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Premier Travel Tasmania

1 Day Birdwatching Mt Field National Park

From: $510 USD

Duration: Day Tour - Tasmania

Type: Private Charter.

Departs: Daily

Interests: Birds.

Mount Field National Park is the oldest in Tasmania and one of the most diverse. You will have the opportunity to try and spot 11 out of the 12 Tasmanian endemic species.

  • Highlights include the Tasmanian Native Hen, Scrubtit, Yellow Wattlebird, Black Currawong and Tasmanian Thornbill across this park featuring amazing plant diversity; from lush Eucalyptus temperate rainforest to alpine moorland.

  • These forests date back over 60 million years, when Australia was attached to Antarctica, Africa, South America and New Zealand as part of the Gondwana supercontinent.

  • Other highlights include the Pandani Grove walk around Lake Dobson, the three-tier Russell Falls and the vivid Autumn colours of Fagus tree, Australia's only cold climate, deciduous tree.

  • Encounters with Tasmanian Pademelons, Bennett's Wallabies and Platypus are regular delights for visitors, with occasional sightings of the gorgeous Pink Robin.

Price per person including touring and lunch based on two people travelling. Single supplements apply. Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/4/2022) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*

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.

Itinerary

Tour day-by-day

  • Day Tour

    Travellers will be met by an expert local guide in Hobart, before venturing into Mount Field National Park, the oldest National Park in Tasmania. Guests will be mesmerised by the lush forest landscapes with expert interpretation provided along the rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees; an opportunity to see some of the largest and majestic trees in the world.

    This cool temperate rainforest allows guests the opportunity to search for almost all of the Tasmanian endemic bird species (11 out of 12) including the Scrubtit, Black Currawong, Black-headed & Strong-billed Honeyeater, Tasmanian Thornbill and Dusky Robin. After lunch you will have an opportunity to observe Platypus in the wild.

  • Tour details

    Group Size: Maximum of 12 guests
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Hobart
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: Customised depending on interests
    Inclusions: Full day private guided tour, transport in well-appointed vehicle, entry to Sanctuary, lunch and National Parks pass.

    How you'll be making a positive impact

    We have aligned our sustainability vision with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
     
    E-WEB-Goal-15Citizen Science with Premier Travel Tasmania

    Premier Travel Tasmania contributes observations of flora & fauna via iNaturalist, the world’s leading global social biodiversity network. This platform allows our team to create research-quality citizen science data that enables a more detailed picture of our national biodiversity, and assists bodies such as the CSIRO, ecologists and other decision makers to deliver better outcomes for the environment and our species.

    Our guides record observations with iNaturalist Australia by using the iNaturalist app on mobile phones or desktop computers. An observation records an encounter with an individual organism at a particular time and location on Kangaroo Island. We require photos to be attached to observations for them to become research grade and added to the Atlas of Living Australia.

    This is where you can greatly assist us in capturing images out in the field! Although we make broader observations that we think are valuable to the local scientific community, we have identified the following species to track when we are exploring Tasmania by vehicle or on foot.

    Key species we're looking out for include:

    • Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle
    • Eastern Quoll
    • Spotted-tailed Quoll
    • Tasmanian Devil
    • Platypus
    • Common Wombat (mange-effected)
    • Forty-spotted Pardalote
    • Swift Parrot
    • Hooded Plover
    E-WEB-Goal-15Wildlife Rescue Training in Tasmania

    All guides at Premier Travel Tasmania undertake Wildlife Rescue Training, given the high incidence of road collisions with native wildlife across Tasmania. Bonorong Wildlife Rescue provides training for guides covering wildlife rescue and transport procedures, to provide the best chance to save injured or orphaned wildlife that may be spotted when out touring on Tasmanian roads.

    Premier Travel Tasmania is also a founding partner of Friends of Bonorong, assisting in fundraising for the immediate care of wildlife in need and the ongoing protection of Tasmanian species. Guests travelling on shared wildlife departures contribute to this effort, with a portion of the tour cost going towards the Bonorong medical facility and education of guests with a behind the scenes night tour of their facility.

    E-WEB-Goal-17Developing Partnerships To Meet Sustainability Goals

    Premier Travel Tasmania has developed partnerships with key environmental organisations in Tasmania, including Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, Friends of Bonorong, Wombat Rescue Tasmania, Devils@Cradle and Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Program. Friends of Bonorong, Devils@Cradle and Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Program are all supported financially via touring experiences provided by Premier Travel Tasmania.

     

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