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About Bruny Island

Bruny Island consists of a North and South Island separated by "The Narrow Neck". Bruny Island is a wonderful wilderness escape, here you will find the beautiful South Bruny National Park, fur seals, fairy penguins, white wallabies and some wonderful birdwatching opportunities. The natural beauty of Bruny Island is captivating with white sandy beaches and turquoise blue water.

Bruny Island also offers the ideal gourmet delights offering visitors fudge, chocolate, truffles, cheese, fresh oysters and premium quality wine. There are excellent restaurants and cafés offering local produce.

North Bruny Island is drier than the south and mostly consists of farms and light bushland. South Bruny Island on the other hand is hilly, heavily timbered and includes large areas of rainforest. Here you will find the famous Cape Bruny Lighthouse perched on some of the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere.

It is believed that Adventure Bay is home to the first Apple tree in Tasmania, planted in 1788 by Captain Bligh when he anchored the Bounty in Adventure Bay. He returned again in 1792. Bruny Island was named after the French explorer, Bruni D'Entrecasteaux.

Places to Visit

Barnes Bay
Barnes Bay offers a safe anchorage and it is a great spot to picnic. Fishing is available from the jetty and McCracken's Creek is a great spot for birdwatchers. Read more about Barnes Bay & find accommodation.

Cape Bruny Lighthouse
The Cape Bruny lighthouse is located at the south of the island and dates from 1836. The lighthouse is the most important historic attraction on the island, being that it is the third-oldest Commonwealth lighthouse in Australia. Perched on some of the tallest cliffs in the southern hemisphere the lighthouse is a spectacular sight. It is 19 metres high with an elevation of 105 metres and a range of 26 nautical miles.

Labillardiere State Reserve
Located on South Bruny the State Reserve has been listed by the National Estate. Labillardiere has a diverse range of vegetation, including eucalypt woodland, scrub and heath, shrub land, hummock grassland, herbland and wildflowers

South Bruny National Park
South Bruny National Park offers stunning coastal views and lush rainforest. The abundant bird life offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching. There are several walks throughout the National Park and vary in difficulty from short walks suitable for all ages to full day walks for experienced walkers.

Getting There

Access to the island is by vehicular ferry departing from Kettering, which is only 37 km from Hobart via the A6. The trip takes 15 minutes and arrives at Roberts Point on North Bruny.

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