Bruny Island - Grass Point Track


Home of the white wallaby, if you are lucky enough to see one. This track passes the remains of a whaling station out to the 'whaler's lookout' and Penguin Island. This area is of great historic significance, with Abel Tasman landing here in 1642 and Captain James Cook some 135 years later in 1777.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation

Getting there:

Accessible by road from Hobart via the Kettering Ferry to Roberts Point on Bruny Island. Follow the B66 through the 'Neck' and turn left onto the C630 to Adventure Bay. Go to the end of Adventure Bay Road, where there is a small car park above the beach next to the jetty.


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Route/Trail notes:

Interpretive signs at the car park show you the way, which is across the beach to your right, over the creek and then through the coastal scrub adjacent to the shoreline. Pass the stone cairns and at the far end you reach Penguin Island, so named because there was once 'a' penguin living on it! At low tide and calm seas, you can rock hop across to the island. Return by the same route.


A Tasmania National Parks permit is required.

Other References/Comments:

There are two other walks from this point; one to Fluted Cape and an extended walk along the eastern cliff line (some 150m high) to Cloudy Bay. There are camping opportunities on the islands, if you wish to stay over and enjoy its hospitality.


Found this walk quite by accident, whilst searching for the 'White Wallaby'! Great evening walk along the shoreline enjoying the views as the sun set.

F.A.B. on 27 Mar, 2017


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