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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…

Bruny Island Cider – available spring 2015

This exciting development adds another flavour to the delicious palate of Bruny Island. Register your interest now at the Bruny Island Cider website. Follow them on Facebook by clicking here! Bruny Island … oysters, cheese, beer, cider, lamb! What next?  

The Bruny Island ferry problem – solved?

The first peak day of the new season has seen many visitors disappointed at not being able to get to Bruny Island. Some, including a couple of our guests, were booked onto the Bruny Island Cruise being picked up by Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s bus at the Kettering office. The bus was unable to board the…

Bruny … or should that be Brewny?

We love entrepreneurship and the pioneers on Bruny continue to deliver. Bruny Island cheesemaker, Nick Haddow, is moving into brewing with the development of a brewery at his site in Great Bay. In his words: Why we want a brewery… We’re obsessed with fermentation.  We love traditional, handmade beers. Beer and cheese are perfect ancient…

Bruny Island Lighthouse tours

Finally it’s possible to visit the Bruny Island lighthouse and have a guided tour … right to the top. Bruny Island Safaris are now running fully guided tours of this historic outpost and it’s definitely worth the trip. The lighthouse, commissioned in 1838, played a significant role in preventing shipping disasters. Bruny Island Safaris offers…

Signal Station start to the day

For us, a leisurely breakfast on a Sunday morning is the only chance we really have to sit back and unwind. After running family members to the airport this morning we decided to stop off on the way back to Kettering to eat breakfast at the Signal Station Brasserie at Mount Nelson. This well known…

Spring has sprung … Bruny style!

The garden at Parnella Adventure Bay has never been particularly wallaby proof. At this time of the year our garden becomes a virtual nursery with local mums gathering to enjoy the peace and relative safety the garden offers.    

Mining the magic at Coal Point

Heading home to Kettering from Parnella Adventure Bay yesterday, we were able to stop and get some shots of a nice little bit of action at Coal Point. According to the Magicseaweed web site; “Coal Point is Bruny’s best pointbreak providing there is a strong pulse of SE swell. Hairy lefts unload over rock and…

Red Velvet Breakfast

We woke up this morning bright and early, said “brrrr” to each other then decided it was time for brekky. We considered our normal toast and coffee but instead opted to jump in the car, drive to Cygnet and try the revamped Red Velvet Lounge. The café made famous by Steve Cumper was devastated by…

Do You Like Chocolate?

If you do, you absolutely owe it to yourself to call into Nutpatch in Kettering. In an unassuming shop on the Channel Highway is a treasure trove of the finest chocolate crafted by hand, filled with luscious and memorable centres. Nutpatch is worth the drive from Hobart as it’s the home of one of the…