"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 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
"I believe that there is a subtile magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright."
- 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”. For those who demand crowds, endless shops and dust free roads - we recommend going elsewhere.

Our properties offer 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 ethic 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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The Volant winning the first Ocean Race in 1898
First and Oldest: Bruny Island Race

The Bruny Island Race was first held on Saturday 19 March 1898 and was originally called The Ocean Race, it is Australia's oldest ocean yacht race.  

White bellied sea eagle
The Solitude of birds

Perhaps it is something about the island that makes us like birds, both happy in our solitude and eager for a chat.

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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