Are you planning to spend a few nights on Bruny Island? Not sure, whether to stay on North Bruny Island or South Bruny Island?
South Bruny Island has a more extensive range of accommodation than North Bruny Island and more services as well. Dennes Point on North Bruny Island is the major town compared to the three on South Bruny Island i.e. Lunawanna, Alonnah and Adventure Bay.
Our article will cover:
- Popular areas to stay on South Bruny Island
- Bruny Island Luxury Accommodation
- Bruny Island Hotels/Motels
- Bruny Island Holiday Houses/Cottages/Cabins
- Bruny Island Caravan Parks
- Bruny Island Camping
Popular Areas to Stay on South Bruny Island
Lunawanna is located 40 minutes from the ferry wharf at Robert’s Point on North Bruny Island.
If you love kayaking, boating and swimming head to Daniels Bay and Little Taylors Bay.
The best place to eat in Lunwanna is the Bruny Island Premium Wines, Cider and Grill. Enjoy wine and hand-craft cider at the southernmost vineyard in Australia. Their farm to fork menu highlights the best of local produce.
Address: 4391 Bruny Island Main Road Lunawanna
Opening hours: Daily for lunch from 11.00 am and during the months from 1st October to 30th April they are open for dinner Friday and Saturday nights.
Telephone: 0409 973 033 for reservations
Alonnah is located 35 minutes drive from the ferry wharf at Roberts Point.
The Police Station, the local Health Service and the district school are all located at Alonnah.
Hotel Bruny is located at Alonnah. It is the world’s southernmost pub. We enjoyed a great meal at lunchtime at the Hotel Bruny during our day tour from Hobart. We would recommend that you book a table in advance.
Try the local Bruny Island cider with your meal! The seafood dishes are excellent at Hotel Bruny.
Opening hours for Hotel Bruny: Daily for lunch and dinner
Alonnah General Store is open daily and is located at 3 William Carte Drive Alonnah.
Bruny Island Pharmacy is located at 3895 Bruny Island Main Road.
Open Monday to Friday only from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Closed on the weekends.
Adventure Bay is located on the east coast of the island within 35 minutes driving time from Robert’s Point ferry wharf.
There are several walks that you can do on Bruny Island from Adventure Bay.
Looking for a place to have a picnic with a sheltered beach perfect for swimming with the family – head to Two Tree Point/Resolution Creek at Adventure Bay. There are picnic tables available and parking.
Adventure Bay is home to the Bruny Island Chocolate Company (some of the best fudge we have tasted) at 53 Adventure Bay Road Adventure Bay.
Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Bruny Island Cruises Seafood Restaurant is located at Adventure Bay at 1005 Adventure Bay Road. Open daily.
Adventure Bay General Store is located at 712 Adventure Bay Road and is open daily. The only petrol station on Bruny Island is located here.
Good to know: Consider booking in advance for peak travel periods. Some accommodations are booked out a year in advance in particular at Christmas and Easter with regular travellers.
South Bruny Island Accommodation
South Bruny Island Luxury Accommodation
The Adventure Bay Retreat is a luxury accommodation located on 33 acres nestled between the forest and the sea. Adventure Bay is perfect for couples, families and groups. The perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city with stunning views over natural coastal bushland.
Address: 49 Hayes Road Adventure Bay
Latest guest review:
” The place lived up to expectation. Considering that it’s almost fully booked all the time, the upkeep of the place was good. There were quality appliances installed and the place literally had everything needed for a comfortable stay. We were even surprised that it even had a rice cooker, which came as an added bonus for us!”
The Adventure Bay resort offers 4 luxury accommodations. Being a small resort is another reason why you do need to plan your stay here, especially during peak holiday periods. The Adventure Bay Retreat accommodation includes:
- 3 bedroom lodge that sleeps 8 – with a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area with open fireplace, private deck with BBQ facilities, ensuite bathroom with a free-standing bath
- 1 separate cottage with spa for 2 people – Adults only, fully equipped kitchen, wood heater, BBQ facilities
- 1 superior villa that contains 1 double bed and 1 single bed – fully equipped kitchen, patio, BBQ facilities
- 3 bedroom house that sleeps 6 adults only – 3 kingsize bedrooms with 3 separate bathrooms, state of the art self-contained kitchen, outdoor area with hot tub
1 Lumeah Road Adventure Bay
“… providing our guests with an understanding of environmentally sustainable architecture and what it can achieve within our pristine island environment.”
If you are after boutique environmental accommodation on Bruny Island 43 Degrees is the accommodation for you.
“To achieve this our apartments are powered by grid-connected solar ensuring that they are both carbon-friendly whilst also allowing the occupants the use of modern electrical appliances. Apartments collect their own rainwater which is stored in a modern onsite collection system. All wastewater produced is treated via an on-site environmental waste eating management system, and reused to water gardens within the development.” taken from the website of 43 Degrees.
Latest guest review:
“This is a unique accommodation. We enjoyed all the touches in the room and the spa. Loved the bottle of wine too. The room was nice and clean. We really enjoyed the breaky the next morning. So well done for something left outside your door. It is a very short walk to the beach, which we checked out and we had a little visit from one of the local wildlife… Thanks for a nice stay.”
Accommodation on offer are spa suites suitable for 2 persons and studio spa apartments suitable for 2 persons all fully self-contained. There are BBQ facilities in a beautiful garden setting.
We have been advised that you do need to book in advance for 43 Degrees.
Address: 927 Cloudy Bay Road South Bruny
Set in sand dunes with private beach access the 5-star Cloudy Bay Beach House is located on 30 acres of coastal land with breathtaking views. The 3 bedroom beach house has accommodation suitable for 6 people and has a fully self-equipped kitchen and open plan living area.
Latest guest review:
“Cloudy Bay Beach House is a beautiful place to stay on Bruny Island. It has the most amazing views and is tucked away in a very private location. It is a very easy house to relax in and it caters well for a number of people. We had 3 couples staying for 3 nights and it was perfect even with some bad weather – there were games etc provided and it was nice to stay at the house and enjoy the stormy conditions tucked up in the warm living area. The house provides all that you need for your stay. It is around a 20-30 minute drive from the hotel/vineyard/ Adventure Bay. It is nice to be able to visit those areas easily and quickly but at the same time come back to the very private Cloudy Bay. Communication with the manager and access to the property was easy. There were definitely no problems with the organisation of our stay. We will definitely go back !”
Imagine sitting on the north-facing deck with a cocktail at the end of the day and the BBQ lit and ready for a scrumptious dinner with friends.
The master bedroom has ‘cinematic views’ over Cloudy Bay with its own deck and ensuite.
South Bruny Island Hotels/Motels
Address: 3959 Bruny Island Main Road Alonnah
Hotel Bruny offers motel style comfortable accommodation with an ensuite bathroom with a sea view. A toaster, kettle and fridge are provided in the room.
There is a range of accommodation from Bruny Island Escapes and Hotel Bruny around the island. There are cabins, studios and villas available to suit all travellers and budgets. The accommodations available are perfect for solo business travellers, romantic escapes, right through to family group holidays.
South Bruny island Holiday Houses/Cottages/Cabins
Address: 72 Cemetery Road Lunawanna
Latest guest review:
“Check-in arrangements and directions to the property were clear and the property itself was exceptionally clean, well equipped and super-insulated. It was also well located within easy reach of all attractions. Katrina was also really friendly and welcoming.”
There are 2 x 1 bedroom studio cottages and 2 x 2 bedroom houses available. All have mountain views. A BBQ is available on site. There are hikes that you can do from the cottages.
Facilities include a fridge, microwave, oven, kettle, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and private bathroom.
Address: 181 Cemetery Road Lunawanna
Latest Guest Review:
“Great little place right on the beach in a very quiet location but not too far From the local hotel which was really good. Had everything we needed. Dee provided great communication so we felt we were well looked after.”
Secret Spot is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage with sea views and a fully equipped kitchen. The original beach shack has been fully renovated and is located in a secret spot with beach frontage close to some of the top things to do on South Bruny Island.
Just perfect for a couples getaway!
Address: 49 Harvey Road Alonnah
Latest Guest Review:
“The house was well appointed with a new washer and dryer … . Great position with water views and walking distance to Bruny Hotel … we enjoyed our time here.”
Omaroo Cottage is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage close to Hotel Bruny. The cottage is air-conditioned and has a balcony. There are views towards the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. You are within walking distance to the beach, general shops and there are coastal walks to enjoy close by.
Address: 888 Cloudy Bay Road South Bruny
Latest Guest Review:
“Amazing views. Everything we needed for our stay at our fingertips. Pantry staples supplied. Well-appointed and comfortable. Gorgeous pademelons to welcome and farewell us. Easy property manager to deal with. Felt very safe and secure. Very private stunning property.”
Cloudy Bay Villa is a 3 bedroom house that sleeps 8 people. It is located on 50 acres overlooking a penguin and muttonbird colony. Cloudy Bay Villas has private beach access.
Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed
Bedroom 2 : 2 single beds
Bedroom 3: 2 single beds and 1 double bed
All bedrooms have ensuites, there are two living areas, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and outdoor cooking facilities on the sundeck.
Bruny Island Caravan Park
Address: 786 Adventure Bay Road Adventure Bay
Latest Guest Review:
“The location was great across the road from the beautiful beach and close to the national park and walking tracks. The kids loved the bunk beds very cosy. It had some extra bed lighting in the main and 2nd bedroom, great benefit, comfortable layout and close to the general store. which was reasonably priced and had a large range of meat of good quality and price.”
Captain Cook Holiday Park offers sites for your own caravan plus 1-bedroom villas and 2-bedroom cabins. BBQ facilities and a children’s playground is available. Seaviews are available from all villas. The Park is located on the beachfront at Adventure Bay.
Camping on Bruny Island
There are 4 campsites available on Bruny Island:
Cloudy Bay Camp Ground has 2 sites available – Pines on Cloudy Bay Road and Cloudy Beach Corner Beach.
Jetty Beach on South Bruny Island is sheltered from the winds, great for families and the beach is safe and calm for kids to play and swim.
Free Camping on Bruny Island
The Neck Campsite is located at 3003 Bruny Island Main Road South Bruny. It is a first come first served and there is a $10 honesty box.
For more information on camping on South Bruny Island click here
Frequently Asked Questions on Bruny Island
How to get to Bruny Island?
Bruny Island is located 33 km from Hobart. The journey from Hobart to Bruny Island can take between 35 minutes and 50 minutes depending on traffic.
Are there ferries to Bruny Island?
Sealink runs regular ferry services from Kettering to Bruny Island – check out the timetable and prices here
The Bruny Island Ferry takes only 20 minutes and arrives at Roberts Point.
When is the best time to visit Bruny Island?
Weather on Bruny Island – the best months to visit Bruny Island is between September and February. We visited in April and the day was sunny but quite cool. You need to pack for all seasons in one day.
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