Bruny – day 2 (part 2)

After lunch on Day 2, we headed south to Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

Most of the road is unsealed, and it was a lovely drive. To get to the lighthouse, you drive through part of South Bruny National Park.

There are two main sections of this park at the southernmost part of Bruny: the Labillardiere Peninsula, where the lighthouse is, and the south-western coastline on the main part of Bruny. The two sections are connected along the coastline of Cloudy Bay. There is also a small section of the park at Fluted Cape, near Adventure Bay.

There’s a pretty lookout spot over Mabel Bay just before you get to the lighthouse.

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The lighthouse is located on Cape Bruny. You get a good view of it (and its replacement on the left-most hill) as you approach.

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It’s Tasmania’s third lighthouse, constructed after a number of shipwrecks in the area in the mid-1830s. It was first lit in 1838. It was decommissioned in 1996 and replaced by a solar-powered light nearby.

There is a short walk from the car park to the lighthouse.

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Juniordwarf tried out his photography skills. (Note hair. It was windy.)

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This is the view looking back from where we walked over Lighthouse Bay. There is a small cottage that is the lighthouse museum that you can see in this picture (it’s the smallest building to the front).

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It was still overcast when we arrived, and the sky was grey and gloomy. It was a perfect backdrop for this rugged part of coast, which was very different from the sandy beaches in the northern parts of the island.

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I love the coast when it’s like this. It’s moody and a bit threatening. Unpredictable.

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We didn’t do any of the walks this time, though there are several walks in the area, including a 5-7 hour circuit of the peninsula. One of the people at the camp ground told us she’d done that walk the previous day. I think it’s one I’d like to do one day, but I’m probably not quite up to something that demanding right now.

I’ll add it to the list.

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