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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
  • Private 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, cider and beer.

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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.

Itinerary

Budget Option - Wednesday Departures
For those traveling on a budget, there is an additional departure that operates every Wednesday.

Enjoy a scenic 20-minute water crossing to Bruny Island where you are likely to see seals and penguins frolicking in the bays. Your journey begins once on the island. Your first stop will be at the Neck Reserve, where you will experience amazing 360 degree views of the island and beaches that stretch up both sides of the Neck. After this you will travel to many of the islands food venues, rainforests and gravel roads to reach the South Bruny National Park. Here you can enjoy your free lighthouse tour and some of Tasmania's most dramatic coastlines.
Visit a cheese factory, oyster farm factory outlet, lighthouse station, national park, berry farm (Seasonal) and chocolate shop (tastings and lunch not included).

Customer Reviews

GUODONG C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

our tour guide is very knowledgeable and fun guy. Totally enjoy the day.

Debra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Well worth the money. Really great and enjoyable day, rate it up there with one of the best day tours we have done. Just the right amount of time and got us back into Hobart by 5:00pm. Keegan the guide very knowledgeable and went out of his way to please. All the food and cider tastings lived up to expectations. Would not hesitate to recommend to everyone.

Kristine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous tour with a terrific guide and great crowd.

Kam Yan Miranda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, great itinerary, didn't feel rushed at all. Highly recommended!

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!

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