Satellite Island

In the heart of the magnificent D'Entrecasteaux Channel, in the south of Tasmania, lies a small island of immense beauty. Sheer sea cliffs fall away to pristine water and wild shellfish can be found in the ancient rock shelf that circles the Island. A pair of rare white breasted sea eagles who live on the Island can be seen soaring high above the huge blue gums, whilst quail and native wildlife forage below. Satellite Island is truly a unique destination.

Satellite Island has never before been accessible to the public. It remains utterly unspoiled. With 360° views of this southern hemisphere wilderness—a mix of beautiful native bush, ancient blue gums, sheer sea cliffs, pebble beaches and sunny coves—Satellite Island is a secluded secret hideaway, yours alone to explore.

It is hard to describe the magic of staying on your own private island. Time seems to stand still. Satellite Island is about slowing life down and enjoying the simple things: a bonfire on the top of the island at sunset; a long lunch at the Boathouse on the water’s edge; cooking freshly caught fish over a fire on the pebble beach; beach combing for sea treasures along the rock shelf walk; fishing at dusk off the jetty; shucking wild oysters straight from the sea; diving for urchin, abalone and mussels; watching the sunset across the Southern Ocean at Last Glimpse Point; watching the sunrise over nearby Bruny Island; swimming in the pristine waters surrounding the island; lying on a sun lounge on the water’s edge with a book and just the sound of the sea and surrounded by the Tasmanian wilderness. There is so much or so little to do on Satellite Island.

You won’t want to leave your island paradise, but if you do beautiful Bruny Island with its gourmet produce, winery, stunning walks and beaches and adventure activities is only a stone’s throw from Satellite Island.

The two-bedroom boathouse sits on a small jetty over the water, making up one of the three accommodation spots on the island. When you hire Satellite Island, you have exclusive access to use of all the island accommodation, which also includes a luxury bell tent and a larger three-bedroom house.

Guests have full access to the organic veggie patch and orchard, and the plentiful egg supply from the free-range chickens. There is also a constant abundance of oysters and fresh fish from just off the jetty. While you’re encouraged to bring your own staples, there is a fully-stocked pantry with Tasmania’s finest produce, as well as a packed spirits cabinet.


Whether you're looking to escape frantic city life or yearning for adventure, Satellite Island is the perfect combination of relaxing hideaway and untamed Tasmanian wilderness. The result is a truly unique experience.
In the morning wake to the sound of sea birds, and take breakfast out on the deck before heading off on one of the island's stunning walking tracks.
In the afternoon take the kayaks out and explore the island from the water, or cast a line from a deck chair on the boathouse jetty and shuck your own wild oysters off the rock shelf. Take one of the mown island tracks and walk up to the Look Out for afternoon tea or to Last Glimpse Point or down to Sunset Bay. Light a fire on the pebble beach and enjoy the sunset with a glass of Tasmanian wine and some freshly shucked wild oysters – the perfect end to a day on your own private island.