Highlights of Bruny Island Full Day Private Tour

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General Terms

Age Policy
Shutterbug Walkabouts does not have a specific age requirement. In saying this, any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult other than a Shutterbug Walkabouts guide or tutor. Some of our activities may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age. It should be noted that our vehicles are not fitted with the seating required (by law) for children under the age of 8 years.

Deposit, Instalment and Final Payments
One-day tours and private tuition sessions
Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Multi-day tours and photography retreats
A booking fee of $500 is required as a deposit to secure dates of travel. Shutterbug Walkabouts is unable to hold a booking, secure accommodation or provide confirmation of your booking until this deposit is received. The booking fee is non-refundable in accordance with our cancellation policy.
An additional instalment equal to 50% of the total cost of your tour will be due payable upon confirmation of your booking - the amount of this payment will vary from tour to tour and will be advised separately.
Final payment is due no later than 45 days prior to the booked date.
If your booking is for a date within 60 days, the full amount is payable upon request.
NB: Non-payment of amounts due when requested will risk a booked tour or weekend retreat being cancelled without any refund of the deposit or other monies paid to date – notification of this action will be sent to the email address provided on the booking form.

All bookings should be reconfirmed at least 3 days prior to the booked date – you may do this by phone or email. It’s important that you include an Australian mobile/cell phone number or the name of your accommodation in Hobart to ensure we are able to contact you should we need to.

Booking Amendments & Cancellation
We understand that you may need to make changes to your travel plans, possibly at short notice. We ask that you discuss your circumstances with us before cancelling, as alternative options may be available (such as rescheduling).

If you need to amend your booking…
There is no additional charge to amend your booking (e.g. change of date), however we ask you to advise of any intended change with as much notice that is practical in your circumstances.
In the event that Shutterbug Walkabouts incurs any fees or non-refundable costs by third party suppliers resulting from an amendment or cancellation, the amount of any refund due to you will be adjusted accordingly.

Cancellation policy
Before cancelling your booking we encourage you to contact us to discuss the options available.
If you cancel your booking, you must provide written notification outlining your reasons for cancellation via email to info@shutterbugwalkabouts.com.au - we will process your cancellation and refund (if applicable) as soon as practicable after receiving your written notice to cancel your booking.

Our refund policy is as follows:
One-day tours and Private Tuition sessions
14+ days notice of cancellation - full refund (less any outside costs incurred by Shutterbug Walkabouts)
14 to 7 days notice of cancellation - 50% of the full cost plus any additional non-refundable costs incurred by Shutterbug Walkabouts
Less than 7 days notice of cancellation - no refund
No-shows - no refund
(If you have booked your tour or tuition session as a cruise ship shore excursion and for some reason your ship does not berth in Hobart, a full refund will be provided)

Multi-day tours and Photography Retreats
The booking deposit of $500 is non-refundable however it is transferrable to another experience or a gift certificate to the same value (valid for 12 months from the original date of booking).
60+ days notice of cancellation – 100% of monies paid over and above the $500 booking deposit, which is non-refundable if you cancel the booking.
59 to 45 days notice of cancellation - 50% of the full cost plus any additional non-refundable costs incurred by Shutterbug Walkabouts
Less than 45 days notice of cancellation - no refunds
No-shows - no refund

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is NOT included in the cost of your booking. We strongly recommend that you purchase an appropriate level of travel insurance that provides coverage for the cancellation of your booking. It should also cover costs incurred by you for any medical expenses resulting from injury or illness, medical or ambulance transportation, damage to or loss of baggage, loss or theft of valuables (including camera gear) and for delays and/or interruptions to your travel plans.

Health & Safety
I understand that I am solely responsible for my health and safety.
I acknowledge that I am physically capable of participating in and completing the activities and understand that some may involve a level of physical exertion to participate.
I acknowledge that by informing Shutterbug Walkabouts of any medical concerns in advance of my booked tour or tuition session, it may be possible to adapt the activities to ensure continued health and safety.
I also acknowledge that if I do not advise or discuss any medical or physical conditions with Shutterbug Walkabouts at the time of booking or prior to departure, I may need to forego my participation in some of the planned activities unless a suitable alternative activity can be arranged during the tour or tuition session.

Liability Waiver
Except as provided in the provisions of the Australian Trade Practices Act 1974, you release Shutterbug Walkabouts of any liability for injury, death, damage, monetary loss or loss of or damage to property.

Bad weather
‘Bad’ weather does not necessarily mean bad photographs; in fact it’s often that your images may have more character about them. There are no refunds if you choose to cancel or amend your tour or tuition session after commencement.
All tours and photography retreats will proceed; however planned activities may need to be adapted to better suit the conditions.
In the case of half or one-day outdoor tuition sessions it will be out aim to proceed while adapting to the conditions. If conditions adversely impact on the photographic opportunities (such as persistent heavy rainfall) we will contact you to discuss the situation before making a final decision.

Images for promotional purposes
Shutterbug Walkabouts may take photographs of participants during tours, tuition sessions and retreats. You consent to us using images of you taken for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose, including social media. By accepting the terms and conditions at the time of booking, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable licence to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes. If you do not consent to your image being used in this way, please be sure to let us know.

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Tour Details

10 Hours
Available all year round
Regions Visited
  • Bruny Island
Departure Point
Pickup from your accommodation

Tour Description

Bruny Island is an incredible place to visit at any time of the year. It’s made up of two land masses known as North Bruny and South Bruny, joined by a long narrow isthmus known as ‘The Neck’.

This tour offers an intriguing day of exploring Bruny’s natural and built landscapes, history, wildlife, birds, and breathtaking scenery – with a diverse array of photo opportunities. 

The views from ‘The Neck’ are nothing short of spectacular; the natural habitat for Little Penguins and Short-tailed Shearwaters is adjacent to the walkway and the pristine beach nearby invites photographic curiosity.

Cape Bruny is the site of Australia’s second oldest lighthouse. Not only does it sit atop an impressive coastline, its history is captivating. The views draw your eye to the horizon – out to the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica! Raptors frequently soar above; smaller birds flit about in the coastal heathland as an echidna may mosey about at ground level. 

Our guests have an exclusive opportunity to observe and photograph raptors close up from within a specialised photography hide on private property, we keep an eye out for shorebirds on the beaches and there’s a chance we may see a rare and endemic White Wallaby grazing. 

Bruny Island is where Abel Tasman, Captain Cook and many other early seafarers explored... but not before the land was inhabited by Tasmanian Aborigines. A narrative about all things Bruny Island complements photo-taking activities throughout the day..

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  • ‘The Neck’ game reserve and lookout
  • Cape Bruny and Cape Bruny Lighthouse
  • Breath-taking coastal scenery and rugged
  • Observe and photograph raptors up close,
    from within a private raptor photography hide
    (exclusive access) 
  • Birdwatching opportunities
  • Wildlife encounters, incl. chance of seeing
    white wallabies
  • Seasonal variations
  • – Endemic plants and native flowers
    – Whales on their annual migration
    – Beach-nesting shorebirds and their chicks
  • Picnic in the surrounds of spectacular scenery

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  • Duration: 10-11 hours
  • Recommended departure time: 7.30am
  • Includes: Private transport in stylish and spacious SUV, Professional guide providing insightful commentary, Fully guided interpretive walks, Photography guidance/instruction, Drinking water, National Park entry, Vehicular ferry crossing, Exclusive access to private raptor photography hide, Freshly baked sweet treat for morning tea, Locally roasted coffee and quality tea selection, Delicious picnic lunch featuring Tasmanian produce.
  • Ideal for general interest/leisure photographers AND beginner-intermediate photographers aiming to develop photography skills and techniques. Non-photographers welcome. 

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Private tour for 1 to 4 participants

Vehicle: 2016 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander)