Food and Wine

Self CateringClifftop-Cabin-Kitchen

Lots of Huon Valley food and wine information can be found on the Huon Valley Escapes website.

Being a “retreat” we are 10km from the nearest supermarket. You can pick up supplies on your way at:

  • Huonville full size national chain supermarket
  • Huonville IGA supermarket which stocks a range of quality Tasmanian and Huon Valley specialities as well as local fresh vegetables etc.
  • Ranelagh General Store is the closest store for takeaways and basic supplies.

Cabin kitchens are equipped with a full gas range, pots and pans, baking trays, cheese grater, hand utensils, plates and cutlery. There is no microwave but these is a full sized gas oven.



We have a selection of wine and other drinks available for purchase at reception.
We have chosen a range of wines and other beverages from local and ethical businesses. (Selection varies from time to time depending on availability.)

  • Home Hill Winery: Just 5km from Huon Bush Retreats, this is one of Tasmania’s finest wineries, having won multiple awards. We stock a selection of labeled and cleanskin Home Hill wines.
  • Banrock Station: Chosen due to their shared environmental ethics, Banrock protects a significant wetland adjacent to their winery.
  • CateringWildstone Organic wines: Also chosen because of shared environmental ethics. We stock Preservative Free Merlot and Preservative Free White.
  • Willie Smiths Cider.
  • Cascade or Boags Beers.
  • Organic Juices, Water, Tea and Coffee.
  • Lucaston Apple Juice.

Room ServiceDinner platter for two people

The following are usually available as room service but as we get ingredients fresh, it must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Organic, free range and local product is used when possible. Depending on availability, another quality product might be substituted.

Gourmet Platter: Cost: $75 for two people

Selection of Tasmanian cheeses, dips and olives, bread and crackers. Roasted tomatoes, stuffed mushrooms, roast potatoes, free range chicken, smoked salmon, salad greens. (exact ingredients vary with seasonal availability)

Breakfast Hamper: Cost: $30 for two people

Muesli, milk, yoghurt, juice, bread, fruit, free range eggs, butter, tea, coffee, sugar, oil. Exact ingredients vary according to availability.

Freezer-to-Plate Dinners: Cost: $18 each

In case you arrive without planning your meals, we usually have available frozen meals prepared on site. Availability varies from time to time. Examples include

  • Free range chicken and broccoli green curry with rice
  • Beef Lasagne and garlic bread
  • Vegetarian pasta sauce with pasta

Events Catering

Other meals and catering for:events 5.body

  • Events of up to 50 people at our Outdoor Entertainment Area.
  • Meetings of up to 20 people in Wallaby Grassland Cabin

Menu is by discussion with our chef. Vegetarian and vegan menus are a speciality. We are licensed to serve local wines and beers and have RSA staff. If you prefer to bring your own, you will need to provide someone with RSA Certificate to take responsibility for alcohol service.

Sample menu for a 2 day conference,
$185 per person

Meal Brief description  Cost per person 
Day 1 Morning tea Scones, jam, cream, tea, coffee, juice  $                    15.00
Packed Lunch Packed lunch for walk to Mt Misery:
Sandwiches, muslie bar, fruit, juice
 $                    20.00
Afternoon tea Cookies, tea, coffee, juice  $                    15.00
Dinner Starters (Cheese and dips)  $                    55.00
Roast meat (selection of beef and chicken)
or vegetarian pastry parcels
Assorted roast and steamed veges
Poached pears and chocolate sauce
Home Hill white and red wines, beer etc  as required
 Day 2 Breakfast Muslie, yoghurt, juice, bread for toasting, jam, coffee, tea  $                    15.00
Selection of eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast  $                    10.00
Morning tea Scones, jam, cream, tea, coffee, juice  $                    15.00
Lunch Soup, quicke, salad  $                    25.00
Afternoon tea Cookies, tea, coffee, juice  $                    15.00


Eating Outevents-catering

  • Home Hill Winery provides exquisite dining and wine tasting on the edge of the vineyard (8km)
  • Huon Manor Restaurant serves delicious quality food in a magnificent federation house at affordable prices. They specialise in local seafood and wines and are situated next to the Huon River (10km)
  • Great fish and chips from the Huon River Punt. Dine inside on the river or Al Fresco on the new Upper Deck (10km)
  • A range of takeaways (fish and chips, pizza, Chinese, chicken etc) (10 km)
  • Cosmopolitan range of restaurants and cafés situated in the very charming nearby towns of Franklin (15km) and Cygnet (30km)

More information about Huon Valley Dining is on the Huon Valley Escapes Website.