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I have just returned from a very enjoyable Bruny Island Long Weekend – 3 days of hiking and gourmet food: with a bunch of friends. It is obvious from the outset that a lot of thought has gone into the set up.
Set in the midst of a rainforest on the southern half of Bruny Island up a dirt road – it is not the sort of place you’d stumble across
. Our safari tent was cosy, large enough for two people with a generous amount of head room. The beds were very comfortable.
The simplicity of this site is made up for by the attention to detail such as commercial sheets, deluxe pillows, extra blankets and plenty of towels. The open air gas powered shower was plenty hot enough and looks out over a valley of tree ferns and ancient trees. With soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.
It is not your average long-drop toilet and is devoid of the usual nasty aromas but includes a nice clean space complete
The Dining area is constructed from the timber from the property – a rustic room with a modern feel and a glorious outlook to the hills across the valley and the local small wallaby species and birds.
The roaring open fire is a welcome after day of walking in the elements and a great place to enjoy the local wines, cheeses, and produce much of which is sourced from local market gardens on Bruny.
The hiking showcased a variety of landscapes including Beaches, lookouts, dry and wetlands. Our guides Sam and Costan planned our walks to be enjoyable and mildly challenging (just the way we like it) They were enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Of course hiking is a hungry business and lunch included of frittata, cookies, salad, fruit, museli bars as well as made tea and coffee. Suffice to say we were more than well catered for. It could only be improved by a second bathroom; one between ten isn't quite enough (but it is certainly not a deal breaker.)
Bruny Island : April 2019
Wonderful 2 nights/3 days hiking on Bruny. Incredibly we were there on a weekend with record high temperatures (38 degrees !!) so our hikes included plenty of beach swims in pristine bays. Our guides were super human. brilliant chefs and ... Continue
Bruny Island : January 2019
A delight from beginning to end This three day trip is a fantastic way to see the less visited bits of Bruny Island. The walking is a pleasure, the views are stunning and the guides (Adrien and Leif on our ... Continue
Three Capes : May 2019
A great exciting adventure with magnificent walking tracks and unbelievable views. Our hosts were brilliant with there cooking skills and the way they carried our food etc in. Continue
Cradle Mountain : April 2019
We loved every minute of our walk along the Overland Track. We were fortunate to be part of a friendly, funny and supportive group of women (Russ the only bloke). Our guides, Linton and Jess, amazed and impressed us with ... Continue