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South Bruny National Park

Access


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Bruny Island lies just off the south-east coast of Tasmania. D'Entrecasteaux Channel separates the island from mainland Tasmania. From Hobart, the island can be reached by travelling south on the Southern Outlet (A6) to Kingston, and then continuing to Kettering on the B68, some 40 km (and about 40 minutes) south of Hobart.

A vehicular ferry departs from Kettering. Departures are at regular intervals throughout the day, and the trip takes about 15 minutes. The ferry takes you to Roberts Point, on north Bruny Island. From Roberts Point you travel by road (sealed & unsealed) to the southern part of the island.

The ferry runs on the following timetable:

Depart Kettering

Monday - Saturday

6.35am, 7.45am, 9.30am, 11.05am, 12.05pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm, 5.00pm, 6.30pm, (7.30pm Friday only)

Sunday

7.45am, 9.30am, 11.05am, 12.05pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm, 5.00pm, 6.30pm

Depart Bruny Island

Monday - Saturday

7.00am, 8.25am, 10.00am, 11.35am, 12.35pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm, (7.50pm Friday only)

Sunday

8.25am, 10.00am, 11.35am, 12.35pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm

Departure time may vary without notice. For further ferry information (timetable and costs) call 6273 6725 or the Bruny Island/D'Entrecasteaux Visitor Centre on (03) 6267 4494.

Public transport and tours

Visitors wishing to use public transport or tours to access the park should visit our web page on Access to Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Walking Tracks.