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Activities
  • 3 days walking
Accommodation
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$1795AUD

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Trip Code: BLW

Trip highlights


  • Experience the best of Bruny Island on foot
  • Sample locally produced food and wine
  • Visit Ross O'Meara's Bruny Island Food and an oyster farm
  • Stay in exclusive luxury tented camps
  • Wildlife encounters

This luxury three-day walk takes you from Tasmania’s capital via private boat to Bruny Island, home to some of Tasmania's most preserved landscapes. The island, which is around 50km in length, is actually two islands joined together by an isthmus. Home to rare and endangered plants and animals, this is Tasmanian wilderness at its very best. After traversing headlands where the next stop is Antarctica retreat back to camp, built completely off-the-grid, with luxury in mind. Crisp sheets on king-sized beds and an outdoor shower framed by towering Eucalypts await. What makes the trip so special is access to Bruny’s lesser-known gems. Meet a local oyster farmer who’ll shuck you an oyster as pristine waters swirl about your ankles then drop in on a neighbour’s farm, Ross O'Meara from Gourmet Farmer fame, to collect free-range pork that has been slow cooking in their smoker for us overnight. This is a highlight packed long weekend like no other.

Activities:

Itinerary

This morning you will meet at Daci & Daci Bakers 9-11 Murray St, Hobart at 7:30 am on the waterfront of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. Here you will meet your guides before your cruise down to Bruny Island. Tea & Coffee will be served but please have breakfast before you arrive. 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. Walk: 12km, 5-6 hours return

Meals:  L,D

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 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. 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. Walk: 14km return, 5-6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Enjoy a sleep in and a lazy breakfast or join us for an optional walk to explore the many and varied species of flora and fauna which make up our private 100 acre property. Once we farewell camp, our goal is to climb through the ancient Gondwanan rainforest to the highest point of Bruny Island, Mt Mangana. The return trip to Hobart offers a scenic farewell to your adventure. Before you know it you’ll be back at the Tasmanian capital, around 6pm, likely wondering if the long weekend was one big thrilling daydream from your office chair. Walk: 4km, 3 hours

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Two nights twin/double share accommodation in a luxury tent with a king-size bed
  • All food and wine
  • Return transfers from Hobart to Bruny Island by private boat
  • Expert, qualified guides
  • All national parks passes

  • Flights to/from Hobart
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature - hire gear, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory

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You should be moderately fit in order to undertake the trip. We cover about 13km on each of the first 2 days with a shorter walk on the final day. As each trip has two guides we are able to split the group according to ability if need be, challenging the fit walkers without pressuring walkers who prefer a more leisurely pace. Suggested preparation: We recommend regular exercise 2 or 3 times per week (this can be cycling, jogging or walking) in the months leading up to your trip. At least once a week you should walk with a weighted day pack (5kg) for several hours for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. The best way to train for an active holiday is to simulate the activity you will be undertaking on the trip.


Departure dates

Departures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from October to April

Notes

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High Season

Total Priceper person from

$1795AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement (limited and only on request)AUD$500
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Bruny Island Long Weekend trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

This is an introductory graded trip. We recommend you be in good health and be moderately fit to undertake the trip. We cover about 13km on each of the first 2 days with a shorter walk on the final day. s each trip has two guides we are able to split the group according to ability if need be, challenging the fit walkers without pressuring walkers who prefer a more leisurely pace. If you are wondering if these walks are within your ability, or perhaps if they are challenging enough for you, please contact us, we would love to have a chat.

As we return to the same camp at the end of each day you only need to carry a day pack. All the day walks can be completed with lightweight day packs including a water bottle, rain jacket and a jumper.

We recommend light weight boots, sturdy walking shoes or trail running shoes that you have worn in to avoid blisters.

Food is an element very closely connected with Bruny Island and an important part of the Bruny Island Long Weekend. Almost 100% of the food we consume over the long weekend has been sourced from the island itself or within Tasmania. The menu is regularly changed, depending on the season and what the local producers have each week. We can cater the food for coeliacs, vegetarians, vegans and just about any dietary requirement you can imagine.

An interesting range of top Tasmanian sparkling, wine and beers will be served with the meals and will expose you to a number of great little boutique producers you could never find at home.

We meet at Daci & Daci Bakers, 9-11 Murray Street, in Hobart at 7:30am. Here you will meet your guides before your cruise down to Bruny Island at 8:00am. Tea and coffee will be served, but please have breakfast before you arrive, or alternatively the bakery is open from 7AM should you wish to purchase breakfast there. Please let the bakery staff know you are with Bruny Island Long Weekend upon arrival as we have reserved seating.

You will need to arrive in Hobart the day before the trip starts.

We arrive back at the waterfront in Hobart at 6:00pm on the final day.

A solar panel on the main roof provides the power to run our pumps, small energy efficient lighting in the main structure and just two power points to enable guests to recharge their cameras. So while charging facilities are available these will need to be shared between everyone in the group.

Bruny Island has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. During the day you can expect temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius but temperatures tend to drop quite quickly once the sun has set. Tasmanian weather is extremely variable and often changes at short notice so we recommend you pack clothing for all seasons.

The trip runs from October to April to take advantage of the warmer weather and potential ideal weather conditions. If you visit in Spring you can see wildflowers. Summer is the busiest time on Bruny Island, due to the higher chances of sunny days. In Autumn you can see the leaves as the begin to change colour. Cold, rainy weather can occur at any time of year.

As we will be using a number of different forms of transport we ask that you bring no more than the standard carry on size allowed by airlines. Please arrange to store any extra luggage you may have in Hobart.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.