Bruny Island Map

Bruny Island is long and thin, running north to south down the coast of the area south of Hobart and forming the d’Entrecasteaux Channel between itself and the Tasmanian mainland. It can be reached by car ferry.

Bruny Island is a delightful day trip from Hobart, or visitors can opt to spend the night. With such proximity to the city, it’s hard to believe you can escape to such natural beauty so quickly. Foodies will be particularly enamored with Bruny Island, with plentiful options of delicious food and drink scattered throughout the island….cheese, oysters, chocolate, cider, honey, wine, beer, whisky…the list goes on and on! Come with an empty stomach and prepare to be satiated. Nature lovers will be captivated by the majestic beauty and unique wildlife.

Things to Look for in Bruny Island

An Island near an Island

Bruny Island provides a sheltered waterway between itself and the Mainland of Tasmania. Known to locals as “the Channel” area, it was named after its discoverer, Admiral Bruny d’Entrecasteaux. When driving from Hobart, take the A5 Southern Outlet road to Kingston, and then the B64 south to Kettering. At Kettering, turn left to the Marina. This road finishes at the ferry terminal. It takes about an hour to drive to Kettering.

Adventure Bay

When you get off the Ferry, take the B66 Bruny Island Main Road south and cross the narrow neck of land dividing the northern and southern sections of the Island. Make sure to take one of the walks up the sand dune lookouts on the Neck. This is an iconic view of Tassie and is a must-see on Bruny. These are most unusual and provide a great view of the beach. Watch for the sign to the turn out parking. Turn left onto Adventure Bay Road to visit the place where Captain William Bligh (yes, of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) called in in 1788. At the time he was in command of The Bounty – before the famous mutiny. The Bligh Museum at Adventure Bay is worth a look through.

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