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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
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Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
$146.20 per adult
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Fantastic trip
Fantastic!!! The whole day was amazing and the lunch was fresh seafood and delicious!!!!!!!! The guide was so informative, helpful and gave great insight
Jaqueline_D, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

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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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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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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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Delightful tour of Bruny Island
Troy_D, Jun 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
Excellent way to visit Bruny Island with an informative friendly tour guide and delicious cheese tasting and hearty lunch provided along with a sample of fudge and honey icecream for dessert along with visits to many highlights of the island.
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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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4 O B Es from adelaide
margaret_g, Feb 2021
Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
The tasting so generous even tho the morning was wet Nigel did a great job presenting morning tea and after going on muddy trails cleaned all the windows in the rain real dedication to the tour
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Wonderful day out.
Leonard_V, Jul 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
Sam the driver was excellent very accommodating. Picked up from hotel and dropped off again. Cheese and beer experience was great the walk in the rain forest and beach Al good.
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Magnificent day for our first day in Tasmania
John_R, Jul 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
Kate was a fantastic guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. We were picked up on time from our hotel. The tour was great value for money and we loved everything about it. It was well worth the money spent
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Great day out on the water
CherylSharp, Jul 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
Great day out. Ben was a great guide and lunch provided was awesome. The weather was perfect which made the water quite calm and relaxing
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Great day
Geoffrey_K, Jun 2021
Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour
From when we got on the bus to when we got off was special our driver and guide Grant was good fun and very Informative, would recommend this trip to everyone.
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Magical
Denise_O, Jun 2021
3-Hour Bruny Island Cruise from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
Just amazing. Loved every minute of it. Whales, dolphins, fur seals and more. Weather was also magic. A must do experience if in Bruny.

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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