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