Bruny Island

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.

Bruny Island Tasmania Isthmus Adventure BayAbel 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.

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Bruny Island Tasmania Bruny Island FerryMore 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 Island Day Drive from Hobart

Bruny Island Lighthouse Tasmania

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.

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Bruny Island Tasmania Adventure Cruise

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.

Hotels in Bruny Island

Bruny Island Tasmania Hotels and Accommodation

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