"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 is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt natural beauty spots in Tasmania. Bruny Island Coastal Retreats provides a variety of high-quality accommodation options that immerse visitors in this natural beauty. Each of our properties has been selected because it offers a unique Bruny Island experience and every one has been fitted with comfortable, quality fixtures. From five-star architecturally designed sophistication to breathtaking ocean views and rustic timber cottages nestled deep within old-growth forest - this is the best way to experience everything Bruny Island has to offer.


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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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