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Bruny Night Life!

For many, a trip to Bruny Island is a daytime affair. They miss out on what makes Bruny really interesting …. the amazing nocturnal activity. After dusk the wild things come out. From penguins to possums, all sorts of interesting creatures prowl, play and forage. These little animals are Tasmanian eastern quolls and are relatively…

Where the Wild Things Are!

Guests who stay at our cottage on Bruny Island often comment that, to their delight, they have enjoyed having the company of white wallabies in the garden during their stay. A recent comment: We saw penguins at the rookery on the Neck and the rangers at the rookery were trying to explain to other visitors…

Bee is for Bruny

A recent addition to the growing Bruny Island gourmet trail is the Bruny Island branch of “The Honey Pot”, located on the main road just south of Great Bay. According to The Honey Pot’s web site: The Honey Pot is the shopfront of Tasiliquid Gold, the apiary business of Graham, Jacky and Natalie Wright. We’ve been keeping…

Parklife!

If you’re visiting Tasmania for the first time, it’s important to know that some of the best places to visit to experience our natural environment are in our National Parks. Tasmania has plenty of them and you shouldn’t be afraid of paying the entry fee. Fees are not expensive (considering the vast space that you…

The mysterious Channel

We travel to our property on Bruny Island at least two or three times a week and we are constantly amazed at the changing moods of the d’Entrecasteaux Channel. This morning as we drove on board the ferry, Mirambeena, from the top deck we were greeted by this rather moody scene. There had been a…

Unaccustomed as we are to public speaking …

It’s always lovely to know that our guests enjoy what we offer and we have been awarded a “10” by Booking.com from comments and reviews our guests have made. So thank you Booking.com for acknowledging us. Most of all a BIG “thank you” to our guests. Without you this wouldn’t be possible! @bookingcom #guestsloveus

Cruise the mighty Huon.

Franklin is a historic township just south of Huonville on the banks of the mighty Huon river. The township offers a range of facilities and points of interest for the visitor and one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery of this beautiful part of the world is to spend a couple of leisurely…

The satisfaction from having happy guests!

We had guests check out of Parnella Adventure Bay today. They left a lovely message in the guest book … makes all the hard work worthwhile!   Dear Jonathan and Sue. Many thanks for accommodating us at Parnella. After our four day hike at Frenchmans Cap we were delighted for our wilderness experience to continue…

Bruny Island ferry – new fares and timetable

The Bruny Island ferry company has increased charges for all vehicle types and they have also implemented a new timetable for the coming season. The new timetable, effective from 2 November through until the end of March sees changes to departure times from both sides of the Channel as well as increased services throughout the…

A picture’s worth a thousand words

The sea in Adventure Bay on Bruny Island has taken on an amazing turquoise quality over the past week or so due to the lack of recent rains. It’s quite mesmerising to drive the length of the bay with this glowing jewel beside you. The white sands of the region cause this amazing colour. Definitely…