One of the most popular spots on Bruny Island, Tasmania is Adventure Bay, known for its golden sands and relaxed beach vibes; this family-friendly east-facing beach is great for relaxing, swimming, fishing and all sorts of water sports.
Just a 5-minute drive away set back from Adventure Bay at the edge of the Mount Midway Forest Reserve, walkers, families and visitors can take to the Mavista Nature Walk. A 2 mi out-and-back trail that starts and ends at the Mavista Creek car park, Adventure Bay.
The trail is graded as Medium difficulty due to the 458 ft elevation gain, but it is generally considered an easy route and usually takes 30 mins – 1 hr to complete. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
There are toilets and a sheltered picnic area at the start of the walk; the trail winds along a small creek through a shaded wet forest and fern-lined gorge on an undulating narrow bush track. A great walking route for the whole family, spot birdlife, and native flora and fauna but be aware that during the wet season there are leeches – long trousers and insect repellent is advised.
To reach Bruny Island you can catch a vehicle ferry from Hobart, which takes 20 minutes to reach Kettering ferry terminal on the island, or you can arrange a visit with a guided tour which will organise your transport to and from Bruny Island. It’s important to note that there is no public transport operating on the island so walking, driving or travelling with a tour company are the only options.
Make the most of your time on the island and plan other walks on your route planner or hiking app before you go.
Dogs are not allowed on Bruny Island for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.