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$1,895

The Bruny Island Long Weekend


  • 3 days exploring Bruny Island, with ample time to relax back at your luxury campsite
  • Eat and drink gourmet local produce and wine
  • Shuck oysters with an oyster farmer
  • Experience an award-winning wilderness and wildlife adventure cruise

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THE DETAILS

$1,895 per person

45 Minutes off the south-east corner of Tasmania, Bruny Island features spectacular rugged coastlines and abundant wildlife. Of the 650 permanent residents on the island, many have been drawn to the pure environment to craft and grow some of Tasmania’s finest food and wine. Spend 3 days exploring the Island on foot and by boat, returning to a luxury campsite each night to relax by a fireplace and enjoy local produce and a glass of local wine. There are few better ways to spend a weekend away.

INCLUSIONS

  • Private boat transfers to and from Hobart
  • Meals prepared from Bruny Island’s impressive local produce, including some dishes prepared by “The Gourmet Farmer”, Ross O’Meara. On most days you will see the source of your food before you eat it.
  • Professional dedicated and friendly tour guide
  • Join local oyster farmer, Sam Hauser, knee-deep in the water where he shucks oysters.
  • Two nights accommodation at a private campsite with a dining hut, hot outdoor shower, and luxury tents, including real king size beds
  • Maximum group size of 8

WHAT TO BRING

  • You will receive a detailed gear list for the trip upon booking.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Walking time: 5 – 6 hours per day (for the first two days – day three only includes a very short walk)
  • Walking distance: 12 kilometres per day (for the first two days – day three only includes a very short walk)
  • Difficulty: This trip requires a moderate level of fitness.
  • Child friendly: No.

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COMPARE SIMILAR TOURS

The Bruny Island Walk – Life’s An Adventure ($1,499)
  • Slightly more walking on all days.
  • Stay at 43Degrees Eco Apartments (instead of a luxury campsite).
  • Includes return trip to Hobart via scenic flight


ITINERARY

Day One Step aboard our private boat and explore the river Derwent as we cruise to Bruny Island (we offer the only alternative access to the long queues of the Bruny Island ferry). Enjoy a guided walk on Bruny Island’s east coast (12km return, 5-6hrs, don’t worry you won’t need to carry a pack). Cool off by wading out into the crystal clear waters of Great Bay and harvesting your own oysters. Sleep in a king size bed in a luxury tent and enjoy a hot shower at our camp set on a secluded 100 acres. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine as your guides prepare dinner sourced from either on the island or in the waters surrounding it.
Day Two Guided walk to East Cloudy Head for views of Bruny Island’s rugged South Coast and the Southern Ocean (12km return, 5-6hrs, dont worry you wont need to carry a pack). Drop by our neighbour Ross O’Meara’s farm (of Gourmet Farmer fame) and collect some ingredients for the evening’s meal (Bruny Island Food). Have some time to yourself and try to spot some of Bruny Island’s 150 species of birds (including all 12 Tasmanian endemics). Gather round the fire with a glass of pinot from Tasmania’s Southernmost vineyard. As darkness descends on camp, watch as Tasmania’s unique nocturnal wildlife emerges.
Day Three Stretch your legs on a short morning rainforest walk and search for white wallabies. Experience Rob Pennicott’s multi-award winning wilderness and wildlife adventure cruise with the chance to see seals, dolphins, whales and albatross. Enjoy lunch and a farewell drink on the deck of The Jetty Cafe. Farewell Bruny Island with a scenic boat return trip back to the Hobart waterfront.

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