Leisurely ride to Barnes Bay

A gentle ride to explore nearby parts of Bruny Island

Distance: 

22km

Time: 

2 hours return

Terrain: 

Easy

Experience: 

Easy

22km return Easy to Medium Bike Ride, this is the shortest and easiest Bruny tour taking you along the Missionary Road passing ‘The Duckpond’, Simmonds Bay and into the village of Barnes Bay. At lovely Barnes Bay you will find a sheltered cove with picnic table, rubbish bin and Jetty where fishing is permitted.

Tour Highlights

Wildlife along the way. Opportunities to stop and take in the view.

History of the Area

Barnes Bay is both a geographical feature and a small township near the northern end of Bruny Island, Tasmania. During the early 19th century it was a centre for the firewood trade to Hobart and later the fruit industry, mostly apples and pears. It is now mostly a centre for the tourist industry and light grazing. Barnes Bay Post Office opened on 20 October 1851 and closed in 1969 (though known as Kelly's Point from 1853 until 1906).[1] During the 1919 influenza epidemic Barnes Bay was used as a quarantine location for putting infected passengers off ships [2] {source: wikipedia.com}

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