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4 Day Bruny Island Walking Tour

  • Discover the remote beauty of Tasmania
  • Trek the Cape Queen Elizabeth Track & more
Includes ferry return transfers from Hobart

Bruny Island is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Located at the southern end of Tasmania, the island is full of pristine white-sand beaches, lush bushland, unique wildlife and truly spectacular views. Discover the full extent of its rugged and remote beauty with this four-day walking tour, the best way to experience such a remarkably preserved natural habitat.

Stay at the 4.5 star Bruny Island Lodge and enjoy delicious meals and trail snacks to fuel you up for your daily adventures. Look out for the Bruny White Wallaby and birds such as penguins, swift parrots and forty-spotted pardalotes. Discover dolerite rock formations at Miles Beach; take in the views from Mount Bleak and Mount Mangana; visit the Big and Little Lagoon along the coastline; walk to the Apex of Mars Bluff, the Fluted Cape Circuit and the Cape Queen; Elizabeth Track; and spend time at the Lighthouse at Cape Bruny. Your experienced local guides will accompany you each step of the way to talk you through the fauna, flora and history of this beautiful part of Australia.

Package includes three nights accommodation, 10 meals, minivan transfers and even your return ferry transfers from Kettering to Bruny Island - just don’t forget to pack the camera and a great pair of hiking shoes!

ITINERARY

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Today depart with your guide from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart at 8am, to catch the morning ferry from Kettering across to North Bruny. The guide will stop by at the Bruny Island Cheese Company to pick up some local supplies, and to have a chat about our trip. This is also the home of the Bruny Island Beer Company, so whilst here you may wish to grab some local brews for your stay.

Next, drive south along the isthmus that connects the northern and southern segments of the island, and take part in a short walk to the Neck Lookout via a wooden set of stairs. This vantage point provides us with a brilliant outlook to many parts of the island that you will be exploring over the coming days. Your guides will point out Mt Mangana, Cape Queen Elizabeth and the long stretch of beach below which is a popular destination in the evening for spotting little penguins.

It’s then on to the small township of Adventure Bay from where you will start today's main walk – the Fluted Cape Circuit. Tackling this track in an anti-clockwise direction allows us to ease into the rhythm of walking with a nice gradual climb to the highest point on the cape. On a clear day the views extend far along the east coast to the Tasman Peninsula, as the surrounding dolerite columns form an unbroken cliff line that drops over 270m to the ocean below.

Open views continue as you descend through eucalyptus and she-oak forest to Grass Point and Penguin Island, where you can potter about the rocky shoreline. This locality was once the site of an early whaling station – and thankfully recovering populations of whales are starting to make their way back to the area during migration periods. On the final flat trek back to the bay, keep your eyes peeled for a family of white Bennett’s wallabies that reside in the area. Once  finished the walk - there may be the chance for a swim, before you continue on to the accommodation, unpack and relax amongst the magnificent surrounds of the Bruny Island Lodge.

Length/Duration: 6km, 3.5 hours – easy/moderate grade

Overnight: Bruny Island Lodge
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

Today head out into the rugged southern portion of the island – exploring the white sands of Cloudy Bay and the elevated viewpoint of East Cloudy Head.

Start the walk along a windswept beach for a few kilometres before taking an inland track upwards through native heathland, teeming with birdlife and colourful seasonal flora. The ascent brings you to the very top of the hill – providing expansive views to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, the Southern Ranges (on mainland Tasmania), and across the wild and often temperamental vastness of the Southern Ocean. There is nothing standing in the way between you and Antarctica – and on some days you can definitely feel it!

Return to the bus via the same route before heading back to the accommodation. In the afternoon there is an optional stopover in Lunawanna and the Bruny Island Winery, or you can choose to kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lodge. 

Length/Duration: 12km, 4.5 hours – moderate grade

Overnight: Bruny Island Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast and lunch making – depart with the guide for the day and undertake a series of satisfying short walks across the southern half of the island which showcase the area's great diversity of ecosystems.

The first walk is through a pocket of enchanting wet rainforest following the flow of a small creek. Towering eucalyptus, blackwoods and tree ferns dominate and seem almost out of place – but in fact there are still vast stands of such forest along the eastern half of the island. You will return to the bus, and continue on to the Mt Mangana walk – which takes us through more native forest to the highest point on the island at 571m. The track features moss covered rocks and logs, intriguing endemic flora, and a far-reaching view from the summit across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

In the afternoon you'll explore the historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and the tops of the surrounding escarpment which falls away to the ocean. Courts Island can be seen nearby to the south-west, which features a rookery of short-tailed shearwaters and a causeway at low tide. Finish the day with a relaxing 1.5 hour circuit on the Labillardiere Peninsula – passing through open heath country with coastal views, and a couple of picturesque secluded beaches. This walk is particularly notable for its usual prevalence of native birdlife. After the final walk – return to the lodge for antipasto and a two-course dinner prepared by your guides. 

Length/Duration: 10km, 4 hours – moderate grade

Overnight: Bruny Island Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will pack up with the guide and depart the lodge one final time. Our journey north takes us back across The Neck to the start of the Cape Queen Elizabeth Track. Featuring pristine beaches and rocky bluffs – this is a very tranquil and relaxing way to wind down from our four-day adventure.

The first section of the trail is flat and heads straight to the coast. Walk past the aptly named Big Lagoon and Little Lagoon where it is common to spot resident water birds. Soon you'll burst out onto a long stretch of white sandy beach stretching all the way south across the isthmus. Depending on the tides, you may walk north along the beach or divert inland to climb up and over Mars Bluff. From the ridgetop there are fantastic views back to the Neck and Fluted Cape.

The trail then heads through coastal dunes to Miles Beach. There are some magnificent rock formations in this area – one notable example is a perfectly sculptured dolerite arch right on the beach. Continuing towards the cape itself, ascend through coastal heath, always keeping a watchful eye out for local birdlife – including the rare forty-spotted pardalote and mutton-bird rookeries.

From the end of the track take in the wonderful views out across Adventure Bay before returning the same way, and again depending on the tides – may be able to create a circuit back to the bus. From here it’s only a short drive back to the ferry terminal, and an hour further on to Hobart.

The tour will conclude in Hobart. You can be dropped at Hobart airport or our departure point at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Please note: If you are flying out of Hobart, please book flights home from 7.00pm onwards.

Length/Duration: 12km, 4.5 hours – moderate grade 


Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Tour Inclusions

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  • Trek the Cape Queen Elizabeth Track
  • Visit the Big and Little Lagoon along the coastline
  • Walk to the Apex of Mars Bluff and see the beautiful views of The Neck and Fluted Capes
  • Discover the magnificent dolerite rock formations at Miles Beach
  • Explore the Fluted Cape Circuit and witness dramatic views
  • Trek through a eucalyptus forest and Sheoak forest
  • Walk the Summit of Fluted Capes and see the sites of dolerite cliffs, Penguin Island & Cape Pillar
  • Keep an eye out as you witness a myriad of wildlife, such as the unique Bruny White Wallaby
  • Visit Mt. Mangana near Adventure Bay, one of the highest peaks on Bruny
  • Pass through the varied species of incredible Bruny flora & fauna
  • Walk the Peninsula Circuit and enjoy views of Tasmania's Southern Mountain Range
  • Climb to Mount Bleak for more lush views, an area rich with bird life
  • Visit the Lighthouse at Cape Bruny
  • Walk the white sands of Cloudy Beach before ascending to Cloudy Head
  • 3 nights 4.5 star accommodation at Bruny Island Lodge
  • Enjoy 10 meals including two-course dinners, lunches, continental breakfasts and fresh fruit
  • Trail snacks, tea/coffee and other non alcoholic beverages provided
  • Experienced local tour guides
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Return ferry from Kettering to North Bruny

Important info

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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Booking Guarantee:
Booking is subject to final confirmation from the tour operator. If you do not receive an email from the tour operator within 7 Business Days please contact TripADeal. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided.
 
Please refrain from booking travel arrangements prior to final email confirmation from the tour operator.
 
Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to the Property unless stated otherwise.


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 19th December 2021.
  
This travel offer is priced per person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $330 AUD applies.
  
Departure Dates
2020
September: 25
October: 20
November: 24
December: 19
 
2021
February: 14
April: 12
October: 20
December: 19
 
Departure Cities
Hobart



Accommodation Used


4.5 Star (self-rated)

Bruny Island Lodge

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

  

Extra Nights
(Pre Tour/Post Tour): Park Trek guests receive a discounted rate at Hotel Grand Chancellor. Simply quote 'Park Trek' upon booking to receive this offer.
Please note: Extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking.
  
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for children 16 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
Not available.
  
Bedding Configuration (Subject to Availability)
1 x Double Bed & 1 x Single Bed
1 x Double Bed & 2 x Single Beds
8 x King Single Beds
Please note: 
- All guests booking a twin share room will be sharing a room with their travel partner (2 guests per room).
- Due to limited number of rooms available, there is capacity for 2 x Solo Travellers per departure date. Solo travellers will be provided with their own room.
- For group bookings, you will have the option to share your own room with your twin share buddy OR be provided with a room for your entire group (up to 8 pax per room) - subject to availability. 
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 5, maximum group size 10 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION: BRUNY ISLAND LODGE
 
This character-filled timber cottage has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, five toilets and huge kitchen. There is a well-appointed bar and games room, with a central cast iron fireplace for cooler months and the option to roll back the walls to take in the magnificent scenery during summer.

A timber deck wraps around the building and there are 3 barbecues positioned around the house along with an outdoor fireplace.
 
At Bruny Island Lodge they believe in ensuring a minimal environmental footprint and strive to ensure the property is as sustainable as possible. Their overriding motivation is to preserve the environment whilst providing guests with unforgettable experiences. 
 
Kitchen Facilities:
- Commercial oven
- Coffee machine
- Kettle
- Two medium fridges
- Commercial dishwasher
- Aga wood fired stove / oven
- Sink inside and outside
- Two barbecues
- Ice machine and two eskys
- Bar area with sink
 
Entertainment:
- Billiards table
- Chip and put golf
- Air hockey
- Soccer table game
- Big buck hunter and two other video games
- Stereo system with bluetooth
- Outdoor fire pit (weather permitting)
- Table tennis
- TV
- Private walking tracks
- Lots of areas to sit and relax
- Private access to Mickeys Bay for water activities
 
LOCATION:
Bruny Island Lodge is located at the southern end of Bruny Island. The Lodge provides private access to kilometres of pristine coastline, and plenty of canoes, kayaks and bicycles to explore it. The sheltered waters of Oyster Cove, just a few hundred metres from the Lodge’s front door, are perfect for fishing, paddling or water-based activities.
  
***Please note: Park Trek guests receive a discounted rate at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart. Simply quote 'Park Trek' upon booking to receive this offer.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
 
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Bruny Island - Tasmania
The hottest month on Bruny Island is January when the average maximum temperature is 23°, average temperature is 17°. The coolest month on Bruny Island is July when the average maximum temperature is 13°, average temperature is 9°.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
10 meals included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping on this tour is at the customer's discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

•   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.

  

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
•   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.