Kettering is a hidden gem of a town located in Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Tasmania, land of the ferociously cute devils, incredible cuisine, and talented artistry, has really exploded onto the tourism radar with the Hobart region seeing some of the greatest influx of holiday makers.
Just 20 to 30 minutes south of the hustle and bustle of Tasmania’s capital of Hobart lies Kettering. A town fit for artists, sailing enthusiasts, and anyone looking for ultimate relaxation in an incredibly beautiful landscape. And the Cove Kettering offers luxury accommodation for your stay.
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The Cove Kettering
The perfect base for exploring Kettering and attractions of Hobart, The Cove Kettering is pure luxury. Once a town of simple whaling stations and logging camps, Kettering now offers accommodation fit for the pickiest of travelers.
The Cove offers visitors the perfect retreat style getaway to clear your head and escape the daily stress. All modern rooms offer queen sized beds and pristine bathrooms along with your own private balcony overlooking Oyster Cove Marina and Bruny Island beyond.
Tasmanian winters can be cold but be assured you will stay warm with underfloor heating, heated towel racks, heated electric blankets, and a fireplace in the main shared common area.
Nightly homemade chocolate truffles and an enticing breakfast menu offer the icing on the cake for an all around wonderful stay. It’s no wonder they continue to rack up certificate of excellence awards year after year.
The Local Area
Kettering has recently come to the public’s attention with the new 15 million dollar television drama The Kettering Incident, which was filmed in the town as well as nearby Bruny Island. Once a town of whalers and sealers, it is now home to incredible artists displaying a great range of talents.
The Bruny Island ferry, Mirambeena, is just a short walk from the comforts of your room at The Cove Kettering. Home to the famous Cape Bruny Lighthouse, cheese factories, oyster farms, and rare Tasmanian endemic wildlife (like the white wallaby), Bruny island makes a great day trip.
The Cove Kettering has teamed up with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys to offer a magical cruise of Bruny Island. When you book a discounted package rate through Luxury Escapes, you can include a Bruny Island cruise with your accommodation.
Other Kettering attractions include my personal favorite the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge allowing one to get up close and personal with Australian Wedge Tailed and White Bellied Sea Eagles as well as owls and falcons. Apple, pear, and cherry orchards offer pick your own produce experiences and local eateries serve up the town’s culinary delights.
Bruny Island Snapshot
A Great Base for Hobart
Just a short drive to Hobart and you’ll find yourself in one of Australia’s most up and coming vacation destinations. Hobart has already been touted as a must visit city by many recent travel guides and for good reason.
Visitors can experience the famous Salamanca Markets, the grandeur that is Mount Wellington, the beauty of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, or the eccentric Mona Museum. The Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) is Australia’s largest privately funded museum and hosts the annual MOFO and Dark Mofo festivals.
Don’t forget to check out Mawson’s Huts located in Hobart, which showcases a replica of the Antarctic explorer’s Douglas Mawson’s famous Antarctica huts and museum.
Longer Day Trips
The Cove Kettering is centrally located to many of Southern Tasmania’s key attractions which can all be experienced with day trips from Kettering.
History buffs can check out the famous Port Arthur while nature enthusiasts can hike through Mount Filed National Park to experience one of Tasmania’s most beautiful waterfalls. Take your trip to new heights with Tahune’s Airwalk where you can walk 50 metres above the forest floor or head underground to witness the magical Hastings caves and nearby beautiful Southport.
Kettering is the perfect place to experience the alternative lifestyle to modern day cities. A place to relax in peaceful surrounds without giving up creature comforts or top must see tourist hot spots. It is the perfect location to settle down for a bit or partake in numerous adventures that literally lie on your doortstep. Visit www.the-cove-kettering.com
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