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Bruny Island Long Weekend - Family Friendly Walks

10-12 January 2025

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15-17 January, 2025

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$2,295 per adult | $1,950 per child*

We love walking with families. Our walks are nature-made adventures, perfect for engaging children. Our naturalist guides are keen to share their passion for nature through story-telling and in-the-field activities. Our walks provide a great way for families to share and overcome challenges, and create memories that last a lifetime.

Your journey begins in downtown Hobart, where you'll be whisked away from the city aboard our private vessel, Wild Thing, to the remote beauty of Bruny Island. Over the following days, you'll embark on walks to Cape Queen Elizabeth and discover hidden gems within Bruny Island's wilderness. Each evening, our knowledgeable guides transform into gracious hosts at our private forest camp, serving up chef-designed meals filled with local flavours. The unique blend of flora, chance encounters with native animals, and convivial long table dinners with both new and old friends make this long weekend truly exceptional.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email

*Child prices apply for children aged 8-12. Please make a special request for children under the age of eight.

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Family-friendly walks 

  • Quick Facts
    • The minimum age is eight. Children and adults need to have the fitness and capacity to walk the distances.
    • Our standard terms and conditions apply.
    • The minimum number for group guests to confirm a departure on the Bruny Island Long Weekend is four.
    • We are happy to offer a new family-friendly departure date for groups of four or more.
    • Please request about the rules for private groups available to private groups of 10 guests (terms and conditions apply).
    • There are no co-joined tents. Bedding in each tent can be arranged as twin or double.
    • Please note that bathrooms are shared and uni-sex.
    • Menu - we provide for certain special dietary requests. No other changes are possible due to our remote locations.
    • Dinner time is for everyone and is set according to the walk itinerary. Snacks are provided, but please feel free to bring your own for your children to enjoy between meals.
    • Alcohol-free drinks are provided.
    • Families are responsible for providing raincoats, backpacks and any medication for children.
    • Our Family Friendly walks are available on the Three Capes Long Weekend and Bruny Island Long Weekend itineraries

Please call (03) 6392 2211 or email if you have any questions. We're here to help.

Bruny Island Long Weekend (3-days)

Reconnect with nature with breathtaking day walks, carrying day-packs only, indulge in local food and wine, beer and alcohol-free drinks and spend nights in our private forest camp. Go off-the-grid on Bruny Island on a three-day guided walking escape.


Day 1: Great Bay

Approximately 5-6 hours walking

This morning, you'll rendezvous with your tour guides and fellow travelers on the waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania's capital. Step onto your private boat and kick off your adventure with a scenic cruise down the Derwent River to Bruny Island. Our aim for today is to trek out to a breathtaking cape on Bruny Island's eastern coast.

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    Upon our return from the hike, we'll immerse ourselves in the pristine waters of Great Bay to discover the art of farming the renowned Bruny Island oysters, and indulge in shucking them fresh from the ocean. It's the perfect way to unwind after our excursion! 

    Our next destination: camp. After refreshing with a hot shower, join us in the dining house for drinks and to swap tales of the day's escapades while the guides prepare a dinner sourced from the island or its surrounding waters. Back at camp, luxuriate in a rainwater shower followed by leisurely deck time with a glass of Tasmanian wine or a refreshing beverage for the kids while the guides work on dinner preparations.

    Then, gather in our dining area for a scrumptious meal and to toast to the shared experiences of the day. On clear nights, be sure to gaze up at the magnificent stars above. Finally, retreat to our cozy private tents for a restful night's sleep.
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Day 2: East Cloudy Head

Approximately 5-6 hours walking

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 to reunite with us at the rustic wooden dining table once more.

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    Today's adventure leads us to East Cloudy Head, offering panoramic vistas of Tasmania's southern reaches and the untamed Southern Ocean. Our five-hour journey spans 14 kilometres, commencing with a stroll along the expanse of Cloudy Bay Beach. Transitioning into windswept coastal heath, the path ascends towards breathtaking overlooks of Bruny Island's rugged southern coastline.

    Upon returning to camp, relish some downtime on the deck, wander among the ferns, indulge in another refreshing shower, or simply lose yourself in a good book while your guides prepare the evening's culinary delight.

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Day 3: Mt Mangana

Approximately 3 hours walking

This morning, you have the option to begin leisurely or carve out some time for personal exploration across our expansive 100-acre property, where you might have the chance to catch sight of some of Bruny Island’s remarkable avian inhabitants, including all 12 of Tasmania's endemic species among its 150 varieties.

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    After bidding farewell to camp, our objective is to ascend through the ancient Gondwanan rainforest to reach the summit of Bruny Island's highest point, Mt Mangana, covering a distance of 4 kilometers over a duration of 3 hours.

    To cap off your long weekend in style, lunch awaits at The Jetty Café, as we await the arrival of our private boat on the beach below. Take advantage of the opportunity to peruse the gallery featuring works from over 60 artists from Bruny, adding a cultural dimension to your experience.  Before you know it, you'll find yourself back in Hobart, likely pondering whether the long weekend was merely one exhilarating daydream from the confines of your office chair.


Our Private Camp

Our groups enjoy exclusive access to our completely off-grid private eco camp, nestled among tall eucalyptus trees on the foothills of Mt Mangana at Bruny Island's southern tip.

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    After days spent exploring wild, dramatic coastal landscapes, our camp offers a tranquil sanctuary each evening. Featuring a beautifully crafted kitchen and dining area made from celery top timber, along with five canvas tents furnished with split king beds adorned with quality linen, towels, and pillows. A highlight for many guests is our remarkable hot water shower discreetly positioned to offer breathtaking views.

    One of the greatest perks of our camp's location at Bruny Island's southern tip is the mesmerizing night sky. With minimal light pollution, the stars are simply stunning, and on occasion, we're treated to the incredible spectacle of the Aurora Australis.


Itinerary Details

Bruny Island Long Weekend Family Friendly Walks

Price: $2,295 per adult, $1,950 per child

  • Available on selected dates and for families and private groups by request 
  • 3-Day Guided Walk 
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 4 guests. The maximum is 10.
  • An Underage Walker Action Plan is required for all walkers under the age of 12 years old, along with supporting documentation for proof of age, so that we are confident that children have the ability to complete the walk with parental support.


Limited Edition Walks - Terms and Conditions 

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply to all bookings. In addition:

  • Cancellations
    • more than 90 days from the scheduled departure date, a fee of $350 per person will be charged with the balance payment refunded;
    • within 90 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings are transferrable to another name.
  • Children younger than 8yo will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Private Group Rules 

  • Full capacity paid for regardless of number of walkers  
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior - if places are unpaid for at this date they are released to the public 
  • Guest information forms are due 30 days prior to departure.



  • Return transfers from Hobart
  • Accommodation
  • All meals, non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of Tasmanian beer and wines
  • National Park Pass
  • Boat transfer from Hobart to Bruny Island
  • Use of a backpack and weather-proof jacket for the duration of the walk. (Adult sizes only.) Please bring a backpack and raincoat for your child.
  • Linen and comfortable beds
  • Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk

Single supplement

Each tent contains either 1 king size bed or 2 singles. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with another walker of the same gender if the departure fills to capacity. To guarantee a private tent for the duration of our walk, a supplementary price of 75% of full fee. This needs to be requested at the time of booking.

Public Holiday Surcharge

If your departure falls on a public holiday an increased walker rate will be automatically applied to your departure to cover the increased cost of operation.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Pricing: All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST and are on a seasonal basis.

View our full Booking Terms and Conditions 


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