Bruny Island Neck is an isthmus of land which connects north and south Bruny Island in southern Tasmania. Bruny Island itself is Tasmania’s fourth largest island and a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. Jaw-dropping, 360 views from the Neck amaze visitors and thrill photographers from around the globe.
279 timber steps lead the way to the Neck lookout, where you’ll observe not just the incredible surroundings, but in the warmer months of September to February you can catch views of native wildlife. The Neck is an important habitat for Short-tailed Shearwaters and tiny penguins, and at dusk during these warmer months you can witness them returning to their burrows in the sand dunes. During these peak times there is a Parks and Wildlife interpretation guide available at dusk. At other times visitors can learn more from the interpretation board present. In addition to the steps there is a timber walkway which crossed the Neck to the beach on the other side. Be
careful to stay on the boardwalk so as not to disturb the local wildlife.
Also at the Neck you’ll find a monument commemorating the Aboriginal woman, Truganini. This memorial is dedicated to the Nuenonne tribe and Truganini, who inhabited Lunnawannalonna (Bruny Island) before the European settlement. Truganini was the daughter of the chief of the Bruny Island people and worked tirelessly in her life to unite the indigenous communities of Tasmania.
Bruny Island is just 40 kilometers from Hobart and is accessible via passenger-vehicle ferry from Kettering. With many places to visit and sights to see, Bruny Island is worth a full day trip or more. Image Credit: Julia Smith
A campground just 20 metres from the beach has a car park, picnic facilities, and toilets.