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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…

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…