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’
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.
Underwater Cave Creates Blow Hole
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.
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!