- 1 Do you need to book the Bruny Island ferry?
- 2 Is Bruny Island worth?
- 3 Can you stay on Bruny Island?
- 4 How long do you need on Bruny Island?
- 5 How much does the Bruny Island ferry cost?
- 6 How do you spend a day on Bruny Island?
- 7 Are there snakes on Bruny Island?
- 8 How many cars does the Bruny Island ferry take?
- 9 Do you need a 4wd for Bruny Island?
- 10 Is there phone reception on Bruny Island?
- 11 What is the population of Bruny Island?
- 12 Can you take a campervan to Bruny Island?
- 13 Can you take rental cars to Bruny Island?
- 14 How often does the Bruny Island ferry run?
- 15 Where are the white Wallabies on Bruny Island?
Do you need to book the Bruny Island ferry?
Travel with SeaLink to Bruny Island. Passengers travel free of charge and there is no requirement to book on a set ferry departure.
Is Bruny Island worth?
It is a very scenic drive to get here, taking approximately 45 minutes from The Neck. As you approach Cape Bruny, you really start to feel like you are out on your own. Windswept coastlines, wild birds, rolling hills, and wide beaches… this is a beautiful spot that is definitely worth visiting.
Can you stay on Bruny Island?
There are lots of places to stay with accommodation ranging from friendly campsites to luxury beachfront retreats. Bruny Island is accessed via a 20-min crossing on vehicular ferry from Kettering, around a 35-min drive south of Hobart. The service runs seven days a week.
How long do you need on Bruny Island?
We recommend that you spend at least 2-3 days and if you can a week will give you time to unwind and appreciate how special Bruny Island really is.
How much does the Bruny Island ferry cost?
|Passenger Type||Light Fare||Standard Fare|
|Motorbikes & bicycles||$6.00||$6.00|
|Vehicle length less than 6 metres||$32.20||$38.00|
|Vehicle length 6 – 10 metres||$53.80||$65.00|
|Vehicle length 10.1 – 15 metres||$74.50||$90.00|
How do you spend a day on Bruny Island?
Things to do
- Indulge in good eats and spirits around the island.
- Explore the local shops and stock up on supplies for the day.
- Enjoy the views of the Derwent River and Storm Bay.
- Learn a bit of history at The Bruny Island Bligh Museum.
- Take in the view at Cloudy Bay Lagoon and Bruny Island Lighthouse.
Are there snakes on Bruny Island?
Little penguins (Eudyptula minor) and hooded plovers (Thinornis rubicollis) also breed along the coast. Reptiles recorded include the tiger snake (Notechis scutatus), lowland copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) and white-lipped snake (Drysdalia coronoides).
How many cars does the Bruny Island ferry take?
The main ferry is 2 story and can take around 40 plus cars. The Bowen is one level and only in use over Easter and can approx 20. if you are heading over to Bruny get there 30 min before and you have more of a chance of going over first time.
Do you need a 4wd for Bruny Island?
South Bruny Island National Park Four Wheel Drive Track
Please note that four-wheel driving is only allowed on the beach at Cloudy Bay at low tide to the camping area and all drivers must stay above the high tide mark to protect the fragile island environment.
Is there phone reception on Bruny Island?
Mobile phone coverage on Bruny Island is often patchy and unpredictable. A new Optus phone tower at Adventure Bay has increased coverage for those on that network. There is also a payphone outside the Adventure Bay General Store.
What is the population of Bruny Island?
The permanent population of the island, which lies off Tasmania’s south-east, numbers just 800, but each year an estimated 150,000 visitors make the short ferry ride from mainland Tasmania to visit.
Can you take a campervan to Bruny Island?
The ferry is able to transport cars, motorhomes, camper trailers and caravans. Bruny Island lies just off Tasmania’s south-east coast and is accessed by a 20-minute crossing of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel on the Mirambeenaferry from Kettering, 40 km south of Hobart. Bookings are not required.
Can you take rental cars to Bruny Island?
Much of Bruny Island is gravel road. You will not be permitted to take your rental car off sealed roads, meaning you will not be able to access more remote, north parts of the island.
How often does the Bruny Island ferry run?
Our ferries operate 365 days a year.
Where are the white Wallabies on Bruny Island?
Adventure Bay on Bruny Island is the where you are most likely to see a white wallaby in the wild. Bruny Island is easily accessible from Hobart. It’s a quick 33 kilometres and 34-minute drive down to the south coast town of Kettering.