the property. The unfortunately named Mount Misery walk was anything but - a nice 3 hr return walk with gorgeous views from the top. The facilities are...

Thank Lauren1666
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, Looks like you visited Huon Bush Retreats for all the right reasons and enjoyed your time here. Yes, Mt Misery Walk is an unfortunate name, but it does stick in peoples memory, so strangely, it is a great name. LOL. Our Deluxe Tipees are often described as "Glamping" (Glamorous Camping). For tipee guests, yes, we are happy to...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Very secluded location. Great getting away from it all. Lovely being near animals. Close to range laugh and Hounville with shops. Suitable for trip where taking it easy with as many distractions as you would like.See below re issues with power and car suitability.

1Thank bhmcmorrow
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi bhmcmorrow, Glad that you enjoyed "...getting away from it all." Our 4km of narrow, winding gravel road ensures that there is no passing traffic to spoil the serenity but as you say, it is just a short drive to shops in Ranelagh and Huonville. Thanks for your visit and your review, Paul D

Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Huon Bush Retreats in the wallaby cabin. We received an informative and friendly welcome. Everything has been thought of here and we had a wonderful stay. It would be easy to spend a few days here and not go anywhere. We did a short bushwalk which was fantastic. The path was clear and well prepared and...

Thank RodS856
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

G'day Rod, Yes, Wallaby Grassland Cabin is a good location for families who seek a nature based holiday in Tasmania. Glad you enjoyed the walk and the wildlife. Probably not much water in the waterfall when you visited, but after yesterday's rain, it is flowing nicely again. Maybe keep in mind our winter discounted rates for your next visit. Hoping...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

A steep but exciting drive in to begin our adventure on Mt Misery. Our hosts Paul and Michael gave clear and precise directions to reduce any need for concern and showed this generosity of spirit and hospitality all the way through our truly delightful stay. Our very comfortable cabin "Stream side" was perfect for a complete sense of relaxation, and...

Thank Kerrie v
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Kerrie, Thank you for this beautifully written review. Glad that you enjoyed the serenity and that you discovered the Labyrinth. We take pride in our environmental achievements and love to share our beautiful mountain with likeminded people. Hopefully we will see you again soon, Paul D

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had a little splurge on our lap around the Apple Isle in our caravan with a night in the stream side cabin. An outdoor bath and dinner by the fire made for a memorable stay! We also did an afternoon walk in the rainforest which was just spectacular -massive ancient trees and ferns. Super friendly hosts too.

Thank D293DBdanieln
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi danieln, Looks like our nature focused facilities suited you perfectly. Out Streamside Cabin is perfect for a secluded escape and the outdoor baths are included with each cabin. Hopefully next visit you can stay more than one night and really relax, explore and experience nature. Occasionally, when it is really busy, it is difficult to spend time with guests....

Peregian Beach, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Wonderful holiday property. You are surrounded by friendly wild life ..wallabies and possums great mountain walks at your back door. Selfcontained cabins and camping facilities Your hosts Paul and Michael go out of the way to make your visit memorable

Thank noosa73
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Noosa73, Thanks for your visit. Glad that we were able to provide a memorable experience with the wallabies, possums and other wildlife. People who like nature, always love it here. See you again sometime, Paul D

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Wonderful private cabins in the bush. Great walks. Loved the constant wildlife and watching the wallabies from the bath on the verandah. Facilities in the cabin were great. A real taste of Tassie bush.

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

G'day Pipagrace, Out outdoor baths are a special feature of Huon Bush Retreats. Enjoy relaxing warm water, maybe a glass of wine and be entertained by wallabies by day and possums by night. Watch out though...the possums will pinch your soap! Glad that you enjoyed our bushwalks, 5km to the top of Mount Misery. See you next visit to Tassie,...

Turners Beach, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Loved this little friendly Ecco bush retreat. Paul was friendly and very welcoming. The free standing wood heater was set and ready to just strike a match. The friendly wildlife was an extra bonus. We both loved the location. While the outdoor bath was a bit of work to keep heated, we still throughly enjoyed the challenge of it. Great...

Thank nicolepI1451PB
PaulHVE, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thanks for your visit and the review. Glad that you found our service to be "...friendly and welcoming...". As a retreat, we try to find the balance between providing enough contact that you feel secure but still allow you to retreat in secluded privacy. Keeping the cabins clean with minimal chemicals involves a bit of extra work, but...

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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. Privacy is protected by 4km winding gravel road, 12 volt solar electricity, interpreted bushwalks and wildlife onsite. ... more   less 

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Address: 300 Browns Rd | Ranelagh, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Huonville
Price Range: ₹ 4,790 - ₹ 18,254 (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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“Stock up with food and drink at Huonville (comprehensive retail choice) or Dover (small shop) en route!”
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“Check the fridge as it seems to work then turn off. (I'm not good at gas fridges) ”
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“The wood fire was fabulous and the shower with the view of the forest was spectacular.”
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“Tipees for couples, cabins for families”
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“The Streamside Cabin is really private and remote.”
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