Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide
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Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide  – Bruny Island is close to our home in Southern Tasmania and drop dead stunningly gorgeous…..picture miles of sandy white beaches and crystal clear aqua waters and you have Bruny Island.

Bruny Island is an island close to Hobart and separated from Tasmanian mainland by the the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, the Tasman sea is to the south.

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide – Getting to Bruny Island

Bruny Island is only accessible by ferry, from Hobart head south along Channel Highway to the pretty seaside town of Kettering and the Bruny Island ferry port…just follow the signs.

Tickets can be purchased for the return trip at the ferry port and the trip across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel takes about 20 minutes. Ferry’s run every half an hour and it’s all very efficient.

Things to See on Bruny Island

The Neck Bruny Island Tasmania

The Bruny Neck is a isthmus connecting the north and south of the Island. It is an important nature reserve and is home to a colony of penguins. Boardwalks allow visitors to explore the area and watch the penguins returning to the rookery. Stairs take you to a lookout with 360 views – or so I’m told as it was closed, for repairs when I was there. On the southern side of the Neck is a stunning beach.

Two Tree Point, Resolution Creek Bruny Island Tasmania

Painting by George Tobin 1788

Listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register for its historical and cultural significance. Resolution Creek was used by early day explorers including Captain furneaux 1773, Captain James Cook 1777 and Captain Bligh 1788 to replenish fresh water supplies. It was Bligh who named it Resolution Creek prior to that it was known as the ‘Watering place’. A painting by George Tobin completed in 1792 of two trees point area shows 2 trees that, it is believed, are still standing today.

Adventure Bay

Adventure Bay, beautiful Adventure Bay. The main ‘town’ on Bruny Island and a popular starting point for a number a walks on the Island. The beach is long perfect white sand and stunning views. Adventure Bay is on South Bruny Island about 7 km from the Bruny Island Main Road.

Cape Bruny & Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Built in 1835 after a series of shipwrecks Cape Bruny Lighthouse was the fourth lighthouse built in Australia and is now the second oldest and longest continually staffed Lighthouse. Make sure you climb the stairs to the actual lighthouse – the 360 degree views are absolutely stunning.

Follow the signs south to get to the Lighthouse, the last 20 kms are on unmade gravel roads.

Oysters & Wiskey

Known for its quality oysters Bruny Island is a oyster lovers heaven.
Bruny Island House of Whiskey represents all Tasmanian independent whiskey distilleries with both tastings and sales.

Getting Around Bruny 

A car is essential to explore Bruny, it is important to note the the only petrol available on Bruny Island is at the Adventure Bay general store – so fill up before you cross and watch your gage closely.

A note …Bruny Island is a stunning island and a wonderful place to relax, however do not go there expecting shopping strips and movie theatres which for me is why it is so special.

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide  – Bruny Island is close to our home in Southern Tasmania and drop dead stunningly gorgeous…..picture miles of sandy white beaches and crystal clear aqua waters and you have Bruny Island.

Bruny Island is an island close to Hobart and separated from Tasmanian mainland by the the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, the Tasman sea is to the south.

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide – Getting to Bruny Island

Bruny Island is only accessible by ferry, from Hobart head south along Channel Highway to the pretty seaside town of Kettering and the Bruny Island ferry port…just follow the signs.

Tickets can be purchased for the return trip at the ferry port and the trip across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel takes about 20 minutes. Ferry’s run every half an hour and it’s all very efficient.

Things to See on Bruny Island

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide – The Neck Bruny Island Tasmania

The Bruny Neck is a isthmus connecting the north and south of the Island. It is an important nature reserve and is home to a colony of penguins. Boardwalks allow visitors to explore the area and watch the penguins returning to the rookery. Stairs take you to a lookout with 360 views – or so I’m told as it was closed, for repairs when I was there. On the southern side of the Neck is a stunning beach.

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide – Two Tree Point, Resolution Creek Bruny Island Tasmania

Painting by George Tobin 1788

Listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register for its historical and cultural significance. Resolution Creek was used by early day explorers including Captain furneaux 1773, Captain James Cook 1777 and Captain Bligh 1788 to replenish fresh water supplies. It was Bligh who named it Resolution Creek prior to that it was known as the ‘Watering place’. A painting by George Tobin completed in 1792 of two trees point area shows 2 trees that, it is believed, are still standing today.

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide – Adventure Bay

Adventure Bay, beautiful Adventure Bay. The main ‘town’ on Bruny Island and a popular starting point for a number a walks on the Island. The beach is long perfect white sand and stunning views. Adventure Bay is on South Bruny Island about 7 km from the Bruny Island Main Road.

Bruny Island Tasmania Travel Guide – Cape Bruny & Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Built in 1835 after a series of shipwrecks Cape Bruny Lighthouse was the fourth lighthouse built in Australia and is now the second oldest and longest continually staffed Lighthouse. Make sure you climb the stairs to the actual lighthouse – the 360 degree views are absolutely stunning.

Follow the signs south to get to the Lighthouse, the last 20 kms are on unmade gravel roads.

Oysters & Wiskey

Known for its quality oysters Bruny Island is a oyster lovers heaven.
Bruny Island House of Whiskey represents all Tasmanian independent whiskey distilleries with both tastings and sales.

Getting Around Bruny 

A car is essential to explore Bruny, it is important to note the the only petrol available on Bruny Island is at the Adventure Bay general store – so fill up before you cross and watch your gage closely.

A note …Bruny Island is a stunning island and a wonderful place to relax, however do not go there expecting shopping strips and movie theatres which for me is why it is so special.

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