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Premier Travel Tasmania

6 Day Tasmanian Devil Encounter Private

From: $3,300 USD

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Type: Private Charter.

Departs: On Request

Covering over one million hectares, the Tasmanian wilderness constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world, officially recognised through a number of UNESCO World Heritage Listed areas.

  • This immersive wildlife adventure takes you across an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats including lush valleys, glacial lakes, spectacular rivers and ancient rainforests.

  • Kangaroos, wombats, quolls, Platypus, wombats and bird flourish here, but it is the island’s most famous resident, the Tasmanian Devil, that is a highlight for many.

  • Superb private guides will enrich your understanding of the island’s natural offerings, with their ability to track and identify a broad range of mammal, reptile, bird species and flora.

Price per person based on double occupancy, including touring, meals & accommodation travelling as 4 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: Launceston, Hawley Beach & Narawntapu

    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)

  • Day 2: Cradle Mountain National Park

    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

  • Day 3: Cradle Mountain National Park

    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

  • Day 4: Mole Creek & Central Highlands

    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

  • Day 5: Tasmania's Central Highlands

    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

  • Day 6: Bonorong, Richmond & Hobart

    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.

     

  • Tour details

    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.

    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-04Red-filtered Flashlights for our Nocturnal Beauties

    White torches or spotlights can significantly disturb our marsupials, due to the greater sensitivity of their pupils to light compared with humans. Premier Travel Tasmania use and share with guests the importance of using red-filtered spotlights.

    Although spotlighting is a fantastic means of revealing some of Australia’s most endearing creatures, white torches or spotlights can significantly disturb our marsupials, due to the greater sensitivity of their pupils to light compared with humans. High-powered spotlights effect the ability for pupils to function properly for extended periods of time, leaving them blinded temporarily.

    For this reason, we share with guests the importance of using red-filtered spotlights along with prohibiting flash photography. 

    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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