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Bruny Island: Full-Day Food, Lighthouse & Sightseeing Tour

1. Bruny Island: Full-Day Food, Lighthouse & Sightseeing Tour

The ultimate way to experience Bruny Island’s wild beauty, history, and delicious foods such as a selection of Bruny Island cheeses, freshly shucked oysters and wood oven bread for morning tea. Hotel pickup and drop-off, roundtrip ferry ride,  a lighthouse tour, tastings and lunch included.  Marvel at the views from scenic lookouts at Adventure Bay, The Neck Lookout, Cape Bruny. Spot echidnas, white wallabies, seabirds and wildflowers. Be guided through the Mount Mangana Rainforests and tour the inside of Cape Bruny Lighthouse.  Savor a delicious lunch featuring locally caught fish, Tasmanian beef and lamb. Taste locally-made artisan cheeses, chocolates, fudge, and honey. Enjoy some short walks or a paddle in the cool ocean waters of the Tasman Sea. Enjoy locally-grown island produce at lunch.

3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

2. 3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Start your three day tour by meeting your fun and friendly driver/guide. After a short meet and greet, you will set-off on your Tasmanian adventure. Your first day on the tour aims to show you all of Hobart's key attractions. Some of the highlights are Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, a city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Saturday only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land, a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur tour includes a direct bus trip to the historic site where you will have 4-hours to explore at your own pace. This 7-hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM, getting back at around 5:30 PM.

Hobart: 2-Day Bruny Island and Port Arthur Experience

3. Hobart: 2-Day Bruny Island and Port Arthur Experience

Day 1: Bruny Island Your tour departs Hobart at 7:30AM, from where you make your way to Mavista Falls. Step into this temperate rainforest and smell the clean crisp air as you take in mother nature’s provisions. This 20-minute round-trip walk gives you an idea of the many environments on this magnificent island. Following your rainforest walk, travel to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse to spend 30 minutes exploring the picturesque Cape Bruny, home to the second-oldest original tower in Australia. You then travel to the Neck to capture the iconic Bruny Island image from atop the 360-degree lookout. From there, receive views of the Tasman Sea, Tasman peninsula, North and South Bruny Island, and Mt. Wellington. Time for lunch at a Bruny Island pub is then provided, with options for all diets available. Alternatively, you can bring your own food and drinks. Following lunch, there is the option to travel to Bruny Island Premium Wines to enjoy $5 wine tastings. You then advance to Adventure Bay - the largest little seaside town on the island. Spend some time on the famous local beach, which has seen some of the world’s most famous explorers land. Get Shucked Oyster Bar is next on your agenda, where you have the chance to purchase what Tasmania is famous for: Oysters. Following that, your arrives back in Hobart at approximately 5:30PM. Day 2: Port Arthur Your Port Arthur tour is a direct bus to the historical site where you will have 4 hours to explore the site at your own leisure. Your guides recommend taking the free introductory walking tour and the harbor cruise, both of which are included in the site admission fee. This 7-hour tour departs Hobart at 10:30AM, arriving at 12:00PM to the main entrance of the Port Arthur Historic Site. Following your 4-hour tour, depart from the main entrance at 4:00PM before arriving back in Hobart at around 5:30PM.

From Hobart: Bruny Island Nature and Produce Full-Day Tour

4. From Hobart: Bruny Island Nature and Produce Full-Day Tour

Spend a full day exploring the best of what Bruny Island has to offer. Discover some of its amazing natural scenery, enjoy some lunch by the beach (at your own expense), and taste local artisanal produce before you return to Hobart. Beat the crowds and arrive early at Bruny Island. Depart from Hobart and head south on a scenic drive toward the ferry terminal. Here you can purchase any breakfast, snacks, or lunch supplies that you may like for the day ahead before boarding the ferry. Begin your adventure with a walk highlighting the amazing coastal scenery. Follow the Cape Queen Elizabeth trail, one of Tasmania’s great short walks. Walk to Mars Bluff, Miles Beach, and see the unique rock formations. The walk is a total of 6 kilometers over mostly flat terrain coastal terrain. The next stop is the isthmus joining North and South Bruny Island. Known as 'The Neck', it's the location of the Trugannini Lookout. There are 279 stairs to the top where you will be well rewarded with fantastic views. Take a moment to explore and spot the penguin burrows among the sand dunes. Stop for some local history at Two Tree Point, Resolution Creek, and Coal Point before arriving at Adventure Bay. Adventure Bay is the main hub on Bruny Island. Relax on the beach with your own lunch or enjoy lunch at Pennicotts Seafood Restaurant (at your own expense). Re-group after lunch ready for a leisurely afternoon discovering Bruny Island’s world-renowned artisanal produce. Stop at Bruny Island Chocolate Company, Bruny Island Honey, Bruny Island Cheese Co., and Get Shucked Oyster Farm.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 542 reviews

Fantastic and knowledgeable guide. He does everything from getting oysters, bread and cheese and setting up the table. Good food at Bruny hotel but great company with all other the tourists. Fantastic pictures since the weather was fine and sunny. We went to so many places around the island like honey shop, cheese, chocolate and manage to see albino wallaby.

Bruny Island Tours exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Rick is very accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly. Because of Rick our tour from start to finish seems to go by quickly. All the sites, scenery and food was beautiful. We highly recommend this tour and really loved enjoying what Bruny Island has to offer.

Rick the driver/guide was excellent, funny and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful, huge serves of great tasting food for lunch. Scenery was awesome and my husband and I are so glad we chose this company to visit Bruny Island with. Definitely value for money. Mark and Christina Dench

Had the best day Rick was awesome and Ash was just learning the ropes but was excellent as well totally recommend this tour a must when in Tassie

I bought this tour as a gift for my parents. They thoroughly enjoyed the day. Their tour guide was great!