Author(s): Jill Mure
Bruny Island is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia's most compact, diverse and interesting food destinations. At only 362 sq. km Bruny punches well above its weight - like a mini Tasmania - a charming gourmet island off an island off an island. Since the 1920s the island has become known as a holiday location with surfing beaches, stunning scenery, National Parks and historical sites. While the seaward side of the island features two long beaches - Adventure Bay and Cloudy Bay - it is for the most part extremely rugged, with cliffs of dolerite that are over 200 metres above sea level. Bruny's channel side is far more sheltered and a favourite fishing and recreational boating area for local and interstate visitors. The bountiful collection of photographs and stories and recipes squeeze the juice from the joy of living on Bruny Island. It's served with deep breaths of salty air carrying aromas of hot breads, rich cheeses, briny oysters and delicate wines.