Neck Beach, Adventure Bay, Simpsons Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Invigorate your soul on wild Bruny Island, which sits in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart. Go walking to discover the rocky coastline, quiet beaches, tall forests, roaring surf and gentle green hills. Spot abundant wildlife, from wombats and wallabies to little penguins and dolphins, on a tour or eco-cruise. Hunt down history, stock up on gourmet produce and stay in boutique accommodation amongst the wilderness.
It's 35 minutes drive south from Hobart to the sleepy seaside town of Kettering, where the car and passenger ferry departs regularly for Bruny Island. Bruny is actually two islands, joined by a narrow isthmus known as ‘The Neck'. Sheep dot the emerald countryside of North Bruny, while South Bruny is more mountainous, with plunging sea cliffs, fern-fringed forests and coastal heathland. Both islands have soul-soaring scenery, with great walking tracks and pristine beaches where you can swim, boat, kayak, surf and fish.