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Picnic Island

Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia
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Rosie wrote a review Dec 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were lucky enough to spend Christmas 2022 on Picnic Island in Great Oyster Bay (Coles Bay). I cannot recommend this experience enough- one of my top 3 places in the world (possibly number 1). Our group travelled comfortably with 6 adults and a 7 month old . From sunset/ sunrises, night time penguin walks (special torches provided), sound of the rising and falling tides to swimming off the jetty, fishing and the most well appointed outdoor (hot) shower- the whole experience was magic. At low tide, you can circumnavigate the island on the rocks but the island track is excellent too. The sleeping cabins all have water views, include linen and hot water bottles for cooler nights. The living/ kitchen cabin also has a beautiful view and a big fire place. The kitchen has everything you need (fridge, gas oven/ grill/ cooktop, large esky for drinks/ extra food). There is a gas BBQ on the deck that handled our Christmas cook up swimmingly. There is tea and coffee making facilities (stove top espresso, plunger) with some tea and coffee provided. There is a water activity box on the deck with a tackle box, snorkeling gear, some wetsuits and reef shoes (highly recommend bringing your own or using these if you want to swim/ walk on the rocks).
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 8 Jan 2023
Wow - top 3 and possible number 1… Come back soon!
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Chris T wrote a review Nov 2022
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A true Tasmanian adventure. A fantastic location with endless views. The accommodation is very welcoming and also very well appointed. Great swimming, snorkelling and fishing . All you need to bring is some food and a nice red from any of the local wineries.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thanks for your feedback - it is a great spot to settle in with friends and family! Hope you had some luck with abalone, mussels and squid.
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Pascal B wrote a review July 2022
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Host was very accomodating! Location is superb. Beautiful setting. Private. Clean and well equipped. Lots of Penguins right around the House. Sunrise and sunsets are a must see. Fishing right off the dock. Unique experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mellie726 wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions25 helpful votes
We spent three days on Picnic Island before returning home from our Tasmanian holiday. The weather wasn't ideal, initially, but the experience was exceptional. We had the entire island to ourselves and everything you could;d want was provided. We travel in a large family and friend group regularly and it was so nice to have enough plates, cutlery and pots and pans to suit our needs. Watching the treacherous waters surround us was quite a treat, knowing we were safe and sound inside with our wonderful fire. The weather let up towards the end of our stay and we were glad to see the blue skies rolling in. The private penguin parade at night was a special treat, an experience you can't get anywhere else in the world. Would highly recommend to families or groups of friends. A superb end to our Tassie trip and one we won't forget in a hurry!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Clem Newton-Brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Thanks Mellie so glad you enjoyed and appreciated the unpredictable weather that is sometimes part of this wild experience . We are actually just as busy in the middle of winter as many people are seeking this real connection to nature (although Coles Bay often puts on sunny and still days any time of year!). We are glad you found our little retreat comfortable and the experience unforgettable. Come back soon
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sarah C wrote a review July 2021
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We were very fortunate to spend a fabulous couple of days on this little island in this beautiful part of world with fellow artists. Perfect spot to relax and unwind. Stunning views in every direction. Already planning a return visit with family and friends.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 28 July 2021
What a great spot for a retreat for artists! I am sure they found no shortage of epic landscapes to paint!- come back soon.
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Siane H wrote a review July 2021
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What a perfect place to disconnect and re-connect to all of the beautiful things this world has to offer. We had couples and families a little of everything and the island provided exactly what we all needed. We loved the sunsets and the fireplace, the arts and crafts and especially the scavenger hunt. We could have stay longer happily and can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 17 July 2021
Wonderful to hear your family had such a great time on our little Island!
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riabosher wrote a review July 2021
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Picnic island is an idylic place to enjoy , a must do experience.Our family of 8 including 2 children had the perfect get together for 3 nights. The accomadation is perfectly designed for an island ,blends into the environment,very comfortable, the winter sun warmed the rooms beautifully. The days passed quickly with plenty to do, with walks around the island frequently to observe the wildlife,including seals frollicking, abundant bird life, fishing ,collecting muscles at low tide, exploring the rocks, finding the hidden treasure chest hidden in the rocks,sitting on the decks enjoying a wine with spectacular scenery all around, and of course going out at night to see the penguins and listening to the chat as they leave the island in the morning, they were nesting behind the bedrooms. None of us even read a page of a book. It is an absolutely fabulous place to relax and have quality family time together. We have been to some absolutely amazing places around the world, Picnic Island has been added to the top of the list
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 17 July 2021
Thanks Ria- come back soon!
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Luke Tscharke wrote a review June 2021
Hobart, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
I've been fortunate to stay on Picnic Island several times and I always can't wait for my next visit. The island is close enough to Coles Bay to feel safe and comfortable, but far enough away that you have ultimate privacy. The feeling of having the island to yourself is one of freedom and escape. Time truly slows down on the island - where even a single night stay feels like many more. Prepare to return refreshed and rejuvenated with lasting memories of a truly unique accommodation and experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 24 June 2021
Luke, every time you visit you capture new and amazing images of our little island. We look forward to you hosting some photography classes with our guests in the future.
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jenbarronYOGA wrote a review June 2021
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If you need some time out then Picnic Island is the perfect location for you to reset and restore. There's enough space to hang out together as well as get the alone time you need. The deck overlooking the Hazards is the perfect place for Yoga and to just sit and watch the sunrise. I cannot recommend this place enough. I've had three long weekends here and I'm already planning my next!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 22 June 2021
Jen your yoga retreats have become legendary- it is fantastic to see our epic new deck being put to good use! Anyone wanting to experience Picnic Island as a single or couple should contact Jen Barron Yoga and join one of her groups. Jen is also available to come out to the island for classes if you book the island exclusively for your group.
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Elle Watson wrote a review June 2021
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I travelled here with some friends and it was a beautiful down to earth experience, amongst the penguins and the fresh muscles (we cooked for dinner) from the rocks, it was a very memorable stay and one that definitely fueled our creativity! The skyline on the ocean right outside the bedroom door was so magical!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from clem newton-brown, Owner at Picnic Island
Responded 22 June 2021
Thanks Elle-May. We have a limitless supply of mussels you can pick off the rocks at low tide to fulfil that urge to forage! Our guests also love catching squid and flathead off our jetty and in the warmer months you can dive for abalone and crayfish. So glad you enjoyed your winter retreat on our little island.
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AU$2,426 - AU$2,452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaTasmaniaGlamorgan-Spring BayFreycinetColes Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Picnic Island
Which popular attractions are close to Picnic Island?
Nearby attractions include Freycinet National Park (3.9 km), Mt Amos Climb (2.8 km), and Wineglass Bay (1.7 km).
What are some restaurants close to Picnic Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Geographe Restaurant + Espresso Bar, Freycinet Marine Farm, and Ice Creamery & Co..