There are so many places to stay when you visit Bruny Island, whether it be a B&B, or a hotel room. If you’ve brought your motor home with you or caravan and you don’t want to Free Camp while on the Island, then you will need to pull up for a night or two at the Captain Cook Holiday Park.
Situated in the heart of Adventure Bay this park has incredible beach views and gives you a great base to explore everything that Bruny Island has to offer.
This park has around 300 sites on it, both powered and unpowered. They will allow you to pitch a tent in the bushes besides the creek that runs at the rear of the park, or park your rig on a powered site. Generous sites that allowed us to reverse our caravan in and park our car next to the open awning, and still have enough room beside our neighbours.
The park houses quite a number of permanent onsite vans, little holiday shacks for mainlanders, a perfect hideaway retreat for their weekends. You can also book out one of their fully self contained cabins at the far end of the park, where it is a little quieter and Adventure Bay is just across the road… These have 2 bedrooms with everything you need in them. The park also offers a number of on-site vans for hire as well if you don’t have your own.
The view that we had was stunning. A 20 second walk to the beautiful beach, and what a beach it was. Calm, white sandy sand and perfect blue and green ocean. All set right in front of us under some lovely Australian gum trees. While you were looking out to sea you could easily forget where you were in this magnificent country. Stay tuned for more about Bruny Island soon.
You can hire Kayaks, Go Carts and push bikes from the office for a small fee. The kayaks are launched into the very peaceful and calm Captain Cook’s Creek that runs directly behind the park. You can row these right up to a large sand bank at the oceans edge! The kids loved the Go Carts. Hired out for an hour at a time, they teared around the park for the entire time they had them. They were certainly buggered by the end of it. The park is only a 2-minute drive from the small town centre of Adventure Bay, here you will find a small convenience store and the BEST coffee at the Penguin and Pardalote Coffee House – WOW, it was soooo good!
Also for the kids, the park has quite a large play ground split into two sections. Our two enjoyed themselves for quite some time on our second day at the park. They also have a basketball ring. The art of basketball in this park is a little harder than normal as you are bouncing the ball on sandy dirt, but the boys playing seemed to have mastered it very very well.
The park amenities are a little dated (which we always find adds to the charm) but very clean. Showers will cost you a $1 but they are do have pressure and they are hot. In the same building the park houses a small laundry, with 3 washing machines and 1 dryer, so if you’re here in peak season then you better make sure you get in early. They offer you an ironing board and iron too, if you feel that you need to iron while you are on holidays. Next door to the laundry is the camp kitchen/games room. This is in a long green shed. It has a large kitchen bench, plenty of cupboard room, a fridge, pie warmer, toasters x 2, kettles x 2, a stove and microwave. It has several tables for you sit down and eat at. At the other end are several couches, a TV, dart board, and a Conara wood heater with wood to burn sits in the middle of the North facing wall. Everything you need really if your setting in for a night or two with a tent or motor home.
The park is situated approximately a 30 minute drive from the ferry. Don’t rush though as the roads are slow and bendy with GORGEOUS scenery to soak up.
Captain Cook Holiday Park is locally owned and operated by Kerry, along with her small team, they work tirelessly to bring you an experience that is rustic, clean and gives you the perfect campspot to explore Bruny Island. Make sure you say hello to Kerry when you are there and let her know that Caravanning with Kids sent you…a truly wonderful woman doing an awesome job!
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