places of interest in Tasmania

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

 

 

The lighthouse at Cape Bruny was commissioned in 1836 following a series of shipwrecks off the southern Tasmanian coast. Work began in 1836 and the lighthouse was operational by 1838. It was the third lighthouse to be built in Tasmania and the fourth in Australia. The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is now the second oldest lighthouse remaining in Australia and is managed by the Tasmanian National Parks – Park entry fees apply. A track near the caretaker’s cottage leads to a beach where a convict built dry stone retaining-wall marks a levelled area that was once a vegetable garden maintained by convicts.  

Cape Bruny, Bruny Island

Banksia marginata

Banksia marginata

Bassian Thrush

Bassian Thrush

Beaded Glasswort

Beaded Glasswort

Beautiful Firetail

Beautiful Firetail

Bee Fly

Bee Fly

Billardiera longiflora

Billardiera longiflora

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Black-headed Honeyeater

Black-headed Honeyeater

Blue Sand Wasp

Blue Sand Wasp

Blue-spotted Hawker

Blue-spotted Hawker

Boletus sp.

Boletus sp.

Brown Falcon

Brown Falcon

Brown Quail

Brown Quail

Brown Thornbill

Brown Thornbill

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Collared sparrowhawk

Collared sparrowhawk

Common Brown

Common Brown

Coprinellus aff. disseminatus

Coprinellus aff. disseminatus

Coral lichen

Coral lichen

Crescent Honeyeater

Crescent Honeyeater

Daviesia ulicifolia

Daviesia ulicifolia

Diemenia sp.

Diemenia sp.

Dolly bush

Dolly bush

Drymophila cyanocarpa

Drymophila cyanocarpa

Dusky Robin

Dusky Robin

Dusty Daisybush

Dusty Daisybush

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Swamp Emerald

Eastern Swamp Emerald

Elegant Caladenia

Elegant Caladenia

Flame Robin

Flame Robin

Forest Raven

Forest Raven

Galerina nana

Galerina nana

Green Rosella

Green Rosella

Grey Shrike-thrush

Grey Shrike-thrush

Hakea epiglottis

Hakea epiglottis

Hooded Plover

Hooded Plover

Kelp Gull

Kelp Gull

Laetiporus portentosus

Laetiporus portentosus

Large Dodderlaurel

Large Dodderlaurel

Leptospermum glaucescens

Leptospermum glaucescens

Leucopogon parviflorus

Leucopogon parviflorus

Little Grassbird

Little Grassbird

Melaleuca squamea

Melaleuca squamea

Melitulias graphicata

Melitulias graphicata

Necklace Sheoak

Necklace Sheoak

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Nodding Greenhood

Nodding Greenhood

Phaeohelotium baileyanum

Phaeohelotium baileyanum

Pied Oystercatchers

Pied Oystercatchers

Pisolithus microcarpus

Pisolithus microcarpus

Pultenaea stricta

Pultenaea stricta

Roundleaf Riceflower

Roundleaf Riceflower

Scarlet Robin

Scarlet Robin

Scrambling Guineaflower

Scrambling Guineaflower

Senecio linearifolius

Senecio linearifolius

Short-beaked Echidna

Short-beaked Echidna

Short-tongued Bee

Short-tongued Bee

Silver Gull

Silver Gull

Silvereye

Silvereye

Spider Wasp

Spider Wasp

Striated Fieldwren

Striated Fieldwren

Strong-billed Honeyeater

Strong-billed Honeyeater

Superb Fairy-wrens

Superb Fairy-wrens

Swamp Harrier

Swamp Harrier

Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot

Tachinid Fly

Tachinid Fly

Tangle-veined Fly

Tangle-veined Fly

Tasmaniacris tasmaniensis

Tasmaniacris tasmaniensis

Tasmanian Scrubwren

Tasmanian Scrubwren

Tawny-crowned honeyeater

Tawny-crowned honeyeater

Tetragonia tetragonoides

Tetragonia tetragonoides

Thelymitra aristata

Thelymitra aristata

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Trametes versicolor

Trametes versicolor

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow

Westringia rigida

Westringia rigida

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

White-fronted Chats

White-fronted Chats

Woolly Teatree

Woolly Teatree

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo