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Bruny Island

Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations as it can be done as a day tour from Hobart. Once you’ve explored the iconic Hobart waterfront and Franklin Wharf, hop aboard one of our tours and be transported to one of the most treasured regions in Australia. It’s a great day out to discover some of the best Tasmanian produce and wildlife.

Discover Bruny Island: Tasmania’s Hidden Gem

Bruny Island, nestled just off the coast of Hobart, stands as one of Tasmania’s most sought-after tourist destinations, offering a plethora of experiences waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking a day trip filled with culinary delights and wildlife encounters or a longer adventure delving into the island’s rich history and natural wonders, Bruny Island has something for everyone.

If you have more time, join one of our longer Bruny Island tours which take you across the bay to discover Port Arthur and the Tasman peninsula.

Bruny Island Day Tours and Excursions

Embark on a journey of discovery with our range of Bruny Island tours, designed to showcase the best of what this enchanting island has to offer. From food and sightseeing expeditions to thrilling wilderness cruises, there’s a tour to suit every traveler’s taste.

  • Bruny Island Safaris – Food & Sightseeing – Indulge in a culinary adventure with our food and sightseeing safari, featuring a delectable lunch and picnic-style morning tea on the beach, complete with freshly shucked oysters, island cheese, and wood-fired oven bread.
  • Bruny Island Day Tour – Escape the beaten path and uncover hidden gems accessible only by foot, guided by knowledgeable locals who reveal the island’s secrets and stories along the way.
  • Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise – Embark on an exhilarating cruise along Bruny Island’s rugged coastline, where towering sea cliffs, deep-sea caves, and abundant coastal wildlife await discovery, including seals, dolphins, and more.

How to get here – Bruny Island

Most of tours depart Hobart CBD and drive 33km south to the Kettering ferry terminal. The Bruny Island ferry crossing of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel takes about 20 minutes to complete. Our full-day tours also include drop-off.

Bruny Island Attractions and Must-See Sites

Bruny Island boasts an array of attractions and natural wonders sure to captivate visitors of all ages.

  • Bruny Island Lighthouse: Marvel at the convict-built dolerite tower, whose beacon can be seen for miles when lit, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • The Neck: A narrow isthmus connecting North and South Bruny, The Neck offers breathtaking views from its lookout point, with the chance to spot fairy penguins returning to shore at sunset during the warmer months.
  • Cape Bruny Lighthouse: Explore Southern Tasmania’s only open lighthouse for tours, with opportunities to spot the elusive White Wallaby on nearby excursions.

Bruny Island Natural Delights

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Bruny Island’s natural landscapes, from towering sea cliffs to serene rainforest trails.

  • South Bruny National Park: Cruise along the coastline to witness towering cliffs and sea caves up close, including the impressive Bridge Rock and Breathing Rock blowhole.
  • Birdwatching: Bruny Island is a haven for seabird enthusiasts, with sightings of albatross, black currawongs, and crescent honeyeaters among the highlights.
  • Mavista Rainforest Walk: Explore Adventure Bay’s lush rainforest on a scenic walking trail leading to the island’s only waterfall, offering a tranquil retreat into nature’s embrace.

Bruny Island Local Gourmet Produce

Savor the flavors of Tasmania with a visit to Bruny Island’s renowned producers of gourmet delights.

  • Bruny Island Cheese Co.: Indulge in artisanal cheeses and craft beer, available seven days a week at this iconic island establishment.
  • Bruny Island Honey (The Honey Pot): Sample premium honey varieties, including Leatherwood and Manuka, and witness live bees in action at this honey haven offering free tastings.
  • Get Shucked Oysters: Treat your taste buds to freshly shucked oysters with views of the oyster farm, or swing by the world’s first oyster drive-through for a quick seafood fix on the go.
  • Bruny Island beckons with a wealth of experiences waiting to be savored, from culinary delights to natural wonders, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a taste of Tasmania’s best.
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