“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

$70, Bookings Essential

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 nighttime 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 during “The Off-Season” 

“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

  • star rating  100% recommend doing the Food,Sightseeing and Lighthouse tour of Bruny Island. They pack a lot into the day without feeling rushed, spending lots of time at each place so that... read more

    celinedelre
    2/06/2020
  • star rating  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
  • 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
    12/08/2019
  • star rating  I live in Hobart and my mother visited from the mainland and wanted to do a tour of Bruny Island. There were 15 other people besides us on the bus-all... read more

    Suzicp
    1/23/2020
  • star rating  Nigel was our tour guide, very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make our day enjoyable. He picked up oysters from Shucked Oysters, fresh bread and cheese from... read more

    Wendy R
    11/23/2019
icons of Bruny Island tour highlights including penguins, lighthouse and wine