If you want a taste of the Tasmanian good life all within one compact area, then take the ferry to Bruny Island. It’s only about an hour and a half’s ride from Hobart, but once you’re there, you’re probably not going to feel like returning to Hobart or the Australian mainland for quite awhile.
Let’s start with food. Tasmania produces much of the best produce that Australia has to offer. Bruny Island’s fertile soil produces some of the best produce in Tasmania. The island’s cattle graze on grass that grows on this fertile soil and produce rich milk that is turned into some of the best cheese in Australia. The waters off Tasmania’s shores are rich with some of the best seafoods in the world, including oysters, which are harvested in abundance off Bruny Island.
When you take all of this delicious food and combine it with a bottle of Bruny Island wine, you end up with a superb meal worthy of presentation in a 5 star restaurant. On Bruny Island, though, you can get a meal like this in a quaint hotel pub or village café.
If you are looking for the Tasmanian wilderness experience, then Bruny Island is what you’re looking for. With roughly half the island devoted to protected park, you can have the best of both worlds. Stay in Adventure Bay on the northern end of the island and have all the creature comforts you could ever want (including delicious hand made chocolates and fresh-shucked oysters) and in no time at all you can be in the middle of South Bruny National Park or aboard a chartered boat, exploring the waters around the island.
You can enjoy South Bruny National Park no matter what your level of fitness or time restraints may be. For example, the Truganini Lookout commands a breathtaking 360 degree view, but the entire walk up the boardwalk to the lookout and back again takes only 15 minutes. If you feel like dipping a little further into the Park, you can take the easy coastal Grass Point walk, which is suitable for the whole family.
If cruising is more to your liking, then the breathtaking Bruny Island Cruise is for you. This is the best way to see the magnificent coastline of the island in comfort and safety. You will also have the opportunity to view some of the amazing island wildlife while you’re on the cruise, without disturbing its natural habitat.
Your Bruny Island adventures will be complemented by your Bruny Island accommodation. You can be living in the lap of luxury at the edge of the world in your fully self-contained cabin or bungalow. If you are a family traveling on a budget, you will be amazed by how sumptuously appointed a Bruny Island caravan park can be. Enjoy the good life on Bruny Island.
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