Tas­ma­nian Wildlife Sa­fari

Ex­pe­ri­ence a true Tas­ma­nian ad­ven­ture with an in­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence of the is­land’s wild places and rare crea­tures.

The Wildiaries Experience Travel Brochure - - Contents -

On board the beau­ti­fully re­stored Dan­ish tall ship Yukon, cruise the tran­quil wa­ters of the Huon River and ex­plore the river’s es­tu­ar­ies by hand-crafted row­ing boat. Sit at the foot of the high­est sea cliffs in the South­ern Hemi­sphere in­clud­ing the spec­tac­u­lar do­lerite cliffs at Cape Pil­lar on board a cus­tom de­signed eco-cruis­ing boat. Mar­vel at the tow­er­ing sea stacks, glide in and out of sea caves as you see hun­dreds of seals, thou­sands of seabirds and pods of dol­phins. Visit the breath­tak­ing Tahune Air­walk and meet the is­land’s wildlife icon, the Tas­ma­nian Devil, and other in­hab­i­tants in­clud­ing the Eastern Quoll, Tas­ma­nian Pademelon and Ben­nett’s Wal­la­bies.

High­lights:

See wild Tas­ma­nian Devils Walk in the beau­ti­ful pris­tine Tarkine for­est Stay the night on a tall ship and sail the calm wa­ters of the Huon River See Port Arthur and take a trip around Tas­man Is­land with Pen­ni­cott Jour­neys

Itin­er­ary:

Day 1 Ar­rive Launce­s­ton, pick up your hire car and drive to Moun­tain Val­ley, a se­cluded pri­vate na­ture re­serve with chalets on the Leven River. That evening set­tle in and watch Platy­pus and Pademel­ons, then Tas­ma­nia Devils, Spot-tailed Quolls and Eastern Quolls af­ter dark.

Day 2 Re­lax or walk on the pri­vate na­ture re­serve and take a trip to Leven Falls. Overnight, an­other chance to watch for wild an­i­mals.

Day 3-4 Af­ter breakfast, drive to the Tarkine where you will be guided into the for­est to dine in the Long Room and sleep in tented ac­com­mo­da­tion un­der the trees. Each day, our guides will take you on com­fort­able walks to stun­ning wa­ter­falls and amaz­ing views.

Day 5 Af­ter breakfast, you’ll drive to Ho­bart, stop­ping just north to visit Bonorong Sanc­tu­ary, a renowned wildlife hos­pi­tal, then con­tinue to your ac­com­mo­da­tion in Sala­manca where you can spend the evening din­ing and ex­plor­ing the beau­ti­ful Ge­or­gian and Vic­to­rian wa­ter­front.

Day 6-7 Drive 40 min­utes to Franklin, the epi­cen­tre of Tas­ma­nia’s wooden boat his­tory and home to the fa­mous Yukon tall ship. Af­ter lunch, you’ll sail the Yukon on the calm wa­ters of the Huon, dine lo­cally and spend the night on­board at the wharf. The fol­low­ing morn­ing af­ter breakfast, you’ll be given a tour of the Wooden Boat Cen­tre then row ac­com­pa­nied in hand built clinker dinghies through the Egg Is­land Canal, Aus­tralia’s old­est man-made canal. In the af­ter­noon, you’ll drive to the Tahune Air­walk via Geeve­ston (where you can stop and watch the lo­cal Platy­pus) be­fore re­turn­ing to Ho­bart.

Day 8 A day tour with award-win­ning Pen­ni­cott Jour­neys will take you to his­toric Port Arthur, Aus­tralia’s most no­to­ri­ous pe­nal colony, and a cruise around Tas­man Is­land with its stun­ning sea cliffs and abun­dant wildlife.

Day 9 A leisurely breakfast be­fore de­part­ing Ho­bart.

Greg Irons and Todd Walsh in­tro­duce us to their per­sonal fas­ci­na­tion for Tas­ma­nia’s weird and won­der­ful crea­tures.

See their films at the link be­low, left

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