Tasmania Birding and Wildlife
Photo by Chris Tzaros
Photo by Andrew Browne
Photo by Ken and Mary Campbell
Tasmania is Australia’s only island state and it is brimming with natural wonders: stunning landscapes, unique animals and plants, and a rich diversity of geology and habitats. It is home to twelve endemic birds that reside in a diverse selection of environments, from alpine ranges to wetlands, grasslands, coastal heaths and vast temperate rainforests. We will spend a day birding the forested areas around Mount Wellington and in the parks and reserves of the Hobart Area Parks, with some coastal and nocturnal birding.
A day at Mt Field National Park will take us from fern gullies with waterfalls, up into alpine heathland and cool temperate rainforests boasting some of the tallest Eucalyptus in Australia. We will also visit Bruny Island, off Tasmania’s southeast coast, which is a refuge for many endangered birds and mammals. During our time on the island we will explore and stay at ‘Inala’, a privately owned 1,500-acre wildlife sanctuary which is home to all 12 Tasmanian endemic bird species, including one of the largest known colonies of endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote. We will also visit a Little Penguin and Short-tailed Shearwater colony during a night tour.
Day 1: Arrival into Hobart
Day 2: Birding and Wildlife Watching Full Day: Mount Wellington and More Hobart Area Parks & Reserves
Day 3: Birding and Wildlife Watching along the Derwent River and through Mount Field National Park
Day 4: Most of the Day Bruny Island Birding and Inala Reserve
Day 5: Wrap Up at Inala Reserve and Afternoon Ferry Back to Hobart
Day 6: Departures from Hobart
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