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Tasmania’s Wildlife Encounter Small Group Tour (5-Days)
Tasmania, Australia’s island state, provides a rare opportunity to encounter unique and endemic wildlife. Renown as a prime area for marsupial spotting, Tasmania is a crucial habitat for many species, including quolls, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and the most famous resident, the Tasmanian Devil. Tasmania provides sanctuary for an abundance of birdlife, including the twelve endemic species, as well as marine mammals and the only two types of egg-laying mammals in the world, echidnas and platypus. Our focus on this small-group tour is to observe wildlife in the wild. It is a soft-adventure tour focusing on wildlife and wilderness but offers a level high level of comfort.
HOBART ARRIVAL – BONORONG NIGHT TOUR
Upon arrival at Hobart airport no later than 3.00 pm, be transferred to your accommodation in the CBD where you have time for a quick refreshment stop. At 04.30 pm, we take you to the first highlight of this tour. Arrive at Bonorong sanctuary where we invite you to a 2.5 hour behind scenes night tour where you have the opportunity to get close to many of Tasmania’s endemic animals and get a lot of information first-hand.
HOBART – MARIA ISLAND – BICHENO
This morning, travel to the seaside village of Triabunna and board a ferry to cross the Mercury Passage to Maria Island. This unique island national park sits just off Tasmania’s east coast. Enjoy a day of peaceful walking amongst historic ruins, across sweeping bays, rugged fossil cliffs and imposing mountains. This island sanctuary provides an opportunity to view its resident wildlife, including Wombats, Cape Barren Geese, Tasmanian Pademelons, Forester Kangaroos and even the Tasmanian Devil in their natural environment. Later this afternoon, continue your journey along Tasmania’s sunny east coast to Bicheno in the Freycinet area
FREYCINET PENINSULA – PENGUINS
After breakfast, travel to Coles Bay and embark on the award-winning 4-hour Wineglass Bay cruise. Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range. Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs. Disembark the vessel in the early afternoon and visit the Friendly Beaches before your guide takes you to your accommodation. The rest of this afternoon is at leisure. At dusk, we invite you to an informative tour on private property to get close to the local colony of fairy penguins nesting and breeding in the dunes.
BICHENO – BAY OF FIRES – LAUNCESTON
Today, continue your journey along the East Coast and visit the stunning orange-lichen covered granite rocks of the Bay of Fires conservation area. Take the opportunity to wander around, explore the whitest sandy beaches and the turquoise waters. We travel on to St. Columba Falls, the highest waterfalls in Tasmania and through lush and green valleys before we arrive in Launceston, the second biggest city in Tasmania.
LAUNCESTON – DEPARTURE
This morning, enjoy a city introduction of Launceston and visit the stunning Cataract Gorge, where the South Esk river forces its way through sheer granite rocks before the tour ends at midday at the Launceston transit centre.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Nov 19 2023||Nov 23 2023||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Dec 03 2023||Dec 07 2023||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Jan 14 2024||Jan 18 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Jan 28 2024||Feb 01 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Feb 11 2024||Feb 15 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Feb 25 2024||Feb 29 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Mar 10 2024||Mar 14 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
|Mar 24 2024||Mar 28 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,759|
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