Birding Specific Accommodation
Our guests have a choice of a lovely three bedroom cottage (Inala Cottage) or a one bedroom spa unit (Nairana Cottage). The cottages are nestled in tall eucalypt forest at the foot of the verdant South Bruny Ranges. The cottages have TV, DVD, broadband internet access, microwave oven, washing machine, clothes dryer, gas heating and electric blankets. They also have fully-equipped kitchens for self-catering, although meals can also be arranged on request. There are a number of walking tracks throughout the sanctuary accessing key habitats for birds and wildlife.
Our guests are encouraged to explore INALA during their visit and a complimentary bird list and map of the property are provided. In addition to the 12 endemic birds a further 90 species are found at INALA; 150 species have been recorded on Bruny Island. 80% of the sanctuary is native vegetation and we are committed to preserving and creating habitat for the Forty-spotted Pardalote and Swift Parrot, both endangered species. INALA is home to one of the largest known colonies of Forty-spotted Pardalote, and an important breeding area for the Swift Parrot and Grey Goshawk and these species, together with a large number of other birds are very likely to be found around your cottages. The best way to see the birds and wildlife on offer is to enjoy a guided tour of the property and/or Bruny Island.
Contact: Dr. Tonia Cochran
"Inala", 320 Cloudy Bay Road
Bruny Island TAS AUST 7150
Phone: (03) 6293 1217 (ISD +61 3 6293 1217)
Fax: (03) 6293 1082 (ISD +61 3 6293 1082)
Licensed travel agent: TAS 149; TIDS 96-8 2885 2
Enjoy year round comfort in our architect designed and purpose built waterfront B & B on Great Oyster Bay. All rooms have sea views, en suites, comfortable pillow topped beds and big fluffy towels. We serve great breakfasts using Tasmanian produce. Any other meals are available by arrangement, including packed lunches for those planning an all day walk.
In the guest sitting room you'll find a comprehensive nature library, field guides and viewing scope. It's also a comfortable place to chat with your fellow guests over a cup of coffee and home made biscuits. The guest deck is the perfect spot to watch the sunset whilst enjoying a glass of local wine and oysters fresh from the bay, or perhaps a barbecue meal.
Sheoaks is only 200 metres down a cliff path to a beach where hooded plovers nest. Freycinet National Park and Moulting Lagoon Ramsar Site are nearby. Qualified visitor assistance is provided. For more birding information, including our own Freycinet Peninsula bird list, go to our website www.sheoaks.com and click on For Birders. We are not experts but are learning all the time and are happy to share our local knowledge.
We also manage a number of well equipped self- catering houses in the same street - ideal for longer stays. For information go to our website above and click on Self Catering.
As we update our own website, tariffs are always current.
Margaret and Alan Morgan
Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays & 'Private Nature Reserve' a special place set with a perpetual conservation covenant to protect the natural habitat. With just five log cabins catering for couples and families. The cabins are fully self contained / catering but we can also provide all meals on request.
Mountain Valley has a bird list available. Be welcomed by the resident family of Tasmanian Native Hens being proud parents they love to show off their offspring to our guests. Colourful blue wrens and robins, Beautiful Firetail and Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo in all their mixture of colours, just to name a few. 11 of the 12 Tasmanian endemic birds can be seen along with some of the threatened species such as the Grey (white) Goshawk and Wedge -tailed Eagle.
Our 'Private Nature Reserve' registered with the government is a wet mixed forest containing the endangered Eucalyptus viminalis, Limestone Karst systems and is also home to a number of threatened species from invertebrates to birds and mammals such as the Spotted Tail Quoll and Tasmanian Devil.
Guests can participate in evening platypus tours, Glow worm grotto and forest habitat / bird tours. In the evening guests can experience their own individual wildlife experience outside their cabin where they will be visited by wallabies, possums, quolls and the Tasmanian devil.
& Private Nature Reserve
Ph: 03 64291394
Fax: 03 64291229
Web page: www.mountainvalley.com.au
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Beachside Retreat West Inlet is situated on West Inlet Farm, a 'Land for Wildlife' and beef cattle property in the far north west of Tasmania. Here guests are accommodated in four luxury, environmentally designed cabins overlooking a secluded beach and a 3 B/R lodge adjacent to the farm homestead.
Bordered by West Inlet and Bass Strait, the tidal inlet is home to many shore birds such as the plover, cormorant, oystercatcher, tern, curlew, gannet, teal and sandpiper. Other birds include the godwit, grebe, snipe, stint, ruddy turnstone, whimbrel and white breasted sea eagle.
A ramped, wheelchair-accessible, bird watching deck is situated overlooking the inlet.
The land birds which inhabit the dry sclerophyll forest and fenced shelter belts on the farm include wrens, fantails, flycatcher, frogmouth, chat, cuckoo, finch, honeyeater, cockatoo, martin, pipit and many more. Hunting over the open grasslands can be seen goshawk, falcon, harrier and wedge-tail eagle and running for cover are the nervous gallinules, the Tasmanian native and eastern swamp hens. A full list of over 80 bird species is provided to keen bird watchers.
Marsupials include antechinus, bandicoot, Tasmanian devil, dunnart, various possum, quoll and wallaby. The lesser long-eared and large forest bats inhabit the forest. Australian fur seals and fairy penguins are close by. West Inlet is a notorious whale stranding area with many sperm and Southern Right whales buried along the foreshore.
The property owners, Chris and Janette Bishop, have been recipients of several Natural Heritage Grants, which include the excavation of a new wetland for the preservation of the rare striped marsh frog and the fencing of shelter belts to provide wildlife corridors.
Recent funding from Greening Australia has provided assistance for wallaby proofing the pastures and is noe complete.
4WD tours, in a 5 seater Mercedes Benz
4WD, are offered to Rocky Cape National Park and the Tarkine Wilderness,
with photographic and bird watching opportunities. Helicopter flights
from the property helipad provide superb viewing of the coastline and
The owners are committed to the preservation of the environment and their objectives are to leave the property in a better state of health than when purchased in 1977.
For additional details please see the website.
Beachside Retreat West Inlet
253 Stanley Highway
Stanley Tasmania 7331
Phone: 03 64581350
Mobile: 0409 407 094
Birds Australia / Birds
Birding in Tasmania
Dr. Tonia Cochran
is the owner and principle guide of Inala Nature Tours, a birding and
wildlife tour company based on Bruny Island, Tasmania, home to all of
Tasmania's endemic species. Tonia is a qualified biologist and birder
with many years of field experience as a guide and tour leader and has
led tours throughout Australia. She moved to Tasmania from Melbourne in
1988 to live at "Inala" a 500 acre Land for Wildlife sanctuary and internationally
renowned birding hotspot on Bruny Island. Inala is also the base of her
travel agency and tour operation and is an excellent place to bird - all
of Tasmania's endemics can be seen on Inala! Tonia is heavily involved
with the conservation of threatened species, and is committed to promoting
a tourism industry that is ecologically sustainable and educational, this
ethos underpins the programs offered at Inala Nature Tours.
Dr. Tonia Cochran
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Contact: Dr. Tonia
Cochran "Inala", 320 Cloudy Bay Road
Phone: (03) 6293 1217
(ISD +61 3 6293 1217)
Fax: (03) 6293 1082 (ISD +61 3 6293 1082)
Services Pty Ltd
Tour leader, Philip
Maher, is interested in all aspects of natural history.
Sicklebill Safaris arranges bird and wildlife orientated tours throughout Australia. We specialise in customised private tours for individuals and small groups either with our experienced guides or will help you set up your own self guided tours through our tour arranging service. We regularly visit most of the major birding areas in Australia including the Eastern Seaboard, The Northern Territory, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the desert and mallee regions of the south.
Please visit our
for further information and feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
We are happy to make suggestions and work with you to set up the best
tour possible for your interests and budget.
WILD WATCH AUSTRALIA with experienced
professional naturalist, Jonathan Munro.
Bird Tours Australia
We are based in the Hunter Valley (on the east coast of New South Wales, 2 hours from Sydney International Airport) though are able to arrange extended tours that take in the many unique birding areas around Australia, including the Top End, South-west WA, Queensland Wet Tropics, the arid interior and Tasmania. These are just examples of places we can take you – please tell us what you wish to see and we will customise an itinerary to suit you at very competitive prices.
With over 330 endemic species of birds, Australia is a country not be missed for seeing unique birds found nowhere else on Earth. Indeed, Australia is considered a world ‘hotspot’ of endemism, not only in terms of birds, but in biodiversity in general (for example Australia ranks as the country with the most endemic reptiles and mammals and second in terms of birds – only Indonesia ranks higher).
Keep in mind that we are not restricted to just birdwatching tours - we are able to show you many unique facets of the Australian environment. Please take a look around our website and feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
New South Wales * Northern Territory * Queensland * South Australia * Tasmania * Victoria * Western Australia
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