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Hobart: Bruny Island Walking Tour to Mars Bluff with Lunch

Product ID: 171589
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Bruny Islands only 1-day walking tour highlights the iconic natural rock arch, Mars Bluff and beyond to Cape Queen Elizabeth. Enjoy a bush picnic lunch with local Bruny Island foods. This is a relatively easy walk which takes approximately 4 hours.
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Duration 10 hours
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Pick-up service

Courtesy pick-up locations are available from the following locations: • Ramada resort 6:40 AM • Waterfront Lodge 6:45 AM • Queens Head Hotel 6:50 AM • Fountainside Hotel 6:55 AM • Hotel Grand Chancellor 7:00 AM • Tas Tourism and Travel Centre 7:00 AM • IBIS Styles & Travelodge 7:05 AM • Europcar 7:05 AM • St David's Cathedral 7:10 AM • Salamanca Inn 7:15 AM • St Ives Motel 7:15 AM • Wrest Point Hotel Casino 7:20 AM • Kettering Oyster Cove Inn. If you are not staying near any of these locations please contact the local supplier for the nearest pick-up location and time. Pick-up times are subject to traffic conditions and may vary.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mars Bluff, Bruny Islands hidden secret on the Cape Queen Elizabeth track
  • See spectacular scenery, lagoons, birdlife, and beaches
  • Swim at the remote Miles Beach before lunch - if time allows
  • Experience a beautiful picnic lunch loaded with Bruny Island Cheese, salads and fresh meats. Washed down with a local cider and fudge for dessert
  • Visit the famous local food producers
Full description
This day tour includes a 10km bush walk to Mars Bluff on the Cape Queen Elizabeth track. It also includes a picnic lunch with a pack of fresh meats, salads, island cheeses and fresh wood-oven bread. Visit the Neck Wildlife Zone - Lagoons, secluded beaches, dunes, ocean waves, cliffs and local food producers including the famous Get Shucked Oyster Bar and Bruny Island Honey. The tour departs Hobart at 7:30 AM and returns by approximately 6:00 PM.

Departing from the greater Hobart region, this fully guided Bruny Island walking tour begins near the Bruny Island Air Field. With spectacular views, this is an easy walk within the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve. Backpacks, poles, gaiters, and stools are provided for your ease and comfort.

The Cape Queen Elizabeth walk provides coastal heathland with spectacular scenery, lagoons, birdlife, and beaches. The first part of the walk takes you along a track parallel with the Bruny Island air-strip, then runs between Big Lagoon and Little Lagoon, before steeply ascending Mars Bluff for stunning views across The Neck and its unspoiled beaches. Mars Bluff is one of Bruny Islands most iconic natural rock features. The track follows the bluff before descending through the dunes onto the remote Miles Beach, with time for a quick dip for those who are keen. Here you can enjoy a casual and delicious packed lunch, featuring local produce.

After the walk, you will be driven to the viewing platform to enjoy the view of the Neck Wildlife Zone. This is followed by a visit to the islands local food producers, with stops at Bruny Island Honey and Get Shucked Oyster Bar.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in the greater Hobart region
  • Use of daypack with water, packed lunch, and a stool
  • 5km return bush walk to Mars Bluff on the Cape Queen Elizabeth track
  • Bento Box style lunch featuring local meats, seafood, olives, salad, Bruny Island cheese, wood oven breads, and a sweet treat
  • Visit to Bruny Island Honey
  • Visit to Shucked Oyster Bar for half a dozen Oysters per person
  • Tour equipment including gaiters, a light raincoat, and walking poles
What’s Not Included
  • Walking shoes
  • Personal snacks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Either Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre, located at 20 Davey St at 7:00 AM, or from one of the hotels listed below.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note, water is provided
• Please wear solid walking shoes
• This is a relatively easy walk, it is approximately 8 to 10km's return with a few slight hill sections, soft sand, and some uneven surfaces