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Things To Do in Bruny Island

Bruny island offers many activities for everyone from adventure activities, surfing, fishing, sightseeing, beaches, local produce & culinary dining, arts and museums.

BEACHES

The Neck Reserve

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

The Neck is an important habitat for Bruny’s native wildlife, and here you’ll find the Neck Game Reserve. Boardwalks and viewing platforms enable you to observe short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins (also known as fairy penguins). You can see these remarkable birds returning to their burrows in the sand dunes at dusk—little penguins making their way up the beach in tight groups and the shearwaters gliding in from the sea. The Reserve has an interpretation board and during peak viewing times there is a Parks and Wildlife interpretation guide present at dusk. 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. You’ll find a memorial here to the indigenous Nuenonne people who lived on Lunnawannalonna (Bruny Island) before the European settlement of Bruny.

The Neck campground is just 20 metres from the beach and has several accessible, flat sites, car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. (brunyisland.org.au)

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Bruny Island Premium Wines & Restaurant

Come and enjoy the only premium wines produced on Bruny Island. They also make great cider. Serves delicious lunch and drinks, dinner only open on Friday & Saturday. The cellar door and the bar & grill are open 7 days from 11am to 5pm. Advance booking is advised, walk-ins also welcome.  Phone (03) 6293 1088. Address 4391 main rd, Lunnawanna.  Web brunyislandwine.com

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Hotel Bruny Restaurant, PUB & Bottle Shop

The only restaurant and Pub in Alonnah. A great place to wine and dine, there is also a bottle-shop with great weekly specials. Open every day from 11 am. Hotel Bruny Restaurant also serves kids menu and there is children space with plenty of toys to play with. Reservation in advance is advised. The takeaway menu also available.

Phone (03) 6293 1148;

Online reservation at hotelbruny.com

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Bruny Island Cafe

Check out this newest addition to Bruny Island, relax and enjoy the great views of the neck. This café not only serves great coffee and the variations of organic teas but delicious light meals and cakes. They also sell selection of local made souvenirs & preserves.  Bruny Island café is located on the main road of south Bruny- Island. Open at 8 am. Phone 0427 931 271

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Get Shucked Oyster Farm & Bar

Enjoy the fresh, delicious oysters at your home away from home. Get shucked Oysters has a ‘drive thru’ where you can purchase freshly shucked oysters to take-away or eat-in at the restaurant with a glass of Tassie’s finest vino, for a  true ‘oyster’ experience.

Open everyday from 9:30am – 5pm.

Phone: 04 3930 3597.

Address: 1735 Bruny Island Main Road, Great Bay. C

heck out oyster bar menu at getshucked.com.au

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Bruny Island Cheese & Beer.co

Bruny Island Cheese And Beer Co. at Great Bay makes artisan cheese, bread, and beer. Open everyday from 9.30am – 5pm. Online Shop available at the website.

Phone: 03 6260 6353.

Address: 1807 Main Road, Great Bay.

Web brunyislandcheese.com.au

ADVENTURES

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

A must visit on Bruny Island, the neck has breathtaking views of the middle of Bruny isthmus after walking up a series of steps, sometimes you will see those little penguins foot prints in the morning. Best to visit is on a nice clear day or after sunset for penguin watching. There is a penguin lookout point near the beach. The beach on the neck is spectacular, clear blue water and a great spot for an easy walk.

Another great sightseeing spot is Cape Bruny Lighthouse, it’s an inactive lighthouse located in the South Bruny National Park, about (26.4 km) 35-40 minutes drive from Alonnah. (Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the second oldest extant lighthouse tower in Australia. A setting that features an amazing landscape overseeing the imposing sea cliffs and experience the 360° view of the day and the magic sunset. No need to pre-book the lighthouse tour.

Cape Queen Elizabeth Walk

It’s great day walk of 12 km return. Offering different landscapes to discover and explore, stunning beaches, unique rock formations and many more. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, apply sunscreen bring a bottle of water, snacks and your smartphone/ camera.

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Fishing

Bruny Island offers great fishing spots for Tasmanian local Salmon, squid, flat head and all Tasmanian’s fish. Alonnah, Lunawanna or Adventure Bay jetty.

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Surfing

For surfing enthusiast, Bruny Island is a great place to explore surf. The Neck, Coal Point, The Cape Light House Beach, Cloudy Bay and Lagoon.

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Bushwalk

Experience 6km bush walk at FLUTED CAPE TRAIL IN ADVENTURE BAY, 20 minutes drive from Alonnah, the fluted cape circuit 3-hour3 hour return walk taking in crystal blue waters, exceptional coastal cliffs and abundant wildlife. The trail is steep in sections with some substantial climbing required to reach The Fluted Cape summit at 272m.

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Bruny Island Cruises

Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘breathing rock’. The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.

Phone (03) 6234 4270 between 7 am – 10 pm local time or book online www.brunycruises.com.au

BEACHES

Cape Queen Elizabeth

Cape Queen Elizabeth is located in the south eastern corner of North Bruny Island. The track commences by the main road a few hundred metres north of the airstrip. The northern end of Adventure Bay Beach is reached after an easy 30 minute walk. Immediately north when approaching the beach Mars Bluff appears on the left. An interesting formation which encroaches into the ocean blocking the way to the cape at high tide when the Bluff needs to be climbed. However, there is a conveniently located arch in the rock at high tide mark. This makes the beach access to Cape Queen Elizabeth by the beach route most of the time.

Miles Beach needs to be negotiated before picking up the track to the cape again. The day we visited we were only able to reach the northern end of the beach.

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The Lagoon

The Bruny Island walking tracks are known for it’s magnificent coastal views, rainforest, ferns, and extraordinary panoramic views. Amongst the lagoons, soaring sea-cliffs, coastal heathland, and 360° views are the natural wild-life and various species of birds. The walks vary form light pleasant terrains through to demanding and challenging climbs for the more adventurous.

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Adventure bay

Adventure Bay is a large eastern-facing bay on South Bruny. Adventure Bay is one of the main townships of Bruny Island. It is approximately 35 minutes drive from Roberts Point. Adventure Bay is the base of a number of the island’s main walks and a variety of tourist attractions. The Adventure Bay Beach is a popular spot for swimming as it is one of the more sheltered beaches on the island.

The area is also of cultural and historical significance with a decorated history. Adventure Bay was named after Captain Tobias Furneaux’s ship ‘The Adventure’ in 1773. The area was visited by Furneaux and also Captains Cook, Bligh, D’Entrecasteaux and Tobin in the 1700s. (brunyisland.org.au)

BEACHES

Lunawanna

Lunawanna is a small township on the western side of Bruny Island, Tasmania, facing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.It is named after part of the Tasmanian aboriginal name for Bruny Island, Lunawanna-alonnah, a nearby township about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to its north being named Alonnah.

Lunawanna is in the federal electorate of Franklin, the Tasmanian House of Assembly division of Franklin, and the Tasmanian Legislative Council division of Huon. The Bruny Island local council amalgamated with Kingborough council in 1994 and Lunawanna is located in the Kingborough Council local government area.

Lunawanna has a public toilet at the community hall, a jetty, and a post box. Bruny Island Premium Wines is located at Lunawanna. The closest food store, post office, and police station are located in Alonnah, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the north. The only petrol available on Bruny Island is at the Adventure Bay store, 19 kilometres (12 mi) away via Bruny Island Main Road.(wikipedia)

Jetty Cafe & General Store

Explore North Bruny Island to the sheltered beaches of Dennes Point and Killora and stop at Jetty Café for lunch. It’s about 40 km, 45 minutes drive from Alonnah or 26 minutes drive from Bruny Island Ferry terminal.

JETTY CAFÉ producing local, seasonal & delicious food. All bread, cakes, breakfasts, and lunches made on the premises using fresh seasonal produce and fresh fish.

Open from 9 am – 4 pm Thursday – Tuesday.

Closed Wednesday. Phone (03) 6260 6245.

Address: 18 Main Road Dennes Point.

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Bruny Island Berry Farm

Also located in Adventure Bay,  4,8 km away from HIBA, take another 6 minutes drive and enjoy your own berry picking, a light lunch. Indulge in Tassie’s best ice cream with berry deserts and enjoy the magnificent view. Open 10 am – 5 pm. Phone (03) 6293 1055. Address 550 adventure bay road.

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Bruny Island House of Whiskey

An exceptional representation of purely Tasmanian single malt whiskies, all on tasting. Home of trappers hut 15 year old single cask release. Offer 65 different representations on tasting, also a selection of Tassie gins!! It’s located closer to Bruny Island Ferry about 3.5 km away.

Phone (03) 6260 6344. Address: 360 Lennon Rd.
Web: tasmanianhouseofwhisky.com.au

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Bruny Island Honey

A must try this local produce of Bruny Island Honey, it’s purely natural 100% of Tasmanian honey. Selection of Leatherwood, Blue gum, Manuka honey and more. Ranging from $4 – $55. It’s located on Great Bay, closer to The House of Whiskey and Bruny Ferry station.

Opening hours October to April, 9am-5pm, May to September, 10am-4pm.

Address: 2184 Main Road, Great Bay

Phone (03) 6266 0342.

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