Our birding and wildlife extension to our Eastern Australia birding tour takes us to the island of Tasmania in search of several extremely localized endemic species, including Tasmanian Nativehen, Yellow Wattlebird, Green Rosella and Dusky Robin. This Australia birding tour offers an excursion to Bruny Island that will hopefully also provide us with Forty-spotted Pardalote, Black Currawong, Scrubtit and maybe even the nocturnal Tasmanian Devil!

Top Birds

Little Penguin, Musk Duck, Black-faced Cormorant, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Tasmanian Nativehen, Hooded Plover, Banded Lapwing, Pacific Gull, Kelp Gull, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Long-billed Corella, Swift Parrot, Green Rosella, Superb Fairywren, Southern Emu-wren, Forty-spotted and Striated Pardalote, Scrubtit, Tasmanian Thornbill, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Striated Fieldwren, Yellow Wattlebird, Yellow-throated, Strong-billed & Black-headed Honeyeater, Eastern Spinebill, Flame, Scarlet, Pink & Dusky Robin, Black Currawong & Beautiful Firetail

Top Mammals

Duck-billed Platypus, Short-beaked Echidna, Eastern & Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Southern Brown & Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Common Wombat, Little Pygmy & Eastern Pygmy Possum, Common Ringtail Possum, Sugar Glider, Common Brushtail Possum, Southern Bettong, Tasmanian Padamelon & Red-necked Wallaby

Habitats Covered

woodland, wet forest and coastal scrub

Expected Climate

cool in mornings and evenings, warm during the day

Max Group Size

6 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

easy

Accommodation

very comfortable

Ease of Birding

mostly easy

Number of Species Expected

130

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

Angus McNab
EL - Kakadu 2022

We traveled through strangely beautiful and interesting areas and were able to get great birds – almost all the endemics of the area. Angus was good at finding the birds which often involved traveling to very remote and isolated places for 1 or 2 species. I love Australian birds – beautiful, unique, often loud and delightful. The Lake Argyle cruise was fabulous and the Yellow River cruise was a great break from riding in the van and seeing water birds from a distance.

Steve Davidson
MW, Australia 2022

Steve Davidson is a superb guide. He has a vast knowledge of Australian birds, other wildlife, and plants. He has a keen ear and I appreciated that he described what he was hearing. We had challenges in terms of Covid and flooding, and he very responsibly addressed both issues. I truly don't know how he had the stamina to guide, drive the extra miles on detours, and organize the needed diversions from the itinerary.

Erik Forsyth
SH, Australia 2018

Erik Forsyth went above and beyond to give personal attention to each participant. How does he do it? Lack of sleep and a packed itinerary would challenge the best guide, but he seems to always be positive and light-hearted. Cracking dry jokes and comments – loved it!

Angus McNab
TB - Kakadu 2022

It was a fantastic trip. Very satisfying and Angus did a great job : he really showed us the birds and took great care that we had everything we wanted and were able to enjoy our tour.

Erik Forsyth
KH, Australia 2018

Erik Forsyth did a great job, and both his remarkable knowledge and his unflagging good humor were indispensable; I look forward to traveling with him again in the future.

Australia - Tasmania Extension I 2024

06 Oct 2024 - 10 Oct 2024 (5 days)

AUD3,395 - Spaces Available on this guaranteed departure

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): AUD3,395 * USD2,243 * GBP1,767 * EUR2,077

Single Supplement: AUD630 * USD416 * GBP328 * EUR385

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Australia - Tasmania Extension II 2024

17 Oct 2024 - 21 Oct 2024 (5 days)

AUD3,395 - 2 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Steve Davidson

Tour price (Per person): AUD3,395 * USD2,243 * GBP1,767 * EUR2,077

Single Supplement: AUD630 * USD416 * GBP328 * EUR385

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Australia - Tasmania Extension 2025

13 Oct 2025 - 17 Oct 2025 (5 days)

AUD3,495 - 4 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): AUD3,495 * USD2,310 * GBP1,819 * EUR2,138

Single Supplement: AUD690 * USD456 * GBP359 * EUR422

Can be linked with: Australia - East Coast 2025

Australia - Tasmania Extension 2026

12 Oct 2026 - 16 Oct 2026 (5 days)

AUD3,600 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

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Tour Leader: Stuart Elsom

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): AUD3,600 * USD2,379 * GBP1,874 * EUR2,203

Can be linked with: Australia - East Coast 2026

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