This is Bruny Island in Tasmania. It’s one of more than 300 islands that make up the Australian state of Tasmania. Bruny sits just off the main island’s southern tip and is accessible only by ferry (or yacht). Technically this 89,000-acre island is two separate land masses, North Bruny and South Bruny, which are connected by a thin, sandy isthmus barely wide enough for a road. On one side of the road is the Tasman Sea. On the other side is the Great Bay, where some of the world’s best oysters are harvested. At some point, this isthmus connecting north and south will most certainly wash away. That said, it’s been this way for ages. And as long as that’s the case, Bruny Island always makes a spectacular daytrip from Tassie.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored repeatedly by the James Beard Awards, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, the pdn Food Photography Awards and many others. Based in Southern California, Brad currently serves as restaurant critic for the Orange County Register.