Bruny Island: fine dining, wildlife sightings
Both the epicentre of Tasmania’s gourmet renaissance and a natural wonderland, Bruny Island is a feast for the senses
Back in January of this year we had a lovely couple of journalists, Paul Bloomfield & Sarah Baxter from the UK, join our Long Weekend. We were blessed with fine weather (as we have been almost all season, right since September) and Bruny looked simply resplendent.
It is so rewarding as a business owner when everything you try and convey about a place that is so special to you gets so accurately translated into print. I was pleased that Paul realised our “calorie-neutral break” is indeed tongue in cheek. Although we try our best to counter the indulgence with our “hearty strolls” & “perambulating natural history classes”, there is simply just too much good produce to showcase on Bruny Island, not to mention the wine!
As Paul says “Bruny is not a diet-friendly destination. Though a mere 60 miles long and with just 620 residents, this Siamese twin of an island – North and South Bruny conjoined by a narrow spit – is the epicentre of Tasmania’s gourmet renaissance. It’s where the first apple trees and vines were planted by Captain Bligh in 1788, and today is the site of Australia’s southernmost winery, produces acclaimed Black Devil cherries, berries, oysters and salmon, and is home to Australia’s best-known TV foodies, cheesemaker Nick Haddow and pork maestro Ross O’Meara .”
You can read the full story on The Telegraph’s travel page http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/103443/bruny-island-fine-dining-wildlife-sightings.html
A big thank you to Paul and Sarah for visiting from the other side of the world, Susie De Carteret from Tasmanian Odyssey, the world’s only travel specialist dedicated to Tasmania and Tourism Australia.