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Bruny Island with Lighthouse Tour and Food Samples from Hobart

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.

$140.99 Private & Custom Tours

Bruny Island - private sightseeing and photography tour from Hobart

You are collected from your Hobart CBD accommodation for a journey south of Hobart to Kettering and on a vehicular ferry cross the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. Upon arrival on Bruny Island we make our way to ‘The Neck’, a narrow isthmus that connects North Bruny to South Bruny; we stop here and climb a series of steps to a viewing platform for breathtaking views of the expanse of the coastline and beyond. We continue to South Bruny National Park through lush eucalypt forests and onward to Cape Bruny, the site of the second oldest lighthouse in Australia. Breathe in the fresh air and take a moment to soak in the tranquillity; the stunning coastal landscape and magnificent views of rugged sea cliffs will simply captivate you. If we’re lucky, a White-bellied Sea Eagle or Wedge-tailed Eagle may be riding the thermals above us or a Short-beaked Echidna may be traipsing through the heathland as an array of birds flit about in the native vegetation. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a location that will be chosen on the day then continue into the afternoon with a leisurely walk in Adventure Bay. If we’re lucky a white wallaby or two will grace us with their presence, shorebirds are often seen in this area too. Wherever you look or wander on Bruny, be it coast or bush, there is wonder and inspiration for photography around you. You may like to take a brief moment (time permitting) for a taste of locally produced cheeses, locally harvested oysters or Tasmanian whisky. Boarding the ferry we return to Hobart – you’ll be invigorated and have many a photographic memory of your visit to Bruny Island.