Tigerbay Retreat - The Surgeons Cottage

719 Saltwater River Road Saltwater River Australia


Step inside a moment of time that is entirely about you. Nestled in the heart of the Saltwater River historic precinct, Tigerbay Retreat is a rare find on the Tasman Peninsula. The beautifully restored Surgeons Cottage rests on top of the hill with panoramic views over Norfolk Bay. Semaphore House, below, graces rolling lawns to the sea. This unnamed bay was given the title Tigerbay by our children. They recognised the distinctive Thylacine stripes at low tide. It is a unique piece of the world to retreat to after a day of activities. Or perhaps you would rather clamber over sandstone shelves fossicking for oysters, explore the garden or sit beside an open fire? These heritage listed homes offer every modern comfort, wonderfully equipped kitchens (you are welcome to raid the herbs in the parterre garden) and grounds that invite you to linger over the view. Surgeons and Semaphore can be rented individually or together. Both have easy access to the Bay and are close to all the main attractions the Peninsula has to offer. Minimum stay two nights. Ever changing views; the perfect backdrop for memories made with good company over excellent food and fine local wine.