Budget Motels for Bird Watching in Tasmania


When you travel to Tasmania for your Bird Watching, Book Direct with Budget Motels and use us as a base for your trip or stay with us along your journey.

South Bruny Island

70 minutes south of Hobart, including ferry trip from Kettering. See all of Tasmania’s endemic species; also Pink Robin, Swift Parrot, Beautiful Firetail, Kelp Gull.

Mount Knocklofty (the Mount Stuart end)

5 minutes from Hobart CBD. Go up Mt Stuart Road to the lookout, and continue up the walking tracks onto Mount Knocklofty. See Pallid Cuckoos, Common and Brush Bronzewings, Striated and Spotted Pardalotes, Grey Goshawks, Forest Ravens, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Lenah Valley track, Mount Wellington

15 minutes from Hobart CBD. Go to Bushy Creek Road, and follow beyond to the Lenah Valley Walking Track. See Pink Robins, Beautiful Firetails in the rainforest, and mountain birds the further up you go.


45 minutes north-west of Hobart. Take the Lyell Highway, then turn left onto the road to Strathgordon. Look for the old neglected farms which adjoin the Mount Field National Park. See many small passerines.

Waterworks Reserve, Hobart

7 minutes south-west of Hobart CBD. Drive south-west along Davey Street, and at the bend, turn left into Romilly Street and then right onto Waterworks Road and drive for another kilometre or so. Look out for the big stone gateposts, where you enter the Reserve. See Yellow-throated, Strong-billed and Black-headed Honeyeaters, Black Currawongs, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos, Grey Fantails, Tasmanian Native-hens and Pink Robins

Source: Birdlife.org.au

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