Magic of the Mallee 4-day tour

Vast areas of semi-arid Australia were once covered in the unique Mallee scrubland. Comprising a number of multi-stemmed Eucalypt species with a varied understorey, much of this habitat has been lost to agriculture. What remains is home to many rare, threatened, specialised and often hard-to-find bird species. Itís a magical environment, where one could spend hours, if not days, exploring the spinifex-covered sand dunes, listening to the wind in the Casuarina (black oak/buloke) woods, watching the sun rise through veils of mist...

The Magic of the Mallee Tour travels through four of our best mallee reserves in search of enigmatic birds such as Malleefowl, Striated Grasswren, Mallee Emu-wren, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Black-eared Miner and Red-lored Whistler. It's a small group tour of like-minded people (max. 8 participants, max. 4 per guide); all-inclusive, fully guided, departing from and returning to Adelaide, SA.

The Magic of the Mallee Tour visits Little Desert, Wyperfeld and Hattah-Kulkyne National Parks in western Victoria and Birdlife Australiaís Gluepot Reserve in South Australia.

Some of the bird species we expect to see include Malleefowl, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Striped and Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Black-eared Miner, Mallee Emu-wren, Striated Grasswren, Shy Heathwren, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Southern Scrubrobin, Red-lored and Gilbert's Whistler and many more...

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  • No scheduled departures

  • Any other time as a private tour

  • Departs from Adelaide, South Australia

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  • Featured birds:

    Expect over 100 species including highly sought-after birds such as:

  • Malleefowl
  • Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
  • Regent Parrot and Yellow Rosella
  • Mulga Parrot and Australian Ringneck
  • Striped and Purple-gaped Honeyeater
  • Mallee Emu-wren
  • Striated Grasswren and Shy Heathwren
  • Black-eared Miner
  • Chestnut Quail-thrush
  • Southern Scrubrobin
  • Red-lored and Gilbert's Whistler
  • Splendid, Variegated, White-winged Fairy-wren
  • White-browed Treecreeper
  • and many more.

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    Cost for tour: AU$2599 per person, including:
    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

    Not included: drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Earlybird discount of $99 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure. A 5% return-client discount applies for eligible clients.

    Min. 2, max. 8 participants. Leader: Peter Waanders.

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    Chestnut Quail-thrush (c) P Waanders. Red-lored Whistler (c) P Waanders Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (c) P Waanders Mallee Emu-wren (c) P Waanders.
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