Australian Fur Seal
From: $4,288 USD
Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Type: Private Charter.
Departs: On Request
Interests: Birds, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.
Price per person based on double occupancy, including touring, meals & accommodation.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 (9/9/2019) 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.
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 late afternoon and 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)
After breakfast, continue to the internationally acclaimed, UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain Wilderness. Travel through lush rolling farm pasture before reaching the alpine bush of the Cradle Valley.
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, 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 Hotel
On a clear day the rugged grandeur of Cradle mountain is reflected in the tranquil waters of Dove Lake, or you may experience the drama of its craggy peaks through swirling mist. This morning’s activity is a bush walk in the National Park on the Dove Lake Circuit (2.5 hrs), where you will immerse yourself in the beauty of this majestic setting (weather dependant).
Learn about native flora and fauna along the way with highlights including the ballroom forest and lakeside beaches. Enjoy an interpreted bush walk through the National Park among Tasmanian rainforest and the native Pandani, the tallest heath plant in the world.
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel
Depart from Cradle Valley and travel to Mole Creek Karst National Park, for a tour of Marakoopa Cave. Explore this miraculous underground world with its glow worms, large caverns, rim pools and underground streams. Continue to Tasmania’s Central Highlands, also known as “The Heart of Tasmania”.
Immerse yourself into this barren but beautiful and unique landscape. Here in this alpine environment the air is noticeably clear and the silence inspiring. At dusk you will have the chance to join a wildlife evening tour to observe wombats, quolls, Tasmanian Devils, wallabies and possums as they turn the area into a hub of activity.
Accommodation: Thousands Lakes Lodge
Start your day relaxing by the fire or venture out for a walk in the Highlands. The lakes in the area are perfect for wildlife spotting. Perhaps take an electric bike tour to spot platypus, wombats and other Tasmanian animals.
In the evening once again enjoy the peaceful reverie of the fire. As darkness descends watch for activity outside as the nocturnal wildlife come out to a feed.
Accommodation: Thousand Lakes Lodge
This morning leave the Central Highlands and travel south through the Tasmanian midlands. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Quolls and other Australian animals. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning vineyard before your guide will transfer you to Hobart airport for a late afternoon departure.
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.
"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