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 wonderfully diverse landscape offers diverse flora and fauna as well as many threatened and endemic species.
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.
Pack Free Bruny Island Hiking
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, this is a Pack Free Walk. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back. 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. We stay in a combination of both The Lair and Lodges buildings featuring sweeping views and modern facilities (see “Your Night’ tab for more details). We know you’ll have a comfortable stay and a restful night’s sleep no matter what the weather.
The Wow Factor
On day 3 enjoy a ‘Wow” moment when we finish our walking tour with a superb Bruny Island cruise. See amazing sea caves and sea cliffs of Bruny Island and if we are enjoying some up close marine life encounters such as dolphins, seals and whales. An incredible way to finish our journey.
Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 12 people, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.”
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 Danny 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 the 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.
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 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 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. We spend 2 nights at Adventure Bay Retreat. Nestled into the open bushland of Adventure Bay on 33 acres. Tonight we travel to the other side of the island for dinner at the only restaurant on the island, offering great local specialities and a great local atmosphere.
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 sea spray, 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 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 begins along the beach as we follow the coastline to Grass Point passing through a 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. Afterwards, we enjoy a waterfront restaurant lunch before joining a wilderness cruise exploring Bruny Island by sea. Afterwards, we make our way back to Hobart arriving back on Hobart at approximately 6.30pm.
We run regularly scheduled tours from October to the end of April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at email@example.com
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings of $150 per person or qualifies for a Free Pre-Tour night. Conditions apply see pricing page.
|20th – 22nd Jan||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
|26th – 28th Feb||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
|7th – 9th Mar||Available||Spot Special|
|25th – 27th Mar||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
|21st – 23rd Apr||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October Special: FREE Pre tour Night + Spot Specials save $150 per person on specific departure dates.
For the month of October we are offering a special deal on specific departure dates. Book now and pay in full and you can receive a FREE Pre tour night at in Hobart. Spot Special Savings of $150 per person are also available on some departure when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See our departure dates page for applicable dates. Accommodation will vary for each departure date and will be at either the Hobart RACV Apartments or Hobart Grand Chancellor. (with hotel pickups available at either hotel). Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $100 per person extra. (see conditions below).
Private groups of 10 -12 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Or enjoy a $200 savings if you book and pay in full at time of booking. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.
Spot Special Price Shoulder Season
1 to 30 Oct '19 and 1st to 30 April 2020
$ 1549 /p
Past Passengers only $1449
SPOT SPECIAL PRICES
Past Passenger Price ……$1449
Group Normal Price…. $1649
Spot Special Price Peak Season
1 November to 31 March 2020
$ 1649 /p
Past Passenger only $1549
SPOT SPECIAL PRICES
Past Passengers Price $1549
Group Normal Price $1749
Unfortunately, due to limited rooms in the accommodation single supplements are not available on this tour. Solo travellers will need to share with another solo traveller of the same gender.
PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross-check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only” at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.
FREE PRE TOUR NIGHT: October special only for bookings paid in full at time of booking. Available on specific dates – see departure dates tab for applicable dates. The specific hotel will vary depending on the departure date and will either be the Hotel Grand Chancellor or RACV Hobart Apartments. Offer is based on a standard room on a twin share basis. King or twin beds available. Solo travellers will need to pay an additional fee. Hotel Pickups will be available from both hotels.
EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot 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 Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.
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 NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.
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