Bruny Island Indulgence Tour
A day tour of magnificent Bruny Island to fill your senses with the best local produce that the island has to offer. It’s a perfect mix of natural island scapes and extraordinary lookouts.
A LITTLE ADVENTURE IN OUR BIG ADVENTURE
We drive our vehicle onboard the Mirambeena (Aboriginal for Welcome) and take the short but scenic journey across the D'Entrecasteaux channel. French Explorer, Bruny D'Entrecasteaux sailed this unchartered stretch of water in 1792 and this adventure concluded with the island and channel being named after him.
During summer months, we stop at the berry farm to indulge and treat ourselves with fresh, quality fruits and desserts. We generally need to take a walk on the beach afterwards!
DRIVE PAST ATLANTIC SALMON FARMS
The D'Entrecasteaux Channel is home to a variety of aquaculture farms and featured here are Atlantic Salmon pens. Frequently harassed by hungry seals, the area produces high quality Atlantic Salmon for global consumption. Recent surveys show massive ecosystem imbalance and the public are lobbying for corrective action to be taken.
Grown just out the front, the oysters from Get Shucked are some of the tastiest and fattest going around. Great to have while you travel around and enjoy the scenic surroundings. One of our favourites! For more info: Get Shucked Oyster Video
FINE CHOCOLATE FUDGE
Hiba is the home of Island Produce Tasmania which produces fudges, truffles, sauces, chocolates, jams and gourmet foods which are distributed all over Australia. Explore the magnificent 25 acres of majestic English parkland gardens on the Hiba site. Rhododendron walks, perennial borders, a lake and follies descending to Bligh's Rocks and a magnificent secluded beach on Adventure Bay. A factory outlet for the famous Bruny Island Fudge, truffles and chocolate products is situated in the parkland gardens of Hiba and a boutique outlet has a selection of fine Tasmania gourmet products and gifts. For more info: Hiba Fudge Video
Taste some wonderful artisan cheeses produced by the passionate Nic Haddow (Gourmet Farmer SBS) who has travelled and trained in the great cheeses production areas of Europe. Nic aspires to produce a distinctly Tasmanian style of cheese by sourcing his ingredient locally. A luscious range of craft beers has been added to their production to make a visit to this site truly memorable. For more info: Bruny Cheese Video
Tasmanian flora is alive and thriving down on Bruny island. Featured here is Banksia Marginata and Blandfordia Punicea, commonly known as Tasmanian Christmas Bell.
HOUSE OF WHISKY
A great venue for our last stop of the day, there is probably no other venue in Tasmania with such a broad range of the state’s finest single malt whiskeys. If you don’t have time to visit all the distilleries, this is the perfect opportunity to taste them under the one roof in a gorgeous setting. Find out why Tasmania’s fresh water supply and an abundant supply of highland peat can create superb whisky.
Bruny island is a fun place to visit. Plenty of things to see and do - a day here goes by very quickly.
PENGUINS IN THE EVENING
During the summer months (if we stay overnight on a private tour), the fairy penguins commonly come out of the ocean and into their burrows. They're cute to watch as they struggle over the sand dunes to find their burrow.
On private tours, we can go down to the southern tip of Bruny and visit the lighthouse. It's a moody place where you can feel the full force of the harsh environment or it can be relaxing. Either way, it's a spectacular place with great surrounding views and a nice journey through Eucalypt (gum tree) forests to arrive.
If the store is open, we can visit Nutpatch at Kettering. Nutpatch initially started production with its famous hazelnut nougat, which has now been diversified to also include almond. This nougat was an 18 month undertaking by confectioner John Zito, who perfected the technique from an age old Italian recipe and hasn't looked back since. Other fine chocolates with divine flavours are also produced here.