Tour code: 6043BIS
Explore Bruny Island from a gourmet perspective on this day trip from Hobart. After the ferry ride to the island, admire natural sights like the Mount Mangana rainforests and Adventure Bay and Cloudy Bay viewpoints, and take leisurely walks to look for wallabies and other island animals. On the culinary side, get to know the island’s food scene with tastings of cheese, smoked salmon, chocolate, cider, berries and ice cream, plus a lunch of local produce. A trip to South Bruny National Park and the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, where you may take a tour, completes this fabulous experience.

Highlights

  • Gourmet food and sightseeing tour of Bruny Island from Hobart
  • Enjoy the round-trip ferry ride to Bruny Island
  • Admire rugged, cliff-lined coastal views overlooking the Tasman Sea, Southern Ocean and the Southern Tasmanian highlands
  • Spot echidnas, wallabies, birds and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a private cheese tasting followed by oysters, chocolate and salmon
  • Join a tour of Bruny Lighthouse, the southernmost lighthouse tour in Australia
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch of local Tasmanian produce

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

After pickup in Hobart, your Bruny Island day trip starts with the drive to Kettering, a coastal town where you’ll catch the ferry for the 15-minute ride to the island. Upon arrival, board a minivan for your exploration of Bruny’s many natural and culinary delights.

Pass by oyster farms on your way to the narrow spit of land known as the neck that links the northern and southern sections of the island, and check out the Adventure Bay lookout and the Hummock lookout for fantastic photo ops. You’ll also see the Truganini Memorial, an important indigenous site.

Enjoy some free time to take a stroll on the beach or a swim in the ocean before your tour continues to Resolution Creek and a stop for morning tea (own expense) at the Bruny Island Berry Farm (note: the farm is closed in the winter). Savor the berries in one of several ways, if you like, from pancakes to ice cream to scones with jam. Then head over the Mount Mangana Trail and through the rainforest as you make your way to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, the last vantage point in Australia to look for southern right and humpback whales. You’ll be wowed by the views of the rugged coastline against the Tasman Sea.

Next, visit Hotel Bruny for a lunch of regional food, such as fish, beef or lamb, and then start the afternoon portion of your tour with food stops at Get Shucked for fresh oysters, the Bruny Island Cheese Company for artisan cheese samples and Bruny Island House of Whisky for smoked salmon. Then walk off some of your newly ingested calories with a stroll along the coast and through the bush, where you can watch for wildlife like wallabies, birds and echidnas while admiring wildflowers.

Take the ferry back to Kettering, where you’ll make a stop for tastings and a chocolate-making demonstration at Nutpatch Nougat Chocolates. Your day trip then ends with return to Hobart.

Customer Reviews

sallyann l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Calan made our tour! The whole day worked out so well, except lunch could have been better would have preferred to lunch at the winery. Anyway, his expertise had timing down to fine art with ferries etc. cheese tasting, cider tasting and oysters were fantastic! Would highly recommend.

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was lead by a knowledgable and charismatic guide. His passion for the land and the community made the experience very memorable and the journey spectacular. If an intimate small tour, showcasing bruny island and #39;s history and what it has to offer is what you and #39;re after, this is the tour for you.

Michaela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was amazing even if it was windy, freezing and rainy. Lunch superb. Rick the driver and guide was outstanding with his information about Bruny Island.

chanthakorn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great tour. I will definitely recommend to fellow travellers. I went on 29 May 2016. Guide is very friendly and know well about Bruny Island. Lunch is very delicious and generous portion at Bruny Hotel. The food sampling is excellent. The sight was also fantastic. Good Value for money.
Thank you for the great day and great holiday in Hobart.

Eunice Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Superior guide, Keegan, made this one of the best tours we have ever done. Everything went so well and the tour was very interesting. We experienced everything on the agenda and the food we sampled was out of this world. Will definitely be using this company again!

Gillian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour is a must and our guide Keegan was fantastic

Ken C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an excellent tour with a great guide who knew the island inside out as he was a local boy. The choices of venues were very good, just a pity about the weather as it rained hard nearly all day!!

Karen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We loved this tour, great weather, breathtaking views, terrific guide and fabulous food.

Miss Stefanie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our Bruny Island Tour was fantastic! Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The day was packed with fun and food. We travelled in a group of 6 and had 9 people on our tour. We found a smaller group to be a much more intimate and enjoyable experience compared to other tours. Highly recommended!

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