Forty-spotted pardalote © Jun Matsui

Tasmania – 5 Day birding adventure

A short 5 day tour for Tasmania’s endemic birds and some of its iconic mammals. We visit Bruny Island where all of the endemic birds can be found and also Mountain Valley in the north-west where Tasmanian Devils and Spot-tailed Quolls are frequent visitors to the verandahs.

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All about the Tasmania – 5 Day birding adventure.

A short 5 day tour for Tasmania’s endemic birds and some of its iconic mammals. We visit Bruny Island where all of the endemic birds can be found and also Mountain Valley in the north-west where Tasmanian Devils and Spot-tailed Quolls are frequent visitors to the verandahs.

At certain times of the year extensions to Melaleuca for Orange-bellied Parrot and the Strahan area for Ground Parrot or even a pelagic trip out into the southern ocean are possible. There are great photographic opportunities on this tour.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Checklist
  • Guide services of tour leader
  • Group tips & gratuities
  • Transfers once tour has started
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Flights (Domestic & International)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry
  1. Day 1 Meet guide & Bruny Island

    Meet with guide and head out to Bruny Island. where all the Tasmanian endemics plus some good mammals can be found.

  2. Day 2 Photography on Bruny Island

    There will be a lot of opportunity to photograph birds and animals over the course of the day Amongst other activities we will visit a penguin rookery and, weather permitting also take a short night drive looking for nocturnal animals and birds.

  3. Day 3 Travel to Mountain Valley

    After breakfast we will head back to the mainland and up through the center of Tasmania to Mountain Valley. Here the normally shy Spottailed Quolls and the rare Tasmanian Devils come up onto the verandahs of the cabins at night to feed. Photographic opportunities abound.

  4. Day 4 Photography around Mountain Valley

    There are a number of trails around the bird rich local area. The amazing Duck-billed Platypus are found in the creeks and there is an opportunity to visit a local glow-worm cave.

  5. Day 5 Travel to Launceston & onward flights

    After breakfast we will return to Launceston via the Tamar Wetlands before arriving at the airport to take our onward flights.

Tour Accommodation

Accommodation is generally comfortable but not high end.

This is not a difficult tour.  Distances are not great and the roads are generally good. There are no long hikes.