Half Day Vehicle Tour of Adventure Bay, Beaches and Rainforest

Duration: 
Half day
Overview: 

Travel with your guide to historic and scenically beautiful Adventure Bay, where early European navigators dropped-anchor in the sheltered waters to replenish their water supplies from a stream. Stroll along the beach to see Hooded Plovers, White-bellied Sea-eagles, Kelp and Pacific Gulls and, if you are lucky, Humpback Whales, dolphins, Shy Albatross, and rafts of thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters. 

Visit the site of collection of the first botanical specimens of the genus Eucalyptus, and learn about the ecology of wet eucalypt forest and the relationship between eucalypts and cool temperate rainforest. Visit a cool temperate rainforest to see a variety of endemic Tasmanian plants and Gondwanan relict species such as Myrtle (Nothofagus), Sassafras, Celery-top Pine, Leatherwood, Richea species, and Tasmanian Waratahs with their spectacular bright red blooms in November-December. Stroll along a streamside reserve lined with giant tree-ferns while searching for the elusive Tasmanian endemic small-brown-birds: Scrubtit, Tasmanian Scrubwren and Tasmanian Thornbill, as well as the striking Pink Robin. 

This tour also provides the chance to see some great aerial scenery of the surrounding countryside on a clear day. 

This photo of a Wedge-tailed Eagle by Alfred Schulte was taken at the Inala raptor hide.

Start Location: 
Bruny Island TAS
Australia
Finish location: 
Bruny Island TAS
Australia

Travel with your guide to historic and scenically beautiful Adventure Bay, where early European navigators dropped-anchor in the sheltered waters to replenish their water supplies from a stream. Stroll along the beach to see Hooded Plovers, White-bellied Sea-eagles, Kelp and Pacific Gulls and, if you are lucky, Humpback Whales, dolphins, Shy Albatross, and rafts of thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters. 

Visit the site of collection of the first botanical specimens of the genus Eucalyptus, and learn about the ecology of wet eucalypt forest and the relationship between eucalypts and cool temperate rainforest. Visit a cool temperate rainforest to see a variety of endemic Tasmanian plants and Gondwanan relict species such as Myrtle (Nothofagus), Sassafras, Celery-top Pine, Leatherwood, Richea species, and Tasmanian Waratahs with their spectacular bright red blooms in November-December. Stroll along a streamside reserve lined with giant tree-ferns while searching for the elusive Tasmanian endemic small-brown-birds: Scrubtit, Tasmanian Scrubwren and Tasmanian Thornbill, as well as the striking Pink Robin. 

This tour also provides the chance to see some great aerial scenery of the surrounding countryside on a clear day.