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Address: 320 Cloudy Bay Road, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6293 1217
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Inala Nature Tours has over 20 years experience in organising specialised...

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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A very special place

We stayed at Inala for three nights in Nairana Cottage which was very comfortable and superbly located, being surrounded by the forest. Our guide, Andrew, was quiet and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wirral
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Inala for three nights in Nairana Cottage which was very comfortable and superbly located, being surrounded by the forest. Our guide, Andrew, was quiet and unassuming, but also highly talented and knowledgeable. He listened carefully to our hoped-for sightings and used his patience and extraordinary field-craft to ensure that we had the best possible chance of success.... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your stay! We hand pick our guides for their specialist knowledge and it is always wonderful to be able to share our little piece of paradise with like-minded guests such as yourselves. Thank-you for your review. More 

Malanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inala accommodation was booked out so we stayed elsewhere and did a 3 hour site tour with Tonia. Absolutely wonderful. It's impossible to be there and experience the property with Tonia's knowledge and passion and not walk away feeling uplifted and a little wiser about nature. Thank you Tonia

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank-you! Accommodation in peak birding season always fills up pretty quickly, but so glad we could share Inala with you, and that you could experience the conservation efforts we are passionate about. More 

Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights in a lovely cabin at Inala. It was truly a wonderful place. Very comfortable and well appointed with lots of little nice touches. We also went on a day and night birding tour with Tonia. Both were a lot of fun. There is a lot to see on the property, as well as all around the... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank-you for your response and glad that you had a great time exploring Inala and Bruny Island! We feel lucky that we are able to share our conservation efforts and Tasmanian flora and fauna with passionate folks like yourselves! More 

Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Last time, we had a great day-tour in the rain. This time, we did both a full day and a night tour. Spectacular. At night we saw the penguins and lots of mammals, including a pottoroo and some quolls. Both not super common and cute. For the full day of birding we hit a lot of different sites and picked... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, and good to know that you weren't put off by the weather! A full day tour is the minimum tour length that we recommend for the chance to see all of Tasmania's endemic bird species, and we're very pleased that things aligned for your visit(s)! In our opinion, the nocturnal critters and native flora are just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

As if Bruny Island isn't beautiful enough, we stayed at Inala and absolutely loved it. The accommodation is first class and Tonia and her friendly staff were fantastic. We were only there one night but would have stayed longer if time permitted. That said, in the space of a day and a half we saw plenty of wildlife, including some... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Hi Greepo - thanks very much for your kind words - we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our natural offerings. We look forward to having you back on Bruny sometime in future! Cheers for now. Richard. More 

Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in April 2016 and had a fantastic experience seeing an complete range of birds and animals. The Nairana Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. It is definitely not a budget destination but it is excellent value and the people are extremely knowledgeable and helpful

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your review! Having only two accommodation cottages on 1,500 acres, plenty of birds and wildlife, and the rest of Bruny Island at your doorstep, we too think that Inala is a special place - and we are happy to share it with you! More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Dr. Tonia Cochran is an authority on the conservation of threatened species. We stayed at her own property, Inala where she works with total dedication to save Tasmanian wildlife. “Inala”, a 500 acre private Land for Wildlife which is home to several threatened species many Tasmanian endemic birds and is the location of one of the largest known colonies of... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thanks! Inala has been hard at work for over 20 years promoting land practices and rehabilitation programmes aimed at improving the habitat for threatened and endangered species, as well as the resident population of wallabies! So glad that you had a great visit with us and enjoyed the natural beauty of Bruny Island as well. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I wanted to treat myself and had always wanted to visit Bruny Island. I certainly made the right decision when I contacted Inala Tours! Their service was great and they could not have been more helpful. I stayed in Nairana Cottage which was fully equipped and very comfortable, surrounded by nature. My daily birding outings with my Guide, Andrew, were... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sally - thanks very much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to share our island and our reserve with you, we look forward to having you back again in future. Richard. More 

Ottawa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed for 3 days at the Nairana Cottage, Inala on South Bruny Island. We had guided birding every day and two of the three nights. This was a wonderful experience. The cabin is very comfortable, clean and quiet. It is well equiped for self catering which is preferable to the three meal option. Our guide, Mark was very well... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank-you frankp94, it was a pleasure to be able to show you Bruny Island and Inala's beauty! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I was umming and aaahing about spending the required amount of money on this tour, and took a long time to decide but I should never have doubted it! Tonia is a true expert on the birds and animals of her large property and is well able to guide you around to find the species that you want to see.... More 

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Inala_Nature_Tours, Manager at Inala Nature Tours, responded to this review

Thank-you dannyka6! We are so glad to hear that the 3-hour walking tour of the Inala property was a highlight of your trip, and hope that the rest of your time in Tasmania was just as special! Inala's tours are all personalised and we do our best before your arrival to work out your target species and use the available... More 

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