Opening hours are between 8am-10am and 2pm-6pm. Please ring the doorbell for assistance (button at the bottom of the ramp).
Check out is between 8am and 10am.
Late checkout is subject to availability and by arrangement 24 hours prior to departure.
A wireless internet service is available adjacent to the reception area. Please enquire at Reception for access.
Enjoy our friendly farm animals (Horses, Cows, Chickens and Geese). Most will be keen to befriend you. Ask at Reception for an apple to feed the horses.
Keep a lookout for native animals – mostly nocturnal (Echidna, Pademelons, Platypus, Possums, Owls, Wombats, Tassie Devils and Quolls).
Enjoy bird watching with Native Hens (only in Tasmania), spectacular Wedge Tail Eagles and over 90 other species of birds in the area.
Book at reception for our spotlighting tour to see some of our nocturnal animals in their own environment.
For the comfort of future guests and the protection of wildlife, please do not feed or leave food for any animals near your cottage or within the resort area.
Bbq & Picnic Areas
Bench seating, tables and wood fired BBQs are located within the resort grounds. Additional wood & kindling can be pre-arranged at reception.
Please leave the area clean and tidy after use and, for the protection of wildlife, ensure any rubbish/litter is securely disposed of in the bins provided.
Your cooperation in protecting this wilderness area is appreciated.
Guest laundry facilities are located in the pool building (first door to your left as you enter) and can be accessed using your cottage key. Washing powder may be purchased from Reception.
A coin-operated dryer is located under the carport at the rear of the Lodge. The machine accepts $1 coins and 3 to 5 coins will dry an average sized load.
Led Pony rides area available for children. Led along various parts of the property with lovely views of the resort and Mt Roland ($20 per person for 15mins).
Quad Biking Adventures
Morning and afternoon rides are available year round except in extreme weather conditions. Guided morning and afternoon adventures are available year round. Riders are given instruction so prior riding experience is not necessary. Enjoy the thrill of riding in serene sub-alpine surroundings. More information is provided later in this book. Contact Reception for availability.
Restaurant facilities are available for pre-booked functions. Please enquire at Reception.
Visit our Historic Silver Mine located on the property. Wellington boots (gumboots), torches and directions are available at Reception.
Silver was last mined in the 1870s before being abandoned in favour of a richer deposit elsewhere in the region. The mine is now occupied by glow worms, cave spiders, stalactites, stalagmites and helictites and a little bit of muddy water.
Your cottage key opens the pool door which is available for your use at any time. Additional pool towels are available upon request at reception.
As noise from the pool area can be heard clearly throughout the resort, please consider the comfort of other guests at all times when using the facility.
Please familiarise yourself with safety regulations and the pool rules displayed in the pool area.
Your children are your responsibility and must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times.
Not all mobile telephone networks cover this area. If you are experiencing this problem and wish to make a local or national call we’d be happy to help you at Reception.
ABC and SBS are the only free to air television channels broadcast in this area.
Our dams are stocked with rainbow trout for ‘in season’ fly or lure fishing. A Tasmanian Fisheries Licences is required and conditions apply. More information can be obtained at Reception.
Fishing is also available in abundance in the highland lakes and the Mersey or Dasher rivers, all of which are easily accessible from here.
Maps and brochures are available either from reception or from the Information Centre in Sheffield (6491 1036).
Only registered guests are permitted in guest rooms.
See the section on “Walks” contained within the room information book.
TIPS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY
If you eat outside of your cottage/with friends in another cottage, could you please clean and return all cookware, crockery and cutlery, together with any furniture, to your cottage.
Damage or Breakages:
All damages and breakages must be paid for.
Farm roads have been constructed for 4x4 & farm equipment in mind and are classed as “private” and “off road” by most insurance companies. We do not recommend guests drive their vehicle (or hire car) on any property farm road. In most cases insurance companies will not cover accidents or damage whilst on these roads. We accept no liability for any damages to your vehicle driven or stranded on any farm/access road.
Our chickens would be delighted to eat any food you intend to dispose of during or at the conclusion of your stay. If you or your children do not wish to feed them personally, please leave it in a plastic bag on the kitchen counter and we will make sure the chooks get to enjoy it.
For the comfort of guests all accommodation at Silver Ridge Retreat is non-smoking. Due to the high risk of fire, please also refrain from smoking in the bush and farmland areas.
Smoking is permitted outside, adjacent to cottages.
Please ensure your vehicle does not obstruct the road for other guests. Many guests leave the resort at very early hours to make the most of their day.
Please use the supplied tray for recycling.
If your cottage has one, please do not fill the spa baths more than 10 cm above the jets as operation of the Spa beyond this level may flood the cottage.
Supervision of children:
Please watch your children at all times, they are your responsibility.
We use a Septic Toilet System. Please do not flush anything inorganic other than toilet paper. Sanitary bags are available in the vanity.
Whilst we have no record of theft since acquiring this resort in the mid 1990’s we do not accept responsibility for your valuables.
Water is sourced from spring-fed dams and is both filtered and UV treated (chemical free) to remove all bacteria/viruses. However we are required by law to advise you to boil the water for 3 minutes for drinking purposes.
We thank all guests for their cooperation in leaving the cottage clean and tidy. We hope to see you back soon.