|Chez Discovery is a two bedroom, self contained active/passive solar, environmentally sensitive designed house, weaving contemporary with past offering unrivalled privacy and tranquility on a 1,500 acre property.
Accommodating a maximum of four adults in two Queen beds the standard tariff applies to 1-4 adult guests. A fully equipped kitchen is stocked with a range of complimentary items and guests have access to 25 kilometers of walking tracks, private beaches and an artist studio. Power is generated by a renewable solar electric system with back up generators and gas for cooking and heating.
Books, games and iPod dock are handy and your private beach is close by, where you can fish, hunt and gather or just enjoy a refreshing splash. If you wish to bring along your kayak, we’ll ensure a safe launching into the bay waters, otherwise kick back and bask in the warm sun on the deck, doze into the afternoon or meander, explore, discover, compose a song, start that book or just do nothing!
Bruny Island Experience Features
Labillardiere Estate and Chez Discovery has so much to offer, go on take that break you need and come for a visit, you will revive and definitely want to return!
• Unrivaled privacy
• Sensational views
• Walks, flora, fauna, beaches, wetlands
• Luxurious comfort
• 2 Queen bedrooms
• Linens and towels
• Full bathroom/shower/tub and hair dryer
• Extra half bathroom
• Fully equipped kitchen/larder/picnic gear
• Fridge, microwave, gas cooker/oven/dishwasher
• Laundry/ironing board and iron
• iPod dock, books, games
• Outdoor decks and barbeque
• Carport / extra parking
Maximum guests: 4 adults
Check In 2:00 pm
Check Out 10:00 am
Chez Discovery is Non smoking and Pet Free
Food and Wine
Bring your drinks, meal provisions and snacks to create a sumptuous meal whilst sipping some fabulous Tasmanian wine or bubbles. Stop at supermarkets in Kingston Town, or well stocked produce stands in Margate, Snug, or Oyster Cove. Meet the folks at the Snug Butcher where you may also purchase fresh fish, rabbit and wallaby. Travelling south on Bruny Island after disembarking the ferry, call into BISH, the Bruny Island Smoke House for lunch and locally made smoked produce, Bruny Island Cheese Factory for delicious artisan cheeses and bread and Get Shucked Oysters for some of the best in Tasmania. Next stop, Bruny Island Premium Wines for a tasting and bottle or two. If you prefer eating out for lunch and dinner, meals and snacks in the south are available at Hotel Bruny, Hot House Cafe, Penguin Tea Room, Bruny Island Berry Farm, Adventure Bay Store and in the north, Bruny Island Cheese Company, Get Shucked Oysters, BISH the Bruny Island Smoke House or Jetty Cafe.
Our ‘Land for Wildlife’ niche is a place to retreat and reconnect with nature, and if you're a bird lover, this is the place! The estate is a rich and diverse, with undulating landscapes of wet and dry schlerophyl forest and coastal heathland stretching from Mickey’s Bay on the southwest in Great Taylor’s Bay and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to the north. To the east of Lighthouse Road lies great Cloudy Bay with its roaring surf and the Southern Ocean. Guests repeatedly note, 'words can't express the estate’s unique beauty.’ Labillardiere Estate shares its southern boundary with South Bruny National Park and Cape Bruny, home to the second oldest light station in Australia. Walking tracks, endless photographic opportunities, 95 species of bird, including Tasmanian endemics, native flora, 75 orchid species, 51 types of fungi, fauna, private beaches, bay waters, wetlands, put simply, one surprise after another together with a silence that most have forgotten.
Join us for a wander through acres of bird filled magical forests, wetlands, quiet secluded beaches and heathland. We are excited to share with you what we love and we may explore together or we’ll provide you with walking maps, ensure your ventures will meet your expectation and be filled with wonderment. Adventure is waiting and it’s waiting for you!
'aquila' the ®Sealegs
'aquila' is an amphibious vessel that is a blast and can get to many nooks and crannies! Come for a spin with us to view the shore from the water or plan for a day alone on a private beach with delicious Tasmanian food and wine in your picnic pack. We have lots of ideas but you may have one or two of your own. She’s 7’1M and you may book an experience on ‘aquila’ with certified skipper and crew. Charges apply.
Chez Discovery Location
1000 Lighthouse Road, South Bruny Island – Tasmania
Getting to Bruny Island
Car Rental from Hobart Airport
There is no public transport to or on Bruny Island, so you will need to bring your own car or hire a car. Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget all hire cars in Hobart and this can be arranged in advance or at the airport. AVIS also operates in Tasmania but they do not currently allow their vehicles to travel to Bruny Island.
Bruny Island Ferry
Bruny Island is located on the south-east corner of Tasmania. The Bruny Island Ferry departs from Kettering 30-40 minutes south of Hobart. Allow extra time to purchase provisions on the way. The ferry carries passengers and vehicles departing ten times daily. During high season the ferry shuttles outside of her normal schedule due to increased traffic to the island. No booking is required. Please ensure you have the correct fare in cash and a National Parks Permit (purchased from the Visitor Centre next to the ferry terminal) prior to arriving to the ferry lineup lane, the pay at the ferry kiosk from you vehicle. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes and once you reach the other side, take your watch off, throw your mobile phone out the window, because at last you are on beautiful Bruny Island!