Bruny Island & South Coast of Tasmania

6 day guided walking tour of Bruny Island and the South Coast of Tasmania. Explore the wild southern coastline of Tasmania including walks on Bruny Island, South Cape and Hartz Mountain. Comfortable accommodation, all meals. – 6 days ex Hobart, most moderate terrain, Approx 58km

Over 6 days you will explore the south coast of Tasmania, including walks on the quaint and vibrant Bruny Island as well as Hartz Mountain and Cockle Creek to South Cape Walk. One step away from Antartica the South Coast of Tasmania boasts wild coastline teeming with marine life and is a hub for fresh produce, including fudge, chocolate, truffles, berries, cheese, honey and fresh oysters.

You will complete a series of walks around this area returning to comfortable accommodation, a hot shower and a delicious meal each evening.

Bruny Island and the South Coast of Tasmania 6 Day guided tour at a glance:

  • 3-4 Star lodge and motel accommodation.
  • 6 days/5 nights – 5 days of walking
  • Walks include; Cape Queen Elizabeth walk, Labillardiere Peninsula walk, Adventure Bay, Fluted Capes walk, Cockle Creek to South Cape walk and Hartz Mountain.
  • Start and finish in Hobart, Tasmania
  • Moderate to challenging walks, a few rocky coastal sections and boardwalks with some steep ascents and descents
  • Professional guide/s
  • Air conditioned mini bus
  • Small group size (maximum 12)

From $2,640.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $550.00)
Tour Length:
6 days
Distance walked:
Various distances
Moderate ; See FAQ

18 - 23. Oct 2022
26 - 31. Oct 2022
5 - 10. Nov 2022
19 - 24. Nov 2022
9 - 14. Dec 2022
20 - 25. Jan 2023
2 - 7. Feb 2023
14 - 19. Feb 2023
7 - 12. Mar 2023
14 - 19. Mar 2023
28. Mar - 2. Apr 2023
18 - 23. Apr 2023
20 - 25. Apr 2023
2 - 7. May 2023

Highlights of this walk



Walking Tour Itinerary

A guide will accompany you each day as you walk on Bruny Island and throughout the South Coast of Tasmania. Some of the walks include some long days sections walking along beaches, and some rocky headlands, boardwalks through marshlands, and some steep ascents and descents on rocky surfaces; but with a moderate level of fitness, each walk is enjoyable. Each night we stay in comfortable accommodation and will enjoy our evening meals together at our lodge.

Please note, the plan may alter depending on weather conditions, accommodation availability and local advice.

Day 1: Arrival day with welcome dinner

Day 1: Arrival day with welcome dinner

Arrive at any time during the day and make your way to the Travelodge at 167 Macquarie St, Hobart. We will see you in the lobby of the hotel at 6pm for a tour briefing followed by a 7pm welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Meals:  D

Day 2: Bruny Island, Cape Queen Elizabeth walk

Day 2: Bruny Island, Cape Queen Elizabeth walk


Let the adventures begin! It is about a 1/2hr drive down to Kettering where we will load the bus onto the barge over to Bruny Island. Depending on how busy the barge is, we should be on the island ready for our first walk, around morning tea time.

The Cape Queen Elizabeth walk is a cracking way to start some coastal explorations on Bruny Island. White sand beaches and headlands with spectacular views are some of the highlights on this walk

We are allowing about 5hrs for this walk. After the walk, it is another 45 minutes or so drive to our accommodation.

Meals Included: B,L,D

Day 3: Labillardiere Peninsula walk

Day 3: Labillardiere Peninsula walk


The next walk comes recommended from some friends in the Hobart Bushwalking club, who consider the Labillardiere Peninsula walk to be one of the best day walks in Tassie.

It’s 15km but not too hard, with lots of variety. Of course it is Tasmania, so it can’t all be flat, but we would class this as a moderate walk.

After the walk it is about 45 mins back to our accommodation.

Meals Included: B,L,D

Day 4: Adventure Bay, Fluted Capes walk

Day 4: Adventure Bay, Fluted Capes walk

3hr walk

Today we are off to Adventure Bay… which is actually pretty calm! That aside, our walk on the Fluted Capes has some amazing coastal views. For those with a fear of heights, let us coach you through. This will definitely challenge you (mentally, not physically). The walk has a bit of uphill punch to it, but it is only 6km and mostly moderate.

After our morning walk, we depart Bruny, to Dover on the mainland. It is about a 2.5hr drive via the scenic route arriving late in the day to check into our new accommodation.

Meals Included: B,L,D

Day 5: Cockle Creek to South Cape walk

Day 5: Cockle Creek to South Cape walk


Today we head south to the wild southern coastline of Tasmania.

The trail first skirts Cockle Creek, meeting the famous South Coast Walk walker’s registration box soon after. For the next 3km the trail scrabbles over the gentle rocky slopes of Moulders Hill before opening up onto duck boarded marshlands.

The trail then climbs along several gentle hills, emerging onto the rugged dark cliff top surrounding South Cape Bay.

This cliff top section of the trail is enticingly beautiful and eerie all at once. The barren grey rock stands in stark contrast to the lush forest recently departed. From here incredible views of South Cape, Lion Rock and the turbulent ocean are our reward. We then return via the same route.

Meals Included: B,L,D

Day 6: Hartz Mountain

Day 6: Hartz Mountain


Today we make our way to the spectacular alpine region of Hartz Mountains National Park.

The walk begins with few hundred metres of gradual climbing through scrubby bushland over rocky steps before opening up into heathland. As we continue on the trail opens up to beautiful views of D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Mt Wellington to the north and Hartz Peak to the south. Once we reach Ladies Tarn the track climbs steep but it’s a short ascent of about 100 meters to the saddle below Hartz Peak. A final steep climb over a rock scree to the summit, before we will be rewarded with fantastic views in all directions.

We then say goodbye to the wild and picturesque south of Tasmania and head to our departure city of Hobart, arriving around 6pm, in time to catch an evening flight home.

Meals Included: B,L

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.


Accommodation is on a double or twin share basis. A limited number of single supplements are available – please let us know if you would like this option when booking. Due to the nature of the accommodation we use, we can’t always provide an ensuite and a Queen/King bed with a single supplement but it will definitely mean you have your own room!

1 night: Travelodge Hobart

Located in the heart of Hobart we will stay here for the first night before an early departure for Bruny Island the next day. To celebrate our journey ahead we will enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Rooms are standard Twin share/Queen rooms with ensuites.

2 nights: Hotel Bruny

We will be staying in two bedroom houses, with shared bathroom facilities, kitchens and communal areas. One of the houses will be used as the main meal house, where we come together for our breakfast. 

2 nights: Driftwood Cottages

The cottages each contain 2-3 bedrooms with a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Similar to Hotel Bruny, we will come together in one of the houses for our breakfast.

What to bring

We will send you a list of recommended clothing and equipment when you book.


All meals are included unless indicated in the itinerary.

Breakfast comprises cereal, fruit, yoghurt, toast and spreads with juice, tea and coffee.

Lunch is self-made from supplied breads, salads and meats.

Each evening we will eat dinner at a local restaurant or at the accommodation restaurant. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Each day we provide morning tea whilst out on a walk and fruit is available for snacks. You’re welcome to bring additional snacks (e.g. muesli bars, nuts) if you feel you need them. There might be an opportunity to purchase additional supplies and alcohol in Dover but we can’t guarantee it so it’s best to come prepared.

Your out of pocket expenses for this trip include any purchased snacks and alcohol while on tour.


We’ll use a comfortable 12 seat, air conditioned commuter bus for the tour.

This walk includes

All meals, including morning tea and snacks

We pride ourselves on providing you with fresh, wholesome food. Enjoy breakfast, delicious morning teas, fresh picnic and packed lunches, fruit and two-course dinners each day.

All transport via air-conditioned bus

Central pick-up points in Fremantle and Perth CBD. Transport each day to and from the track.

Emergency support

Wilderness first aid trained guides carry radios, satellite phones and a full first aid kit so you can walk without worry.

Excellent itinerary and planning

Drawn from 22 years experience.

National Park entrance fees

Two fun and professional Inspiration Outdoors guides

We'll feed you, tell you stories, help you achieve the walks safely and make sure everything goes to plan so that you don't have to worry about a thing

About Walking Tours In General

How hard are the walks?

The difficulty of the walks ranges from tour to tour, from easy to challenging. We design all of our walking tours to be achievable for those with a moderate level of fitness. We do recommend doing some training before most tours, because physical activity is always more enjoyable if you are physically prepared. We will send you information about how to train when you book.

When on tour we find that a positive mental attitude is most important and that if you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, and not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. You can always have a day or sometimes an afternoon off to relax if you feel like it. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete a walk, give us a call on (08) 6219 5164 and we can talk you through it.

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Do I have to twin-share accommodation? Can I have my own room?

Our tour prices are based on rooms being twin share (two single beds in one room) or double (one double/queen bed in a room, shared by a couple). If you are travelling alone, we will place you in a room with someone of the same gender. If you have opted for a single supplement, this means you will have your own room but we won't always be able to guarantee your own bathroom and king/queen bed due to the types of accommodation we use for group bookings. Often we stay at 2 or 3 bedroom chalets so that we can cook and have a common area for the group to relax and mingle at the end of your days walk. If having your own bathroom is important, give us a ring and we will see if it is possible.

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Will I hold up the group if I’m a slow walker?

We find a lot of people who haven't been on a walking tour before worry about this, but it's rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk.

Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 - 6 km per hour and we tend to average just over 3 km per hour on bush tracks. It's not a stroll but it's not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.

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What is the average age of Inspiration Outdoors’ guests?

About 80% of our walkers are aged between 45 - 75, but we welcome all adults on our tours. We get a roughly 60/40 female to male split.

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What’s the food like? Can you cater for my dietary needs?

We serve simple, nutritious and delicious food on tour, using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. Of course, if you like, you can indulge in some less nutritious treats as well - you're on holiday after all and the team bake some mean cakes. Breakfast, home-made morning tea, lunch, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and a two course evening meal are all included. We are happy to adapt our menu to suit many dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets - please ask when you book.

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Are your walking tours just for “bushwalkers”?

Our walks are for anyone who enjoys walking and nature - bushwalkers or not. Our walks are conducted in safe, supportive and fun environments and you don't need specialised equipment or experience to undertake them. We give you information about what you will need to bring and how you should prepare for each tour and we're always here to answer any questions or concerns.

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Do I have to walk every day on tour?

Of course not - it's your holiday and you should do what you feel! Relax at the accommodation, come for a drive, get dropped off in town or go for a stroll of your own. On some days there is also the opportunity to walk for part of the day. This last option depends on whether there is vehicle access to the track.

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What do I have to carry when I walk?

Very little. A water bladder or bottles, a rain jacket, some personal first aid supplies and, on some days, lunch. You will probably want a camera as well. We return to accommodation each evening so there is no need to carry a large backpack.

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Beautiful walks in the daytime, relax with fellow walkers each evening

As much as this walk is a fantastic outdoor experience, it’s also a social experience, giving you a chance to enjoy the companionship and support of like-minded people.

Enjoy a cuppa with morning tea and a fresh healthy lunch, surrounded by nature. Every day is finished off by a delicious dinner at a restaurant with the group.


From $2,640.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $550.00)

$350 deposit to hold your place

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We can't guarantee the weather, bush fires or events beyond our control, but we do guarantee that:
- your guides are professional, friendly and hard working.
- your itinerary is well organised and thought out.
- the particulars of your tour (accommodation, transport, food etc), are as described on the website and in the tour notes.

We stand behind our guarantees. If you come on a tour with Inspiration Outdoors and we do not fulfil these promises, we will give you your money back.

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After you have filled in a registration form, we will send you all extra information you may need, including a list of what to bring and how best to prepare for the tour.

Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour (bookings can still be made within six weeks of tour start date if there are places available). We will email or call you to remind you when this is due.

Finally, we will contact you prior to your tour to confirm pick-up times and locations. If you have any questions or concerns at all before or after you have booked, please don't hesitate to get in touch so we can go through them with you.

What are my payment options?

Payment can be made by:

  • Direct deposit
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  • Credit card

Can I cancel my booking?

If you need to cancel your tour;

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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