Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Home to all of Tasmania’s endemic bird species, Bruny Island is a special place and it is no mistake that Tonia Cochran, Inala’s founder, ended up living on this idyllic island at the bottom of the world…she says of Bruny…

“when I first visited Bruny in 1984 as a biologist, I was amazed at its spectacular beauty, natural diversity and the abundance of its wildlife- particularly the birds. I was drawn back to the island over the next few years and every time I visited I felt that I had come home, even though I was born in the suburbs of Melbourne and lived there for the first 26 years of my life. Inala became my permanent home in 1988. After all this time I am as firmly entrenched as ever, and I feel very privileged to be able to live and work in such an amazing environment. I invite you to share this piece of paradise…”

Bruny Island is situated about 40km (approximately 40 minutes’ drive) south of Hobart, and is separated from the Tasmanian mainland by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Bruny Island is a microcosm of Tasmania, most habitats found in the island are state represented here. Its extraordinary diversity allows us to design itineraries to suit a variety of guests interests, be it birding (150 species, including all 12 Tasmanian endemic species can be found on the island), wildlife viewing, photography or discovering the amazing variety of plants that can be found here. Some of our international guests come to Australia specifically to visit Bruny, they stay a few weeks and then return home only to return a few years later. Bruny is like that, it is magical.

Tasmania, 21-29 November 2015

Tasmania, 21-29 November 2015

Inala’s Tasmania Special and Endemic Birds Tour is the perfect experience for those wanting to see all of Tasmania’s twelve endemic birds and the islands specials which include the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and Swift Parrot. We will also search for the iconic Platypus and Tasmanian Devil and enjoy a rewarding pelagic birding experience in the rich waters off southern Tasmania Group size: 6-12 participants (2 leaders for group size over 8 people). Please contact the Inala office for a detailed itinerary and price for this...

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Tasmania, 11-19 February 2015

Tasmania, 11-19 February 2015

Only two spots left! Special and Endemic Birds and Mammals Tour 11 – 19 February 2015 with Pelagic Birding Extension 19 – 22 February 2015. Inala’s Tasmania Special and Endemic Birds and Mammals Tour is the perfect experience for those wanting to see all of Tasmania’s twelve endemic birds and the islands specials which include the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and Swift Parrot. We will also search for the iconic Platypus and Tasmanian Devil.  Optional extra is the chance to enjoy a rewarding pelagic birding experience in the...

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Personalised, Australia-wide, nature-based tours

Personalised, Australia-wide, nature-based tours

Tailor made for individuals, groups and agents to suit your interests and travel dates. Inala may have some wonderful scheduled tours coming up but if you are looking for something more personable and flexible or to fit travel dates or a specific budget, the Inala team also enjoy creating more Personalised Tours that can be tailor-made for individuals or...

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Walking Tour of Inala

Walking Tour of Inala

A wonderful opportunity to see some rare and threatened flora and fauna (estimated duration: 3 hours). “Inala” is a 500 acre private Land for Wildlife property which is home to a variety of threatened species and all 12 Tasmanian endemic birds. Inala is also a centre for conservation research and education, and the location of one of the largest known colonies of Forty-spotted Pardalote, an endangered bird that is only found in Tasmania (and of which half of the total population is found on Bruny Island). Learn of the conservation...

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Evening Tour of Bruny Island

Evening Tour of Bruny Island

Only available for guests who are staying on the island overnight (estimated duration: 3 hours) Visit a Little Penguin and Short-tailed Shearwater rookery to view these birds returning to their burrows from the ocean after dusk. Penguins can be viewed all year round, but Shearwaters are only present between September and April. We will then visit other areas where we will have the opportunity to view some of Bruny’s other nocturnal wildlife e.g. Tasmanian Pademelons and Eastern Quolls which are now only found in Tasmania, and Bennett’s...

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Half-day Vehicle Tour of Bruny’s Wild Coastline

Half-day Vehicle Tour of Bruny’s Wild Coastline

Experience the spectacularly rugged southern coastline of Bruny and observe the magnificence of the Southern Ocean in all its splendour (next stop Antarctica…). This includes a visit to Cape Bruny, the location of Australia’s second oldest lighthouse for the chance of seeing some spectacular coastal formations, some interesting vegetation types including coastal heath lands, and the chance of seeing a Short-beaked Echidna (one of our egg laying mammals) in the wild. There will also be an opportunity to visit Cloudy Bay beach. See a range of...

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Half-day Vehicle Tour of Adventure Bay, Beaches and Rainforest

Half-day Vehicle Tour of Adventure Bay, Beaches and Rainforest

Travel to historic and scenically beautiful Adventure Bay, where you will visit the site of collection of the first Eucalyptus specimens in Australia and stroll along a streamside reserve lined with giant tree ferns. There is also a chance to visit a cool temperate rainforest where a variety of endemic Tasmanian plants and Gondwana relict species occur. Enjoy a nature walk through temperate rainforest trees, including Myrtle (Nothofagus), Sassafras, Celery-top Pine and Leatherwood. Search for the elusive and rare endemic Scrubtit, Pink Robin,...

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Full Day Tour of Bruny Island

Full Day Tour of Bruny Island

The day tour provides a broad overview of Bruny Island with the chance to visit a number of different locations and habitats. This will include a visit to historic and scenically beautiful Adventure Bay to see beautiful beaches and cool temperate rainforests containing some Gondwana species and Tasmanian endemic flora. You will also visit Cape Bruny, which offers spectacular views of the rugged coastline and Southern Ocean (next stop Antarctica!), and Inala, a 500 acre private Land for Wildlife property which is home to a variety of...

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Day and Night Tour of Bruny Island with Overnight Stay

Day and Night Tour of Bruny Island with Overnight Stay

Day 1: This morning you will visit Inala, a 500 acre private Land for Wildlife property which is home to a variety of threatened species and all the Tasmanian endemic birds (see also walking tour of Inala). Inala is also a centre for conservation research and education, and the location of one of the largest known colonies of Forty-spotted Pardalote, an endangered bird that is only found in Tasmania (and of which half of the total population is found on Bruny Island). Learn of the conservation efforts to protect these species and their...

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Two Day/Two Night Tour of Bruny Island

Two Day/Two Night Tour of Bruny Island

Day 1: This morning you will visit Inala, a 500 acre private Land for Wildlife property which is home to a variety of threatened species and all the Tasmanian endemic birds (see also walking tour of Inala). Inala is also a centre for conservation research and education, and the location of one of the largest known colonies of Forty-spotted Pardalote, an endangered bird that is only found in Tasmania (and of which half of the total population is found on Bruny Island). Learn of the conservation efforts to protect these species and their...

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