Bruny Island Food, Wine & Art
Bruny Island food and wine has gained a reputation as a gourmet foodie heaven thanks to being profiled on such TV shows as Gourmet Farmer and Getaway. No matter your taste, you will find delicious fresh produce accompanied by superb wines all year round.
Bruny Island Cheese Company is a definite must on any foodie's travel plan. A stunning artisan cheese maker, all cheeses are made by traditional means. You can enjoy fabulous cheese platters and gourmet lunches under the eucalypts in the outdoor garden. You can may wish to join the Cheese Club where eight times a year, no matter where you are in Australia, you can indulge in a little bit of Bruny Island cheese goodness.
Get Shucked Oysters is where you can watch your oysters being harvested and sorted before being shucked and served. You will never get fresher or plumper and juicier oysters than at Get Shucked. You can relax in the fully licensed Oyster Bar while enjoying some great oyster based dishes.
Bruny Island Berry Farm is where you can pick your own succulent berries, indulge in fabulous berry based ice-creams, celebrate with strawberry champagne or satisfy a sweet tooth with mouth-watering cakes and desserts. (Closed during Winter).
Hiba Chocolates offers delightful truffles, chocolate sauces, fudge, boiled sweets and jams, chutneys and marmalades. Everyone needs a little sweetness in their life!
There are a range of other great cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy while you are in Bruny Island. Check out Hotel Bruny for gourmet pub meals, Hothouse Café for exceptional coffee, the Jetty Café at Dennes Point which is only a short stroll from the house for more great coffee and lovely meals and wines, or the White Wallaby Cafe for organic produce and meals.
The best hidden secret is Robert's Point kiosk just near the ferry arrival and departure point. Fabulous homemade pastries and cakes are just some of the delicious treats you can pick up from the kiosk, as well as local produce including honey, fudge and nuts. It is also a general convenience store to top up on groceries. We recommend all our visitors make a stop and sample the wares.
Bruny Island Premium Wines operates a cellar door from their winery. You can enjoy superb Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc or settle in for a scrumptious meal with either grazing platters or gourmet main meals and desserts.
Art & Museums
Great art feeds the soul, and Art at the Point at Dennes Point showcases the unique artistic talents of many of the locals across a range of media. Enjoy the art and then sample some of the great food, coffee and wine at the Jetty Café next door.
Further afield, Lumeah Gallery at Adventure Bay has an abundant range of local handicrafts and jewellery.
You can also check out the Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, a privately run museum at Adventure Bay whose collection covers exploration in the South Pacific.
Bruny Island Lighthouse
Bruny Island Lighthouse is Australia's second oldest and longest continually staffed extant lighthouse and is located on the South-Western edge of the Cape in the South Bruny National Park. Although it was decommissioned in 1996 and replaced by a solar powered light nearby, you can still walk around the historic lighthouse and take in the stunning views off the rugged cliffs.