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Bruny Island Safaris

Hobart, Tasmania 7170, Australia
+61 437 499 795
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2-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart
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MEET THE FOOD PRODUCERS, hear the stories and explore the many corners of Bruny Island. Bruny Island day tours, Bruny Island Lighthouse tours, Bruny Island Food tours, Bruny Island Sightseeing Tours and Bruny Island Overnight Tours. The only tour in Tasmania offering Lighthouse access in the South Bruny National Park. Eat your way around Bruny Island on a gourmet and sightseeing tour departing Hobart. Visit scenic lookouts overlooking Adventure Bay and Cape Bruny, and spot echidnas, white wallabies, birdlife and other wildlife. You'll taste the gourmet treats Bruny Island is famous for, from artisan cheeses and locally grown berries to smoked salmon, chocolates, nougat, fudge, cider and whisky on extended tours (small tasting fees may apply). With pick up and drop-off from your hotel included, along with the round-trip ferry and National Park entry, this is the ultimate way to experience Bruny Island's wild beauty and wickedly delicious gourmet food. Your tour begins with pickup from your Hobart hotel and a scenic drive to the pretty coastal town of Kettering, where your Bruny Island ferry departs. Enjoy the 15-minute cruise over to Bruny Island, then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the narrow neck of land connecting the north and south parts of the island, passing oyster farms and grazing properties en route. Your island tour begins with a private cheese tasting at Bruny Island Cheese Company. After this enjoy views from Adventure Bay lookout and the Hummock lookout, a significant indigenous site that's home to Truganini Memorial. Continue to Adventure Bay and stop for morning tea at the Bruny Island Berry Farm (Seasonal). Locally grown berry fruits are available in all kinds of ways here, including ice cream, pancakes, scones with jam and cream, strawberry and chocolate fondue, and berry cakes. Your tour continues along the Mount Mangana Trail, passing Cloudy Bay on the way to Cape Bruny Lighthouse. The Iconic Bruny Island Lighthouse is Australia's last vantage point to spot migrating humpback and southern right whales, and an important navigational landmark for ships at sea, and the oldest manned lighthouse in Australia. You will enjoy a group tour of the lighthouse and learn all about how it was built, climb the spiral staircase and see the original working prisms, before stepping out onto the balcony for the amazing coastal views elevated 114m above the sea. Feeling hungry by now, stop at Hotel Bruny for a wonderful lunch featuring local Tasmanian and island produce, including locally caught fish, and Tasmanian beef and lamb. The afternoon is all about nature and more food, with stops at Get Shucked super fresh oysters (Oyster tasting) and Bruny Island House of Whisky. Walk off your indulgent lunch and tastings on a short stroll along the beach and through Bruny Island's pristine rainforests keeping an eye out for echidnas, white wallabies, wildflowers and the island's unique birdlife. Later in the afternoon enjoy the round-trip ferry to Kettering, we drop into a gourmet ice-cream producer and stop off for a chocolate-making presentation and tasting at Nutpatch Nougat Chocolates before returning to Hobart, exclusive to Bruny Island Safaris (Not always available). Try our overnight and private Bruny Island tours and enjoy some Bruny Island short walks, maybe some jetty fishing and wind down at your cabin with a glass of local wine and cook up your catch. A proportion of our proceeds are donated to Wildcare for the upkeep of Light Stations around Tasmania, for the care and maintenance of the lighthouse stations and surrounding environment volunteer programs and groups operating on islands containing lighthouses and other lighthouse stations around Tasmania. Tour founder Craig Parsey grew up on many lighthouse stations around Tasmania, including the Cape Bruny Light Station. Knowing many of the last light keepers in Australia, Craig's family experience and stories will enhance your day on Bruny Island. Our Promise. - Guaranteed Lighthouse Tour - High quality friendly tour guides with at least 3 years guiding experience - Our top guides have or do live on Bruny Island - 5 Star tour rating and safety record - Quality food experiences - We listen to your requests - Airport drop offs if required - Hobart pick-up and returns - Comfortable late model Toyota coasters and hiaces - Clean buses - Fun tour - Rugged Sea-cliff coastlines and beaches - Temperate Rainforests - The best chance to see white wallaby - The best island sights and lookouts
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Hobart, Tasmania 7170, Australia
+61 437 499 795
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

A fantastic way to spend the day! This island and its immediate surrounds are an absolute treasure trove. Relaxing and educational, the guide is superb at providing information as we travel the length of this awesome island in a fun and relaxed fashion - brilliant!

1  Thank Coronation1
Reviewed February 27, 2017

The tour was a FULL day adventure with a local guide named Rick. He was a tour guide and driver not just a guy driving a bus. Having a local Bruny resident ensured we had the full package. His knowledge was great and very interesting,...More

1  Thank Davidpiaia
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Rick was absolutely terrific, very knowledgeable having lived on Bruny Island for the last 30 years. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a ball. Would highly recommend this particular tour to all our friends and family. Thanks again Rick for a day of wonderful...More

1  Thank boothie2017
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

It was the best Bus Tour, very entertaining, our tour guide Michael had an extensive knowledge of the island as he lived there for 12years we saw a couple of white wallaby's Dolphins and interesting wildlife and fauna add to that some crazy tales of...More

1  Thank Geraldine B
Reviewed February 23, 2017

On Friday 17th Feb was picked up @ 6,30 am for a value packed full on day. Rick our local Bruny Isle guide made the journey truly enjoyable & worthwhile utilising his local knowledge to our full advantage, Great oysters, cheeses, icecream, honey , cider...More

2  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We had an excellent day on our Bruny Island Safari. Ben our tour guide was a local so had a wealth of knowledge. His driving was excellent too. The stops were fantastic and the morning tea at the Berry farm was great. My highlight of...More

1  Thank _seanmead
Reviewed February 21, 2017

After a lot of research we decided to tour Bruny island with Safaris tours We had a very good day with a great lunch at the pub and the highlight of the day was the visit to the lighthouse a very busy and enjoyable day...More

Thank Darren E
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Even though we had our own car we decided to go take the full day guided tour of Bruny Island with Bruny Island Safaris. Within a short time we realised that we had made the right decision. Rick from Bruny Island Safari picked us up...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Rick is the travel guide and made the trip the best experience ever. It is a trip filled with much everything, cheese,cider,oyster and chocolate tastings, tour of second oldest lighthouse. adventure bay. two tree beach walk, berry farm icecream visit and if your lucky as...More

2  Thank richardsgerrard
Reviewed February 18, 2017

3 great things to start with. I was picked up from my airbnb as were others from outlying areas, we travelled in a 14 seater mini bus and Rick, our guide, was born and bred on Bruny Island. This made it an intimate, convenient and...More

2  Thank Hilary J
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January 22, 2017|
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Response from Craig P | Property representative |
Two kinds of buses 12 seater and 20 seater. Book online. If the tour is available to book it goes...
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Craig P | Property representative |
Hi Yes we still visit the Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Tours. Thank you
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Response from BrunyIslandSafaris | Property representative |
Hi Jo and Scott We travel some gravel roads but mostly sealed roads. The roads are well maintained and the buses are comfortable. We always recommend that those with back issues sit towards the front of the bus away from the... More