“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 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
Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays. Days of operation regularly revised.
Duration 20 minutes (Sometimes longer if no bookings on the next slot)
Tour capacity 1 – 5 (During Covid-19 restrictions – Bookings highly advised)
*More tours during peak times
Cape Bruny Lighthouse SUNSET Tour
Operates Friday and Saturday evenings and on request call or email us
Bookings are essential as we can only take 5 (During COVID 19 restrictions) people maximum and the sun only sets once a day
Duration 1 to 2 hours
Tour capacity 2 – 5 people.
Phone before 3pm +61 03 61443045
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.
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)
Phil was a fabulous guide. He made sure he got to know everyone on the bus (from six different countries and three Australian states) ensuring they felt included and had... read more
I live in Hobart and my mother visited from the mainland and wanted to do a tour of Bruny Island. There were 15 other people besides us on the bus-all... read more
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
Firstly, thank you Steve, our wonderful driver/guide for the day! He is friendly and has extensive knowledge of the region, not to mention his cracker dad jokes!
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