Gruff DoddWales, UK
Tonia Cochran runs and owns Inala on South Bruny, Tasmania, and is available for hire as a bird or nature guide, or for general guiding.
I hired her for one day to try to ensure that I saw all the Tasmanian endemics, and we cleaned up in about 6 hours apart from Black Currawong which is not easy in summer on Bruny (altitudinal migrant – easier on Bruny in winter).
Celia M Browne and Denise MooreMelbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
What a find! Inala, situated on one of Australia’s lesser-known islands (Bruny Island), is a haven of tranquility, a sanctuary for many of Tasmania’s endemic birds, and a central base from which to explore this wonderfully scenic area.
Bob and Hanno LewisBerkeley, California, USA
I was interested in seeing the remote (for us) island of Tasmania, as well as the endemic species of birds on the island. Several folks directed us to Inala Nature Tours, run by Tonia Cochran, and located on Bruny Island, off the SE Tasman coast.
Margrit and Hanspeter GadolaZurich, SWITZERLAND
Inala – A place of refuge in an intact nature with all facilities of modern life. The owners are Tasmanian native hens and possums; people are only guests. The host, Tonia Cochran, is amiable, helpful and familiar with every tiny detail of the nature of Bruny Island.
Sorrel WilbyGetaway Program, Channel 9 TV, Australia
Michael and Wendy HinksUK
There is no doubt the day and evening that we spent with you was one of the highlights of our holiday. Thank you so much. To give you some feedback, we felt that you made us feel so welcome, both over the phone beforehand and when we first arrived at Inala.
Rob Gartenberg and Solveig Streich
We saw and learned so much and really felt that we had made the best of our short two days on the island. Thanks ever so much for going to so much trouble to try and make our trip memorable. You certainly succeeded.
Elmar and Margrit StorzRottweil, GERMANY
Our first impression (of Bruny Island) is that it must be a really beautiful place. This impression was right, for on our tour we discovered such a lot, and our guide, Dr Tonia Cochran, told us about the flora and fauna and history of the island.
Dr Elizabeth StevensonOntario, CANADA
I heard about Inala from my birdwatching travel agent (from Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Although he hadn’t been there himself, he had heard great things about Inala from several birdwatchers who had. We were not disappointed.
Judy KoblentzNew York, USA
Dear Tonia, It seems so long ago and far away that Barbara and I were discovering Tasmania and Bruny Island’s magical specialness. Your homeland has captured my soul and someday will bring me back again.