Home > Tours> Tasmania Birding Tour, Australia

Tasmania Birding Tour, Australia - 3 Days

Tasmania Birding Tour, Australia

Tasmanian Birdwatching Tour, Australia

This 3-day Tasmania Birding Tour, Australia which is moderately paced available on request features the landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife in the northeast corner of the island.

Although the focus of days two and three of this tour is north-east Tasmania’s birdlife, on day one, we visit the alpine peaks of Ben Lomond National Park. 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 at the campfire or graze close by in this Tasmania birding tour.

This Tasmania birding tour will take you to Tasmania which has twelve endemic bird species and is one of Australia’s best birding destinations as many can be viewed without travelling long distances. Bushie and Ben use their local knowledge when visiting the beautiful flora and fauna-rich landscapes of northeast 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 Tasmania birding 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.

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 in this Tasmania birding tour.

This Tasmania birding tour can be a short-break fully guided tour away from a longer self-drive tour of Tasmania. Or maybe a quick visit from mainland Australia 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 or Launceston city.

Tasmania birding tour Highlights include:

  • Ben Lomond National Park – spectacular Tolkien landscape
  • Landscapes - coastal heathlands, lush pastures, diverse forests, and waterways
  • Mt William National Park and Bridport coastal area – known to have over 100 bird species
  • 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 Tasmania Wildlife 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 – Birdwatching – Forest, Woodland & Coastal

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. Eleven of Tasmania’s twelve endemic species are known to habitat 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 Coastal 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 – Birding – Inland Waterways & Coastal

Depart your accommodation around 9.00 am. Another flexible day of Tasmanian birding based on your interests. We can visit inland waterways on the outskirts of Scottsdale to view the local rail and wader species.

From Scottsdale we travel to the coastal town of Bridport to see what the regions local beachside scrub can offer. This area is known to be habitat to over one hundred bird species.

Overnight: Beulah Heritage B&B

Dinner: In-house at Beulah

Day 4
Day 4 – 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, migratory species
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?

  • Pre and post tour transfers from and to Launceston Airport/Launceston City at extra $
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, phone calls etc.
  • Mobile/cell phone reception may not be available in some tour areas
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre- & post trip accommodation
  • Flights
  • Laundry
  • Anything that is not mention in the itinerary and "what is included"

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published.

I certify that this Wildlife Review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion of this tour. I understand that Blue Sky Wildlife has a zero-tolerance policy on fake reviews.

  • Please check the reCaptcha before review submission.

Thank you for posting a Wildlife Review. It will appear live after Blue Sky Wildlife approves it.

Please fill all the fields.

What are the group sizes?

Generally, our group sizes are 2 to 6 people. Larger groups on request

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.

3 Days

Price & Availability

AUD1,950 / per person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Refer to Group Discount Terms
This tour is operated by: Pepper Bush Adventures
4.83 based on 5 reviews

Quick Enquiry Form

Operator Review Summary

4.83 Based on 5 reviews

Tour Facts

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