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  • Address: Bruny Island Main Road
  • Admission: Free

Outdoor activities, fishing and relaxing are your reasons for coming to Bruny Island, off Tasmania’s south-east coast. Two north and south islands joined by a long narrow isthmus, Bruny is a favorite destination for weekending Hobart residents and visitors wanting to escape the rat race.

Along with surfing and exploring the wild windswept coast, spotting wildlife is a highlight of a visit to Bruny Island. If you’re lucky, you might spot penguins, echidnas, mutton birds and cormorants.

The vibe is low-key on Bruny, with no resorts just holiday homes and guesthouses. There are a few shops for supplies and a museum detailing the history of the island and the explorers who came here, from Bligh to D’Entrecasteaux. The lighthouse is one of the island’s few landmarks.

Practical Info

Bruny Island is 40 km (25 miles) south of Hobart. Car ferries run to Bruny from the mainland town of Kettering. Once on the island, you’ll need a car or bicycle to get around.

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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart, Hobart, null
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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 164 Reviews

Eat your way around Bruny Island on a gourmet and sightseeing tour from Hobart. Visit scenic lookouts overlooking Adventure Bay and Cloudy Bay, rainforests of ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.45
Bruny Island 6-Course Gourmet Day Trip from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Bruny Island 6-Course Gourmet Day Trip from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Enjoy the bounty of Bruny Island on a full-day gourmet food tour that introduces you to six local producers. You’ll enjoy six courses that include ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $102.79
Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Day Trips
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Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 110 Reviews

Discover Tasmania’s Bruny Island on this full-day tour from Hobart. Feel the awesome power of the Southern Ocean on a three-hour coastal wilderness cruise ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $148.47
Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise, Hobart, Day Trips
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Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise

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Discover the underwater culinary treasures of Tasmania on a full-day gourmet seafood cruise. Help your expert guide catch fish, lobster, abalone and other ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $521.55
Private Hobart Photography Tour, Hobart, Lunch Cruises
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Private Hobart Photography Tour

Bring your camera for a private half- or full-day photography tour in and around Hobart with a local Tasmanian photographer. Choose from four options: historic ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $199.86
2-Day Bruny Island 4WD Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Day Bruny Island 4WD Tour from Hobart

Enjoy two days on Bruny Island with an experienced guide who shares in-depth knowledge of the best food and scenery on the island. Travel by 4WD to the Bruny ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $608.35
Fully Guided Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour, Tasmania, Overnight Tours
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Fully Guided Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour

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Experience the raw beauty of nature and enlightening historic tour of Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with mesmerizing views from the Lighthouse and surrounding ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $7.61

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