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Parnella East Cove, Bruny Island … a new luxury development!

After 5 years of effort, a big team of experts and tens of thousands of dollars in expenditure we have, just ten minutes ago, finally received the welcome news that our development application for a luxury nature lodge on our land in East Cove on Bruny Island has been approved! Parnella East Cove is twelve acres…

Changes to Bruny Island Ferry fares

New fares for travellers using the SeaLink Bruny Island ferry service have been announced and take effect immediately. Detailed information can be found on SeaLink’s web site by clicking here.

Major Bruny Island Ferry News!!!!

Image ©2018 Sealink In a rather breathtaking media release today, Sealink Bruny Island has decided to build its new ferries in Tasmania as well as purchasing the MV Bowen, part of the previous operator’s fleet. This adds certainty to the ongoing ferry service and no doubt will defuse some of the angst that business operators…

The Birds!

This time of year in our region is pretty special. Spring has begun to make its presence known and our birds are either arriving from long journeys or beginning their annual activities preparing for the arrival of new offspring. Our region is a bird-lovers paradise, with our native species providing many exciting moments for ardent…

New Ferry Operator for Bruny Island

The ferry service to Bruny Island is an important transport link for residents, business and tourists. From Sunday 23 September 2018 the service will be operated by Sealink, a major Australian transport company. A new timetable is in place and can be viewed by clicking here. The following photos show the activity around preparing the recently arrived…

Get up early … stay up late!

If you want to experience the magical moments of the de’Entrecasteaux region of Tasmania you must be prepared to get up early. The moments just before dawn or at sunrise or on a wet or foggy day are the most magical. The Channel and Bruny are best enjoyed slowly. Stay a few days in the region…

Cruise in for lunch!

Bruny Island Cruises new restaurant and gift shop are open and you don’t have to be going on a cruise to enjoy this beautifully designed and positioned centre. Looking out over Adventure Bay, the cafe is open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments. Be aware though that the busiest time is between 11:00am and…

A nice Easter Egg!

We are chuffed. The Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania announced the results of the first quarterly People’s Choice Awards of accredited tourism operators in Tasmania. And we made it into the Top 10 for Southern Tasmania … in the company of some superb operators! Thank you to all of our guests!

Been a dry summer!

We have had a beautiful summer but the lack of rain means everyone’s a little thirsty. One of our recent guests at our cottage on Bruny Island took this photo … wild wallabies enjoying a drink from our sheep’s water trough. Although the sheep don’t mind sharing they did comment that the water always “tastes…

Well, that’s a pleasant surprise!

We have just discovered that our holiday accommodation in Kettering is ranked as #1 in Kettering and #4 in the whole of Tasmania on Booking.com Wonderful news … thank you to all of our guests over the past five years and those who leave ratings and comments on sites such as Booking.com and Stayz. Getting…