Bruny Island Tasmania
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Bruny Island. Tasmanian & Fishing Adventures
Bruny Island. Tasmanian & Fishing Adventures
Stripey Trumeter. Warren Steptoe, Tourism TAS
Stripey Trumeter. Warren Steptoe, Tourism TAS
Bruny Island Cheese Company. Rob Brunett
Bruny Island Cheese Company. Rob Brunett
The Neck Tour. Joe Shemesh, Tourism Tasmania
The Neck Tour. Joe Shemesh, Tourism Tasmania
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Glen Gibson
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Glen Gibson
Little Penguins. Chris Bell, Tourism TAS
Little Penguins. Chris Bell, Tourism TAS
White Wallaby. Bill Bachman, Tourism TAS
White Wallaby. Bill Bachman, Tourism TAS
Australian Fur Seals. Photo Glenn Gibson
Australian Fur Seals. Photo Glenn Gibson

Bruny Island Information

Bruny Island in one of Tasmania’s most popular holiday destinations with the island featuring some of Australia’s most wonderful natural wonders with surf beaches, national parks and historic sites.

The Island is named after the French explorer Bruni d’Entrecasteaux who explored the Channel and first recognised it as an island in 1792.

The island is around 362 square kilometres in size and is divided into the North and South Island with several bays providing the perfect seaside holiday. The narrow divide separating the north and south is known as “The Neck” and one of the biggest drawcards to the island. The Neck is fabulous for scenery but more importantly one of the most significant habitats for birds and fairy penguins that live and breed on the island.

On the North side of the island the main towns include Dennes Bay and Great Bay. The main townships of South Bruny Island are Alonnah, Adventure Bay and Lunawanna with each providing different scenery and attractions for visitors. There are several cruises and wildlife adventure tours on the island with all providing a different experience to leave memories that will last a lifetime.

As many come to marvel the nature and beach lifestyle an attraction not to miss seeing is the Cape Bruny Lighthouse that lies in Cloudy Bay on the southern end of Bruny Island. Often missed as a thing to see by visitors the lighthouse was the third ever built lighthouse in Tasmania back in 1838. Cloudy Bay also provides the perfect surf breaks for any avid surfer and every year the Bruny Island Surf Classic is held here in January.

To get to Bruny Island the best way is to travel the Bruny Island Ferry that departs from Kettering. The ferry takes 20 minutes to travel to the island and is happy to take your car or vehicle to make things easy on your holiday.

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The Neck, Bruny Island. Photo Geoff Murray, Tourism Tasmania
The Neck, Bruny Island. Photo Geoff Murray, Tourism Tasmania
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Bruny Island, Tim Dub Tourism Tasmania
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Bruny Island, Tim Dub Tourism Tasmania