Tasmania’s best tours departing Hobart to Bruny Island

Bruny Island sits off the Southeast coast of Tasmania. The local Bruny Island community are producing some of the finest food products in Tasmania and on the world stage, making this one of the best Islands to discover amazing food and spectacular wild scenery in Tasmania.

A short 30 minute drive departing Hobart, following the d’Entrecasteaux channel to Kettering, the Bruny Island Ferry departs on its short 15 minute crossing to access the Island.

The coastlines are dominated by towering dolerite sea cliffs, crumbling sandstone & mudstone pillars, seabirds, penguin colonies, seals, whales, shipwrecks and sweeping white sandy beaches.

Captain James Cook, Captain Tobias Furneaux, Bruni d’Entrecasteaux and Admiral William Bligh (The Bounty Mutiny) were some of the early explorers that anchored in Adventure Bay, a sheltered anchorage on Bruny Island’s South Island. Whaling and coal mining were amongst the earliest industries in Adventure Bay. Bruny Island is approximately 75km long – about half the size of Singapore and has a population of around 700.

Experience some of Bruny Islands best attractions, Bruny Island sights, history, pure nature, culture, wildlife and Bruny Island food. Take the guesswork and risk out of driving yourself… relax and enjoy a tour with the Bruny Island experts – one of Tasmania’s top Hobart Day Tour Companies as rated on TripAdvisor – 2018 and 2019 Trip Advisor Hall Of Fame.

Our Mission…….

The Bruny Island Safaris Team is committed to the preservation of  wild-ness that makes Bruny Island a unique place of majestic and raw beauty. Our vision includes sharing our island gem with visitors from around the world, enabling them to experience it in a respectful manner.

We work closely with local community and businesses to provide an outstanding experience for our guests-using local guides with rich knowledge of the area.

We strive to honour the stories of history and heritage, passing them on so that future generations may understand and respect the value and integrity of keeping Bruny Island as pristine and protected as it is today.

In keeping with this mission, Bruny Island Safaris offer a range of Island experiences. Choose from one of our spectacular Tours to Discover Tasmania’s most popular Island with the knowledge that you will be guided by Tasmanian and Island locals.

Explore Bruny with us!

Bruny Island Attractions & Highlights:

Each tour guide is a little different in the way they conduct our tours and often will add their own life experiences and stories to the day, making for one of the most personable tour experiences in Tasmania. The Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour for many guests is the highlight of the day along with the guide stories, characters and fine foods.

Expert Tour Guides

“Wonderful and enjoyable day. The tour guide was fantastic. Highlight was the lighthouse, the view was amazing as well as information from lighthouse guide!!!”

Other Tour Highlights:

Sublime chocolate and fudge tastings
Comfortable tour bus
Bruny Island Cider

Exclusive Lighthouse Tour

Lighthouse experience, only available to Bruny Island Safaris at Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

Discover Tasmania’s most popular island

Best day trip I have ever had

Trip Advisor Review of: Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour

This trip is amazing, the tour guides Rob and Kevin are very professional, explained things very well to us and the activities for this tour are simply amazing, from lighthouse tour to cheese tasting. This full day trip gives you a lot of options to fully explore Bruny Island in Tas. Will definitely recommend everyone to join this day trip and our tour guide Rob is extremely friendly and looked after us very well.

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Bruny Island safaris day was brilliant

Trip Advisor Review of: Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed and can highly recommend this tour. Our guide Rick was fantastic, so informative and looked after our every need and more! We loved all the scenic stops, lighthouse climb, seeing a white wallaby and the food stops amazing. Very efficient use of time, pub lunch as each had ordered ready when we got there!! Loved the whole day. Picked up from accommodation.

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5 stars for by far the best tour guide and trip

I might run out of words if I describe the efficiency and brilliance of the trip. Rick our guide/driver was fabulous, picked us up from our hotel which was out of city limits and dropped us back. Took us to all the wonderful locations across the island. The food, wine tasting, cheese tasting, oyster tasting, chocolate tasting at the various destinations was out of the world. Which by the way was all included in the trip, Rick knows his stuff. The beauty of the island, the company of the fellow tourists and Rick’s friendly and engaging attitude was the best you could expect. 5 stars for by far the best tour guide and trip. Keep it up guys!!! Looking forward to more trips

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Bruny Island - An experience that will stay with you for life!

Trip Advisor Review of: Bruny Island Overnight Tour

Really well informed and friendly guides. Nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was very comfortable and in remote locations which added to the experience. The food was amazing! I don’t know how they did it. The scenery was breathtaking and the beaches, untouched. There was an interesting mix of history , wildlife and natural beauty. The trip was well organised and the guides were sensitive to the needs of all the group. I would highly recommend this trip and would love to do it again.

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Food coma

Trip Advisor Review of: Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour

Rick was the best!
A wealth of knowledge and toned calf muscles. His colourful tales of a well-spent youth brilliantly complemented some outstanding fare. The cider was also good. And the oysters. And the fudge. Ooo, the cheese was really good too. And the honey. And the lighthouse was great but we couldn’t eat that one. And the isthmus was a great way to feel good about eating too much cheese. The elusive albino wallaby did not show her face but that was probably good because we would have eaten her too. Great tour!

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Highly recommend this trip

My partner and I went for a day trip and were hosted and driven by Nigel. He was an incredibly friendly, intelligent, knowledgeable, passionate and fun guide. I didn’t know much about Bruny Island, but learnt heaps and enjoyed the day. Food, tastings are provided and you can purchase extra food, alcohol etc without being aggressively pressured into doing so. Lighthouse was a real highlight. Would highly recommend this trip.

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Loved it!!

Trip Advisor Review of: Bruny Island Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour from Hobart Including Guided Lighthouse Tour

Spent a wonderful day in the company of Nigel and a group of the friendliest people from all over the world. The tour was great, from the prompt pickup to the last of the delicious oysters. Nigel’s commentary was well presented and thoroughly enjoyable – he kept us entertained all day! The food was lovely – so fresh and delicious. The view from the lighthouse was spectacular. I highly recommend!!

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