There may be 200 or so stairs to climb, but the views are definitely worth it. The Neck Lookout gives you a birds eye view of of the spectacular natural landscape of North and South Bruny Island.
A visit to the Truganini Lookout at The Neck is a must do stop on a visit to Bruny Island. The Neck is a narrow, long isthmus connecting the north and south ends of Bruny Island. Park your car and take the nearly 300 steps up the dunes to the lookout. From here you can see amazing 360 degree views of the water on both sides of the neck, as well as the rest of the island and mainland Tasmania. At the top of the lookout there is a memorial to the Aboriginal woman, Truganini (1812-1876) and to the Nuenonne people who inhabited lunawanna-alonnah (Bruny Island) before the European settlement of Bruny.
The Neck is an important habitat for Bruny Island’s native wildlife. Boardwalks and viewing platforms let you observe short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins which you can see returning to their burrows in the sand dunes at dusk. The best viewing period is during the warmer months of September to February. There are toilet facilities at The Neck car park.
How to get there: Travel time from Sealink Bruny Island Ferry, Roberts Point – 21 min (24km)
Once disembarking Sealink Bruny Island Ferry, head south on Lennon Road, merging into Bruny Island Main Road, for 24km until you reach The Neck carpark on your left.
Long sections of road on Bruny Island are unsealed, but are suitable for 2WD vehicles and bicycles.