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Premier Travel Tasmania

4 Day Private Tour Tasmania Wildlife Encounter

From: $2,923 USD

Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights

Type: Private Charter.

Departs: On Request

Tasmania is a delight for Marsupial lovers! Discover Tasmania's breathtaking eastern region, including Freycinet National Park, Mt Field National Park and the Tasman Peninsula.

  • Take a journey through a mix of expansive ancient temperate rainforests, spectacular coastlines, rugged mountains and wetlands provides a rich array of rare and endemic plants and animals.

  • Encounter Pademelons, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies, Common Wombats and occasionally the Platypus and Echidna.

  • A wide variety of songbirds, bushbirds, shorebirds and seabirds, including the Little Penguin are also highlights.

  • Be left captivated by a cruise spotting Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals and seabirds along the towering 200m dolerite cliffs!

Price per person based on double occupancy, including touring, meals & accommodation based on travelling as 2 passengers. 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 1: Mt Field National Park

    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.

    Guide - Geoff Curry"Within 30 minutes of drive time (from Hobart) we go from a reasonably low altitude up into alpine country and there is a significant change in the habitat and plant life we come across. We see how the trees change in size, starting with the massive giant ash trees and then driving further up to the snow gums, which are quite small. I talk about geology and glaciation, and how the plants and environment interact with each other.”

    Geoff Curry - Guide

    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
    Suggested Luxury Accommodation: Signature Suite Islington Hotel 

  • Day 2: Tasman Peninsula

    Boarding an award winning cruise, guests will explore waterfalls, sea cliffs, archways and deep sea caves that host an abundance of marine wildlife including Australian Fur Seals, migrating Humpback Whales (seasonal) as well as Common and Bottlenose Dolphins.

    As the cruise ventures into the Southern Ocean taking in the historic and famous Tasman Island, pelagic species of sea birds can be spotted including Shy, Wandering and Black-browed Albatross, Short-tailed and Sooty Shearwaters, Australasian Gannets and White-bellied Sea Eagles.

    After lunch, guests will check into accommodation for the night nestled between a beautiful beach and forest. This also provides the opportunity to further explore the Tasman Peninsula in search of wallabies, possums, White-bellied Sea Eagles and Black-faced Cormorants.

    Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge (1 bed cabin), Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Suggested Luxury Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet - with this option, guests will transfer from Hobart straight to the Freycinet area.

  • Day 3: Freycinet, Wineglass Bay & Bicheno

    Upon leaving the Tasman Peninsula, guests will be captivated by a scenic drive passing coastal fishing villages along the stunning east coast, before arriving at the renowned Freycinet Peninsula; with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline. A stop at the internationally significant RAMSAR wetland, Moulting Lagoon, provides the opportunity to observe important breeding grounds for various waterfowl and wetland birds, and a destination for migratory birds.

    An expert guide will lead an interpreted walk to the world famous Wineglass Bay, bound to provide spectacular photo opportunities. In the evening, a night tour offers guests the rare chance to observe Little Penguins, as they make their way from the ocean to their burrows and rookery.

    Accommodation: Beachfront Bicheno (Seaview room), Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Suggested Luxury Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

  • Day 4: Hobart

    After a relaxed morning continue back to Hobart where your guide will transfer you to the Hobart Airport or accommodation.

     

  • Tour details

    Group Size: Maximum of 12 guests
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Hobart
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: Customised depnding on interests
    Languages: Fully guided German, French, Spanish, Portuguese private touring throughout Tasmania.

    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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