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Wildlife Region


One third of Tasmania’s land mass is national park and UNESCO world heritage wilderness, providing an extraordinary diverse habitat for an abundance of native wildlife. Tasmania is an archipelago of over 330 islands with landscapes that were shaped by previous ice ages and many of Tasmania's plants and wildlife species are living evidence of the breakup of the super-continent of Gondwana, millions of years ago. 

The state boasts a mix of expansive ancient temperate rainforests, spectacular coastlines, rugged mountains and sparkling highland lakes provide refuge and habitat for a rich array of rare and endemic plants and animals.

This natural wonderland supports a population of mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles, many of which are found only in Tasmania. There are 33 native terrestrial and 41 marine mammals which are known to occur in Tasmania, with the region renowned as a prime spot for marsupials including quolls, bandicoots, bettongs, potoroos, kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons and wombats.

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    Premier Travel Tasmania

    Premier Travel Tasmania has been offering refined encounters with nature across the ‘island state’ for over 20 years. Tasmania is incredibly blessed to have around forty per cent of land protected via national parks and reserves. 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.

    Tasmania has an abundance of native wildlife and together with UNESCO World Heritage Listed Wilderness, rugged mountains, temperate rainforests and pristine...

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