Bruny Island

including The Neck lookout, Cape Bruny and Adventure Bay

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)

Private Tour

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

Vehicle

You will travel in a stylish and spacious SUV
2016 Toyota Kluger
Seats up to 6 passengers* plus driver
(* 5th & 6th passengers will be seated in a 3rd row best suited to persons of smaller stature)
 

Enhance your experience

Meal and refreshments
Maximise your time enjoying the outdoors, bypass the need to self-cater, eliminate queueing to order. Let us cater a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch for you.

Expert photography tuition
Add more photography instruction to your day

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

Stay overnight
An overnight stay for an opportunity to observe penguins at dusk, chase the Aurora Australis (southern lights) or photograph the night sky

Discover, Experience and Photograph

Coastal landscapes, rugged cliff tops and pristine beaches
Sweeping panoramic vistas
Cape Bruny Lighthouse, convict built and Australia’s 2nd oldest lighthouse
The pristine marine inlet of Cloudy Bay Lagoon
Native wildflowers of banksias, delicate orchids, heathland vegetation
Wildlife and birds in their natural habitats
including the rare white wallaby (only found on Bruny)

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