“Every light has a different character, the navigator picks up this character and looks at the chart and says ‘ I know where I am now’”

John Cook, Tasmania’s last Lighthouse keeper

Our Tours

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for tours.
The heritage-listed 1836 (First lit 1838) Cape Bruny Lighthouse towers 114m above dramatic cliff tops and coves that form this wild rugged Tasmanian coastline of Cape Bruny.
John Lee Archer, the famous architect that designed many well-known structures around the world was well ahead of his time and the iconic lighthouse he designed still stands proud today. 

Join our team of local Bruny Island resident guides that are enthusiastically passionate about this wonderful landmark. Climb the cast-iron spiral stairs to the top and out on to the balcony where the views are outstanding. Company owner Craig Parsey lived at The Cape Bruny Light Station as a child in the 1970’s with his Lighthouse keeper family before the station was automated. Craig also lived at Maatsuyker Island, Eddystone Point and Low Head lighthstations. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have amended our operating procedures. We have reduced capacity to 5 guests and 1 guide. We have introduced new cleaning procedures and booking policies, We encourage you to please book your time slot online before you come to Bruny. This will help us conduct your tour experience more safely and avoid any unnecessary queuing and use of credit cards or cash. If however this is your only option we can take your booking if we have capacity. 

Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour

$10 Self-drive

Join our enthusiastic & local team of Bruny tour guides on this wonderful lighthouse tour experience. Be enlightened by Bruny Islands’ most iconic landmark, the southernmost Lighthouse Tour in Australia… History, Heritage, Human, and Tragedy on the seas.

Sunset Lighthouse Tour

$55, Bookings Essential

Experience spectacular sunsets from the lighthouse balcony and stargazing from the highest point of rugged Cape Bruny coastline. Delve into the history and life as a lighthouse keeper as the sun sets over the South West Wilderness. Dress warmly and enjoy your night time activity. 

“You’d sit there in the tower, on some of those nights, it was eerie those nights, a mass of white sheet and sleet and that, it’s hard to explain – as you look into the storm, but it’s just like looking into a firestorm, just roaring at you as it hits the tower”

John Cook, Tasmania’s last Lighthouse keeper

  •   We were so lucky to have a private tour with Matt. Very interesting, beautiful views from the top. Perfect weather too.

    Voyage651905
    9/08/2019
  •   What a great experience. Not only did we get to climb the lighthouse and hear of its wonderful history from an informative guide, we also got to step outside... read more

    421louisem
    2/04/2020
  •   This tour made our stay in Hobart complete. Phil was an amazing guide. He was knowledgeable and easy going and interacted perfectly with our eclectic group from all over the... read more

    Ben M
    8/18/2019
  •   We went on a food and lighthouse tour with our guide Rick. He picked us from our accommodation, then had an enjoyable day tasting oysters, cheeses, fudge, honey and cider.... read more

    jodiep471
    10/02/2019
  •   We did the Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour and it was a lot of fun.
    Our tour guide was Adam who was very informative about the lighthouses history and how... read more

    U3191HYjohnm
    2/26/2020
icons of Bruny Island tour highlights including penguins, lighthouse and wine