Join Life’s an Adventure on this fantastic 3 day Bruny Island walk.
Bruny Island is an untouched wonder situated just off the southern-east coast of Tasmania, a 15-minute ferry ride from mainland Tasmania. The island contains an appealing mix of towering dolerite cliffs, long sandy beaches, rich heathlands and eucalypt forests. This wonderfully diverse landscape offers diverse flora and fauna as well as many threatened and endemic species. On our 3-day walking experience, you will explore the natural delights of the island’s diverse landscapes and wildlife as well as tasting the tantalising local produce food which will undoubtedly leave you wanting more, including extravagant cheese, fresh oysters and mellow wine.
Our all-inclusive tours feature a fully supported walk with all the creature comforts.
SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Grand Chancellor Hobart.
DEPARTURE TIME: 8.00am
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 35 minute transfer from Hobart to Bruny Island ferry. We then ferry across to Bruny Island before a 30 minute drive to the start of the trail. Afternoon: 40 minute transfer from end of the walk to our accommodation with stops en route at the local Cheese Factory and Oyster Farm.
TRAIL NOTES: Walk approximately 12kms. 4 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade. Ascent/descent: 80m/80m
TERRAIN: Along a beach and up a bluff or two; so, expect undulating terrain on natural trails.
ITINERARY: The day will commence in Hobart at 8.00am at the Hotel Grand Chancellor where you will be transferred to Kettering to join our cruise to Bruny Island. From here we will enjoy a scenic drive through the original homeland of the Nuenonne Aboriginal people. The island has a wide range of rich history, remarkable scenery and wide-range wildlife which you will be a witness of. Our walking adventure begins with us setting foot onto the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve taking us to the remarkable Cape Queen Elizabeth. Surrounded by lagoons and dunes this 4-hour walk features white beaches and headlands with spectacular views. Features of this walk include open dry sclerophyll bushland, the home of the Bennetts wallaby, a pretty lagoon, stunning beaches and fantastic views from the summit of the Cape.
At the end of our walk, we head to our accommodation. En-route we will stop at the cheese factory and oyster factory to sample some local produce. We spend 2 nights at historic Ventnor Guest House close to the water. This building was originally an old Mill Farm and later a Post Office and School. Tonight we enjoy dinner at the only restaurant on the island, offering great local specialities and a great local atmosphere.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 28 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail. Afternoon: 30 minute transfer from end of the walk to our accommodation with a stop en route at Bruny Island Winery.
TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 13kms. 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade. Ascent/descent: 300m/300m
TERRAIN: Not technical walking but using natural trails over rough, uneven terrain and beach walking. Expect one very steep section, climbing almost 300 metres over 1.7km. The trail comes close to sheer cliffs.
ITINERARY: Enjoy a hearty hot and cold breakfast before we set out for our walking experience. Today we explore East Cloudy Head within South Bruny National Park. On this walk, you will enjoy expansive seascapes and rugged coastlines. Discover the amazing flora shaped by wind and sea spray, with the high chance of encountering an echidna or two along the way and see Cape Bruny Lighthouse. We return via Bruny Island winery for cheese and wine tasting, as well as dinner, before heading back to our accommodation for the night.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 22 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail. Afternoon: 1 hour and 45 minute transfer from end of the walk to Hobart.
TRAIL NOTES: Walk: Approximately 6kms. 3.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade. Ascent/descent: 270m/270m
TERRAIN: The track to Green Point has a hardened or compacted surface with gentle hills and occasional steps. There are occasional boulder-strewn sections. The track onwards to Fluted Cape is a natural trail, with uneven surfaces and rocks and a steep ascent and descent.
ITINERARY: Day three will start with a fantastic breakfast, we pack our bags before heading off to explore Fluted Cape with its 272-metre high dolerite sea cliffs. Our walk begins along the beach as we follow the coastline to Grass Point passing through a tall forest dominated by Tasmanian Blue Gums. Grass Point was once a whaling station in the early 1800s. From here we head up a steep climb to the summit of Fluted Cape (272m) and admire its beautiful organ pipe formations. From here our walk will carry you onto the cliff tops of the stunning dolerite cliffs with a distant view of Tasman Island and stunning views over Adventure Bay and Cape Queen Elizabeth. Afterwards, we join a wilderness cruise exploring Bruny Island by sea before we make our way back to Hobart.
ARRIVAL TIME: We arrive back into Hobart at approximately 6.30pm.
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