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Kettering is a quiet town on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the departure point for the ferry to Bruny Island and its many attractions.

Surrounded by bushland and lush green hills that roll down to the water's edge, Kettering offers a relaxed lifestyle popular among artists and sailing enthusiasts.

The busy Oyster Cove Marina is the heart of the town with the Bruny Island ferry regularly travelling to and from Bruny Island and a crowd of yachts birthed to jetties.

There's a visitor centre beside the ferry terminal that has a gift shop and café, with more eateries and the local pub nearby.

A short easy 10 minute walk out to Kettering Point winds through Sheoaks to a rocky outcrop with sweeping views of the Channel and Bruny Island.

There are several pick-your-own-produce farm experiences close by including berries, cherries and apples, as well as award-winning cheeseries and meat producers.

Accommodation is available at local retreats and holiday rentals.

Kettering is a 30-min drive (37 km) south of Hobart.

Local tips

  • Keep an eye out on the highway for Nutpatch Nougat for fantastic melt-in-your-mouth handmade chocolates
  • Visit one of several vineyards nearby