“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 Tours

Hear the stories and walk the balcony.

Tours developed by business operator Craig Parsey, who lived with his Lighthouse Keeper family at many of Tasmanian remote Light-stations during the 1970’s

Remote and Historically Rich

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. 

Discover this remote and historically rich piece of Bruny either by car or joining one of our Bruny Island Safaris tours.

Join our team of local Bruny Island resident guides that are enthusiastically passionate about this historic 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 light-stations. 

Learn about the ship wrecks, lighthouse keeper hardships and stories of Bruny Islands rich past. Stories and facts taken from some of the last true Tasmanian Lighthouse Keepers.

We encourage you to please book your tour online before you come to Bruny. This will help us conduct your tour experience more safely and avoid any unnecessary queuing.

Day Tours Tasmania Pty Ltd reserves the right to amend itineraries due to unforeseen weather events and/or closure of some establishments or cancel tours due to extraordinary weather events/world events/external events outside our reasonable control.

Day Tours Tasmania Pty Ltd does not accept responsibility for customers missing the Bruny Island Ferry or other delays that might make you late to the tour. Day Tours Tasmania Pty Ltd accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property and injury that may occur on tours.



Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour

$25 (5 years and over) from 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2025

Meet our knowledgeable local team of Bruny Island tour guides on this historic lighthouse tour experience, one of the more remote coastlines in Tasmania. Be enlightened by Bruny Islands’ most historic attraction, the southernmost Lighthouse Tour in Australia. Lighthouse history, heritage, human ingenuity, local characters and shipwrecks. Walk the balcony for the most amazing photographic opportunities.

Sunset Lighthouse Tour

Bookings Essential
$80 (5 years and over) valid from 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2025

Experience spectacular sunsets from the lighthouse balcony and stargazing from the highest point of the 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. In winter, expect to see beautiful sunsets some nights, and dark moody skies on others. It gets dark and cold quickly in Tasmania. Expect the unexpected.

“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

Listen to John Cook talk about the Cape Bruny Lighthouse in the video below below.

  • star rating  Thank you for an absolutely spectacular day on Bruny Island. Thank you Nigel for a great tour and keeping the rain at bay for all our stops. . I... read more

    Erika B
    December 8, 2019
  • star rating  We had a fun, enjoyable and memorable day on Bruny Is today. The guide and driver, Greg, was helpful, friendly and really knew his stuff. Awesome views of the coast,... read more

    July 10, 2019
  • star rating  Chris was fantastic he was very informative and you could tell he had the passion for the lighthouse and the history

    September 12, 2019
  • star rating  Had an awesome time on this tour. The scenery was stunning and the itinerary was well chosen. Also, it was a nice sized group and the food was excellent (awesome... read more

    January 26, 2020
  • star rating  If you like lighthouses then this tour is great the guide we had was knowledgeable and friendly. Great views from the top.

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    February 17, 2022
icons of Bruny Island tour highlights including penguins, lighthouse and wine