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One of the best lodgings in Tasmania – Avalon Rocky Hills

I hate to admit but I know I am quite a particular traveler. In cities where we will spend a lot of time out, I don’t really bother about hotel quality so long as it’s clean and decent/safe location. But because in national parks or near beaches, we tend to stay indoors to just slow down and relax, I have higher expectations I guess. So I was really looking forward to Avalon Rocky Hills, and I am so glad it didn’t disappoint me!! So thankful we landed a free night stay with the winter promotion.

Wooden chair – just so Instagrammable. And surprisingly comfortable to sit and read on.

Avalon, rooted in Arthurian Legend, means “island of paradise.” And as with all mysterious islands, it was indeed hard to find. It took us a 2km of off-the-track dirt track before we arrived to meet our lovely host, Ann.

She went through in details every facility within the retreat – from books to a movable TV stand (see below video! so smart!) to bath salts to the self-contained kitchen with a freezer and fridge full of food, and a separate ARTIST HOUSE! How cool is that? Can jam while you stay in! Avalon is designed so that you can stay in the whole time if you want.

Carefully concealed for total privacy.

Carefully concealed for total privacy.

Stylish reflective exterior

I am not sure who can NOT like this insane nature view of the trees and clear waters and skies? And thoughtfully decored interior and exteriors blending in with nature…

Movable TV module so you can enjoy TV anywhere in the house. Though we admit we were so busy watching nature, we watched zero TV 😛

Glass 270 degrees all around to take in the magnificent view of nature

2 platforms – great place for morning exercise and stretches!

Beautiful reflections of the trees, skies and sea

I am sure the washroom is bigger than our previous study room!

Bed design has thoughtful curtains that can be drawn if you aren’t used to giving in a glass home.

The amazing relaxing outdoor tub made of Huon pine (unique to Tasmania). Huon pines keep heat well, and as a natural oil as a natural preservative! I could soak in it for 30minutes in winter so that is amazing heat-insulation properties!

Other than the bed, I probably spent the most time in this tub with my epsom salts and essential oils <3

I love this tub. Artistically placed branch.

Outdoor bathtub made of Huon pine (unique to Tasmania). Huon pines keeps heat in well, and as a natural oil as a natural preservative!

Me with Sadako hair, soaking in the outdoor bathtub made of Huon pine (unique to Tasmania). Huon pines keeps heat in well, and as a natural oil as a natural preservative!

Love how nature will find a place to grow alongside human architecture. A view from the tub.

After soaking, just watching the view is the beautiful home is so comforting. What a privilege we managed to enjoy this luxury. It was quite fun to do the short dash in the cold back to warm comforts of the retreat!

Photos of the aurora are taken from that tree nearest to the glass!

Yet another view of the tub. I love it. Can you not already tell? 😛

Self cooked candlelight dinner spot!

It was a great plus that nature decided to give us a minor geomagnetic storm – Aurora Australis right outside Avalon! The utter darkness gave us good visibility including seeing the Milky Way with our naked eyes. This is a big thing for city folks like us who usually can’t see much due to light pollution.

Aurora Australis View, right outside Avalon Rocky Hills! so convenient and can pop into our retreat when it gets too cold 🙂

Aurora Australis View, right outside Avalon Rocky Hills! so convenient and can pop into our retreat when it gets too cold 🙂

Aurora Australis View, right outside Avalon Rocky Hills! so convenient and can pop into our retreat when it gets too cold 🙂

Lots of wood to keep us warm at the fireplace while taking period breaks from Aurora viewing.

Back to Avalon Rocky Hills itself, the owner is apparently a wonderful lady called Brett who lives down in Hobart. I love her eye for details in the entire architecture and interior design of the place. She spent a year formulating a scent from Tasmanian berries to infuse into Avalon series of personal care items, with a gender neutral scent so everyone can enjoy this product series.  Also love that the product is totally natural 🙂

Natural lighting in the bathroom <3

Thoughtfully made – Avalon branded personal care products

Since Avalon is coveniently located in the Freycinet area, there are a lot of other adventure activities nearby. So we went to enjoy nature with kayaking and ATV!

Kayaking nearby Avalon, at Coles Bay

ATV nearby Avalon, at Coles Bay

Avalon Rocky Hills is also very conveniently located near other interesting sites in the larger Freycinet area.

Wine at Devil’s Corner, nearby Avalon Rocky Hills

Cute doggie at Oyster stop, where the husband stopped for amazingly fresh oysters nearby. I don’t eay oysters but he was definitely in oyster-heaven!

Back to the property, we also went to enjoy the Art House that is 5 minutes walk from the main retreat. Once again, the amazing owner apparently uprooted an entire church building that was going to be torn down to be rebuilt into this arthouse at Rocky Hills. One can fully express your creativity in this beautiful old church.

Trying to spot wallabies in the wilderness

Beautiful old church converted to art house for us to express our pent up creativity through all sorts of craft

<3 stained glass!

If you want to enquire, please book with Avalon Rock Hills directly.

We definitely hope to be back to Tasmania, and next time, we would definitely try out Avalon Coastal Retreat! *dreams*

Sneaky shot of Avalon Coastal Retreat, our goal on our next trip!

Avalon Coastal Retreat, featured in multiple architecture magazines, which you can find within Avalon Rocky Hills

2 Comments

    • Beatrice says

      Hi Ann,
      Thanks and we look forward to Coastal Retreat next.
      Take care 🙂

      N+B

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