Itineraries, Accommodation and Tours for Bruny Island Tasmania
Bruny Island is a long and thin island, stretching north to south down the southeast coast of Tasmania, forming the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, a naturally protected waterway.
Reached only by ferry, it is only 30 minutes drive from Hobart, but is a world unto itself.
Abel Tasman sailed past when he discovered Tasmania in 1642, but the first Europeans to come ashore arrived 131 years later in 1773, when Tobias Furneaux landed at Adventure Bay. > Full-Day Tour from Hobart
Captain Cook arrived four years later and carved “Cook 1777” in a tree that survived until being destroyed by a bushfire in 1905.
This historic graffiti is remembered today by a plaque at Adventure Bay. > Hotels in Bruny Island
In 1788 and 1792, Captain William Bligh (of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame) visited and planted apple trees, the descendants of which are said to be those you can see around Adventure Bay.
Born on the Island, Truganini is widely believed to be the last of the full blood Tasmanian Aboriginals.
Details on the history of Bruny and its native peoples can be found at the Bligh Museum at Adventure Bay.
Bruny Island Ferry
If visiting as a self drive, head south form Hobart to Kettering, then take the Ferry. Be sure to check the time crossings available each day.
More Information: > Ferry Timetable
Day Drive From Hobart
Have a look at our Day Drive from Hobart for a full directions Being an island, with less accommodation available, be sure to book ahead.
Bruny in a Day – Tour From Hobart
If you are not driving, you can easily visit the high points on a one day tour from Hobart. Tour includes the fabulous Adventure Boat Trip, as well as all major highlights.
Hotels and Accommodation on Bruny Island
There are different choices of accommodation the Island, many self contained. If you want to lose yourself at some isolated accommodation with great water views, there is no better place, Compare prices and features below and book ahead so you don’t miss out.
Map of Bruny Island: > Map of Bruny Island
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More Information: > Bruny Island – Wikipedia