In the far south of Tasmania, the forest parts to reveal a spectacular open buttongrass plain. Your modern two bedrooms self-contained cabin is a comfortable eco-experience with 12-volt solar electricity and hot water, wood heating and is free from distractions like television and in-room phones.
We offer exclusive occupancy; just one guest accommodation in a 20 hectare private reserve. Comfort and wildlife make Buttongrass Retreat the perfect place to base for exploring the natural beauty of Tasmania’s far south.
This habitat is home to a unique range of flowers, birds and animals, a community found nowhere else. The view to the Southern Ranges is spectacular and sometimes snow capped.
About 1 3/4 hours drive from Hobart (just past Dover and Southport) this is a great base to explore the nearby Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, or a short drive to Cockle Creek then walk to the southern-most place in Australia. Coming Soon: Mona Green Lens art installation.
Important: Buttongrass is a place to escape from the technology hassles of modern life for a few days. There is limited 240-volt electricity, enough to charge a mobile phone or camera but not sufficient to run a laptop computer for more than an hour a day.
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
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Well appointed self contained eco-cabin. The spacious living/kitchen is flooded with light. Set in an expansive native buttongrass plain, every window frames a different picture.
The cabin has full gas range with oven, additional wood fired oven, quality utensils, pots, pans, knives, stirrers, baking trays etc. (but no 240 volt appliances), quality crockery and full sized refrigerator. There is a six-seat dining setting, laundry hand wash tub (no machine or iron), two queen beds plus two singles, two sofas, DVD player (but no television reception), indoor shower and composting toilet, bath is outdoors under the stars.
For the best prices and the best experience, stay two nights or longer.
Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am