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Bruny Island Long Weekend    December 2018

Memorable Escape

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.)

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