Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes Sitting on land adjacent to the Wielangta Forest, a landscape once ravaged by over-felling of trees and still the centre of ongoing conservation efforts of Senator Bob Brown and others, this three-level, three-bedroom property is a 40-acre, eco-friendly holiday house constructed predominately of recycled polished timber. Its high arched ceilings are more reminiscent of a cathedral than an ordinary bush hut and heating during winter is via an old-fashioned woodfired stove.
The property is a member of the Tasmanian Land for Wildlife scheme and inside its borders runs an array of wildlife that includes wallabies, potoroos, quolls and wedge-tailed eagles. While the State Forest is also home to the Old Wielangta Township and the decaying remains of old tram tracks and iron boilers, it’s the endless wildlife you’re here to see.
So, for the love of Bob, do yourself a favour and take the 45min drive east of Hobart. You won’t regret it.
Details // Bream Creek, Tas. From $125 per night. www.takeabreak.com.au/Wielangta.htm