Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MY PICKUP TIME & LOCATION?

We have many different pick-up locations for you to choose from, in and around Hobart and Bruny Island. When booking, use our interactive map to work out which Pick up location is right for you.

Check your email confirmation and if you are still unsure – email us at bookings@brunyislandsafaris.com.au  with your name and booking date or call 0361443045 to speak to one of our friendly staff.

Bruny Island Day Tours

CAN I FLY OUT OF TASMANIA AFTER MY TOUR?

Yes, we aim to get back into Hobart around 5/5.30pm depending on ferry availability. For any flight departing at 7:30pm or later from Hobart is OK.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Please leave luggage at your accommodation, bring only those things you need for the tour, limited to one day pack, or carry on size. 

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN TASMANIA?

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has up to date weather information available. Visit Cape Bruny Weather  for more information on the forecast weather on South Bruny.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Comfortable shoes to walk in, warm clothes for the cooler months, light clothes for the beach, a rain jacket (Only if rain is forecast), cap or beanie, water bottle, small day bag, camera, and a sense of humour.
Please don’t bring Drones unless you are licenced and permitted by Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Services. 
No pets in National Parks (except guide dogs)

ARE MEALS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

Yes, all food tastings, morning snack and lunch are included.

Produce inclusions:
Bruny Island Oysters, Bruny Island Cheese & wood-oven bread for morning snack.
Bruny Island Honey tasting and farmgate.
Bruny Island Chocolate and Fudge tasting
Bruny Island lunch at Hotel Bruny – A well designed collaborative menu for Bruny Island Safaris. V, GF options available. 

Please advise our guide on the day of your dietary needs and advise us when booking if possible.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN / AGE RESTRICTIONS

Families are welcome!

However, children under 5 years are not permitted to participate in the Lighthouse Tours due to operational safety requirements. Please check with our Reservations Team before booking children under 12 months, as our Day Tours are not recommended for infants under 12 months of age. Our buses only cater for booster seats, not baby seats.

Are trips physically demanding?

Multi levels and platforms at the Neck

Our tours are suitable for most fitness levels, even those with restricted mobility can enjoy the tour e.g., walking frame or stick. (Our buses are not wheelchair accessible)
The Neck Wildlife Zone and Lookout have a series of walkways and steps to the top that can be challenging for some. Our guides will guide you to the level that you feel most comfortable with and continue onto the other levels with the rest of the group. All levels have magnificent views.
At Cape Bruny, those that opt-out of walking up to the Lighthouse can enjoy the Lighthouse Museum on level ground instead.

Bus sizes and groups

Our comfortable, air-conditioned buses seat a maximum of 20 guests and one of our wonderful tour guides.
If you are uncertain of the road – please pull over out of courtesy to others.

Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours 

Do I need to book?

Bookings have priority over walk ins, so best to book online to avoid disappointment. Group sizes are limited to 10 people. Please check our tour times and availability.

How do I get to Bruny Island and Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour?

Self Drive to Kettering and catch the Vehicular Ferry and drive your car 1 hour and 15 minutes to Cape Bruny. Be aware the last 18 km’s is gravel. Please allow at least 30 minutes to park and walk up the hill to the Lighthouse to join the tour.

Do you pick up in Hobart?

No, you need to Self Drive to Cape Bruny National Park.

Can I catch the Ferry back to Kettering after the Sunset Lighthouse Tour?

No, you need to stay on Bruny Island overnight.

Do I need a National Parks Pass?

Yes, they can be purchased online: parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/know-before-you-go/entry-fees
To enter a National Park in Tasmania it’s required that you have a Park Pass. We highly recommend buying a Holiday Person or Holiday Vehicle pass, allowing you entry into any park in Tasmania whilst on holiday.
Please keep your pass handy when traveling around Tasmania. If you only plan to see the South Bruny National Park with us and have booked directly (No third party) we can cover your pass, just let us know at the time of booking.

Can I take my hire car to Bruny Island?

Not all hire cars are allowed on Bruny Island or gravel Roads, best to check with your hire car company first or book our full day Bruny Island Safaris Day Tour

Bruny Island Ferry information

Please check the Sealink website for updated timetables and news.
The Ferry departs Kettering Tasmania and is about a 35-minute drive from Hobart. Please allow at least 45 mins and be prepared for extended waiting times in peak seasons.

*Please noteYour Parks Pass is covered.

Let us know on the day if you don’t have a pass and we will happily cover that cost for you for that day. Giving you the best valued and most comprehensive tour to Bruny Island, including all foods, parks pass and lighthouse tour.