Kettering South of Hobart
The marina at Kettering near the Bruny Island ferry
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. The busy Oyster Cove Marina with its restaurant and gift shop caters to the many tourists and travellers waiting for the car ferry to Bruny Island.
The area around Kettering was explored by Bruni D'Entrecasteaux in 1792 and was settled in the early 19th century by timber cutters, whalers and sealers. Life in the area was hard with its whaling stations and logging camps, and the people who lived in the area rarely settled for long preferring a more comfortable life in Hobart. Today the area is noted for its apple, cherry, and pear orchards. Kettering is an important service centre for the local farmers. Like so much of the area south of Hobart, Kettering and the surrounding towns have become the home for commuters and alternative lifestyle dwellers looking for peace and tranquillity away from the large city of Hobart.
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