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Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat, Porky Flat

House, Porky Flat

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Min 3 - 5 nights stay

7 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


Perfect nature lovers retreat.... this stunning Eco-house located on a private 100 acre property is perched up on the cliffs of the South-East Coast. Check out a video of the property here!

This is literally your own wildlife sanctuary with designated walking trails and your own private seal colony!

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat isan exclusive private property on 100 acres of land boasting a 270 degree ocean view.

This property has a 3 or 5 night minimum, depending on the time of the year.

A 2 NIGHT booking may be AVAILABILE WITH A $100 SURCHARGE APPLICABLE. Please enquire.

The two bedroom house comprises lounge/dining/kitchen with main bedroom with King bed (stunning sea views from the main bedroom) and bathroom. A second bedroom down a small flight of stairs comprises a King bed with the ability to add one single trundle,together with a bathroom.

Bed configuration - up to 6 - 7  persons

Bedroom 1 - 1 king bed - upstairs - common/shared bathroom with toilet

Bedroom 2 - 1 king bed - plus 1 single trundle bed and shower with separate toilet

Double Sofa lounge in main part of the house suitable for one adult or two children.

Child up to 3 yo. FREE. Children under 3- BYO Cot, cot linen and towel.

Washing Machine, tumble dryer and iron/ironing board are located in the small shed as well as spare gas bottles for the BBQ.

Linen is included. BYO beach towels.  Please do not take owners towels from the house.  You will need to take your own toiletries, beverages and food requirements for your holiday. Remeber to stock up before travelling  out to the house. 

The adjoining land is the wildlife abundant Lesueur Conservation Park. You also have access to around 3km of magnificent coastal cliff oceanfront reserve and over 100 acres of privately owned, State Heritage protected land.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat boasts panoramic coastal and sea views to the south, the lighthouses of Cape Willoughby to the north and the Page Islands to the north east. The coastline offers secret caves for the adventurous to discover, and walking access to the ocean provides a rock swimming pool and numerous fishing and diving spots. An abundance of wildlife parades at dawn and dusk, including Western Grey kangaroos, Tamar wallabies and possums. Echidnas and goannas as well as many native bird species, including the soaring wedge tailed and sea eagles, share this unique heritage listed property. The nearby resident sea lion colony, the southern right whales migrating from Antarctic waters to the Great Australian Bight, dolphins and huge schools of fish add further dimension to the beauty of this ever-changing canvas of living art.

The eco-retreat has state of the art electronic alternative energy powered by the KI wind and the Earths sun. There is a gas heater and electic blanket. The expansive outdoor decking takes advantage of the constantly changing moods of the ocean and showcases the spectacular southern ocean swells crashing against the rugged cliffs.

The peace, privacy and serenity of the location are unsurpassed, and offer what some world travelers have described as "some of the most stunning views we have ever seen". Cape Hart will steal your heart.

Go on an adventure to see if you can find all 9 points of interest signs on the property and remember Rest. Relax. Revive.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat is situated on the cliff top. It is ideal for two couples with a king bed in each of the  two bedrooms.  Addiitonally there is a single bed in the downstairs bedroom and a double sofa fold out in the lounge (suitable for 1 adult or 2 children).

Should you wish to take children to Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat, please note that the  property has no fencing and is located in an isolated area and as such may pose a danger to unsupervised children.   If taking a child or children (0-14 years) please be advised that the responsible adult booking a child or children to stay at the property or the parents or guardians of such child or children, are responsible for the safety and welfare of such child or children, and shall be deemed to agree, by making a booking to stay at Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat, that such adult or adults  will absolve and indemnify Club KI, any other agent  or the owners, from any injuries or mishaps to the child or children, or other like incidents that may arise during their stay at Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat. 

Free standing cooler in lounge and gas heating. Telstra Next G only is available at the house.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat has WIFI connections through the landline phone and use is limited to checking emails etc - it is not available for downloading movies etc. 

This is a unique property and you may like to read some of the questions/answers we've provided below.

Q: Is the road accessible in all weather conditions?

A: Accessible by car all year round but 4WD or high based vehicle is highly recommended.  

The 6 km track into the property has  been graded.   However, it is still recommend that guests take a vehicle that  doesn't have low clearance (such as sports cars with low front bumpers). Recent feedback is that normal sedans, SUVs and 4WDs have no problems at all. Whales were spotted recently out the front.   Please drive slowly and carefully along this track as there are a couple of areas where care is needed. 

Q: How long is the drive from the ferry?

A: Approx 25km or 45 minutes (depends on how fast you drive on dirt roads - it can be down in 30 minutes or up to 60 minutes)

Q: Where is the nearest petrol station and supermarket?

A: Penneshaw

Q: How do we operate the solar and wind power system?

A: There are full instructions left at the property and also will be explained by the cleaner on arrival. It is easy.

Q: What happens if the power goes out and we can not reboot the system?

A: This has only happened once before in a huge storm. Make sure that you have adequate supplies. There is a battery lantern & candles at the property plus gas heating. Time to get romantic!

Q: Can we walk down the cliffs to see any animal life or go fishing?

A: You will be entering Marine Reserve at your own risk


Our 1st stay last year was 5 nights (not enough) This year we stayed 11 nights+ 2 (ferry cancelled because of weather). Fantastic! The house is very good with a good range of appliances. The isolation is amazing a perfect place to unwind .During our stay at Cape Hart we did not see another person. We are missing the views, wind, surf, seals,eagles,kangaroos etc.etc. We experienced days of wild weather which only added to the enjoyment. Road in is perfect! Ross & Sandra -Queensland. May 2016

A slice of true wilderness, simply superb ocean views and a very comfortable eco friendly house. From the moment we hit the track in, we knew this would be a really special adventure and a real privilege to have our very own exclusive part of the wild coast overlooking the southern ocean. Wish we'd booked more than 3 nights ! Our RAV4 handled the track no worries. Dave & Michelle. April 2016.

Ocean as far as you can see, wonderful bush setting, seal beach the closest I have ever been to seals and if you move slowly they become used to you. Will definitely be back. Access road is very interesting, do not attempt this road in a normal vehicle, our Jeep Compass handled it fine. Small SUV or 4wd needed. Watching seals and dolphins feeding every day. Another holiday we will never forget. Come to stay you will not be disappointed. Mike, July 2015


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This is literally your own wildlife sanctuary with designated walking trails and sea views


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Deck/Patio Dishwasher DVD player Internet access Kitchen Linens provided Living room Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Telephone Television Washing machine


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