Bruny Island Safaris Tours departing Hobart

Walk the Cape Bruny Lighthouse balcony, discover the rich island history and hear the stories of life on Bruny Island with our local guides.

Bruny Island sits off the Southeast coast of Tasmania. The local Bruny Island community is 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.

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is one of the island’s most prominent attractions guiding ships around our rugged coastlines for over 180 years. We are the only company that has access to the Lighthouse, being entrusted by The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service to operate tours.

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. 

Bruny Island is approximately 75km long – about half the size of Singapore and has a population of around 800.

Experience Bruny Islands’ best attractions, history, heritage, nature, culture, wildlife, and Bruny Island food. Take the guesswork and risk out of driving yourself. Relax and enjoy a tour with our local Bruny Island experts – one of Tasmania’s top Hobart Day Tour Companies as rated on TripAdvisor – 2021 & 2022 Travellers Choice Award,  2018 to 2021 Trip Advisor Hall Of Fame. Top 10 Aussie Travellers’ most booked experience on Trip Advisor 2019.

Our Mission.

The Bruny Island Safaris Team is committed to the preservation of the wilderness 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 respectfully.

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

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

Company Director Craig Parsey spent his childhood living at many of Tasmania’s Lightstations including The Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse. Craig has lived, worked, and holidayed on Bruny Island for the past 40 years developing one of Tasmania’s most authentic tour companies with a great team of local passionate employees. 

Explore Bruny Island with us!

The only tour including the Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour, Lunch, and Morning Snack.

Bruny Island Attractions & Premium Experiences at affordable prices:

Our tour guides are a little different to the traditional Australian tour guide. We employ only local Bruny Island and Tasmanian guides bringing our own flavours to the day, making for one of the most personable and authentic tourism experiences in Tasmania. The Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour for many guests is the highlight of the day along with our guides personal stories, the local characters, and sit down feast for lunch. The Neck Wildlife Reserve, Truganini Lookout, Bruny Cheese, Bruny Oysters, Bruny Island Honey, morning snack on the beach, Bruny Island Fudge and Chocolates, are just a few more of the highlights you will experience on the day. As reviewed by 1000’s of people our guides will make your Bruny Island Experience with Bruny Island Safaris a day to remember.

Expert & local Tour Guides

“Wonderful and enjoyable day. The tour guide was fantastic. The highlight was the lighthouse, the view was amazing…”

Other Tour Highlights:

Chocolate and fudge tastings. Honey tastings. Lunch, Morning Tea, Oysters, Cheese and Wood Oven Bread.

Exclusive Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour experience, an award-winning business owned and operated by Bruny Island Safaris. 

Discover Tasmania’s most popular island

  • star rating  The highlight of our tour was the visit to the lighthouse. The views are amazing! Definitely worth it! The morning tea and lunch as well as the tasting stops along... read more

    May 22, 2021
  • star rating  Amazing tour from pick up to drop off. Great tour guide (Grant), amazing sights, outstanding food! An absolutely stunning part of the world!

    Maddie A
    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  I can't recommend this tour enough. Lots of local Bruny Island produce to try. Our lunch at the Bruny Island Tavern was delicious. Our tour guide/bus driver was great.
    This... read more

    February 18, 2021
  • star rating  We did the 3rd Jan tour. Rick is extremely informative and helpful with great sense of humor. We saw everything on Bruny and tasted amazing local cuisines including the best... read more

    January 3, 2021
  • star rating  Excellent tour! Very interesting and unique! Great guide (Rick), amazing food, spectacular walks/views/pictures. Highly recommend!!

    October 17, 2019