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History

Huon Valley, Tasmania
1876

William Walton (1782-1857) was originally shipped to Tasmania from England as a convict charged with theft. He was pardoned in 1831 and entered into a saw milling partnership. The family were central in forging the first road link from Hobart to Huonville and the fruits of the milling business allowed them to purchase land in the Huon Valley on which they grew apples. William’s son Arthur married Eliza Tillard in 1876 and purchased the land currently occupied by Walton House BnB. The property was built in the first decade of the 20th Century.

The property became a bed and breakfast in 2005 and has had four owners since then. We purchased the property in 2016 after escaping a very hot and busy Brisbane and have enjoyed welcoming guests and giving them that home away from home feeling as they explore the beauty of Tasmania.

Margie and Tom

Accommodations & About Your Stay

Bedrooms

Baths

Guests

Your Hosts

Tom & Margie Stevens

Tom and Margie are your hosts, along with their faithful sidekick Molly, a Tassie Smithfield. Tom and Margie escaped Queensland for cooler climes in 2016 and have been fixtures in the Valley ever since. Margie has quite the reputation in the kitchen, and her breakfasts will amaze you. Tom has his finger on the pulse of all the happenings in the Valley, and is your go-to source of knowledge for things to see and do locally (and a little further afield!). Miss Molly’s forte is being patted, scratched, and using her puppy-dog eyes to weasel treats from Mum and Dad.

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Amenities

Free WiFi

Wifi is complimentary throughout Walton House should you need to connect to the world. 

Free Parking

Complimentary parking is available for all our guests and is protected by security cameras 24/7 

Bedroom Comforts

From Queen-sized beds to complimentary port and chocolate, every luxury is afforded. Luxury Linens and plush towels, bath robes and biscuits. 

Booking Service

If you are interested in going on any local tours we are happy to make the booking for you. We are also happy to make dinner reservations and taxi bookings for those special occasions   

Laundry Service

There is a laundromat in Huonville, but as we all know it is very time wasting waiting for washing and drying to be completed when you could be out exploring the beautiful Huon Valley. We will wash, dry and fold a load of washing for $15. 

BBQ

Guests have the exclusive use of the lounge and dining room as well as the courtyard area with a barbecue and heater. There is plenty of local fare to tempt your tastebuds.

Library & Board Games

Relax in front of the fireplace on a cold winter’s day with a book from the library or enjoy a game of chess or boardgame.

Printer/Scanner

If you need something printed, we would be happy to assist. 

Tea & Coffee Making

Each room comes equipped with Tea & Coffee making facilities.  

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Policies & F.A.Q.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check In begins at 2pm, and Check Out at 10am.

 

Please let us know if you have special requirements. 

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your stay, we will attempt to find a suitable re-booking slot. Cancellations within 24 hours of your stay are non-refundable. Cancellations within 1 week incur a 50% surcharge, and 1+ week cancellations are free of charge.  

House Rules

Walton House is a No-Smoking Property, although designated smoking areas are available.

We regret we are unable to accommodate pets. 

For the comfort of our other guests, please consider noise levels after 10pm at night. 

Extended Stays

Please get in touch if you are looking at an extended stay.

We’d be delighted to offer discounted rates for stays in excess of 3 nights or more!

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Location & Nearby Attractions

Huonville is the perfect place to start exploring the beautiful Huon Valley. Being central to both sides of the river there are many places to enjoy as you travel along the Great Southern Drive. Take some time to wonder at the majestic scenery along the Huon River, take a hike on many of the trails and grab a coffee and snack at one of the picturesque towns dotted along the river and D’Entrecasteaux Channel. 

Restaurants
The Grand Hotel Huonville 6297 6666
The Block Steakhouse Huonville 6297 6666
Osteria @ Petty Sessions Franklin 6297 6666
The Lady Franklin Franklin 6297 6666
The Old Bank Geeveston 6297 6666
The Bank Cygnet 6297 6666
Wineries

Home Hill Winery 

Multi-award winning winery and restaurant in Ranelagh offering locally sourced fine dining overlooking the vineyard and farmland.  www.homehillwines.com.au 

Kate Hill Wines

Located in Huonville, Kate and her husband Charles acquired an old apple cool store and have converted the 100 year old timber shed into a winery. Tastings are Friday to Sunday at their cellar door at 21 Dowlings Road, Huonville. www.katehillwines.com.au

Hartzview Vineyard

Enjoy tastings including Pinot Noir, friut ports and liquers as well as smallgoods. Tasmania’s rich heritage can be explored at the restored friut pickers’ huts – home to workers and their families, and Italian Prisoners of War in the early 1900s. http://www.hartzview.com.au/ 

Nandroya Winery

Located in Margate this winery and cellar door is limited to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Open from September to May. http://www.nandroya.com.au/ 

Heron’s Rise Vineyard

Located at Kettering, this family owned vineyard offers Pinot, Reisling and Muller Thurgau. Enjoy great wine and fantastic views across the vineyards and D’entrecasteaux Channel. http://www.heronsrise.com.au/ 

Sight Seeing

Franklin and the Wooden Boat Centre 

Scenic historic township on the banks of the Huon River. Take a stroll, read the historical plaques and learn about the original use of some of the old buildings. Stop in and visit the Wooden Boat Centre – the only wooden boat building centre in Australia. Join a tour into the workshop and marvel at the skills that have been preserved over the years.  http://www.woodenboatcentre.com/ 

Biking & Hiking

Check in with your hosts for a range of fantastic trails for driving, biking or on foot!

Day Trips

Hartz Mountain National Park 

A window into the south-west wilderness with features including small glacial lakes, waterfalls off dolerite ranges and a variety of vegetation from we eucalypt forest to alpine heath on exposed mountain tops. Some great walks to navigate! https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/hartz-mountains-national-park 

Duckhole Lake 

A beautiful easy walk along a creek bank through regenerated forest to a very peaceful flooded sinkhole. https://tastrails.com/duckhole-lake/ 

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs 

Spacious and well-lit dolomite caves with spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, stalagmites and the unusual helictites. Join a tour with a Parks and Wildlife guide. https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/hastings-caves-state-reserve 

Cockle Creek 

The furthest point you can drive in Australia! Its rich history can be found today in Aboriginal sites, abandoned tramways, gravestones and ruins.  

Adventure

Tahune Airwalk 

Walk among the treetops 50m above the ground, past rare species of King Billy Pine and Celery Top pine only found in Tasmania. Other forest walks complete the experience including the Huon Pine walk and don’t miss the Eagle Hang Gliding Adventure. https://tahuneadventures.com.au/ 

Sailing the Huon 

Take a trip on the beautiful Huon River on the 22m wooden ketch “Yukon”. Cruises depart daily from the Franklin marina next to the Wooden Boat Centre. http://yukon-tours.com.au/ 

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+61 (3) 6264 1640
2420 Huon Highway, Huonville 7109
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