Bruny Island Tourist Info, Ferry schedule and Map
Location of Tasmania's Bruny Island
Bruny Island is less than an hour's drive on a high quality sealed highway from Hobart, Tasmania's capital city.
Drive to the town of Kettering beside the D'Entrecasteaux Channel where you join a vehicular ferry for a 15 minute crossing to Roberts Point on North Bruny Island. As at early 2005 the cost of the return journey for small to medium sized cars (non residents) was approx $25 to $30 depending on season and size of vehicle. There is no extra charge for the vehicle's passengers. The Bruny Island ferry timetable appears below.
The approx latitude of Bruny Island is 43.20.00 and the approx longitude is 147.15.00. A map of Bruny Island appears later on this page
Physical features of Bruny Island
North Bruny and South Bruny are joined by an extremely narrow strip of land called "The Neck". In total the approximate dimensions of the Island are about 70 kms by 24 kms at the widest points. There are about 300 kilometres of roads to explore.
The island is a mixture of level plains, small mountains and plateaux. Much of the western side of South Bruny has high sheer cliffs dropping down to the sea. It is a protected location for seal and sea bird colonies.
Ferry crossings to and from Bruny Island
Map of North and South Bruny Island
The Tasmanian "mainland" appears on the left and both portions of Bruny Island are on the right. North and South Bruny are joined by a narrow isthmus and vehicular roadway. The holiday cottage "970 Adventure Bay Road" is in the southern corner of Adventure Bay quite close to the legend "Captain Cook's Landing Place" marked in red ink.
Bruny Island Population Figure
The permanent population of Bruny Island is approximately 550 persons. This number almost doubles during peak summer holiday seasons.
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