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Why You Should Go to Bruny Island Tasmania

Why You Should Go to Bruny Island Tasmania is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.


Congrats on renting a car. It’s time to go to Bruny Island. The drive to the port from Hobart is quick. The queue at the port is anything but. We arrived on a perfect sunny Friday afternoon just in time for the ferry to go on a lunch break. It usually runs every 30 minutes except from noon to 1pm.a blue sign on a pole next to a road

At 1pm, we waited in the queue for one ferry to go and another to come. Talking to locals, many were upset at the the delay to get from one side to the other because of the growing number of tourists that have recently increased. Though they recognize the growing number of visitors and the bottle neck, local business owners still close as early as 4PM. That makes no sense because the summer days are long and there’s so much to do on the island.a boat on the water

TPOL’s TIP: Grab a beer for the ferry ride over along with wine and espresso while you wait.

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Oysters

With time against us, we mapped out the must see of Bruny. First was the oyster bar. Unlike Darwin and Melbourne, the oysters here were delicious. A dozen cost $20AUD.  That’s nothing for freshness.a sign in front of a road a plate of oysters and two bottles of beer on a table a man eating food outside a chalkboard with text on it

TPOL’S TIP: If you’re in a serious hurry, go to the drive thru.a white van parked outside a building

Brewery

Breweries are ‎the next bubble. Ever city has a brewery serving the same stuff under a different name. Clever names for IPAs don’t make them less disgusting. Leave the recipes to the monks who centuries ago perfected Dunkleweisen, TPOL’s favorite beer.a sign on a wooden fencea rack of bread on a shelf

The Bruny Brewery wasn’t like most breweries I’ve been to. The beers here were actually good. The brewery also made its own cheeses, something more satisfying than popcorn and peanuts.a bar with a bar and a bar with a signa paddle with a paddle and a row of glasses of beer

TPOL’S TIP: Get a designated driver. Normally, there’s only one cop on Bruny, but during peak season more show up. The penalty for drinking and driving for tourists is a fine and a lifetime ban from driving in Australia (see Vineyard Crawl: My Yarra Valley Wine Tour).a table with food and drinks on it

Ocean Lagoon Intersection

One attraction that doesn’t close is where the intersection meets the lagoon. Climb up for iconic photos.a beach with a body of water and a hill in the background a boardwalk leading to a beacha beach with a body of water and a hill a road next to a body of water a man standing on a wooden staircase with his arms outstretched

Berry Vineyard

We reached the vineyard five minutes before closing. They wouldn’t offer us samples, nor would they let us use the bathroom. The owner seemed irritated that we even tried. The employee said we should have come earlier and wasn’t sympathetic to the delay on the bridge.

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Boycott

TPOL’S TIP: Bruny is the getaway destination for locals. It has yet to embrace tourists.

Get Out

Our flight was at 9:30PM. The local said take the 7PM ferry to ensure we didn’t miss the flight and not to worry about traffic on the way out. With everything closed, we went to the pier at 6PM. It was fortunate that we did because the wait to get out was as long as the wait to get in.

TPOL’S TIP: Get there early and leave even earlier.

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