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.


  • Rock Shelf Walk — approx. 1 – 1 ½ hours

    The rock shelf walk is perfect at low tide. This walk weaves its way along Satellite Island's ancient rock shelf in and out of hidden coves and pebble beaches. Take a basket and oyster-shucking knife with you and taste wild oysters straight off the rocks. Watch out for ancient fossils in the cliff face and keep an eye on the water for the local dolphin pod and passing albatross, pied oyster catchers, seals and pacific gulls.

  • Cliff Walk — approx. 1 ½ hours

    This track winds its way along the very tops of the cliffs, providing stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. Look out for deer and quail, native birds and the pair of sea eagles who have lived undisturbed on the island for many years. You may notice animal tracks along the way – the deer love to use the Cliff Walk path.

  • Field Walk to the top of the island — approx. ½ hour

    Take any of the mown tracks and explore the fields. Keep your eyes open for deer and native birds on your way to the top of the island. From there you will have sweeping views of the entire island, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island and the world heritage Mt Hartz National Park and mountain range. In winter the snow capped peaks are spectacular.