Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s best natural highlights, and a fantastic daytrip with breathtaking scenery, unique wildlife, a rich indigenous and maritime history, and delicious local produce. Our eco-certified day tour hits the major highlights of north and south Bruny Island. Once the best-kept secret of locals, Bruny Island is now clearly stamped on the “must-experience” list of Tasmania. With its pristine beaches, cosy bays, unique white wallabies, and the outstanding South Bruny National Park, let us show you why Bruny is a paradise for nature-lovers. Let us also introduce you to Bruny’s renowned gourmet food and produce, with tastings of local oysters, cheese, and honey. Enjoy the tremendous scenery and allow our knowledgeable guides to provide insights into Bruny’s fascinating history along the way.

Includes

  • National Park entry fee
  • Bruny Island Ferry
  • Local produce tasting (varies with seasons)
  • Hostel and Motel pick up and drop offs
  • Guided commentary
  • Advanced Eco-Certified Tour
  • from $135pp
  • Hobart
  • 1 Day

Located at the mouth of the River Derwent, Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s best natural highlights, enjoy breathtaking scenery, unique wildlife and taste local produce.

 

Quickly begin to unwind as we depart for the picturesque port village of Kettering, only 40km south of Hobart, and board the ferry to Bruny Island. The journey across the D’Entrecastreaux channel will take us to north Bruny where we’ll begin exploring this island paradise. Heading south, we cross the isthmus that connects north and south Bruny and continue to South Bruny National Park and Cape Bruny. This scenic drive is worth the effort, as you are afforded unique views of the south with its wild beauty and rugged coastline. The vistas of sweeping bays, sandy beaches and rocky headlands are not to be missed.

At the convict-built Cape Bruny lighthouse our guide will captivate you with stories of the region’s maritime history. Look out across the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica, or west to see the jagged mountain peaks of mainland Tasmania. Venture down to Lighthouse Beach while keeping a look out for Tassie’s spiky echidna. Travelling north again, we’ll visit Adventure Bay, with its idyllic beach and forested foreshore. Take a short stroll along the white sand, enjoy a swim (weather permitting) or venture out towards Grass Point while looking for the unique white Bennett’s wallabies.

The highlights continue as we visit Truganini Lookout at the Neck, for stunning 360 degree views, and to learn the history of the Nuenonne People of Bruny Island and the incredible story of Truganini herself. During today you’ll get to taste delicious and exquisite local produce including Get Shucked Oysters, Bruny Island Honey, and Bruny Island Cheese. Just like a local, you’ll not want to leave Bruny, and you’ll definitely desire to return again on your next visit to Tasmania. 

Starts:  Hobart 7.30am

Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm

Highlights:

  • South Bruny National Park/Cape Bruny
  • Adventure Bay
  • Truganini Lookout (The Neck)
  • Local wildlife
  • Local produce tasting
  • Advanced Eco-Certified Tour

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable trail walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit conditions (dress in layers)
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
  • Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)