Across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel a short drive south of Hobart,
Bruny Island is effectively two quite different islands connected by a
narrow neck of sand. With its wild seascapes and sweeping surf beaches,
rich maritime history, abundant birdlife and wildlife, tall forests and
historic lighthouse, Bruny is an island paradise in Australia's deep
Peppermint Bay is home to Peppermint Bay Cruises, which operates
cruises of the River Derwent and D’Entrecasteaux Channel on its
luxuty catamaran. Cruises include general sightseeing, wildlife
adventure around the shores of Bruny Island, or are available for
Travellers wanting a short cut across to the Huon Valley can take
picturesque mountain road behind Woodbridge and Kettering. It passes
through the Woodbridge Hill area, a 400 ha park characterised by
rainforest vegetation and the presence of the rare Bell Everlasting.
Woodbridge Hill, which rises 580 m above sea level, is part of the
mountain range which runs between the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and
the Huon River.