Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / TAS / Huon Bush Retreats

Immerse yourself in a true retreat in a peaceful and secluded environment just 50 minutes south of Hobart with accommodation for couples and families, a 5km bush walking track network, an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep and a sample of the fine food and wine of the Huon Trail region.

This is a multi award winning, carbon positive retreat offering guests a choice of contemporary, self contained cabins, deluxe teepees and private campsites against an inspiring backdrop of Tasmanian native forest. Explore interpreted walking tracks through rainforest, to a hidden waterfall or a mountaintop.

Your cabin is comfortably equipped with gas cooking facilities, fresh rainwater, solar powered lights, an eco-friendly composting toilet, a cosy wood heater and a private outdoor bath.

Huon Bush Retreats is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and eco-tourism village situated within an extensive private habitat reserve. The natural values of the property are protected by a covenant with the Tasmanian Government.

Huon Bush Retreats covers approximately 100 hectares and consists of a combination of recovering farmland, eucalypt mixed forest and a small pocket of remnant rainforest.

Wildlife known to inhabit the property includes brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, rufous wallabies (Thylogale billardierii), bats (Vespadelus spp.), spotted-tail quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), eastern barred (Perameles gunnii) and southern brown (Isoodon obesulus) bandicoots, Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) and various snakes. Several dozen species of birds are regularly seen and heard on the property including wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), currawongs (Strepera spp.), owlet-nightjars (Aegotheles cristatus) and several species of owl.

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Paul Dimmick and Michael Higgins who can be contacted by phone on 03 6264 2233 or info@huonbushretreats.com