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From Hobart: Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Under Down Under Tours

From Hobart: Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip

Activity provider: Under Down Under Tours
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From US$ 84.76 per person

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Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Bruny Island, one of Tasmania’s best natural highlights. Sample local island produce and see gorgeous wildlife in their native habitats.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Any centrally located Hobart Hotel or Hostel

Experience

Highlights
  • See Adventure Bay, Cape Bruny and Bruny Island Light House
  • Taste the delicious Bruny Island produce including oysters and cheese
  • Observe the famous local wildlife, including the Bennetts white wallaby
Full description

This day trip to Bruny Island provides a terrific balance of scenery, guided nature walks, wildlife, and local produce tastings. Departing Hobart, travel 40km south to Kettering and take the ferry across the D’Entrecastreaux channel to Bruny Island for a fun-filled day. The scenic drive from North Bruny Island to South Bruny National Park reveals Bruny's coastal beauty, featuring wild coves and beaches. At Cape Bruny, learn the history behind the convict-built lighthouse and enjoy views of the Southern Ocean and of Lighthouse Beach. Tastings of local produce begin at historic Two Tree Point in Adventure Bay, with morning tea time made up of freshly baked sourdough bread, cheese, and oysters.

Next, choose a walking option, such as an adventurous hike to Fluted Cape with its impressive dolerite cliffs, ocean views, and eucalyptus forest, or take an easy stroll out to Grass Point. If you prefer an even more relaxed time, wander along the bay’s white sands. Climb the steps to the top of Truganini Lookout at the Neck, for memorable panoramic vistas. Try Bruny’s other local specialties like leatherwood honey (included) or opt for a craft beer before returning to Hobart in the evening (at your own expense).

With luck, sightings of local wildlife such as echidna and white wallabies on the return ferry back will round off your trip.

Includes
  • Hotel/hostel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park entry fee
  • Bruny Island ferry transportation
  • Local produce tasting of bread, cheese, oysters, and honey
  • Guided commentary
  • Guided walks
  • Bruny Island Lighthouse tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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  • What to bring:
  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable trail walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
  • Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Robert is a bloody legend. We had an amazing tour of the island and got to try some delicious food, but what made it better was Robert accommodating for all of us, at all times. There were different options for every hike to suit your level, one of us really wanted to see a white wallaby so he stayed a little later knowing that’s when they came out and she got her wish, and I was hooked by the oysters we tried earlier that day so he raced back to the shop just before they closed so I could get a dozen more. The tour by itself was wonderful but it was made even better because of Robert. (This tour is for those who like eating, long drives and walking!)

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September 11, 2022

It was such a no stress way of finding out way around Bruny and to learn so much about our history concerning our First Nations people. Everybody should do it for the second reason alone! Our guide was knowledgeable & thoughtful and he clearly respected the land, the wildlife and it’s first people. Even though it was bucketing down at times on the day we were there we still had a wonderful time.

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May 9, 2022

The day was set at an easy, relaxing pace with the right amount of stops. Tour guide John was knowledgeable and friendly. I loved the lighthouse cheese stop and later the oysters. A bit longer for beach or bush walking would have been good but overall it was a lovely day.

March 26, 2018

Product ID: 100050