Bruny Island & Mt Wellington Tour
BRUNY ISLAND TOUR ITINERARY INCLUSIONS
- Tasmanian Tour Guide
- Pick up from your Accommodation/Ship at 8:30am
- Complimentary bottled water
- Mt Wellington Summit
- Battery Point & Sandy Bay
- Taroona Coast Road
- Kettering Village
- Ferry trip to Bruny Island
- Fresh Bruny Oysters Platter
- Bruny Island Cheeses Platter
- Bruny Island Neck
- Lunch-Seafood or Hotel Bruny: Not Included
- Bruny Island Chocolate Tastings
- Bruny Island Honey Tastings
- Ferry trip back to Kettering
- Hobart drop off back to your Accommodation/Ship at approximately 5:30pm
LUXURY HONDA ODYSSEY 2 TO 6 PASSENGERS & TOUR GUIDE
Duration: 9 hours approx
We arrive at the summit of Mount Wellington, also known as ‘Kunanyi’, the Aboriginal name given to the mountain by the traditional owners of the land. Huge opportunity to take photos of Hobart from Mount Wellington the backdrop to Hobart city, with breathtaking panoramic views of the city at 1271m above sea level. This is one of the most unique perspectives of Hobart to be enjoyed, from a ‘bird’s eye view’, perched high above the city.
We continue through one of Hobart’s prestigious suburbs of Sandy Bay, hosting waterfront views of the river Derwent and interesting harbour sights, the University of Tasmania and the well known Wrest Point Casino. We stop at Sandy Bay Beach to take in the perspective of one of Hobart’s beautiful southern suburbs, with it’s fresh sea air.
Another great stop for a photo opportunity.
We have a short drive to the Shot Tower, which is a unique historic site nestled in Taroona. It is the only remaining circular sandstone shot tower in the world. It stands 48 metres tall and was built in 1870 for the purpose of producing lead shot for the Hobart colony
A great stop for a photo opportunity.
Our next port of call is to Kettering to access the Bruny Island vehicle ferry at 12:00pm. Departs from Kettering, the ferry crossing takes 20 minutes and offers excellent views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel from the upper deck, breathing views!
We will stop at the well known Bruny Island Cheese Co. that was started by Nick Haddow, after he spent 10 years working with specialist cheese makers in many different countries around the world. He and his partner Leonie settled on Bruny Island in Southern Tasmania in 2001 to start making cheese for themselves. Nick is a traditionalist, who recognises that great cheese was made for centuries before modern technology played a role and believes passionately in the old way of making and maturing cheese. For him, cheese making is a pursuit of integrity and flavour.
The cheeses Bruny Island Cheese Co. make are very much the product of Nick’s travels and training throughout the great cheese producing regions of France, Italy, Spain and the UK. They are the cheeses he loves to make and eat. Although Nick and his team are inspired by the artisan cheeses from their travels but they do not seek to copy them. Instead, he wants to make cheeses that are connected to their environment… cheeses with a distinctly Tasmanian character for all to enjoy.
Get Shucked cultivates the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, which is native to the Pacific coast of Asia. Pacific oysters were first introduced to Tasmania in the 1940’s, and while they’re not native to Tasmania, they’re often sold as Tasmanian oysters. But don’t be duped! The true native Tasmanian oyster is called the Angasi. While you can eat Angasi oysters, they aren’t as delicious as their Pacific cousins, which is why you’ll rarely find them either farmed or on the menu.
Not Included: PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR MEALS
PENNICOTT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
$28.00 Crumbed Blue-Eye Trevalla Chips & Slaw
$28.00 Bruny Island Seafood Basket
$19.50 Fish Burger
$18.00 Fish & chips
$16.50 Crumbed Tasmanian Scallops & Chips
$16.00 Crumbed Squid & Chips
$16.00 Salt & Pepper Squid & Salad Gluten Free
$9.50 House Salad
|$10.00 Kids Fish & Chips|
After lunch we travel to Adventure Bay which is a large eastern-facing bay on South Bruny. Adventure Bay is one of the main townships of Bruny Island. Adventure Bay is the base of a number of the island’s main walks and a variety of tourist attractions. The Adventure Bay Beach is a popular spot for swimming as it is one of the more sheltered beaches on the island. The area is also of cultural and historical significance with a decorated history. Adventure Bay was named after Captain Tobias Furneaux’s ship ‘The Adventure’ in 1773. The area was visited by Furneaux and also Captains Cook, Bligh, D’Entrecasteaux and Tobin in the 1700’s.
We travel back on the Bruny Island ferry at 4:00pm, crossing again takes 20 minutes back to Kettering.
We travel back to Hobart taking in the Channel’s townships of Snug and Margate, with their own special beauty, following the winding bends back towards Hobart arriving back to your accommodation at approximately 5:00/5:30pm.
TOUR CAR – EXTRA FACILITIES
- First Aid Box
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Certificate