Welcome to Parnella

We are Jonathan and Sue and we offer award winning boutique accommodation in beautiful places in Kettering and on Bruny Island. From overnight stays to long weekends or extended vacations, we will ensure your holiday meets your every expectation.

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John Zito is a world class chocolatier based in Kettering in his shop “Nutpatch”.

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Discover the secrets of one of the most unspoilt parts of Australia

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Latest News from Parnella Kettering & Bruny Island

Good morning from Bruny Island!

This little wallaby is a regular visitor in the garden at our holiday cottage in Adventure Bay on Bruny Island. Along with her other furry friends, they turn up first thing in the morning for whatever hand-outs may be on offer. The Bennett’s Wallaby is really common in Tasmania but the white ones are restricted…

Channel Blue

Getting up early to get to Parnella Adventure Bay, our cottage on Bruny Island, is always a bit of a challenge. But on most mornings the d’Entrecasteaux Channel presents an absolutely mesmerising backdrop for the voyage. This morning was especially beautiful … calm and cool. Makes you wish the voyage lasted a lot longer than…

Discover the truth behind Rosehaven!

Pic from the Tasmania – Go Behind the Scenery web site The TV series “Rosehaven” has been a popular hit.  It was actually filmed in the southern region of Tasmania and is centered around an actual town called Geeveston. The following article from the web site “Tasmania – Go Behind the Scenery” gives some glimpses…

Comments from our Guest Book

Parnella Adventure Bay … super

Thank you for providing such a clean, comfortable, cosy house for us to stay in. We walked the Labillardiere Peninsula, ate spectacular seafood at the Hotel Bruny and saw penguins at the rookery on the Neck. The rangers at the rookery were trying to explain to other visitors where to find albino wallabies. We felt very smug knowing they were just in the garden at Parnella. We will definitely be coming back next time we are down this way.


Catherine and Sophie, ACT. 16 Dec 2015

Parnella Adventure Bay … stress buster

Dear Jonathan and Sue. Thank you. After spending a week at Parnella, a whole year’s worth of ‘Sydney stress’ has just melted away. The cottage was just perfect. We have never seen so much wildlife whilst seated on the sofa. Bruny is just beautiful and coming back each day after exploring the island was lovely. Our son took great delight in feeding the sheep and saying hello to the endless wallabies and birds.

Thanks again.


Donald, Virginia and Rōnin. 10 Jan 2016

Parnella Adventure Bay … a lovely place for us

And we really liked the cute sheep. We really enjoy the feeding time. Also, we are surprised to see the white wallabies. The information provided are very useful. We are really happy living here. Thanks for the good environment and comfortable house.


Happy Chinese New Year! 8 Feb 2016

Parnella Adventure Bay – AWESOME

Thank you for a wonderful 6 days of bliss! A beautiful cottage and you have thought of everything. We loved the privacy and the spas. Such a treat to share our afternoons with all the cute little wallabies, especially the white ones and the sheep and the birdlife. Local wines and cheeses are superb. We are dreading going back to the QLD heat. We will be back and we will be recommending the cottage to our friends.

Thanks guys.

Deb and Brad. 15/2/16

Parnella Kettering – “Great spot”

We stayed in the 1 bedroom Bloomsbury Cottage. It was lovely. It is in a quiet spot not far from the main road and an easy commute to Hobart 20-30 min. and a short drive 5-10 min from the Bruny Island Ferry. The bed was super comfy, the heater was warm and the bathroom big, modern and clean. A nice touch was a knee rug for extra cosiness. Would definitely stay again and will recommend to anyone traveling in this area.

Hermitage123 South Australia

Parnella Kettering – “Blissful couples retreat.”

My bride and I stayed for 3 nights in Parnella Kettering’s “Bloomsbury Cottage”…absolute bliss. Sue and Jon ? Take a bow. Your service is excellent. Great bed …soft pillows…large fluffy white towels…( there were 2 spare towels as well!!) and self catering was a breeze due to some thought being applied to the provision of an extensive range of utensils…as well as a BBQ which was clean and in working condition. All of the wish boxes are ticked here!! delightful sunny deck …absolutely private without being isolated … and there’s more !! We stayed in 14 locations over Tasmania in 52 days and our yardstick was simple…”would we stay there ever again?”
Emphatically ” Yes”

Saxafun Brisbane, Australia

Parnella Adventure Bay – “Sublime Location”

This was one of the loveliest holiday homes we have stayed in. Equal to anything overseas. Brilliant communication with the owners made it super easy to settle in quickly. Extremely well appointed, very neat home, with quality furnishings, beautiful linen, a kitchen that had everything, laundry facilities, spa, and very cosy to boot with the added bonus of spring flowers, incredible birds and wildlife, the white wallaby and the cute sheep. We explored a huge portion of Bruny and, on the suggestion of the owners, we took a couple of the quite amazing walks. The cottage is within walking distance to the beach, it was easy to stroll down the road and enjoy the peace of those blue waters. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will recommend it highly and hope that we can come back again soon.

nonnacookbooker Hobart, Australia

Parnella Adventure Bay – “Great little cottage!”

Would highly recommend this cottage. The place was spotless, cozy, and quiet. Exactly what we were looking for. Enjoyed having the wallabies hanging out in the back yard. Kitchen had all the equipment we needed. The bedrooms were nice, and beds very comfortable. Enjoyed taking the fishing rods down to the jetty and catching squid. Worked well for a weekend away, and we would stay again.

NateVan111 Vancouver, Canada

Parnella Adventure Bay – “A peaceful retreat we didn’t want to leave”

Bruny Island is such a special place and now we have discovered Parnella! This cottage had everything we wanted and more for our stay. A comfortable cottage with everything you need for self-catering. So much to appreciate in the cottage grounds from bird life to the ever present Bennetts wallabies and to our delight the white wallabies every day of our stay. We have stayed in Adventure Bay before this trip but not at Parnella. We will definitely be hoping to stay at Parnella again.

ahaysom Melbourne, Australia