Bruny Island attractions

Nature Reserve in Bruny Island

Inala Nature Museum & Jurassic Garden

A 600-hectare spread of wonderful island wilderness on South Bruny, with hundreds of plant species and almost as many birds to quietly observe (including the 12 endemic Tasmanian species). The Nature Museum houses a…
National Park in Bruny Island

South Bruny National Park

This national park comprises extensive coastal and wooded hinterland areas. Near Adventure Bay an easy trail leads to the old whaling station at Grass Point (1½ hours return), with possible sightings of Bruny's unus…
Lighthouse in Bruny Island

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer, the 1836, 13m-high stone lighthouse on one of Bruny's southern tips overlooks a particularly rugged section of coast. It was Australia's longest-serving lighthouse – 1…
Museum in Bruny Island

Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration

This curio-crammed, windowless, church-like museum details the local exploits of explorers Bligh, Cook, Furneaux, Baudin and, of course, Bruni d’Entrecasteaux. The engaging collection includes maps, charts and manus…
Nature Reserve in Bruny Island

The Neck

Park midway across the isthmus – aka the Neck – between North and South Bruny and climb to the Truganini Memorial for broad views of both ends of the island. Another timber walkway crosses the Neck to the beach on t…
Winery in Bruny Island

Bruny Island Premium Wines

If you’re working up a thirst, swing into the cellar door at Australia’s most southerly vineyard. Pinot noir and chardonnay rule the roost; burgers, platters and meaty mains also available (mains $17 to $34). Also o…
Historic Site in Bruny Island

Bruny Island Quarantine Station

On an isolated peninsula, this historic maritime quarantine station operated from 1884 until 1919, treating immigrants with typhoid and smallpox, and health-checking 9000 WWI troops on their return to Tasmania. Ther…
Museum in Bruny Island

Court House History Room

At the council offices in Alonnah is this megamodest, volunteer-run museum (in an old courthouse – no prizes for guessing that) displaying newspaper clippings, photos and records of the island community’s social and…
Farm in Bruny Island

Bruny Island Berry Farm

Pick a punnet of strawberries, blackberries or boysenberries (among many other berry species), or enjoy the farm’s juicy output with some ice cream, scones or pancakes (mains $10 to $15).