Day trip to Bruny Island

Day trip to Bruny Island

Bruny Island is a paradise for produce and nature lovers, and a great day trip from Hobart. There is a lot to do, and if you want to see and do everything it is best to stay over night and spend 2 days there. However, if you only have 1 day, you can definitely see a lot of what Bruny has to offer. Here is an itinerary which you can comfortably fit into an 8hr day.

How to get there

Drive 45 mins south of Hobart to reach the small town of Kettering, where the car ferry leaves from.  The ferry takes 30 mins or so and you see some beautiful views on the way.

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View from Bruny Island ferry

What to do

Bruny Island House of Whisky

From the ferry, head down the main road to your first stop, the House of Whisky. Here you can experience an extensive list of whisky tasting and food pairing.

Oyster Farm

From here, the next stop is Get Shucked Oyster Farm and Bar. Here you can enjoy a delicious range of fresh oysters. If you are not an oyster expert, never fear, as there are many different flavours and sizes to try.

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Get Shucked Oyster Farm

Once you’ve eaten, take a stroll across the road to the tranquil beach.

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Bruny Island Cheese Company

Just a little further down the road, you will come to Bruny Island Cheese Company. Here you can enjoy a full range of incredible cheese tastings, a cellar door and lunch at their beautiful cafe.

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Cheese tastings at Bruny Island Cheese Company 

The Neck lookout

From here, you cross from North to South Bruny Island via a narrow stretch of gravel road, called “The Neck”. It is well worth climbing the stairs to reach this viewpoint to see the captivating view of either side of Bruny Island.

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The Neck lookout

Bruny Island Premium Wines

Once you’re in South Bruny, take a right at the T-intersection to discover the west coast. After a short drive along gravel road you will get to Bruny Island Premium Wines, a beautiful winery and restaurant that showcases all of the produce Bruny has to offer.

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Lunch at Bruny Island Premium Wines

South Bruny National Park

From the winery, keep driving to South Bruny National Park. Here you can visit Cape Bruny Lighthouse and explore the coastline on some nature walks.

Adventure Bay

If time permits, drive back up to the T-intersection and explore the east coast of South Bruny. Here you will reach Adventure Bay, a beautiful bay with stunning views back towards North Bruny. From here you can do the Fluted Cape walk. It will take about 2.5 hrs return and exposes the high sea cliffs of the coast.

Bruny Island cruise

If your pocket can allow it, I would highly recommend the Bruny Island Cruise. It is a spectacular 3hr wilderness cruise which explores the coastline of the island and wildlife such as whales and dolphins. It was the winner of Australia’s best tourist attraction a few years in a row.

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