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Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours and Activities

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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: 1750 Lighthouse Rd, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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Bruny Island Day Tour, Includes Lunch and Exclusive Lighthouse Tour

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
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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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Bruny Island Private Charter Service

Bruny Island Private Charter Service

Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premiere island-within-an-island destination. Beautiful walks and sea-cliff lookouts within national parks, it's the perfect getaway experience! 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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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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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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