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South Bruny National Park

South Bruny National Park is a perfect place to escape the hustle of Hobart and experience the true beauty of Tasmania countryside. This scenic getaway on the southern tip of Bruny Island offers visitors the best of both land and sea—from coastal cliffs to secluded beaches. It’s ideal for a quick day trip or an overnight camping excursion.

Visitors can spend the morning collecting shells along the beach’s shore or taking a leisurely dip in one of the park’s sheltered swim areas (a local favorite is near Jetty Beach). Experienced surfers love the serious waves that break at Cloudy Bay, where rustic campsites are almost always available for a small fee.

Birders and botanists will love exploring the lush rainforest just beyond the sand, where dozens of plants and bird species indigenous to Tanzania thrive. Curious sorts can explore the remains of an old whaling station at Grass Point or wander to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, the second oldest of its kind in the country.

Day-trippers and less experienced hikers can wander along shorter trails, like the memorable trek to Grass Point or Fluted Cape. More challenging routes, like the Labillardiere Peninsula Circuit or East Cloudy Head trail are best left to fit visitors planning to spend at least a night.

Practical Info

Car ferries depart daily from Kettering on a fairly regular basis. The 15-minute journey leaves passengers at Roberts Point in the northern part of the island. Cars with up to eight people must pay a daily fee of $24. Individual hikers get in for $12 each. Longer holiday passes are available and may be more economical for visitors planning to extend their stay at South Bruny National Park.

Tours & Tickets

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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 157 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 $108.82

Fully Guided Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

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 $7.30

Bruny Island Sunset Lighthouse Tour

Experience the raw beauty of nature on this amazing sunset Lighthouse tour operating Friday and Saturday nights on Bruny Island, at the Cape Bruny Lighthouse ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.56

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 $191.71

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