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Where home meets the sea: a Satellite Island escape with Fashion Editor Natalie Petrevski

A secluded secret hideaway in the heart of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in the south of Tasmania, on an island that feels a complete escape from the rest of the world. It’s here where you come to reset, reconnect with nature and consume copious amounts of seafood and wine. Freshly shucked oysters anyone?

Stay …
What could be more luxurious than your own private island? Surrounded by the sea and pristine nature lies the magical Satellite Island. Located just off the south coast of Tasmania (and a little further north than Bruny Island), your private getaway is easily accessible by car, air or boat. Recently opened to the public and virtually untouched, Satellite Island is the upmost in exclusivity, as guests are required to rent the entire island for their stay. Once arrived, choose from either the spacious three-bedroom Summer House, The Boat House for sea gazing or the Bell Tent for some lush glamping overlooking the cliff. Or, choose all three if you wish - the island is truly all yours.

Take …
Remember, this is the last stop before Antarctica, so things may get a little chilly (especially at the end of summer and start of autumn). Luckily The Outnet houses many of my trans-seasonal needs under the one roof. Like this cosy knit IRO cardigan, comfortable Marni track pants (a necessity for afternoons lounging on the sun bed), Joshua*s walking shoes and DKNY gear for those daily coastal walks and an Onia swimsuit for water activities and seafood hunting. And don’t forget The Outnet’s vast selection of casual wear for those winery days spent visiting Bruny Island.

Do …
This is a time for shutting off from the rest of the world - a chance to experience this unique island for a nature reset surrounded by untamed Tasmanian wilderness. Explore by foot from either The Rock Shelf Walk, The Cliff Walk or The Field Walk, and head towards the lookout for an opportunity to sit, watch and breathe it all in. Or, explore by sea and take the kayaks out for some afternoon water fun and fishing. Be sure to also bring a book for some morning reading or listen to your favourite tunes on the deck chair by the boathouse jetty. Serenity? You bet.

Taste …
While the pantries are stocked with gourmet foods, it’s best to bring a little extra of your own supplies (snacks, breakfast foods and wines to accompany those 4pm cheeseboards). The real treat, however, lies in the fresh seafood available for the picking. Shuck wild oysters straight from the sea (best in Australia) or dive in for urchin, abalone and mussels. And if you feel like being a little more social, a short trip to Bruny Island provides you with loads of gourmet produce and wineries.