5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 Reviews

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

Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart

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 Mount Mangana and spot echidnas, birds, white wallabies and other wildlife on scenic walks and drives. You’ll also taste the treats Bruny Island is famous for, from artisan cheeses and locally grown berries to smoked salmon, cider, ice-cream chocolates and nougat. Your day won't be complete without a visit to the stunning South Bruny National Park and Lighthouse Station at Cape Bruny followed by a Bruny Lighthouse tour. With pick up and drop-off from your Hobart hotel included, along with the round-trip ferry, this is the best way to experience Bruny Island’s wild beauty and wickedly delicious gourmet food.

Highlights

  • Gourmet food and sightseeing tour of Bruny Island from Hobart
  • Enjoy the round-trip ferry ride to Bruny Island
  • Stop at Cape Bruny Lightstation, Australia's last vantage point to spot migrating humpback and southern right whales
  • Enjoy a private cheese tasting followed by oysters, chocolate and salmon
  • Spot echidnas, wallabies, birds and other wildlife
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Join a Bruny Lighthouse tour, the southern most lighthouse tour in Australia
  • Visit rugged sea cliff coastlines overlooking the Tasman Sea, Southern Ocean and the Southern Tasmanian highlands
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch of local Tasmanian produce
  • Visit Bruny Island House of Whisky and Mount Mangana Rainforests

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great way to experience the rugged beauty of Bruny Island and taste the island’s top-quality food and wine.

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What You Can Expect

Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart

Cape Bruny Lighthouse Sunset

Your tour begins with pickup from your Hobart hotel and a scenic drive to the pretty coastal town of Kettering, where your Bruny Island ferry departs.

Enjoy the 15-minute cruise over to Bruny Island, then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the narrow neck of land 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.

Next enjoy the views and feel of the white sand beaches with free time to walk along the beach or take a swim in the ocean.

Continue to Adventure Bay and Resolution Creek named after Captain Cooks ship and stop for morning tea (at own expense) at the Bruny Island Berry Farm ( closed during the winter months). Locally grown berry fruits are available in all kinds of ways here, including ice cream, pancakes, scones with jam and cream, strawberry and chocolate fondue, and berry cakes.

Your tour continues over the Mount Mangana Trail and through ancient rainforests with Tree Ferns standing 16-foot (5 meters) high on the way to Cape Bruny Lighthouse. 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 amongst the best in Tasmania with rugged dolerite coastlines looming eerily over the Tasman Sea.

Feeling hungry by now, stop at Hotel Bruny for a wonderful lunch featuring local Tasmanian produce, including locally caught fish, and Tasmanian beef and lamb.

The afternoon is all about nature and more food, with stops at the Bruny Island Cheese Company to taste delicious artisan cheeses, fresh oysters at Get Shucked, and smoked salmon at the Bruny Island House of Whisky.

Walk off your indulgent lunch and tastings on a short stroll along the coast and through Bruny Island’s pristine bushland, keeping an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, wildflowers and the island's unique birdlife.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy the round-trip ferry to Kettering and stop off for a chocolate-making presentation and tasting at Nutpatch Nougat Chocolates before returning to Hobart.

Customer Reviews

Judy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Ben the driver and guide for the day was exceptional. His knowledge of the Island was very good and nothing was a trouble for him. Great food and many tastings of the produce on the Island. Thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone especially if you love food

Dipesh G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Aaron was fantastic. Thank you for a great day :

Sharon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to get to Bruny Island and try all the gourmet delights on offer. Tour was well organised and we saw the highlights of the Island including a trip to the top of the lighthouse and a walk up the stairs at the isthmus.

Caroline B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent Tour!

Eliza W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Was an excellent tour and our guide was very kind and informative. Had a lovely day and a holiday highlight.

Senaka M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour. Callum was a super tour guide. Scenery was beautiful. Recommend for somebody visiting Hobart.

Tracy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Callum was a great host for the day, and in between driving us around the sights and tastes of the island he also had lots of interesting stories and local history to share with us. He made sure the group was comfortable with the travelling pace and selection of places to see. The island has some spectacular scenery, and the lunch at Hotel Bruny was the highlight out of a range of excellent food options. I would have liked to stop a bit longer at a couple of places particularly at the Bruny Island Cheese Company, when all three of the bus groups arrived at the same time and it was crowded, but it was a long day already and there's a lot of distance to cover so I will have to revisit them in my own time on a future visit.

Vaughan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great value for money. Fantastic tour guide/driver. Excellent quality at every feature. Group of 12 max ensures personal treatment. A fantastic day tour that I highly recommended.

SOFIA T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Bruny Island was a great day trip. Rick our driver really made the day with his local knowledge and humour. The island feels untouched. Lots of rainforests and dirt roads. The light house vantage point and the inlet made for spectacular views. The food experience overall was excellent.

Claes-Goran N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Awesome

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