Australian Fur Seal
Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Type: Private Charter.
Departs: On Request
Interests: Birds, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.
Covering over one million hectares, the Tasmanian wilderness constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world, officially recognised through a number of UNESCO World Heritage Listed areas. This immersive wildlife adventure takes travellers across an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats including lush valleys, glacial lakes, spectacular rivers and ancient rainforests.
Kangaroos, wombats, quolls, Platypus, wombats and bird flourish here, but it is the island’s most famous resident, the Tasmanian Devil, that is a highlight for many. Superb private guides will enrich guest’s understanding of the island’s natural offerings, with their ability to track and identify a broad range of mammal, reptile, bird species and flora.
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 our local guide at midday in Launceston and start their Tasmania adventure with a scenic drive to the gorgeous seaside town of Hawley Beach. In the evening experience a wildlife spotlighting expedition in Narawntapu National Park, home to an abundance of species such as Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Common Wombats, Red-necked Wallabies, Tasmanian Pademelons, Eastern and Spotted-tailed Quolls. With a bit of luck and a lot of patience, the group may also be rewarded with a glimpse of the island’s most iconic resident, the Tasmanian Devil.
Accommodation: Hawley House B&B, Loft Stable (or similar), Meals: Dinner
Today guests will discover their rustic accommodation hidden amongst the mountains, on a private nature reserve. The property is a registered ‘Land for wildlife’ and provides habitat to many native marsupials and an abundance of birds. The group will have the opportunity to visit the valleys’ cave and glow-worm grotto, visit Leven Cannon, or take a walk in the rainforest. Your guide will explain the local flora and fauna and search with you for foraging platypus at the nearby river. After dark enjoy wallabies and possums visiting your cabin veranda and possibly even a Tasmanian Devil - a truly unique and unforgettable wildlife experience.
Accommodation: Mountain Valley Wilderness Cabin, Loongana, Meals: Breakfast /Dinner
After a relaxed morning the group will depart for the internationally acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain Wilderness. Begin to unwind to the harmonic sounds found only in this true wilderness. Along the way you may see birdlife species such as Forest Ravens, Currawongs and Wedge-tailed Eagles. In late afternoon experience Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary to gain insights about the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial and witness a feeding of this unique species.
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Mountain, Pencil Pine Cabin Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
Today guests will be mesmerised by the beautiful alpine landscapes of Cradle Mountain, where in many places, dolerite cracked into vertical columns has resulted in spectacular sculpted mountains and cliffs. Guides will provide interpretation along the amazing vistas. Magical forests of Pandani (the tallest heath plant in the world), Sassafras, King Billy Pines and the deciduous Beech can be seen adjacent to spectacular glacial lakes. Guests will commonly spot birds such as Forest Ravens, Black Currawongs and Wedge-tailed Eagles whilst Echidnas, Platypus, Spotted-tailed Quoll and the Eastern Quoll can also sometimes be seen. In late afternoon the group will visit Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary to gain insights about the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial and witness a feeding of this unique species.
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Mountain, Pencil Pine Cabin Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Upon leaving Cradle Mountain the group will venture into Tasmania’s Central Highlands also known as “The Heart of Tasmania”. In this rugged alpine wilderness guests will take in the barren but beautiful and unique landscape where the air is noticeably clear and the silence inspiring. On dusk guests will have the chance to observe wombats, quolls, Tasmanian Devils, wallabies and possums as they turn the highland plateau into a hub of activity.
Accommodation: Thousand Lakes Lodge, Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
After a relaxed morning taking in the alpine sunrise, guests travel south from the Highlands through Tasmania’s midlands. The group will continue the journey back to Hobart via the charming historic township of Richmond.
Private Tour Pricing: Price Available on Request.
Group Size: Maximum of 12 guests
Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Pick-up from Launceston Transit Centre, Drop off in Hobart
Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 12pm on day one, Day 6 finishes at approximately 3pm.
Languages: Fully guided German, French, Spanish, Portuguese private touring throughout Tasmania.
The 6 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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