A personalised nature day tour of Bruny Island visiting many habitats. See endemic birds and mammals on this Australian wildlife safari experience in Tasmania
The personalised nature day tour of Bruny Island gives you the opportunity to explore the island with a specialist guide. This safari experience in Tasmania gives you enough time to visit a number of different locations and habitats and really get under the skin of this incredible island.
A perfect tour for when you have limited time and want to dive into the island headfirst with a local specialist guide who will find you the birds you wish to see and illuminate your understanding of Tasmania’s nature and ecosystems.
Bruny Island is an island, off an island, off an island at the bottom of the world. It holds a rich and diverse tapestry of habitats from dripping temperate rainforests to wind-blasted heathland. All twelve endemic birds live on the island and many mammals such as wallabies, pademelon and endangered eastern quoll make this incredible island their home.
Your interests and wishes will dictate the course of the nature day tour of Bruny Island. The locations visited, below is an example of how the day could run.
The tour will begin with a walk with one of our expert guides around the Inala Private Reserve, a 500 acre (205 ha) Land for Wildlife property which is home to a variety of threatened species and all 12 Tasmanian endemic birds. View at close range the Endangered Tasmanian endemic Forty-spotted Pardalote from the purpose-built canopy platform within one of its largest known colonies, raptors such as the Tasmanian subspecies of the Wedge-tailed Eagle and the white morph of the Grey Goshawk from the raptor hide. Learn of the conservation efforts to protect these species and their habitats.
This Safari experience in Tasmania also includes a guided visit to historic and scenically beautiful Adventure Bay to see beautiful beaches, and cool temperate rainforests containing some Gondwanan and Tasmanian endemic flora.
Have lunch by the beach, and stroll along the shore in search of Hooded Plovers, White-bellied Sea-eagles, and Kelp and Pacific Gulls and, if you are lucky, offshore you may see Humpback Whales, dolphins, Shy Albatross, and rafts of thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters.
Then visit the site of collection of the first botanical specimens of the genus Eucalyptus and learn about the ecology of wet eucalypt forest and the relationship between eucalyptus and cool temperate rainforest, and stroll along a streamside reserve lined with giant tree-ferns while searching for the elusive Tasmanian endemic small-brown-birds: Scrubtit, Tasmanian Scrubwren and Tasmanian Thornbill, as well as the striking Pink Robin.
There is also the option of your guide driving you to Cape Bruny, which offers spectacular views of the rugged coastline and Southern Ocean (next stop Antarctica!), and the chance of seeing the Tawny-crowned Honeyeater.
Other locations visited may include Cloudy Bay, Mt Mangana, The Neck and many special spots away from the crowds.