Itinerary

Itinerary 2017-05-02T11:48:22+00:00

Summer Itinerary (October – April)

Day 1

This morning you will meet your tour guides and fellow guests (maximum of 8) on the waterfront of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. Step aboard your private boat and let the adventure begin with a cruise down the Derwent river to Bruny Island. Today our goal is to walk out to a spectacular cape on the east coast of Bruny Island.

On returning from our walk we will wade out into the crystal clear waters of Great Bay to learn how the famous Bruny Island oysters are farmed and shuck them straight out of the water. The perfect way to cool down after a walk!

Next stop; our camp. After a hot shower, join us in the dining house for a drink and to share stories of the day’s adventures as the guides busy themselves preparing your dinner sourced from either on the island or in the waters surrounding it

  • 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: 13km – 5-6 hours of walking (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

The boat we use instead of the Bruny Island Ferry to access Bruny Island

guided walk bruny island

Day 2

Day two might begin with a gentle thumping past your tent. While the inquisitive wallaby isn’t your wake up call, his visit, or the promise of warm croissants might lure you from your crisp sheets of king-size luxury to reunite with us at the rustic wooden dining table once more.

Today’s walk is East Cloudy Head for views of Tasmania’s far south and the wild Southern Ocean. The five-hour (14km) journey begins by walking the length of Cloudy Bay Beach. Windswept and beautiful, the walk then leads us into coastal heath and up toward spectacular views of Bruny Island’s rugged south coast.

As with the previous day, the afternoon is time for more gourmet spoiling. Next we drop in on Ross and Emma O’Meara’s farm to collect the free range pork that they have had slow cooking in their smoker for us overnight. Back at camp enjoy time to sit on the deck, walk among the ferns, partake in another lavish shower or simply read a book while your guides prepare the evening meal.

  • Guided walk to East Cloudy Head for views of Bruny Island’s rugged South Coast and the Southern Ocean. (14km)
  • 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 3

This morning you can choose a leisurely start or have some time to yourself and explore our 100 acre property and try to spot some of Bruny Island’s 150 species of birds (including all 12 Tasmanian endemics). Once we farewell camp, our goal is to climb through ancient Gondwanan rainforest to the highest point of Bruny Island, Mt Mangana (4km, 3 hrs).

To finish your long weekend in style, Ray Jones at The Jetty Café’s deck will serve a multi-course lunch of Bruny Island produce as we await the arrival of our private boat on the beach below. There will also be some time to explore the gallery showcasing some of Bruny’s 60+ artists.  The return boat trip to Hobart offers a scenic farewell to your adventure. Before you know it you’ll be back at the Tasmanian capital, likely wondering if the long weekend was one big thrilling daydream from your office chair.

  • Have some time to yourself and try to spot some of Bruny Island’s 150 species of birds (including all 12 Tasmanian endemics)
  • Climb through ancient Gondwanan rainforest to the highest point of Bruny Island, Mt Mangana (4km, 3 hrs)
  • Enjoy a multi-course lunch of Bruny Island produce 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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Bruny Island Food - Salmon