Our Tasmanian Wildlife Tour is dedicated to showcasing Tasmania’s abundant native wildlife, this came about as a result of my work in Victoria over the winter months taking mainly international visitors on day tours to the rural, coastal and wild areas of Victoria. The one common denominator that nearly all the guests had on my bus was wanting to see native wildlife. This was my first-time conducting tours outside Tasmania where we seem to take the abundance of our wildlife for granted. What I did not realise was how accessible Tasmanian wildlife is in comparison with many national parks and wild places in Victoria. Regretfully only a very small percentage of international visitors come to Tasmania. This is an attempt to strongly encourage these visitors to cross that relatively small ribbon of water called Bass Strait and see and experience what I consider to be the jewel in the crown of Australia. Tasmania: “where wildlife finds you”.
Scenic beauty and Wildlife
Whilst this tour is focused on showcasing our wildlife as a bonus you will also see the beauty of northern Tasmania, experiencing historic buildings, almost English like rural landscape, exotic plants and trees, rolling farmland, native forests and beautiful seascapes.
Rather than lots of text on this web page, there are pictures, many taken at the places we will visit of the animals and other wildlife you will see. In many cases you will not only see but get the opportunity to touch and make friends and even hand feed (with appropriate food) many of these animals.
Length of this tour
This is a very long tour (14 to 15 hours, depending on time of the year) and you need to be prepared for a late evening return to Launceston. Allowance has been made to give you plenty of opportunity to buy lunch. An hour has been allowed from approximately 6.30pm for dinner prior to our last wildlife attraction of the day. For the budget conscious you are welcome to bring your own lunch and perhaps a picnic type dinner which you can enjoy next to the sea or on a beach close to our last venue. Once you have booked, we will send you the full itinerary, however if you look at the photos this will show what you will see, but the photos are not necessarily in chronological order of our itinerary.
Special Features of this tour.
- Mystery venue for afternoon tea.
- Fully guided by your driver/guide and specialized guides at two major attractions.
- All guests will receive a free unique Tasmanian souvenir.
- Tour duration, almost 14+ hours.
- Free drop you off at your accommodation on return to Launceston.
- Free on board snacks and hot or cold water.
- Air Conditioned Bus.
What’s included in the cost:
- All entrance fees to attractions listed in itinerary
- Experienced and very friendly guides
- On board snacks and hot and cold water
- A small unique Tasmanian souvenir
What is not included:
- Lunch and evening meal at your own expense.
- Any other snacks or drink you buy (other than what we provide)
Departure Days: Any day subject to availability.
Departure Time from Launceston: We commence picking up guests at 8.15 am from your selected location – see the booking form.
Return time to Launceston:
This is will be very late evening as the penguin tour cannot commence until just prior to darkness, in early October you can expect to be back by approximately 10.00pm. In December it will be after 11.30pm.
Price structure for this tour:
Tour minimum number is three participants, however, if you book well in advance you can book as an individual or two people. If we fail to get sufficient participants within 24 hours before your tour you will receive a full refund of your deposit or any money paid.
- 3 – 6 participants $220.00 each
- 7 – 10 participants $190.00 each
- 10 + participants $ 170.00 each