The festival is all about supporting local producers and business's
Many of the Bruny Island & Kingborough business's have generously supported us for many years. Please repay this generosity and support our sponsors and donors.
The Festival HQ at Adventure Bay Hall will have many of the events and we shall have catering options on site throughout the festival.
Thank you to Hotel Bruny for a donation of Bruny Island Cider, to the Bruny Island Cheese Co for a donation of Farm Ale and to Spirit Of Bruny for a donation of their fabulous Bruny Gin - try them all at the Festival Bar each evening
Meals available during the festival
FRIDAY 25th LUNCH- ADVENTURE BAY HALL
The Ice cream Van man will be set up in his van at the Adventure Bay Hall Carpark area from 11am to 3pm for lunch
He will be offering Van Diemens ice cream and his ice cream desserts on both Friday at Adventure Bay and at the market on Saturday at Lunawanna
He will be offering a savoury option on Friday.
A soup (Hot or Cold) with crusty Summer kitchen bread.
Either Spanish Gazpacho or French Onion depending on the weather!
FRIDAY 25th DINNER- ADVENTURE BAY HALL
Welcome Gathering Meal & Festival Opening
Friday 25th from 5:00pm
Adventure Bay Hall area
Cost: $20 Adult $10 Child ( u 12 ) for a plate of great food.
Licensed event - no BYO. Bookings essential FULLY BOOKED ( If you have not booked, talk to us on the night to see if we have an extra meals available )
Join us for the first evening of the Bird Festival and a community welcome informal meal. This is a lovely time to mill around and banter with a gathering throng of fellow bird and nature lovers. We shall begin with a Welcome to Country, followed by a brief speech to officially open the festival and welcome you all. A relaxed and informal pasta meal will follow.
The meal on Friday night will be provided by Caterers BrunItaly and sourced from fresh local ingredients. Bruny Island's beautiful produce meets ancient Italian traditions!
Time: From 5pm for the opening,
5.30 for the Meal
6pm Nightly Bird Count
SATURDAY 26th LUNCH - LUNAWANNA MARKET
10am - 4pm
A selection of delicious sweet & savoury snack and lunch items will be available at the Market, created by an island caterer and an island baker
There will also be an ice cream van present throughout the day selling icecream and icecream sundaes
SATURDAY 26th NIGHT - ADVENTURE BAY HALL
5pm - 6.30pm
Bruny Island Bowls and Community Club in Adventure Bay have kindly offered to provide a carvery roast meal for Bird Festival folk on Saturday 26th March from 5pm to 6.30pm. This will allow time to dine before the "Life on Lands Edge" show in the adjacent Adventure Bay Hall at 7.00pm. Of course those not going to the show are welcome to stay on and enjoy the club facilities and bar.
On offer are roast lamb and/or pork, roast and other vegetables, and salads all for just $25 pp or $15 child. Highly recommended!
We very much appreciate the club providing this meal to our Festival and do hope you will support their initiative
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET BOOKED - YOU CAN TURN UP ON THE NIGHT AND CHECK IF THEY HAVE CAPACITY TO SERVE A FEW MORE PEOPLE
SUNDAY 27th NIGHT - ADVENTURE BAY HALL
The Bruny Men's Cooking group are preparing to cook some fabulous wood fired pizzas on the Sunday evening from 5pm to 6.30pm just before the show which starts at 7.00pm.
Prices are $15 whole, $8 half and $4 a quarter. Pay on the night.
BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED ( If you have not booked, talk to us on the night to see if we have an extra meals available )
Licensed event - no BYO.
Dining on Bruny
Visitors can also enjoy many of these tantalising gourmet foods in the cafes and restaurants on the island. It is advisable to book for evening meals.
Bruny Island House of Whiskey, Bruny Main Road.
Bruny Is Cheese Co - Great Bay
Get Shucked Oyster Bar - Great Bay
Jetty Cafe - Dennes Point
Robert's Point kiosk - ferry terminal.
Pennicott Seafood Restaurant - Adventure Bay
Hotel Bruny - Alonnah
Adventure Bay General Store - pies, salad rolls & snacks.
Alonnah Store - hot food, fresh sandwiches & snacks.
Bruny Island Bowls Club - Adventure Bay (meals Friday nights only)
Bruny Is Premium Wines Bar & Grill - Lunawanna - excellent choice of tasteplates and meals.
Pop-Up Cafe - Lunawanna - coffee, cold drinks, pies and cakes ( Thursday-Sunday )
Gourmet Food & Wine Outlets
One of the delights of visiting Bruny Is is the opportunity to sample all the renowned and fabulous gourmet food products grown or made on the island.
Just off the ferry are the delectable pies and muffins at the Robert Point kiosk, freshly baked every day. Followed soon after by the Bruny Island House of Whiskey a fully licensed bistro & bottle shop and producer of award winning smoked produce.
Turning north to Dennes Point, you will find the Jetty Cafe with fantastic coffee and light meals.
At Great Bay be sure to call in at Get Shucked Oysters for your supply of fresh Bruny Is oysters or a tempting platter and wine at their oyster bar. The famous Bruny Island Cheese Co is practically next door where you can sample not only amazing cheeses but the best crusty bread and pizzas straight from the wood fired oven and wonderful Bruny Island Beer.
For those with a sweet tooth do not miss the Bruny Island Chocolate Company factory outlet soon after the turnoff to Adventure Bay. Here you will find a mouthwatering range of handmade chocolate fudges, truffles and chocolate sauces. You can sample before you buy and the shelves are laden with tempting goodies.
Bruny Island Premium Wines can be found further south at Lunawanna. It is in fact Australia's southernmost vineyard. Here you can enjoy sampling the award winning wines and savour a tasty meal in the Bar & Grill.