After spending a weekend away at Bruny Island recently I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to get back over there. I haven’t been since I was about 12 years old, which really is wasting such an opportunity to experience one of Tasmania’s resplendent locations. Only 20 minutes by ferry from Tasmania’s main island, an abundance of sensory stimulation awaits.
We stayed in Adventure Bay, about a 30-40 minute drive from the ferry terminal. We arrived on the later ferry so had a few wines in our holiday rental in preparation for a big day the next day. First stop off was the Bruny Island Raspberry Farm for raspberry pancakes and quite possibly the best brownie I have ever eaten in my life.
After the raspberry farm, we headed off to Get Shucked for a glass of wine and a dozen oysters each. I got my dozen with the optional dressings, which were served the side. The wasabi foam didn’t really add to the oysters flavour; the oysters were amzingly creamy and with the wasabi foam it was a bit much. The Asian Hoi Sin dressing was absolutely brilliant though, however I couldn’t resist having the majority of mine natural.
After our oyster morning tea we headed off for a drive to see the Cape Bruny Lighthouse before having a wander along the beach and rolling down some sand dunes.
After dinner at Hotel Bruny, which consisted of a huge seafood platter and a few too many drinks, it was a quiet morning on the beach on Sunday before heading back to Hobart on a lunch time ferry. Definitely won’t be leaving it so long between visits, a weekend wasn’t long enough to see everything we wanted to see and eat everything we wanted to eat; cheese and fudge are must dos on the next visit over.