Bruny Island is a famous bird spot in Australia. We did a boat trip with Pennicott Wilderness Cruises around the southern parts of the island. It was great fun. I would have liked to explore more of Bruny Island, but have to wait until next time.
A visit to Bruny Island, an island famous for its wildlife
Bruny Island was actually the only place that I know that I had to visit during the vacation on Tasmania.
Well I wanted to see South Bruny Island from the sea.
Geologically, this island is actually two land masses, North Bruny and South Bruny. They are joined by a long sandy and narrow isthmus.
This picture is taken from a lookout at “the neck” that is situated at the isthmus. It overlooks the most southern part of northern land mass. The sea on the eastern shore that this picture is showing, had high waves while the sea on the western shore where calm. The picture of the Pied Oyestercatcher is taken at the eastern shore of the isthmus while the picture of the Sooty Oystercatchers is taken at the western shore. You can clearly see how different the sea where at these two shorelines that just was separated by the narrow isthmus.
This isthmus was actually just one of two places that we visited since me and Maria was heading out at sea with Pennicott Wilderness Cruises. They leave at Adventure Bay and travel southward with high powered rib boats along the eastcoast of South Bruny Island turning back when they reach the Australian Fur Seal colonies at the most southern islands.
The boat trip with Pennicott
This trip is something I really recommend anyone to do if you ever visit Bruny Island. It was spectacular to see the rock formations from the sea and the pictures I show here doesn´t do them justice.
Male Australian Fur Seal
The second place we visited was of course Adventure Bay. This small town did actually produce a couple of really nice pictures of the Superb Fairywren. One is already on show at National Geographic’s NewsWatch. It also produced a couple of nice pictures of the New Holland Honeyeater.
I would have liked to explore the island more. Both the northern and the southern island. Unfortunateley we didn´t have time for that on this trip. If I ever go back, then I will make sure to stay on Bruny Island for a couple of days.