Quarantine Bay

Access to the quiet shoreline of Quarantine Bay (directly in front of your Pod) where you can relax, swim, kayak (supplied) or paddle in the shallow waters. Grab some oysters, look for crabs in the rock pools, and admire the yachts as they rest in the harbour.

The Bruny Island Quarantine Station was built near Barnes Bay in the mid 1880s.

On an isolated peninsula, this historic maritime quarantine station operated from 1884 until 1919, treating immigrants with typhoid and smallpox, and health-checking 9000 WWI troops on their return to Tasmania. There aren’t many buildings left, but there’s copious historical information, enthusiastic volunteer staff, lots of wildlife to see and some lovely walking trails over 322 acres.

More Info on Quarantine Station

Quarantine Station History

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Info

Lonely Planet Guide