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Inala Nature Tours

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Inala Nature Tours 320 Cloudy Bay Rd, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150, Australia
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Fantastic day and night trip!

I hugely enjoyed my day and night trip with Inala. My guide, Karen, was hugely knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fabulous cottage

We didn't go on the tour but we stayed at Inala cottage for 4 nights. It is the perfect location... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Inala Nature Tours has over 20 years experience in organising specialised birdwatching, wildlife viewing and natural history tours throughout Australia. Tour length and itineraries are personalised according to the clients' requirements and can be guided or self-guided. We have we work with a network of expert local guides. Inala Nature Tours also offers tours and accommodation on our 600 hectare private nature reserve on Bruny Island in Tasmania. Birds and wildlife abound on the property, which is world-renowned as a birdwatching destination and the location. It offers habitat for all of Tasmania's endemic birds, as well as several other rare and endangered bird and mammal species, including one of the largest remaining colonies of endangered Forty-spotted Pardalotes. All guided tours must be pre-booked and we advise booking well in advance, particularly during spring and summer. A Nature Museum and Jurassic Garden are open to Inala visitors and generally do not require booking but opening hours may vary. The Museum showcases minerals, fossils and shells from around the world, whilst the garden, established in 2013, demonstrates the floristic links that existed between the southern continents, that were united in the Gondwana supercontinent, during the Jurassic period, many millions of years ago. Described as 'living fossils' these incredible plants, having changed little in millions of years, are a window on our distant past.
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Inala Nature Tours 320 Cloudy Bay Rd, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hugely enjoyed my day and night trip with Inala. My guide, Karen, was hugely knowledgable and went out of her way to ensure I had a great trip. The whole ethos of Inala is brilliant and all the staff care passionately about the island...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go on the tour but we stayed at Inala cottage for 4 nights. It is the perfect location. Very quiet, huge expanse of fields and woods to enjoy walks and the birdlife. Our host Tonia is the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable birder we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had outrageous plans to see as many Tasmanian endemic species as possible on a one day trip to Bruny Island and a hosted hike through the private Inala Reserve. The full tour had been recommended by local, Tasmania and Australia birding friends. It was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not have time to do a larger tour, but the $10-per-head visit to the museum and the adjoining 5-acre "Gondwanaland Garden" was fascinating. The museum is a collection of natural objects - minerals, shells and fossils mainly - most of which relate to...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Inala Office Team at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear josaja, Thank you very much for your visit and lovely review of the museum and garden. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We have an enormous amount more fossils that are gradually making their way out onto display including many more...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Inala is a 1500 acre private reserve on South Bruny island. If you don't want a tour or feel like a long hike, don't miss the Gondwana garden and Jurassic museum at the entrance. The museum is a fascinating collection of fossils and some mind...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Inala Office Team at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this lovely review of our garden and museum, we are proud of how well the garden has thrived under Tonia and Bori's tender care. Do come back one day to see the trees as they reach up to touch the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Despite the fact that my husband and I took our 2-month trip to Australia (and to Bruny Island) during the tail end of the Australian summer when birds were petering out and it was hot, our 8 hours on Bruny with our exceptionally knowledgeable guide,...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, and we agree, next time you will have to spend a night or two! One of the benefits of a personalised tour is that we try to find out a bit about you before...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The grounds operated and owned by Inala Nature Tours is beautifully landscaped with native species and a mind for the fauna that roam the grounds. Our guide, Tonia Cochran made us feel at home on our 2 night stay on the grounds in a fully...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank-you for your wonderful review of Inala Nature Tours! Tonia has opened up her home and Inala is now a 1,500 acre private reserve dedicated to habitat restoration and species conservation. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time on the property and that we...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

In late August, we spent two full days at Inala. We stayed at Nairana cottage, which was very comfortable and right in the middle of the reserve. Wallabies were outside our windows in the mornings and when we returned to the cottage after an evening...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank-you for your review, and we're also pleased that you took a leap of faith and put trust in Inala and our guides to deliver for you! Nearly all of the tours run through Inala Nature Tours are personalised, and whilst that can make them...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We spent three wonderful days staying at Inala earlier this year. Although we had read about Inala it was really only on arrival that we could appreciate just how special it is. As soon as we went into the office - with Mark Holdsworth, our...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank-you for leaving such a lovely review and fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time at Inala! Mark is one of our passionate guides and it sounds as though he was a perfect fit for you. It is also really great to receive some...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We spent a week at Niarana cottage and were successful in seeing and photographing 63 different species of bird. Most of these were on Inala grounds. The birds were challenging at times ( especially the 40 spotted pardalote) to photograph. This is not a place...More

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We're so glad that you had a successful time with the birds at Inala, as we agree that sometimes they are easier to see than photograph! Thanks too for the feedback on an accommodation-only stay, we really value this as it helps us provide the...More

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