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.
Bruny Island is an island at the bottom of Tasmania. Tasmania is an island at the bottom of Australia. Bruny Island is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It is a long island with great natural features. To get onto the island you have to travel on a ferry called the Mirambeena. Mirambeena is Palawa (local Aboriginal language) for ‘Welcome’. Some of Bruny Island’s features are natural and some man-made.
Natural features include white wallabies, an amazing array of native birds, including the peregrine falcon, 40 spotted pardalote and swift parrots, seals, whales and dolphins around our coastline beautiful beaches and world-class surf,untouched rainforests,some of the world’s largest sea cliffs and the amazing breathing rock. Bruny Island District School is the only school on the island. There are 43 kids at the school (and growing!!). The school has a farm, tennis court, basketball court, oval and playground equipment. The farm has sheep, chicken, aviary birds and a cranky old Muscovy duck with a red beak.
At home, Mum has a huge garden. She grows too many zucchinis.
“We all enjoy living on Bruny Island, we hope you enjoy our photos and come to visit us soon!”