Escape to Satellite Island, Tasmania

Tasmania’s best-kept secret should be on your bucket list.

Not many people have heard of Satellite Island in southern Tasmania, and it’s by design. The island is privately-owned and only opened to guests in 2013.

It’s a study in rugged isolation. One you arrive by private boat from Bruny Island, it’s just you and the island’s 32 hectares of wilderness. No wi-fi. No other guests. No shops.

When you hire the island, you have the right to use all of the accommodation options. Choose from the Summer House, Boathouse or the luxury bell tent. The Summer House has three bedrooms and is set on the highest point of the island. The Boathouse, smaller with only two bedrooms, sits on a jetty over the water. In the warmer months, you might like to glamp in the bell tent.

No matter which you choose, the island’s peace and tranquility means you have no choice but to relax. Explore the island, from the pebbled beaches, to the sheer cliffs and the meadows where deer and sheep graze.

You can bring essentials, but everything you could need is provided. The houses have well-stocked pantries, there is an organic vegetable patch and orchard, plus eggs from free-range chooks. Feast on unlimited oysters and fish from off the jetty – fishing rods are provided.

If you do need help, the island manager is available to help you with more firewood, bait or collecting oysters.

RACQ Travel can help you plan your next Tasmanian adventure. Talk to one of our knowledgeable RACQ Travel consultants to plan your next holiday on 1300 096 166.

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