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Bruny Island: The Perfect Escape

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Are you keen for a night away? We’ve got you covered! Bruny Island is a nature lovers utopia as well as a foodie’s paradise – the perfect combination for a relaxing, indulgent weekend away. Grab your partner (or get a posse together), convoy to Kettering and board the ferry over to your island escape. Read on for one suggested itinerary (although there’s so much to do, you could easily extend your visit for a week or more). Aaah, I feel relaxed already!

Disembark and head south to The Neck
After you land on the island, drive towards Bruny’s south, taking in the sights as you go. Stopping at The Neck is a must! Your reward for climbing up all those stairs (hello, calf muscles!) is the spectacular panoramic views from Truganini Lookout at the top. Around the Neck Game Reserve, keep an eye out for cute little penguin tracks in the sand – they return to their burrows nightly at dusk.

Indulge in fresh island bounty at Alonnah and Lunawanna
After a morning of sightseeing you’re probably feeling a bit peckish, so continue on to Bruny’s main township of Alonnah. Stop in at Hotel Bruny, Australia’s Southern-most pub, for a bevvy and a yummy lunch with water views (we highly recommend the seafood). Next, head to Lunawanna and visit Bruny Island Premium Wines. At their Bar & Grill, treat yourself to some gourmet island produce, including wines and cider (handcrafted on site), local cheese and oysters (hot tip: give the Bruny Island Tasting Platter a crack).

Unwind at Cloudy Bay Cabin in the South Bruny National Park
Nature lovers, rejoice! It’s time to enter South Bruny National Park. Treat yourself to a night relaxing in the delightfully remote Cloudy Bay Cabin, a self-contained log cabin in a prime spot right on the waterfront (indulge in the yummy wine and island produce you’ve collected along the way). Visit the beach to breathe in the salty sea air, gaze up in awe at the giant dunes and watch the wild waves crashing in. If you’re keen for more exploring, drive through the national park to experience sunset at the historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Unforgettable!

Have an adventure at Adventure Bay
In the morning, head back via Adventure Bay, one of the most popular spots on the island. If you want to stretch the legs, try the walk to Grassy Point to explore the remains of an old whaling station. If you’re itching for some adrenaline, get up close and person with sea cliffs and wildlife on the water with an exhilarating Bruny Island Cruises tour. On the way back to the ferry, make a pit stop at the Tasmanian House of Whisky and pick up a little something to take home.

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