Mt. Rumney Escapes

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The Mt. Rumney Escapes is a place where you can reconnect with nature and instill a sense of peace and optimism into your life.


Mt. Rumney was named after William Rumney, a poundkeeper and constable who arrived in 1823 and who by 1828 was the grantee of Acton at Clarence Plains. He was also granted land at Baden which area was originally known as Rumney Hut.

Here you will find this course, Mt. Rumney Rd, one of the most imposing panoramic views in Tasmania. From the summit, it is possible to see, in a sweeping view, the greater portion of Hobart, the rich agricultural areas of Richmond, Sorell, and other districts, the coastline scenery of Bruny Island the Channel, Browns River, and other places of scenic beauty.

The colony of Van Dieman’s Land was just 25 years old when the building of Acton commenced in 1829. This historic Georgian homestead was built for William Rumney – a man of means and well-connected – on a site chosen partly because of the splendid views. Those views, over the semi-rural countryside, are still unspoiled today.

The Rumney’s were fellow passengers of George and Hannah Stokell in the “venerable” and their respective properties at Clarence Plains backed onto each other. Knopwood sometimes held a service at Acton Vale, and jotted on the sermon “at Rumney’s” with the date.

Miss Rumney always kept a well-laundered surplice ready for him, and he used to say that when she got married, he would perform the ceremony “for nothing” – a promise duly kept.

This is where you find the gem. The Mt. Rumney Escapes.

Mount Rumney Escapes is the perfect place for unique Tasmanian holiday.    

This affordable accommodation is found in Hobart, our private family-owned property in a peaceful rural environment. We offer an enticing property for anyone seeking natural bush surroundings.

Our location is easily accessible for exploring Hobart and its surrounding regions – we are only 15 minutes to Hobart airport and 15 minutes to Hobart CBD. We are also Airbnb Accommodation-ready.

Our current cabins consist of four – two-bedroom houses and two – three-bedroom houses, of which six are self-contained houses with a kitchen, lounge, bathroom, and washing machine. The houses either contain King Beds, Queen beds or single bunks. In addition one house is fully fenced and pet-friendly.

Eastlands, the primary shopping center on the Eastern Shore, is approximately ten minutes away, and there are numerous dining establishments nearby, including McDonald’s, Praties, Domino’s, KFC, Subway, restaurants, and many more in Rosny and Bellerive.

While visiting with us, you’ll enjoy stunning sunrises and views of the surrounding bush, in addition to normal domestic animals like sheep, horses, chickens, goats, and birds.

The wildlife, which includes mountain parrots, blue tongue lizards, wild deer, kangaroos, echidnas, possums, white and black cockatoos, crows, eagles, and owls, is the nicest aspect of the area.

The property and its surroundings are walkable, and Mornington is a great place to go mountain biking. Some of our fantastic beaches are only a 10-minute drive away, and a 20-minute drive if you like to surf.

At Mt. Rumney Escapes, we are proud to offer our guests a truly unique and enjoyable experience in the beautiful Australian bush.

One of our accommodation is pet-friendly and meets your every need, whether you’re planning a leisurely vacation or an adventurous outdoor trip.

In addition to being close to some of Australia’s most stunning beaches, Tasmania has a variety of hiking and biking routes that loop through our lush forest environs.

With popular tourist attractions like MONA, Salamanca Market, Mt. Wellington, Port Arthur, Zoo Doo, and Historic Richmond Village, all just a short drive away, you will have no shortage of things to see and do during your stay at Mt. Rumney Escapes.

So, why wait? This is the best area to stay in Hobart!

Book your vacation with us today and start planning an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness!

Need help planning your Tasmanian vacation? You may chat with our friendly vacation specialists at the chatbox below or send us a message at

Bob Edward

Have stayed at the same location twice as I love the location , its only a short drive from Hobart and close to the airport, that together with it being very quite and in a rural setting. Bruce and Clarissa have recently built five new chalet type dwellings over looking the Cambridge area and out towards Barilla Bay . These chalets have everything , lounge and kitchen with magnificent views. Kitchen is fully equipped as is the laundry . The chalets are luxurious with no expense spared and designed to ensure guests enjoy ultimate comfort with unsurpassed views. Highly recommend.

Michael Maier

What a beautiful spot! We arrived in the night, and the cabin was clean and cozy on a cold night. The next morning we enjoyed the beautiful views and the cute animals. Clarissa kindly brought us with her as she fed the animals too, and our kids really enjoyed patting the horses and sheep in particular. Thank you--it was a very pleasant little farmstay for our family!

Vivien Chou

Nice place with two bedrooms and a nice kitchen! Also, there are horses, lambs, parrots, and a dog living just beside the room. It’s a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature with your family!

Ong Eng Chong

A nice farm stay with friendly host and his dog. We enjoyed our stay here.


Great property for our stay. Easy to find & near to local amenities. Would definitely recommend to others.


Close to both Hobart airport and Hobart CBD Spacious Very good value for money.


Easy to find, nice & tidy, well serviced. It was very peaceful for a quiet morning. Thank you.


Was a wonderful location, beautiful property and well kept accommodation. We cannot wait to go back again.


Magnificent view, excellent facilities and good communication from the venue managers. I would highly recommend.


I loved everything about this place, it was warm, spotless clean and Clarissa was just amazing.

Whether you are looking for adventure, stunning sights, or a sanctuary where you can unwind and fill your lungs with some of the world’s cleanest air, self contained accommodation Mt. Rumney Escapes offers all these and more. Explore the unspoiled beauty and warm southern hospitality for a vacation experience like no other.



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474 Mount Rumney Rd, Mount Rumney TAS 7170, Australia
+61 428 581 183

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