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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…

Bruny Island … the Great Escape!

Love it or hate it, the Bruny Island ferry is our link to civilisation … and by civilisation I don’t necessarily mean the mainland! Waiting for the 7:30 this morning … made me once again pinch myself as it’s sometimes so hard to believe how beautiful home is!

Bruny Snapshot with Ray Martin

Ray Martin discovers Bruny Island in this promotional “documentary”. Even though it is an advertorial for Fuji cameras, the video is beautifully shot and has some really nice interviews with a few of the locals. If Ray thinks Bruny Island is the unpolished gem of Australia it’s time you came and discovered Bruny for yourself.

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…