★ Exclusive Tour!

Wild Tasmania

April 15 - 19 2023 (3x spaces left!)

Come and experience the wonder of Tasmania!

Summary:

Tasmania is vast, magnificent, and wild – an island state that plays host to extraordinarily unique wildlife, outstanding natural beauty, and endless wildlife watching & photographic opportunity.

Come and join Treeswift Wildlife & Nature as we travel across this striking piece of Australia on a 5-day / 4-night tour featuring some of the most unique wildlife watching the planet has to offer. Departing from Launceston and finishing in Hobart, we’ll travel in a comfortable 12-seater vehicle visiting a variety of the state’s top wildlife watching locations experiencing everything from the towering coastal cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula, the wild magnificence of the open ocean off Eaglehawk Neck, the rugged central highlands of Central Tasmania, the pristine alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain, endless snow-capped mountains, and the cool temperate broadleaf rainforest of Mt Wellington.

Highlight experiences will include 2x nights at a private wildlife watching ecolodge where Tasmanian Devil and Spot-tailed Quoll will visit our cabins, a full-day private pelagic tour from Eaglehawk Neck for rare seabirds, whales and dolphins, 3x nights of spotlighting for rare/endemic mammals and owls with thermal imaging equipment, visits to Tasmania’s top national parks and wild spaces, and a target list featuring all endemic birds and mammals and other Tasmanian specialities (see lists below).

Our trip will commence at dawn on Saturday 15th April in Launceston and finish on Wednesday 19th April in Hobart in the early evening. 

Trip Details & Inclusions:

  • A full-day Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic for seabirds & cetaceans
  • All accommodation included (single supplement also available)
  • 2x nights at private ecolodge
  • 3x nights spotlighting with thermal imaging and redlights included
  • Travel in a small 5-7 private group
  • No big tour buses and large groups
  • Unbelievable photography opportunities
  • 2x expert guides / professional photographers
  • Access to private reserves & national park fees included
  • All field equipment included (scopes, spotlights, field guides, etc)
  • Wildlife Watching Ethics: all animals/habitats treated with respect and low disturbance
  • Post-processing assistance and software help for photographers
  • Checklists & trip reports provided at the end of the trip
  • First Aid & Covid-Safe experience
  • A moderate level of fitness required (walking each day, though slow paced for wildlife)

Key Target Species:

Birds:
All endemic Tasmanian birds (Tasmanian Nativehen, Green Rosella, Dusky Robin, Tasmanian Thornbill, Scrubtit, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Yellow Wattlebird, Yellow-throated Honeyeater, Black-headed Honeyeater, Strong-billed Honeyeater, Black Currawong, Forty-spotted Pardalote), Pink Robin, Olive Whistler, Lewin’s Rail, Shy Albatross, Royal Albatross, Wandering Albatross, Antipodean Albatross, Buller’s Albatross, Cape Petrel, Soft-plumaged Petrel, Providence Petrel, Common Diving Petrel, Grey-backed Storm Petrel, Little Penguin, Beautiful Firetail, Blue-winged Parrot, Flame Robin, Southern Emu-wren, Double-banded Plover, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australian Masked Owl, Tasmanian Boobook, Cape Barren Goose, Hooded Plover, Eastern Ground Parrot, Grey Goshawk, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, and more.

Mammals:
Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Spot-tailed Quoll, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Platypus, Common Wombat, Tasmanian Bettong, Little Pygmy Possum, Long-nosed Potoroo, Bennett’s Wallaby, Forester Kangaroo, Eastern Pygmy Possum, Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin, New Zealand Fur Seal, Brown Fur Seal, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Common Brushtail Possum, Long-tailed Mouse, Swamp Rat, Broad-toothed Rat, Rakali, and more.

Locations & Itinerary:

Day 1: Launceston, Narawntapu National Park, Cradle Mountain, Loongana
Day 2: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park & Northern Tasmania
Day 3: Hobart Region, Mount Field National Park, Waterworks Reserve
Day 4: Mount Wellington, Tasman Peninsula
Day 5: Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic

Wild Tasmania: 2023

Prices:

* Please note, the single supplement only applies to nights 3 & 4. The first two nights we stay in group cabins to watch for Spot-tailed Quoll & Tasmanian Devil 

Tasmanian Devil
Green Rosella
Eastern Quoll
Yellow-throated Honeyeater
Shy Albatross