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Bruny Island

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Bruny Island Main Road, Bruny Island, 7150

The Basics

Most visitors opt to cruise in on a guided day or overnight tour from Hobart. Tours typically visit highlights such as the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Mount Mangana rainforest, and Adventure Bay. Food tasting tours are also popular, with guides taking visitors to island hot spots such as the Bruny Island Cheese Company, Bruny Island Berry Farm, and other artisan producers. You’ll also stop at some of the best points for wildlife viewing.

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Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
$151.21 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Absolutely beautiful
We had an amazing time in Bruny Island. Absolutely gorgeous! I'd highly recommend it. Our tour guide Rick was very knowledgeable and made it very enjoyable with his little trivias about the place.
Tuhinadry_C, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

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Great tour
Fiona_G, Aug 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
Excellent tour. Very informative. The boat tour was fantastic. Great views, lots of wildlife. Saw lots of bruny Island aswell
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great way to see Bruny Island
AiraMay_D, Jul 2021
Full-Day Guided Bruny Island Tour from Hobart
we had a great day at Bruny Island through this tour. our guide made sure we have enough time to enjoy every stop. he made sure we cover everything in the itinerary and added a few stops on the way. very knowledgeable about the island and impressive on his knowledge about the local plants.
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Fabulous
Rineke_d, May 2021
3-Hour Bruny Island Cruise from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
Great trip. Great staff. Speedy follow up with refund when one of our group had to cancel. Good on safety. Boat staff friendly and funny!
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Exceptional value for money
Alan_W, Sep 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
If you like adventure in a boat, this is the go. Great scenery, Wildlife, good food, and a crew that took care of all our needs on the day. Was the highlight of our Tasmanian trip.
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Must do foodie tour
Lucy_B, Jul 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
Bruny Island experience was fantastic. We were able to taste a range of products from the island this including oysters, beer, cheese, bread, fish and chips, honey, chocolate and whisky. Our tour guide Kate was a local and knew everything about the island and Tasmania. Had a blast.
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Must do!!!!!!
Violette_N, Jun 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
The cruise around Bruny island was magnificent. We saw dolphins, seals and diffrent type of birds. Sadly no Whales but it was perfect. The weather couldn’t be better. Hugh and Ben was so funny and made my experience unforgettable.
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Amazing tour
Vanessa_B, Sep 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
From the start of catching the bus, our guide Tom was fun and informative. The boat ride was amazing from the sights of cliffs, caves and seals, we were lucky to see a whale playing in shallow shores. The included lunch was delicious. All the staff were friendly and clearly love what they do which made the tour that much more enjoyable. Definitely recommend.
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All round a great experience
Michael_B, Sep 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
A fun trip filled with local knowledge, humor, great food and drinks along the way. Its great to just sit back and take it all in.
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Fun in the rain
Donna_S, Sep 2021
Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The weather was crappy but he made the tour fun
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Yum!
mimscriv, Sep 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
Even a grey, drizzly day couldn’t ruin this tour. David is funny, knowledgeable and a great guide. He adapted well to the weather and kept things fun. Every stop was excellent, we highly recommend this tour.
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Great experience.
Cheryl_G, May 2021
Full-Day Guided Bruny Island Tour from Hobart
Ben was a fantastic guide who worked really hard I ensure the group had a great experience. Bruny Island was an unexpected gem.
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Fantastic trip
Jaqueline_D, Jul 2021
Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
Fantastic!!! The whole day was amazing and the lunch was fresh seafood and delicious!!!!!!!! The guide was so informative, helpful and gave great insight

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no public transport on the island, and car rentals are only available from the mainland—confirm that your rental insurance covers the island.

  • Cell phone coverage can vary throughout Bruny Island, and free Wi-Fi is only available at some hotels and guesthouses.

  • Tasmania’s notoriously changeable weather means it’s best to always have a raincoat or umbrella handy, even in summer.

  • Some boat cruises, accommodation options, and ferries are wheelchair accessible, but check in advance to avoid disappointment.

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How to Get There

Dangling off the southern shore of Tasmania, Bruny Island lies about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Hobart. Car ferries run to Bruny from the mainland town of Kettering, a 20-minute cruise across the Tasman Sea, arriving at the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal in North Bruny. The closest airport is Hobart, which offers regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne, and other mainland Australia cities. Once on the island, you’ll need a car or bicycle to get around.

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When to Get There

The most popular time to visit Bruny Island is summer, when weather is warmer and all the island’s attractions are open. Tours, ferries, and accommodations can be more expensive at this time, however, especially over summer holidays (December to January), and advance bookings are advised. A winter visit can save money, and you’ll get many of the natural wonders to yourself, but check ahead that accommodations and attractions are open.

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Bruny Island Wildlife Safaris

Wildlife-spotting opportunities abound on Bruny Island, whether you embark on a wilderness cruise, hike through the South Bruny National Park, or take in the views from Bruny Island Neck. Rare animal sightings include white wallabies, forty-spotted pardalotes, and great white sharks, while more common finds are New Zealand fur seals and southern elephant seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, penguins, and humpback whales.

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