Luxury Camping Retreat on Derwent Riverfront in Tasmania, Australia

Gretna, Tasmania (Australia)

Luxury Camping Retreat on Derwent Riverfront in Tasmania, Australia

Safari Tents
5 units
10 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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These camping tents are located at a luxurious camping hotel on Tasmania's Derwent Riverfront in Australia and can accommodate two guests. The large, 80-square-meter safari tents are furnished with ceiling-to-floor drapes, leather and canvas sofas, and deluxe king-size beds. Moreover, there are separate ensuites with handmade wooden bathtubs for guests to soak in after a long day exploring. Linens and towels and toiletries are provided. Other amenities in the tents include a bar fridge, sun loungers, tea and coffee facilities, an iron and board, and a hairdryer, safe, torch, umbrella, aa well as a heater, and large standard fan.

The lodge, connected to the tents by a boardwalk, is the communal area where guests gather for meals, to connect to the wireless internet, play games, watch movies, or simply relax in the lounge.

Outside the tents, there are large decks looking out over Derwent River, where guests can admire the beautiful Australian landscape.


  • King-size bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Safe box
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fan
  • Dining table
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Parking
  • Fire pit
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Hammock
  • Sound system
  • Television
The accommodations have all of the signature amenities needed to make guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The communal area, the riverside lodge, has luxurious lounges, a warming fire, books, a record player with a selection of records, and magnificent views across the river and valley. Wi-Fi, mobile service, games, and movies are available in the lodge. There is a well-stocked bar and breakfast and dinner are served on the riverfront deck, or the beautifully appointed dining room, with again, river views and a warm fire. Wooden decks and walkways link the lodge buildings and lead to the boardwalk connecting the tents to the lodge.

The spacious tents have a riverfront deck with rocking chairs and outdoor furniture, king beds with fine linen, lounges, rich carpet, and all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Available services include a coffee machine, a mini-bar, wraps, toiletries, a hair dryer, an iron and an ironing board. There is also a heater and a pedestal fan. The bathrooms are in water tanks and have handmade wooden baths and basins, and a rain shower.

Guest Services

  • All meals
  • Breakfast
  • Front desk service
  • Sports equipment storage
The property could be the perfect venue for a wedding or a corporate retreat, guests should contact in advance to enquire about these services. Moreover, there is the option to add meals on to the reservation, or there are two-night and three-night packages, which include a dining option.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Antiquing
  • Museums
  • Shopping
This luxury tented lodge is located on the banks of Derwent River in Tasmania, Australia, is the very definition of glamping. Sited next to one of Australia's first Truffle orchards, this is the perfect camping vacation for people who enjoy the outdoors, as well as the finer things in life. The property is near the township of Gretna, only 45 minutes from Hobart, the capital of Australia's island state of Tasmania, which boasts many natural attractions, a dynamic food and wine scene, and daring, modern art.

The spacious safari tents overlook the pristine Derwent river, which teems with trout and has resident Platypus to admire. The magnificent riverside gum trees play host to rich bird-life, and wallabies, wombats, and possums are resident on the property. The lodge is surrounded by typical Australian landscape and offers guests complete river frontage and beautiful mountain and valley views to admire.


  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Golfing

Guests can do as much or as little as they feel like at this camping hotel. On site, bikes, swimming, fishing, and kayaking are available. Nearby are wineries, a farm brewery, the Salmon Ponds hatchery and museum, the antique shops of New Norfolk, the Agrarian Kitchen, and Tasmania's first national park, Mount Field National Park, which offers a rich choice of walks, waterfalls, and wildlife. The property is only 30 minutes from Australia's largest private museum MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, which is home to some of the most controversial modern collections. It is only 25 minutes from the new Maydena Bike Park, and 45 minutes from the Hobart waterfront.with its market and restaurant scene.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Accessibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

Strict: It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.

Additional Information

There is cell service available from the property, but guests will get the best results when they can see the main lodge from wherever they are.

Please note that guests' cars will be left in the parking lot, and their luggage will be transported to their luxury tent.

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