Go Wild with Cycle Bruny and Pennicott Cruises

Only have 2 days but want to experience as much as you can? Then this is the adventure for you

Distance: 

22km

Time: 

2 days

Terrain: 

Moderate

Experience: 

Moderate

Winning Australia’s Best Tourist Attraction for 2012, 2014 and 2015 this three hour Wilderness Cruise explores the rugged coastline of South Bruny National Park.

The cruise travels beneath towering sea cliffs and up close to ‘Breathing Rock’ which explodes water every minute. You’ll explore deep sea caves, zoom through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

Gepida at Dennes Point

Wildlife commonly encountered includes Australian and New Zealand fur seals, common and bottlenose dolphins, thousands of seabirds and whales during migration. The custom built iconic yellow boats are ideal for eco cruising, allowing 360 degree viewing and close interaction with the abundant wildlife.

 

Starting Out

At Kettering we’ll get you set up on your bike of choice, either state of the art e-bike, traditional hybrid or road bike along with all the necessary safety gear and ready for boarding the ferry to Bruny Island.

You’ll have directions to get to Adventure Bay where you’ll enjoy an afternoon exploring the water on the East coast of Bruny Island. This Wilderness Cruise truly offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

After the boat ride you cycle to Captain Cook Holiday Park or other accommodation of your choice, check in and get settled. There will be time to relax and enjoy the surroundings, go for a walk on the beach or take the bike and explore more of the local terrain.

The following morning is at your leisure. Continue to explore the island and all of the tasty options as you ride back to Roberts Point to catch ferry back to Kettering.

Subject to seasonal availability and accommodation prices.

Price guide: $325 to $520 per person

includes ebike hire, return ferry fare, boat ride and overnight accommodation.

 

Details:

Pick up Bikes

Get to us at Kettering by 8:30 – 9:00 AM  and be fitted with the right bike and gear. There is a morning bus service from Hobart or Uber will cost you around $60 for up to 4 people and will take 35 or 40 minutes

Check the bus time table here.

Catch the Ferry

Of a morning ferries leave every half hour and the schedule can be found here.

After collecting your bike you need to be on the 9AM, 9:30 or 10AM ferry to Bruny Island so you have plenty of time for the 2 to 3 hour ride to Adventure Bay and enjoy the scenary along the way. There will be time to stop along the way for refreshments.

Pennicott Wilderness Sea Cruise

2pm Departure: Adventure Bay

Be sure to arrive at Pennicott Cruises by 1:30PM.  This gives you time to check in and have more refreshments.

AccommodationAdventure Bay with Bruny Island Cycle Tours and Hire

Our package deal includes an overnight stay in Adventure Bay at Captain Cook Holiday Park or your choice of other available accommodation, including luxury options.

Caption Cook Holiday Park has lovely Villa units, on site vans or camping depending on your budget, the park is right near the waters edge.

 

Ride back to Kettering

The following day you can take your time to ride back to catch the Ferry from Roberts Point. Along the way you have the Bruny Island Berry Farm, Bruny Island Chocolate Company, Bruny Island Cheese and Beer, Get Shucked Oysters, the Honey Pot, Truganini Lookout at the Neck, Island Scenic Flights along with beaches and walks, you’ve got all day, you might as well enjoy it.

The last Ferry leaves Bruny at 7:15pm, the last bus to back Hobart leaves Kettering at 5:18 (no busses on sundays), or an Uber trip from Kettering back to Hobart will cost around $60 for up to 4 people.

Tour Highlights

experience the land and the sea. A great tour for people with little time who want to experience everything.

History of the Area

To be completed.

Services: 

message1Public Toilets

message1Food

message1Accomodation

Read what people are saying about us

Google Reviews

EXCELLENT
25 reviews on
Andrew Gan
Andrew Gan
2021-04-05
These ebikes are definitely the way to enjoy Bruny island. Working out and enjoying every bit of what Bruny island has to offer. And to top it off, the arrangement and communication by Rob on organising the ebikes was a breeze. Highly recommend this.
Read more
Mária Hradiská
Mária Hradiská
2021-03-23
Better late than never - In December 2020 we contacted Rob because we and our two bikes needed a last minute lift from Bruny Island to Kettering. Perfect and quick communication and arrangement, on-time arrival and very good conversation in a car! We really enjoyed his company. Highly reccomended!
Read more
Warwick Dunbar
Warwick Dunbar
2021-01-18
Cycle Bruny Island's Rob Lord offers far more than bicycle rental: his services are best described as being looked after by an old friend. With Zen-like patience and kindness, Rob shares his local knowledge and equips you with Bosch mid-drive electric mountain bikes to see for yourself. We toured quiet unsealed roads and enjoyed spectacular vistas, with the bikes' motors flattening the hills. At the end of the day, Rob quietly takes delight in your experiences, and your plan to revisit Bruny Island begins to form.
Read more
Jane Williams
Jane Williams
2020-12-30
Great experience. A beautiful ride along a quiet coastal road. The bike was comfortable and easy to operate. Everything supplied, including pick-up and drop-off. Rob's knowledge of the local area is extensive. A great way to explore Bruny Island or the Huon Valley. I'll be back soon.
Read more
Jan Lord
Jan Lord
2020-12-21
Highly recommended. We decided to do a ride with Cycle Bruny Island as our Christmas catchup. Rob chose a quiet route for us so we could chat as we rode. He picked out a scenic spot for us to have a picnic lunch before we finished our ride in the lovely town of Cygnet. The bikes are great to ride and all other equipment is supplied. A most enjoyable day with exceptional service by Cycle Bruny Island. Thank you!
Read more
Katie Ramage
Katie Ramage
2020-12-02
My partner and I had a great experience with Rob and the ebikes. Having only rung Rob the day before we planned to ride, he was super welcoming and very helpful to organise the two bikes for us. The bikes were in great condition and very easy to use with Rob making sure we were set up with everything we needed for a great day out on Bruny (bike introduction, helmet, map, bag etc.). Even with the weather cutting our day short, Rob went out of his way to meet us and pick up the bikes. Highly recommend Rob and Cycle Bruny. We just wish the weather had let us have more time with these awesome bikes, it’s a great idea!
Read more
Jeffery Buckler
Jeffery Buckler
2020-12-02
Rob was a great help, dropping off and picking up the bikes at the park near the ferry terminal. Unfortunately the ferry was delayed due to wind, meaning we missed out on the trip over to the island. Despite this, the bikes were in great condition and comfortable over our short ride to and from the terminal. Rob was greatly helpful and didn't charge as we didn't get over to Bruny island. Greatly recommend if wanting to see Bruny via bike.
Read more
Jean-Eudes Norlain
Jean-Eudes Norlain
2020-11-22
Perfect service, we hired 2 bikes in excellent condition and rode through Bruny Island. It was an memorable experience. I strongly recommend Rob, amazing guy!!
Read more
Jacquie Bone
Jacquie Bone
2020-04-21
This is a brilliant idea. I caught the bus from Hobart and met Rob near to the ferry terminal. Rob is kind and helpful and showed me how to use the bike and provided me with the panniers, map, gloves and helmet. Due to having to catch the bus back the same day I could only use the bike for a short amount of time but it was well worth it as I was able to see things along the way that may well have been missed if I was driving a car. I highly recommend this as a way of getting round Bruny.
Read more
Sophie Newby
Sophie Newby
2020-04-05
Fantastic service. Went out of his way to accomodate us and help us have a great day. Quality bikes that had enough battery for a full day of cycling around Bruny island (e-bikes). Definitely recommend.
Read more

Trip Advisor Reviews

EXCELLENT
16 reviews on
dazzlerange
dazzlerange
26. April, 2021.
E Bike testing on Bruny Island We hired a couple of e Bikes from Rob on short notice, he could not have been more accommodating and professional. Our aim was to spend a day riding e bikes to see if they would suit out retirement travel plans. The bikes were great, easy to use and fun. Rob took the time to give us valuable advice that will guide our future purchases and was flexible with our return plans. Bruny is a great place to visit and Rob and his business can make any visit an adventure.... Steve & Adelle
Read more
David B
David B
14. February, 2020.
The best way to see the island! We hired 3 e-Bikes from Rob for 3 days self guided cycling around Bruny Island. Rob is really nice guy, he met us in Kettering and was there when we returned - I can whole heartedly recommend Rob and Cycle Bruny Island, everything was smooth, the bikes are really good quality and were all setup for us when we arrived. As an avid road cyclist at home, I can recommend the e-bikes ... the island is surprisingly lumpy, but the e-bikes made it a pleasure to ride. We ventured to Adventure Bay for the first night - there is a small shop that is well stocked for provisions, fresh meat and veg and groceries - no alcohol though, so you need to bring it in yourself. We bought a bottle of wine and some beer en route at the Bruny Island Cheese and Beer Company (although apparently you may be able to buy takeaways at the bowling club in Adventure Bay if it is open). We thought there was a seafood restaurant here but seems it closes at 3:00, at least it did on the day we were there. Second day we took a hillier route through Mt Midway Forest Reserve via Lockleys and Stafford Rds to Cloudy Bay. Everything we could find on this route online suggested that it is very difficult and steep. It is actually not too bad, the first 5 kms are uphill and the whole track is bumpy for sure but anyone used to a little mountain biking would have no issue. We had to push the bikes for a couple of hundred meters on a particularly steep bit but any competent mountain biker could probably ride the whole way - especially on e-bikes! Take a phone with Google maps though as there are many forks and logging roads which can be confusing. But it is a beautiful part of Bruny with magnificent forest that changes throughout. On the way back from Cloudy Bay, it is also worth dropping into the winery (Bruny Premium Wines I think it is called) - they also have an excellent range of ciders to taste and a first class cheese platter/ploughman's lunch (amongst other things I am sure). Further up the road, the Bruny Hotel also served the largest Chicken Parmigiana I have ever seen - no idea where the chicken came from but it was an excellent looking meal. It would seriously have fed all three of us - again not a bad spot to stop for refreshments! All up a really great time - cycling is definitely the way to go to see the island - and you certainly wont go hungry ... or thirsty!
Read more
SydneyTraveller
SydneyTraveller
31. January, 2020.
Great e-bike tour on Bruny Island We rented two e-bikes from Rob to explore Bruny Island for one day. This really was the highlight of our entire holiday in Tasmania. There a very few cars on Bruny Island all of which have to access by ferry, so it is very safe to ride a bike on the side of the street while only a few vehicles will pass by every half an hour. We found that renting out bikes gives you so much more freedom to explore the island according to your own interests and at your own pace whereas the commercial tours will have set destinations (mostly shops and restaurants). One does need an e-bike to go about the island since the roads constantly go up and down so one would probably feel tremendously exhausted after a short period already when using a regular bike. The communication with Rob went smoothly, the bikes were set up and good to go when we arrived in Kettering and Rob expected us at the pier when we told him which return ferry we would catch in the late afternoon. We also got two chargers for the bikes and a small shop on the southern island fortunately allowed us to charge the bikes so everything went really well. We were provided with helmets and raincoats too. Rob is very dedicated and a very nice person. Overall, we were very happy with our booking and could not recommend the provider more, it was a fantastic experience.
Read more
DianaMH23
DianaMH23
27. November, 2019.
Cycling Bruny Island What a spectacular adventure! We booked Rob’s ebikes as the island has quite a few hills and had a fantastic time. Rob advised us where to go for the best riding and even though we are usually road bikers we had no trouble adjusting to the mountain bikes and non sealed roads. The hills were a breeze and we r now converts to ebikes. We stayed 2 nights and even managed to fit in the Penticott cruise and saw amazing sea life. Thanks so much Rob for all your support.
Read more
Janine G
Janine G
2. January, 2019.
Fantastic! Our family hired 4 electric bikes for two days from Rob and had an amazing time exploring Bruny Island. Rob was very organised, super friendly and helpful and his bikes are well maintained and we are definitely electric bike converts! They were needed though because Bruny Island is very hilly and I think we would have turned straight back around without them. Everything Rob organised went well including accommodation, ferry and the wilderness tour from Adventure Bay. Definitely recommend!
Read more
kconingsby
kconingsby
24. March, 2018.
Cycling on Bruny Island Rob the owner of Cycle on Bruny is such a friendly and helpful guy. We had not been to Bruny Island before, but had done a lot of research and we theoretically knew there were a lot of hills! Well I was so thankful for my electric bike (even though my husband teased me). As you get off the ferry you are faced with your first challenge a 2km climb and the hills did not end there!! The bike does not do the work for you but it certainly helps. So I was able to ride and enjoy the scenery of beautiful Bruny Island.
Read more
MalcolmandCarol
MalcolmandCarol
15. February, 2018.
Wonderful Cycling Trip to Bruny Island Easy to book online. Bikes are in the perfect location for the ferry to Bruny Island. There is parking at the hire location. Rob is such a nice man, friendly and helpful. You can chose your ebike and your ready to go. Would recomend an ebike as there are some hills on the island and if you plan a long ride it’s much more confortable with an ebike. The bikes are top of the range and were perfect for our ride. In 4 hours we covered about 40miles. On a bike you also get priority on the ferry. Absolutely the best way to enjoy the island.
Read more
Cammie P
Cammie P
14. January, 2018.
Bruny Island Cycle Tours six of us aged between 70 and 10 hired electric bikes. The bikes were really comfortable, clean and of a very high standard. we did a beautiful 2-3 hour ride through the state forest behind Adventure Bay. Rob in his support vehicle was never far away if any of us had needed assistance. the whole experience was great value and comes highly recommended for people of all ages and riding ability
Read more
clamchowder16
clamchowder16
17. November, 2017.
Excellent rentals and accomodating owner Rob was super nice and accomodating considering I went to Bruny by accident thinking the bike shop was over there. The bikes are top notch and the electric ones are very helpful for hills. If you're going to the neck then I recommend conserving some power in the flatter areas and cranking it to tour+ for the uphill. It's still a hefty workout. Thanks rob!
Read more
Katyajay
Katyajay
7. November, 2017.
Absolutely Awesome Experience! We were a family of six with ages ranging from 10-64 and did a day tour on the pedal assisted bikes (which was awesome). The tour was great as we got to see the gorgeous scenery and wildlife. Rob really made the whole day a wonderful experience, especially the tastiest BBQ lunch. But most of all it was his patience, knowledge and friendliness that made this an awesome day! If you wanted to only hire the bikes it'd be worth it as the the bikes are well maintained and great quality!
Read more
Cycle Bruny Island

Call us on

0477 495 339
Copyright 2022 Cycle Bruny Island