takayna BioBlitz

BioBlitz depends on the knowledge and enthusiasm of the participating experts - scientists, naturalists and enthusiasts alike.  If you are a willing expert that would like to volunteer as a survey leader please email [email protected]

What is a BioBlitz?

We are heading back into takayna for our seventh annual BioBlitz. 

takayna BioBlitz is a festival of science in nature, held in one of the world’s last truly wild places. This event brings together scientists, experts, naturalists and members of the public for a weekend of environmental scientific discovery.

The main goals of BioBlitz 2021 are to survey the biological diversity of the threatened ecosystems of takayna to assist in our campaign to have takayna protected as a World Heritage listed National Park. The data collected will be uploaded to iNaturalist and become part of the Natural Values Atlas, an authoritative, comprehensive information source of Tasmania's natural values.

This year we will conduct field surveys in the southeast of takayna, sites covering a variety of ecosystems including the button grass moorlands, alpine grasslands, eucalyptus forests, rainforests and rivers.

Our central base camp in Waratah will provide facilities to share discoveries, identify and collate specimens, database entry and a chance to listen to the survey leaders discuss their field of expertise.

Science is a central component of the Bob Brown Foundation campaign for long-lasting and secure protection of takayna, including improving our understanding of the biodiversity of the region.


Where is BioBlitz 2021?

BioBlitz headquarters will be at the Waratah Men’s Shed in Waratah Tasmania.

At the headquarters, we will be hosting breakfast and dinners and there will be evening talks. A data analysis area will be set up for you to engage with the survey leaders and other participants.

Each day we will travel to our survey sites using minibuses and car-pooling. Some sites have been picked to be inclusive of accessibility, however, all sites require a level of mobility.


When is Bioblitz 2021?

takayna BioBlitz will be held from the morning of Friday, 19th November to the morning of Sunday, 21st of November.

Arrival at base camp in Waratah, on Thursday 18th November is advised if you would like to join the Friday morning surveys.



1 day: $60
2 days: $120
3 days: $180

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

1 day: $150
2 days: $300
3 days: $450


Tickets include participation in various field surveys, camping and full vegan catering.

BioBlitz t-shirts will be available for a pre-order purchase when booking your ticket.





Unpowered camping spots are provided free of charge at the Waratah Men’s Shed.

Bring your own tent, vehicle or caravan to sleep in.

Bob Brown Foundation does not provide tents or campervans.

The venue has basic showers and toilets (change rooms).

If you would like your own accommodation, there is limited accommodation available in Waratah.

Distances to nearby towns:

Waratah to Tullah 48.6km (35min)
Waratah to Burnie 61.8km (47min)
Waratah to Cradle Mountain accommodation 52.5km (40min)


takayna BioBlitz is generously supported by 





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  • Marilyne Crestias
    commented 2021-08-30 15:26:29 +1000
    Hello, what’s your refund policy around COVID? I’m keen to attend, but may not be able to depending on COVID restrictions at the time (based in Melbourne). thanks
  • Tasman Lawrie
    commented 2021-05-03 14:50:27 +1000
    when is next bio blitz i wanna help 3 days any time….
  • Manderlee Anstice
    published this page in Events 2018-09-26 17:07:47 +1000