Silver Ridge Retreat

Located, quite literally, on the edge of the wilderness, Silver Ridge Retreat is surrounded by nature reserve on three sides. In this idyllic setting three generations run this family owned and operated business, which is home to them, their horses, cows, a wild goose that adopted them, and a multitude of native species, including wallabies, possum, platypus, echidna, Tasmanian devils, wombats and many species of birds.

With little light pollution, the evening skies are characterised by brilliant displays of stars, and in the cooler crisper evenings of the winter months, shooting stars are regularly observed. When conditions are right, the glow of the Southern Lights is a highlight.

Wildlife, fresh food, arts, crafts and adventure activities are all good reasons to visit this area. There is enough here to keep most people occupied for a week or more. There are many return guests who love it so much they frequently visit for up to a month at a time.

Situated in the geographical middle of what is described locally as Cradle Country, this area is best known for the iconic World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park. Also in the area are the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, Mole Creek Caves, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Tasmazia & the Village of Lower Crackpot, the town of Sheffield with its murals and Lake Barrington’s International Rowing Course, which is stocked with brown trout for public fishing.

All of the cottages are equipped with self-catering facilities so guests can cook for themselves, or they can visit one of the restaurants and cafes that are within an easy drive of the resort.

There is plenty of room to take the kids for a walk or run around, feed horses, cows and chickens, play in the kids’ cubby or have a swim in the indoor heated pool. For the adventurous, explore the historic silver mine that features Tasmanian cave spiders and glow worms. As the sun sets, you can join a guided evening walk to feed and pat local wild possums, look for owl and platypus and be amazed by the hundreds of wallabies that feed in the paddocks each evening.

46 Rysavy Road, Claude Road TAS 7306
p: 03 6491 1727
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