Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with this Sightseeing, Food & Lighthouse Tour departing Hobart, including a scrumptious island lunch. You’ll get to taste local fresh produce; Bruny Island Ciders, Cheese & Juicy Fresh Oysters with wood oven bread for morning tea on the beach, chocolate and honey. Search for White Wallaby, join the Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour, perched above the wild sea cliff coastlines. Climb the steps to the lookout at The Neck Wildlife Zone, joining North and South Bruny. Walk along white sweeping sandy beaches and breathe in the crisp sea air from the Tasman Sea and d’Entrecasteaux Channel. Share this magnificent small island with our entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides and enjoy mouthwatering Bruny Island Produce for lunch, including fish, lamb and other locally sourced Tasmanian foods. Award of Excellence Trip Advisor for Bruny Island Safaris 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Your tour begins with pickup from your Hobart hotel and a scenic drive to the pretty coastal town of Kettering, where you will catch your Bruny Island ferry. Enjoy the 15-minute cruise on the D’Entrecasteaux Channel over to Bruny Island, then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the narrow spit called The Neck connecting the north and south parts of the island, passing oyster farms and grazing properties en route. Your island tour begins with views from Adventure Bay lookout and the Hummock lookout, a significant indigenous site that's home to Truganini Memorial. Continue to Adventure Bay where your guide will prepare a picnic style morning tea of warm wood fired breads, award winning cheeses and juicy fresh oysters. Your tour continues over the Mount Mangana Trail and through ancient rainforests with Tree Ferns standing 16-foot (5 meters) high and, keeping an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, wildflowers and the island's unique birdlife. Make your way to Cape Bruny Lighthouse in the South Bruny National Park for your exclusive group lighthouse tour. The lighthouse is Australia's last vantage point to spot migrating humpback and southern right whales, and an important navigational landmark for ships at sea. The coastal views are among the best in Tasmania with rugged dolerite coastlines looming eerily over the Tasman Sea. Feeling hungry by now, stop at Bruny Island Hotel for a wonderful lunch featuring regional foods such as a delicious Seafood Chowder with locally caught fish, seafood platters, beef, chicken, vegan and vegetarian options and the popular slow cooked shoulder of lamb. The afternoon is all about nature and more food, with stops at Get Shucked for fresh oysters, Bruny Island Fudge Chocolate Shop, Bruny Island Honey Shed and Bruny Island Cheese Company to taste delicious artisan cheeses and see how it is made. You complete the day with your round-trip ferry to Kettering before returning to Hobart.