A lunch date at beautiful Bruny

‘Let’s do lunch,’ takes on a whole new meaning when you arrive rock-star style in a helicopter. 

Hop on board and get out the camera as we fly over Hobart and the River Derwent before heading south along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to the island locals know as ‘Bruny’.

On the way to lunch you’ll see rugged cliffs, sheltered bays with sparkling turquoise water and long windswept beaches. We fly over ‘The Neck’ – an iconic isthmus which is home to a fairy penguin rookery – before arriving at the sleepy town of Alonnah.

Settle in to the island’s legendary pub, Hotel Bruny, for lunch with a view overlooking the tranquil water of the channel. Love a monstrous chicken parma? Or prefer fresh local seafood? Both taste amazing paired with an award-winning Bruny Island Apple & Cherry Cider.

Hotel Bruny is the perfect place to while away a few hours and get to experience a different side of Bruny Island – not only see its magnificence from the sky, but also gain an insight into the relaxed island lifestyle over lunch.

Lunch not long enough?

We get it. Bruny Island is pretty exceptional and there’s a lot to explore. So, we’ve put together this special package so you can immerse yourself in this magical island.

Our fly/stay/drive package starts with a breathtaking flight to Bruny. See the extraordinary island from the sky – the dramatic coastline, mountainous terrain and the iconic isthmus – before landing in style in the small village of Alonnah.

This is where you will be based for two nights staying at Hotel Bruny Lodge. If you can tear yourself away from the sensational views from your room at the lodge, there’s a car waiting for you to explore the island.

Clever artisanal producers, walks with captivating views, an historical lighthouse, long windswept beaches, pretty tranquil bays, and a plethora of wildlife – there are so many ways to spend your time on Bruny. It will be hard to leave.

Included in the package is a two-course set menu at Hotel Bruny with an award-winning Bruny Island Apple & Cherry Cider on one evening of your stay. With a focus on using premium local products and fresh seafood, Hotel Bruny is a favourite with both islanders and visitors.

After a few days on Bruny, head back to Hobart on the ferry and return the car to the Hobart CBD. We’ve made it as convenient as we can so you don’t have to organise anything. Just enjoy!