Bernacchi House – Tasmania

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Bernacchi House – Tasmania

Bernacchi House is at the northern tip of Maria island in the World Heritage-listed settlement of Darlington. It was built in 1843 for Reverend Thomas Dove and his wife and was acquired by an enterprising 19th-century Italian settler, Diego Bernacchi in the mid-1880s. Bernacchi established a small cement works on the island and also planted a vineyard but that proved to be unsustainable.

Although it has since been restored, Bernacchi House still rests on a foundation of red bricks handcrafted by convicts on the island.

This is your base for your transformational encounter tracking Tasmanian Devils in the wild. Maria Island is the only place that is free of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumours.

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