BRUNY ISLAND is a beautiful island in the south east of Tasmania. The attractions include beautiful beaches, forests, wildlife, spectacular cliffs, a light house and sea caves. You will need to do a boat tour to see the cliffs and sea caves. There are some facilities at Adventure Bay and there is some accommodation on Bruny Island.
You can only reach Bruny Island via a car ferry from KETTERING. This town is located south of Hobart and east of Huonville. Calculating any journey must take into account the waiting and crossing time of the car ferry.
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FACILITIES: There are shops, cafes and a petrol pump at both Kettering and at Adventure Bay on Bruny Island. There is much accommodation at both KETTERING and on BRUNY ISLAND.
TOURIST information is located at 81 Ferry Road, Kettering. The telephone is (03) 6267 4494 or www.brunyisland.org.au
BRUNY ISLAND FERRY telephone (03) 6272 2322
BRUNY ISLAND CRUISES telephone (03) 6293 1465 or contact www.brunycruises.com.au
BRUNY ISLAND SAFARIS offers tours. Telephone (04) 3749 9795 or 0437 499 795
BRUNY ISLAND TRAVELLER guide service telephone (03) 6234 4270 or www.brunyislandtraveller.com.au
CAMPING at BRUNY ISLAND telephone (03) 6297 8290 or 0439 978 290
KETTERING GUIDED TOURS telephone (03) 6267 4494
SIGHTS: Bruny Island is really 2 islands joined by a narrow neck. Both have beautiful beaches and walks. Accommodation on Bruny is expensive, so if you are only going for a day visit, consider seeking accommodation at KETTERING or HUONVILLE or HOBART.
Bruny Island has many small holiday settlements and many small boats moor at them. Access to Bruny Island is via the car ferry from the nearby port of Kettering. The sights of Bruny Island include:
BERRY FARM at 526 Adventure Bay Rd, Adventure Bay, telephone (03) 6293 1055 or 0417 313 850
PENGUIN ROOKERY on the Neck, telephone (03) 6293 1419
ADVENTURE BAY beach in south Bruny,
BLIGH MUSEUM at 876 Main Rd, Adventure Bay, telephone (03) 6293 1117 or 0407 689 877
CRUISE boats run from Adventure Bay.
JETTY BEACH is further south.
LIGHTHOUSE is near Jetty Beach.
BREATHING ROCK is a spectacular spray cave on South Bruny
ROUTE: From HUONVILLE drive east on B68 via CYGNET and you will reach Kettering.
From Kingston drive south for an hour on B68 to reach Kettering.
Access to Bruny is via a car ferry from Kettering. It usually runs on the hour, but you can check its availability by ringing (03) 6267 4494 or www.brunyisland.org.au
On Bruny Island the only made road is B66, which traverses the island from the north to the south. It goes to all the major tourist destinations. The other roads are gravel. There is a light plane airstrip on North Bruny Island.
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1/ Kettering is in south east Tasmania. It is the transit point to Bruny Island. This photo shows the Kettering Marina, which moors a large number of small boats.
2/ This photo shows the jetty at the Kettering Marina.
3/ The waters were still on the day of my visit to Kettering.
4/ These two kayaks were enjoying the Kettering harbour.
5/ The photo shows the Bruny Island ferry approaching Kettering. The crane is needed to raise the ramp to fit the cars into the two separate decks of the ferry.
1/ Bruny Island is a beautiful island in south east Tasmania. It is really two islands joined by a spit. This photo is looking south at the penguin rookery on the spit and beyond it to South Bruny Island.
2/ This photo looks west from the Rookery across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
3/ This photo is looking north from Adventure Bay to North Bruny Island.
4/ This photo is looking to the east across Adventure Bay.
5/ These little rock cairns at Adventure Bay were made by passing tourists.
6/ There are many small bays on Bruny Island.
7/ This is a small lagoon near Adventure Bay on South Bruny Island.
8/ This is looking north across Adventure Bay from South Bruny Island.
9/ This is looking across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
10/ This shows another view across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel from South Bruny Island.