Spend a long weekend on Tasmania's Bruny Island, discovering its diverse wilderness and abundant produce with private eco-camp accommodation
The Bruny Island Long Weekend is a small group tour that offers three days and two nights of walking, food and wine on Bruny Island. Discover the Bruny coastline and rainforest on a guided traverse of the island, returning each night to a private eco-camp in a peaceful bush setting. Surrounded by nature, you'll enjoy a hot shower, a delicious meal, and time to relax with new friends. Almost all of the food consumed across this small group walk is sourced directly from Bruny Island or its surrounding waters and you'll have the chance to meet many of the growers as part of the experience. This fully guided experience includes return private boat transfers from Hobart.
From $1995 pp (twin share), including:
- Three days of walking with two qualified guides
- Two nights of camping with a king-size bed and quality linen
- All meals, including three lunches, two dinners, two breakfasts, non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of Tasmanian wines
- Exclusive access to an oyster lease, tasting oysters straight out of the pristine waters
- Return private boat transfers between Hobart and Bruny Island
- National Park Pass
Hobart - Great Bay (boat trip and approx 14 km or 5 to 6 hours walking)
Note: Guests meet in Hobart at 7.30am for a pre-trip briefing; the cruise to Bruny Island departs at 8am.
After stepping aboard your private boat in Hobart, the adventure begins with a cruise down the Derwent River to Bruny Island. After disembarking, the group walks out to a spectacular cape on the east coast of Bruny Island. On returning from the day's walk, wade out into the crystal clear waters of Great Bay to learn how the famous Bruny Island oysters are farmed, shucking them straight out of the water. What better way to cool down after a walk. Next stop is camp. After a hot shower, join fellow guests in the dining house for a drink and to share stories of the day’s adventures as the guides busy themselves preparing dinner sourced from the island.
Included: L - D
East Cloudy Head (approx 14 km or 5 to 6 hours walking)
Wake up with inquisitive wallabies and the promise of warm croissants luring you from your tent. Enjoy breakfast at the rustic wooden dining table as you prepare for the day ahead. Today’s walk is East Cloudy Head for views of Tasmania’s far south and the wild Southern Ocean. The journey begins by walking the length of the beautifully windswept Cloudy Bay Beach. Later you'll journey through coastal heath and up toward spectacular views of Bruny Island’s rugged south coast. On return to camp in the afternoon, enjoy time on the deck reading a book or there is time to go for a self-guided stroll of the private land surrounding camp while your guides prepare the evening meal.
Included: B - L - D
Mount Mangana - Hobart (approx 4 km or 3 hours walking)
This morning you can choose some free time to yourself after breakfast, or go for a short walk on the private camp's 100-acre property to spot some of Bruny Island’s 150 species of birds. After farewelling camp, you'll climb through ancient Gondwana rainforest to the highest point of Bruny Island, Mt Mangana. To finish your long weekend in style, enjoy lunch at the Jetty Café while awaiting your private boat's arrival on the beach below. There will be time to explore the gallery showcasing some of Bruny Island’s talented artists before the return boat trip to Hobart.
Included: B - L
Departures run between 1 October and 30 April, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.