This page has information on car hire, ferry timetables, accommodation, island distances and travel times, National Park Passes and banking facilties.
Need a rental car? We recommend our sponsor BARGAIN CAR RENTALS. Ph 1300 729 230 New cars at bargain prices.
Mention you are coming to the Bruny Island Bird Festival when you book and you will also be supporting the conservation work of BIEN. We will receive 10% of rental fees as a donation from Bargain Car Rentals.
Unlike some companies Bargain Car Rentals do not have restrictions about travel on unsealed roads. Their terms state:
"Travel Restrictions in Tasmania
Bargain Car Rentals does not limit where in Tasmania you can travel, or what type of roads you can drive on.
Bargain Car Rentals allows all of its vehicles to go on unsealed roads, giving full access to Tasmania’s National Parks and Forestry tourist attractions like Tahune Air Walk. Furthermore, you are free to travel to beautiful Bruny Island on the ferry."
The Bruny Island ferry departs from Kettering approx 45 mins travel time south of Hobart. The ferry may shuttle continuously at times of high demand and departure times may vary. Early arrival advised - minimum 30 mins before sail time. It may be necessary to wait in the queue for several ferry crossings.
Fares Payable at Kettering (includes return crossing). $30 car under 6m $20 pension conc. Cash only. More for vehicles over 6m. Bookings not required. See full details here.
| Departing Kettering
These links will take you to the variety of accommodation options available.We recommend you book early.
Bruny Island Tourism Association
Bruny Island Night Porter
Bruny Island Accommodation Services
Bruny Island Hotel
Bruny Island Backpackers
National Park Camping
Travelling times - unsealed road on some island sections
Please note that Coolangata Rd and Resolution Rd are unsealed and in poor condition at present. Best to travel on main roads.
Hobart to Kettering 45 mins
Kettering to Roberts Point 15 mins (Ferry crossing)
Roberts Point to Dennes Point 30 mins
Roberts Point to Adventure Bay 40 mins
Roberts Point to Cloudy Bay 60 mins
Adventure Bay to Dennes Point 45 mins
Adventure Bay to Cloudy Bay 40 mins via Alonnah
There is no public transport or taxi service on Bruny Island.
National Park Passes
A valid park entry permit is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks including South Bruny National Park. There are a variety of passes available. Visit this site to see which is appropriate for you. Holiday passes can be bought online. Daily and holiday passes are also available at the Adventure Bay Store.
Please note that the Bird Festival centre at Adventure Bay Hall will not have any eftpos or credit card facilities. Most business on the island have eftpos facilities.
There is a cash ATM inside the Adventure Bay General Store and at the ferry terminal at Kettering.