Sunset Bay Escape is true luxury Bruny Island accommodation. It is a place where you can do as little or as much as you like.
Come and enjoy the changing moods of one of the most beautiful beaches in Tasmania. Watch the huge swells that regularly roll in from the southern ocean. It is a very popular beach with surfers. Great sand dunes and miles of unbroken sand.
Sunset Bay, Alonnah
Located at the southern end of Alonnah, Sunset Bay boasts the best sunsets on the Island. Popular for kayaking, fishing and swimming. Child friendly and great for romantic sunset walks.
A large eastern facing bay first sighted by Abel Tasman in 1642. Safe swimming beach. Lovely outlook.
Dennes Point and Killora
Sheltered beaches at the Northern tip of Bruny Island.
From 5 minutes to full day walks, Bruny Island offers breathtaking scenery such as dramatic coastlines, rainforests and secluded beaches.
Truganni Lookout - 15 minutes return
Located at the Neck. A beautiful timber stepped boardwalk takes you to some of the most spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the Neck.
Mayvista Nature Walk - 20 minutes return
Travel south through Adventure Bay and turn right onto Lockleys Road. Travel for 2.5kms then turn right into Resolution Road to Discovery Park picnic area and the start of the Nature Walk. This is an easy short rainforest walk.
Grass Point - 1 hour return
A flat track suitable for all ages. The track commences at the end of Adventure Bay Road. The walk continues along the beach and then follows the coastline to Grass Point. There are aerial views of Adventure Bay and Cape Queen Elizabeth. This walk continues to fluted cape.
Luggabone Circuit - 1.5 hour circuit
This walk commences at the Jetty Beach camping area, located off Lighthouse Road on the way to Cape Bruny Lightstation. Walk through to coastal heath, eucalyptus forest and back along the eastern coastline.
Mount Mangana - 1.5 hours return
This walk commences from Coolongatta Road outside the National Park, 5kms inland from Adventure Bay. Mt Mangana is the highest peak on Bruny Island at 571 metres.
Fluted Cape - 2.5 hours return
An extension of the Grass Point and Penguin Island walks. From grass point the track climbs steeply to the summit of Fluted Cape at 272 metres, passing the very high sea cliffs. Not suitable for young children.
Cape Queen Elizabeth - 3 hours return
Walk commences at a 4 wheel drive track just north of Bruny Island airstrip. With spectacular views this is an easy walk within the Bruny Neck Game Reserve.
East Cloudy Head - 4 hours return
Access is from the end of cloudy bay road. The first 3 kilometres is along the beach with the remainder along a disused 4wd track. Parts of the walk are not well marked.
Labillardiere Penninsla - 5 hour circuit
Walk commences off old jetty road, signposted from Lighthouse Road, on the way to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Suggested route is clockwise.
Slide Track - 3.5 hours one way
This 10km track is for the experienced walker. It is better started from Lockleys Road as the road descends steeply to the abandoned wooden tramway, used to transport logs to Adventure Bay. Be prepared for all types of conditions.
For more information on some of these walks visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.
BOATING AND KAYAKING
Bruny Island is ideal for boating, fishing, kayaking, dinghies, surfing and windsurfing. A must see experience is the Bruny Island Adventure Cruise, a 3 hour cruise exploring the coastline of the island. Come up close and personal to dolphins and fur seals. Also whales in the migration season. See Bruny Island Cruises for more information.
The best time to fish on Bruny Island is between November and April. Major species caught on Bruny Island are flathead, leatherjacket, morwong, gurnard, squid, Australian salmon, barracouta, striped trumpeter and skate. Large schools of arrow squid and calamari run from around October each year and hang around until the New Year.
For the boat angler reports of albacore and striped tuna have been taken wide off Adventure Bay.
The best Bruny Island Hot Spots for fishing are:
- Cloudy Bay Lagoon
- Adventure Bay and Neck Beach
- Barnes Bay
- Dennes Point
For more information on fishing please visit the Department of Primary Industries and Water website.
Bruny Island is a bird watchers paradise. More than half of Bruny is set aside as National Park and State Reserve, which include rainforest and plant species not found anywhere else in Tasmania.
Inala Nature Tours specialise in designing and organising personalised wildlife tours for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts.
SOUTH BRUNY NATIONAL PARK
For more information on the Bruny Island National Park, flora and fauna, plant and bird checklists, information on fairy penguins, quolls, echnidas and seals please go to the National Parks website.
CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE
It is located on the south western edge of the cape on South Bruny. The views are spectacular and the history is very interesting. For more information please visit Lighthouses of Australia.