South Bruny Lighthouse.

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South Bruny National Park

Bruny Island

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 unusual white wallabies. From here, you can climb to Fluted Cape (2½ hours return), atop some of Australia's highest sea cliffs.

The park’s southwestern portion covers the Labillardiere Peninsula, Cloudy Bay and Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with walks ranging from leisurely beach rambles to a six-hour peninsula circuit.

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2. Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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Designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer, the 1836, 13m-high stone lighthouse on one of Bruny's southern tips overlooks a particularly rugged…

3. Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration

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4. Bruny Island Berry Farm

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5. Bruny Island Premium Wines

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6. Court House History Room

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7. The Neck

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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…

8. St Imre Vineyard

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Bottling pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris and the robust ‘Tiger Blood’, this compact hillside vineyard has a fabulous timber tasting room, built by the…