Oyster Cove Chalet

Tranquil . Natural . Friendly . Private . Idyllic Rural Setting

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Less than 5 minutes drive to Kettering Ferry Terminal

Studio Apartment

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In 1847, 47 Tasmanian Aboriginal people were confined for fifteen years at Wybalenna on Flinders Island at Oyster Cove station, an ex-convict government settlement 35 miles south of Hobart. Oyster Cove was occupied by Aboriginal people until it succumbed to heavy flooding in the winter of 1874. The site was then abandoned.

Oyster Cove today symbolises the unity and resolve of Tasmanian Aboriginal people to redress wrongs of the past by political means. In 1981, the state government proclaimed 30.3 hectares of the Oyster Cove Station, a historic site. In 1984 the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre occupied Oyster Cove and claimed land rights for the site. After several attempts, in 1995, 10 hectares at Oyster Cove were among the 3800 hectares transferred to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Today, Oyster Cove is a peaceful place, surprising considering its fraught history. Each year the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre hosts the Oyster Cove Festival, a day of community, music, food and remembrance. Having this place, where many of the Old People spent their last days, under Aboriginal care is an affirmation of the cultural and spiritual responsibility of Aboriginal people to maintain and build relationships with their people and country.

Oyster Cove Chalet was built in 2004 on some 6 acres which the previous owners called “Wirreanda”. The apartment units is built from an American Barn style design and were originally decorated in a Tuscan style with furniture and fittings. The grounds were developed to what could be called a “parkland”layout with large cut grass areas with specimen trees gracing the the areas.

Since 2013, the apartment units have been refurnished to keep up with the modern and cosy interior, that the travellers are after.


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Oyster Cove Chalet

42 Manuka Rd, Oyster Cove, TAS, 7150, Australia

T +61 3 62674209

T +61490799338

T +61 490793354

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