Tasmania Blog【Part 5】Day Trip To Bruny Island, Hobart

Bruny Island Day Trip

Where is Bruny Island?

Bruny Island is an approximately 100km long island located on the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. Known for its rich history, a haven for wildlife, clean air and produce.

How To Get There?

Bruny Island can be accessed by vehicle ferry “The Bruny Island Ferry” departs from Kettering.

Just drive south from Hobart to Kettering (40 minutes drive), paid $33 (for normal vehicle fare) on the spot and get on the ferry. A short 20 minutes ferry ride across to Bruny Island. More info about the ferry fare and timetable, here.

Bruny Island Ferry from Hobart


Watch from this link if you can’t view the video below, click here.

What To Do On Bruny Island?

For the foodies (Local fresh oysters, cheese, berries and chocolate)

  • Get Shucked Oyster Farm & Oyster Bar
  • Bruny Island Cheese Company
  • Bruny Island Berry Farm
  • Bruny Island House Of Whisky
  • Bruny Island Premium Wines, Cider and Grill

For good photos and sceneries: ⭐⭐⭐

  • “The Neck” lookout
  • Cape Bruny lighthouse
  • Up to 12 walks around the island (from 10 minutes to 5 hours circuit walk)
  • Bird watching
  • Island Scenic flights

Other attractions:

  • Inala Nature Museum & Jurassic Gardens

Our Bruny Island Trip – Main Attractions

1. “The Neck”

“The Neck” located half-way between north and south Bruny Island. It’s an amazing sight on top of the lookout to view the optical illusion that makes the sea-level appear higher on one side than the other.

Driving distance from Bruny Island ferry drop off to The Neck: 20 minutes

Bruny Island The Neck Lookout entrance
Just park the car beside the road and climb the 279 steps before reaching the top.
The amazing view on top of the lookout. Image by Francesco Supertramp (CC BY 2.0) Flick

During the warmer months, penguins nest can be spotted under the lookout too.

2. Cape Bruny Lighthouse

We stopped at Bruny Island Premium Wines, Cider and Grill for lunch and some cider tasting before continue driving south to Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

Cape Bruny Lighthouse is further than we could imagine. All the way to the southwest of the island. If you’re driving from the ferry terminal it could take 1 hour on the road just to get there. It was a good idea to stop for lunch somewhere halfway the journey.

long and beautiful drive to Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Beautiful and long road to Cape Bruny Lighthouse
View from Cape Bruny Lighthouse
View from Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Cape Bruny Lighthouse South Bruny Island
Just peacefully sitting at the southern point of Bruny Island

3. Lighthouse Tour

Since we have driven all the way there, might as well join the lighthouse tour that cost only $10 per person.

Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for inspection.It is the second oldest extant lighthouse tower in Australia, as well as having the longest (158 years) history of being continuously manned. It was first lit in March 1838 and was eventually decommissioned on 6 August 1996

Lighthouse tour Cape Bruny
Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour $10 per person – highly recommended
Bruny Lighthouse tour inside
The original wrought iron spiral staircase
Cape BRuny lighthouse balcony
Tower Balcony of Cape Bruny Lighthouse – such breath-taking view as well as super strong wind. (watch my video below).

Cape Bruny Lighthouse vs man


Watch video:

Day Trip To Bruny Island (The Neck, Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour)

4. Oysters!

We stopped by Get Shucked Oyster Farm and Oyster Bar –  before taking a ferry back to Hobart.

This is a locally owned and operated farm and oyster bar.  Oysters are harvested, shucked and plated up daily. Can’t be fresher than that.

Bruny Island oysters
6 oysters + a glass of Janz Tasmanian sparkling wine = $19.5
Get Shucked Oyster Bar – open daily 9:30am – 4:30pm


That’s all summarized the highlights of our trip to Bruny Island. If you have any other suggestions on what to do on Bruny Island, please comment below! Otherwise, I hope this itinerary will give you a good insight before visiting Bruny Island.

Have a great trip!


10 Days Self-Driving Itinerary to Tasmania & Mornington Peninsular

【Part 1】3 days in Launceston (Lavender Farm, Cataract Gorge, Best Sparkling Wines)

【Part 2】East Coast Tasmania (Wineglass Bay hiking, Wine Tasting)

【Part 3】Hobart 4 days (MONA Museum, Bruny Island, Wine Tasting)

【Part 4】Wine and Whisky Tasting – Hobart Day Trip

Tasmania Blog【Part 5】Day Trip To Bruny Island, Hobart
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