Australian Fur Seal
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Type: Private Charter.
Departs: On Request
Interests: Birds, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.
This journey focusses on Tasmania's breathtaking eastern region, including Freycinet National Park, Mt Field National Park and the Tasman Peninsula. A mix of expansive ancient temperate rainforests, spectacular coastlines, rugged mountains and wetlands provide habitat for a rich array of rare and endemic plants and animals.
Tasmania is a delight for Marsupial lovers, with opportunities to spot Pademelons, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies, Common Wombats, Tasmanian Bettongs along with the two famous monotremes; Platypus and Short-beaked Echidna. A wide variety of songbirds, bushbirds, shorebirds and seabirds, including the Little Penguin are also highlights. Guests will be captivated by a cruise spotting Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals and seabirds along the towering 200m dolerite cliffs.
About Premier Travel Tasmania: Premier Travel Tasmania has been offering refined encounters with nature across the ‘island state’ for over 20 years. The company’s promise to share the diverse flora & fauna, pristine wilderness, rich heritage, gourmet food & wine and local characters, inextricably connects guests to what is quintessentially Tasmania. At the core of the company’s ethos is to preserve Tasmania’s endemic wildlife and their natural habitats, with major contributions provided towards saving the Tasmania Devil from habitat loss and disease.
Guests will be met by their expert local guide before venturing into Mount Field National Park, the oldest National Park in Tasmania. The landscapes are diverse, ranging from lush eucalyptus temperate rainforests to alpine moorland. Guides will provide interpretation along the rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees, some of the tallest trees in the world.
This cool temperate rainforest allows guests the opportunity to search for some of Tasmanians 12 endemic bird species including Scrubtit, Black Currawong and Tasmanian Thornbill. After lunch, there an opportunity to observe the unique duck bill and webbed feet of Platypus in the wild. This semiaquatic, egg-laying monotreme is endemic to eastern Australia including Tasmania and is a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia.
Accommodation: Hobart Grand Chancellor (Harbour view room), Meals: Lunch
Suggested Luxury Accommodation: Signature Suite Islington Hotel
Boarding an award winning cruise, guests will explore waterfalls, sea cliffs, archways and deep sea caves that host an abundance of marine wildlife including Australian Fur Seals, migrating Humpback Whales (seasonal) as well as Common and Bottlenose Dolphins.
As the cruise ventures into the Southern Ocean taking in the historic and famous Tasman Island, pelagic species of sea birds can be spotted including Shy, Wandering and Black-browed Albatross, Short-tailed and Sooty Shearwaters, Australasian Gannets and White-bellied Sea Eagles.
After lunch, guests will check into accommodation for the night nestled between a beautiful beach and forest. This also provides the opportunity to further explore the Tasman Peninsula in search of wallabies, possums, White-bellied Sea Eagles and Black-faced Cormorants.
Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge (1 bed cabin), Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Suggested Luxury Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet - with this option, guests will transfer from Hobart straight to the Freycinet area.
Upon leaving the Tasman Peninsula, guests will be captivated by a scenic drive passing coastal fishing villages along the stunning east coast, before arriving at the renowned Freycinet Peninsula; with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline. A stop at the internationally significant RAMSAR wetland, Moulting Lagoon, provides the opportunity to observe important breeding grounds for various waterfowl and wetland birds, and a destination for migratory birds.
An expert guide will lead an interpreted walk to the world famous Wineglass Bay, bound to provide spectacular photo opportunities. In the evening, a night tour offers guests the rare chance to observe Little Penguins, as they make their way from the ocean to their burrows and rookery.
Accommodation: Beachfront Bicheno (Seaview room), Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Suggested Luxury Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
After a relaxed morning continue back to Hobart where your guide will transfer you to the Hobart Airport or accommodation.
Private Tour Pricing: Price Available on Request.
Group Size: Maximum of 12 guests
Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Hobart
Pick-up and Drop-off Time: Customised depnding on interests
Languages: Fully guided German, French, Spanish, Portuguese private touring throughout Tasmania.
The 4 day private tour is not available to be booked online. Please contact our friendly team via our enquiry form - there are some essential details to help us provide the best options for you including group size, interests and accommodation. We will be in touch via your preferred contact method.
"I spent four days in Tasmania with the world's best travel guide: Deb Read. She MADE my trip to Australia. The two of us spent many hours together and she was so easy to be with, both socially and intellectually, that I felt like I had a new best friend by the end. Her love of her work was obvious. Although she had taken people on my trips many times, she spent each night reviewing the history, the stories, and the recent updates for any site we visited. Her curiosity, love of learning and wanting to share her country far exceeded my expectations. I would go back to PTT again in a heartbeat." - 14spot, Boston
"Our guide, John, was extremely well informed and a friendly and congenial companion. He took us to wonderful places and engaged in lively conversation about flora, fauna, and the state of the world. He was flexible to meet all our needs. All accommodations were excellent. The tour involved some energetic walking and hiking. The company delivered what was promised on its website and was easy to work with....we thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would have liked to spend even more time." - viajeracuandopueda, Oregon
"Using Hobart as a base, my husband and I spent two wonderful days with Karin Beaumont, one of the best guides we encountered in our month long trip through Australia. Not only is she intelligent and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Australia, but she is a good listener and perceptive.....we hadn't planned on returning since Tasmania is a long ways away from North Carolina, but we've talking about it ever since. And if we do, we want a five day trip around Tasmania with Karin." - mid214, North Carolina
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