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Heron Cove, Bruny Island

· Apollo Bay, Tasmania
9 acres hosted by Dennis And Georgina T.
1 Vehicle/Tent site
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Large flat area with waterfront camping on a sheltered cove behind Umbrella Point off the D'Entrecasteaux Channel with views towards the big island. The property is Land for Wildlife listed with a natural eucalypt woodland providing birdwatching opportunities plus friendly wallabies, potoroos, quolls echidnas, and possums. With direct water access and the free use of our sit-on kayaks, you can explore the Apollo Bay and Snake Bay coastline. We are 15 minutes from the ferry and a gateway to both North and South Bruny attractions including, House of Whisky, Dennes Point, and Quarantine Station. Bruny Island Oysters, the Cheese / Beer Factory, Adventure Bay, and the South Bruny National Park. An idyllic natural base camp to just relax or explore Bruny Island. Some important points to note: • There is open water on the block and easy access to the cove so no toddlers please. • Toilet/disposal facilities are not provided so you will need to be self-contained. • While a fire pit is provided please bring your own wood (or we can provide some for $TBC per bag). The collection of fallen timber is not allowed. • Please do not feed food scraps to the local wildlife as this can seriously affect their health. Bags of wallaby/potoroo pellets are provided but no more than one bag per evening, please. • Drinking water is provided but comes from our house tank so please use it sparingly. • Our house overlooks the campsite but we are a quiet retired couple, who will respect your privacy, and won’t bother you unless you need help or advice. We ask that you respect our privacy in return.Heron Cove, Bruny Island: an idyllic, Land for Wildlife listed nine acres of blue gum, white peppermint and stringybark woodland sloping down to a quiet cove off the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Overlooking Umbrella Point with views across the Channel to the Big Island, this large campsite provides the perfect place to relax, unwind or to use as a base to explore the many and varied attractions of Bruny Island. Come and join us and share a piece of paradise. Yes we live on the block and the house overlooks the campsite but we are a quiet retired couple, who will respect your privacy, and won’t bother you unless you need help or advice. We ask that you respect our privacy in return. The block is only 15 minutes from the Bruny ferry and easily accessed along a graded gravel road. The campsite is a large, level area adjacent to the waterfront providing easy parking for 1 or 2 vans alongside an on-ground timber deck with room left over for games (Pétanque/ Bocce boules provided). You’re also welcome to use our two sit-on kayaks to explore the local coastline. Sounds too energetic …….. how about settling back in our hammock with a book.
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11 Ratings · 9 reviews
Jenny R.recommends
March 31, 2024
Heron Cove Campsite
Peace and Solitude
Such a beautiful peaceful location right on the waterfront with an abundance of wildlife. If you’re looking for quiet and solitude this place is it. I was visited by Wallabies, Potoroos (very inquisitive) and Quolls every day/evening. There are sit-on-top kayaks to borrow for a paddle and a small amount of bush to walk through. Take all your supplies with you as there’s nothing close by and no toilet/shower facilities on site. Dennis said hello on arrival but otherwise I was left to myself. If you’re looking for a real escape Heron Cove is for you.
Matt P.recommends
March 25, 2024
Heron Cove Campsite
Dennis & Georgina are wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much trouble, we borrowed their own fire pit so we could have 2 (1 for the camp oven) We sat by the fire and watched, as the kids fed the pootaroos, wallabies & quolls. Went for a paddle in the kayaks provided. Had a couple of Oysters off the rocks. Such a good spot. Highly recommend if you like peace & quiet with amazing views.
Cielito M.recommends
February 29, 2024
Heron Cove Campsite
Scenic sunsets
A tranquil quiet spot, fantastic photo opps, and the site supports a variety of native fauna. Caring and respectful hosts.
Jacqui W.recommends
February 18, 2024
Heron Cove Campsite
A little slice of heaven
A little slice of heaven on Bruny Island! Such a wonderful campsite with amazing views over the water. An abundance of wildlife visiting daily, a real joy to watch their coming and goings. Georgina & Dennis are wonderful hosts, very friendly, helpful and respectful of your privacy. Loved my stay was hard to leave the tranquility of Heron Cove
Melody H.recommends
February 18, 2024
Heron Cove Campsite
Amazing Camper site
We stayed 3 nights here .We see great wildlife animals at this private camper site .Enjoy beautiful ocean view , play kayaks and see potoroos , quolls and wallabys so closer to us, also watch a million star on the sky with fire and cook marshmallows at night . Best came site we stayed ever.
Anita W.recommends
January 16, 2024
Heron Cove Campsite
The best place to stay on Bruny Isl
We absolutely loved staying at Heron Cove. We loved having the huge space all to ourselves. Parking our 22’6 caravan right alongside the decking and using the gorgeous wooden picnic table and fire place was perfect. We purchased a bag of firewood for $15 from Dennis and were lucky we had 1 night with no wind to have a fire. The highlight was using their kayaks on the last day to cruise around the cove. It was sunny and peaceful. Core memory!
Apollo Bay, Tasmania, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Palawa and Nuenonne First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dennis And Georgina T.Joined in March 2023
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