Stunning landscapes, delectable produce, and fascinating wildlife – this special island has it all.
If Tasmania is known as one of the purest and pristine places on Earth, then Bruny Island is the perfect epitome. Not only is it bursting with natural beauty, but it’s also home to incredibly diverse marine wildlife such as fairy penguins and fur seals, as well as land animals such as white wallabies and swift parrots. From sipping a glass of champagne while trying the island’s famous oysters to wandering around the lighthouse at South Bruny National Park, our Bruny Island tours and cruises and bound to show you a whole new breathtaking side of Australia.
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Trips on or before 31 December 2022
If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
There's only one way to get to Bruny Island and that's via the Bruny Island Ferry. You'll also need to take a car onto the ferry as there's no public transportation available on the island.
Getting around Bruny Island is basically impossible if you don't have a car as there are no public transport or car rental services, such as Uber, on the island. This means you have to drive a car onto the ferry so you can explore the different areas on the island with ease.
Bruny Island offers a whole range of things to do all year round so there's no one 'best time' to visit. However, the most popular time to visit is during the summer season as Bruny Island enjoys warmer weather and the chance to spot fairy penguins. There will be larger crowds and low availability though, so travelling during a shoulder season (autumn or spring) can lower your costs while still providing you with a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
There is an abundance of animals that live on Bruny Island and if you're fortunate enough, you'll be able to see them during your trip. We've put together a list of them below:
- White wallabies
- Fairy penguins
- Swift parrots
- Short tail shearwaters
Forty spotted pardalotes
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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