Let this natural amphitheatre of this babbling stream, cliffs and native forest, embrace you for a night or few. A perfect base to explore Hobart, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and eastern side of the Huon Valley, Laid Back Manor offers luxurious accommodation for two people, a private golf course and intimate event site all on the one stunning property.
By night, the spectacular garden lighting has been carefully positioned around the grounds to highlight the natural bush setting after dark. From the comfort of the outdoor swinging couch beside the firepit, you can enjoy the show as the nocturnal native animals come out to play.
The broad veranda of this rustic country studio is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon on the oversized sofa swing. Inside, it is beautifully appointed with luxurious bedding and finishes.
Your gateway to the Huon Valley packed with wineries, art trails and spectacular natural beauty.
Laid Back Manor is situated on land about 1.2 hectares. A permanent creek and natural bush wrap around the property.
Native and rare birds make the property their home. You might be lucky enough to see a platypus (or three at once), goshawk, wedge-tailed eagles, padymelons, possums, spotted eastern quolls, freshwater lobster, trout, barn owls, scarlet, flame and dusky robins and many more. Explore the grounds at your leisure or have a picnic and a glass of boutique wine by the creek.
From the manicured lawns you can view the grounds and the contrasting natural, rustic features of the surroundings. The property boasts cliffs, ferns, giant trees, and a waterfall after rain.
The studio has country charm and elegance. Great for a romantic couple's retreat or a base to explore the Huon Valley and D'Entrecasteaux Channel. This is a true, absolute streamfront property. A permanent creek and natural bush wrap around the property.
Just 25 minutes drive south from Hobart, this peaceful yet convenient accommodation will be a memorable highlight of your Huon Valley Escape.
Phone: 1800 770 224 (9am to 7pm every day) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elegant studio cabin with a real fire place, kitchen with modern facilities
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Things to do nearby
Pelverata Falls: Near Cygnet, Snug and Laid Back Manor
Pelverata Falls is one of the tallest and most amazing waterfalls in the southern part of the island state of Tasmania. At astounding 114 m (374 ft) in height, and it is located in the mountains between the small towns of Pelverata, Snug and Cygnet.
Relaxed 2 - 3 hour return walk.
Right on the garden edge or drive to nearby natural river and lake settings.
40 minutes drive to the track head at then 3 hours return walk through rainforest to a mountaintop and small waterfall.
40 minutes to the apple museum and cafe, cider works and distillery.
With award-winning wines and a menu overflowing with fresh local and Tasmanian produce, Home Hill Winery is a premier dining destination in the Huon Valley.
The restaurant has won numerous awards for its delicious menu, with lunch served between 12pm – 3pm (please check days on website). The cellar door is open for tastings 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.
Cygnet is a short drive away with a supermarket, eateries, post office, vehicle repairs, doctors, hotels etc.
With a population about 1000 (the town services about 4000 people in the general area), it is big enough to have most day to day things but rarely crowed. Note that restaurants close early, so we recommend arriving at the restaurant by 7:30, or phone ahead to be sure.
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Shot Tower Historic Site
The distinctive circular tower stands 48 metres tall and was built in 1870 for the purpose of producing lead shot. Lead, with added arsenic and antimony was cast into ingots, remelted in cauldrons and then poured through colanders, forming droplets which became roughly spherical as they dropped into a tub of water at the base of the tower.
The top of the tower can be accessed via a 259 step circular staircase and offers spectacular views up, down and across the Derwent River. There is a museum at the base of the tower and a tea rooms alongside, as well as toilet facilities for the disabled...
Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery
Grandvewe Cheeses produce a wide range of products, with a focus on high-quality sheep cheese and other dairy products made from their own herd of sheep.
Come and see our sheep milking demonstrations daily from 3.00pm (October-March). Children are welcome to feed and pat our lambs throughout summer.
Meet “The Girls” (as the sheep are fondly known), taste up to 15 different cheeses and enjoy a wine while viewing the whole process of cheese making and maturing...
The Multi Award Winning Bruny Island Cruise
This multi-award winning three-hour eco-adventure cruise takes you through some of Tasmania's unspoiled coastline like nobody else. Our safe, fast and comfortable boats ensure you're right in the adventure – seeing everything up close, feeling every thrill and experiencing nature first hand.
Bruny Island boasts stunning natural cliff formations, among the tallest in the world. The awesome 'Breathing Rock', the towering 'Monument' and the lush emerald green forests of South Bruny - you will fall in love with this island paradise. The impressive array of sea and coastal wildlife rivals many national parks throughout the world. Meet the Bruny Island seals, dolphins, whales, albatross, eagles, gannet, shearwater and petrel who live in this delicate ecosystem.
Our highly trained interpretative guides love what they do – they’ll make your experience fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.
After an unforgettable three hour, 50km journey, you’ll return you to shore knowing you have been involved in a remarkable voyage of discovery – not just Tasmania's best, but simply one of the world's great environmental travel experiences.
Some Things you need to know
Don't Forget Your Camera
Kodak film can be purchased before you travel.
Warm and windproof clothing, a hat and sun protection is recommended. We supply wet weather gear and warm clothing if required.
Our team of experienced interpretive guides are chosen for their knowledge, experience and skill. They all hold appropriate first-aid and other relevant qualifications.
Booking and Cancellation Policy
We reserve the right to cancel or vary any trip and will incur no liability for any such cancellation or alteration. However, we will not cancel because of low bookings - we will operate the cruise with one passenger if necessary!
If we cancel a trip there will be no charge to you. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, turn up late or otherwise can't make it; please be aware that cancellation fees may apply and you may forfeit some or all of your fare.
A photographic tutor to visit you at Yooringa
All year round (subject to availability) Roy Vieth is available to meet you at your accommodation or anywhere from Hobart to Bruny Island or Cockle Creek. He will show how you can achieve the best from your camera allowing you to take more creative photos.
Guidance may comprise a variety of topics from unveiling any hidden features of your camera to post-processing techniques using Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture.
* Within 25km radius of Hobart, $110 for first hour; $55 per subsequent hour
* At Yooringa $60 travel plus $110 for first hour and $55 per subsequent hour.
Bruny Island Ferry
Walks ranging from one hour to one day. Beaches, sea cliffs, range of habitats, wildlife, camping.
Link to Tasmania Parks and Wildlife website.
All you need is a national park pass and a sturdy pair of shoes. Two hours each way takes you to the southernmost point you can walk
Note to Thrifty and AVIS Car Hire Customers
AVIS and Thrifty currently prohibit customers to drive AVIS vehicles on Bruny Island. If you are a AVIS Car Hire customer you have the choice of either taking our Full Day Tour from Hobart or making use of our Kettering Pick Up service.
Huon Valley Escapes chooses to work with Bargain Car Rentals because of their gravel road policy.
Use on gravel roads is allowed but there is a larger excess if you damage the car on a gravel road.