Bruny Island has less than 1000 permanent residents yet in 2019 had over 120,000 visitors (ABC NEWS Bruny Island tourist influx a double-edged sword for those calling it home ABC Radio Hobart / By Georgie Burgess Overtourism and Bruny Island were emerging as tourism hot spot debate about the merits of large numbers of visitors and the ability of an existing infrastructure to cope. Bruny will be getting a reset with visitor number drastically reduced. Island time will have resumed to the levels of the 1990’s making it a destination where visitors are no longer jostling for space in overcrowded venues. The things that made Bruny attractive continue to operate, let’s get going to check out what an Island just a short ferry ride from Hobart has to offer.
There is no public transport on Bruny Island and the roads are narrow and winding. For an Island with less than 1000 residents during the summer peak season it has been known to have traffic jams. When renting a car specify the vehicle is being taken to Bruny Island. The focus of this day trip is a food experience Bruny is a wildlife and scenery delight. There is the requisite lighthouse for an instagram moment.
TIP: Carry a cooler for storage of goodies snaffled up.