Wednesday, April 13, 2016


This young Goshawk was caught in some netting in Simpsons Bay, Bruny Island Tasmania. Luckily the hawk was easily freed from the netting & after a quick check he was deemed uninjured & set free. There really is some amazing bird life on Bruny Island, it is a popular spot for bird watchers from allover the world. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016


This little motherless Wallaby Joey, was found on Bruny Island & taken to the lovely people at Inala nature museum & jurassic garden. The Joey is being reared in a fabric pouch, which mimics its mothers pouch.

Inala has a long and strong history in wildlife rehabilitation, caring for injured and abandoned animals. Dr Tonia Cochran’s science and farming background has provided her with a wide array of veterinary skills that she uses to care for the diversity of animals brought to Inala’s gates. 

Tonia’s diverse background & passion for Tasmania’s fauna, has resulted in a variety of animals of various species being rehabilitated & released back into the Tasmanian wilderness. The list of rehabilitated species is long and includes a Brown Falcon, Tasmanian Pademelon, Long Nosed Potoroo, Echidna, Little Pygmy Possum, Brush-tailed Possum, Little Penguin, and even Blue-tongued Lizard! Inala's most famous success is an albino Bennett’s Wallaby.  INALA JURRASIC GARDEN

Thursday, January 21, 2016


 I was recently lucky enough to go on a tour of the Cape Bruny Lighthouse on Bruny Island in Southern Tasmania. The view from the top of the lighthouse is panoramic and vast.

Looking out over the handrail on the lighthouse balcony one can see across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel towards the antarctic.

The Lighthouse is built from the dolerite that surrounds it in the cliffs & rocks

 For more information about the lighthouse & to find out about lighthouse tours check out this link

Sunday, January 10, 2016


There are an abundance of unusual rock formations dotted along the Bruny Island coastline

Satellite Island sits snugly off of the coastline of Alonnah on South Bruny Island

These little wooden boats are hand made from drift wood collected on the Alonnah Beach

Seals can be seen sunning themselves on the rocks at the Friars on the Bruny Island Coastline

The best way to see the Bruny Island coastline is by boat

There is a 3 hour wilderness boat cruise that will take you right to the tip of Bruny Island & back

Friday, January 1, 2016


Bruny Island has built a solid reputation as a gourmet food destination. 
I have compiled a dossier of locally grown and produced products and preserves designed to hit the taste buds in just the right spot.

A Taste of Bruny offers a range of mouthwatering organic products that will fit neatly into any picnic basket. From quince jellies & pastes, to eat with local cheeses, to locally grown olives. Their extensive range of exotic chutneys & barbecue sauces with a twist, think blueberry barbecue, are available on the island and from their website.

Bruny Island Cheese Co. has been featured on the SBS television show Gourmet Farmer. The cheese co. hosts a cafe and cheesery with free cheese tastings daily. 

Get Shucked Oysters at Great Bay Bruny Island hosts an impressive sit down oyster bar and an 
oyster drive-thru for those who like their oysters on the run

For those who fancy a quality drop of wine or whiskey, Bruny Island will not disappoint.

Bruny Island Premium Wines hosts a quality bar and grill set amongst the vines deep in the vineyard.
The food is fresh, local and is paired brilliantly with local wines. The winery is open 11am to 5pm, seven days a week for wine tastings and meals.

Bruny Island House of Whiskey is a tasting paradise for the whiskey lover and is said to boast the largest range of Tasmanian whiskeys available anywhere. 

Bruny Island is also in good supply of fresh local seafoods which are available at various eateries including Hotel Bruny and Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill. 
The Adventure Bay General store also stocks local seafood in their fridge and freezer section, for those who want to cook their own on the barbecue. The general store also stocks an extensive range of Taste of Bruny products including olives, preserves and sauces.

locally caught Bruny Island Scallop