On this private island in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, located 45 miles south of Hobart, independent travelers who truly want to get off the grid can stay in either the Hamptons-style Boathouse or Summer House. The owner lives on-site, but otherwise the island is yours—so no need to share the complimentary sparkling wines, sightseeing excursions, or gear (kayaks, snorkel equipment). Meals are DIY, but all ingredients are provided: Guests can shuck their own oysters straight from the jetty and feast on local venison, free-range eggs, and sustainable abalone, urchin, and salmon from the channel. From $1050 a night, two-night minimum (off-peak season), five-night minimum (December–January).
This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
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