Bruny Island
Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Tasmania, 7150

The basics

Most visitors opt to cruise in on a guided day or overnight tour from Hobart. Tours typically visit highlights such as the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Mount Mangana rain forest, and Adventure Bay. Food tours are also popular, with guides taking visitors to island hot spots such as the Bruny Island Cheese Company, Bruny Island Berry Farm, and other artisan producers. You’ll also stop at some of the best points for wildlife viewing.

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Bruny Island Food, Sightseeing, Guided Lighthouse Tour & Lunch
Bruny Island Food, Sightseeing, Guided Lighthouse Tour & Lunch
$169.99 per adult
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So many wonderful experiences at a relaxed pace!
The light house was a beautiful experience. Oysters, honey, cheese, chocolate and then lunch. WOW! Dave, our guide, loves his craft! It showed in the knowledge and passion that he had from the start of the day to the end. We saw so much yet never felt rushed. I thoroughly recommend spending a day out to experience the beautiful Bruny Island with this tour. Eamonn and Lani
Eamonn_E, Apr 2024

Things to know before you go

  • There is no public transportation on the island, and car rentals are only available from the mainland—confirm that your rental insurance covers the island.

  • Cell phone coverage can vary throughout Bruny Island, and free Wi-Fi is only available at some hotels and guesthouses.

  • Tasmania’s notoriously changeable weather means it’s best to always have a raincoat or umbrella handy, even in the summer.

  • Some cruises, ferries, and accommodation options are wheelchair accessible, but check in advance.

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How to get there

Off the southern shore of Tasmania, Bruny Island lies about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Hobart. Car ferries run to Bruny from the mainland town of Kettering, a 20-minute cruise across the Tasman Sea, arriving at the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal in North Bruny. The closest airport is Hobart, which offers regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne, and other mainland Australia cities. Once on the island, you’ll need a car or bicycle to get around.

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When to get there

The most popular season to visit Bruny Island is the summer, when the weather is warmer and all the island’s attractions are open. Tours, ferries, and accommodations can be more expensive at this time, however, especially over summer holidays (December to January), and advance bookings are advised. A winter visit can save money, and you’ll get many of the natural wonders to yourself, but check ahead that accommodations and attractions are open.

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Bruny Island wildlife safaris

Wildlife-spotting opportunities abound on Bruny Island, whether you embark on a wilderness cruise, hike through South Bruny National Park, or take in the views from the isthmus, Bruny Island Neck. Rare animal sightings include white wallabies, forty-spotted pardalotes, and great white sharks, while more common finds are New Zealand fur seals and southern elephant seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, penguins, and humpback whales.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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