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Best scenic drives around Bruny Island in Tasmania

A red wagon parked on the beach as a man splashes in the ocean

Bruny Island rewards your sense of adventure with its incredible natural wonders, award-winning foodie pitstops, pristine beaches and so much more. It's the perfect destination to simply pack up the car, caravan or 4WD and head off to catch the breathtaking beauty of the island.

Hobart to Bruny Island road trip

The Southern Edge Road Trip is one of Tasmania’s top routes to explore. Start your journey in Hobart and travel across land, sea and river to discover Bruny Island - an island off an island. Head towards Kettering for your ferry over to Bruny Island. The ferry takes 20 minutes to cross over to the island, where your adventure begins.

Make The Neck your first pitstop, take in the breathtaking views and explore Adventure Bay. Next up, head to Cloudy Bay lagoon and Bruny Island Lighthouse. The heritage-listed 1836 (first lit in 1838) lighthouse towers 114 meters above dramatic cliff tops, providing eagle-eye views of the breathtaking coastline. Climb to the top and relive ancient stories of all the countless adventurers who would’ve landed on the shores of the island back in the day. It is one of the best things to do on Bruny Island. And make sure to explore some incredible food and wine experiences along the way.

View from The Neck
View from The Neck

Some of the brilliant things you can experience on a self-drive road trip around Bruny Island include:

  • Exploring lush inland rainforests.
  • Trekking spectacular coastal walking tracks.
  • Relaxing on picturesque and pristine beaches.
  • Spotting unique wildlife and the abundant birdlife the island is famous for.
  • Sampling cheese, chocolate, oysters, whisky, beer and wine that is lovingly produced by the local community.

Take your travel experience to a brilliant new level and book a short luxury Hobart and Bruny Island Eco Experience with Brilliant Travels.

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