About this listing
Kunanyi House is a beautiful retreat on Mount Wellington in Fern Tree. The McGlashan designed house harmonizes with its natural setting. Enjoy peaceful gardens, tranquil reflection pools and mountain walks all just 10 minutes from Hobart's centre.
Kunanyi House is a beautiful self contained retreat on Mount Wellington in Fern Tree, Tasmania. The McGlashan designed 4 bedroom house harmonizes with its natural setting. Enjoy the peaceful gardens, tranquil reflection pools and mountain walks...all just a 10 minute drive away from the centre of Hobart.
Built in 1969 Kunanyi House was designed by David McGlashan to provide a space which allows a family to live with nature. The floor to ceiling windows in each of the rooms bring the light, different aspects of the gardens and the mountain into the living spaces. The architecture and landscaping have elements of a Japanese aesthetic creating a contemplative atmosphere. Aspects of the design are shared with McGlashan's other creations such as the Heide II Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. The surrounding rainforest and it's wildlife create a sense of being immersed in Nature despite being only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Hobart.
Kunanyi House is a spacious house with tranquil landscaped gardens to which guests will have full access. The main living area has a wood fire and view over the reflective pools. A large fully equipped kitchen with dining area has french windows leading out to the garden. There are four bedrooms - three with futon style double beds - and two bathrooms. Outside there are two courtyards with seating. There is parking for 3 cars. It is possible to walk from the house directly to the walking tracks on Mount Wellington.
Interaction with guests
Living in the neighbouring property just down the hill we are available if required whilst allowing privacy for guests.
Situated just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Hobart Kunanyi House can provide the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful city of Hobart and its surroundings. The walking and riding trails of Mount Wellington such as the Pipeline Track and North-South Riding Track are on the doorstep providing access to the whole mountain without starting the car.
Hobart's Metro bus network provides easy access right from the city centre to just 50 metres down the road. Just catch bus 48 or 49 from Franklin Square to Fern Tree and alight at bus stop 25, walk 50m up the hill and we are the first driveway on the right. The bus ride takes 15-20 minutes, and buses travel regularly every day.
There is parking for 3 cars at the house and the car trip is about 10 minutes from Hobart City centre, up Davey street then Huon Road. The driveway is the first one on the right after Chimney Pot Hill Road and the Fern Tree sign, so please slow down and indicate early as it is a sharp right hand turn into the driveway. If you reach the main village of Fern Tree or the road to Mount Wellington summit (Pillinger Drive) you have gone too far.
If you don't mind riding up hill a bike is a great way to travel...the ride into town takes 15 minutes, and coming back about 45-55 minutes. Riding up past the Cascade brewery via Strickland Avenue avoids the busy parts of Huon Road and is the safest route.
Walking from town is also possible and takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, via the Waterworks and Pipeline track via Gentle Annie Falls. Leave the track once you cross Chimney Pot Hill Road then walk up Huon Road about 80m and we are the first driveway on the right.
The house is a no smoking zone. Pets are not suited to the environment due to the wildlife. Please keep outdoor shoes outside. The house is not suited to parties/events.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.