|This caravan park has closed down. The photos are preserved online for historical purposes only.|
PLEASE NOTE: In 2011, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys purchased the property and it is currently closed. There will be a redevelopment taking place on this site over the coming years. We will have more details once it is up and running.
The Adventure Bay Holiday Village is on the beach front of East Cove and is the site where Captain Bligh planted the first apple trees, grape vines and vegetables to be introduced from Europe.
The early explorers, Cook, Furneaux, Bligh and d'Entrecasteaux, anchored here in the late 1700s and early 1800s, searching for the water and wood supplies needed to continue their journeys of discovery and were followed by the whalers and sealers. From the park you can walk to Penguin Island where in the early 1800s there was a whaler’s trading post. This site was excavated by archaeologists from Flinders University and there are interpretation boards along the walk and at the site of the excavation.
The fresh sea air will energise you for a walk to the top of Fluted Cape, from which Captain Bligh sighted Mt Wellington and the Derwent Estuary. Adventure Bay is the hub of Bruny Island. Adventure Bay was named after captain Tobias Furneaux' ship the Adventure (1773). Various cafes, the Bligh Museum, various tours, guided or self-guided walks to nearby Penguin Island and Fluted Cape and two caravan parks and a general store are the main attractions of Adventure Bay. Dogs are allowed on Adventure Bay beach to the beginning of the Penguin Island walk (National Park). There are 20 powered and 14 unpowered sites available for caravans, campers and motorhomes.
Bookings can be made by telephoning the park and please tell the park that you found them on Caravan Park Photos.
You can see satellite view in full screen by clicking the icon in the top right hand corner. Satellite view will also enable you to see the park within the context of the town. The green arrow marks the exact location of the site.