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Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour

Product ID: 63020
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Enjoy a fully-guided tour of the historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, perched high on a cliff top above pounding seas. Climb the spiral stairs to the prism room and out onto the balcony!
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  • See and climb the original 115 year old cast iron spiral stairs to the prism room
  • Gaze across the ocean and seacliff coastline towards the Southern tip of Tasmania
  • Listen to a local expert guide and hear stories of a lost profession and life as a lighthouse keeper
  • Take the most amazing photos
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Experience Bruny Island's most iconic and historic landmark, the Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Allow around 2.5-hours to self-drive from Hobart, making your way to the island by road and then ferry. The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is open daily. It was built by convicts in 1835 and first operated in 1836. 

Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the lighthouse where your adventure begins! Learn about the making of the lighthouse and it’s reason for being where it is. Climb the magnificent iron spiral staircase to the first level where the light-keepers would have once sat for daily observations, recording the weather and shipping movements.

Take the slightly steeper stairs to the prism/light room where your guide will explain how all the mechanisms operated. Then, step out onto the balcony that is 114-meters above the sea. Marvel at stunning views and benefit from the perfect opportunity for some amazing photos. Watch the water below for seals and albatross that live and feed in these waters.
  • 30-minute guided Lighthouse tour
  • Local guide
  • Use of binoculars
What’s Not Included
  • Transport from Hobart
  • National Park entry fee
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Entrance to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, South Bruny, Tasmania. Allow 2.5-hours to self-drive from Hobart and note that the only way to access the island is by ferry.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Drones
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• Activity does not include transport from Hobart and you will need to make your own way to the island
• Wear suitable shoes as the track is both concrete and gravel
• Tour duration is approximately 30-minutes and tours operate between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm (may change seasonally)

From US$ 7.75 per person

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Bruny Island Safaris

Product ID: 63020