Situated in a superb waterfront location, our truly unique & memorable self-contained Eco-Pods sit alongside Quarantine Station National Park. Our Bruny Island luxury accommodation is not only super comfy, but also comes with genuine and friendly service. Watch our Video
Also be sure to check out our exclusive Bruny Island Tour packages (from Hobart)
Our waterfront Free Spirit Pods, with beautiful views of Quarantine Bay, are perfect for your next romantic getaway. Set on eight acres to enjoy and explore. Free Spirit has direct waterfront access.
We have two luxury self contained waterfront pods which are superbly handcrafted from sustainable Tasmanian timbers.
Both our open-plan studio-pods, Flying Duck and Blue Wren, feature double glazed floor to ceiling bi-fold doors leading onto your spacious private deck. Each pod sleeps two adults, and has room available for a couple of kids.
- Continental Breakfast with variety of teas, freshly ground or instant coffee and condiments
- Delicious selection of complimentary local produce
- Picnic baskets ready to go
- Queen size bed – plus queen size sofa bed
- Fully equipped kitchen featuring Smeg espresso machine, toaster and kettle with gas cooktop, microwave and refrigerator
- Bose bluetooth speakers
- Free Wifi, Smart TV with Netflix available
- Heated bathroom floor
- Stunning bifold glass doors opening onto large private timber deck with barbeque and outdoor furniture.
- Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Free-standing cozy wood-fired pellet heaters
- Direct beach access
- Ceiling fans
- Laundry facilities & clothes line
- All linen and towels provided
- Outdoor deck & Wood fire
- Ample onsite parking
- Two seat kayak, life vests and paddles
- Fishing rods, hand lines and tackle box
- Boat mooring (Vessels are up to 13m)
Take a short walk to Quarantine Bay or Chalky Point, scattered with aboriginal middens, or just laze in the comfy outdoor lounge on the balcony.
We have a 2-seater kayak available for guests with life jackets, paddles etc. Fishing rods available too. BYO bait please.
Being remote, we suggest that you stock up with a wide range of delicious local food that you can cook in your kitchenette, or barbeque on the verandah or at our communal fire pit.
You could be lucky and spot a wide range of native animals which gather every evening.
Free Spirit Pods are just a short drive from Get Shucked Oyster Bar and the Bruny Island Cheesery, both award-winning luncheon attractions – open 7 days – North Bruny. And visit The Bruny Island Hotel – open lunch/dinner 7 days – South Bruny.
Having worked within tourism for many decades, we are only too happy to assist with suggestions, tours and highlights to enjoy on Bruny. Please feel free to contact Garry or Chris – your hosts.
We want all our guests to have the least amount of worries or concerns prior to arriving at Free Spirit on Bruny Island. We will be in touch prior to your arrival with pre-arrival information including directions. Each Pod will have extensive information on Bruny Island – listing all attractions, eating facilities and everything you need to know about this amazing place. Go out explore and enjoy!
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us on 0408 821 468 (+61 408 821 468 for international callers) or: 0447 433 088
Food & Supplies
STOCKING UP/PRIOR TO BOARDING THE FERRY
Although there are a number of options for eating out on Bruny Island, your beautifully appointed pod features quality Smeg appliances, microwave, refrigerator plus a Delonghi gas cooktop and outdoor BBQ’s. Well appointed decks to use and enjoy. Meaning you never need to venture away from Quarantine Bay.
Here at Free Spirit you’ll find peace and tranquility, however this also means supplies on the Island are limited and we recommend stocking up prior to boarding the Sealink Bruny Island Ferry.
- Woolworths at Kingston Town (13 kms from Hobart)
- IGA at Snug (24 kms from Hobart)
Smaller food markets
- Meredith General Store, Margate (21 kms from Hobart)
- Oyster Cove General Store (32 kms from Hobart)
- Snug Butchery (24 kms from Hobart)
Both the Allonah and Adventure Bay General Stores are located on South Bruny Island. Each is approx. a 35 minute drive from Free Spirit, open daily and suitable for basic supplies.
The SEALINK ferry leaves from Kettering; about 30 minutes drive south of Hobart. From September to the end of May, services are every half hour from 6.30am to 7.00pm. During the cooler months, this service is hourly. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to your anticipated departure, especially during the busier times.
Check the website for updated information. Sealink Ferry Timetable
- Look up Davis Road, North Bruny on “Google Maps”
- Once you leave the Bruny Island Ferry, continue along the main road for 8.4kms.
- Turn left towards Killora on the C625, (gravel road), for a further 4.6kms.
- Just past the CWA Hall, turn left to continue on the C625 for another 3.3kms.
- Turn left into Davis Rd. for 0.5kms, through the ‘private road’ sign, and turn left to follow the graded road.
- 500m further to the Free Spirit Pods entrance and driveway on your right…..Welcome.
Fuel on the way to Bruny Island Ferry at Kettering
BP – 1718 Channel Highway, Margate (20km from Hobart CBD)
Caltex – 2243 Channel Highway, Snug (27km from Hobart CBD)
United – 2938 Channel Highway, Kettering (32km from Hobart CBD)
Margate Tavern Bottleshop (20kms from Hobart CBD)
Cellarbrations, Snug (27km from Hobart CBD)
See what others are saying about Free Spirit Pods
”Amazing!Mary & GregJanuary 2020
My husband and I spent three beautiful days at the Free Spirit Pods In January 2020!
We could have spent longer! The location is perfect with views from our spacious balcony overlooking the bush and then out to Quarantine Bay! It was so quiet and peaceful and a wonderful way to connect with nature and the wallabies that visited us every afternoon to graze from their feeding stations.The pods are so beautifully presented and decorated in a very quirky style! We loved the knitted boy and girl bears placed on the ever so comfortable bed!Breakfast is included along with welcome ciders biscuits and chocolates!A basic pantry is supplied which means that you don’t have to go out and buy all the extras!We did day trips each day to the winery cheese oyster shops and arrived back each afternoon where we cooked a bbq! It was so easy and such a welcoming place thanks to our wonderful hosts Chris and Gary!We would highly recommend the Pods to friends and anyone who wants a special experience! We hope to go back soon!
”Situated in a superb and idyllic location on Bruny Island, the Flying Duck Pod was a luxury eco retreat with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. Hosts Chris and Garry made us feel especially welcome, gave us our privacy but were on hand if needed. The Pods are brilliantly appointed with so many lovely touches, it felt like a home away from home. Loved the view of the bay, the peace of the bush and the endearing wildlife. By far the most outstanding accommodation we have had the privilege of staying.Victor & Leslee, TasmaniaJanuary 2020
3 nights in the Blue Wren pod was extremely relaxing after full days seeing the sights of beautiful Bruny Island. The deck was wonderful to watch the wildlife and setting sun and the fire was wonderful when the cold chased us inside. Garry and Chris were accommodating hosts and the pod was fitted out with every convenience and more like a thermos and picnic basket. Would love to visit again.
”Garry and Chris have created such beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped luxury Pods. So much thought has gone into making you feel very welcome. A very relaxing, tranquil place to return to each day after sight seeing, sitting on the balcony with gorgeous views while devouring local wines, beers, oysters, cheese & bread. Highly recommend!Mark & LouiseJanuary 2020
”What luxury!! Thank you for a stunning holiday! We loved every minute here and were spoilt by your thoughtful touches.Claire & Jimmy, TasmaniaJanuary 2020
”AMAZING!! A true sample of excellent hospitality. The Pod was so comfortable and facilities more than adequate. Wish we could stay longer in such a unique and peaceful location.Lou & Mark, NSWJanuary 2020
”Fantastic hosts, fantastic fishing & our son loved watching the wildlife! Thank you Chris & Garry!Carley, Ben & TomJanuary 2020
”Very peaceful place. Loved reclining on the deck and very tasty breakfast! Thanks for everything.Jenny & JimJanuary 2020
”You have created a magical getaway. Peaceful & serene.Justine & Jim, VictoriaJanuary 2020
”Beautiful place! Wonderful hosts!.LouiseJanuary 2020
”We spent 4 days on Bruny Island and had a wonderful time. The Free Spirit Pods were a great place to stay. Fantastic hosts, brilliant accommodation including all the unexpected little extras Chris and Garry included. Over looking the water and watching the birds and animals made for a relaxing stay. Although it was a bit windy for our stay it did not stop us exploring the island and taking in the sites. We would highly recommend the Free Spirit Pods as a place to stay.David DDecember 2019
”Loved our stay at this beautiful spot and in this cozy, funky Pod. Thank you for creating this paradise!Barb & SteveDecember 2019
”Thanks for a truly memorable stay. Your hospitality and extra thoughtful touches made our anniversary very special.J & K Sydes, QldDecember 2019
”AMAZING!Alyson & JamesDecember 2019
”What a magical place!JoshDecember 2019
”Thank you Garry & Chris for creating this incredible experience! Every detail is so well thought out. The serenity is just breathtaking. We feel whole again.Adena & JoelNovember 2019
”This is the most incredible place I have stayed at. You have thought of everything! Thanks Garry & Chris!Kelsi & TimNovember 2019
”Home away from home in an amazing location. Loved the attention to detail, and the lolly jarsAdam & FrancescaNovember 2019
”I'm sitting on the deck, listening to the birds morning song and the only just present rustle of the trees in the breeze, watching yachts bobble about in the bay below and thinking of nothing in particular, just being here. Our 3 day weekend here has been deeply relaxing and forever memorable. Our hosts have been friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. The 2 pods on the property are very well appointed and although you need to bring your own food you don't need to bring your entire pantry as the kitchen was stocked with fresh coffee, milk, butter, oil and even marshmallow for the fire pit. This is the ultimate in romantic getaways and we have loved every minute!LibbySeptember 2019
”We spent a fantastic three nights at Free Spirit Pods- staying in the cozy 'Blue Wren' Pod. The view from the room and balcony is spectacular overlooking a secluded bay. Being nature enthusiast, the best thing about our stay was the amazing wildlife which is abundant on the property- Wallabies, Paddymelons and even rare Potoroos feed around the cabins in the evening affording great views from the comfort of the pod. Sea-eagles and Eastern Quolls are resident and birdlife is prolific. We highly recommend Free Spirit Pods for anyone coming to Bruny Island, especially as a base for nature lovers to explore the island.Dan & ElsAugust 2019
”We stayed in the Flying Duck Pod. Really loved the sea views, wildlife and beautiful interiors. There is so much to do and see in this general area. You can suit yourself and kick back with a book and do nothing. Must do: toast the evening by the fire pit and watch the Milky Way stroll by as the native animals come and go. Garry and Chris were the best hosts and they made our stay just brilliant. We shall return!John & JoAugust 2019
”One of my favourite places I’ve ever stayed! It ticked all the boxes for me... peaceful, private, completely immersed in nature, views across the bay, communal fire pit (with marshmallows!), kayaks, trails, INCREDIBLE hosts, and the pods themselves were just gorgeous! I will always support those who embrace sustainability and eco-friendly tourism. Thank you Garry and Chris, we will absolutely be back!!!LucyAugust 2019
”New and secret spot hidden away with all the luxuries you need. They are eco friendly, sustainable and fully integrated right near the state reserve. The view when you wake up is breathtaking!PierreAugust 2019
”Have just spent a night at this lovely hidden gem. We felt extremely relaxed in our pod which is fitted out brilliantly, warm, cosy it is situated in a beautiful natural area overlooking the bay. All the amenities are first class and we especially enjoyed the short walks and visits from the wallabies at night. It is a credit to the owners, and we will definitely return.August 2019
”Wish we can keep this place a secret forever! So beautiful and serene, full of homely and luxurious comforts (from the most thoughtful hosts), we loved the fireplace, the kayak, the best bed ever! Do yourself a favour, think no further, book this place and you will never want to leave! Thank you so much Chris and Garry - we are planning our next return! 🙂Inn & NicAugust 2019
”A brilliant place to stay at a stunning location on Bruny Island. The pods are very high quality and fully equipped with everything you need for your stay and more, thanks to the very thoughtful hosts. The fireplace and heated bathroom floors make it warm and cosy in winter too.GarethJuly 2019
”Free Spirit Pods were incredible! Essentials such as cleanliness and comfort were exceptional... Not to mention the spacious, modern, vibrant style of the pods, once-in-a-lifetime view, natural surroundings (walking by the beach and through the bush), eco-friendly accommodation and amazing hosts. Beautiful wildlife on the property too. Thanks for surpassing our expectations!AkiraJuly 2019
”This is the place if you want to get away! Beautiful and tranquil, with lovely views of Quarantine Bay. The pods are very well appointed and modern with all you need...plus a few surprise treats! Chris and Gerry were great hosts and prompt with communication. Highly recommend a visit to Free Spirit Pods.BronwynJuly 2019
”I stayed with my husband in the Blue Wren pod shortly after it opened and we fell in love with the place! Top notch amenities, and so warm and cosy we didn't want to leave. The beds were SO comfy! The view of Quarantine Bay was spectacular, and our evenings were spent enjoying visits from the friendly local wildlife and enjoying the local produce out on our private deck or around the fire pit. The owners were wonderfully warm and friendly and their knowledge of local surrounds was really helpful in choosing how to spend our time there. A couple of times we stayed on site opting to go kayaking, fishing and exploring the immediate area. Plenty to do there - as much (or as little!) as you wish. Will definitely be back next time with the kids and stay longer.903ellewJune 2019
”Myself and my partner stayed four nights in the flying duck pod a couple of months back and I have never felt more relaxed/at home. Not only are the hosts extremely accommodating but the views and encounters with the local animals are just breathtaking. Also the pod had everything we could ever need including a gorgeous kitchen, fireplace and bathroom! The best part was all the personal touches of marshmallows for the fire or wallaby food to experience the magic yourself! Definitely recommend!Em VJune 2019
”Free Spirit Pods is Tassie's best kept secret! This hidden gem has bright and airy, cosy, super-comfy accommodation, with little touches of luxury, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Loved waking up to the sound of kookaburras and the crisp, clean air. The hosts make everything easy. We will definitely be back!JenniferJune 2019
”Free Spirit Pods is Tassie's best kept secret! This hidden gem has bright and airy, cosy, super-comfy accommodation, with little touches of luxury, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Loved waking up to the sound of kookaburras and the crisp, clean air. The hosts make everything easy. We will definitely be back!JoiyoioiJune 2019
”We stayed in the Flying Duck Pod! All I can say is wow! The owners have thought of everything! It's quiet and cosy, yet quite high tech and overlooks the water! Birds and wildlife everywhere! Didn't want to leave.UkcolinspJune 2019
”We absolutely loved our stay in Blue Wren. Gorgeous decor and a very functional kitchenette with a great coffee machine. The pellet fire heater ensured a warm and cosy stay and the underfloor heating was a touch of luxury. The pod is positioned subtly within its surrounds and the generous deck looks over the beautiful bay beyond. Our wonderful hosts greeted us with a warm welcome and ensured our stay was comfortable and peaceful, just what were hoping for. We highly recommend and will definitely return.MichaelChung806June 2019
”Our stay was fantastic. Chris and Garry were very helpful. The property itself is beautiful, really secluded and peaceful. Bruny island is a must see. The accom itself was really nice, had everything we needed.LandonJune 2019
”Absolutely excellent accommodation in a superb location. Lovely hosts and a great range of facilities. Strongly recommend.RyanJune 2019
”Wow!!! What an awesome place to stay, everything was top quality with stunning views and amazing wildlife! Gaz and Chris were fantastic hosts and our stay couldn't have been better, we'll definitely be back!Sam WalkerMay 2019
”My wife and I had a wonderful overnight stay at Free Spirit Pods (Blue Wren Pod). The pods are beautifully presented with striking colour co-ordination and the wonderful smell of the natural timbers plus the warm glow of the pellet woodfired heater. Garry and Chris were wonderful hosts and the pods are a credit to them. We will certainly be back to stay.MichaelMay 2019
”OMG LOVED THIS PLACE ..... beautifully fitted out with comfy bed fab coffee machine bbq on the deck great en-suite microwave & cooktop fridge & a small wine fridge !!!!! Not to mention the incredible water views ..... Thanks Chris & Gaz .... AMAZING ..... we’ll be backAnita TaylerMay 2019
”Much impressed by the well equiped open kitchen and the tidy and comfortable bed in the well decorated living room. The house is built by the water and you will enjoy nice view from the bacony of the house. You will have no difficulties to find that the house owner is giving a lot of heart in decorating and equipping the house for comfortable stay. Will definitely come back to stay for longer holiday in future.SimonMay 2019
”Fantastic experience! Absolutely stunning location, great hosts. Loved the self-contained, cosy pods. These pods really are part of the environment and I would recommend staying here if you are to head over to Bruny Island. Thank you Gary & Chris!TimothyMay 2019
”Amazing spot to relax in tranquil surrounds. This place is perfect for a quiet little get away. And a chance to explore the Island and indulge in cheese, wine and the best oysters on the planet.Angela WilsonApril 2019
”The Free Spirit Pods were a perfect way to experience Bruny Island. Absolutely beautiful design and a thousand thoughtful touches. The pod is a really pleasant place to be after a day of exploring all the bays, wineries and lighthouses on the island. We had an amazing time and will come back again one day! Thank you Chris & Gary.Nick, Geilston Bay, AustraliaApril 2019
”Beautiful, warm inviting accommodation. Secluded setting just a short walk down to the bay. Great views from the lovely balcony and very clean. Gary and Chris have thought of everything to make people feel relaxed and welcome. Great fishing too !!Amanda, AustraliaApril 2019