Australia Travel

Boating Around Bruny Island

April 19, 2017
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Our trip to Tasmania has been nothing short of amazing so far, but just to make it even better we decided to head off and explore Bruny Island for the day. Bruny Island is located about a 30 min drive and 20 min ferry ride from Hobart. To get to Bruny Island you have to drive to Kettering to catch the ferry across the channel. I recommend getting there early or you may have to wait a while if your car doesn’t fit on the first ferry.

One of the main reasons we wanted to go to Bruny Island was to do the Bruny Island Cruise. We originally planned to do the full day tour from Hobart, but were deterred by the price and did not want to be restricted by the tours times. In the end we decided we would drive ourselves around Bruny Island and make our own way to Adventure Bay where our cruise would take place and then drive home. This would allow us more time to explore Hobart in the afternoon.

I am going to say that Bruny Island is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been and the color of the water was amazing. All the photos where we are on the cruise were taken with my new camera, which I talked about back in this post.

Like I always say the pictures speak for themselves!

The Neck, Bruny Island

Our first stop was ‘The Neck’

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Bruny Island Cruise from Adventure Bay

Our Bruny Island Cruise left at 11am and went for a full 2 hours. We were lucky that it was actually a warmer day, because the boat does get going pretty fast and the wind could have been really cold. You will see Pat and I wearing our very fashionable red jackets, these were basically big ponchos that kept us dry from the sea spray.

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Underwater Cave Creates Blow Hole

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Next Stop Antarctica

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Bruny Island Cheese Co. & Get Shucked Oysters

After an amazing boat tour around the South end of Bruny Island, Pat and I were both a little peckish and settled in for a delicious cheese board at Bruny Island Cheese Co. After we finished, Pat saw Get Shucked Oysters and being the oyster lover he is had to stop and get half a dozen.

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Bellies full we hoped back in our trusty rental and made our way back to the ferry to get back across the channel. Bruny Island is a fantastic place and I highly recommend anyone who is going to Hobart to try and visit Bruny Island you won’t regret it.

Up next adventures around Hobart!

XX Court

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  • Reply Linda Memphis April 19, 2017 at 8:46 am

    WOW! Stunning photographs that really capture the spirit of your day. I can’t get over how many gorgeous shades of blue are in those shots!!

  • Reply Mel April 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Gorgeous photos! Tasmania is so beautiful! Loved reading your post

  • Reply Ashley April 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Looks amazing! Super jealous and now I want to book a trip!

    • Reply Court April 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

      You should ! Tasmania is amazing!

  • Reply Amanda Appiagyei April 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Whoa, what a beautiful place. Lovely photos too x

    • Reply Court April 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Thank you Amanda!

  • Reply Dominique | Perchance to Cook April 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Oh wow thanks for transporting me to Tasmania for a few minutes. This looks amazing!

  • Reply Tracy April 20, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Wow! Amazing photos! I definitely need to put Bruny Island on my to see list when I go down to Tasmania!

  • Reply Nicole McMillen April 20, 2017 at 8:13 am

    What an amazing day!!!! And finishing it off with oysters and cheese is a fabulous idea, I may have been searching for the wine though… lol. Also, all I can think of is “I want to fish” so you have got me hooked on this adventure. (Yes that was a pun)

  • Reply Marlene April 20, 2017 at 8:17 am

    These are beautiful!! I have never in my life seen water that color blue before! And dolphins? I would have had a very rough time coming home from something that beautiful!

  • Reply Adrienne April 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

    So gorgeous! And omg 😲 dolphins!

  • Reply Shileen April 20, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Wow! Super enjoyed your post and all the beautiful pics. I especially liked the pics of the dolphins and the blow hole video!

  • Reply Kimberly April 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Loved the blow hole!

  • Reply Delphine April 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I’m planning yet another trip to Tasmania at the end of this year and I am very keen to include Bruny Island! I went to the Bay of Fires last time and it was awesome (see my blog post)!

    • Reply Court April 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      You should definitely try and go to Bruny Island it was great!

  • Reply Emma-Hope Newitt April 21, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Gorgeous photos and posts, looks like an amazing little adventure!

  • Reply Lauren April 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Great photos! Tasmania is so underrated, I really hope one day to go visit!

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