Inala Nature Tours
Inala Nature Tours offers personalised birdwatching and wildlife tours of Bruny Island and Tasmania. It is based on 'Inala', a 500-acre nature refuge on Bruny Island, which is home to six threatened bird species, all 12 Tasmanian endemic birds, echidnas, and white wallabies. It features Australia's only hide tailor-made for raptor-viewing and a canopy platform that provides close views of the endangered Tasmanian endemic bird, the forty-spotted pardalote. 'Inala' is also a widlife rehabilitation centre. Accommodation is available on the property.
Each tour is personally designed, and may be partially- or fully-guided. Tour packages range from a walking tour at 'Inala', half- and full-day tours of Bruny Island, to longer tours around Tasmania to see a variety of birds in their natural habitats, including the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot, as well as Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, and platypus. Join our night tours on Bruny Island to see penguins, quolls, potoroos, wallabies and possums. We are also licensed travel agents and can book all your travel and accommodation arrangements.
Our guides have detailed knowledge of the Tasmanian flora and fauna. The owner, Dr Tonia Cochran, is a trained botanist, zoologist and specialist birdwatching/wildlife guide with experience in leading tours throughout Australia.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Personalised Wildlife Tours
Experience the natural beauty, tranquillity, and diversity of Tasmania a special part of Australia. Small and personalised wildlife tours of Bruny Island and other Tasmanian destinations guided by a professional biologist. You have a range of options to choose from: from half-day to extended tours of several days in duration. Night tours to view penguins and shearwaters and a variety of our special nocturnal mammals are also available. Bird watching tours and information on wildlife conservation and threatened species are a speciality. Tours of Bruny Island are based on our 600-acre Land for Wildlife property Inala, and there is a choice of two three-bedroom cottages for accommodation during your stay. Almost 90 species of birds (including all 12 endemic Tasmanian species) and 40 species of native orchids are found at Inala. Our tours cater for group sizes ranging from single individuals to six people (four-wheel drive tours in a late model Toyota Landcruiser), although we also regularly cater for larger groups. Prices vary according to your choice of tour. Tours include specialist guiding, transport, national park entry fees, and morning or afternoon teas. Lunch and accommodation is also included where applicable. Price on application.