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Big Hairy Breakfast

Sunday morning and after four weeks of absolute mayhem with our renovation nightmare we decided it was a good morning for breakfast out. We couldn’t travel too far from home so we thought we’d try “The Hairy Giraffe” on the Channel Highway in Margate. The café occupies an old church next door to the Margate…

A late winter morning

It was an absolutely spectacular morning on Bruny Island today … sunny but a late winter chill adding freshness. Plenty of mothers-to-be hopping around with very young joeys peering out into the chill from the warmth of their mum’s pouches. We shot a quick video … lovely to see the daffodils adding a splash of…

Bruny Bird Festival 2016

The fourth biennial Bruny Bird Festival is being held from 14 to 17 October 2016. Popular with visitors from around the globe, the Festival this year brings experts and enthusiasts together for what promises to be a rich experience for all involved. The Festival offers everything from talks through to guided tours all in the…

Another reason to holiday at Parnella Kettering

The “Kettering Incident” is a TV murder mystery series which was shot in southern Tasmania. It has just won a major award in Paris. According to the ABC news web site: Tasmania’s The Kettering Incident series wins international award at Series Mania festiva Related Story: The Kettering Incident premiere sets scene for Tasmania’s Dark Mofo…

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