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Participants must be members of Bird Observation and Conservation Australia.

Next Trip planning for 2012: at this stage please contact Jon Hosford for details.

Approximate cost $1700pp


February 2008                               See here for a slideshow of the trip.

Dates February 15 to March 2nd 2008

Approximate cost $1200 per person ( these prices were applicable in 2008. Future tours will definitely be considerably dearer. Approximate costing for 2011 would be $ 1700.

This tagalong allowed members to join the benefits of local knowledge and adventure through discovery without the expense of having a paid guide during the whole experience.

We travelled Tasmania from North to south, east to west over 14 days and shared the best weather Tasmania had to offer as well as some that was not so good.

We explored National Parks, State Reserves and places few people visit. We explored the coast and had the opportunity to experience some of the more rugged coastline on offshore cruise options.

I engaged the skills of local guides where appropriate to give this group an unforgettable experience of Tasmania’s wildlife and natural environment. John Bowden, Alan Fletcher, Tonia Cochrane and other local specialists were recruited to assist. It was more than a birding trip. We had 18 participants in this trip.

Download the itinerary and map here. Participants were requiredto make personal bookings for transport to Tasmania on the evening of February 15th and return on the evening of March 1st. All other bookings were arranged by me once numbers are definite.

Be adventurous. Come and NSW Parks with us.

Tasalong is open to enquiry from members of BOCA. If there are sufficient members wanting to undertake this tour I shall consider running it again in 2011.

Tasmania's National Parks:

The links below will take you to maps and further information on the areas we plan to visit. As these links are mainly out of this site,use your back button to return to the NSW Parks page.

Cataract Gorge Launceston

Freycinet National Park

Douglas -Apsley National Park

Maria Island National Park

Weilangta Forest Map

Map of Peter Murrell's Conservation Area

Bruny Island ( A visit by Jon & Marg Hosford in 2006)


Captain James Cook Caravan Park

Bruny Island Charters - Coastal Eco Tour

Lake St Clair- Cynthia Bay

Gordon River World Heritage Cruise

Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park

Tasmanian Arboretum

Tasmanian Bird Species Record Form .pdf