5 Stars

Black Bluff View Retreat – a large comfortable 4 bedroom house on 40 hectares.

“Our stay at Black Bluff View Retreat was the highlight of our five week trip to some of the most beautiful and scenic places in Tasmania. The host “Basil” greeted us at the start of our stay and gave us a tour of the house and provided us with many helpful tips about the area. The house itself was very spacious and comfortable with every possible amenity. There was a great fireplace that kept the whole house warm. Every window had an amazing view of the mountains and forest and we enjoyed being able to see the Milky Way whilst in bed. The beds were very comfortable. The garden was well cared for and surrounded by beautiful trees. This was a luxurious stay in an enviable part of the world 30 min from Leven Canyon walking tracks, 15 mins from wineries, beaches, berry, cherry farms, and wildlife park and about an hour away from Cradle Mountain. This really was a place that had everything. It truly exceeded our expectations and was a great place to end our trip. We hope to come back and stay here again one day soon so we can tackle some of the multi-day treks in the area.”  Rebecca, January 2021.

“We just wanted to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You have such a wonderful place and we’ve had such a great time. We are already planning to return and will be recommending Black Bluff View Retreat and Rare Earth Tasmania tours to all our family and friends.” Simon, Jane, Ollie, Matilda January 2021

“Thank you so much for having us stay. You have such a beautiful place and made it very welcoming. We will be back for sure.” Johnno and family, January 2021.

“We had a truly wonderful time staying at Black Bluff View Retreat recently. It is a great house, with enough space for the extended family and full of all the mod cons that you could possible want. However its real appeal is the setting – amazing views from the bedrooms and both the inside and the outside entertaining areas out over the valleys of bush right on your doorstop, and the kids loved the chance to explore and spot the local wildlife. However, it is Paul (Basil) that makes this spot so rewarding. He is full of local knowledge and invaluable tips on things to do and spaces to go and is always willing to share his love for and passion of this part of Tasmania. We cannot recommend Black Bluff View Retreat highly enough and will certainly be back for another stay next time we are in Tasmania.” Lachlan February 2021

“An absolute delight. Basked in nature, a lovely retreat with plenty of room for our group. The kitchen utensils were of great use. Host Basil was Tassie hospitality at its best (website hidden by airbnb!) Felicity February 2021

“An incredible stay! A really inviting place and the host went above and beyond for us to make it feel like home. Extremely clean, had access to many amenities, and beautiful views. A real highlight of our trip to Tassie!” Katerina, April, 2021

“Thank you so much for a truly memorable stay in your special piece of paradise. We loved the house, which is so welcoming, and the environment which is truly a wonderland. It was a great pleasure to meet you and we hope that we will meet again – as we look forward to our return. Thank you again for your great hospitality and generosity.” Kath May 2021

“Love the place. Paul is very friendly and helpful. Our arrangements were being constantly derailed by Covid restrictions, and Paul was flexible and understanding. The house is beautiful and the surrounds are sensational.” Howard August 2021

‘Basil was an absolutely beautiful host. Black Bluff View Retreat was the cleanest airbnb we have stayed in yet, jam packed with useful utensils and games. What a beautiful place to stay! Highly recommend!” Aiden September 2021

“We loved our stay at Black Bluff View Retreat. We went as a family, and there was lots of room for everyone. Every window has a gorgeous view, and Black Bluff looked awesome! Highly recommend!” Erin October 2021

“This is a special place. We enjoyed the restful space and abundant wildlife. Black Bluff View Retreat was so comfortable and had everything we needed!” Rebecca November 2021

“Paul’s a great host, very friendly, accommodating and hospitable. The place is absolutely beautiful. I will definitely be coming back another time. I only wish we had booked more days at this place!” Shadow December 2021

“Black Bluff View Retreat is a truly exceptional place. Situated in a most beautiful area, secluded but within easy reach of the coast and all the natural wonders of the nearby wilderness. The house is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with many extras and personal touches. Basil is a generous host who shared with us his passion for thew area and its conservation and was very helpful with recommendations. This was a most memorable experience and without doubt we will return. Could not recommend this more highly.” Kath December 2021

“A beautifully maintained home in an idyllic bush setting central to Tassie tourist highlights. Views to eternity and native wildlife literally at the doorstep. Wonderful hosts. Couldn’t recommend it more highly. A little piece of Tassie magic!” Ann and Phil, Bendigo, Victoria January 2022

“This house is amazing. It is completely private and surrounded by bush without being remote and too far from anywhere. It has comfy beds and equipped with everything you need and more! Paul has excellent local tips also. So much better than your average Airbnb!” Melissa, Williamstown, Australia January 2022

“Thank-you for letting us stay in your truly beautiful home. Everything here has been just perfect and we have felt extremely comfortable and pampered! We have had a great time exploring the area – several walks in the Leven Canyon, trips along the coast as far as Stanley, a memorable walk over to explore Goat Island, Cradle Mountain and Sheffield. It was also wonderful to see Strahan and Sarah Island. We have loved the tranquility and wildlife here. The children will be so sorry to miss Prairie Dod (and her children!). They have also enjoyed all the games available. It is sad to be ending our holiday – but we hope we will be able to return again before too long.” Kath February 2022

“Paul & Angela’s high standards and incredible generosity show in every detail of this beautiful home. This is 5 plus star accommodation. Pure serenity and exceptional views, you will never want to leave. Quality linens, towels, and super comfy beds and pillows. The home is just perfect, every comfort is there for you in abundance, plus more, like the awesome surround sound on the TV system. The most luxurious carpet and grass you will probably ever experience. So much bird watching and birdsong, the wrens are a joy to watch. A highlight was feeding the resident possum, Prairie Dog, and her baby every night. We cannot wait to go back.” Georgina February 2022

“Beautiful place in a completely stunning location. Would definitely come back!” Zara March 2022

“Beautiful landscape with exceptional views, peace and tranquility, comfort and hospitality – impossible to imagine how it could have been any better!” Adam March 2022

“My husband, young teenagers and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at this retreat on the edge of the wilderness. I would highly recommend this to families wanting a spacious and warm house as a base for exploring the North West and Tarkine region.” Joanne April 2022

“A beautiful home with views that left us breathless. Accommodation was well kept, clean and all basic essentials were supplied. Wish we stayed longer!” Elena April 2022

“Absolute serenity & peace in the middle of the forest ! The foggy days were so cozy with beautiful views of hills & we could enjoy the fireplace and relax the easter weekend. Paul was very inviting. Very nice stay & will be back again.” Ashwin April 2022

“Thank-you for your beautiful home. The house is sensational, the fire is so warm and cosy. Black Bluff View Retreat is in the most amazing setting and the house is just brilliant! There is a fantastic range of games, books and audio-visual resources available. This must be the best value short term accommodation I have ever stayed at. The house could comfortably accommodate 10 people with its large living areas, five bedrooms and excellent kitchen, laundry, bathrooms and amenities.” John June 2022

“Such a lovely location – warm and inviting and a great place to escape and relax. Basil was very helpful and accommodating to our needs, he definitely made us feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Black Bluff View Retreat and would 100% return.” Shyra July 2022

“We had a fantastic time. Black Bluff View retreat is beautiful, comfortable, spacious and warm. Nature abounds everywhere you look and the views are world class. Highly recommended and the house can comfortably accommodate 8. The tour into the Tarkine rainforest with Basil just blew au away!” Skye July 2022

“Fantastic location and well equipped house. Loved all the wildlife around the house. Owner was very helpful and went out of his way to make us feel welcome and provided us with advice of things to do in the area. We would highly recommend. We hope to come back soon.” Joanne August 2022

“Such a beautiful property – we loved it. We had the best time here. Black Bluff View Retreat is so well equipped and is such a convenient place to use as a base for all the attractions in the area. Everything was really amazing but we most enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Dip falls and Leven Canyon. We had lots of walks around the property and saw the resident echidnas. We would love to come and stay again in the future. This is a five+ star property with room for more that our group of six. Five great bedrooms, all with spectacular views, two and a half bathrooms and three toilets. BBVR is very private, immersed in nature and yet so close to amenities and things to see and do.” Claire October 2022

“My friends and I could not have been happier with our stay at this property. We were blown away as soon as we entered. Paul had the house very well stocked with all that you could possibly need. There were so many nice touches so we didn’t feel we were missing any essentials. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to make a good meal and the house was very clean and tidy. We were a group of six adults who all appreciate their own space and this house was perfect. Very spacious and plenty of rooms to choose from. Paul was lovely and so helpful with suggestions on what to do around the area so do not hesitate to ask him questions. I highly recommend staying at this retreat and I would happily stay here again! 100% the nicest holiday let I have had the pleasure of staying in.” Tyler
Date of arrival – 9 November 2022

“We (myself, my wife and two kids) had a very relaxing stay at Black Bluff View Retreat and will definitely return again. Our stay was 10 out of 10. The location is amazing, it is peaceful and very clean and comfortable. The scenery and views are magnificent. The property is well equipped with everything and the host Basil was very friendly and helpful.” Daniel December 2022

“Paul’s place at Black Buff View Retreat was incredible. Spacious yet cosy. Very comfortable. Warm. Stunning landscape surrounding the home. Waking up to birdsong was a special treat. Paul has supplied all the extras you would want to have at your accommodation. Would stay again!! 10/10.” Gus December 2022

Paul was an amazing host, really helpful, plenty of local tips, short cuts and walks to check out. The location is magical, plenty of wildlife in the block in this secluded location. House was perfect for our large group, we had a few oldies so some flexibility between up stairs and down stairs was really helpful. The location is handy for access back to the coast as well as off to Cradle Mountian.” Darren Dec 2022

If I could give Black Bluff View Retreat more stars I would! We had a fabulous stay. The house was in a beautiful setting, was really comfortable with lots of room for our family, was sparkling clean, and had everything we needed, including board games. We were impressed with how well-equipped the kitchen is. The communication with Paul was great, and we appreciated the local tips. Definitely hope to return one day.” Michelle Dec 2022

What a spectacular experience! Basil was the perfect host and the home was, well, impossible to describe, JUST STAY HERE!!” Nicole January 2023

“Family of five stayed two nights. Would love to stay longer next time. Incredible views. Lovely home. Fantastic host. We used it as a base for penguin viewing at Burnie, Gunns Plains Caves and Cradle Mountain.” Hugh January 2023

“Amazing place and host. We stayed for 4 days in March to celebrate my mum’s 80th. A group of middle aged and older adults, and 2 young kids. The location is wonderful, amongst the trees and close to the lovely town of Ulverstone. There are 2 amazing large bedrooms. All rooms have amazing views and the house is well equipped. The host goes above and beyond. I will not share everything he did for us as it may raise expectations for him to do it for all visitors!” Jonathan March 2023

“A beautiful property with wonderful vibes and a super closeness with Mother Nature. We had the good fortune to view the Aurora from here!” JA April 2023

“If you want a taste of Tasmania’s awesome nature – its native wildlife and natural forests, then stay at Black Bluff View Retreat. It is a beautiful, comfortable, large (easily sleeps eight) and warm house right in the middle of 40 gorgeous hectares. Yet it is only 10 minutes from the coastal town of Ulverstone with its excellent shopping, beaches and coffee shops and an hour to Cradle Mountain or the rainforests of the Tarkine. we will be back.” Bob March 2023

“Black Bluff View Retreat in the beautiful and serene area of North Motton was a thoroughly relaxing place to stay and the house was beautifully appointed. We highly recommend staying here  for the wonderful peace and quiet and gorgeous surroundings. Paul was a great host with all of his suggestions of what to see and do in Tasmania! The accommodation was so comfortable and spacious and warm and we had all we needed plus more along with fantastic gardens! We were thrilled to be able to feed the resident brush tail possum and her junior. Wow, nature at its best. The wildlife is just amazing – you are surrounded by nature at its best! Thank you Paul, we will be telling all our friends about our experience.” Kim April 2023

“Just awesome! Black Bluff View Retreat has to be the greatest bargain ever. There are plenty of comfortable, warm spaces; five bedrooms; 2 living areas; two and half bathrooms; and a terrific BBQ area and deck. There is much (free roaming) wildlife to see – possums, echidnas, wallabies and extraordinary birdlife. The property (40 hectares!) is within an hour of many wonderful attractions from Leven Canyon to Cradle Mountain to the rainforests of the Tarkine. We should have stayed at least a week!’ Stuart August 2023

“Very welcoming and beautifully quite home. Host visited and ensured we could operate the fire and answered any questions I had. Everything was exceptional, especially the location, the serenity and being surrounded by nature. 10/10 for cleanliness, location, staff, comfort, facilities and value.” Robyn September 2023

“We had everything we needed, nothing was lacking. We enjoyed the views and relaxed atmosphere.” Kelly September 2023

“Thankyou for a wonderful stay at BBVR! We loved every minute. It is so well appointed, we had every thing we needed and more! Best Regards.” Jane November 2023

“The stay has been absolutely lovely thanks Basil. Your house is the best we’ve stayed in. so clean, roomy and equipped with everything you could think of. We will absolutely be returning. I can now see why most of your guests are returnees!” Julie November 2023

“Had a lovely time, watching birds and animals in quiet surrounds. would highly recommend and we will be back. The property is absolutely lovely. Very clean and spacious with great views. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom worked out perfectly for my Auntie who has trouble with stairs. Paul was a great host and very easy to contact if needed.” Julia December 2023

“Everything was provided we didn’t want for anything. Lovely and clean and plenty of basics like tea and coffee were in plentiful supply. The host was friendly and welcoming .A beautiful comfortable house with incredible views in which ever direction you looked in.” Veronica March 2024