Bruny Island

Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Liquor Supplies Public Toilets Boat Ramp BBQ Picnic Area

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DISTANCES: Hobart to Kettering 34Km - then ferry to island

The Bruny D’Entrecasteaux Visitors Centre at Kettering welcomes visitor enquiries.

The honour of discovering the island goes to Abel Tasman who, in 1642, sheltered there but did not land. Bruny is almost two distinct islands, connected only by a narrow isthmus. North Bruny is open pastureland, lightly timbered, where as South Bruny is hilly and heavily timbered.

Other points of interest on South Bruny are the lighthouse, circa 1836, the second oldest in Australia, and the superb coastal scenery. Walking tracks from Adventure Bay and Lunawanna interlace the area around Mt. Mangana.

On North Bruny there are the remains of a convict built church (on private property near the airstrip), and the vault of William Lawrence (1839) at Barnes Bay.

At Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve visitors can view Fairy Penguins or Mutton birds returning to their burrows at dusk during their nesting seasons.

There are a number of accommodation and dining options on the Island.

A vehicular ferry operates frequently throughout the day linking Kettering with Roberts Point, North Bruny. The crossing takes approximately 15 minutes. Timetable and fares are in the Mercury newspaper each Friday or contact the Bruny D’Entrecasteaux Visitors Centre, Phone (03) 6267 4494.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Wine and cheese tastings and sales

Oyster farm door sales

Chocolate truffle and fudge sales

Boat (including kayaks and paddleboats) hire and cruises available

Bushwalks, beaches