By Road & Track
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By Road & Track

Stories of the coast…

Travelling Bruny

Tourists climb the staircase to the Truganini Lookout at The Neck on Bruny Island.
Looking south from Truganini Lookout at The Neck to Fluted Cape at Adventure Bay.
Local wildlife warms itself in the morning sun beside the staircase to Trunanini Lookout. It is either a tiger snake or a lowland copperhead—the banding suggests a tiger, a particularly dangerous species. Tasmania has three species of snake, all of which are found on Bruny Island. Visitors do not have to bother trying to identify which of them are venomous. All of them are.

What to do

The dolerite columns of Fluted Cape from the walking track.
South-facing Cloudy Bay is a popular surfing venue.
South Bruny light station below a sky of puffy cumulus.

Finding food and services

Camping

  • the commercial caravan park at Adventure Bay, close to Fluted Cape, is a local enterprise that offers coin-operated showers and proximity to the beach
  • at $10 a night for two, the national parks bush campsite at The Neck is by the beach; it is Tasmanian-basic and has a pit toilet (you will need a parks pass to stay and also to climb Fluted Cape)
  • the Pines is a small, free campsite with a pit toilet just off the road close to Cloudy Bay beside a pine forest; it accommodates only a few vehicles; minimalist, for sure, but if it is Cloudy Bay’s swells that attract you, they are close by.

An island with history

Looking eastwards from South Bruny light station.

Visiting Bruny

Adventure Bay.

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Russ Grayson

I'm an independent online and photojournalist living on the Tasmanian coast after nine months on the road in a minivan.