About Bruny Island

Stunning Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premier island destination with a holiday adventure to suit everyone. With a permanent population of 800..there’s never a big crowd!

Only a casual 35 minute drive on the Southern Outlet from Hobart, and you’ll be on the ferry for a scenic 20 minute ride across the beautiful  D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

Home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park, you have your pick of wilderness experiences: cruises, walks, wildlife of all kinds.

Bruny Island is also home to stunningly beautiful food and wines.  You will find hand made fudge, chocolate, truffles, berries, award winning cheeses, smoked fish, honey, and fresh oysters and more.

If you are coming for a holiday in Hobart and Tasmania, you simply cannot afford to miss spending time on Bruny Island.

And don’t forget..if your after a local private tour (very flexible with any itinerary requests)..then we can easily arrange this. Advance Bookings required. Additional charges apply. Enquiries welcome.

Inside your Pod..you will find comprehensive info on the What/Where/How – on everything useful on Bruny.

Bruny Island Cruises

Bruny Island Cruises is the original and most famous of the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Operating since 1999, the company provides 3 hour wilderness cruises along the spectacular coastline of the South Bruny National Park.

You will cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’, enter sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’, a tall slender stack and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

45 minutes drive from your accommodation.
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Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Cape Bruny Lighthouse offers the southernmost Lighthouse tour in Australia. Heritage listed in 1836, Bruny Lighthouse towers 114m over dramatic clifftops.
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THE NECK LOOKOUT

Bruny Island Neck is an isthmus of land connecting north and south Bruny Island, southern Tasmania.

Boardwalks and viewing platforms enable you to observe short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins (also known as fairy penguins) which you can see returning to their burrows in the sand dunes at dusk in tight groups and the shearwaters gliding in from the sea. The best viewing period is during the warmer months—September to February.

Timber stairs lead from the dunes to the Neck lookout, offering stunning 360 degree views.

27 minutes drive from your accommodation.

BRUNY ISLAND HOTEL

Great local pub food and wines available here – lunch or dinner – open 7 days at Alonnah.

40 minutes drive from accommodation.
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BRUNY ISLAND CHEESE

Come in and taste beers and cheese, watch and have a chat with the clever makers whilst they work their magic.

Sit under the eucalypts and enjoy a cheese platter and one of their beers. Or coffee and cake. Or stay for a long, lazy lunch with a few of the locals.  Make sure you grab a loaf of organic wood-fired sourdough bread to enjoy with your cheese or a jar from our home-made range of relishes and preserves whilst sitting on the deck of your pod listening to the birds chatting about you.

20 minutes drive from  your accommodation.
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GET SHUCKED OYSTER FARM

Want to wrap your lips around an oyster that’s so fresh it’s like you’re being kissed by the ocean? Get on down to Bruny Island and drop into Get Shucked, a locally owned and operated oyster farm and bar.

Their oysters are harvested, shucked and plated up daily just for you! You’d be hard pressed to find a fresher oyster or a more authentic experience. Fuel for love!

20 minutes drive from  your accommodation.
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Bruny Island Premium Wines

Bruny Island Premium Wines (Australia’s most southern vineyard) have an excellent selection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines available from their cellar-door.
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BRUNY ISLAND GATEWAY CAFE

Grab a coffee or a snack at The Gateway Cafe whilst you wait for your ferry at the Kettering terminal ( otherwise grab a takeaway). Glorious views over the South Haven Marina.

Cafe open 8:30 – 4:00 -7 days   Tel: 03 6293 1148
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BLACK DEVIL CHERRIES

At the North Bruny ferry terminal when in season.

22 minutes drive from your accommodation.

JETTY CAFE

Local Cafe at Dennes Point, the Northern tip of Bruny Island producing local, seasonal and delicious food. All breads, cakes, breakfasts and lunches made on the premises.

It is also attached to the Art at the Point gallery.

20 minutes drive from  your accommodation.

Seasonal hours, please phone for details (03) 6260 6245

BRUNY ISLAND FERRY

Access to Bruny Island is by vehicle ferry. The Bruny Island Ferry, The Mirambeena, departs from Kettering, 40 minutes drive south of Hobart.

The Bruny Island Ferry crossing takes 20 minutes and offers excellent views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel from the upper deck. Keep an eye out for seals and dolphins from the upper deck. Tel: 03 6272 3277

22 minutes drive from  your accommodation.

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ADVENTURE BAY GENERAL STORE

Open Daily from 7am and closes about 7pm, according to season. A comprehensive general store with groceries, hardware, ATM and petrol. Agent for the Commonwealth Bank and Post Office Excellent takeaways. Friendly service by the owners Chris and Jill Weeding.

Tesla E.V. charging point.  How up to date is that?

Tel: 03 6293 1119

ALONNAH GENERAL STORE

Hot food, hamburgers, coffee, groceries, bait and more. The store has recently been upgraded and has extended hours during summer.

Tel: 03 6293 1584

39 minutes drive from accommodation.


This photo of Alonnah General Store is courtesy of TripAdvisor

BRUNY ISLAND TOWING

We hope you don’t get stuck anywhere, but if you do phone Tel: 03 6293 1108.