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Bruny Island Ferry Crossing

The ferry trip between the harbour village of Kettering on the mainland and Roberts Point on Bruny Island takes approximately 15 minutes. Serviced by SeaLinkBrunyIsland  the ferry service is currently undergoing a major transformation, with new ferries currently being built as well as an improved terminal being constructed on Bruny Island. The upgraded facilities are designed to cope with…

Bruny Island … Endless Summer?

Yesterday as we were driving home from doing a changeover at Parnella Adventure Bay, we drove onto the Neck and what a picture postcard day it was. On one side of the Neck is the calm water of Simpsons Bay and on the other the white sands and surf of Adventure Bay. Adventure Bay beach…

A BIG thank you to our Guests.

2018 was a very big year for Parnella. It brought loads of new things for our business including a new development, new staff and increased occupancy. And our guests certainly seemed to enjoy staying with us. So much so that reviews through several channels saw us reaching new heights with awards flying at us from…

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…