Great Southern Tour 2023 – 13 Days
31 October 2023 - 14 November 2023
This exciting tour specifically concentrates on the many specialties of the southern regions of Australia, parts of the outback and the great inland rivers. An optional extension to Tasmania is available. During the main tour we are likely to find over 250 species and experience an amazing variety of landscapes and habitats, including outback mountains and deserts, vast expanses of eucalypt scrubland at Birds Australia’s Gluepot Reserve, wetlands and rivers including Australia’s greatest river, the Murray, spectacular coastal areas including the famous Great Ocean Road and tall, dense eucalypt forests.
The trip includes some of Australia’s hardest to find, yet most sought-after species, including grasswrens, Plains-wanderer, Superb Lyrebird, Satin Bowerbird, whistlers, quail-thrushes, many parrots including Regent and Superb, 4 species of Fairy-wren, many raptors and waterbirds, Malleefowl and much, much more. This tour strikes a perfect balance between maximising the species count and the number of days on the road plus the option to continue on to Tasmania or join the pre-tour extension to Kangaroo Island. Mammals also won’t be forgotten with Koala, Wombat, 5 spp of macropod including the endangered Yellow-footed Rockwallaby, Echidna and other species possible. Join us on this tour which is now in its 14th season!