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‘Stony Rise Retreat' is a fully self-contained residence located on the reserve. The house has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people. It has a kitchen, a lounge room, 2 bathrooms and toilets. There is also a large room which would support group work or small meetings (approximately 20 people). There is good access, with useful external areas including a sheltered barbecue space. It is great for birdwatchers, artists and people who want a quiet meeting place in natural surroundings.

Nearby places to visit are Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary in Bagdad and the historic villages of Kempton and Oatlands. It is also a useful base for exploring the cultural and natural landscapes of the southern midlands.

Conditions for use

• No pets
• BYO bedding, towels and personal washing gear, food and refreshments
• No credit card facilities. Payment is by cash, cheque or bank transfer. We are happy to issue the receipt to the group or individually.

We provide:

• lighting and power
• heating including firewood
• hot and cold water (tank water – so not treated at all)
• crockery, cutlery, glassware, cooking gear
• cooking facilities – fuel stove, benchtop hotplates, microwave, toaster, toaster-oven, large electric frypan, coffee maker, fridge, and gas bbq
• 2 bathrooms (one with toilet) and one separate toilet.
• cleaning equipment and materials including tea towels
• laundry with washing machine, iron, outdoor clothes hoist
• some games and books including information on local flora and fauna
• 5 bedrooms - one with queen-size bed and small daybed, three with 2 single beds (one is a trundle) and one with a single bed and small sofa bed (there is an extra sofa bed in the large room). All have pillows but no bedding and each room has wardrobe and a column heater.
• There is a phone but it cannot receive incoming calls and can only be used to contact Telstra or the Emergency Number 000. Please feel free to give our number to family or friends who want to give you a message. Our phone number is 03 6268 6176. We apologise that there is no decent mobile phone coverage and no internet connection.


Daily rate:$60.00 per day
Family or small group stay
Up to 2 people:$60.00 per night
Extra people (child or adult):$12.00 per person
*Longer term negotiable fee (eg artist-in-residence)
*Rates may be subject to change

Information and Bookings:

Kay and Chris Harman
Ph: (03) 6268 6176
Postal: C/- PO Bagdad TAS 7030
Map and directions.

Images of the Retreat

Rear Exterior

Lounge Room

Meeting Room




Bathroom and Laundry

Outdoor BBQ Area

Enclosed Yard

Come and visit us at Stony Rise!