Nine Grasswren tour – 2 departures

This is one of our most popular tours and in 2018 we’re offering 2 departures to cater for the demand:

  • 1 July 2018 departure – Mt Isa to Mildura – Tour 1 Brochure
  • 1 August 2018 departure – Adelaide to Mt Isa – Tour 2 Brochure
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    This is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, where we search for nine of Australia’s 13 Grasswren species: Striated, Short-tailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Rusty Grasswren. We explore the vast expanses of Mallee scrub in the Vic-SA border region, the scenic Flinders Ranges, travel the entire Birdsville track through the outback, visit the stark country around Boulia-Winton and the rocky ranges around Mt Isa. This trip is a real adventure (yet fully accommodated), taking us through the heart of the outback during the Australian winter season, generally a great time to go birding. During these 12 days we expect to see some 200 species, and besides the Grasswrens we have a good chance of sought-after birds like Red-lored Whistler, Banded and Chestnut-breasted White¬face, Chestnut and Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Gibberbird, Yellow Chat, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch and even the enigmatic Grey Falcon. We’ll drive close to 4000 km and there will also be lots of walking, with early departures and late finishes each day. While we may encounter frosty mornings, during this time of year the weather is generally quite pleasant. Some of the accommodation is in basic rooms without private facilities. However the rewards are some of Australia’s hardest to find, yet most sought-after outback species! This tour has a new itinerary so read on below to whet your appetite!

    Please use the following 2 links to download full tour details and booking information.

    Upcoming Scheduled Departures:

    • AU$5999 per person

      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

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

    • Return-client discount

      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. If your bookings are made within 3 months of each other for tours that take place within the same calendar year, discount applies to the cheaper tour(s). Discounts are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Bellbird Tours Pty Ltd.

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