Bruny Island

including The Neck lookout, Cape Bruny and Adventure Bay

(RAW/Classic)

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

Panoramic seascapes | Pristine beaches | Rugged coastline
Tall eucalypt forests | Coastal heathland
Endemic birds and wildlife | Native flowers

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.

Duration

10-11 hours
(recommended departure 7.30am)

Included

Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
Professional local guide providing insightful commentary
Fully-guided walks
Photography hints and guidance
Vehicular Ferry fare
National park entry
Drinking water

Not included

Meals and refreshments
(catered picnic lunch available)

Enhance your experience

To enrich your overall experience, we encourage you to consider one or more of the optional enhancements available for this tour (selected at time of booking your tour).

Meals and refreshments
A delicious morning tea and picnic lunch featuring local Tasmanian produce and sweet treats. Individual dietary requirements and preferences are catered for by request.

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. Mt Field is easily visited en route to Tasmania’s south west, north-west and central highlands regions.

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Frequently asked questions about this tour

Private tour prices

1 participant (solo): $820
2 participants: $420 per person
3-4 participants: $285 per person
5-6 participants: $175 per person

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Frequently asked questions about this tour

  • What is a photo-oriented tour? On a photo-oriented tour, Shutterbug Walkabouts will take you sightseeing, wildlife spotting and birdwatching. Along the way, your professional and experienced guide shares a narrative about all things Tasmanian, while helping you capture unique images, not just snapshots.
  • Is this a tour for me? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in nature, wildlife, birds and local history? Whether you’re a photographer or non-photographer, this tour is ideal for you. As it’s a private tour, activities are easily adapted to focus on what interests you most.
  • Who is my guide? Coreena has over 20 years experience and loves to share her knowledge with those who are passionate about nature and wildlife. She approaches each tour with attention and care, ensuring you achieve all that you set out to do.
  • What vehicle will I travel in? You will travel in a stylish and spacious SUV 2016 Toyota Kluger that seats up to 6 passengers* plus driver. (*5th & 6th passengers will be seated in a 3rd row, best suited to persons of smaller stature).
  • What is the benefit of enhancing my tour with a catered picnic lunch? Opting for us to organise your meals will allow you to maximise your time enjoying the outdoors – you’ll bypass the need to self-cater and eliminate wait times sometimes experienced when ordering meals at a cafe or restaurant.
  • How/when do I include enhancements with my booking? During the booking process, you will be given the opportunity to select from a range of enhancements we recommend for your tour.

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