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Bruny Island is located off Tasmania's southeastern coast and separated from mainland Tasmania by Entrecasteaux Channel. The island has total area 362 km2 (140 mi2), length approx 100 km (62 mi), highest elevation point (Mt Mangana) 571 m (1873 ft) and total population under 1000.
The island consists of two lands (North and South Bruny) joined via a long, narrow isthmus. Dennes Point is a holiday village in North Bruny. South Bruny's main towns are Alonnah, Lunawanna and Adventure Bay.
The island is named after Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (1737-1793) - a French explorer, who discovered it in 1792. In the 19-century's first half, during winter here was conducted off coast whaling. Since the early-20th century, Bruny Island is a holiday vacation destination, popular for its surfing, stunning coastline with fine sand beaches, nature parks (South Bruny National Park), historic sites, locally produced food and wines, cozy restaurants and cafes, various style accommodation options (camping, caravaning, self-contained cottages).
The isle is classified as an Important Bird Area that supports the world's largest population of forty-spotted pardalotes (Australia's rarest bird), around 1/3 of all swift parrots in the world, 13 of Tasmania's all 14 endemic bird species, around 1/4 million pairs of Tasmanian muttonbirds.
Bruny Island cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Bruny Island anchor at Adventure Bay (a port town on South Bruny's central-eastern coast). Some ships may alternatively visit Dennes Point (on North Bruny's northern coast). In both ports, passengers are transported ashore via ship's tender boats.
Port Bruny Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bruny Island, Tasmania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|20 November, 2020|