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The D’Entrecasteaux Channel, the expanse of water between lunawuni / Bruny Island and the south-east mainland of Tasmania, was sighted by Abel Tasman in 1642 and surveyed in 1792 by Bruni D’Entrecasteaux.
The first township on the road south is Margate. Located about 20 minutes from Hobart, it has everything you’ll need to stock up for your trip down the Channel.
Along its Tasmanian mainland coastline are quaint coastal towns which embrace their proximity to the water. Driving from Kingston on the Channel Highway takes you through Margate, Snug and Kettering, the gateway to lunawuni / Bruny Island, and onto Woodbridge, Birchs Bay, Middleton with Cygnet and the Huon Valley on the inside of the peninsula. Boating, fishing and watersports are all an important part of everyday life.
The Channel is the gateway to lunawuni / Bruny Island – the gem of Tasmania’s South.
In summer soak up some sun and and take a dip at one of the little hidden beaches along the Channel. Go hunting for cosy cafes, art and trinkets to take home with you, and drink some of the best pinot you’ll ever drink at a vineyard with views overlooking the water.