Adventure Bay was named after captain Tobias Furneaux' ship the Adventure (1773) Adventure Bay is an area of national historic significance for a number of reasons; pre-European occupation, major stopping-place for early explorers (Cook, Bligh, d'Entrecasteaux, Tobin, Furneaux), first specimen of Eucalypt in world (type species) collected here in 1777, planting of first European trees on Australian soil, earliest examples of colonial art (Furneaux 1773, Foster and Webber 1777, Tobin 1792), major whaling station, sawmilling with notable achievements and relics of industry preserved. Many of the sites and artefacts of these historical events still exist. The local environment has undergone less change than other similar places in Australia. A large eastern facing bay on Bruny Island. It's the first sheltered anchorage for ships crossing the Southern Ocean. Much of the natural environment is similar in appearance to what it would have been like prior to European occupation. The northern portion is bordered by a narrow sand neck and high dunes. These are still primarily in natural condition. A series of rocky headlands and beaches extend from the southern part of the Neck to Fluted Cape, the southern extremity of the bay. This section is backed by a range of forested hills to 525m in height. Numerous small streams enter the bay from these hills.
Please note you must have a National Parks Pass to enter the sites.
Cloudy Corner: Access is from Cloudy Bay. Pit toilets, no water supply, limited access along the beach. Please stay on the hard sand at all times.
Jetty Beach: Access is off Lighthouse Road. Pit toilets, no water supply, picnic area & tables.
The ‘Neck’ Camping & Day-area: Access is off Lutregala Road. Pit toilets, no water supply, picnic tabels & beach access.Information
This privately owned 50 Acre property of private forest with ¾ klm of coast line is a little slice of paradise. This privately sheltered location is north east facing out of the prevailing winds. Long walks & coast line allow exploration of all the attractions of Bruny Island close by. Boats & pets are welcome. You will need to dispose of your own rubbish, some water is provided on site but bring additonal water. Wood is provided at your site and is part of the fee.Info/Book Now
This campground is suitable for campers and camper trailers but has limited facilities. Pit toilets, limited water supply. Picnic area and tables. Firewood not supplied, pets not permitted, please remove your rubbish.Information
Captain Cook Holiday Park in the heart of Adventure Bay, which is located on Southern Bruny Island, is the perfect location to base yourself whilst exploring the many attractions Bruny has to offer. Captain James Cook Memorial Caravan Site has powered and un-powered camp sites for tents and Caravans.Info/Book Now