Tasmania’s best value tours to Bruny Island departing Hobart daily

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.

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is one of the islands most prominent attractions guiding ships around our rugged coastlines for over 180 years.

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 Bruny Islands best attractions, Bruny Island sights, history, heritage, pure 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 – 2018 and 2019 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 wildness 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 honour the stories of history and heritage, passing them on so that future generation 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 Bruny Island locals. 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 Tasmania’s most authentic tour companies with a great team of local passionate employees. 

Explore Bruny Island 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 story to the day, making for one of the most personable tourism experiences in Tasmania. The Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour for many guests is the highlight of the day along with our local guides personal stories, local characters, fine food producers, history and heritage. The Neck Wildlife Zone, Bruny Cheese, Bruny Oysters, morning tea on the beach, lunch and The Cape Bruny Lighthouse are just a few of the highlights you will experience on the day. As reviewed by 1000’s of people our guides will become the highlight of your Bruny Island tour.

Expert & local Tour Guides

“Wonderful and enjoyable day. The tour guide was fantastic. The highlight was the lighthouse, the view was amazing as well as information from the lighthouse guide!!!” See our reviews on Trip Advisor Hall of Fame 2018 & 2109

Other Tour Highlights:

Sublime chocolate and fudge tastings
Honey tastings – watch the bees at work
Bruny Island Cider tasting and an extensive list of other ciders to sample

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  Despite very inclement weather Ash gave us a full days experience and was a cheerful, friendly and knowledgeable host. Food was lovely and varied and all locally produced.

    Joanna S
    November 21, 2022
  • star rating  Our guide was very informative and did his best to make sure all of us were looked after. Thanks you Rick! The oysters and cheese were fabulous. Visiting the lighthouse... read more

    oscarrE589WT
    April 26, 2022
  • star rating  It was amazing, we got lucky that it was a clear day on Bruny island. Tim, our guide is wonderful, very efficient, we're always the first ones to get to... read more

    Travel_with_deph
    May 31, 2022
  • star rating  If you are looking for a trip to Bruny Island look no further!
    Rick was friendly, knowledgeable, funny and very well organised. Being a local was a real asset.
    The... read more

    sdoz
    March 19, 2022
  • star rating  Great tour of the island with a very knowledgeable guide named Grant. Excellent activities with lots of local produce, morning tea and lunch included. Loved the shucked fresh oysters from... read more

    NorthStar56750858764
    May 25, 2021