A Home Away From Home

Steele’s Island

20 River Street, 7173 Carlton, Australia

About Us

Steele’s Island is a unique, privately owned island.

Steele’s island is totally surrounded by sandy shores, in the popular southern beaches area on the picturesque south east coast of Tasmania. It is easily accessible by vehicle at all times of the year via a causeway and small bridge – no ferries, no necessary flights. Serenity, seclusion and privacy are created by the sheltered bay on one side of the island and the picturesque Carlton River Estuary, Carlton Bluff and Carlton Beach on the other.  Hobart’s majestic Mount Wellington can be seen in the distance across Frederick Henry Bay, providing a truly scenic backdrop.

The Beach Homestead

The Beach Homestead, overlooking the sheltered bay on one side of the Island and the river estuary and beach on the other, has a warm, homely ambience and an abundance of rustic charm.

The Beach Cottages

The secluded, cosy and private timber beach cottages, ideally suited to couples seeking a quiet, romantic stay or small families, is positioned for maximum privacy and views on the northern end of the island.


Steele’s Island offers the perfect setting for a wedding. The Island is an ideal venue for corporate functions, seminars, workshops, retreats and conferences. We offer self catering and outsourced catering as well. 

Natural, Historical and Archaeological Aspects

Steele’s Island is a unique holiday destination, in that its idyllic location is secluded, yet central to the state’s capital city and airport, and popular tourist attractions. For forty thousand years, Steele’s Island was home to generations of indigenous families, whose diet consisted mainly of the oysters that grow just off the island’s shores.

Local Services and Tourist Attractions

Steele’s Island is within easy driving distance from some of the state’s most popular tourist attractions.  You can base yourself or your group on the Island and enjoy day trips to all of Tasmania’s south eastern attractions, with abundant bakeries and eateries along the way to appease your appetite!

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Steele’s Island also provides the perfect setting for functions of any kind: an intimate beach or bush wedding, an engagement, a special birthday, an anniversary or family reunion. Please contact us for more information.

What you Get

Amenities, Services

Seaside Cottages
Family Suites
Conferences Facilities
Food and Restaurants
Wine & Bar
Water Sports
Local Services
Travel Guide