Huon Bush Retreats impresses as a destination of quintessential Tasmanian culture to those who know a bit about Tassie. Not afraid to extend the environmental habits of human beings to be a bit more earth friendly, one gets the sense that you are participating in a project that was born of vision before it was the thing to do. For a start, apparently it was built on farmland and reclaimed through planting and planning and hard yakka the like of which many areas of our country are in desperate need of. Michael and Paul have overseen this green reconstruction while also building an excellent walking track through many terrains including rainforest on the way to Mt Misery. Signs instruct on the interpretations of aboriginal and settler experience alike and the retreat begins to ask you to be inclusive and respectful in your language. Before long you are pondering the continental drifts, the aboriginal history, the climate and it’s current dilemmas, the time for recovery of rainforests and the beauty of the Huon. The camping areas are a treat with camp cooking facilities available under a shared cover of excellent standard. Your hosts are as sensitive as the local fauna and only interact as much as you seek out as they allow you to retreat with a capital R. Each cabin and camp site is made for a sense of private wilderness and throw you into a world of your own, and of nature. However, if you do seek assistance Michael will sell you untold varieties of jams, chutneys and the like at an amazing price. He will even provide dinner to have with the wine in your cabin which you can soak up while having an outdoor bath in the intense Tassie weather! Retreats do not have to be boring! The Huon Bush Retreats are grounded in the earth we need to get to know how to reconnect with, how to heal. We stayed four nights in summer, two camping and two in a cabin, but the cabins have great slow combustion heaters so winter should be snug too.
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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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