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.

Police Station

3889 Main Road, Alonnah

Phone: 06 6293 2090

Phone: 000

Bruny Towing & Mechanical

Hayes Road, Adventure Bay

Insured/warranteed mechanical work, and supplier of vehical parts. TACC member. Marine chandlery.

Phone/Fax: 03 6293 1108

Online Access Centre

School Road, Alonnah

Internet, Scanners, CD recording, Laminating, Color Printers, Digital Camera for Hire, Fax and more. The access centre is run by a volunteer committee and volunteers. About 60% of local residents use the access centre.

Contact: +61 3 6293 2036

Bruny Island (PDF) Brochure

Welcome to Bruny Island, Tasmania. This brochure provides details about where to stay on the island (accommodation), the many attractions, where to dine around the island, and a detailed map to help you get around the island. All Contact details have been provided in this brochure. Enjoy A Taste of Bruny!

Download: The Bruny Island Brochure (PDF)

Contact: 1300 889 557

E-mail: Mhrylyn

Captain Cook Holiday Park

Captain Cook Holiday Park is located in Adventure Bay (Southern Bruny Island), is the perfect location to base yourself whilst exploring the many attractions Bruny has to offer.

Address: 786 Adventure Bay Road

Phone: (03) 6293-1128

E-mail: Captain_Cook

Official Site: Holiday_Park

Bruny Island Fishing

The best time to fish on the island is from November to April

There are many beautiful, pristine beaches scattered around the island. Around the island you will find numerous small, often unused jetties which produce reliable numbers of wrasse and leatherjacket. Another fishing highlight is the arrival of large schools of calamari and arrow squid from around October each year… more info

The Virtual Buoy

Receive an accurate marine weather forecast for any GPS point

Visit: Virtual_Buoy

Cloudy Bay Surf Report & Forecast

Visit: Surf_Report

Camping at Bruny Island

A privately owned 50 acre private forest, boasting 3/4 of a kilometre of stunning coastline and private beach is a slice of paradise and the perfect place for a camping holiday.

Visit: Bruny_Camping

Australian Antarctic Division

Australian Antarctic Division: Leading Australia’s Antarctic Program

Visit: Antarctica

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania Weather and Warnings

Visit: Bureau Weather Report

Government Services

Services Tasmania

Visit: Service_Tasmania

State Library of Tasmania

We connect Tasmanians to learning and information, their history and their communities. We also connect people from around the world to Tasmanian resources.

E-mail: State_Library

Tasmania Online

Access Tasmanian government services, discover Tasmania, what’s on, living in Tasmania.

E-mail: Tasmania_Online

Book Tas

Tasmania is Australia’s only island state. It is heart-shaped island of lush green valleys, uncrowded towns and villages and still undeveloped coastlines…

Visit: Book_Tas

Car Hire

Not all car hire companies allow their vehicles to come to Bruny Island. Please visit the page below for companies that support and allow cars to go to Bruny Island:

Companies: Car_Hire

The Far South

Springs, Ida Bay railway, beaches, wilderness and walks…

Visit the: Far_South

North West Tasmania

The north west and west coast have large tracts of wilderness which support rare and endangered wildlife, unusual geological formations and rich volcanic soils…

Visit: NW_Tasmania

The d’Entrecasteaux Channel

The d’Entrecasteaux Channel is the gateway to Bruny Island.

Visit: The_d’Entrecasteaux