Terms & Conditions​

Rocky Hills Retreat

Rocky Hills Retreat is a very special place. By booking with us you agree to the following terms and conditions so that it continues to stay that way.

Who can stay

A maximum of 2 overnight guests are permitted in one king-sized bed (as are babies under the age of 12 months). The retreat is not suitable for children or pets. Should you wish to invite a small number of visitors (up to an extra 4 people) please check with Rocky Hills Retreat’s Host.


We have a 2 kilometre rough gravel driveway, so do not hire a fancy car, or bring your Porsche – a ‘normal’ sedan car is just fine. Please also note if the Tasmanian Fire Service deems that the fire rating for the day is “extreme or catastrophic” we will assist you to find alternative accommodation in Swansea and your tariff for that day will be refunded. Rocky Hills Retreat is in a bush setting and we do not wish to take any risks with our guests’ safety.

Checking In And Checking Out

Check-in time is 2pm. Check-out is strictly 10am because we need to get the retreat looking beautiful for our next guests.

The Money Bit: How You Pay Us

Standard bookings

50% deposit is required to secure your booking. Final payment and minibar charges will be processed after check out, using the credit card you provide to us upon check-in.

Cancellation Conditions

Any cancellations made prior to 14 days of arrival date attract a $100 administrative fee. As we would naturally prefer you to stay with us, should you wish to postpone instead of cancel your stay, we are happy for you to transfer your deposit to another time within 12 months. Non-arrivals and any cancellations or postponements made on or within 14 days attract the full tariff being charged.

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. It is a condition of your stay that you leave the retreat as you found it. If the property is not left how you found it, both internally and externally, we will charge you for extra cleaning plus the cost of any repairs from damage or loss. Believe us, you don’t want to make it on our special small list – it’s the ‘banned list’! To avoid this please do the following:

  • Refrain from using high energy items at Rocky Hills Retreat. We are not connected to the grid. All power is generated on site through a hybrid solar power system.
  • Remove all rubbish to the allocated bins in the car park behind the besser brick wall. This includes removing all beer bottles, wine bottles and cartons.
  • Stack the dishwasher and turn it on before you leave.
  • Only smoke outdoors, and place cigarette butts in appropriate receptacles. People who throw their cigarette butts into the precious wilderness will be placed on the aforementioned banned list.
  • Do not throw food scraps outside as our lovely staff will have to pick them up  before our next guests arrive. Food scraps will harm, not help our local native wildlife.
  • Return all furniture to its original location before you check out and lift furniture when moving it to avoid additional charges for scratching the floors.


$1,050 per night Monday – Thursday
$1,250 per night Friday, Saturday and Sunday

These tariffs are for the entire property, accommodating up to six guests in three luxurious bedrooms in queen sized beds.

Please note: We have 3 night minimum restrictions on long weekends and a 5 night minimum at Easter and a 4 night minimum at Christmas each year.

Function Tariff Charges and Refundable Security Deposit Charges 2021 – 2022 (These charges are in addition to the base accommodation tariffs above)

Up to 10 people $1,500.00 $500.00 Refundable Security Deposit
11 – 25 people $3,000.00 $2,000.00 Refundable Security Deposit
26 – 35 people $5,000.00 $3,000.00 Refundable Security Deposit
36 – 50 people $7,000.00 $3,000.00 Refundable Security Deposit

Credit Card Charges

1.5% for Visa and MasterCard

3% for Diners and American Express

*prices are subject to change at 1st January each year. Rates are current to 31st December 2022