“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

$15 and $10 kids (5 years to 12 years old) 

Meet our knowledgeable local team of Bruny Island tour guides on this great lighthouse tour experience, in one of the more remote coastlines in Tasmania. Be enlightened by Bruny Islands’ most iconic landmark, the southernmost Lighthouse Tour in Australia. Lighthouse history, heritage, human ingenuity, and shipwrecks.

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.

“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  What a fabulous day full of interesting and varied locations, interesting stories, lots of delicious food, great service, comfortable travelling and as much walking/climbing as you want or don’t want... read more

  • star rating  What an absolute legend of a bloke Nigel was. Knew everything about Bruny and was very funny and well received by everyone on the tour.
    Would highly recommend this tour... read more

  • star rating  Visited the Bruny Island Lighthouse recently while holidaying with friends.
    Worth the drive . Chatted to passionate and pleasant Parks and Wildlife volunteers whilst exploring around the lighthouse grounds... read more

  • star rating  This was one of the highlights of our week long Tasmanian trip. My husband and I were lucky enough to have a private tour with the lovely guide, Matt. It's... read more

  • star rating  From the time we were picked up from our resort, Rick our tour guide, was polite and entertaining. Rick has been doing this tour for awhile and certainly knows Bruny... read more

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