Because it is a true “island,” a trip to Bruny Island includes travelling on the Bruny Island ferry, which can be an enchanting beginning to the overall Bruny Island experience when you know how to do it. Guests booked into the St. Clairs Cottage accommodation will then travel to South Bruny Island, which is the location of Cloudy Bay, South Bruny National Park, and the iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Australia.Easy travel around Bruny Island requires a car, a truck, campervan, or motorbike, as there is no public transportation service on the island. Even though it is an island, Bruny Island is not small enough to traverse easily on foot if you want to include the best of Bruny Island attractions and activities in your holiday.
You can enter the address of St. Clairs Cottage (above) into your GPS, or follow these directions to the accommodation:
- From Hobart drive south to Kettering and follow the signs to the Bruny Island Ferry.
- On leaving the ferry, travel south on the Bruny main road and after you arrive at the gravel road, always keep the sea, where visible, on your right-hand side.
- After approximately 30 minutes of driving on the Bruny main road, you will arrive at Alonnah and then Lunawanna where there is a T junction. Turn Right towards Cape Bruny and the Lighthouse. We have a sign placed at that junction and St. Clairs Cottage is 1km further down Lighthouse Road in Little Taylor’s Bay.
One word of advice is to arrive at the Ferry Terminal in plenty of time prior to the ferry’s scheduled departure. At certain times of the day and certain times of the year, there can be a backup of vehicles, and with limited ferry capacity, you don’t want to get left behind. If you do miss your ferry, it’s best just to stay put and wait for the next one. The ferry will make an extra run if the last scheduled ferry is full and vehicles are left behind.