How great is travelling? Especially to the epic, most southern state in Australia, Tasmania. I was recently lucky enough to be invited to travel to an island, off an island, off an island… Picnic Island to be exact, off the Eastern coast of Tasmania.

Our trip started with a small group meeting a water taxi at the wharf in Coles Bay, then taking a 10 minute ride across the bay. Sparkling water, green mountains and clean fresh air were all around, and then suddenly this amazing little island sprang into sight!

The anticipation amongst us was clear – excitement for exploring the tiny island, seeing some penguins, and an evening of delicious local produce – and we were not to be disappointed! Exploring this unique, beautiful island was an absolute highlight – the wildlife, fresh air and serenity of the place was unbeatable, and just what you’re looking for if you’re needing some time out in solitude (or with 9 of your nearest and dearest) from daily life.

Of course, being in Tasmania, there was beautiful food – locally sourced fish and meat, cheese platters and salads were the order of the evening, paired with some local red, and a side of exuberant conversation, and abundant laughter.

The buildings on Picnic Island were designed by local architect, John Latham, and we are told that these are some of the closest buildings to the water ever approved. This means the lovely sounds of water lapping against the jetty lolled us to sleep, and waking up to the sun rising across the water, and highlighting the picturesque scenery that surrounds the island.

Breakfast the next morning was local peanut butter on sourdough with freshly pressed coffee. The perfect start to the day as the sun started to warm the jetty, allowing one to peel off a layer and enjoy the sunny warmth.

Spending the night on a private island was such a wonderful, unique experience that I believe only Tasmania knows who to do – and Picnic Island certainly did it well! I am already excited to visit again and spend some more time in this beautiful location.

A huge thanks to Picnic Island for having me as their guest. From time to time I write sponsored posts such as this, however views are entirely my own, and I only ever collaborate with companies and brands who resonate with me.

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