Fully Guided Bruny Island Lighthouse Tour
Experience the raw beauty of nature and enlightening historic tour of Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with mesmerizing views from the Lighthouse and surrounding jagged coastlines of Souther Tasmania. The drive into the South Bruny National park departing from Hobart and crossing to the island by ferry is an experience on its own. Enter the lighthouse with your expert tour guide and climb the Spiral Stairs to the Prism room. The photo opportunities from the balcony are plentiful, making this a must do on Bruny Island.
Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for inspection. The historic 1836 lighthouse towers 374-feet (114-meters) over dramatic cliff tops and coves that form the rugged Tasmanian coastline of Cape Bruny.
Climb the original wrought iron spiral staircase to the tower balcony and take in the sweeping southern views to the wild Tasman Sea, South East Cape, Whale Head and the small islands dotting the coastline. Experience the vastness and wonderful photo opportunities at every point of the compass - with albatross, gannets and many other pelagic seabirds gliding over the relentless ocean swells. Observe migrating whales, short tailed shearwaters and wedge Tailed Eagles swooping close to the tower.
The superbly engineered lighthouse prisms remain in working order and are unique to see close up. Learn about this early iconic navigational land mark, how it was built by convicts, and how life was for a lighthouse keeper in this far south corner of our world.
Tour founder Craig Parsey grew up on many lighthouse stations around Tasmania, including the Cape Bruny Light Station. Knowing many of the last light keepers in Australia, Craig’s family experiences and stories will enhance your lighthouse tour discovery.