Derwent Retreat - Hobart

Derwent Retreat is a fully equipped house built in the late 70's on a point near the yacht club and launching ramp at historic Austins Ferry 15 minutes from Hobart. It has some of the best views in the state with a Panorama stretching from Mt Wellington in the south to Mt Direction to the east and north to the Quoin and beyond. The area is surrounded by parks and steeped in history. To get there you drive through James Austin park where James Austin ran the first ferry in Tasmania from about 1813.

This large modern property is fully furnished, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 and one baby with a configuration of a queen, double, two singles, two king single folding beds and a single folding bed. It is fully equipped kitchen and laundry, barbecue, internet, TV, DVD, stereo etc.

Kitchen equipment includes a microwave, hotplates, stove and fridge. The laundry has a washing machine and dryer. On the balcony there is a gas barbecue and second dining table and chairs. Tea coffee and other basics as well as all linen, towels and crockery are provided. The property is centrally heated and also has numerous spare heaters. Also included is a local call only telephone, wired and wireless internet. The house has a large garden with many natural rock features and small basketball hoop for relaxation.

Derwent Retreat is an ideal Hobart base for business or pleasure, only a short drive from the Brooker Highway and close to major business and tourist attractions such as MONA, Cadburys, Alpenrail, Bonorong Park, Richmond, Salmon Ponds, Russell Falls and the Derwent valley. Claremont Golf and Bowls Clubs are within a couple of km. Public transport is easily accessed and shops are less than half a kilometre away. A Woolworths-Safeway Shopping Centre is one kilometre away.

Derwent Retreat is rented short to medium term at competitive rates and is suitable for business people looking for somewhere to stay, a retreat or quiet place to work or holiday makers keen on sampling the many attractions that the Hobart region is famous for.

Pets are welcome at Derwent Retreat but not inside. There is an enclosure suitable for compatible animals.

Room/Bed Configuration

Sleeps 6, with folding beds 11

Master bedroom - queen size bed
Bedroom - double bed
Bedroom - two single beds
Folding double divan
Two king single and one smaller single folding beds
Portacot (babies stay for free)
The sofas are very comfortable!

Bathrooms and Toilets

Master bedroom ensuite with shower and toilet
Second bathroom with bath and shower
Separate toilet

Business FacilitiesBike Friendly

Computer and desk supplied. Cable and wireless broadband are available at no charge.


A local call only telephone is provided. The number is 09211096


A book swap library. CD's and videos available.

Facilities of the Elderly and Physically Handicapped

The property is not fully wheelchair accessible according to Australian standard AS 1428. It may suit people with limited disabilities depending on whether assistance was available from others in the party. There are two steps to the front door with a bannister rail on the right side. The foyer and living room are on this level and then there are two steps down again to the dining, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms which are all on the one level and a bar rail is provided on the adjacent wall. The front door and both showers have entrance lips and no bars. The showers are not suitable for wheel chairs and shower heads are not removable. Hand rails are installed in the main toilet. All door frames are standard size.

Other Facilites

The property has a modern fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hotplates, stove and fridge. The laundry has a washing machine and dryer. There is a separate barbeque area with a second dining table and chairs. All linen and crockery are provided and there are TV's, stereo, wireless internet access etc. Heating is underfloor and wall mounted and the property also has numerous spare heaters.

There is a large garden with many natural rock features and small basketball hoop for relaxation.


Without notice and at your risk:

Some basic foodstuffs and fishing gear.

Other gear

By prior email request at your risk:

Bicycles, canoes and sail board (if available)
High baby chairs. Portacots.
GPS system.