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Huon Bush Retreats
11 reviews
· Ranelagh, Tasmania
100 acres
13 sites
6 Lodging
7 Tent
Enjoy an extensive private habitat reserve, 50 minutes south from Hobart, Tasmania. Wildlife without cages, 5km bushwalking tracks to a rainforest, waterfall and mountaintop. Our studio cabins are self contained, separate and private. Composting toilets.
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Ranelagh, Tasmania, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Pamela And Michael B.Joined in March 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
12 ratings · 11 reviews
Keely M.recommends
June 22, 2022
Site 2 - Self-Contained Studio Cabin
The check in process was easy with just picking up a paper map and no key exchange. We found our cabin on the beautiful property after the steep drive in. And we stayed in the big tree cabin. It is such a cosy cabin and the view across the landscape and trees is really relaxing especially if you are relaxing in the bathtub. The place is made super special with all the apparent wildlife surrounding you and also the soothing sound of the waterfall/creek and the walks that start from the property. It feels like you are a world away from hobart city which is actually only 30 minutes away. Theres also a woolworths not far and cooking facilities at the cabin, so stop by and come prepared so you dont have to leave.
Vanessa C.recommends
April 25, 2022
Site 2 - Campervan Site
The property was beautiful. There are a range of walks of varying distances available at your doorstep, and wildlife that comes to visit at night. We stayed at a campervan site which was nice and level, surrounded on three sides by bush and was and convenient to the toilets. Pamela and Michael were lovely to deal with, and we really enjoyed the gourmet platter they put together for us. We would stay again and have already recommended it to a friend!
Josh W.
April 23, 2022
Site 1 - Car Accessible Tent-site
Beautiful space, great amenities!
First, I'd like to say that the space and location is beautiful. It's a truly spectacular part of the Huon Valley and the work you have done on the trails and campground is top notch. The amenities are also excellent (best composting toilet system I have seen to date). That said, I believe the Hipcamp booking system is a bit misleading. Below is the image that is used to advertise the camp sites. I have also attached an image of the campsite location that I chose through the booking system. Hipcamp lists this as 'campsite 1'. The "across from the kitchen spot" is not listed anywhere (this is where we stayed). I was told on leaving that this spot is considered 'overflow'. I feel this spot is disappointing at best; every other spot is secluded in the bush with natural views that don't include that camp kitchen. Privacy is advertised and this spot does not offer it. It's also a challenging spot because between the swing and the kitchen, we are only able to rest around the hours that others will let us. We're up with the first banging of pans and can sleep when all the diners have cleaned up. Yes, I made a mistake with booking for one guest, but I sorted it out when addressed. Ultimately, it feels like best practice to advise someone when you are allocating them a less-than-advertised overflow camp site. This also may just be a limitation with the Hipcamp booking system. Again, aside from the individual spot we were given, the Huon Bush Retreat is a wonderful space.
Mark R.recommends
April 3, 2022
Site 2 - Car Accessible Tent-site
This is a great spot. Secluded, quite and beautiful. Good facilities.
Kate S.recommends
March 21, 2022
Site 2 - Car Accessible Tent-site
Private, unpowered camping.
This is a beautiful place to camp. Hosts Michael and Pamela where great. Our site was very private, with loads of visiting pademelons, little birds and possums. We absolutely loved the the thought and sincere recognition to our First Nations Peoples. The walk to Mt Misery, was well maintained and well worth the effort. We also enjoyed an outdoor hot bath. As an added bonus Michael’s interest in Aura Australis.
Stephen C.recommends
February 15, 2022
Site 1 - Car Accessible Tent-site
Wonderful bush retreat
A wonderful location and exceptional hosts. We lived our tent licstii, nestled in a stunning location, without another camper in sight. Pamela and Michael were wonderful hosts. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were excellent. We can't wait to return.
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