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 general store

Adventure Bay

Location: 712 Main Road

Open: 7 days a week (7:00am-7:00pm)

Petrol: Diesel – LPG

Basics: Groceries – Ice – Video’s/DVD’s

Eat In or Take Away Food: Tea & Coffee – Cakes/Pies – Sandwiches – Turkish Pide

    Bank Facilities
  • Commonwealth Banking
  • Fishing Bait
  • Post Office
alonnah general store

Alonnah General Store

Location: 3 William Carte Drive, Alonnah

Open: Daily 7 Days a Week

Close to Hotel Bruny

Phone: (03) 6293-1584

Winter Trading: Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm

Winter Trading: Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Big Breakfast till 11am

  • Bruny Burgers
  • Fish & Chips
  • Sandwiches
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Eat in or Take Away
oyster cove general store

Oyster Cove

Location: 2728 Channel Hwy Oyster Cove

Open: 7 days a week

Basics: Fruit & Vegetables – Fresh Local Produce

Phone: (03) 6267-4340

bruny island pharmacy


Location: 3895 Main Road, Alonnah

Open: Monday – Friday (9:00am-4:00pm)

Phone: (03) 6293-2005

Contact: Terry Burnett

[email protected]

snug butchery

Snug Butchery

Location: 2203 Channel Hwy

Phone: (03) 6267-9127

Mobile: +61 3 6267-9127

alonnah post office

Alonnah Post Office

Location: 3893 Bruny Island Main Road

Open: Monday – Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Closed: Saturday & Sunday

Phone: (03) 6293-1139

robert's point general store

Robert’s Point

Location: Mirambeena Ferry Terminal

“Linking Bruny Island with Tasmania”

Coffee – Take Away – Groceries – Drinks

jetty cafe and store

Jetty Store & Cafe

Location: 18 Main Road, Dennes Point

Phone: (03) 6260-6245

Mobile: 0425 855 770

Groceries – Petrol – Local Produce

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Bruny Island Landscape Supplies

Location: 1751 Bruny Island Main Rd, Great Bay, TAS 7150

Phone: (03) 6260-6380

More Information: Bruny Island Landscape Supplies

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