Bruny Island has no public transport, so you will need to bring your own car or hire a car. Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget all hire cars in Hobart and this can be arranged in advance or at the airport.  AVIS and Europcar also operate in Tasmania, however they do not currently allow their vehicles to travel to Bruny Island.  

bruny island ferry

Bruny Island is located on the southeast corner of Tasmania. The island’s ferry service is operated by Sealink Bruny Island and departs from the seaside township of Kettering 40 minutes south of Hobart. Please allow extra time to purchase the bulk of your provisions on the way. Once you've arrived and have established your time of departure and place in the cue, enjoy a coffee at Mermaid Cafe, Gateway to Bruny Island and pick up a free island map.  The ferry carries passengers and vehicles daily. During high season the service may shuttle outside of the normal schedule due to increased island traffic.  A supplementary vessel operating allows for additional sailings during peak season.  The journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes with the possibility of dolphin sightings and of course people watching. Once you reach the other side, take your watch off, throw your mobile phone out the window, because at last you're on beautiful Bruny Island! Find all the information you require on Sealink’s website: