Australian Experience with John Vlahides

Bruny Island, TAS. © Tourism Tasmania & Joe Shemesh

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island has a population of just over 600 – and at times it seems like every single one of them is making delicious food or wine. John Vlahides visited several of the island’s artisanal food and wine producers, picking berries, tasting cheeses, savoring oysters straight from the ocean, and tasting wines from Australia’s southernmost vineyard. “Could it be the new Sonoma in a few decades?” John wondered.

Make John's Trip Your Trip

Take the Made on Bruny Island gourmet trail and visit Bruny Island’s artisanal food makers, including Bruny Island Cheese Co., Get Shucked Oyster Farm, Bruny Island Berry Farm, and Bruny Island Wines.

Take the 20 minute Bruny Island Ferry ride from Kettering to Bruny Island.


Other Bruny Island Experiences

Bruny Island offers many beautiful walks through nature, from flat walks along the coast to a hike up Mt. Mangana, Bruny Island’s highest peak at 571 meters.

Take a wildlife cruise around Bruny Island and see seals, dolphins, migrating whales, albatrosses and more.

Visit The Neck, the isthmus that connects North Bruny and South Bruny, and watch the little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters.

Visit the historic convict-built Cape Bruny lighthouse at South Bruny National Park.

Go surfing at Cloudy Bay, known for its great surf break.

For even more ideas on what to do on Bruny Island and in nearby Hobart, visit our Hobart page.

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