Feb
15
2012

Almost as Far South As You Can Go

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We hear of distinctive new accommodation coming on line from time to time and this immersive new retreat measures up to the description “distinctive”.

In the Far South of Tasmania, the forest parts to reveal a spectacular open buttongrass plain. Buttongrass Retreat immerses you in comfort, surrounded by native grasslands and mountain views. Australia’s southern most accommodation has just been built at Ida Bay by Michael and Paul of Huon Bush Retreats.

The modern 2 bedroom self-contained cabin is a true eco-experience with 12 volt solar electricity and hot water, wood heating and it is free from distractions like TV and in-room phones. Inside, the rooms are spacious. Every window brings a new picture. Little touches include DVD and CD players with iPod dock, telescope, selection of native flowers, wood fired bakers oven and a reading nook beside the living area.

Outside, the buttongrass moorland abounds with wildflowers and bird life. At night, you might be lucky to have a visit from an owl, possum, Tasmanian Devil or spotted quoll. The outdoor bath is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine under the stars.
Exclusive occupancy of the entire property gives you peace and privacy.

Adjacent to the Ida Bay Historic Railway and just 20 minutes drive from the southern most end of the road at Southwest National Park, this is the perfect place to base for exploring the natural beauty of Tasmania’s Far South. Walk from your door to Southport Lagoon or short drives will take you to the trail-head for many other walks.

Refer to web site www.buttongrassretreat.com.au for more information and bookings.

Buttongrass Plains and Adamsons Peak in the distance

Private Deck, Tub and the peak in the distance. Total Peace

House viewed from a short walk away with native flowers (Banksia)

Comfortable Living Area

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