“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. Initiated by Craig Parsey and former resident at Cape Bruny during the 1970s.

Take a fully guided tour of this spectacular piece of history, towering above the rugged coastline of the South West tip of Bruny Island, with Bruny Island Safaris.
Hear stories of shipwreck tragedies on the nearby islands and reefs, convict hardship, lighthouse keepers arduous duties, and family life.

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. 

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 from Nov to April.

Duration 20 minutes (Sometimes longer if no bookings on the next slot)
Tour capacity 1 – 6 (During Covid-19 restrictions – Bookings highly advised)

Times
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm 

*More tours during peak times (3:30pm and 4pm)

Cape Bruny Lighthouse SUNSET Tour

Operates Friday and Saturday evenings and other evenings on request. 

Bookings are essential as we can only take 6 (During COVID restrictions) people maximum and the sun only sets once a day.

Ask us about other nighttime activities such as star gazing.

Duration 1 to 2 hours
Tour capacity 4 – 6 people.

Phone before 3 pm +61 03 61443045 or email bookings@brunyislandsafaris.com.au 

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. 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. 

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

  • star rating  What a great day! From pickup to drop off, well orchestrated, covering all the “bases”. Grant worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and well informed.
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    Fraya Z
    2/20/2020
  • star rating  Thank you, Donna,
    Great to meet you yesterday.
    I hope the rest of your stay in Tassie is enjoyable also.
    Kind Regards
    Craig Parsey and Team
    Bruny Island Safaris and... read more

    DonnaH1501
    12/04/2019
  • star rating  Guide was brilliant - knowledge and friendly - couldn't do enough for the group. Scenery great. Picnic on beach great - fresh oysters and cheese. Best oysters I've ever tasted.... read more

    McChlery
    2/24/2020
  • 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
    2/27/2020
  • star rating  Great to visit with a very knowledgeable guide. Matt’s knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. Good value.

    Lorraine-Ian
    2/13/2020
icons of Bruny Island tour highlights including penguins, lighthouse and wine