About the Trail

Starting at the cafe/gallery, the Dennes Point Heritage Trail leads visitors on a short walk to Kelly’s Point, the northern-most tip of Bruny Island. The Trail takes in some of the most heritage-rich and fascinating places in North Bruny Island.

Fifteen panels have been installed along the walkway, providing information about these heritage values, including:

  • The natural history, geology, plants and animals of Dennes Point
  • Aboriginal presence at the site
  • Early contact between early French explorers and the Aboriginal people of North Bruny, and subsequent developments
  • The farm of James Kelly, one of the first white colonists on North Bruny, which was located on Dennes Point; and activities that took place on the farm and associated with the site, including whaling
  • The Dennes Point Pilot Station
  • Settler community life at Dennes Point in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including fairs and regattas
  • The old ferry routes to Bruny Island from Tinderbox to Dennes Point

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Follow the links to do a virtual tour online, read the panel texts and access more information (via “Start Tour”), or download the audio to listen as you walk or anytime (click “Audio Download”).

Walking the Dennes Point Heritage Trail

  • Trail length: 1.5 km return
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • The site is exposed, so take appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Dogs on leads


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Panel Index

Navigate directly to any of the panels via the links below.

Birders – click here for a Dennes Point Bird List!