About Bruny Island
The name of this development has been chosen due to Adventure Bay’s latitude, being that of 43 degrees south. Historically this latitude has been an integral part of early maritime history.
Adventure Bay first being used as an anchorage for early European explorers such as Abel Janszoon Tasman as early as 1642, Tobias Furneaux as Captain of the support vessel
Adventure accompanied Captain James Cook in the
Resolution on his voyage of discovery (1772 - 1775) and Captain William Bligh in the
Bounty (Mutiny of the Bounty Fame) entered Adventure Bay August 1778 for re-supply of water & food on route to Tahiti, to be later set adrift by Fletcher Christian and other members of crew.