Things to do in Bruny Island

Top Things to Do in Bruny Island, Tasmania - Bruny Island Attractions

Things to Do in Bruny Island

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  • Blahblahteacher
    461 contributions
    This is a must do when visiting Tasmania. Scenic landscapes and waterscapes. We rented a car while in Tasmania which was more affordable then booking tours. We saw an array of water fowl , wallaby’s , quolls , ALBINO wallaby’s too. We visited the penguin rookery , adventure Bay and watched the sun set at Cape Bruny Island. Just a spectacular experience
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    Stopped at the carpark so that our tour group could view the isthmus or climb to the lookout. Climbed to the first platform and enjoyed the views, nice beach on one side, the road on the other. All birdlife must have been at sea, not even a gull hovering.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Crofton M
    Airlie Beach, Australia1,941 contributions
    The roads are through uncleared bush, whilst the shorelines vary from long sandy beaches to towering ancient dolorite cliffs. Monument rock, south of Adventure Bay is accompanied with dozens of natural caves.
    Written 2 April 2021
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  • Steven P
    Hobart, Australia16 contributions
    An easy lightly undulating and winding trail leads to Cape Queen Elizabeth. Magical views south to the Neck (Isthmus), Adventure Bay and out over Storm Bay. The escarpment to the North of the cape is rocky with sandy inlets. Easily accessible at low tide, by caverns eroded out by sea action - enticing yo on. About a 3 hr easy walk, there and back. I did it in socks and crocks - ha.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Kasia
    Launceston, Australia87 contributions
    Visiting the Quarantine Station was an interesting look at our history, and has particular relevance with the recent outbreak of covid in the world. 100 years ago, the 'spanish' flu was raging through the world, and places such as this Quarantine Station screened travellers from overseas, including sailors, passengers from ships, returning soldiers from World War I. Back then masks and protective clothing had to be worn by medical staff (not lightweight and disposable as today, but heavy cotton that had to be sent to the laundry for cleansing). All those who complained about having to endure the restrictions of the covid outbreak, need to look at what happened back in 1919, and how the people at the frontline, citizens, and returning soldiers, just 'got on with it'! And also remember, back then, infection control was quite primitive, and there was no opportunity to get a vaccine. Visiting the Quarantine Station is an absolute necessity to get a 'reality check'
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Gunnamattafamily
    Melbourne, Australia67 contributions
    Excellent walk with amazing views. Definitely one direction is more difficult than the other - but a good sense of satisfaction and worth the effort to get to the top. Path easy to follow.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Munro1984
    Melbourne187 contributions
    A good walk with some nice scenery and a couple of lovely beaches. The most annoying part was finding out that the walk was 4 km longer than listed.
    Written 6 January 2021
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  • Peter
    Sydney, Australia21 contributions
    This walk was great...once we found it. As elsewhere on Bruny Island the signposting for most of the trails is abysmal.

    The walk along Cloudy Bay beach is lovely, the sand is firm and you'll see a lot of birds along there. Be aware that 4WDs use it as well.

    The trick is that when you reach the end of the beach do NOT go up to the camp ground. That just adds extra time and confusion. Instead, keep along the beach until you arrive at the final little stream flowing into the sea. There you cross over the little stream and up to the actual track.

    Though heavily overgrown in places the track is easy enough to follow. Watch out for snakes as they like to bask on the sand paths, but you can usually see them well in advance.

    The path is easily followed, but your end goal is not visible. You are always thinking it's just around the next bend, at the next rise, over the next hill. The path itself is very long and towards the end the undergrowth is quite thick in places. There is also no real sign of where the track ends so you have to follow your gut to get to some open clearings with the best view.

    The walk back is mostly downhill and on more secure footing. Overall a great experience, but be prepared for a good 14km or so walk including the beach!
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • DrOpp
    Sydney, Australia133 contributions
    Came here for a late lunch. Unfriendly, unhelpful staff who did not look like they wanted to be there. Both Toilets closed for maintenance, although the sign looked permanent enough that this may have been the case for a while. Ordered a quiche with salad, but they had run out of salad, so they knocked a whole 50c off the price for what was now a very sorry looking (and small) thing.
    But the kids did like their smoothies.
    Only a very small number of berry bushes available to be picked (for an expensive price) so we did not bother.
    Very underwhelmed (would have given 2 stars except for the smoothies)
    Written 9 January 2019
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  • WaspVan
    Picton, New Zealand106 contributions
    Came here on a whim and discovered the most beautiful garden in park like surrounds with rare trees that came from all over the world. The owners are artists and the garden showcases their sculptures. For a small fee you get a tour of the gardens. The next time we are here, we’ll bring our own picnic rug and basket of food to sit under some of the most gorgeous trees
    Written 24 December 2019
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  • KCS
    Stanley, Australia2 contributions
    We booked a private tour the day prior and were impressed that they accommodated us, impressed by our guide Boro’s intimate knowledge of the plants, families of plants and local flora and fauna. It’s a must see to view and learn more about the ancient origins of our Australian plants and the connections between plants across what are now vastly separated continents.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • CodyMav
    Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
    This narrow reserve is foremost a huge Little Penguin rookery. A medium sized carpark gives access to this boardwalked area, with stairs to the lookout
    Written 19 July 2021
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  • Auscoach
    Brisbane, Australia689 contributions
    So again you walk hard over some slippery tracks that make life adventurous to finally get to a waterfall. Not a big waterfall not a broad waterfall but a run of the mill small waterfalls. There is much better in TAS especially around Cradle Mountain. If you must walk to a waterfall then this is a destination but really is it worth it?
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • JackoMiddlesbrough
    Newton Aycliffe, UK889 contributions
    Rough, muddy road with only brief views, but some nice birdlife about and we managed to spot an Echidna by the side of the road.
    Written 4 April 2019
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  • Deborah B
    Cairns, Australia10 contributions
    We had a beautiful dinner Saturday night. I had the 24 hour cooked lamb, served with honey roast carrot and local pink eye potatoes, pairing it with their own Pinot noir. For dessert I had crème brûlée made with cinnamon and local honey. Everything beautifully cooked and presented. All tasted divine.

    My fellow diner had an entree of scallops with crispy skin pork belly, the special fish (Trevalla) served with compressed watermelon and asparagus for main, and the special dessert of Christmas bread and butter pudding. Loved it all.

    The service was excellent from our food waiter and drinks waiter. Staff knowledgeable about the wines and good at sharing that knowledge. Chef came out for a chat at the end of the evening to ask about our meals. Everyone very friendly and approachable.
    Written 1 May 2022
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