Alonnah and Advnture Bay are the main habitations on south Bruny with facilities. The township hosts the police station, medical facilities, History room, harbour, hotel, pub, Art gallery, general store, community Centre and boat club. The populatin of the township is just over 3000. The only important thing missing is fuel, as the only petrol and diesel is in Adventure Bay at the store.
The medical facilities are basically a nursing centre and it is not a hospital, although if you wish to see a G.P. then this is where you go.
The History Room is a very well displayed small museum run by the Bruny Island Historical Society. Well worth a visit if you are interested in the Island. Read more
The boat club are a very active society meeting mainly at weekends. For local maring knowledge, this is the place to call. Read more
Because of its location, facing into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, the township has always been an important place for visiting vessels and even t0day, the harbour is well used by visiting pleasure craft. The origional name for Alonnah was Mill’s Reef, and it was re named in the early 1900’s after its origional aboriginal name Lunawanna-alonnah. Lunawanna is now a small township a few killomenters south. Mill’s Reef Post Office opened on 1 February 1905 and was renamed Alonnah in 1909.
The Alonnah Dray track or Sheepwash track is an easy walking track of historical value, beginning at the jetty and follows the old carriage way between the two old jetty sites. Takes about an hour.
Accommodation in the area is mainly self contained, but the township has one Hotel, the Bruny Hotel and they also have a range of other accommodation. To view their accommodation and to book, click here. The hotel also serves meals most of the day. I personally have visited here on a number of occasions and find both the service, range and quality of food good. For other accommodation in this area, click here