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Other Tasmanian nature-based accommodation

If contacting other accommodation suppliers, please mention that you were referred by Huon Bush Retreats.

Buttongrass Retreat near Hastings, Far South Tasmania

This self contained eco-cabin has 2 bedrooms, huge living/kitchen and spectacular views of the southernmost mountains in Australia. Close to Hastings Caves, Cockle Creek and the southernmost place in Australia.

Mt Paul

Modern executive style self contained lodges for two, function venues and camping facilities for private groups, all with commanding views of the Freycinet Peninsula and easy access to all the beach and bush activities of Coles Bay and Freycinet on the East Coast.

Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays

Hidden in the lost valley of Loongana amongst the mountains of North West Tasmania, you will find Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays where its all at your door, Mountains, Forests, River and Wildlife.

A 61ha private wildlife, forest and karst reserve covenanted with the Tasmanian Government for the conservation of its unique features. We invite you to come and experience an eco escape. You can just relax or explore this hidden valley at your leisure. Let us help you discover these natural wonders. Why not try a Lost Valley Escape.

Beachside Retreat

When staying in the north west of Tasmania, we recommend the award-winning, contemporary waterfront cabins at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, Stanley.

Base Camp Tasmania and Tas Wilderness Experiences

Base Camp Tasmania is the ideal base for your Tasmanian discovery, less than 1 hour from Hobart. Set in Glenfern, this brand new, architect designed rural retreat is located in a quiet, secluded and peaceful bush valley, north of New Norfolk above the Derwent River. Base Camp Tasmania is the ideal getaway for travellers, bushwalkers and anyone seeking a sublimely peaceful place to relax and unwind.

Tarkine Trails Forest LodgeTarkine Longhouse

The Tarkine Rainforest Retreat gives visitors access to a remote section of the Tarkine rainforest and the opportunity to experience the ancient rainforest from a comfortable base camp. Nestled amongst ancient forests and Eucalypts at Tiger Ridge, the retreat is the first of its kind in the region, and includes large private permanent tents erected amongst the trees, and the new Tarkine Longhouse.

Nature Based Activity Providers

Cradle Mountain Canyons

Tasmania’s first and only canyoning company. We are Tasmania’s first and only canyoning company. Tasmanian owned and operated, we take pride in being able to show visitors some of the most pristine and remote areas of natural beauty in Tasmania. Our operation is based in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national Park, one of Australia’s most scenic and popular holiday destinations. We offer tours catering for a wide range of ages and abilities.If you are after an unforgettable experience, come and join us and discover the secret side of Cradle Mountain.  www.cradlemountaincanyons.com.au

Other gay and lesbian friendly accommodation providers

If contacting other accommodation suppliers, please mention that you were referred by Huon Bush Retreats.

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia

Australia wide association of gay owned and operated and gay friendly accommodation and other tourism service providers.

Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Tasmania

Listing the Lesbian and Gay owned and operated travel and accommodation providers throughout Tasmania.

Meredith House

Meredith House is in Swansea, on the east coast of Tasmania. Situated on a hill in the centre of our historic seaside town, overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay. A Heritage Tasmania and National Trust classified home built in 1853, furnished with handcrafted red cedar furniture and family antiques, which has provided accommodation for over 100 years.


Tasmania’s famous landmark the Van Diemen’s Land Company Store has undergone renovations and has emerged as the stylish @ VDL Stanley.

Mt Paul

Modern executive style self contained lodges for two, function venues, and camping facilities for private groups, all with commanding views of the Freycinet Peninsula and easy access to all the beach and bush activities of Coles Bay and Freycinet on the East Coast.

Corinda’s Cottages

Overlooking a cobbled courtyard are the converted coach-house and servant’s quarters of Corinda, an award-winning National Trust classified property in the heart of Hobart.

For more Gay and Lesbian Tourism Operators see: www.rainbowtourism.com/places/Tasmania/


Tourism bodies

Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania

The peak body that represents the tourism industry and arranges tourism accreditation.

Discover Tasmania

Official visitor website of Tourism Tasmania (Government department).

Member of Gay and lesbian tourism australia

Huon Bush Retreats reviews on Trip Advisor

Getting to Tasmania

Spirit of Tasmania

By sea from Melbourne – bring your car.


Budget flights (subject to schedule cancellations).

Virgin Australia

Mid price flights.

Tours and Transport

Let’s Show You Tasmania Tours

We work with Let’s Show You Tasmania Tours for airport transfers to Huon Bush Retreats, Hobart short tours and tours to other parts of Tasmania. Pickup from Huon Bush Retreats or elsewhere.

Airport transfers can be booked at most times of day or evening.

The Hobart Day Tour special is packaged especially with the visitor in mind who has little time and wants to experience the spectacular views from Mt Wellington, a wildlife park, and take in the history of Richmond Village, with a chocolate experience thrown in (excluding weekends and public holidays).

The Hobart Evening Tour takes you on a journey where you see the spectacular views of the city sites, learn the history of Australia’s second oldest capital city and be captivated by some of it’s finest monuments, under lights.

Cradle Coast Tours

Cradle Coast Tours offer specialised boutique Tasmanian day tours and trips. Jump on board and enjoy expert commentary offering a great and unique insight to this wonderful part of the state. Allow yourself to relax and experience the casual charm of your personal guide.

You’ll see the very best that Tasmania’s north coast has to offer, from the majestical, world famous grandeur of Cradle Mountain, the rugged beauty of the Leven Canyon, through to the timeless beauty of the historic fishing port of Stanley, with its unusual natural feature, The Nut, keeping guard over the village, and the delicious delights of the Tamar Valley featuring superb food and wine.

Tasmania I-Drive

Specialising in your personal and private tours throughout Tasmania, for small groups from 1 to 6 persons.  Your tour is flexible and can be tailored to your needs, no deadlines if you have the time!  Itineraries made to suit. Your transport is in the comfort of a modern 4WD touring vehicle complete with air conditioning/heating, luxury leather seats, DVD, personalised headsets and a fridge to keep your purchases cool or for picnic lunches along the way.

Talk with Vicki about a stop at Huon Bush Retreats for some lunch and short or moderate walk.

Government Links

 Huon Valley Council

 Tasmanian Government


Tasmanian Government support organisation for private conservation, part of the Landcare organisation.

Learn about Tasmanian environmental issues at:

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Cultural History

The Lia Pootah People

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