Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours 

Southernmost Lighthouse Tour in Australia. Local business and guides.

The heritage-listed Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian Lighthouse open for Tours… The historic 1836 Lighthouse towers 114m above dramatic cliff tops and coves that form the rugged Tasmanian coastline of Cape Bruny.

Climb the original wrought iron spiral staircase to the top of the tower and step out onto the balcony to take in the breathtaking views of the sweeping southern ocean to the wild Tasman Sea, South East Cape, Whale Head, and the small islands dotting the coastline… Experience the extraordinary & vast scenery for amazing photo opportunities at every point of the compass – with albatross, gannets, and many other pelagic seabirds gliding over the relentless ocean swells… observe migrating whales, short-tailed shearwaters, and wedge Tailed Eagles swooping close to the tower.

The superbly engineered lighthouse prism remains in working order and unique to see close up… learn about this early iconic navigational landmark, how it was built by convicts, and how life was for a lighthouse keeper in this far south corner of our world.

Company Director Craig Parsey grew up on many Lighthouse Stations around Tasmania with his family in a time when Lightkeepers were Lightkeepers, including the Cape Bruny Light Station, Maatsuyker Island, Eddystone Point, and Low Head. We now also operate the Table Cape Lighthouse and Tours.

Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour – $20 per person Self drive

Be enlightened by Bruny Islands’ most iconic landmark, the southernmost Lighthouse Tour in Australia. Cape Bruny Lighthouse has been restored to its former beauty and is the only Lighthouse in Southern Tasmania open to the public. Towering above the spectacular rugged coastline on the South West tip of Bruny Island with sweeping views of the wild Southern Ocean and regular sightings of migrating whales. Shy Albatross, Australian Gannets, and many other seabird species swooping and gliding above the ocean swells… providing fantastic photo opportunities at every point of the compass. Climb the spiral staircase to the lighthouse balcony and experience the spectacular vistas of the South West Wilderness and coastlines. Watch the seals playing on the rocks nearby and the albatross gliding across the waves. Southern Right & Humpback Whale sightings are regular during the Whale Migrations periods.
Hear the stories of a time that no longer exists.

$20 per person – minimum age 5 years
We will be operating Tuesday, Friday & Sunday between 17 July – 13 August 2023.
*Tours run daily between 10am – 3:00pm 1st April to 30th September 
*Tours run daily between 9:30am – 4:30pm 1st October to 31st March.
We are closed on 25 December.

Tour Times:
*9:30am – 1st Oct to 31st March
*3:30pm – 1st Oct to 31st March
*4:00pm – 1st Oct to 31st March
*4:30pm – 1st Oct to 31st March

Travel times from:
Bruny Island Sealink Ferry (Bruny Island Wharf) to Cape Bruny – 75 minutes.
Adventure Bay to Cape Bruny – 45 Minutes
Alonnah to Cape Bruny – 35 minutes.
Please allow extra time for traffic and parking.
Drive safely on our gravel roads… 

Click BOOK NOW for live availability. Bookings highly recommended.

Pre-booking is highly recommended.
Cash and Credit card are accepted at the lighthouse for non-booked tours, availability not guaranteed if not booked online.

Parking & amenities are available on-site at Cape Bruny. No shops.

Just make your way to the tower to meet our tour guide, you will need to give yourself 10 minutes to get to the tower from the car park.

Please note – A NATIONAL PARKS PASS is required to enter all National Parks in Tasmania. We highly recommend purchasing a Holiday Person or Holiday Vehicle pass, valid for 3 months. Please visit Parks & Wildlife Service


Cape Bruny Sunset Lighthouse Tour – $75 per person, Bookings Essential

Sunset Tours offers the perfect opportunity to experience spectacular sunsets and stargazing from the highest point of rugged Cape Bruny. Delve into the history and life as a Lighthouse Keeper as the sun sets over the South West Wilderness. Hear the ocean pounding the cliffs below, see Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) landing nearby and Albatross hugging the wave tops.

Join our very special Sunset Lighthouse Tour for small groups on Friday and Saturday evenings. “Self-drive” into the South Bruny National Park and arrive at the Cape Bruny Lightstation – well before sunset. Your guide will meet you in the main car park and issue you with headlamps and jackets prior to ascending the lighthouse. This is a very special and exclusive experience for a select few, group sizes 4 – 10 people. At night the Cape Bruny Lightstation is arguably one of the best locations in Tasmania to watch the Southern Aurora when her lights are gracing the night sky. 


Self-drive to Cape Bruny $75 per person – pre-booking is essential and guests must be staying overnight on Bruny Island.

Group size: 2 – 10
Operates: October – April on Friday and Saturday evenings. 


Parking & amenities are available on-site.