布鲁尼岛（Bruny Island），位于塔斯马尼亚南部。那里除了可以品尝新鲜生蚝，一定还要出海寻找成群的野生毛皮海豹（fur seals）。
Tasmania is a wildlife haven. Whales that were not seen for long periods in this area have returned to breed.
If you are traveling from Hobart, it will take an hour before reaching Kettering Pier. Bruny island is a 15-minute boat ride away. Kettering码头
抵达Kettering码头后必须再要15分钟的船程，才能达到布鲁尼岛。想参考渡轮时间与价表可点击这里。Check out the timetable in the link!
Tasmania in winter can be cold and rainy with an average temperature of 4 – 12 degree Celsius.
To survive Bruny island, please bring along waterproof thick jackets, a scarf or beanie (whichever works for you, or both). The winds can be really chilly.
The Bruny Island Wildlife Cruise brings you close to the coastal wildlife such as the Australian fur seals and Black-faced Cormorants.
Before the cruise, the guides will brief you on safety, and pass out red waterproof coats for all passengers. This is absolutely necessary as you are in for a wet and wild ride during the wintery month of July. For passengers who are prone to motion-sickness, it’s advisable to grab some pills before going on the cruise. 出发咯！
The Australian fur seal is the largest fur seal found in Australia waters. They are cousins of the South African seals but there seems to be no history of interaction between the two species.
During mating season, the powerful male fur seals swim ashore to establish territories first, and their preferred breeding sites include rocky islands, boulder or pebble beaches.
The Black-faced Cormorant is the least common of Australia’s five species of cormorant. It is also a fully marine cormorant.
These birds are found in large flocks. They feed on fishes and have to sit on the shore with their wings spread after fishing so as to dry their non-waterproof feathers. How cute!
June and July make up the whale-sighting season in Tasmania. We were hoping to spot some whales but luck wasn’t on our side. Another reason for us to revisit Tasmania then 🙂
How to get to Tasminia
I flew from Melbourne, via Virgin Australia, to Hobart. The flight time was about 75 minutes and it cost around 214AUD for an economy seat and one 23kg check-in bag.
Tasmania’s great for self-drive itinerary. However, July ain’t the best season as it’s slightly gloomy and rainy.
We experienced a day in Hobart with the highest rainfall in two years! Oh wells.
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