Parnella Adventure Bay is a comfortable and secluded country cottage, located in a tranquil and private setting only a few easy minutes stroll to Adventure Bay beach.

Featuring abundant wildlife and birdlife, Parnella Adventure Bay sleeps up to four people. The booking fee allows for a total maximum of four people sharing two beds.

Adventure Bay is on the eastern side of Bruny Island and offers some spectacular scenery. Parnella Adventure Bay is a few minutes walk from the beach and is a two storey cottage with the bedrooms on the first floor. The living room, dining area and kitchen are on the ground floor along with the bathroom, spa room and separate loo. The cottage is fully equipped with most of the things that make a special holiday that little bit more special.

Parnella Adventure Bay features:

  • Two bedrooms, one with a Queen sized bed and second with an extra long double with quality linen and eiderdowns. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes, the second with an en-suite loo.
  • Combined lounge and dining with kitchen.
  • Kitchen facilities include electric stove with four burner stove, microwave oven, full sized sized fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, coffee plunger, kettle, all crockery, cutlery and glassware, quality stainless steel cooking utensils, pots and pans.
  • Split system air conditioner in lounge.
  • TV, DVD player and stereo in lounge.
  • Range of books and DVD movies.
  • Bathroom with loo, vanity and corner spa with overhead shower.
  • Separate spa bath in its own alcove.
  • Fly screens and screen door.
  • Outdoor deck with exterior furniture and gas fired barbecue.
  • Bathroom amenities.
  • Laundry facilities on site - washing machine and tub.
  • Secluded garden setting.
  • On site parking.

    Parnella Adventure Bay makes the perfect holiday getaway for young families keen to take a break away from city life and allow their children to experience what life used to be like. You can find out more about our suggested activities in the region by looking for our Parnella Accommodation page on facebook

    If you are thinking of coming to Bruny and would like to spend some time exploring the d'Entrecasteaux Channel, Huon Valley and Hobart regions, consider staying at our sister property in Kettering. Only 30 minutes from Hobart, Parnella Kettering offers private and comfortable garden cottage accommodation for up to 6 people.

    Kettering is the mainland terminal of the Bruny Island ferry, and Parnella Kettering offers a delightfully secluded studio cottage for singles or couples and a two bedroom Garden House with spa bath. Parnella Kettering is only 30 minutes drive from Hobart and just a few minutes drive to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal. We offer a comfortable and convenient retreat from which to explore the d'Entrecasteaux Channel region and Bruny. Ask us about our special package deals which include nights at both Bruny and Kettering.

    Find out more by searching on Stayz for Parnella Kettering, Kettering, Tasmania or the property ID 116781.

    Special things about Bruny and places we like to go

    If you've never been to Bruny Island before you are in for a treat. However, don't be tempted to think that you can see and enjoy everything this special part of Tasmania has to offer in a day or even two. Bruny is best savoured slowly ... dawn walks in the bush surrounded by a symphony of song. Dusk on a lonely beach. Exploring sheltered coves and just absolutely indulging yourself in the tranquility this island has to offer.

    It's not all about relaxing. Adventure Bay and Cloudy Bay both offer fantastic surfing opportunities in the right conditions. Bruny also has some great locations for kayaking and mountain bike riding. Bring your boat and enjoy some of the best fishing in Tassie. There's over 300kms of roads on Bruny and some of them are 4WD only. Forestry Tasmania has several roads that run over the highlands in the south and are definitely worth traversing. Spectacular views towards Cloudy Bay are breathtaking on a clear dawn in Summer.

    Many people ask us what there is to do on Bruny and we're very pleased to answer "not much"! We like to relax but if you want to have a more active holiday there are several amazing bushwalks on the island, a fantastic eco boat cruise, Australia's southernmost vineyard (with pretty good wines), terrific fishing and diving opportunities, some really amazing surfing, an excellent cheesemaker, a first rate providor and smokehouse, highly regarded oyster farm, lovely beaches, quiet bays and, of course, prolific wildlife.

    We discovered Bruny 25 years ago and, even all these years later, every time we disembark from the ferry at the terminal on the island we are immediately filled with a sense of peace and excitement. Even a weekend here leaves us feeling ready to face city life once more.

    Bruny does have a tragic past and you may find places on the island where there is a deep sense of sadness. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this place and we try to walk and live here respecting their heritage and their passing.

    Favourite things for us to do include evening walks on the beach at Two Tree Point, summer picnics at Cloudy Bay beach, and reading the newspapers over a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the garden at Parnella.

    Absolute essentials to bring include your camera and a pair of binoculars, good walking shoes, a warm jacket and a sense of adventure. Bruny has a lot to offer and adventure rewards the prepared.

    Wherever you go on Bruny no matter what the time or the weather always carry a camera. It's hard to take bad pictures here and all too often we've experienced turning a corner to be presented with a breathtaking moment only to realise we left our camera at home.

    If you're not into photography carry a sketchbook or even a notepad and pencil to capture the special moments you're bound to experience here.

    Bruny is also rich with a culture of art. There is a wide range of artists living and working on the island. Try to seek them out - you're bound to find work that strikes a resonance with you.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Parnella Adventure Bay and Bruny Island

    Is it ok to drive my hire car over on the ferry?
    You will have to check with your hire car company. There are some rental companies which have a total ban on their vehicles being taken to the island. It is worth checking out Bargain Car Rentals in Hobart.

    Why should I choose to stay in Adventure Bay over other parts of Bruny?
    All parts of Bruny are beautiful ... it really depends on what sort of holiday you want. Adventure Bay offers the broadest range of facilities on the island with fuel, an ATM and general store all in close proximity to our cottage. Although we are close to amenities, our cottage is very private and quiet. The southern part of Bruny Island tends to be more lush and green compared to the northern part and Adventure Bay itself has a diverse range of coastal features including sheltered and safe swimming beaches and top surfing spots.

    Do you include breakfast in the tariff?
    Light breakfast provisions are available for an additional $25.00 per couple for two mornings whilst our self-cook options are $35.00 per couple for two mornings. For stays longer than two nights we recommend that you bring your own provisions with you. Freshly baked bread is available most mornings from the Adventure Bay general store.

    What would you recommend in the way of things to do and see on Bruny Island?
    There really are a lot of attractions available ... ok, so it's not Disneyland and it really is very quiet but you will have a fantastic holiday if you get out and explore. Must sees include Cape Bruny and the lighthouse, Cloudy Bay, Adventure Bay, Dennes Point/Nebraska Beach and Allonah. Must do's include at least one bushwalk ... we'd recommend Grass Point in Adventure Bay for an easy walk continuing the loop around to see Fluted Cape for the more energetic. Labillardiere Peninsula walk is amazing!!!! A visit to the Cheese Factory, Oyster Farm, and a Bruny Island Cruise will all leave you with a smile on your face. There are a couple of art galleries, one in Adventure Bay and one in Dennes Point, that are both worth visiting.

    Bruny Island seems a bit remote ... is it safe?
    Bruny Island is an island and it is remote in the sense that the ferry only runs until around 7:00pm. That's part of the romance of coming to stay on Bruny ... its remoteness but close proximity to Hobart ... so near and yet so far! As far as safety goes we recommend to our guests that they exercise caution when venturing into the more remote parts of the island, especially during the summer. Mobile phone coverage is limited and there are some parts of the island where there is no coverage at all. Although the island is half the size of Singapore, there are only around 600 permanent residents. We suggest that you drive carefully especially between dusk and dawn, carry plenty of water with you if you are going bushwalking, carry sunscreen and wear protective clothing in the heat of the summer and it could be a good idea to leave a note at the place you're staying, especially if you are heading out on a long bushwalk. There is a 24 hour medical centre on the island and an ambulance. In an emergency patients are evacuated by helicopter to Hobart. There is a pharmacy but we recommend that guests bring all medication that they may require for the duration of their stay.

  • Location

    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME COTTAGE A beautiful property. Total privacy and a must for the nature lover. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and sharing our days with the pet sheep, the cute little wallabies especially the white ones. The bird life is spectacular. The cottage is beautifully designed and fully equipped with two spas and very comfortable beds. The kitchen has everything including an espresso machine. We will be back and we highly recommend this beautiful property. Big thanks for a wonderful holiday.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parnella is a place A fabulous comfortable well stocked holiday house on the sublimely beautiful Bruny Island. Everything was perfect. Thanks Jonathan and Sue, we can't wait to come back.
    Date published: 2015-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Peaceful Retreat A really wonderful cottage well situated in a beautiful peaceful environment but close to many facilities. The cottage was super clean and very cosy.
    Date published: 2015-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great place to stay We really enjoyed this accommodation. Very comfortable, with lots of lovely touches to make a really special experience.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - Amazingly peaceful and natural environment!! Truly 5 star accommodation ! Facilities beyond expectations - hope to return next year !!!
    Date published: 2015-04-06
    • 2016-05-30T09:53CST
    • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.2.1
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_8
    • loc_en_AU, sid_75401, PRD, sort_mostRecent
    • clientName_stayz
    Parnella Adventure Bay is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 8.
    • 2016-05-30T09:53CST
    • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.2.1
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_8
    • loc_en_AU, sid_75401, PRD, sort_mostRecent
    • clientName_stayz


    Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

    Air conditioning, Washing machine, Parking

    Pool and Spa Facilities
    Hot tub
    Outdoor grill
    Entertainment and Family
    DVD player, Stereo, Parking, Cot
    Kitchen and Dining
    Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave
    Linen and Cleaning
    Linens provided, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
    Heating and Cooling
    Air conditioning, Heating


    One night stays are now available for spring and summer seasons.

    Property Overview

    Property Rates & Min Night Stay
    From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
    This property has a standard rate of: $185
    Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
    * $185 $370 $1295 2 $0 $0
    * $205 $410 $1250 1 $0 $0
    * $225 $450 $1400 1 $0 $0
    Additional Costs
    Mandatory costs
    Security deposit $100 p/s

    Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

    Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.