Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours

Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours

Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksLighthouses
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the most iconic & dominant landmark on Bruny Island. Nestled on the sea-cliff tops in the South Bruny National Park, at the southern tip of Bruny Island. Built from 1836 she sits proud, overlooking the craggy coastlines of Southern Tasmania. This is the southernmost lighthouse tour in Australia. The tours to the top operate daily. For just $15 you will hear stories of shipwrecks, convicts and how the lighthouse keepers performed their daily duties. Learn how the lighthouse was built and experience the wild ocean and sea cliff views from above. This lighthouse is independently leased from Parks and Wildlife and operated by Craig Parsey who's family lived at Cape Bruny during the 1970's as Lighthouse Keepers. $15 is a small price to pay for such a wonderful experience, the icing on the cake! One of the must do attractions on Bruny Island.
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  • Wayne N
    Sydney, Australia2,023 contributions
    Great ocean views
    Lovely drive up to the lighthouse mainly on well graded gravel road. The light house offers a tour which enables you to enter and ascend to the top $15/ head. Lovely views around the light house. Very good toilets available at the rear of the museum. Also consider the walks from Jetty Beach.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2022
  • Yue Z
    3 contributions
    Excellent
    Really nice tour with Bunzy and all friendly team mates. Me and my friend enjoy the spectacular view on Bruny Island and also feel grateful for Bunzy’s detailed and interesting explanation. Overall, highly recommend:)
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 December 2022
  • Stephen D
    Hobart, Australia80 contributions
    Great views and interesting history
    The day we visited it was rather cold, very windy and showery but this certainly added to the experience and gave one an appreciation of what the lighthouse keepers would have had to deal with during their time serving and maintainining the important facilities. Our guide was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable and helped bring the history of the lighthouse alive. The little museum was also worth a visit with some interesting exhibits, photos etc that helped outline the history of the lighthouse, and the rather tough life had by the lighthouse keepers and their families.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 14 December 2022
  • Anneliese W
    Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
    Well worth a visit!
    The guided tour in the lighthouse was fantastic. Very informative and great value at $15 per person. The views from the balcony were stunning and well worth the climb up the path and the internal stairs. There are 72 metal spiral stairs - they are easy climbing but could be a bit nerve-wracking for those who suffer from a fear of heights.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2023
  • SydneyTraveller_2008
    Sydney, Australia529 contributions
    Best Lighthouse Tour I have been on
    I am a bit of a photographic and lighthouse nut. This was the best lighthouse tour I have been on. The views are spectacular and would love to do the sunset tour as the landscape is amazing. Matt was our guide and he did a fantastic job relaying the history and operation of the lighthouse with such passion, knowledge and humour. Great work
    Visited February 2023
    Written 13 February 2023
  • vincentchengys
    Hong Kong, China18 contributions
    Stunning view
    The lady introduced the story and history of the lighthouse in good details. The view up on the platform of the lighthouse is stunning and mesmerizing. Perhaps the meeting point relocated to the museum at the guard house with some explanation there would be even better.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • WanderingKookaburra
    Sydney, Australia46 contributions
    Must Do in Bruny Island
    This short guided tour takes you to the top of the lighthouse with excellent views. Our guide Shane was great - warm, knowledgeable and helpful (offered to take photos of us at the top). Great to learn about the history and function of the lighthouse. We booked the tour online an hour in advance once we had a better idea of our ETA. You can see how many spots remaining in each tour on their website too. From the car park, it's a brief 5-10 minute uphill walk to the lighthouse so aim to arrive earlier than the tour start time. Also make sure to check out the museum near the car park after your visit. Toilet facilities also available behind the museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
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Theresa R
Hobart, Australia9 contributions
Dec. 2022
We had a great guide who explained a lot about the history of the lighthouse. The view at the top was amazing.
Written 13 December 2022
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Wayne N
Sydney, Australia2,023 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Couples
Lovely drive up to the lighthouse mainly on well graded gravel road.

The light house offers a tour which enables you to enter and ascend to the top $15/ head.

Lovely views around the light house.

Very good toilets available at the rear of the museum.

Also consider the walks from Jetty Beach.
Written 6 December 2022
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thegurudave
Brisbane, Australia107 contributions
Nov. 2022
A must see landscape but you have to work for it. Be prepared for your car to cop a bit of a battering on the way. I've never driven a dirt road with so many potholes. Still, it's all part of the adventure and the view was worth the drive. The only disappointment for us was the lighthouse is "booked tours only". I have no issue with fees being charged for these type of attractions but unsure as why they can't have someone taking payment on site for people to go up the lighthouse. It would without a doubt cover costs and provide more funds for upkeep of the grounds and make the trip even more enjoyable for people that have made the effort to get there.
Written 29 November 2022
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tek_m_l
Melbourne, Australia220 contributions
Nov. 2022
Beautiful views from the lighthouse however the experience wasn't great getting there as the 18km from Lunawanna was dirt road filled with pot holes galore and the parking space could only fit about 8 cars with barely space to make a 3 point turn if it was full. Wouldn't recommend the drive out here unless in a 4 wheel drive.
Written 12 November 2022
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,088 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
I guess that by definition & design, most lighthouses are positioned in pretty spectacular locations. And the Cape Bruny lighthouse is no exception.

It’s located in the South Bruny National Park and it’s pretty much all dirt load once you leave Alonnah. The road is pretty good but deteriorates from the start of the National Park. It’s OK in any car, just take it easy.

The walk up to the lighthouse will give you a minor workout, but it is worth it. The views are breathtaking in all directions.

You have the option of paying $15 to enter the lighthouse and climb to the top, but that’s up to you. We didn’t bother, the little bit of extra height wasn’t going to add to our experience, and I’d climbed enough already!

By the way, gates to the lighthouse are locked at 5pm, a shame because I wanted to be up there for sunset.
Written 15 September 2022
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Blahblahteacher
461 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
This is a must do when visiting Tasmania. Scenic landscapes and waterscapes. We rented a car while in Tasmania which was more affordable then booking tours. We saw an array of water fowl , wallaby’s , quolls , ALBINO wallaby’s too. We visited the penguin rookery , adventure Bay and watched the sun set at Cape Bruny Island. Just a spectacular experience
Written 25 July 2022
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Karen P
3 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Sometimes things you see on holidays are way beyond your expectations. Today was one of those days. Bruny Lighthouse Tour was amazing. An absolute highlight of the trip so far. One of those places that makes you feel insignificant in the scheme of things. Our guide Matt was so friendly and knowledgeable. The views from the top are indescibable. A must do for anyone who visits Bruny.
Written 23 July 2022
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Deborah B
Cairns, Australia11 contributions
May 2022
Matt was our guide and he was a wealth of knowledge about the construction and maintenance of the lighthouse over the decades. Loved being able to go outside and get the 360 view to help orientate our seas it was our first day on the island. Well worth a visit. So pleased we booked to do this.
Written 3 May 2022
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BundyClub
Bundanoon, Australia541 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
The car park is at the bottom of the hill on which the lighthouse is located. A bit of a walk to the top but the view is worth it.. there is also a free museum near the car park with toilets.
Written 27 April 2022
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Auscoach
Brisbane, Australia692 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
There are two guides who take you on a small group examination of the lighthouse. They explain the history and workings and allow you to walk around the upper external deck to take in the views surrounding. You need to book and numbers are limited
Written 13 April 2022
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