>> For restaurant reservations please contact Peppermint Bay on 6267 4088
PEPPERMINT BAY RESTAURANT
3435 Channel Highway
Woodbridge Tasmania 7162
PH: 6267 4088
po Box 70
PEPPERMINT BAY CRUISES
Brooke Street Pier, Sullivans Cove
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
PH: 1800 751 229
Peppermint Bay is located in the Historic Town of Woodbridge 35 min drive south of Hobart. The trip down from Hobart is worthwhile for its scenery, small towns and views overlooking the River Derwent, d'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island.
Alternatively, consider booking a trip down on our luxury catarmaran Peppermint Bay II and experience a fully guided tour of the Hobart area, River Dewent, d'Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island and the sights, wildlife and history in between.
Woodbridge looks out across Peppermint Bay and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to the northern end of Bruny Island about 35 minutes drive (35 kilometres/22 miles) south of Hobart on the Channel Highway.
The town is surrounded by small farms and craft makers who have chosen to live in this semi rural area of rolling hills and winding roads.
The focal point for visitors is Peppermint Bay restaurant and providore shop along with Woodbridge Hill Handweaving Studio and Gardens, Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery, Regnans art gallery, Fleurty's herb garden and restaurant, and a gathering of bed and breakfast and guest house accommodation. Woodbridge is one of the prettiest small towns on the Channel and is a lovely place to stay while exploring the Huon Valley and Bruny Island. Kettering, the ferry depot for Bruny Island, is just a few kilometres north.
The area was first explored by Bruni D'Entrecasteaux in 1792 and was settled in the early 1800s by timber cutters, whalers and sealers. To the north is Oyster Cove where the few remaining Aborigines who survived the Wybalenna settlement on Flinders Island were moved in 1847.
Today the area produces apples and stone fruit and the Channel is well known for its Atlantic salmon farms, which you can visit on a Hobart Cruises journey from the city to Peppermint Bay.
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