You will not be required to carry your bags while walking. However, as we will be using a number of different forms of transport we ask that you bring no more than the standard carry on size allowed by airlines. Please arrange to store any extra luggage you may have in Hobart.
All you need to carry while walking is a drink bottle, rain jacket, lunch and camera. We recommend bringing a daypack.
Bruny Island has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. During the day you can expect temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius but temperatures tend to drop quite quickly once the sun has set. Tasmanian weather is extremely variable and often at short notice so we recommend you pack clothing for all seasons.
Essential Gear List
- Waterproof Jacket (Goretex or similar)
- Lace-up hiking boots. See our footwear guide for specific recommendations or this walk.
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We can not over-emphasise the importance of appropriate footwear. Running shoes, sand shoes, elasticised boots and similar are not acceptable. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. If you haven’t worn your boots for awhile please dust them off, take them for a walk and make sure the soles are still firmly attached to the boot. There is nothing worse than your boot failing on day one. You will be unable to commence the walk without the appropriate footwear, so please feel free to contact us for more details. We are more than happy to discuss footwear with you.
- Polar fleece jacket (preferred) or woollen jumper/pullover
- Light jumper (warm)
- Shorts and/or light walking trousers
- Thermal base layer (long-sleeved top and long johns - merino or polypropylene; 2 sets preferred)
- Warm, long pants (evening camp wear)
- Shirts/t-shirts (merino or polypropylene; 3 recommended)
- Socks (3 pairs recommended)
- Lightweight indoor footwear (thongs/sports sandals; for camp)
- Sun hat
- Travel towel or body chamois (for swimming; light and quick-drying)
- Water bottle(s) or water bladder
- travel mug for hot drinks out on the track
- Any personal medication, including anti-inflammatories and EpiPens
- A small bottle of hand sanitiser to use whilst on track. You can refill at the camp each evening.
Recommended Gear List
- Walking poles
- Swimming costume
- Ankle gaiters
* DENIM AND COTTON CLOTHING ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WALKING
* Tip: Layering of clothing has long been the basis for dressing in the outdoors and the gear list above follows this principle. When the temperature drops, we add another layer of insulation; if it rains, we add a rain shell on top and when it’s warm and dry, we strip off a layer.
* Aim for one set of warm clothes for evening and another set to wear whilst walking.
* If you are unsure about anything on the gear list, please call us or talk to your local outdoor adventure store.
Recommended Tasmanian Adventure Stores
• Macpac Hobart | 99 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 8652 1451 | website
• Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment | 110 George St, Launceston TAS 7252 | (03) 6331 4240 | website