Bruny Island

Discover, experience and photograph dramatic coastal landscapes, the island’s historic lighthouse and an array of native flora and fauna

Coastal panoramas | History | Birds and wildlife | Native flora

Cape Bruny, The Neck lookout, Adventure Bay

A typical day

First we travel south of Hobart to Kettering and take the vehicular ferry across the D’Entrecastaux Channel to Bruny Island. Upon arrival, we make our way to Cape Bruny, the site of Australia’s second oldest lighthouse sitting atop a spectacular rugged coastline. ‘The Neck’, is a narrow isthmus connecting North Bruny to South Bruny – a viewing platform atop the sand dunes offers stunning views of the coast. An elevated boardwalk leads you to the pristine sandy shores of The Neck beach where only a few footprints may have preceded you. Footprints likely left by penguins as they waddled to the water that same morning – The Neck is a sensitive habitat for Little Penguins and Short-tailed Shearwaters.

You’ll travel through the small townships of Alonnah and Lunnawanna, names derived from the Aboriginal name for Bruny Island ‘Lunnawanna-alonnah’ and through a tall eucalypt forest, the epitome of the Australian bush. A pause at different times throughout our journey gives you the chance to soak in the tranquility and listen for birdsong, maybe even catch a glimpse of one or more of Tasmania’s 12 endemic species (all of which are found on Bruny).

At Cape Bruny, you’ll be captivated by the views you’ll have of spectacular dolerite sea cliffs and to the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. There may be a Wedge-tailed Eagle or White-bellied Sea Eagle soaring above, an echidna moseying about at ground level or, amongst the coastal heathland, several species of birds may be seen flitting about.

In Adventure Bay, learn more about indigenous inhabitants of the area and the early European explorers. Enjoy another leisurely coastal walk while keeping your eyes peeled for shorebirds on the beach, a rare and endemic White Wallaby grazing on the grass, or an elusive Pink Robin in the forest.


Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
Professional local guide
Fully-guided interpretive walks
Morning tea and picnic lunch
Vehicular Ferry fare
National park entry
Drinking water


10-11 hours
(recommended departure 7.30am)

Enhance your experience

To enrich your overall experience, you may like to enquire about enhancements available for this tour

Raptor photography
Exclusive access* into a raptor photography hide on private property
* Limited to 4 participants.

Add an accompanying expert photography tutor
Include more photography instruction into your day
(ideal for groups comprising a mix of photographers and non-photographers)

Add an overnight or more
Ask about our tailored multi-day tours and weekend retreats on Bruny Island – this is a great option for viewing penguins after dark or photographing the night sky or an aurora (if there is one)!

Upgrade to our premium option
All the foundations of our classic tour, enhanced with a Deluxe morning tea and picnic lunch
(plunger/french-press coffee, gourmet treats and deluxe picnic lunch served with the best of Tasmania’s hand-crafted non-alcoholic beverages)

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All-inclusive, from $245.00 per person
(based on 6 travellers in a private group) 

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