Tours and Tickets
Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart
5
LIKELY TO SELL OUT*

Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart

By Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Explore Bruny Island through its cuisine on a tour focused on farm-to-table fare. With a guide to introduce you, you'll meet local food purveyors who specialize in chocolate, mead, honey, cheese, and oysters. Unlike in restaurants, you'll have the opportunity to not just eat great food, but to discover its origin too. Plus, visits to Two Tree Point and Bruny Island Neck Lookout.
from
AU$235.00
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 4-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 9h 45m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
More

Highlights
  • Follow Bruny Island's produce from farm to table on this culinary tour
  • Get acquainted with local food purveyors via a guide
  • Learn about local products and enjoy a delicious lunch with an oyster tasting
  • Visit a chocolatier, honey company and cheese purveyor
  • Round-trip transportation is included from Hobart hotels or a meeting point

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • All food and drinks as mentioned
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (‘Select hotels only – pick up can be confirmed with the operator prior to travel)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Bruny Island Honey
  • Entry/Admission - Bruny Island Chocolate Company
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Begin your Bruny culinary adventure with pickup from your Hobart hotel or by meeting at the central booking center. Board a minibus and transfer to Kettering, where you'll take the 15-minute ferry trip over to Bruny (ticket included). While you travel, your guide shares orienting information on the island's flora, fauna, and geology. Once you land on the island, the first destination is a cheese company for a private audience with the cheesemaker. Learn about how cheese is made, see the cheese maturing room, and taste some products. Following on from your first tasting of the day we will show you the amazing sights of Bruny Island from The Neck Lookout. You will then walk through the Mavista Rainforest where you will have the chance to search for the local White wallabies. After the walk you will be ready to enjoy a delicious lunch at Pennicott's with Get Shucked Oysters. After lunch you will have time to explore the Bligh Museum to discover tales of early explorers before enjoying a short beach walk at Two Tree Point. Refuel with a mead tasing, followed up with chocolates at your next stop, a boutique chocolate purveyor. Learn about how the chocolate is made, and then continue your sweet streak at the local honey company. Meet the beekeepers, see the hives, and learn about the honey harvesting process. Head back to Hobart the way you came, via ferry and minibus.

Start:
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    Meet at our booking office, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart (near the lifting bridge). Hotel pick up by arrangement.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5500TRAVELER

    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please advise of pick up location should you require this. Please note, an alternative location to your hotel may be provided to you due to restricted access to some hotels
    • There are no minimum numbers required for this tour to operate
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart?
    How much is Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart?
    Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart price starts from AU$239.76. Discover and book Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart on Tripadvisor
    What is the Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart cancellation policy?
    Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart?
    Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart is hosted by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5500TRAVELER

    Reserve your spot
    Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

    Similar experiences

    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
      Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
      Meet at our booking office, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart (near the lifting bridge). Hotel pick up by arrangement.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      The Neck
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Adventure Bay
      Stop: 60 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Bruny Island Honey
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 5
      Bruny Island Chocolate Company
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Robert B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Extremely well run tour company.
      Our tour was made a lot more interesting and fun by our guide, Zoe, who had a great sense of humor and tremendous local knowledge. And she's a great driver.
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Henry S
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wild adventure but not for persons susceptible to motion sickness!
      Our tour operator, Tauck, advertised this full day adventure as including a 3 hour “cruise”alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs”, “drifting up close” to a Breathing Rock, and “entering sea caves”. They said it could be cold and that gloves and jackets were highly recommended. Neither Tauck nor any guides mentioned that this cruise mostly was a speed boat thrill ride for most of the three hours. Some people clearly loved the relentless roller coaster experience crashing through ocean waves. Others of us did not. So, if you are looking for thrills, including some awesome sights, this is your adventure. If you are looking for a cruise and keeping down your breakfast, I would recommend you explore other options.
      Written 17 October 2023
    • Stay275849
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great place to visit
      Boat ride from EAGLEHAWK -The yellow boats , was fantastic ,choice of Port Arthur or Unzoo. Malindi -Italian @Salamanca was awesome for my birthday dinner
      Written 20 April 2023
    • Niccers16
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great full day tour from Hobart
      We did the 3 hour boat tour with transport from Hobart. Definitely a great day out, the wind was gale force, however well protected with the raincoats provided on the boat. Lunch and morning tea were beautiful.
      Written 7 April 2023
    • 690sallyb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sensational Bruny Island
      Such a great day out. We were super lucky with fine weather and no wind. Kate our driver was excellent and Tom and Tahlia were fantastic fun on the boat. Would highly recommend this tour.
      Written 1 April 2023
    • AZaknic
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A True ocean Adventure
      My son & I did the all day wild life adventure. Bruny is beautiful but you need to pick your days (best to wait for a clear & sunny day if possible). The trip up was very comfortable and we managed to see a white wallaby on the way. Morning tea was a warm beverage & freshly baked blueberry muffin. Then it was time to head out to sea for 3hrs. For those that didn’t rug up they would have froze. The ocean swell was about 10mtrs (it felt like a wash machine), with the odd wave splashing into the boat. The scenery was spectacular. Our guides were great and very knowledgeable. Back on shore, the restaurant prepped a beautiful fresh & hot lunch.
      Written 12 March 2023
    • louisekG1856VN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wild wilderness journey on the high seas!
      Wow! What an exciting cruise around Bruny Island. We felt like explorers braving the tempestuous sea! Captain Pennicott guided us expertly around the island for an exhilarating experience that is not to be missed if heading to Tasmania for a holiday!
      Written 2 January 2023
    • JJawandering
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      An interesting tour of the island and offshore formations
      There is a land and sea option. If you are prone to seasickness, best to go for the land tour. On the boat tour, they offer you ginger tablets as a preventative measure against sea sickness, but that does not work for all people.
      Written 15 December 2022
    • Jenny J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolute highlight of Tassie
      We didn't do the all day tour as had our own hire car so just did the boat trip once on Bruny Island. Would have to be the highlight of our 14 lap of Tassie for me. Exhilarating, saw whales, seals, sea lions, dolphins, albatross, blow holes and cliffs. We were warned to rug up and we are so glad we did or it would have been freezing. We had all the gear on we had warn in the snow a few days before and it was perfect. We would have been cold in anything less. Try and get an outside seat if you want to take photos rather than in the middle rows as it's difficult to get out to take photos otherwise.
      Written 16 December 2021
    • Chris S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't miss it.
      Bruny Island 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise. This is the third Pennicott cruise I've been on, and each one has been up to this standard. Our crew were professional knowledgable and friendly. They did every thing they could to deliver an experience you would not forget. We were lucky and got the trifecta, whales, dolphins and seals. Along the way fabulous scenery, a Shy Albatross or two and some Gannets. I would recommend this company without hesitation.
      Written 10 December 2021
    • Beverly K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pennicott 3hr Bruny Island cruise
      What a brilliant cruise with Mick and Izzy. They are very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Great scenery & interesting.
      Written 5 November 2021
    • Christine L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing, exciting day, what an experience!!!
      The Bruny Island all day tour with the zodiac tour of the coastline was absolutely fantastic. Seeing that rugged coastline, the caves, the seals up so close was just amazing. Our guides Ben and Michael are such capable and knowledgable young men with endless patience, thank you for an unforgettable day. The stop at Get Shucked to buy local oysters was a bonus - the best oysters in the world!!
      Written 22 October 2021
    • minogue15
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing and exhilarating experience
      Yesterday we had the most amazing day led by our skipper and bus driver Ben. Highly recommend this tour , in fact this is our second trip with this company . From the early hours of pick up at 7.45 am to our drop off at 5 pm everything was carefully organised , planned and communicated . Ben is a multi skilled person who took his responsibility with great enthusiasm, his patience , knowledge and humour were displayed throughout the trip and we felt we had a skipper who really understood all that he was doing At times the boat trip was a little rough and a bit scary but Ben and Dave looked after everyone so well . The landscape and ruggedness of the cliffs are some of the best scenery you will ever see The morning tea, lunch and general care and hospitality is to be congratulated , all staff did such a great job Particularly Ben Thanks for such a memorable and wonderful day
      Written 19 April 2021
    • kiwiTE123
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Such fun
      Loved it! Dolphins, seals and birds. Highly recommend for such a fun day out. Probably wouldn’t worry about the lunch option but it was nice enough. Loved the boat ride and the staff!
      Written 3 April 2021
    • Ross H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful day trip
      Excellent driver/guide. Always gave us plenty of time to check out the sites and at the end of the day , when it looked like we’d be waiting an hour of more to get the ferry back to the mainland, he organised for us to jump on another of the company’s buses that was closer to boarding - very thoughtful. Very safe driver too
      Written 25 December 2020
    See all 834 reviews
    These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

    Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

    Popular mentions

    We perform checks on reviews.
    Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
    Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
    When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
    Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
    Learn more about our review moderation.
    5.0
    5.0 of 5 bubbles294 reviews
    Excellent
    256
    Very good
    29
    Average
    5
    Poor
    2
    Terrible
    2

    JenJen
    Canberra, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    What a great day out! Full of delicious food and wine/beer/whiskey including the best oysters I think I have ever tasted. Not to mention the cheeses, fudge, honey, chocolate and a delicious seafood lunch as well. Very good value for money!!

    What absolutely topped the day off was our host Rio who made the day so much better. Not only did he highly amuse all 13 travellers with his lame dad jokes, he was also very informative and went out of his way to answer the curliest of questions. Plenty of laughs all day long!! Rio also managed to photobomb us which we found highly amusing! (Attached)
    Written 8 February 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Nic C
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful time experiencing the sights, smells and tastes of Bruny Island. Tim has so much passionate for Tasmania and a wealth of knowledge that he demonstrated as soon as stepping onto the bus.
    Having had plenty of time to explore we managed to see the main attractions and local producers and even had additional opportunities for photos and strolls along the beach. The addition of the Bligh museum and a prolonged stop at the house of whisky made for an extra special trip.
    Bruny is a truly magical place, with the white wallabies (and Tim) adding a touch of wonder to the adventure.
    Written 12 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We will pass on your feedback to Tim. Best Regards Melinda Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
    Written 10 November 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Ron C
    Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    A fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of Bruny Island, all of the producers were very generous with the samples provided. The lunch provided at the Winery was terrific, we certainly didn’t need much for dinner that night. Tour guide Tim had some great stories to tell, there was no way were ever going to be bored on his tour. He also has lots of advice on places to visit around Hobart.
    Be careful booking anything for the evening of your tour, they try hard to return by 6:30 to 7 pm, but the ferry can be very busy and you may be later. So allow plenty of time for any evening bookings.
    Written 12 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear Ron Thank you so much for your considered feedback, we really appreciate it. Best Regards Melinda Anderson
    Written 1 December 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Peter
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021
    Expectations were high for this particular tour as I had planned my short getaway to Hobart from Melbourne based entirely on this day trip. So the pressure was on from the beginning. I was not disappointed. With the tour guaranteed to run even if only with one booking it gave some certainty in my planning. There were 5 others on the tour on the day. 3 singles and a couple. All mixed well and were duly entertained by our host. It was well-paced and considering an absolutely delicious non-rushed lunch with wine was included it was exceptional value. An unexpected highlight was a visit to the private gardens as part of the tour. The tour was worth it just for this amazing experience and being able to have whisky tastings in their own grounds. Very generous they were too with the samples. The cheese factory visit was accompanied with a delicious selection of cheeses and breads and timed to miss the marauding numbers of day trippers that invariably arrive later. They produce not a bad stout either that also came as part of the sampling. This tour seems to have it down pat in its timing to take full advantage of the experiences in terms of not spending too long at a location but then again, not feeling rushed either. It was perfect for our group size. It turned out to be one of those 'special days' that you would look fondly back on and remember.
    Written 11 April 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    SoloBoomer
    Redcliffe, Australia109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020
    Enjoyed a fantastic day trip around Bruny Island. New style by Pennicott Journeys and can highly recommend doing this day tour. Shuttle pick up from Macq01 Hotel in Hobart on time and couldn't fault all the special stops along the way that included Bruny Cheese - given I order online was great to visit their venue and meet the staff. Can't believe I ate the most delicious schucked oysters in my life and also drank whisky first time! Bligh Museum, Pennicott Restaurant (great value with wine included), honey sampling, raspberries, ice creams, local cider, great views, bush walking, tall trees, beaches - nothing was too much trouble to ensure everyone on this day trip enjoyed everything they so desired. Thank you Marty for a day I will never forget and highly recommend anyone to do.
    Written 1 January 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your Bruny Island Traveller experience. Best Regards Melinda
    Written 3 January 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    shazzd65
    Brisbane, Australia62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. David was our tour guide and was excellent, great commentary, good driver, very personable, easy to understand, full of knowledge, gave us the day itinerary at start and during the day so we knew where we were going all the time, and made it a fun day out. The stops we went too were really good, loved the cheese and honey tastings and the fudge and chocolate shop too. Lunch was really nice and substantial. Although I dont eat oysters, the other people at my table thoroughly enjoyed mine :) Stopping at the Isthmus and climbing up to the lookout for spectacular views was a highlight, and huge thanks to the the chocolate people for allowing us to wander through their private garden. I would thoroughly recommend this tour and would do it again if in the Hobart area.
    Written 2 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. We are so glad you had a wonderful Bruny Island Traveller experience. It is a great way to explore the island in a day. Cheers Melinda
    Written 8 December 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    bandlivory
    Canberra, Australia30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I did this tour on 19 May, our guide Matt was great, all the inclusions with this tour are great, lovely food good company and informative guide. Bruny is a unique place and well worth a visit. We highly recommend this tour and it is great value for money, great to see a company and guide passionate about this amazing place
    Written 27 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your terrific feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Bruny Island Traveller experience. Cheers Melinda
    Written 16 June 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Cindy M
    Brisbane, Australia48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Couples
    We had the most amazing day tour to Bruny island. From the moment David picked us up from our hotel he shared his local knowledge about the local areas we travelled through. 30 mins later we were at the ferry terminal at Kettering. It takes approximately 30 minutes to cross over to Bruny Island. We had so much food throughout the day. We went on a beautiful rainforest walk and a beach walk. Chocolates, cheeses, fish and chips, honey icecream....so much food. David, our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. What a beautiful place to spend the day. Thank you David, you are a legend!
    Written 8 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    littletokyo00
    Sydney, Australia1,014 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    On our recent holiday in Tassie we joined Rio and rookie Jacob on the Bruny Island traveller tour and really enjoyed our day out.

    We were collected from the Movenpick in the morning and taken by bus to the ferry in Kettering where there was an option to grab a coffee before boarding. On arrival in Bruny we enjoyed a cheese and beer tasting (at 10am!) which surprisingly we really enjoyed. We visited the ‘neck’, stopped off for some oysters, had a really nice lunch at the Pennicott’s beachside restaurant plus also got the opportunity to enjoy local chocolates and honey at the end of the day.

    We had a great day on Bruny with a big thanks to the boys and Pennicott’s.
    Written 12 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your Bruny Island Traveller experience with us. It is such a great way to see Bruny Island in a day. Cheers Melinda
    Written 19 January 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    David H
    Frenchs Forest, Australia29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    For the most relaxing way to enjoy Bruny Island’s treats, leave the car at home and take a tour.

    Forget about negotiating the ferry and country roads. Sample the amazing oysters, cheese, bread, honey, chocolate, beer, wine, and whiskey. Sit back and let Tim do all the hard work, all the while regaling us with stories of Tasmanian locals, and the obligatory jokes.

    A thoroughly enjoyable day of indulgence and white wallaby spotting.
    Written 7 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your feedback, we will certainly pass your comments onto Tim. Cheers Melinda Anderson
    Written 1 December 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Showing results 1-10 of 290
    *Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

    Bruny Island Traveller - Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart provided by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour