Home to the Nuenonne band of the Tasmanian aboriginal people, Bruny Island is rich in natural and cultural heritage. Seafarers from the globe have have dropped anchor and sought safe refuge in the charming bays now enticing visitors to the island that is known as an island off an island off an island.
Captain Cook visited in 1777, William Bligh planted the first apple tree, subsequently calling into Adventure Bay four times and named by the The French explorer Bruny D'Entrecasteaux in 1792. Bruny has much of Tasmania's pre-colonial European history as well as pre-invasion aboriginal encounters.
The human history is only the surface. For those intrigued by geology, flora and fauna, Bruny is a wonderland of discovery with sea cliffs, dreamy white beaches, pockets of rainforest, all of Tasmania's endemic bird species and of course the food.
- Early morning: Journey from Hobart to Bruny Island, catching car ferry
- Mid morning: Walk the Mars Bluff Walking Track - 2.5hrs, easy.
- Mid afternoon: Lunch, The Neck Lookout, Tastings/Beers!
- Late afternoon: Return back to Hobart, arriving 5:30-6PM