You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to walking tracks on Bruny Island. Whether you’re looking for a gentle stroll or a hike that’s a little more challenging you’ll find it on Bruny Island. Experience magical vistas, native wildlife and mesmerizing fauna all whilst enjoying the tranquility of the Island.
So its time to get those walking shoes out and explore the beauty within Bruny Island. Check out our rundown of Bruny Island’s best walks.
BRUNY ISLAND’S BEST WALKS
MAVISTA NATURE WALK
Time: 30 – 40 minutes return
Distance: 1.4 km
The Mavista Nature Walk is a lovely short walk which takes you into a beautiful ancient wet forest filled with towering stringybarks, blackwoods and magnificent treeferns.
There’s plenty of parking at the start of the track and the trail follows a well-maintained track along a beautiful shaded gully.
Pack a picnic and enjoy the cosy picnic shelter at the start of the walk.
Remember – this is a wet forest so be prepared for leeches. But don’t let this put you off this stunning walk.
Track warning – don’t proceed past the end of the well maintained track – Mavista Falls are inaccessible.
ALONNAH-SHEEPWASH BAY TRACK
Time: 1 hour return
Distance: 3 km return
The Alonnah-Sheepwash Bay Track is a fantastic easy walk that’s steeped in history!
In the early years of settlement this foreshore track was the main link from Sheepwash Bay to Alonnah.
It’s an easy 1 hour return walk where you follow the old rock-walled carriageway located between two previous jetty sites. You’ll even pass remains of the early settlers’ occupation way back from the 1850’s.
The historic track meanders through beautiful coastal bush dominated by large eucalypts and other native trees and plants.
LABILLARDIERE PENINSULA TRACK
Time: Luggaboine Circuit 1.5 hours; Labillardiere Peninsula Circuit 5 hours
Distance: Luggaboine Circuit 4 km; Labillardiere Peninsula Circuit 15 km
Whether you feel like a short walk or a day long hike the Labillardiere Peninsula track offers a stunning coastal walk.
The Luggaboine Circuit – is a short loop. Whereas the Labillardiere Peninsula Circuit is an all day walk.
Important tip – the view is a lot better and the terrain is significantly kinder if you walk the circuit clockwise!
With stunning coastal views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, beautiful forests filled with heathland and eucalypt, as well as an abundance of native flowers and birds, this walk will keep you entertained from start to finish!
FLUTED CAPE TRACK
Time: 2.5 hour circuit
Distance: 5 km circuit
Gain an understanding of the islands whaling history whilst you enjoy the beautiful coastal views and unique wildlife on the Fluted Cape Track.
Surround yourself with tall blue gums, white peppermint and sheoaks as you walk the first part of the track along the coastline of Adventure Bay. Keep your eyes open for the famous white wallaby, and if you’re walking the track during migration season you may spot a whale at Grass Point. Here, you’ll also see structural remnants of the whaling industry of 1820-40.
From Grass Point get ready for a steep climb as the track heads along tall dolerite cliffs to the summit of Fluted Cape. But the uphill is it worth it with the gorgeous distant views of the Tasman Peninsula. Don’t forget to look up to the sky and check out the mesmerising white-bellied sea eagles.
CAPE QUEEN ELIZABETH TRACK
Time: 3 hours return
Distance: 12 km return
The Cape Queen Elizabeth Track really does have it all – beach, bush, spectacular views, rare birdlife, and one or two hidden spots waiting to be discovered!
The track takes you between Big Lagoon and Little Lagoon presenting you with epic views of The Neck and Adventure Bay. Continue to the remote Miles Beach and discover it’s remote fisherman’s shack and check out the incredible rock archway in the sand at Mars Bluff.
EAST CLOUDY HEAD TRACK
Time: 4 hours return
Distance: 12 km return
Experience the beautiful white sands of Cloudy Beach for the first three kilometres of the East Cloudy Head Track. If you do this walk during spring and summer please walk along the wet sand as nesting shorebirds lay their eggs amongst the beach debris during this time.
When you get to the end of Cloudy Beach the track starts to follow a small creek inland before climbing 3kms through heathland to East Cloudy Head. Here you can enjoy breath taking views along the south coast of Bruny Island to The Friars. Turn your head and also enjoy the view of the southern ranges and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
If you’re keen to explore one of these incredible walks – and would like to enjoy luxury accommodation in the heart of Bruny Island’s nature – then check out our accommodation options at Adventure Bay Retreat.