Aquila Eco Retreat
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Aquila Eco Retreat

739 Brinktop Rd, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025 Australia
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Discover Aquila, a Tasmanian rural escape that cares as much about its unique natural environment as it does about grown-up luxury. Aquila promises an off-grid glamping experience that doesn’t skimp on the necessities: lush linens, wood heaters, raw timber furnishings and kitchen mod-cons, in the total seclusion of a deluxe Eco Pod or Glamping Tent. Set amongst Coal River Valley wine country, you’re invited to indulge body, mind and soul. Bathe in expansive views over local vineyards and across rolling hills to Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and explore the working farm and bushland setting. Created with sustainability and calm comfort in mind, Aquila is your permission slip to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Adults only
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Kitchenette
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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JDarbs85 wrote a review May 2024
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can we stay forever?
The Banksia is perfect, with everything we needed for a delightful restorative stay. It was so relaxing to stoke the fire and look out at the glorious view.
We especially enjoyed the four fancy “turkeys” that came knocking each morning. Quite adorable.
The location is perfect, just outside the cute town of Richmond (where many devonshire teas can be found!) and still close to Hobart if you need to pop into town.
Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with the world.
Jane
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from alice eddington, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 22 May 2024
Thanks for your review, Jane. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we loooved your description of the Aquila guinea fowl. Eco-pod Banksia is indeed their favourite hang-out spot! We hope to see you again one day.
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Lauren H wrote a review May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A night of absolute tranquility! Celebrating our anniversary of 6 years 🥰 We only live 30 minutes from Aquila but it felt like we were a world away! Alice and Jason have built a true piece of paradise for everyone to enjoy, especially the locals like us! The sounds of nature, beautiful birds, the sheep and their offspring having conversations into the night, no meditation needed to fall asleep with this wonderful place! One touch my partner enjoyed was the binoculars to look further out into the distance and get a closer view of the gorgeous flocks of birds soaring through the rolling hillsides! The outdoor bath was a hit, didn’t want to get out! Our grazing box was so delicious and catered for Gluten free, the prefect balance of savoury and sweet ❤️

Also I love a comfy bed, the sheets were fantastic and mattress exquisite, didn’t want to get out! We stayed in the Tent and it stayed warm enough for us all night with plenty of wood to get us through to the end of our 1 night stay, with more wood available at request. The electric blankets were a nice warm touch as well 💕

Thank you for having us, we didn’t want to leave!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from alice eddington, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 22 May 2024
Thank you for your review, Lauren! We are delighted you had such a lovely time celebrating your 6 year anniversary soaking up the sounds of nature and the bubbles in the outdoor bath :) We hope to see you again!
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Emeciii T wrote a review Feb 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay there only one night but what a night !
You feel relaxed as soon as the gates of the property opens. The view from the tent was absolutely amazing and we could take a warm bath outside with some sheeps as neighbors. In the evening when it get cold you even have the cutest fire place to warm the place and create a lovely and cozy ambient. Really really loved our stay .

Thank you Alice for your kindness and the amazing stay !
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alice Jason, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 17 May 2023
Thank you for your review. We appreciate it so much. We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay with us :)
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Leah N wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything we’d hoped for. So much care and effort had clearly gone into setting this site up - just perfect in each and every way. So idyllic and restful, we left the better for our stay. A serene backdrop a crackling wood fire and a glass of local Pinot, sounds like a dream right!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from alice eddington, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 22 May 2024
Thank you for your kind words, Leah. We are thrilled that you had a relaxing and restful time at Aquila. We can't wait to welcome you back!
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Gareth wrote a review May 2024
Hobart, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful place to stay just outside of the historic town of Richmond and less than half an hour from home made it so easy to travel to. Peace and quiet and a few days of relaxing were just perfect. Take the hot and cold therapeutic session, it’s exhilarating!
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alice Jason, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 26 May 2024
Thanks so much for your review, and congratulations on wedding anniversary number 26! An amazing achievement and we are so honoured that you chose Aquila Eco Retreat to celebrate your special occasion.
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Naomi G wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a perfect weekend getaway! We especially loved the outdoor bath and sauna with amazing views. The tiny home was perfectly set up with a log fire, fully stocked kitchen and the comfiest bed. Would definitely come back to Aquila Eco Retreat.
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Date of stay: May 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alice Jason, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 31 May 2024
Thanks so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed all the unique aspects of Aquila. We can't wait to welcome you back :)
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Brad B wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been in Tasmania for about 8 months and this is hands down the best place I’ve stayed at. Perfect present for my partner a bath on the deck with some wine over looking the hills and also such a peaceful sauna. I couldn’t recommend it anymore I even told my dad to stay here when he visited from WA. The owners also could not be any more welcoming and helpful!! Treat your self
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from alice eddington, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 22 May 2024
Thank you for your lovely review, Brad. We are so pleased that your partner loved her present! We are also so grateful that you recommended us to your dad. We can't wait to welcome you back again.
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Codie S wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with my Partner for our anniversary celebration and was amazed every step of the way. From the views - to the services supplied, we were in heaven. Being able to disconnect and relax with picturesque views.. we could not have wanted anything more. Thank you Aquila, it was magical.
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Date of stay: May 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book the sauna! Worth it
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Response from Alice Jason, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 31 May 2024
Thanks for your review, Codie. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially for your very special anniversary celebration. We hope to see you again!
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Brendon K wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The peace and tranquility was what I was hoping for and Aquila delivered in a lovely way. The outside bath was outstanding and original way to bring the inside outside. Overlooking the town of Richmond and watching its lights in the distance was hypnotic.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from alice eddington, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 22 May 2024
Thank you for your review, Brendon. We are so pleased you enjoyed the peace and tranquility that you were hoping for. We hope to see you again.
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Katie D wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Aquila. Everything was beautiful right down to the finer details. We loved the bath and the bed was super comfy. We loved the colours and the thought that went into choosing Tasmanian items. The bird cards, the bird photography the beautiful sculptures. The sauna and cold water bucket shower was an amazing experience. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alice Jason, Owner at Aquila Eco Retreat
Responded 26 May 2024
Thanks for your lovely review, Katie. We are delighted you noticed all the special little details at Aquila. We are so pleased you loved your hot-cold therapy session at Flame Space as well :)
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Codie S wrote a tip May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the sauna! Worth it"
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Mikaila K wrote a tip May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your in the australis borealis time of year, this is THE location i swear "
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OnAir681105 wrote a tip Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They are all good, but the glamping tent looks great"
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PRICE RANGE
£115 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aquila Glamping
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartClarenceRichmond
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquila Eco Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Aquila Eco Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Richmond Bridge (1.6 miles), Richmond Gaol (1.5 miles), and The Wicked Cheese Co. (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquila Eco Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, breakfast, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Aquila Eco Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aquila Eco Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Aquila Eco Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aquila Eco Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Czegs' Cafe, Ashmore on Bridge Street, and Richmond Bakery and Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Aquila Eco Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Richmond Gaol (1.5 miles), Richmond Botanicals Co. (1.8 miles), and Oak Lodge (1.8 miles).
Is Aquila Eco Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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