Bruny Island Food & Mt Wellington Tour
MORNING TEA - Hotel Bruny Lunch - AFTERNOON TEA AND...Mt Wellington - Cascade Brewery - Sandy Bay - Taroona - Kettering - Bruny Island Oysters - Bruny Island Cheeses - Adventure Bay - Taroona - Sandy Bay - Back home to your accommodation
TOUR ITINERARY INCLUSIONS
- Tour Guide
- Pick up from your accommodation at 9:00am
- Complimentary bottled water
- Morning break: tea/coffee/fruit juice/soft drink
- Ferry trip to and from Bruny Island
- Fresh Bruny Oysters Tastings
- Bruny Island Cheeses Tastings
- Lunch: NOT INCLUDED
- Drop off back to your accommodation at approximately 5:00pm
HONDA ODYSSEY LUXURY
2 TO 6 Passengers + Tour Guide
Duration: approx: 8 hours
2 Passengers $ 275.00pp Minimum
3 Passengers $ 215.00pp
4 Passengers $ 185.00pp
5 Passengers $ 166.00pp
6 Passengers $ 150.00pp
Mount Wellington, also known as ‘Kunanyi’, the Aboriginal name given to the mountain by the traditional owners of the land. Mount Wellington is the backdrop to Hobart city, with breathtaking panoramic views of the city at 1271m above sea level. This perspective of Hobart includes the Derwent River, Storm Bay, surrounding suburbs and beaches. This is one of the most unique perspectives of Hobart to be enjoyed, from a ‘bird’s eye view’, perched high above the city.
We travel down the mountain to see the iconic Cascade Brewery standing in startling, gothic isolation next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery (1832). A great stop for a photo opportunity.
10:30am JACKMAN & McROSS Battery Point MORNING BREAK
Next we travel to the picturesque, historic suburb of Battery Point. Lovely modern Victorian decor awaits at
Jackman & McRoss, with a charming vibe and a great reputation for coffee pasties & savouries. Popular with locals and travellers alike for the very friendly service.
Included: Your choice of tea/coffee/fruit juice or soft drink as a morning refreshment.
If you are hungry and want a bite to eat before lunch this is the place to buy it…yum!
SANDY BAY TO TAROONA BEACH
We continue our tour travelling through one of Hobart’s prestigious suburbs of Sandy Bay, hosting waterfront views of the river Derwent and interesting harbour sights, the University of Tasmania and the well known Wrest Point Casino. We stop at Taroona Beach to take in the perspective of one of Hobart’s beautiful southern suburbs, with it’s fresh sea air, another great stop for a photo opportunity.
Next we have a short drive to the Shot Tower, which is a unique historic site nestled in Taroona. It is the only remaining circular sandstone shot tower in the world. It stands 48 metres tall and was built in 1870 for the purpose of producing lead shot. The top of the tower can be accessed via a 259 step circular staircase and offers spectacular views up, down and across the Derwent River. A great stop for a photo opportunity.
12:00pm BRUNY ISLAND FERRY
Our next port of call is to Kettering to access the Bruny Island vehicle ferry at 12:00pm, the Bruny Island Ferry (The Mirambeena) departs from Kettering, the ferry crossing takes 20 minutes and offers excellent views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel from the upper deck. The home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park, Bruny Island provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. Bruny is a great island for touring – drive north to the sheltered beaches of Dennes Point and Killora; head south to Adventure Bay, the Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Cloudy Bay, where there is a great surf break – breath taking!
BRUNY ISLAND CHESSES
We will stop at the well known Bruny Island Cheese Co. that was started by Nick Haddow, after he spent 10 years working with specialist cheese makers in many different countries around the world. He and his partner Leonie settled on Bruny Island in Southern Tasmania in 2001 to start making cheese for themselves. Nick is a traditionalist, who recognises that great cheese was made for centuries before modern technology played a role and believes passionately in the old way of making and maturing cheese. For him, cheese making is a pursuit of integrity and flavour.
The cheeses Bruny Island Cheese Co. make are very much the product of Nick’s travels and training throughout the great cheese producing regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK. They are the cheeses he loves to make and eat. Although Nick and his team are inspired by the artisan cheeses from their travels but they do not seek to copy them. Instead, he wants to make cheeses that are connected to their environment… cheeses with a distinctly Tasmanian character for all to enjoy.
GET SHUCKED Oyster Tasting
Get Shucked cultivates the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, which is native to the Pacific coast of Asia. Pacific oysters were first introduced to Tasmania in the 1940’s, and while they’re not native to Tasmania, they’re often sold as Tasmanian oysters. But don’t be duped! The true native Tasmanian oyster is called the Angasi. While you can eat Angasi oysters, they aren’t as delicious as their Pacific cousins, which is why you’ll rarely find them either farmed or on the menu.
HOTEL BRUNY LUNCH
Not Included: PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR MEALS
Our next luncheon stop will be Hotel Bruny where they are obsessed with fressness and their food is as local as they can possibly get where practical, everything is made there on the premises. Dave and Ross, local fisherman, fish exclusively off the south coast of Bruny Island, their regular hauls of trumpeter, trevally and calamari squid are delivered literally to their door….when they say ‘catch of the day’ they mean it! They use three Bruny Island oyster farms on Cloudy Bay lagoon, Great Bay & Adam’s Bay, where their oysters are grown for an average of eighteen months in some of the cleanest waters on the planet…their oysters are hand picked by Steve, delivered live and then shucked to order at the hotel.
- Tasmanian Crumbed Squid local calamari squid, flash fried w/ chips, salad & house made tartare
- Tasmanian Catch Of The Day beer battered, crumbed or grilled, caught in local waters w/ chips, salad & house made tartare
- Tasmanian Grilled Atlantic Salmon atlantic salmon (bruny island) w/ smashed pink eyes, greens & salsa verde
- Baked Vegetable Pie seasonal root vegetables in puff pastry with steamed greens & salsa verde
- Vegetable Linguini baby spinach, roasted red capsicum, honey brown mushrooms, cream, tomato & white wine
- Tasmanian Braised Shoulder of Lamb slow roasted in moo brew pale ale & bruny island honey w/ tassie pink eye potatoes & steamed vegetables
- Hotel Bruny Chicken Parma Tasmanian free range chicken breast, smoked leg ham, bruny island cheese, house made napoli sauce w/ chips and salad
- Tasmanian Scotch Fillet Steak 300g grass fed tassie beef, chips & salad or vegetables with honey brown mushroom or green peppercorn sauce
- Tasmanian Seafood Mixed Grill selection of char-grilled local seafoods w/ chips, salad & paprika mayo
- Tasmanian Fish Platter (for 2) Kilpatrick & natural oysters, bruny island smoked atlantic salmon, calamari squid, herb & parmesan crumbed tas scallops, battered & grilled local fish, w/ chips and salad
After lunch we travel to Adventure Bay which is a large eastern-facing bay on South Bruny. Adventure Bay is one of the main townships of Bruny Island. 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 1700’s.
BRUNY ISLAND FERRY
We travel back to the Bruny Island ferry at 4:00pm, crossing again takes 20 minutes and offers excellent views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel from the upper deck back to Kettering.
We travel back toward Hobart taking in the Channel’s townships of Snug and Margate, with their own special beauty, following the winding bends towards Taroona (with the option of some heritage photo opportunities) to Sandy Bay’s best Deli, ‘Lipscombe Larder’ where you will find a treasure trove of fine Tasmanian Food and Wines. You may like to purchase to enjoy later back at your accommodation (optional). We arrive back to your accommodation at approximately 6:00pm.
TOUR CAR – EXTRA FACILITIES
• First Aid Box
• Fire Extinguisher
• Current First Aid Certificate
- 1 Day Tour
- Activity Duration
- 9 hours
- Activity Location
- Hobart, Tasmania