Passing Organ Pipe Headlands, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Photograph by Ian Pope

Another day on the water paddling the coastline off Bruny Island, Tasmania, heading south from Adventure Bay. There’s not much land south of this and the weather can be flat calm like this or a raging gale from the Antarctic.

Separated from the southeastern coast of Tasmania by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island (and the channel) are both named in honor of the French explorer Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, best known for his exploration of the Australian coast in 1792.

Bruny Island is actually made up of two islands, separated by a narrow sandy isthmus known as “The Neck”. Nearly 100 kilometres long, Bruny Island supports a population of 620.

2 Responses

  1. Elena Gunderson

    Bruny Island looks like a fantastic place to Kayak – Tasmania is just a beautiful land!

  2. Sydney North

    I am travelling here next month and was really pleased to find your post. Hope the weather will be kind to me!


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