Explore Bruny

Bruny Island and especially Adventure Bay were visited by many early European explorers notably Captains Cook and Bligh. The Bligh Museum at Adventure Bay is a good source of information on them and other early explorers.

The Bruny History Room at Alonnah which is open seven days is highly recommended and gives a great insight into the early history of the island including whaling agriculture mining and forestry as well as the day to day lives of early Bruny residents.

Adventure Bay is home to the famous albino (white) wallabies which are commonly seen. Look into the trees and you may spot the famous forty spotted pardalote. Look out to the sea to glimpse dolphins, seals, sea eagles, and even whales in season. Travelling around, you may like to make a night visit to the penguin rookery at the neck (hosted during summer).

The Chocolate Factory near the Adventure Bay turnoff, Bruny Island Cheeses and Get Shucked oysters at Great Bay, Bruny Island Premium Wines at Lunawanna and the Bruny Island Berry Farm at Adventure Bay are great examples of the great fresh food and produce available to you on your Bruny Island visit.

A trip to the convict built Bruny Island lighthouse at Cape Bruny with its breathtaking views should not be missed.

Amazing views abound where ever you travel on the island.