The Neck is an isthmus, or long thin strip of land joining the two halves of the Island, north and south. A viewing point and lookout are publically accessed from a new car park that has just been finished (Nov 2017) From the top of the 'lookout, you have 360 degree panoramic views of one of the finest vistas in Tasmania. The Lookout is also called the Truganini Lookout, after a famous native Bruny Islander, the daughter of Mangana, the chief of the island. Read more.
The Neck is also well known as a viewing point for the short-tailed shearwaters, sometimes called 'Mutton birds' and little penguins also known as fairy penguins. The Bruny Island Neck viewing point is open during te evening to watch the Penguins return to their burrows amongst the sandy due sides beneath the platform. The best time to see the enguins is during the warmer months of September to February. The Reserve has an interpretation board and during peak viewing times there is a Parks and Wildlife interpretation guide present at dusk.
Bruny Island Neck also has a campsite just to the south of the viewing area. It is run by Parks and Wildlife. Quote from their website ''The game reserve camp ground and day use area is only 20 metres from the beautiful Neck Beach. The campground is flat and has many accessible sites, as well as accessible toilets. There are also sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables adjacent to the carpark''. Google reviews and maps
To read more about the Bruny Island Neck Penguins, click here