Bruny Island - Coastal scenery, birds & wildlife


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be over 10 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Bruny Island private full day all-inclusive private tour

A day of spectacular scenery, panoramic views, bird watching and wildlife spotting. There's also the option of enjoying a tipple of wine at a winery, cheese at the cheesemakers or an oyster at the oyster farm.

This 1-day tour may not be suited during some peak periods (eg. Christmas, School Holidays and long weekends) due to limited space on the vehicular ferry affecting timely arrival on and off Bruny Island. Delays with access may impact on the duration of time spent on the island however we will maximise the time with activities as time avails.


Departing Hobart we travel south to Kettering for a 20 minute ferry journey across the D'Entrecasteaux
Channel arriving on North Bruny Island.

Bruny Island is renowned for a rugged terrain, magnificent coastal landscapes, captivating forest walks and a diversity of wildlife and native flowers, it's also a birdwatcher's paradise. Visit 'The Neck', a narrow isthmus that separates North Bruny Island from South Bruny Island, Adventure Bay, Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Cloudy Bay, South Bruny National Park and more as time permits.

Highlights of what you'll see and do. . .

Breathtaking scenery, impressive coastlines
Take in the views of 'The Neck' - the narrow isthmus connecting North Bruny and South Bruny
Visit the Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Enjoy leisurely walks on pristine beaches for observation of shore birds
Endemic birds & wildlife

If you wish to tempt your tastebuds I can take you to the oyster farm, cheese makers or a winery too.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Departure from Hobart CBD accommodation is complimentary. Other areas for departure include Battery Point, Salamanca, Sandy Bay, West Hobart, Kingston and New Town.

Unless arranged otherwise, if you are staying in accommodation outside of the areas noted above, I will meet you at the Hobart Travel and Information Centre on the corner of Elizabeth & Davey Streets, Hobart,

Airport meet and greet may be arranged if required.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is NOT suitable for a cruise ship shore excursion due to the time required to travel to and from Bruny Island (and the ferry transfer timetable).
If your ship is in port for more than one day (i.e. overnight) then it may be do-able, depending on the arrival time of your ship - please send me a message with details and I will advise accordingly.

End location: I will return you to the same place we started from or another location as discussed on the day (you may like to visit Salamanca where there's many galleries, restaurants and cafes) and return to your hotel at your leisure.

Duration: 10 hours

We will be reliant on the schedule of the vehicular ferry (which does not take pre-bookings) to cross the D'Entrecastaux Channel requiring us to queue for boarding. At some times (peak tourist season), this can be busy so we may arrive in Hobart a little later than expected.


You will travel a modern, air-conditioned passenger vehicle - a fully registered, insured and accredited SUV

2016 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander) - up to 6 passengers* plus driver

To get in and out of the vehicle, the 5th and 6th passengers will be required step up through wide opening passenger doors to access seating behind the middle row and into a 3rd row of seating. This space is most suited to persons of a smaller stature.

What’s Included

In addition to my services as your local private guide, the following is included in your tour
~ All touring in private transport for the duration of the tour
~ Ferry transfer to Bruny Island
~ Entry fees for South Bruny National Park
~ Light morning tea and picnic lunch (comprising local Tasmanian produce and treats)
~ Drinking water throughout the tour

In addition to being an experienced tour guide I am also a local photographer, so you may like to take advantage of my knowledge to learn some hints and tips for taking great photos.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 AUD - This tour is all-inclusive of all that you need however, if it's available on the day, you may like to join a tour inside the Cape Bruny Lighthouse. You will also be responsible for the purchase of souvenirs and additional refreshments.

Visa & MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted. Please be aware that small retailers do not usually accept AMEX and DinersClub cards.

What’s Extra

The only additional add-on (which is totally optional) is to take a tour inside the Cape Bruny Lighthouse tour if it's available on the day, although this does not impact on visiting the lighthouse and seeing it from the outside.

Please wear closed toe walking shoes with adequate tread for occasional uneven pathways. Also, bring suitable clothing for changeable weather that is often experienced in Tasmania, including...
- Sunglasses, Hat & Sunscreen, especially in summer
- Warm Jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Warm Hat & Gloves, mostly in winter but even sometimes in summer too

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