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A Beautiful and Unique Tasmanian Bush Retreat close to tourist attractions

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Rusty Bike Retreat is a unique cabin style home nestled in amongst tall Eucalypt trees in a 50 acre nature conservancy. Here you can relax in a serene natural setting and quietly observe native Tasmanian animals and birdlife with no neighbours.

There are plenty of activities to see and do only a short 5 minute drive away including the thrill and adventure of flying through the forest canopy on the Hollybank Zipline tour , more relaxing Segway Tour, or the Holly Bank tree tops rope challenge course. Bike hire is also available to try out the bike trails including the Juggernaut track.

Only 10 minutes drive is a beautiful short walk to the waterfalls in the Lilydale falls Reserve where free barbeques, playground equipment and picnic spots. Lilydale village also has supermarket and take away shop for supplies and is a lovely quaint village to wander around and look at the painted poles the arts community are known for.

The rusty bike retreat is a perfect spot to have as a base for touring the north east of Tasmania. It is a 30 minutes drive North East from all the attractions Launceston has to offer. It nestled half way between Launceston and the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Farm which is open all year.

Quaint and picuresque Bridport and world class Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course are also only a 35 minute drive. Bridport has quaint cafes to enjoy whilst watching the ocean, a lovely child friendly forshore reserve and a visitors information centre.

More Details

Property Manager
Trudie Bone
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Trudie Bone

We are originally from Western Australia, but a 10 day holiday to beautiful Tasmania had us packed up and back over within 6 months.

Why Trudie Bone chose Underwood

From the moment we drove down the windy driveway surrounded in eucalyptus trees, native ferns and pepper berry bushes and saw nestled so amongst 50 hectares of Tasmanian bush a beautiful double story cabin we couldn't resist buying it.

We have lived 5 minutes away and decided the Rusty Bike Retreat would make a perfect place for people to experience the tranquillity and beauty of our island.

What makes this house unique

Unique: The house if of a unique unpretentious architectural design, very much in keeping with the environment. With an open plan living area, large windows and wood fire ready to go (plus heat pump) it is made for the environment it is nestled in.

Private: The Rusty Bike Retreat is nestled in the 50 hectare conservancy.

Natural environment: There are no neighbours apart from the native animals that will occasionally wander by, including wombats, wallabies, echidnas, possums, even a platypus has been sighted in the dam. relax on either veranda and look at the birds or take an evening or night walk along the tracks and see if you can spot some animals (binocular and torch provided).

Comfort: Lovely cosy leather lounge to snuggle in with pillows, blankets and throw rugs. Full kitchen and large laundry with washing and drying facilities.

Experience: Only five minutes from Hollybank and all its tourist attractions. On the way to the North East Coast, a very convenient place if you are planning strategic spot for travelling.

Convenience: The village of Lilydale is only 10 minutes away for all amenities or 20 minutes to the Launceston suburb of Mowbray for more choices.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Underwood around the Launceston City Council

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Television
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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