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5 Days$USD

  • 4 days kayaking
  • 4 nights lodge accommodation
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts
Introductory to Moderate

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Trip highlights

  • Kayaking in the secluded coves and caves of Bruny Island
  • Enjoying the delicious local food and wine
  • Wildlife spotting and the chance to see Australian fur seals and fairy penguins

Why Book With Us

  • Kayaks and all safety gear provided
  • All transport and private transfers between Hobart and Bruny Island included
  • Over 30 years experience operating sea kayaking

Bruny Island is located off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, separated from the mainland by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The island is home to swathes of eucalyptus forests, towering cliffs and remote, long sandy beaches. Bruny Island is the perfect place to discover on water, and kayakers will be rewarded with secluded coves, sea caves, lagoons, and sea kelp forests. While out on the water we may be surprised by an Australian Fur Seal popping their head up by the kayaks while overhead we’ll keep any eye out for the magnificent albatross.

Bruny Island has a broad range of paddling options from tranquil, sheltered bays to towering cliffs exposed to the Southern Ocean. The trip is designed to take advantage of the best paddling opportunity on any given day. As such there is no predetermined itinerary and the exact amount of time paddling or distance covered on any trip or outing will vary.

Nights are spent in our cozy lodge sampling delicious Bruny Island delicacies including the freshest of oysters, handmade cheeses, local honey and chocolate. Join us on a mini escape to beautiful Bruny!

Trip Code: BIP

Make your own way to our group hotel in Hobart. Check in is from 3pm and you are free to spend the afternoon exploring Hobart. Enjoy staying in the centre of Hobart with galleries, cafes, restaurants and wine bars at your doorstep. For some fresh air head up to Kunanyi/Mount Wellington for spectacular vistas over Greater Hobart, Bruny Island and down towards the South West Wilderness area.

Meals:  Nil

Start the day with an early breakfast before our group pick up from our Hobart hotel for the short drive to our paddle launch location. All paddlers will be allocated a small dry bag to carry essentials such as a camera, spare clothing layer and water bottle. The rest of your luggage will be transported by vehicle to Bruny Island. After a safety briefing and gear allocation, we launch the kayaks and begin our adventure by paddling across the sheltered waters of D’Entrecastaux Channel to Bruny Island. The group will enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the many secluded coves, taking in the beauty of our first island stop. Depending on conditions, we’ll transfer further south by vehicle and then paddle the last few kilometres to our base, Bruny Island Lodge. Our accommodation is situated on 860 acres of prime coastal bushland and is our exclusive home for the remainder of the trip. After an orientation and perhaps a short hike, we’ll enjoy a celebratory beverage in our private coastal retreat. Distance: approximately 8-10km paddling.

Meals:  B,L,D

We begin the day with a hearty breakfast prepared by the guides and then transport the kayaks a short distance to begin the day’s paddling. We paddle the edge of the Labilladierre peninsula, exploring the pristine coastline, until we arrive on the sandy beaches on the edge of the Southern Ocean. Here we can stretch our legs and enjoy a short stroll to look south to the ocean stretching to Antarctica or, if the weather is warm, perhaps enjoy a refreshing dip before our paddle home. Distance: approximately 16-18km paddling.

Meals:  B,L,D

We load our kayaks and head a short distance to the edge of the tranquil Cloudy Bay Lagoon. We paddle out of the lagoon and into the open waters of Cloudy Bay, where we spend the day exploring the rugged sea cliffs and caves. A gourmet picnic lunch will be enjoyed on a secluded beach. Once again, for the adventurous, a refreshing dip awaits or perhaps a short stroll taking in this remote piece of Tasmania. After lunch we paddle a little further to explore the towering dolerite cliffs before returning to the shelter of the lagoon and our accommodation. Distance: approximately 14km paddling.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is spent exploring stunning Adventure Bay, a large eastern facing bay on South Bruny and our final paddling destination for the trip. Launching from a sheltered beach we paddle beneath the towering cliffs of the Fluted Cape and keep an eye out for sea life such as the Australian Fur seal, terns, gannets and even the elusive albatross. After lunch we take a short hike to the top of Fluted Cape to peer out across the Tasman Sea. We finish paddling by mid afternoon and drive north to the ferry terminal for the transfer back to the mainland. While driving we’ll keep an eye out for the very unusual Bruny Island white wallaby. The trip ends with a transfer to your Hobart accommodation, arriving at approximately 5:30pm. Distances: approximately 8km paddling.

Meals:  B,L


  • Professional kayaking guides
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • A glass of wine/beer/cider with dinners
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at Bruny Island Lodge, with shared bathrooms and 1 night in Hobart
  • Ferry transfer from Bruny Island back to Hobart
  • Return transfers between Hobart city and Bruny Island
  • Double expedition kayaks, paddles, pfd, spray skirts
  • Half day Sea-kayaking activity
  • One 20L dry bag, a paddling cag (waterproof jacket), and pogies (paddling mittens)
  • Emergency communications and group first-aid kit

  • Travel to and from Hobart
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: additional alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser


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In addition to the World Expeditions deposit, you will also be required to pay an additional deposit of AUD$400 (paid in your local currency at the current rate of exchange).

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  • Single Supplement 23/24 SeasonUSD$380
  • Single Supplement 24/25 SeasonUSD$490
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Bruny Island Kayak 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.

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