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.

Adventure Bay Markets

Contact: Helen: (03) 62931551

Sew N Sews

Quilting Group

Contact: Cynthia Turnbull: (03) 6293-1493

Bruny Walking Group

Contact: Peter Foran: (03) 6260-6340

Contact: Claire Perin: (03) 6293-1143

Bruny Island Arts Inc.

Bruny Island Community Association Inc. (BICA) affiliated

Contact: Megan Weston: (03) 6293-1015

E-mail: Megan_Weston

Visit: Arts_Inc.

Bruny Bowls Club

New members and visitors welcome.

Contact: John Kobylec: (03) 6293-1205

E-mail: John_Kobylec

Visit: Bowls_Club

Bruny Island Cricket Club

Contact: Kim Post: (M) 0427 931 374

E-mail: Cricket_Club

Bruny Island Community
Association Inc. (BICA)

Contact: Jenny Boyer: (03) 6293-1113

Bruny Island Community

Is affiliated with Bruny Island Community Associationn and has community meetings prior to each Community Association, and meet on the Sunday of each month.

Contact: Hilary Cane: (03) 6293-1335

Bruny Island Film Society

Contact: Tony Korab: (03) 6293-1320

E-mail: Tony_Korab

Visit: Film_Society

Community Health
Advisory Committee

Contact: Jeff Duniam: (03) 6293-1100

Bruny Island
Community Library

Health Lending Library

Contact: Deborah Townrow: (03) 6260-6220

E-mail: Deborah_Townrow

Bruny Island Historical Society

Contact: Kathy Duncombe : (03) 6260-6287

Bruny Island Online Access Centre

Contact: Tony Korab: (03) 6293-2036

E-mail: Tony_Korab

Bruny Island Pistol Club

Contact: Bruce Smart: (M) 0428 446 329

Bruny Island Respite
Community House Inc.

BIRCH provides respite days for the community. Other services include Bus Trips for members.

Contact: Sheryl Lampkin: (03) 6260-6446

E-mail: Sheryl_Lampkin

Bruny Island Returned
Services Club RSL

Contact: G. Nicols: (03) 6293-1186

E-mail: G._Nicols

Bruny Island Woolcraft Group

Contact: Diane Byrne: (03) 6293-2041

Friends of Adventure Bay

Contact: Charles Turnbull: (03) 6293-1493

E-mail: Charles_Turnbull

Great Bay Coast Care Group

The Great Bay Coast Care Group’s aims are to restore and preserve the Great Bay Coastal area.

Contact: Pauline Kay: (03) 6260-6460

North Bruny Island
CWA Bruny Hall Bookings

Country Women’s Association

Contact: Christa Sell: (03) 6260-6277



Bruny Island CWA

Country Women’s Association

Contact: Christa Sell: (03) 6260-6277

District School

Each child is inspired and empowered to attain excellence in all they do… more

Address: 15 School Road, Alonnah

Phone: (03) 6293-1147

Principal: Joanne Waldo

E-mail: Education_Tas

Visit: District_School