THINGS TO DO ON BRUNY ISLAND

SIGHTSEEING & ADVENTURES

Bruny Island offers something for everyone from adventure activities, surfing, sightseeing, beaches, local produce & dining, arts and museums and much more.

The Neck / Truganini Lookout And Penguin Watching

A must visit in Bruny Island, the neck has breathtaking views of the middle of Bruny isthmus  after walking up a series of steps, sometimes you will see those little penguins foot prints in the morning. Best to visit is in a nice clear day or after sunset for penguin watching. There is a penguin lookout point near the beach. The beach on the neck is spectacular, clear blue water and great spot for an easy walk.

Bruny Island Cruises

Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘breathing rock’. The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.

Phone (03) 6234 4270. Book online www.brunycruises.com.au

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

It’s an inactive lighthouse located in the South Bruny National Park, about (26.4 km) 35-40 minutes drive from Mandala. (Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the second oldest extant lighthouse tower in Australia. A setting that features an amazing landscape overseeing the imposing sea cliffs, experience the 360° view of the day and the magic sunset. No need to pre-book the lighthouse tour.

Island Scenic Flight Tour

Experience of the unique and beautiful land of Bruny Island and surrounding areas from a bird’s eye view. Island Scenic Flights is the only carrier based at the Bruny Island Airport. Flights around South Bruny Island start from $175 per person (minimum 2 people). Call: (airfield office): (03) 6293 1448 mobile: 0428 293 272
Address: 2179 Bruny Island Main Road.

Inala Nature Tour

Birding and wildlife tour on Bruny Island. Visit the 5 acres of Jurassic Garden and the Nature Museum (tours offer between one hour, 3 hours tour, half day or full day/evening tours.

Phone (03) 6293 1217 Web: www.inalanaturetours.com.au

Fishing & Surfing

Bruny Island offers great fishing spots for Tasmanian local Salmon, squid, flat head and all Tasmanian’s fish. Closest at Alonnah jetty or drive another 10 minutes to Lunawanna jetty, more to Adventure Bay jetty.

For surfing enthusiast, Bruny Island is a great place to explore surf. The Neck, Coal Point, The Cape Light House Beach, Cloudy Bay and Lagoon.

NATIONAL PARKS & BUSHWALKS

Short Walk at Alonnah – Dray track/Sheepwash bay track, easy walk 3 km return

Medium walks:

  • Mavista Nature Walk, 30 – 40 minutes return (located at Adventure Bay via Lockleys Road)
  • Truganini look out / Neck lookout (10 km long neck beach)
  • Grass Point at Adventure Bay road (1.5 hours return)
  • Luggaboine Circuit (1.5 hours circuit) start from light house jetty beach camping area.

Long walks:

  • Fluted Cape trail in Adventure Bay, 2.5 hours returns
  • Cape Queen Elizabeth, 12 km return, moderate to hard walks.
  • East Cloudy Bay Head track, 12 km return about 4 hours walk (suggested for amateur adventures)
  • Labillardiere Peninsula Circuit, 14 km circuit, about 5-6 hours walk. Starts from Old Jetty Road, just before Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

CAFES & RESTAURANTS

Hotel Bruny Bar & Bistro & Bottle Shop

The closest restaurant from Mandala and its 2.5 km or 25 minutes walk via Alonnah track or 2 minutes drive. A great place for family with children to dine. There is also a bottle-shop with great weekly specials. Open every day from 12PM.

Reservation in advance is advised. Takeaway available.

Phone (03) 6293 1148.

Bruny Island Premium Wines & Restaurant

Come and enjoy the only premium wines produced in bruny island. 10 minuted drive from mandala house (6.6 km), the wines are proudly grown, made and bottled by hand.(??? not sure) also brewing cider. Serves lunch and drinks, dinner only on Friday & Saturday. The cellar door and the bar & grill are open 7 days from 11am to 5pm. Advance booking is advised, walk-ins also welcome. Call 03 62931088, Address: 4391 main rd, Lunawanna, bruny island, web http://www.brunyislandwine.com

The Lunawanna Store

Located at the corner of Cloudy bay Road and Main road Bruny Island.

Offers great coffee, hot chocolate, specialty teas and selections of cold drinks, also offer hot chips and selection if vegetarian pies and sausage rolls. Open from Thursday – Sunday 8:30 am – 3pm (may subject to change)

Bruny Island Cruises & Seafood Restaurant

Located in Adventure Bay. Serving seafood, hot & cold drinks and ice creams. Open only for lunch, opening hours vary. Phone (03) 6293 1465

Bruny Island Berry Farm

Located on the way to Adventure Bay, 16 minutes drive from Mandala. Enjoy berry picking, and a light lunch. Indulge in tassies best ice cream with berry deserts. Sit, relax and enjoy the magnificent view. Open 10 am – 5 pm, call (03) 62931055 address 550 adventure bay road, Bruny Island http://www.brunyislandberryfarm.com.au

Bruny Island Cheese & Beer .Co

Bruny Island Cheese And Beer Co. makes artisan Cheese, bread, and beer all here on Bruny Island . Open everyday from 9.30am until 5pm. Online Shop available at the website. Located about 20 minutes drive from Mandala towards the ferry or 15 minutes drive from the ferry. Call 03 6260 6353, address; 1807 Main Road, Great Bay. Web brunyislandcheese.com.au

Get Shucked Oyster Farm & Bar

Enjoy the freshest goodness of fresh oysters at your home away from home. There is a ‘drive- thru’ where you can purchase boxes of freshly shucked oysters to go. Or for the ultimate oys- ter experience eat-in at the restaurant with a glass of tassie’s finest vino. open everyday from 9:30am – 5pm. Call 0439303597. Adress: 1735 bruny island main road, great bay. Check out oyster bar menu http://www.getshucked.com.au/sites/default/files/attachments/oyster_bar_- menu.pdf

Bruny Island House of Whiskey

An exceptional representation of purely tasmanian single malt whiskys, all on tasting. 
Home of trappers hut 15 year old single cask release. Offer 65 different representations on tasting, also a large selection of tassie gins!! It’s located within 3,5 km from bruny island fer- ry and take about 32 minutes (34km) from mandala house.

Address: 360 lennon rd, bruny island call (03) 6260 6344 http://www.tasmanianhouseofwhisky.com.au/

Bruny Island Honey

A must try this local produce of Bruny Island Honey, it’s purely natural 100% of Tasmanian honey. Selection of leatherwood honey, blue gum, manuka and more ranging from $4 – $55. Opening hours October to April, 9am-5pm, May to September, 10am-4pm call (03) 6266 0342, Store Address 2184 Main Road Great Bay.

Bruny Island Bowls Club At Adventure Bay

Located in Adventure Bay. Serving seafood, hot & cold drinks and ice creams. Open only for lunch, opening hours vary. Phone (03) 6293 1465

ARTS & MUSEUM

Bruny island offers something for everyone from adventure activities, surfing, sightseeing, beaches, local produce & culinary dining, arts and museums and much more.

The Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration

876 adventure bay road, adventure bay,
Opening hours: daily 10 am to 4 pm except christmas day and good friday or by arrangement. Small admission charge applies
Contacts: phone: 61 03 62931117, mobile 0407689877.

Lumeah Gallery

Located in Adventure Bay road, 14.4 km, 15 minutes drive from Mandala. This gallery display art and handcrafted items made on Bruny Island. Paintings, Jewellery, Photography & Sculptures

Phone 6293 1265.  Address: 3A Lumeah Rd, Adventure Bay

GENERAL STORE & ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING

Bruny island offers something for everyone from adventure activities, surfing, sightseeing, beaches, local produce & culinary dining, arts and museums and much more.

Alonnah General Store

Sells milk, bread, basic fruits and veggies and other general grocery items. Eat-in or takeaway available. Located just 5 minutes drive next to Hotel Bruny Restaurant.

Adventure Bay General Store

offers a wide range of groceries, vegetables, fruit, frozen meats and other general items. The only Cash Point / ATM and Fuel Station in Bruny Island. 20 minutes drive from Mandala. Address: 712 adventure bay rd, adventure bay.

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