To get to Bruny Island, drive 45 minutes from Hobart and catch the ferry from Kettering. Explore North Bruny at your own pace, stopping at the local cafes for a bite to eat or a coffee. If you’d like to do Bruny from the top to the bottom, make your way to Dennes Point – the northern-most township of Bruny Island. Take in the stunning water views and keep an eye out for friendly wildlife along the way, including some rare birds.
When you’re ready to head south, be sure to stop at the Neck and climb to the top of Truganini Lookout for spectacular panoramic views. Stop at the townships of Alonnah and Lunawanna and sample some of the island’s bounty from the local pubs, restaurants and vineyards.
Explore untouched forests and rugged coastlines in the South Bruny National Park, and perhaps camp the night at Cloudy Bay, listening to the sheer power of nature as you fall asleep. For a magical experience, visit the historic treasure, the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, at sunset or sunrise.
At Adventure Bay, walk the beach and keep an eye out for Bruny’s special white wallabies. To experience the rugged beauty of South Bruny from the water, embark upon a wilderness cruise. Make friends with some fur seals, dolphins, sea birds, and – if you’re really lucky – whales (in season, from around May to November).
Head back to the Neck at sunset and wait in excited anticipation for the fairy penguins to return to their nests.
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