Bruny Island Journal

Stories of life on an island at the bottom of the world
 

Lizzie Stokely, Bruny Island surfer, interview

July 30, 2018

Lizzie Stokely shares her creative side

Bruny Island Coastal Retreats ambassador, Lizzie Stokely, shows her creative side and talks about the values she holds in common with Bruny Island Coastal Retreats.

Lizzie Stokely, Bruny Island surfer, interview

July 11, 2018

Lizzie Stokely shares her love of Cloudy Bay

Bruny's favourite daughter and Bruny Island Coastal Retreats ambassador, Lizzie Stokely, shares what she holds dear.

Guy surfing in Bruny Island surfing competition

May 19, 2018

HIF Bruny Surfing Open Classic

Bruny Island’s Middle Bay turns it on in 1 – 3 meter surf for the 2018 HIF Bruny Open Classic.

Bruny Island IGS Art drawing

November 13, 2017

IGS art camp at Bruny Island Lodge

Students and teachers from International Grammar School Sydney stayed Bruny Island Lodge for an art camp. Using inspiration from the natural surroundings, they worked together to create works of art.

Endorfun Labillardiere Peninsula Trail Run 2017

September 24, 2017

Endorfun Labillardiere Peninsula Trail Run 2017

The Endorfun Labillardiere Pensinsula Trail Run was held on September 24th, 2017. The 17.5km run took participants around picturesque trails on southern Bruny.

View of Cloudy Bay Cabin and the beach on Bruny Island

August 10, 2017

I have a room to myself and it is nature *

From the ramblings of a meandering mind, today I am wondering if the appreciation of nature is an intrinsic part of our soul or is something that we choose to acknowledge.

* Henry David Thoreau

Te Rapunga in Auckland at the start of the Trans Tasman Race, 1934

July 13, 2018

Wanderlust, George Dibbern and the Voyage of Te Rapunga

In 1930 a small wooden boat set sail for unknown adventures. This might not in itself be remarkable; however, this was a journey that was eventually to lead from Kiel in Germany to Bruny Island, Tasmania.

Bruny Island Photography Tour

June 22, 2018

Bruny Island Photography Tour

Bruny Island Coastal Retreats has launched a photography tour. Suitable for photographers of all levels, this guided four day tour takes you to spectacular locations on Bruny Island.

Amy and Kim get married

April 4, 2018

Amy and Kim get married

Congratulations to Amy & Kim on getting married. They held their wedding ceremony and reception at Bruny Island Lodge.

White bellied sea eagle

November 6, 2017

The Solitude of birds

Perhaps it is something about the island that makes us like birds, both happy in our solitude and eager for a chat.

Old photo of Bruny Island Lighthouse taken in December 1912

September 11, 2017

Keepers of the Light: Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Cape Bruny Light keepers have been doing battle with nature since 1838. Tending the light to ensure that maritime travellers did not meet the same grisly end as so many before them had done, it was an arduous and unrelenting life.

Historical photo of Alf Holding and Roy Taylor at Cloudy Bay entrance with their caravan

August 10, 2017

Cloudy Bay, South Bruny: where Nature's heart beats strong amid the hills

Cloudy Bay was initially named l’baie Mauvaise by French explorer Bruni D'Entrecasteaux in 1792, after 1822 it was marked on the maps of the time as Bad Bay, and after 1859 became known as Bad or Cloudy Bay.

Bruni D'Entrecasteaux cave

July 13, 2018

A Spin of a Coin - Bruni D'Entrecasteaux

Following the coastline of Bruny Island, you might chance upon a rock formation that bears a striking resemblance to one of the great explorers in history.

Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher

May 23, 2018

Rare Azure Kingfisher spotted on Bruny Island

The Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher is endangered and endemic to Tasmania, and very rarely seen on Bruny Island.

The Volant winning the first Ocean Race in 1898

February 12, 2018

First and Oldest: Bruny Island Race

The Bruny Island Race was first held on Saturday 19 March 1898 and was originally called The Ocean Race, it is Australia's oldest ocean yacht race.  

Unloading a car at Brooke St Pier

November 3, 2017

Travelling to South Bruny Island

If you live on an island you may as well enjoy the journey, because getting here is just a fact of life, as it has been for generations of people who have called Bruny Island home

Pine tree eradication at Bruny Island Lodge

August 10, 2017

Pine Control Project

In late 2013, Bruny Island Lodge decided to undertake a massive and rather unique eradication project. Our aim was to control the radiata pine infestation which was threatening to overrun the native bushland at our 900 acre property on South Bruny.

Bruny Island Lodge corporate retreat soccer match

March 14, 2017

Bruny Island Lodge hosts a corporate retreat

A Melbourne based company sends their employees on a corporate retreat to Bruny Island Lodge, where they engaged in team building activities as well as having some time to appreciate the natural environment of Bruny Island.