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Bird Watching Tasmania & Wildlife Tour, Australia - 2 Days

Bird Watching Tasmania & Wildlife Tour, Australia

Wildlife and Birding Tour in Tasmania, Australia

This 2-day Bird Watching Tasmania & Wildlife Tour, Australia which is leisurely paced available on request features the birdlife in the northeast corner of the island. Tasmania has twelve endemic bird species and is one of Australia’s best birding destinations as many can be viewed without travelling long distances.

In this Tasmania Bird Watching Tour, Bushie and Ben use their local knowledge when visiting the beautiful flora and fauna rich landscapes of north-east Tasmania to supply specialist birding experiences. The region's coastal heathlands, lush pastures, diverse forests, and waterways are home to numerous bird species. Eleven of Tasmania’s endemic species are known to habitat north-east Tasmania.

During this Bird Watching Tasmania Tour, We visit Mt. William National Park where long white beach strolls are on offer. The coastal scrub in this region is known to be home to over 100 bird species. We visit inland waterways to view the elusive and fascinating platypus, rails, and waders. In our travels around the backroads of north-east Tasmania, there are always roadside discoveries like echidnas and reptiles in the warmer months.

Although the focus of this tour is north-east Tasmania’s birdlife, we take time to relax, enjoy a campfire dinner and hang out with the local forester kangaroo mob. After dark, up to another five species of marsupials will join you or graze close by in this Bird Watching Tasmania Tour.

Your accommodation on your stay in north-east Tasmania is Beulah Heritage Accommodation in Scottsdale. This boutique bed and breakfast has two queens and one twin king single ensuite room. The room configurations allow us to accommodate up to six passengers on tour and utilising two 4WD vehicles and guides.

This Tasmania Birding Tour , can be a short-break fully guided tour away from a self-drive tour of Tasmania. Or maybe a quick visit to fly-in and fly-out for the experience. We are happy to provide or organise pre and post-tour transfers from and to the Launceston Airport.

Bird Watching Tasmania Tour Highlights includes:

  • Landscapes - coastal heathlands, lush pastures, diverse forests, and waterways
  • Mt William National Park – known to have over 100 bird species
  • Eleven of Tasmania’s twelve endemic species are known to habitat north-east Tasmania
  • Campfire dinner with the forester kangaroos and nocturnal wildlife tour
  • Private charter tour which allows flexibility with program options

If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this National Parks and Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Birdwatching Tours Tasmania - Northern Tasmania
Day 1
Day 1 - Birding & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Self-drive to Scottsdale or Pepper Bush transfer from Launceston. Lunch own arrangements. Depart Scottsdale after lunch - 12.00 – 2.00 pm (seasonal) we firstly hunt for the fascinating platypus before exploring an array of forests and bird habitats to discover a variety of forest and woodland birds on the way to the Tyne Valley.

Campfire dinner - with the forester kangaroos as your dinner companions, enjoy the ambience of campfire dining with a 4-course dinner consisting of Tasmanian tasting platter of cheeses and smoked meats followed by wallaby mountain burgers and native spiced salmon with dessert to finish. Settle back and relax with a Tassie beer or wine and watch the sun set and see our field of dreams come alive.

The Wildlife - You will be delighted and enchanted while sitting by the campfire as the wildlife appear at dusk. Forester kangaroos, eastern quolls, Tasmanian pademelons and brush-tail possums feed near the campfire while Bennett’s wallabies and wombats graze close by. At times, platypus, tawny frogmouths, bandicoots, and owls can also be viewed. Return to your accommodation at Scottsdale 7.00-11.00 pm (seasonal). Your nocturnal travels back to Scottsdale may also reveal tawny frogmouths and southern boobooks.

Overnight: Beulah Heritage B&B

Dinner: Campfire dinner on tour

Day 2
Day 2 – Birding at Inland Waterways and Mt William National Park

Depart your accommodation around 9.30 am. A flexible day of Tasmanian birding based on your interests. We can visit inland waterways, coastal reserves, or a variety of forest types.

The Scottsdale region offers a range of bird habitats - great diversity in proximity. We explore waterways, tall forests with undergrowth, open native eucalypt forests, plantations, farmlands and rolling hills. These areas are home to wrens, honeyeaters, robins, whistlers, parrots, thornbills, raptors, waterfowl, waders, fantails and many more. Ten of Tasmania’s twelve endemic species are known in north-east Tasmania.

Birds are abundant in Mt William National Park with honey eaters, wrens, robins, finches, and pardalotes found in the park. It is also home to yellow tailed cockatoos, harriers, white bellied sea eagles and wedge-tail eagles. Like Mt William, the Bridport Wildflower Reserve and surrounding areas are also known to be home to over 100 bird species including endemics, green rosella, yellow wattlebird, and yellow throated honeyeaters.

Overnight: Beulah Heritage B&B

Dinner: In-house at Beulah

Day 3
Day 3 – Departure

After breakfast - self-drive or Pepper Bush Adventures arranged departure

Wildlife species expected to see:

Birds and wildlife viewed are reliant on how much time is allocated to a particular species. Below are species that are known to habitat our tour destinations in north-east Tasmania.

Day 1 & 2 – Roadside discoveries
Platypus, short-beaked echidna, emu, Cape Barron goose & reptiles in the summer months

Day 1 – Pepper Bush wildlife venue
Forester kangaroos, bare-nosed wombats, Tasmanian pademelons, Bennett’s wallabies, brushtail possums, eastern quoll; Tasmanian native hens and forest birds; After dark birds – tawny frogmouth, southern boobook

Day 1 & 2 – Birds in north-east forests and coastal scrubland areas
Brown quail, wedge-tailed and white bellied sea eagles; swamp harriers, brown and grey goshawks; sulphur-crested cockatoo and yellow-tailed black cockatoo; spotted and straited pardalote; black-headed, crescent and new holland honeyeaters; spotted quail-thrush, olive and golden whistlers; grey currawong; skylark, Richard’s pipit, beautiful firetail, robins and finches; silvereyes and bassian thrush
Endemics: Tasmanian native hen, green rosella, dusky robin, Tasmanian thornbill, scrubtit, Tasmanian scrubwren, yellow wattlebird, yellow-throated honey eater, strong-billed honeyeater, black currawong,

Day 2 – Inland local waterways
Platypus – numerous species of waterfowl, herons, egrets, coots, cormorants, and black swans; Australasian and hoary-headed grebes; purple swamp hens and Tasmanian native hens

Day 2 – Mount William National Park marsupials & seaside birds
Bennett’s wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons, wombats, gulls, and Australian pelicans; terns & oystercatchers

What is included?

  • Accommodation – boutique bed and breakfast
  • WIFI at B&B only
  • All lunches and dinners and beverages while on tour
  • Private air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and knowledgeable guide
  • Park entry fees
  • Local taxes
  • Airport transfer fees
  • Activities as specified on the itinerary

What is not included?

  • Transfers to and from airports and from and to Launceston can be provided at extra $
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, phone calls etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre- & post trip accommodation
  • Flights
  • Laundry
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary and "what is included"

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What are the group sizes?

Generally, our group sizes are 2 to 6 people private charter groups. On request we can take larger groups

What sort of vehicles do you use?

We use comfortable 4WD vehicles, mostly Toyota Prado vehicles

What sort of accommodation can we expect?

We use a boutique bed and breakfast, Beulah Heritage Accommodation in Scottsdale

Is there any flexibility in pricing for budget travellers?

For more budget conscious travellers, programs can be shortened to reduce prices. Or please enquire if there are any discounts on offer – standby or off-season

What distances are travelled on this tour?

Our base at Scottsdale in the heart of north-east Tasmania is well situated. There are 60-minute journeys to most of the sites that we visit. But a 2-hour travel distance to Trowunna Wildlife Park

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

Some dietary requirements are catered for e.g., vegetarian, gluten free etc. But they must be advised at the time of booking

Do you have programs for families or take children on tour?

Programs can be adapted for families. But due to the long days and nocturnal tours, we prefer children to be 5 years and over

Is there a limit of luggage that I can bring?

In a group of 3 people or more, there is a luggage limit of 1 large and 1 small item

What clothing should I bring?

Tasmania’s weather can be unpredictable, so it is best to come prepared for all seasons

Payment and cancellation

We do not take a deposit, but full payment is required 30 days prior to the tour departure date. Cancellation within 30 days of the tour departure date results in 100% cancellation fee

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

2 Days

Price & Availability

AUD1,350 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Group Discount Available
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This tour is operated by: Pepper Bush Adventures
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Tour Facts

  • North-east Tasmania
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 2 to 6 pax
  • 2 days
  • Sep to April
  • 15+ years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English
  • Launceston Airport
  • Launceston Airport