Getting to and around the islandLooking toward Adventure Bay from Neck Beach

Bruny Island lies approx 70km SE of Hobart and is accessed by vehicular ferry which leaves from Kettering.

Ferry Times

The Bruny Island ferry "Mirambeena" departs from Kettering approx 45 mins travel time south of Hobart. From the 1st of October to after Easter each year a second ferry "the Bowen" is added to the run. The ferries may not follow the timetable at times of high demand and departure times may vary.  Bookings are not required. Fares are payable at Kettering (includes return crossing).  
An ATM is available on the building in the ferry parking area. 

Click here for the current timetable and here for fares.


Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire are partnering with BirdFest to provide a more natural and in tune way of accessing the Island and its beauty.

Bicycles and eBikes will be available for hire from a stand at BirdFest HQ, or bikes are available for hire from Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire’s depot located near the ferry ticketing booth at Kettering for those who would like to do the 39km ride to Adventure Bay.

Rates and availability can be accessed here or by phoning 0477 495 339.

Travel times by car on the Island

Please note that all destinations below will involve sections of unsealed 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
Adventure Bay to Lighthouse      50 mins
Dennes Point to Lighthouse        75 mins

There is no public transport or taxi service on Bruny Island.