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Bruny Island

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
$156.29 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

star-5
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
star-5
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!
star-4
Absolutely wonderful...
Isabel_T, Oct 2021
Twilight Sail Bruny Island
Absolutely wonderful experience, the rain and cloud blocked our view but didn’t stop us from having a fun time on the our sail trip
star-5
Bruny Island Day Trip
Gary_P, Oct 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
Dave our tour guide was so professional and very friendly. He made our trip so enjoyable and comfortable. Everywhere we stopped was very interesting and staff were professional and friendly. Disappointed the chocolate shop didn’t have tastings. Consequently we didn’t purchase anything.
star-5
Best day
Dennise_S, Oct 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
Such an awesome day. We had so much fun, our tour guide was very informative and quite the comedian. Lol
star-5
Awesome day out
Michelle_N, Oct 2021
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
The whole day was excellent from moment Kate picked me up from my accommodation. All the stops were wonderful and I really enjoyed the day. Kate our tour kind was amazing.
star-5
A Tassie highlight
Leanne_P, Oct 2021
3-Hour Bruny Island Cruise from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
Very enjoyable weather was a little damp we had the option to change for another date. Very good crew members asked us if we feeling ok. Highlight of the trip was the water falls and fur seals.
star-5
Excellent day trip
Nicole_H, Sep 2021
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
From the time of pick up at the Franklin Wharf, we were in excellent hands! Very professional service, great ( comedic) commentary, ( Tom) explanation of what to expect, delicious morning tea and lunch, and then the actual cruise! Fun, interesting, exciting. We had a blustery rainy day, but I felt very safe in the hands of our extremely capable crew, Michael and his colleague. Highly recommended!
star-5
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.
star-5
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
star-5
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.
star-5
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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