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About the Inala Nature Reserve

About the Inala Nature Reserve
Inala Nature Reserve - Brad Moriarty

Inala Nature Reserve is home to 95 species of birds, including many endangered species (Forty-spotted Pardalote, Tasmanian subspecies of Wedge-tailed Eagle, White-bellied Sea-eagle, white morph of the Grey Goshawk, and the Swift Parrot). All of the 12 Tasmanian endemic birds live in the habitat of the Inala Nature Reserve.The property is also an important breeding refuge for Swift Parrots.

In 2019 we were delighted to show Australian national treasure, Ernie Dingo, around Inala Nature Reserve and to be a part of his television series 'Going Places with Ernie Dingo'. Watch episode here.

Forty species of native terrestrial orchids, an amazing diversity of plant species, and several species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians also call the Inala Nature Reserve their home.

There are a number of walking tracks throughout the reserve, allowing access to different types of habitat and key wildlife viewing areas. Several hides have been constructed in key viewing areas, including a fully enclosed raptor hide with specialised glass for optimal photography, and a 4m high elevated viewing platform for Forty-spotted Pardalotes.

Approximately 80% of the property is covered in native vegetation, which ranges from tall, wet eucalypt forest with some rainforest species, to wetlands and heathlands. The balance is pasture, which provides habitat for additional native species such as the Tasmanian Native Hen, Swamp Harrier, and Red-necked (Bennett’s) Wallaby. A number of conservation projects, such as tree planting, also provide important wildlife habitat. Of primary importance is preserving and creating habitat for the Forty-spotted Pardalote and Swift Parrot, both of which are endangered. Inala is home to one of the largest known colonies of Forty-spotted Pardalote, one of Tasmania’s most sought-after endemic bird species.

Inala Nature Reserve is also used as a research site for a number of university projects, an educational venue for schools and environmental groups, and the base for Inala's own sustainable nature tourism enterprise.

Please be aware that visits to Inala Nature Reserve can only be undertaken as part of a tour, or by guests staying in Inala's accommodation.  Tours must be booked in advance and we strongly recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  

Tours start from a 3-hr property tour and extend to multi-day tours of Bruny Island, which incorporate time at Inala into the personalised schedule.

The revenue from our tours and accommodation helps to protect this incredible ecosystem and allow all flora and fauna living within it to thrive.  Thank you for your support of both Inala and the Inala Foundation.

Explore the Inala Nature Reserve on Bruny Island

Visitor Centre and Giftshop

Visitor Centre and Giftshop

Come and see our Visitor Centre on Bruny Island - the central hub where all activities are managed. Our friendly staff can assist with your Inala adventure.

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Inala Property tour

Guided Tour of the Inala Nature Reserve

Join us on a 3-hour birding & wildlife tour of the Inala Nature Reserve on Bruny Island with a specialist birding and ecology guide.

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White-bellied Sea Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle - Chris Tzaros

Raptor Photography Hide

The Raptor Photography Hide on Bruny Island offers a truly world class photographic experience.

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Pardalote Platform
Forty-spotted pardalote platform

Pardalote Platform & Bird Watching Hides

Discover the purpose-built Forty-spotted Pardalote platform and birding hides at the Inala Nature Reserve on South Bruny Island.

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Forty-spotted Pardalote - Annette Hatten
Forty-spotted Pardalote - Annette Hatten

Inala Nature Reserve

Discover Bruny Island's Inala Nature Reserve, a 1500 acre conservation-covenanted property with rich, diverse habitat and biodiversity.

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