Raptor Photography Hide

Inala Raptor Photography Hide - Bruny Island - Tasmania - Chris Morecroft
Inala Raptor Photography Hide - Bruny Island - Tasmania - Chris Morecroft
Location: 
320 Cloudy Bay Road
Bruny Island TAS
Australia

The Inala Raptor Photography Hide is a truly world class photographic experience.
Developed and constructed under consultancy with environmental scientists, builders, glass manufacturers and several leading professional photographers; everything has been carefully designed to optimise your experience with minimal impact on our visiting raptors.  Conservation and the well-being of wildlife and plants on the Inala property is always our highest priority.

Many years of planning and significant expenditure has resulted in this innovative hide with precisional positioning and all of the features for the comfort of our valued clients and precious visiting raptors.

Please watch this short video and see below for all the features, costs and answers to questions you may have

The facilities in the raptor photography hide:

  • Fully enclosed walkway and purpose built hide ( Allowing you to access and exit the hide without disturbing the birds  and allowing you to leave and return from the hide if necessary)
  • The pinnacle of glass technology. This premium grade photography glass is found only in some of the top birding photography hides in Europe.   The interior provides crystal clear viewing to the outside with minimised glare and reflection for the photographer while the special exterior lining reduces the ability for the raptor to see inside the hide whilst also lowering the chance of bird strike and risk of injury to birds.
  • Dark internal floor and walls to minimise reflection.
  • Room for you to set up your own tripod ( Angled wall to allow tripod legs to fit under the window )
  • Positioned to face South for best light/reduced shadows at all times of day.
  • The hide has plenty of space for your equipment and includes seating, desk, bench, power points, wifi and heating for your comfort while enjoying this wonderfully unique experience.
  • Watch this short video showing the Inala Raptor Photography Hide and all its facilities.

The birds you might see from the hide:
The birdlife at Inala is world famous and we have an incredible selection of raptors living and breeding nearby. Depending on the time of year, you may see:

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
  • Wedge Tailed Eagles
  • Grey Goshawk ( White Morph) 
  • Brown Goshawk
  • Brown Falcon
  • Swamp Harrier

Here is the link to the live google doc that gives you the latest raptor sightings.

Whilst raptors are a focus, there are also many small birds flying by and feeding in the open field.  We have also installed a unique custom-made mossy table at eye level outside the hide where small birds are also frequently seen, Including Superb Fairy-wren, Flame Robin, Scarlet Robin, Dusky Robin, Green Rosella, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, and Beautiful Firetail.

Cost of booking:
$150 per 2 hour time-slot for on-site guests
( An on-site guest is someone who is staying at least one night at one of the three Inala cottages, click here to see details and availability of the Inala accommodation )

$200 per 2 hour time-slot for walk-in Inala guests.

If you are a commercial operator (run tour groups, film crews, professional photographers etc) please contact us for our commercial rates.

  • Cost is for the use of hide facilities for 2 hours for 1-4 people. Maximum of 4 people in the hide during the 2 hour time slot.
  • Time-slots can be further extended on the day if there are no other conflicting bookings, please discuss this with the office staff on your arrival.
  • When you book your chosen time in the hide, we cannot guarantee to have the birds performing for you and we can only hope your timeslot coincides with some amazing bird activity.

Process of booking:

Please email us or use the contact page and let us know: 
1) Which date/s you would like to book the hide
2) Which time-slot/s you would like to book the hide ( earliest possible time 6.30am ) use the live sighting spreadsheet to help you decide.
3) If you would like us to book you any accommodation, meals or tours during your stay.

We shall then send you a confirmation of your booking and an invoice which can be paid by card or bank transfer.
We look forward to meeting you at Inala and sharing this very special place with you.

Very best wishes,
The Inala team

 

Need directions? See our how to find us page.

Need directions? See our how to find us page.