"I have a room all to myself; it is nature"
- Henry David Thoreau
"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
"In wildness is the preservation of the world"
- 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, itself, 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. 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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Lizzie Stokely, Bruny Island surfer, interview

July 11, 2018

Lizzie Stokely shares her love of Cloudy Bay

Bruny's favourite daughter and Bruny Island Coastal Retreats ambassador, Lizzie Stokely, shares what she holds dear.

Bruny Island Photography Tour

June 22, 2018

Bruny Island Photography Tour

Bruny Island Coastal Retreats has launched a photography tour. Suitable for photographers of all levels, this guided four day tour takes you to spectacular locations on Bruny Island.

Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher

May 23, 2018

Rare Azure Kingfisher spotted on Bruny Island

The Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher is endangered and endemic to Tasmania, and very rarely seen on Bruny Island.



Bruni D'Entrecasteaux cave

A Spin of a Coin - Bruni D'Entrecasteaux
Following the coastline of Bruny Island, you might chance upon a rock formation that bears a striking resemblance to one of the great explorers in history.

Te Rapunga in Auckland at the start of the Trans Tasman Race, 1934

Wanderlust, George Dibbern and the Voyage of Te Rapunga
In 1932 a small wooden boat set sail for unknown adventures. This might not in itself be remarkable; however, this was a journey that was eventually to lead from Kiel in Germany to Bruny Island, Tasmania.

View of Cloudy Bay Cabin and the beach on Bruny Island
I have a room to myself and it is nature
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From the ramblings of a meandering mind, today I am wondering if the appreciation of nature is an intrinsic part of our soul or is something that we choose to acknowledge.

* Henry David Thoreau


 

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