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Tasmania

Tasmania Tours

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. 

When touring Tasmania, visitors will experience an amazing blend 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. Small group tours across Tasmania provide access to 12 endemic bird species, 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.

Tasmanian Tour Highlights

  • One third of Tasmania is National Park with numerous UNESCO World Heritage areas.
  • Magnificent alpine landscapes, dominated by dolerite with cracking resulting in spectacular mountains and cliffs, including Mt Wellington, peaks across Ben Lomond National Park and the world famous Cradle Mountain.
  • Australia's largest area of cool temperate rainforest are found across Tasmania. Wet eucalypt forests are found mostly in the south, west and northwest of the island with tall eucalypts up to 90m high grow.
  • Granites intruded the east coast of Tasmania around 400 million years ago, with some spectacular outcrops visible including the Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula.
  • Tasmanian tours are ideal to see multiple marsupials including quolls, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, wallabies, platypus and wombats.
  • Rich marine offerings including Australian Fur Seals, Little Penguins, cormorants and albatross.

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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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    The Maria Island Walk

    Maria Island National Park lies just a few kilometres off Tasmania’s east coast, easily accessible from Hobart.  It’s spectacular landscapes, combined with a rich concentration of wildlife, has contributed to its nickname as ’Tasmania’s Noah’s Ark’.

    It wasn’t until Ian and Bronwyn Johnstone developed their dream to start The Maria Island Walk in 2002, that the island was showcased to a new band of travellers that valued natural wildlife encounters in remote and tranquil settings, combined with...

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