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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.

Customer Reviews

Barbara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Wonderful guide in Denny Doyle. Interesting, friendly and enthusiastic. Fabulous sights of the Channel and Bruny Islands - North and South. Abundant bird life - cormorants and shags, and superb wrens. Wonderful tastings of cheese, chocolate, cider and mouth-wateringly fresh oysters and a fabulous fish chowder for lunch. a good bunch of we tourists. All in all - a Fabulous Day!

Jade C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The timing was well paced for the day's itinerary, food was good and the guide was excellent.

Jade C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The tour guide was awesome and the food is good, especially the oysters! worth the time and money.

Ilze G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a wonderful day! Ben, our tour leader and driver, was the best: polite, witty, very knowledgeable and we were made to feel like old friends from start to finish. He even included a couple of stops that we hadn't expected to have which we were all very happy with. Lunch at Bruny Hotel was very good and the servings very generous. I highly recommend this tour.

Elliot G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a wonderful day trip. Bruny Island is very beautiful and the tour showed it off well. There was a very good balance between the sightseeing and gourmet aspects of the day. It included visiting things which other tours don't such as the Mount Mangana rainforests and the lighthouse. Because of a disability I could not climb the spiral staircase in the lighthouse but nonetheless appreciated the view from its base climbing up the hill to this was more than enough for me!. I would also like to thank the guide, Derry, not only for his great commentary, good humour and general friendliness, but also for looking out for my particular needs. A highlight of our visit to Tasmania.

Syo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great great tour! The tour guide, Michael, was amazing! He was very passionate about his job and this place! He provided in-depth information about the place, plants, and animals. The tour was very informative, and we enjoyed the food and views as well! Highly recommended!

Liz A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great day, lots of variety and good food... Tour guide was knowledgeable as he lives on the Island. Would have liked more time at Get Shucked, Many Thanks Highly recommend. Liz A

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour

heakyung m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Weather wasn't perfect but our tour and guide was perfect.
Learn lots of story of the nature and island.
Thanks!!! Fantastic GUIDE!!!!

Donna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour. Friendly, knowledgeable and humourous guide with a passion for his profession and Tasmania. Comfy mini coach. Lots of interesting stops along the way. Amazing food, cheese, honey and chocolate. This area of Tassie is a must see location with lots of photo opportunities. Saw a massive pod of dolphins frolicking in the crystal clear waters. Could not fault this tour.

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