Bruny Island Tour

Cultural Tour
FromAUD$330
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Shutterbug Walkabouts

Shutterbug Walkabouts is a boutique tour and experience operator offering a collection of premium private day tours and bespoke nature-based experiences in Tasmania, designed for outdoorsy photo-enthusiasts. We specialise in showcasing Tasmania; where we live, work and play. Tasmania is known for a diversity of natural environments, stunning natural and built landscapes, adorable wildlife and delightful birds – and it all awaits you and your camera. It is our pleasure to share our nature photographers paradise (and our backyard) with you!

  • 10-11 Hours
  • Photography Tour
  • Tasmania

First we travel south of Hobart to Kettering and take the vehicular ferry across the D’Entrecastaux Channel to Bruny Island. Upon arrival, we make our way to Cape Bruny, the site of Australia’s second oldest lighthouse sitting atop a spectacular rugged coastline. ‘The Neck’, is a narrow isthmus connecting North Bruny to South Bruny – a viewing platform atop the sand dunes offers stunning views of the coast. An elevated boardwalk leads you to the pristine sandy shores of The Neck beach where only a few footprints may have preceded you. Footprints likely left by penguins as they waddled to the water that same morning – The Neck is a sensitive habitat for Little Penguins and Short-tailed Shearwaters.

You’ll travel through the small townships of Alonnah and Lunnawanna, names derived from the Aboriginal name for Bruny Island ‘Lunnawanna-alonnah’ and through a tall eucalypt forest, the epitome of the Australian bush. A pause at different times throughout our journey gives you the chance to soak in the tranquility and listen for birdsong, maybe even catch a glimpse of one or more of Tasmania’s 12 endemic species (all of which are found on Bruny).

At Cape Bruny, you’ll be captivated by the views you’ll have of spectacular dolerite sea cliffs and to the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. There may be a Wedge-tailed Eagle or White-bellied Sea Eagle soaring above, an echidna moseying about at ground level or, amongst the coastal heathland, several species of birds may be seen flitting about.

In Adventure Bay, learn more about indigenous inhabitants of the area and the early European explorers. Enjoy another leisurely coastal walk while keeping your eyes peeled for shorebirds on the beach, a rare and endemic White Wallaby grazing on the grass, or an elusive Pink Robin in the forest.

Duration

10-11 hours

(recommended departure 7.30am)

Highlights

  • Coastal panoramas
  • History
  • Birds and wildlife
  • Native flora
  • Cape Bruny
  • The Neck lookout
  • Adventure Bay

Price Includes

  • Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
  • Professional local guide
  • Fully-guided interpretive walks
  • Morning tea and picnic lunch
  • Vehicular Ferry fare
  • National park entry
  • Drinking water

Enhance your Experience

Raptor photography
Exclusive access into a raptor photography hide on private property.

Accompanying expert photography tutor
A dedicated tutor for a workshop style photographer’s day out.

Add an overnight or more
Tailor a personalised multi-day tour to Tasmania’s southwest, northwest and/or central highlands regions.

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