"On its solitary dune my house faced the four walls of the world."
- Henry Beston, The Outermost House
"I have a room all to myself; it is nature"
- Henry David Thoreau
"Swift Parrot"
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"I keep out of doors for the sake of the mineral, vegetable, and animal in me."
- Henry David Thoreau
"I have a room all to myself; it is nature"
- Henry David Thoreau
"The Outermost House"
- Henry Beston - The Outermost House
"I keep out of doors for the sake of the mineral, vegetable, and animal in me."
- Henry David Thoreau
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived"
- Henry David Thoreau
"Forty Spotted Pardalote"
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"I have a room all to myself; it is nature"
- Henry David Thoreau
"In wildness is the preservation of the world"
- Henry David Thoreau
"I keep out of doors for the sake of the mineral, vegetable, and animal in me."
- Henry David Thoreau
"I have a room all to myself; it is nature"
- Henry David Thoreau
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Welcome to Bruny Island

Bruny Island Coastal Retreats is passionate about the preservation and celebration of the Island’s extraordinary beauty and rich cultural landscape. The stewardship of our land and the wildlife that inhabit it are our highest priority. We cater for guests who share these values and who seek the “tonic of wildness” - away from the crowds, the endless shops, and the clamor of city life.

Bruny Island is a microcosm of the Tasmanian mainland. It is blessed with an extraordinarily diverse range of distinct environments - spectacular coastlines, geological wonders, beaches, rainforests, mountains, lagoons, abundant flora and fauna - an environmental cornucopia; all at your doorstep!

Our properties fully encompass this environmental diversity offering a range of spectacular settings for communing with the Island’s elemental splendour. Henry David Thoreau’s quote, “I have a room all to myself; it is nature...”, wonderfully encapsulates the experience we aim to evoke.

In keeping with this ethos, we enthusiastically support individuals, organisations, and projects that work to protect the cultural and environmental characteristics that make Bruny Island the very special place it is.


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February 11, 2019

Te Rapunga at the Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart

Erika Grundmann, author of Dark Sun, and Tracy Thomas from Bruny Island Coastal Retreats, appear on ABC Radio Hobart to talk about the restoration of Te Rapunga and the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

Te Rapunga loaded on a truck

February 8, 2019

The journey of Te Rapunga from New Zealand to Tasmania

This video shows the journey of the Te Rapunga from a back yard in Auckland, New Zealand to the Denman Marine restoration yard in Hobart, Tasmania.

George Dibbern

February 8, 2019

Who is George Dibbern?

For one man, a series of events set in place a journey that would ultimately lead him to Bruny Island, Tasmania. His name is George Dibbern.

BRUNY18 Winning painting by Steven Giese, 'Antipodean Study: Last Fish at High Tide'

October 31, 2018

Bruny Island Art Prize

Bruny Island Coastal Retreats, along with Nature Pact, are pleased to announce a partnership with the Bruny Island Foundation for the Arts.

Te Rapunga CAD

February 8, 2019

Use of CAD technology for the restoration of Te Rapunga

This video shows how CAD technology is being used for the restoration of Te Rapunga.

Lizzie Stokely, Bruny Island surfer, interview

July 30, 2018

Lizzie Stokely shares her creative side

Bruny Island Coastal Retreats ambassador, Lizzie Stokely, shows her creative side and talks about the values she holds in common with Bruny Island Coastal Retreats.

 

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