“I didn’t want to leave, when the time came I was very sad, everything was becoming automated it was like the tide coming in and you couldn’t stop it,”
John Cook, Tasmania’s last Lighthouse keeper
Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours
The heritage-listed, historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse has been restored to her former beauty and is the only Lighthouse
in Southern Tasmania open for guided tours. Developed by business operator Craig Parsey and former resident at the Cape Bruny Light-station during the 1970s as the son of a lighthouse keeper family.
Take a fully guided tour of this spectacular structure, towering above the rugged coastline of the South West tip of Bruny Island, with Bruny Island Safaris or Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours.
Hear stories of shipwreck tragedies on the nearby islands and reefs, convict hardship, lighthouse keepers arduous duties, and family life at some of Tasmania’s light-stations.
Climb the original wrought iron spiral staircase to the top of the tower and step out onto the balcony to take in the breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean and the Wild Tasman Sea, South East Cape, Whale Head, and the small islands dotting the coastline. Experience the extraordinary & vast scenery for amazing photo opportunities at every point of the compass. See the beautiful fresnel lenses that have been in place for nearly 120 years and learn all about the intricacies of a lighthouse.
We employ local Bruny Island residents with a wealth of local knowledge and tips to help you enjoy your visit to Bruny Island. All stories and facts are documented from past lighthouse keepers we have met with and further research is continuing to delve deeper into the region’s history.
Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours
Open 7 days a week .
Duration 20 to 30 minutes
Tour capacity 1 – 10
Bus groups booked
*More tours during peak times (3:30pm and 4pm)
Closed 26th July 2022 to Aug 21st 2022 for maintenance
Cape Bruny Lighthouse SUNSET Tour
Operates Friday and Saturday evenings and other evenings on request.
Bookings are essential. Please email your request or check online for availability.
Ask us about our night activities such as star gazing. Tours are subject to staff availability, minimum numbers and weather conditions.
Duration 1 to 2 hours
Tour capacity 10 people.
Available from October 1st 2023
(Group tours are welcome)
Self Drive to Kettering and catch the Sealink Bruny Island Ferry Vehicular Ferry and drive 1 hour and 15 minutes to Cape Bruny. Be aware the last 18 km’s is gravel, the surface can be slippery and soft on the verges. You must be staying on Bruny Island for that night to join this tour. Be prepared for some of the most amazing photo opportunities in Tasmania.
Staying on Bruny Island? This is a great evening activity for you, make the most out of your Bruny Island visit… Please drive safely and watch out for our Nocturnal Animals that frequent the road edges. It will be dark when you leave the Cape Bruny Light Station.
Watch the sunset over the South West World Heritage area of Tasmania from the top balcony and prism room, making for some wonderful photographic opportunities. It can get cold so please dress warmly. Evening and night tours are subject to staff availability and minimum numbers (4). Evening tours don’t run every night.
Ask us about booking the lighthouse for your exclusive and private get together, tie the knot or birthday surprise. Day time rate $200ph (Max 10 people). Night time rate, sunsets or star gazing $200ph (Maximum 10 people). Evening tours are subject to staff availability.
Parking and amenities are on site. Some nights the entry gate might be closed. Please park and walk through to the museum & meet our guide.
50 minutes from Adventure Bay
35 minutes from Alonnah (Hotel Bruny)
Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours is managed and operated by Bruny Island Safaris
Tours developed by business operator Craig Parsey, who lived at the Cape Bruny Lighthouse Station with his Light-keeper family in the 1970’s
We loved the tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered my young children's questions about all parts of the lighthouse. It was very windy on the day... read more
February 2, 2020