“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 had a really good experience on this day, seeing beautiful landscapes with and learning things about "Tazzy" with our great guide Rob.

    Experience641340
    2/25/2020
  • star rating  Amazing as always beautiful scenery, lovely lunch and morning tea. Morning tea freshley shucked oyster lovely cheeses and very fresh bread. Great tour guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Can't fault... read more

    paulsE9835PR
    1/20/2020
  • star rating  Had an awesome time on this tour. The scenery was stunning and the itinerary was well chosen. Also, it was a nice sized group and the food was excellent (awesome... read more

    ChrissyT02
    1/26/2020
  • star rating  I really enjoyed the day. Very nice not to have to drive myself. Fantastic lunch at the Bruny Pub. The guide Ric, was funny and paid attention to detail. I'll... read more

    S C
    1/24/2020
  • star rating  Full day tour that included lots of sights, yummy food and great guide. The lighthouse tour was great, I would only say that anyone though that has trouble walking the... read more

    Vicky W
    2/06/2020
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