“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 – 5 (During Covid-19 restrictions – Bookings highly advised)

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

*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  We couldn't have asked for a better day. Food was delicious, weather was perfect and Rick kept us entertained all day.

    pbowl11
    10/03/2019
  • star rating  The day trip with lighthouse visit really exceeded our expectations.

    From the pick up at hotel to return us to our desired location, all the food and time... read more

    sandyHK315
    7/16/2019
  • star rating  Rick gave an amazing day of sightseeing, food and good information. You'll be treated to Fresh Oysters, Cheese and an amazing lunch! And thus is just a fraction of the... read more

    McPhilby
    11/26/2019
  • star rating  Great driver with lots of local information and a passion for Bruny and it's wildlife. Lighthouse tour was interesting with a fabulous view of the sea and coast. Lunch... read more

    lyng373
    2/19/2020
  • star rating  Great place to visit, our guide was very informative with excellent knowledge, but the scenery speaks for itself. Just beware of the walk to the lighthouse from the carpark... read more

    rodneya752
    2/21/2020
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