Bruny Island is the place for the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. On land, you venture into the wilderness on one of the many bushwalks. At sea, you can explore the magnificent coastline of the island.
South Bruny National Park covers the coastline and some of the hinterland between Fluted Cape and the southern part of Great Taylors Bay.
Bruny Island Cruises, run by local man Robert Pennicott, is committed to coastal conservation and part of the ticket price is donated to the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service.
Eco-cruises follow Bruny's coastline from Adventure Bay, south to The Friars and along the edge of the South Bruny National Park. The multi-award-winning three-hour eco-adventure cruise goes through some of Tasmania's unspoilt coastline in a safe, fast and comfortable boat.
You will see stunning natural cliff formations, Breathing Rock, the towering Monument and lush emerald forests. There are Jurassic dolomites, rock columns, caves and blowholes. Fluted Cape, a cliff formation, is 272m high.
There's abundant marine and bird life and always the chance to see fur seals, dolphins, albatross, sea eagles and shearwater. During October and November, migrating whales enjoy the waters around the island.
South Bruny National Park is accessible only by boat. There are no roads or walking tracks.
When you're through with boating and exploring, Bruny has excellent restaurants and cafes, and you will be tempted by handmade fudge, chocolate, truffles, berries, cheeses and oysters. It's also home to Australia's southern-most vineyard.
Bruny Island in Tasmania's southern ocean.
Bruny Island Cruises' three-hour cruises operate between 11am and 2pm every day. They cost $100 for adults, $55 for children three to 16 years of age and $300 for a family of two adults and up to three children. They run between September 1 and June 30.
Virgin Blue has flights to Hobart.
One-way fares from:
- Melbourne $75
- Sydney $99
- Adelaide $129
- Canberra and Brisbane $169
- Perth $290
- Darwin $320
There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares quoted are one-way booked on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are subject to change.
Prices correct at November 5, 2009.
For further information
Ph: 136 789
Bruny Island Cruises
915 Adventure Bay Road
Adventure Bay 7150
Ph: (03) 6293 1465
Fax: (03) 6293 1465