The Experience

Avalon Coastal Retreat

Awaken to the ever changing glorious pre-dawn light. Crimson, red, purple and orange colours wash the sky and Great Oyster Bay. Watery greys look equally majestic from Avalon. Look out for the white bellied sea eagle that passes every morning.

Enjoy the delightful breakfast provisions and plan your day or don't plan your day - just let it evolve. You can simply sit and read the interesting books from the Avalon collection, swim at the secluded beach at the bottom of the path, go fishing, walking, collect shells or - head to Swansea or Freycinet to enjoy the splendour of the east coast.

As the dance of the evening sky unfolds cook yourself up a storm in Avalon's beautiful kitchen using your own goodies. Or embark on creating a memorable meal using our 'Wursthaus' gourmet mini bar provisions; luscious eye fillet steak, cheeses, olives, crusty bread, pasta and sauces all ready for you to prepare.

Light the fire, pour a glass of selected Tasmanian wine and watch the moon rise over the Freycinet Peninsula or gaze at the stars. You can watch a DVD from Avalon’s library or just snuggle up on her lichen inspired orange couch. Sleep in the Stuart Houghton made Tasmanian oak beds, dream the evening away and awaken to the glorious pre-dawn light.

Surrendering yourself to the Avalon rhythm is a unique experience.

Tariffs & Bookings

Avalon Coastal Retreat

2014 & 2015 Rates*

$900 per night Monday - Thursday
$1000 per night Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Check in time 3.00pm
Check out time 11.00am

Please note: We request a minimum 3 night stay long weekends and 4 nights over Easter thank you.


For bookings phone 1300 36 11 36 or book online:

Terms and Conditions

A maximum of 6 guests permitted. Should you wish to invite a small number of day time visitors please check first with Avalon's host.

We are happy to accommodate guests over the age of 12.

Outdoor smoking only.

All bookings include breakfast provisions.

50% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance of your booking will be taken on the day you are due to arrive. Please ensure you have provided us with a credit card for this process. Any minibar charges will be paid with your host on checkout.

Any cancellations given outside 7 days from time of check in will attract a $100.00 administrative fee. As we would naturally prefer you to stay with us, should you wish to postpone instead of cancel your stay, we will permit you to transfer your booking deposit to another time within 12 months and we will provide you a Gift Voucher for the balance with no deduction of the administrative fee. Any cancellations or postponements with less than 7 days' notice will result in the deposit being forfeited. Non arrivals attract a full tariff being charged

The balance and any minibar charges are payable on departure.

Credit card charges

2% for Visa and MasterCard
4% for Diners and American Express<

*prices are subject to change at 1st January each year. Rates are current to 31st December 2015


Avalon Coastal Retreat

  • Perched on a headland overlooking the sea
  • Modernist coastal dreaming home
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms with queen size Stuart Houghton made Tasmanian oak beds
  • 3 bathrooms, one with a Huon pine bath
  • Stunning lounge room
  • Open fire and heated floors
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Pod coffee machine
  • Gourmet mini bar and pre-prepared meals from the "Wursthaus Kitchen"
  • Breakfast provisions
  • Barbeque and 2 decks
  • DVD's, books and stereo with Bose surround sound speakers
  • Snuggly robes and slippers
  • Beautiful toiletries
  • Luxurious linen
  • Wetsuits, boogie boards and beach towels
  • Backpacks, walking and touring maps
  • Washing machine, dryer and iron (if you have to)
  • WiFi
  • Beautiful modern art
  • Direct access to secluded beach
  • Expansive views
  • The best cow couch in the world
  • Seclusion, privacy and discretion at all times AND, best of all,
  • Avalon's delightful host will meet you on arrival


Avalon Coastal Retreat

Coastal Retreat

11922 Tasman Highway
Rocky Hills, Swansea
Tasmania 7190

10 minutes drive South of Swansea
1 km North of Mayfield Camping Ground
2 km South of Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
106 km (1 hour 30 minutes drive) North East of Hobart Airport
135 km (1 hour 45 minutes drive) South East of Launceston Airport

If you are driving from Swansea:

Enjoy the beautiful scenery, Spikey Bridge, Kelvedon beach, pass Kabuki By the Sea, down the wiggly bits of the road, pass by several turnouts, slow down here and you will see the large stone pillars on the left, turn in - you have arrived.

If you are driving from Orford:

After about 30 minutes you will hit the water of Great Oyster Bay and Mayfield Camp Ground and the road narrows and starts to climb up a small hill. You will see the Rocky Hills township sign, slow down it is the next driveway on the right. The large stone pillars will greet you - Welcome.


Avalon Coastal Retreat

For bookings phone: 1300 36 11 36 (International callers: +61 428 250 399)


Avalon Coastal Retreat

For beautiful functions at Avalon Coastal Retreat

Functions at Avalon Coastal Retreat - Tasmania

Functions can be booked at Avalon, but must include a 2 night stay. Our whole of house accommodation rates for 2014/15 are:

$900.00 per night Monday to Thursday
$1,000.00 per night Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Function rates charges are below and are in addition to the accommodation tariffs above:

Up to 8 people - Complimentary
9-20 people - $1,800.00
21-80 people - $2,800.00

Function fees include:

  • The venue
  • Existing internal and external lighting
  • Barbeque
  • Firewood
  • Rubbish bins
  • Guests must ensure premises are cleaned to the same standard as they were provided, both internally and externally after your function. Please discuss with the manager if furniture is to be re-arranged.

Guests will need to arrange:

  • Caterers, we can provide a list
  • Crockery
  • Glassware
  • Cutlery
  • Additional seating and tables
  • Linen
  • Music
  • As on-site parking is limited, please discuss your guests’ parking requirements with your host when viewing the property prior to your function.

Functions at Avalon Coastal Retreat - Tasmania


Check in time is at 3.00pm. Earlier check in can be arranged (ie 1.00pm) depending on the departure time of previous guests. Housekeepers may still be on the site until 3.00pm.

Other: Please note for weddings, due to the location of the venue, we do not allow fireworks, confetti, rice or flower petals.

Information to assist with planning your function

Dimensions of outdoor area at Avalon Coastal Retreat:

Front deck: Width = 7.1 metres, Length = 4.8 metres

Widest section of lawn is 5.5 metres

Dimensions of main living room:

Width = 7.1 metres, Length (includes island bench) = 13.8 metres
Kitchen bench to Black cabinet = 4.2 metres
Black cabinet to sliding doors = 6.9 metres

Dimensions of Dining Table: 1.92 metres x 1.92 metres


50% deposit of the function fee is required to secure the booking and the balance is payable 7 days prior to the function, payable by credit card (fees apply) or by direct deposit. Please contact our booking office on 1300 36 11 36 if you wish to make alternative arrangements (direct deposit, alternative credit card) otherwise we will debit your credit card 7 days prior to your stay.

The Overboard Clause

One of the things you will understand when you come and stay with us is that we trust you with all kinds of beautiful and precious spaces and things. So if the property is not left how you found it, apart from the reasonable and expected use, we are going to hit you up for the extra cleaning costs and any repairs from damage or loss. Please have fun but make sure everyone keeps themselves and Avalon nice.

A Wedding Table Photograph

Jonathan Wherrett - amazing photographer

Functions at Avalon Coastal Retreat - Tasmania


Avalon Coastal Retreat

Conditions for the use of photos

Please email us to let us know where and when you intend to use our images. They must include the name of the property 'Avalon Coastal Retreat - Tasmania' and where possible the website address We would greatly appreciate a scan or link to the published article or post a copy to PO Box 2161 Mornington 3931 Australia if it is not possible to email.

Please enjoy the beautiful photographs and should you require any additional information please contact us.

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Beautiful comfy beds

Our own chocolates are waiting for you

Nepresso Pod coffee - no need to be a barissta for great coffee

The view comes to you

The amazing pre-dawn light

Fully equipped kitchen

Just relax in Avalon Coastal Retreat's peaceful lounge room

Watch out for the White Bellied Sea Eagle

Everything you will need to cook up a storm

Three beautiful bedrooms

The light over Great Oyster Bay is breathtaking

The back deck or should we call it the front deck?

Plenty of books to read on the lichen inspired couch

A great spot for yoga

The freedom to roam

Looking East from the Huon pine bath

Sitting area at dawn

High on the headland

Overview from the kitchen

Open fireplace, natural warmth

Outdoor eating place

BBQ deck area at night

View from lounge to kitchen

The lounge from outside

Bedrooms at night

Avalon Coastal Retreat

Viewing lounge to kitchen at dawn

Spotting the living area

Dusk on the verandah

Front view

Deck area and master bedroom

Overlooking the Avalon deck

Huon Pine Bath Tub