Bruny Island is located on the south-east corner of Tasmania. The Bruny Island Ferry, Mirambeena, departs from the seaside township of Kettering. The ferry carries both passengers and vehicles departing a minimum of ten times daily. There is no need to book, you simply arrive at the ferry terminal and pay as you drive on. The journey will take approximately 15 minutes, with Dolphin sightings not uncommon from the top deck.
There is no public transport to or on Bruny Island, so you will need to bring your own car or hire a car. Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget all hire cars in Hobart and this can be arranged at the airport. AVIS also operates in Tasmania but they do not currently allow their vehicles to travel to Bruny Island.
If you are renting a car, please check that you are allowed to drive the vehicle onto Bruny Island as there are some sections of gravel road.
Driving from Hobart to Kettering
You will need to allow 45 minutes to drive from Hobart to Kettering.
From Hobart, follow Davey Streeet onto the Southern Outlet (Highway A6) towards Kingston. Follow the signs to the Bruny Island Ferry. This will take you along the Channel Highway through Margate, Snug and Oyster Cove before arriving in Kettering.
Once you have arrived in Kettering, you will need to turn left onto Ferry Road. Those driving themselves down to Adventure Bay should continue along Ferry Road to the Bruny Island Ferry queue.
Ferry Crossing from Kettering to Bruny Island
The queue for the ferry is at the end of Ferry Road in Kettering.
To ensure you don't miss the ferry you should arrive in the queue at least 30 minutes early.
The ferry crossing takes 15 minutes and is $30 return for a standard vehicle, payable with cash.
Driving from the Ferry to Alonnah
Once you arrive on the island there is a further 30 minute drive to the property at 7 Stuart Street Alonnah.
Follow the main highway south approx 30km until you see the Alonnah turn-off (turn right).
Then continue into the township of Alonnah. Turn right into Stuart Street, continue right up Stuart Street at the junction with Harvey Road.
7 Stuart Street Alonnah is the green colourbond building on the down slope side of the street.
Keys to the property
The key to the property is locked in a key safe, you must contact the owner Matt McCrossen (0438515674) prior to arrival to be provided with the access code to open the key safe.
Bruny Island Ferry Prices
*Peak fares apply on Public Holidays and Public Holiday weekends only. They do not apply on a normal weekend.
• The fare includes the return trip.
• Passengers in vehicles and pedestrians travel free of charge.
• Pensioner and seniors discounts only apply to vehicles less than 6 metres.
• Patrons are advised to be at the terminal at least ten (10) minutes before the advertised departure time.
The above fares apply only to vehicles less than 5 metres. Other rates apply to different sized vehicles.
Please see the Bruny Island Ferry website for more details.