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About Bruny Island
Stunning Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premier island destination with a holiday adventure to suit everyone. With a permanent population of 800..there’s never a big crowd!
Only a casual 35 minute drive on the Southern Outlet from Hobart, and you’ll be on the ferry for a scenic 20 minute ride across the beautiful D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

Home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park, you have your pick of wilderness experiences: cruises, walks, wildlife of all kinds.

Bruny Island is also home to stunningly beautiful food and wines. You will find hand made fudge, chocolate, truffles, berries, award winning cheeses, smoked fish, honey, and fresh oysters and more.

If you are coming for a holiday in Hobart and Tasmania, you simply cannot afford to miss spending time on Bruny Island.

And don’t forget..if your after a local private tour (very flexible with any itinerary requests)..then we can easily arrange this. Advance Bookings required. Additional charges apply. Enquiries welcome.

Inside your Pod..you will find comprehensive info on the What/Where/How – on everything useful on Bruny.

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Free Spirit Luxury Pods Bruny Island

• Two self-contained eco-Pod’s- The Flying Duck & Blue Wren, are both set on 8 acres of natural bushland with abundant wildlife, serene sea views and a calmness that’s hard to beat.
With a 200m waterfrontage – a peaceful haven is found.
• Free Spirit offers architecturally-designed luxury self-contained accommodation. Designed by award winning architects based in Sydney and now also Hobart.
• These two superb eco Pods – Flying Duck and Blue Wren – are situated in an exquisite natural 8acre bushland setting that borders 400acres of the Quarantine Station State Reserve. Perfect to wander and explore. Birds & wildlife everywhere.
• Both Pod’s are purposely designed and fitted out with absolute luxury, along with an eclectic quirkiness in mind. It works.
• Think hand-crafted interiors using and featuring various sustainable Tasmanian timbers, and local tradesmen leaving their mark.
• We unashamedly spoil our guests and ensure they leave Free Spirit re-energised and grounded with a new sense of themselves and as life-long ambassadors for Bruny Island and Tasmania.
• The vision was simple; create and build two bespoke designed eco-friendly elevated Pods. Fully self-contained, unique accommodation units lovingly crafted with luxury in mind. A first for Bruny.
• Comfort, class and impeccable service, with surprising personal touches designed to delight and impress.
• Guests will be afforded as much privacy as they desire, with personal service just a text or phone call away.
• We live on-site, but allow our guests as much privacy as requested. Yes, we always meet and greet any new guests on arrival. Always a pleasure.

• Guests will be afforded as much privacy as they desire, with personal service just a text or phone call away.
• We live on-site, but allow our guests as much privacy as requested. Yes, we always meet and greet any new guests on arrival.
Inside a Pod
• Luxury queen beds, Italian leather sofa beds, and superb handcrafted interiors.
• Each Pod has heated bathroom tiles, double glazed windows for extra winter warmth and beautiful Tas Oak flooring.
• We supply luxury dressing gowns & slippers.
• Double glazed bi-fold doors – open onto expansive private wrap-around timber deck’s with glass ballustrade’s for that touch of luxury.
• BBQ’s and outdoor furniture to enjoy.
• Smeg espresso machine for that morning coffee; de Longhi gas cooktop’s, sandwich press, microwave and pizza oven to use.
• Cozy wood-fired pellet heaters, – flatscreen Smart TV’s, free wifi, Netflix, Stan and UTube to enjoy.
• Picnic Basket’s, thermos & rugs.
Provisions
We offer all our guests a true Tasmanian continental breakfast:
organic sourdough bread from the Bruny Baker, homemade granola, creamy local yoghurts, berries in season, local ground coffee, selection of loose and herbal teas, full range of condiments, jars full of indulgent treats and other surprises – marshmallows for the outside elevated fire-pit.
We also offer local goods to purchase in our mini-bar: wines, chocolates, crisps and the local CWA jams & chutneys.
Each Pod is loaded with maps, local info, current brochures and wildlife/nature books and binoculars.

The Property
Free Spirit is situated in the peaceful and quite area of North Bruny. Reached via the stunning 20min ferry from Kettering across the Channel.
Even before arriving…there’s a sense of ‘leaving the Island’.
Often spotted in The D’entrecasteaux Channel – are seals and dolphins.
Being close to Hobart (30min)…were blessed with welcoming guests wanting to explore the Southern wild regions. Easy. We can do that.

Our property is well sign-posted and a 20min drive from arrival on the Island.
We have eight acres to explore with stunning water views of the calm (usually !) Quarantine Bay, and across the Bay to the famous House of Whisky.
What a perfect aspect.

The outdoor fire-pit and BBQ area is a great addition for our guests to enjoy.
At dusk we have our native animals running around – potoroo’s, pademelons, wallabies, quolls and echidna’s.
Sea and Wedgetail eagles, wrens and butcher birds….in fact of Tasmania’s twelve endemic bird species, Bruny has them all.
For the more adventurous daytime souls we offer – kayaking, bushwalking or fishing from our jetty.
We have three excellent two-seater kayak’s – with all gear supplied. With the option of launching/fishing from the beach, or off our jetty. Easy and simple for our guests.
Free Spirit is close to Bruny Island’s many culinary delights and spectacular hiking trails….but secluded enough to feel far away from the every day.

Here we have a breathtaking environment.
One that we’re proud to share

Bruny Island Foods, Sightseeing And Lighthouse Tour

~ Includes Lunch, Tastings And Morning Tea
Bruny Island Safaris full Day Tour – a spectacular tour with nature, wilderness, coast and heritage on Bruny Island, joining the ferry in Kettering.

Be guided through the Mount Mangana rainforests in search of White Wallaby in the wild, cross and climb the narrow sandy isthmus known as The Neck and Wildlife Zone and onwards to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse Station and join Australia’s southernmost Lighthouse Tour which is included in the price of your day tour to Bruny Island.

For morning tea, enjoy Bruny Island Cheeses & Oysters picnic style, with fresh wood oven breads on one of the islands pristine white beaches. You will also have the option to visit the cheese shop and oyster outlet on the return journey later in the day. If you buy any items we can keep them cool in our ice boxes that are on all of our vehicles.

Along the way we stop at many of the Bruny Island food producers, lookouts and sweeping beaches with ample time for short walks or a paddle in the cool ocean waters of the Tasman Sea. For lunch, choose from an extensive menu of locally caught fresh fish, succulent local lamb, salmon, seafood chowder or the popular seafood platter for two (Gluten free and vegetarian options available). A collaboration of fine food with Hotel Bruny & The Bruny Island Producers, overlooking Sunset Beach.

Bruny Island Cruises

Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do – they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.

Images courtesy Bruny Island Safaris