Six Grasswren Tour

Now in our 12th year, the 6 Grasswren tour continues to be one of our most popular outback birding tours. This is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, during which we search for half of all of Australia’s current Grasswren species. This fast-paced trip is not for the faint-hearted, with lots of walking in sometimes difficult terrain, early departures and late finishes each day, while covering over 2500 km in 7 days. We may encounter harsh outback conditions such as extreme heat, frosty mornings, torrential rain or dust-storms. The accommodation is in basic rooms often with no private facilities. However the rewards are some of Australia’s hardest to find, yet most sought-after species: Grey, Striated, Short-tailed, Thick-billed, Western and Eyrean Grasswren. We will travel through exceptionally remote areas including the 1,000,000 ha of Bookmark Biosphere eucalypt mallee scrub (including Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve), spectacular rock formations on the edge of the outback in the Flinders Ranges, white and red sand dunes of the vast Strzelecki desert, endless stony ‘gibber’ plains and the Bulloo river overflow. In addition to the Grasswrens, time will also be spent searching for other good species such as Bourke’s Parrot, Red-lored Whistler, Black-eared Miner, chats, Honeyeaters including Pied and Grey-fronted; Banded and Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Chestnut and Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Gibberbird and more. Some years we see Letter-winged Kites and Flock Bronzewings on this tour – their presence depends on preceding rainfall. You’’ll be sure to return home from this trip with an impressive list of outback birds!

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Pricing
  • AU$3899 per person
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    Included:
    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Not included:
    drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

  • $99 Earlybird discount
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    Earlybird discount of $99 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure.

  • Return-client discount
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    Book a tour within 12 months of your last tour and receive 4% off your second tour, 6% off your third tour, 8% off your fourth tour and 10% off your 5th tour.

Departures
  • 10 October 2017
  • Any other time for a private tour
  • Starts from Adelaide, SA
  • Finishes at Adelaide, SA
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