Bruny Island is close to Hobart yet feels a world away as you cross the D’Entrecasteaux Channel on the ferry. This island provides the ultimate wilderness experience with spectacular sea cliffs, long beaches, tranquil waterways, and national parks. It’s home to fairy penguins, albatross, fur seals and the rare white wallaby. It’s also known as a foodie paradise with freshly shucked oysters, artisan cheese, fudge, whisky and wine.
We head to the most southern point of the island to reveal the dramatic coastline and see a heritage-listed lighthouse built in 1836. Enjoy lunch at Hotel Bruny, the most popular pub on the island, before heading to the beautiful Adventure Bay. Discover the history of explorers who have ventured to the island at the privately run Bligh Museum. If there’s time, take a stroll along the tranquil beach. On the way back to the ferry we call in to Get Shucked to sample sustainably cultivated plump oysters from the nearby pristine waters.
7.30am – meet on Davey Street next to the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (near the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets, Hobart). If you are staying in the CBD we can pick you up outside your hotel. Simply enter your hotel name when completing the booking online. Our guide will notify you the day before as to exact pick-up time.
Sit back and relax on the 30-minute drive to Kettering to get the ferry.
Stand on the deck as we cross the beautiful water of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to the island. You might see a pod of dolphins or a seal.
Take in the view as we drive to the southern point of the island to South Bruny National Park.
See dramatic sea cliffs and views across the ocean – next stop Antarctica.
Visit Cape Bruny Lighthouse. This charming heritage-listed lighthouse, built in 1836, is Australia’s second oldest lighthouse. Standing at 114 metres tall, you can climb to the top as part of a pre-booked tour for an additional fee. Please advise in advance if you would like to book this additional tour.
Sample some of the popular local dishes comprising of locally sourced ingredients at Hotel Bruny. There’s a great selection of Tasmanian wines, beers and ciders to wash it down.
See the beautiful Adventure Bay with its pristine white sand and turquoise water.
Discover the history of explorers that visited Bruny. Bligh Museum is located in a small cottage built with convict bricks. It features a specialised collection of historic maps, documents, paintings and other artefacts.
Next stop, The Neck. Climb to the lookout to see stunning 360-degree views of the island and beyond. This is an isthmus that connects the north and south ends of the island. Spot the fairy penguin dens in the surrounding sand dunes, this is where they come to nest at night.
Try a mouth-watering plump oyster plucked straight from the water at Get Shucked Oysters. They taste divine with Tassie sparkling or cider. There’s a takeaway option if you’d like to enjoy more later. Who can stop at a dozen?
In Tasmania you can experience four seasons in one day. We love our changeable weather. Our east coast is often dry while our west coast is wet. Wear layers. Our sun can get hot, but once it goes down, the cool can set in fast. We recommend you bring a sunhat (and beanie), sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket.
There is minimal walking on this tour, however, we recommend that if you have serious medical conditions you call us first to discuss. We would be happy to see how we can accommodate you.
For their safety, we kindly ask that children be accompanied by an adult.
Child age: 16 year old or younger
You can cancel your tour booking up to 7 days prior to the scheduled departure and receive a full refund less a 2% booking fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee refunds for tours cancelled by you within 6 days of your departure date.
Giving you an enjoyable experience touring you around Tasmania is our first priority, however in rare and unfortunate circumstances there might be a possibility of cancellation after confirmation should there not be enough passengers on a particular tour. In the event of this occurring, we will give you a full refund or work with you to arrange an alternative tour.
You will also receive a full refund should you not be able to travel due to government COVID-19 related travel restrictions, however we ask that you please let us know if you are unable to travel prior to the scheduled departure date.