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Bruny Island Walk

Bruny Island Walk

A guided 3 day walk

Join Life’s an Adventure on this fantastic 3 day Bruny Island walk.

Bruny Island is an untouched wonder situated just off the southern-east coast of Tasmania, a 15 minute ferry ride from mainland Tasmania.. The island contains an appealing mix of towering dolerite cliffs, long sandy beaches, rich heathlands and eucalypt forests. This wonderful diverse landscapes offers diverse flora and fauna as well as many threatened and endemic species.

Explore the natural delights of the Bruny Island diverse landscapes

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On our 3 day walking experience you will explore the natural delights of the island’s diverse landscapes and wildlife as well as tasting the tantalising local produce food which will undoubtedly leave you wanting more, including extravagant cheese, fresh oysters and mellow wine.

No need to carry heavy packs or sleep in tents, this walk has been designed for those looking for an affordable multi day walking experience with all the creature comforts. Your nights will be spent in boutique eco-friendly accommodation at beautiful Adventure Bay. All meals will be prepared for you, featuring local produce and wines, so you can sit back, relax and put your feet up after an enjoyable day’s hiking. This is small group touring at its best with a maximum of 8 guests per tour.

A Truly Supported Walk
One of the biggest drawcards of this tour, is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, these will be transported for you each day. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera, lunch and hat each day!

2 nights at Adventure Bay Retreat
Getting a good nights rest, is an essential part of any walking holiday. We won’t ask you to sleep in tents, on our walking tour you will stay at the charming Adventure Bay Retreat. With a large stone fireplace, outdoor and indoor dining and a large lounge area to relax, we know you’ll have a comfortable stay and a restful night’s sleep no matter what the weather.

Personalised Tours
Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 8 people, we find this delivers a more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.”

Our Guides
Our guides are proudly 100% Tasmanian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our chief guide Barrie has a wealth of knowledge on Bruny Island, which enables him to make the landscape come to life. Add to this his compassion and wonderful sense of humour and you have a winning combination!

Almost 100% Local Tasmanian Produce
Bruny Island is famous for its wonderful local produce including cheeses, wines, berries, oysters and smoked meats. An important element of your walking experience with Life’s an Adventure is the delicious local food we provide each day. Your walking days will finish with a stop at a local establishment to sample and select food for our evening meals. For example on day 2, we stop at Bruny Island Winery to enjoy wine and cheese tasting and select our wines for our evening meal that night. Where possible the majority of our food we provide is sourced directly from the island, allowing you the chance to sample the local specialities as well as support the local businesses.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US?

Boutique Accommodation

Overlooking Adventure Bay

Award Winning Operator

Winner of 21 Tourism Awards

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Fully Supported Walk

walk with creature comforts

ECO Friendly Walking Tour

by Eco Tourism Approved Operators

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3 Day Bruny Island Inclusions

Our all-inclusive tours feature a fully supported walk with all the creature comforts.

  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • 2 nights in eco-friendly accommodation at Adventure Bay Retreat
  • 2 x delicious dinners featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Bruny Island wine and Tasmania beer and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
    Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine and beer is served to enjoy with your dinner only, if you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to provide your own.
  • Wilderness Cruise Bruny Island
  • Return journey to Hobart

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Tour Itinerary

Day One
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Hobart - Bruny Island - Cape Queen Elizabeth Walk

The day will commence in Hobart at 8.00am at the Hotel Grand Chancellor where you will be transferred to Kettering to join our cruise to Bruny Island. From here we will enjoy a scenic drive through the original homeland of the Nuenonne Aboriginal people.  The island has a wide range of rich history, remarkable scenery and a wide-range wildlife which you will be a witness of. Our walking adventure begins with us setting foot onto the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve taking us to the remarkable Cape Queen Elizabeth. Surrounded by lagoons and dunes this 4 hour walk is features white beaches and headlands with spectacular views. Features of this walk include open dry sclerophyll bushland, the home of the bennetts wallaby, a pretty lagoon,stunning beaches and fantastic views from the summit of the Cape

At the end of our walk we head to our accommodation in the seaside town of Adventure Bay, a popular location in the 1700s for early explorers who stopped here to replenish supplies. En-route we will stop at the local cheese factory and oyster factory to sample some produce.

Spend the evening in beautiful eco accommodation at Adventure Bay Retreat. Nestled into the open bushland of Adventure Bay on 33 acres, the lodge has a large living area featuring a stone fireplace, rich natural timbers and high celiings. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining depending on the weather with the outdoor deck featuring beautiful views over the bay. Relax with a drink as our guide prepares dinner in the kitchen, we will dine under the stars on the balcony overlooking the bay.

Day Two
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East Cloudy Head Walk

Enjoy a hearty hot and cold breakfast before we set out for our walking experience. Today we travel to the other side of the island to explore the East Cloudy Head within South Bruny National Park. On this walk you will enjoy expansive seascapes and rugged coastlines. Discover the amazing flora shaped by wind and seaspray, with the high chance of encountering an echidna or two along the way and see Cape Bruny Lighthouse. We return via Bruny Island winery for cheese and wine tasting and select our wines for the evening, before returning to our eco-accommodation at Adventure Bay for a relaxing dinner.

Day Three
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Grass Point and Fluted Cape Walk - Wilderness Cruise

Day three will start with a fantastic breakfast, we pack our bags before heading off to explore Fluted Cape with its 272 metre high dolerite sea cliffs. Our walk begin along the beach as we follow the coastline to Grass Point passing through tall forest dominated by Tasmanian Blue Gums. Grass Point was once a whaling station in the early 1800s. From here we head up a steep climb to the summit of Fluted Cape (272m) and admire its beautiful organ pipe formations. From here our walk will carry you onto the cliff tops of the stunning dolerite cliffs with a distant view of Tasman Island and stunning views over Adventure Bay and Cape Queen Elizabeth. In the afternoon we join a wilderness cruise exploring Bruny Island by sea. Before making our way back to Hobart. Arriving back on Hobart at approximately 6.30pm.

.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
Our guide, Barrie was exceptional....He went above and beyond his call of duty to make sure we had a great time...He was always cheerful and very well-informed...had the answers to our questions about the island and told us so much about the wildlife, geology and history of the place...fascinating! Barrie was also a great cook....prepared delicious breakfasts for us before our walk...yum!!...Thanks Barrie! The food on tour was excellent. The best and freshest oysters I've ever tasted....delicious cheeses... Succulent smoked salmon...fabulous wines...juicy, sweet berries and chocolate to die for!! The lunches prepared for our hiking days were delicious....Our dinner at the Bruny Pub was fabulous...very generous sized meals and extremely tasty... The lovely fresh bread, Croissants and fruit breads delivered to our apartment each morning were just sensational!.Accommodation was superb, beautifully and tastefully decorated...a fabulous deck to chill out on and a soft lounge to sink into....The most comfy beds and pillows. So much packed into three days.... WOW!!!....such good value for money....It was the most enjoyable guided your I've ever had!
Stephanie Mazengarb

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Guide Barry was a sheer delight! He could not do enough for us. Helpful, friendly, and even his puns and singing were welcomed! He went out of his way to look after us. I could not give him enough praise - thanks Barry! Meals were unbelievably good. Well and truly exceeded expectations! Salmon, oysters, cheeses, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, ragout, omelette - great chef Barry and great suppliers! And, of course, the wine :) and the tastings . Accommodation was excellent - Beautiful, well appointed, comfortable, great location. Tour above expectations - Have mainly done unguided hikes, but this walk confirmed that Life's An Adventure is the way to go. Really could not fault it for a mix of walking and gourmet experience. Barry also made sure that we kept to time, but we were never hurried
Debbie Freeman

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Guides and meals excellent as well as accommodation - a very nice to stay in one place for 2 nights. The fresh croissants & bread in the mornings were a nice touch. The boat trip on day 3 was very good. Tour - Above Expectations - Have done a few Life's an Adventure tours. They are well run, I like that I don't have to carry a full pack, and reasonable value for money.
Lindell Day

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Guides were excellent. Joel was a really good guide I have had Barry as a guide before He was really good the first time This time he has matured and become more confident and was even better than before The guides you choose are really good at their jobs and ensure the treks are very successful. Meals were excellent - The bruny island hotel was beautiful. I did not expect such great food from such a remote place. The food the boys cooked was very good too. Accommodation was great. Because I have been on your tours before and I knew the high standard that you provide. And I was definitely not disappointed
P. Woon

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Guide Joel and Barry where great and very respectful to everyone's needs and challenges. Great caring, encouraging personalities for this job. Joel empowered us, Barry made us laugh, great guys. Accommodation excellent - best beds, loved showers. The highlight of the tour was the day 3 on the cruise being able to see the different prospective of our walk from the ocean. Tour - Above Expectations.
Karl and Cheryl Gallienne

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Tour Accommodation

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Adventure Bay Retreat

2 nights accommodation

Spend two nights at the Adventure Bay Retreat. This eco friendly lodge has been carefully designed with a large living area featuring natural timbers, beautiful stone fireplaces and large outdoor balcony. Nestled on 33 acres this private retreat is surrounded by wallabies including the white wallaby and is only 400 metre walk to Adventure Bay Beach.

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Room Types

at Adventure Bay Retreat

BEDROOM CONFIGURATIONS:
Rooms will be booked on a first booked basis, with 2 people per room. To reserve the separate cottage a $100 surcharge will apply.

Our tours take a maximum of 8 people.
Bedroom One: King Size Bed with ensuite (2 people)
Bedroom Two: King Size bed  (2 people)
Bedroom Three: Two Singles -This room has 1 bunk bed and 1 double bed only 2 people will be allocated to this room unless requested
Separate Cottage: King Size Bed with Ensuite  (2 people) – 100 metre walk to the lodge

Due to restricted accommodation single supplements are not available. Solo travellers will need to share room 3 with another solo traveller

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Tour Availability

We have the following departures running…
7 October 2017
20 November 2017
18 December 2017
18 January 2018
10 February 2018
21 February 2-18
9 March 2018
20 March 2018
16 April 2018

To check real time availability on all our Tasmanian walking tours please see information below. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

Private Groups:
A date of your choice is available for groups of 8 or more people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

Tour Prices

Deals Save $400 per couple or $200 per person. Book & pay in full by 30 June 2017

Earlybirds Deals are out now on next season's departures from September 2017 to April 2018. Save $400 per couple or $200 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking by 30 June 2017. See special cancellation policy for earlybirds below.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 8 or more can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Early Bird Pricing LOW SHOULDER
$ 1499 /p

20 Sept - 30 Oct '16

No carrying overnight bags
2 x nights accommodation
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Wilderness Cruise
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Early Bird Discount Available $1499
Save $200 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal PriceEarly Bird Discount Available $1699
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Private GroupEarly Bird Discount Available $1349
Save $350 per person
Departure of your choice. Available for groups of 8 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal Private Group Price $1649
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

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Early Bird Pricing HIGH SHOULDER
$ 1549 /p

1 Nov - 24 Dec '16

No carrying overnight bags
2 x nights accommodation
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Wilderness Cruise
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Early Bird Discount Available $1549
Save $200 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal PriceEarly Bird Discount Available $1749
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Special GroupEarly Bird Discount Available $1399
Save $350 per person
Departure of your choice. Available for groups of 8 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal Private Group Price $1699.
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Book Now

Early Bird Pricing Peak
$ 1599 /p

24 Dec '16 - 31 Mar '17

No carrying overnight bags
2 x nights accommodation
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Wilderness Cruise
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Early Bird Discount Available $1599
Save $200 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal PriceEarly Bird Discount Available $1799
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Special GroupEarly Bird Discount Available $1449
Save $350 per person
Departure of your choice. Available for groups of 8 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal Special Group Price $1749
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Book Now

Early Bird Pricing LOW SHOULDER
$ 1499 /p

1 Apr - 30 Apr '17

No carrying overnight bags
2 x nights accommodation
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Wilderness Cruise
Return transfers to Hobart
No credit card fees

Earlybird Early Bird Discount Available $1499
Save $200 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal PriceEarly Bird Discount Available $1699
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Special GroupEarly Bird Discount Available $1349
Save $350 per person
Departure of your choice. Available for groups of 8 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 30 June 2017.

Normal Private Group Price $1649.
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Book Now

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $250 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Red Hot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you will be required to share with someone of the same gender. Because of limited rooms single supplements are not available on this tour, unless you are prepared to stay at a nearby property for an additional amount – enquire for details.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card Fees apply.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
  • EARLYBIRD CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Red Hot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.Early bird or Red Hot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.  To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking.
  • Note: tours that fall over a public holiday will be more expensive than other seasonal dates to cover public holidays rates for staff.

Click here to view Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel.

Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be to do this walk?

This walk is suitable for those who are looking for a walking / hiking holiday experience. A good level of fitness is needed to complete this walk. You must be capable of walking between 5 – 6 hours a day along formed tracks and beaches. We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.

So what will I need to carry?

All our guests will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. Your overnight bags will remain at your accom

What accommodation is provided on each night?

On both nights we you will be staying at Adventure Bay Retreat, with comfortable beds and hot showers.

What gear is provided in the package?

Your touring package includes 2 nights accommodation in eco friendly accommodation. Pretty much all you’ll need to bring is your clothes and your personal items packed in a medium sized overnight bag. Please ask your hotel to store any large suitcases. Once final payments are received you will be emailed a Clothing and Gear checklist in your Pre-Departure Information.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements and amend all of our menus to suit your needs. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements giving us as much information as you can including what sort of food you require

When is the best time of the year to do this walk?

We believe the premier time to do this walk is between October and April when the weather is best for hiking. We therefore only run this guided walk during this period.

How do I check availability?

Click on the Availibility tab above. Our booking shows real time availability. Click on your preferred scheduled date to check availability and dates. To request a new date please email: enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

How do I book?

A $250 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place with final payments due 8 weeks prior to departure. Bookings can be made online by simply clicking on the Book Now button or by calling us. Note if you are taking advantage of Earlybird or Red Hot Savings savings you will need to book and pay in full at the initial booking stage.

Can you recommend any pre or post accommodation?

As our 8.00am pickup is at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, for convenience we recommend this hotel of choice for your pre -tour accommodation. Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, the city’s premier 4.5 star hotel, offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive facilities in the centre of the capital of Tasmania. A special room rate has been organised for our guests. Call the hotel directly and mention Life’s An Adventure to get your special rate.

Am I able to organise an exclusive group departure?

Exclusive departures may be able to be organised on other dates for groups of 8 people. Please note as accommodation books out early, groups are advised to book their tours at least 6 months in advance to secure the accommodation. Please email us with your requirements.

If I am travelling on my own do I need to pay extra?

Due to limited accommodation available we are unable to offer single supplement on this tour. If you are unwilling to share we can organise accommodation for you at a nearby venue at an additional rate, please enquire for details.

What time does this adventure start and finish?

We meet in Hobart at 8.00am at the Grand Chancellor Hotel on day 1. On the final day you will return to the Grand Chancellor Hotel at approximately 6.30pm.

How many people are in each walking group?

We run our tours with a maximum of 8 walkers.

Is my tour guaranteed to go ahead?

All tours are subject to minimum numbers. Before you book, you are welcome to ring our office to check which tour dates are guaranteed to run. If minimum numbers are not met for your booked date we will call you to reschedule to another date. It is advised if you are not booked on a guaranteed departure, that when booking flights you choose tickets which allow you to amend your dates if required.

Do I need travel insurance?

We often get people who injure themselves before their tour or something unexpected happens and they are unable to make it to Tasmania. Travel insurance will cover all your tour, flights and pre-accommodation costs and is therefore extremely valuable, if the unforeseen happens. We strongly advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click on the link of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited: www.qbe.com

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