Wilderness & Wildlife Tour
Tasmania has spectacular plants and animals – some are so unique they are not found anywhere else on the planet. This unique day tour from Hobart lets you experience this phenomenon by immersing you within one of our finest national parks, Mt Field, which hosts an impressive waterfall surrounded by lush green rainforest; surreal fresh water lakes; great great grandfather old trees; and mountains with alpine herb fields which are usually splattered with snow. It’s also home to numerous wild animals like devils, wombats, falcons, wallabies and quolls and the mere sight of them sends a rush of excitement through your body.
Travel alongside the Derwent River as it winds away into Mt Field National Park. High quality vegetable and fruit crops are plentiful in this region and are exported all over the world. Hops for our best beers and cherries for Japan are grown here too.
Taste some of the freshest water in the world and keep an eye out for platypus as you approach - they're often found swimming around here.
MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
Be dwarfed by giant ferns as they grow underneath some of the tallest trees in the world (Eucalyptus).
The Quoll is a carnivorous marsupial (ie meat eater) that attacks its prey from above. It quietly ambushes from higher branches, jumps on the back of its prey and grasps and bites with sharp claws and teeth.
TOUCH A KANGAROO
Plenty of warm cuddly animals, colourful birds, camouflaged reptiles and Koalas are found at Bonorong park. Mother Kangaroos with baby Joeys in their pouch are interesting to watch as their baby joeys rumble around inside their pouch. If you're really skilled you can pat the Emu - who's up for the challenge?
TOUCH A KOALA
Australia's most iconic animal is here to see and touch. Feel the softness of the fur and the warmth it generates.
This cuddly little animal digs burrows under the ground with strong claws and protects itself by crushing its predators with its strong skull.
Quite frequently, we'll see parrots flying through the National Park at Mt Field and also at Bonorong. A colourful sight to see and an alarming sound to hear.
The Pink Robin feeds singularly or in pairs, darting out from a perch to snatch at insects, then returning to another perch. It usually takes prey on the ground or from low bushes.
Time: 8-9hrs. Depart Hobart (Hotel) Depart: 8:30am Return: 5:30pm Includes: Tickets to Mt Field National Park, Bonorong park & guided tour Price: $175pp