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Satellite Island is only accessible via a private boat from Bruny Island and is one of Tasmania’s best-kept secrets – and that’s exactly how owners Kate and Will Alstergren want to keep it.

Originally this slice of paradise belonged to Will’s uncle,

Ian Alstergren, who bought it in the 1960s as a base for his writing and painting pursuits.

After extensive renovations and a serious style injection – from Kate and stylist, Tess Newman-Morris – the island was opened to guests in 2013.

Accommodation on the island is the three-bedroom Summer House, which is set up on the highest point of the island, and the smaller two-bedroom Boathouse, which sits on a small jetty over the water, there’s also a queen-sized bell tent for clifftop glamping in the warmer months.

The island gives you a sense of having the world to yourself,” says Kate. “The quiet here is astonishing and reason alone to come. There’s just something about it. It has a way of really slowing life down.”

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