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Labillardiere Estate and our little gem, Chez Discovery 'house of discovery' is not just a place to stay, it's an experience. Le Chalet is available as an 'extra' if there are more than four in your party. Let your whirlwind pace drop to a zephyr breeze, take a deep breath and relax into unrivaled privacy that Labillardiere Estate and Chez Discovery are known for to begin your personal retreat. Labillardiere Estate abounds with magical views at every turn, across Great Taylor's Bay to the mountain ranges of southern Tasmania, has flora, fauna, birds galore, long walking tracks, private beaches, wetlands, art, folly and a 'quiet' that most folk...Read more
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Bruny Island Experience - Chez Discovery Alonnah, Tasmania, Australia
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Our spectacular and very popular Bruny Island is a longitudinal island about the size of Singapore in land mass. The permanent population is 770 good folk. It's made up of two bodies of land connected by a narrow isthmus called 'The Neck', The Neck is bordered by the Tasman Sea to the East and the D'Entrecasteux Channel on its west. The 'pyramid' dune as it has been affectionally named, has steps to the top overlooking the famed Adventure Bay in which all the explorations called in to replenish water, carry out scientific research and rest prior to continuing their journey up the east coast when the southerlies were in force. That's just one of the incredible places to visit whilst on island. The island is located in Tasmania’s southeast corner and is accessed by the ferry, Mirambeena. She departs from Kettering the tiny seaside village thirty five minutes south from Hobart. Drive into the appropriate lane and pay as you board, no previous booking is necessary. The relaxing journey takes about twenty minutes with visitors and locals alike enjoying the ride either remaining in their vehicles or communing with other passengers. You may even get lucky and catch the antics of playful dolphins riding her bow wave whilst your ride sets the tone for your island experience.
We acknowledge the Alonnah-Lunawanna Nueononne People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, are custodians and work to protect. Prior to European settlement Bruny Island was the home of a small band of Aborignal people known as the Nuenonne. The famous Tasmanian woman Trugernanner - Truganini, daughter of Mangerner - Chief Mangana and leader of the band, died at the age of sixty four. Truganini was married to Wooreddy whom she met at the island mission conducted by George Agustus Robinson. The Nuenonne called Bruny Island Lunawannaalonna, today these names refer to two separate villages on the west coast of the island.
Twenty years ago, Bruny Island was a sleepy little island with descendants of the first european settlers making up the community. Today the secret is well and truly out and the population has grown. Internet technology has brought into view the beauty and charm of this historical island where explorers made their first port of call. Visitors from the world over make their way here having read about its clean air, flora, abundance of wildlife, beautiful vistas, walks, delicious produce, friendly locals, long beaches and world class surf. Time just seems to fade when you arrive.
For your trip to Bruny Island you’ll require your car or a hired vehicle. Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and are all available in Tasmania and at arrangements can be made at the airport. AVIS though available in Tasmania does not allow their vehicles to travel to Bruny Island. If you don’t intend to leave the estate, you may be collected at Hobart Airport for a helicopter direct to Labillardiere Estate or a fixed wing scenic plane ride to the island’s air strip, where we will provide transport to the property.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Kettering, 32 miles
Nearest airport: Hobart, 65 miles
Car is essential