Your hosts

Michael & Diane

We know exactly what makes a wonderful stay away from home.  We are always working on the little details that can make a holiday feel like a new home.

The small details, the personal touches, whether you need a relaxing getaway or ideas for an adventure filled holiday - we can help. 

Our wonderful guests have loved our home away from home and we can't wait to show you the best our island state has to offer..

We hope to meet you soon!

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Our Story

In 1890, Willie Chung Sing arrived in Tasmania from China. Like the hundreds of his countrymen who found their way to the tin fields of Northeast Tasmania, Willie came prepared to work and to hopefully make his fortune. When the work dried up in Derby he moved South to Hobart and started to grow vegetables.

 

Willie returned to China in 1923, bringing back his three sons.  The sons began running a market garden.  During the Second World War Willie’s descendants established a fruit and vegetable business W Chung Sing In Hobart.  The family also opened Tasmania’s first Chinese restaurant, the Golden Dragon in 1956.  The Chung family’s business grew to become the major supplier of fruit and vegetables in Hobart and beyond.

 

The businesses stayed in the family for three generations until the retirement of Willie’s grandson Michael Chung.  Michael, like his grandfather before him, felt a yearning to do more after his retirement.  His familiarity with the local hospitality industry, coupled with the unused ground floor suite of his home in Howrah, presented an opportunity.

 

Michael had an idea; a desire to create the best small bed and breakfast accommodation in Hobart. He spent 12 months learning, planning, and challenging himself to refine his enterprise, and today, Oceana B&B is a multiple award-winning accommodation and is recognised for its warm and uniquely curated guest experience.