We have written recently about Bruny Island which is south of Hobart. See the recent blog post which is here.

Last year at the Taste of the Huon, I was lucky enough to win two tickets for a Bruny Island eco-cruise. Finally I got around to booking and went with my Mum last week. It was a fantastic day and I can totally recommend Bruny Island Cruises. The landscape of Bruny is amazing and from the water it is so much different to what you expect. A large part of South Bruny Island is national park and does not have roads, so the most accessible way to see it is from the water. Aside from that the two guides we had on the cruise were great – heaps of info shared and lots of good humour as well. It was a fun experience.

I shall let the pictures tell the story. Please ignore the blob in the middle of the screen in some shots. Clearly I got something on the lens after the cruise started and didn’t notice for a while!

Below is a slideshow of some photos from the day. Enjoy!


I also shot some video here and there which I have put together.


Some practical things you may want to know about the cruise

  • The cruise itself started from 11am, although that is when you leave the offices and walk to the boats. We were away a little before 11.30am and back to the jetty around 2pm.
  • If you choose to have morning tea and lunch, note that these are for before and after the cruise, not during. We did get some biscuits on the boat on the way back in as well – even Tim Tams!
  • You are given long weatherproof coats to wear which are large and roomy. There is no need to bring your own gear. Do dress warmly underneath though, even on a sunny day.
  • You are given ginger tablets to help keep any sea sickness under control. It worked on our trip!
  • The boat has a toilet, but they classify that as 1.5 star!
  • The boat does go quite fast at times and when in the open water it will be very windy and cold. Tie your hair back and perhaps add a scarf for that bit.
  • Think Tasmania wrote about the car ferry here.

If you are in Hobart then a visit to Bruny is very special. We only went for the day this time, but at least a few days is ideal. For other things to do on Bruny then check out our earlier blog post.