Wildlife of Tasmania
Entering the Tasmanian rainforest is like stepping back in time. Gentle green light filters through the canopy, casting dappled shade on a world older than the dinosaurs
get to know the unique species that call this island home
The tranquil trees of the Tasmanian rainforest form a habitat like no other. Cool and dark, they’re quite unlike the sweltering, vine-tangled knots of foliage found in other parts of the world. More ancient than the eucalypt forests of the Australian mainland, these ecosystems date back millions of years.
Myrtle beech trees up to 400 years old form a lacy canopy that turns rose-gold as new leaves emerge each spring. Thousand-year-old Huon pines stretch towards the clouds, and leatherwoods send sprays of scent into the air as they bloom. Home to more than just the famous Tasmanian devil, these wildernesses provide refuge for animals that survive nowhere else on Earth.