Caroline Clements

Satellite Island

www.placesweswim.com
  • Where:Tasmania
  • Why:A long-awaited escape to a private island.
  • When:May 2016
  • Who:Me and seven friends.
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Taking in the view from a top spot.

On approach to the jetty as we circle the island, which is 1km in length. Here you can see two of the houses on the island - one on the water (Boat House) with two bedrooms and the other (Summer House) higher up, with three bedrooms.

The Summer House with three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room.

Inside the house, where the fire is always going.

One of the bedrooms is a yurt, overlooking the water. This is where we stayed.

The yurt tucked into bushland on a cliff with incredible ocean views.

The Boat House where you can pull oysters straight off the rocks below.

One of the two Boat House bedrooms. You can open up the garage door and sleep right on the water.

The sweet spot for two. Ponder a tranquil life down south.

Loading up the boat from Bruny Island over to Satellite Island.

Highs & Lows

  • Having an entire island to yourself. The freedom.

  • The isolation far down south in Tasmania. The quiet.

  • The fresh air and the amazing fresh organic produce - eggs from the chickens, veggies from the garden, seafood straight out of the ocean.

  • Richard, the island keeper, who is so helpful and there to facilitate your stay.

  • Make sure to bring everything you need with you. If you forget the milk, there’s nowhere shop for it. Once you are on the island you don’t get off for days.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Australian country-luxury on a private island with Danish stylings.

  • Vibe

    Isolated, tranquil southern getaway.

  • Location

    Blissfully off the grid in the magnificent D'Entrecasteaux Channel, south of Tasmania.

  • Rooms

    6 (if you include the yurt).

  • Music

    John Lee Hooker

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    The owners, inspired by Scandinavian design.

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but swim in the ocean.

  • Restaurant

    Not on the island. You cook everything yourself

  • Bar

    No

  • Minibar

    Yes, a full bar to enjoy.

  • Children

    No

  • Price

    Well worth it for the one-off experience to enjoy an island to yourself.

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