“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 above.

  • star rating  Stunning scenery, invigorating walk (avoided the rain), delicious lunch, interesting local producers (honey, oysters). We gained a lot of knowledge about the island and had lots of laughs - mainly... read more

    AnFrancesca
    January 27, 2020
  • star rating  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
    August 18, 2019
  • star rating  Chris was fantastic he was very informative and you could tell he had the passion for the lighthouse and the history

    Georgie88
    September 12, 2019
  • star rating  Fantastic day exploring some of the highlights of this beautiful island. Rick, our tour guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Great value for money. Highlights included the lighthouse tour,... read more

    Lorelei T
    February 27, 2020
  • star rating  Absolutely fabulous, definitely worth doing. We really enjoyed the commentary and the view was spectacular.

    castho7215
    February 21, 2020
icons of Bruny Island tour highlights including penguins, lighthouse and wine