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Bruny Island

Bruny Island is a wonderful destination south of Hobart. It only takes about 45 minutes to drive from Hobart to the ferry at Kettering, and a short 20 minute ride has you (and your car) on the northern end of the island. The ferry runs many times a day so accessing the island shouldn’t be an issue at all but the peak holiday times. Many Hobartians have a weekend shack down there and the population booms in the holiday season and long weekends. Click here to view the Bruny Island ferry timetable.

Bruny Island Tasmania

Coastline, South Bruny Island Tasmania

Bruny Island consists of two smaller “islands” which are connected by a sandy neck which in itself is a highlight of a visit here. Penguins come ashore in the evenings and there is a long wooden staircase to a lookout. The photos I am sharing with you today are from South Bruny. The southern end of Bruny Island is in fact a national park and the main drawcard is some stunning dolerite sea cliffs. Just as on the Tasman Peninsula there is a cruise to view the cliffs and marine wildlife.

Bruny Island Tasmania

Bruny Island Tasmania

As well as looking at the lighthouse itself there is a shortish clamber down to sea level. Great opportunities for seascape photography abound here, with off-shore islands and rocks and steep rocky cliffs covered with lichen.

Bruny Island Tasmania

Sunset, Bruny Island Tasmania

Bruny Island is a great place to take your camera, especially now that the peak summer season has passed and the visitor numbers are low. You can either camp or stay in accommodation and enjoy the isolation of some very remote beaches. Other highlights and attractions include the Fluted Cape walk which takes a couple of hours to complete, Cloudy Bay and Cape Queen Elizabeth.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.