Australian Fur Seal
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Type: Private Charter.
Interests: Birds, Land Invertebrates, 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.
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
After a relaxed morning continue back to Hobart where your guide will transfer you to the Hobart Airport or accommodation.