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Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours

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Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Situated on Bruny Island in Tasmania, the Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the second-oldest lighthouse tower in the country, having been first lit in 1838. The structure was commissioned by Governor George Arthur following a series of mishaps and shipwrecks just off Bruny Island and took two years to build by convict labor.

Technological advances in the 1980s and 1990s led to the lighthouse being lit for the last time on Aug. 6, 1996, when it was replaced by a solar-powered light nearby. In December 2000, the lighthouse was declared part of the South Bruny National Park.

Visitors should be prepared for rough roads and a steep walk to reach the lighthouse, although you’ll be well rewarded on arrival; with some fantastic views out to sea, migrating humpback and southern right whales have been spotted from this vantage point.

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Casual visitors aren’t usually allowed inside the lighthouse but there is a good museum, which is free.
Address: Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour

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Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour

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Explore Bruny Island on this full-day trip from Hobart. Travel by ferry to the island, look out for seals and penguins as you sail. On the island, admire natural sights like The Neck and Truganini Lookout, and take leisurely walks to look for wallabies and other local wildlife. Discover the island’s food scene with tastings of cheese, chocolate, cider, and oysters, plus a lunch of local produce. An exclusive group tour of the historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse completes your experience.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Guided Bruny Island Tour from Hobart

Full-Day Guided Bruny Island Tour from Hobart

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Discover the scenic coastline, beaches, national parks, flora, and fauna of Bruny Island on this full-day tour from Hobart. Travel via ferry to the island (tickets included), and walk through the temperate rain forest, visit the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, stop at a viewing platform at the Neck, and sample locally made products.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.74
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Bruny Island Sunset Lighthouse Tour

Bruny Island Sunset Lighthouse Tour

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Experience the magic of a Tasmanian sunset with a 1-hour evening tour of the Cape Bruny Lighthouse Station. Located at the southern tip of Bruny Island, the 374-foot (114-meter) tall lighthouse offers spectacular views over the rugged cape and the windswept Tasman Sea. After exploring the historic lighthouse and admiring the dramatic sunset, stick around to be in with a chance of witnessing the mesmerizing Southern Aurora. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring an intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bruny Island Overnight Explorer Includes meals and boutique accommodation

Bruny Island Overnight Explorer Includes meals and boutique accommodation

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The Bruny Island Overnight Explorer - Including boutique accommodation - is ideal for couples, work getaways, and family groups. Explore the amazing scenery and artisan food producers of Tasmania's most popular Island, with your local Tour Guide. Your two-day, overnight tour includes the Iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour, all food and various tastings per person over 2 days. Boutique-style accommodation with bush settings or water views, a coastal walk to Green Pt or Fluted Cape for the more adventurous. We include Hotel and or Airport pick up and drop off. We can fully customise your tour experience after booking. The Itinerary is very flexible, mealtimes can be altered to suit the time of year. All walks are optional and can be adjusted to suit distance and fitness levels.  For something,​ a little extra try out our new partnership with Bruny Island Oyster Tours. All you can eat oysters and short two-hour​ cruise in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel into the oyster lease areas.
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  • 2 days
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Bruny Island Private Charter Service

Bruny Island Private Charter Service

Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premiere island destination. In addition to stunning scenery, Bruny Island is a foodies paradise. The island showcases a variety of artisan cheese, oysters, seafood, berries, fudge, wine, whisky, gin, beer and a selection of cafes and restaurants.
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  • 10 hours
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$761.03
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2 Day Bruny Island & Port Arthur Tour From Hobart

2 Day Bruny Island & Port Arthur Tour From Hobart

Join us for two of Tasmania's best tourist attractions - The natural beauty of Bruny Island and the Historic Port Arthur penal colony. Day 1: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land - a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations.The bus departs Hobart at 7:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM. Day 2: The Port Arthur tour is a direct, 7 hour return shuttle service from Hobart to the Historic Site. You will have 4 hours to explore the site and soak up the rich colonial history at one of Australia's most important heritage destinations. The shuttle departs Hobart at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM.
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  • 2 days
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3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island

3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island

One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Covers all of Hobart’s key attractions: Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Sat only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land - a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur tour is a direct bus to the historic site where you will have 4 hours to explore at your own pace. This 7 hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM getting back at around 5:30 PM.
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  • 3 days
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$181.20
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Bruny Island premium private photo-oriented day tour from Hobart

Bruny Island premium private photo-oriented day tour from Hobart

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Grab your camera and head out to Bruny Island with this tour from Hobart, led by a wildlife photographer. You'll meet your guide in the morning and head out to Bruny Island by ferry, where you'll see everything from Little Penguins and Short-tailed Shearwaters along with a beautiful lighthouse; you may even spot an echidna or a raptor.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$420.38
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Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Bruny Island

Small-Group Day Trip from Hobart to Bruny Island

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Visit Bruny Island, one of Tasmania’s top natural attractions, on a 9.5-hour tour from Hobart. Located at the mouth of the River Derwent, Bruny Island is home to native wildlife, a vibrant ecosystem, and indigenous history. This small-group tour is limited to six people and includes round-trip ferry ride across D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$103.00
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7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

7-Day Super Value Tour of Tasmania: Explore Tasmania's West and East Coasts

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If you love the outdoors, you will love our super tour of 7 days packed full of waterfalls, mountains, great walks, dramatic coastlines, lakes and primeval rainforest, You will see everything from the unique rugged mountains and lakes of the west coast and the picturesque beaches of the east coast, plus to top it all off we will show you around local favourite Bruny Island and visit the World Heritage Listed - Port Arthur Historic Site.
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  • 7 days
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$759.12
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4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island

4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island

This 4-day tour of Tassie's East Coast, Tasman Peninsula and Bruny Island sees you exploring Tassie's awesome beaches, discovering amazing history and enjoying local wildlife. Join our eco-certified tour to experience Tassie's picturesque beaches, stunning scenery and magical locations such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. We will also visit a wildlife sanctuary to see Tasmanian devils in action and stay overnight in one of Tassie's best seaside towns, Bicheno. We visit Bruny Island (Tassie's own island paradise), where we'll taste some local gourmet delicacies and experience a diversity of scenic and natural highlights including South Bruny National Park, Adventure Bay and The Neck. On our final day we'll discover the dramatic coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsula and explore the world's best-preserved convict ruins at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
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  • 4 days
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$431.25
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