Tasmanian Wilderness Tours
Pepper Bush Adventures is a small family-run Australian nature-based tour company delivering sensational Tasmanian wilderness tours in the remote areas of north east Tasmania. The team from Pepper Bush Adventures believes that nowhere else in Australia is there such a concentration of unique wildlife, spectacular landscapes, pristine beaches and wilderness as there is in the north-east corner of Tasmania.
Pepper Bush Adventures operate with the essential ingredients of wildlife viewing, wilderness areas, food and wine experiences. Tasmanian wilderness tours visit the majestic alpine peaks on Ben Lomond National Park, the remote pristine beaches of Mt William National Park and the ancient forests of north east Tasmania. They have two unique nocturnal wildlife viewing venues for their Quoll Patrol and Canopy Capers tours which are packaged with superb camp fire dining and a local B&B to offer private and exclusive multiday wilderness tour options.
Tasmania is rightly called the “Jewel in the Crown” of Australia when referring to its mammals. Many species of mammals, once widely dispersed throughout southern Australia, have either disappeared or are sadly reduced to small numbers. The endemic eastern quoll, bettong and pademelon species are very much a focus for the Pepper Bush Adventures team along with the platypus, echidna, forester kangaroo, wombat, Bennett’s wallaby, brushtail and ringtail possums. Pepper Bush Adventures consider Tasmania to be the best place in Australia to see the most native animals in their natural habitat – guaranteed six species without leaving the Quoll Patrol camp fire
Tasmania has rich bird fauna, including twelve species which are endemic to the state. The north east of Tasmania can claim home to around 10 of the endemic species and over 100 other species.
Pepper Bush Adventures operate with Tasmanian Tourism and Transport Accreditation which ensures that all insurances and licences are in place. Team Pepper Bush’s fondness and appreciation for wildlife and natural areas guarantees all Tasmanian wilderness tours are conducted in a sustainable and respectful manner.
Bushies Wildlife Get-about
Bushies Quoll Patrol with Canopy Capers
Tasmanian Bush Magic
Bushies Feathers, Fur & Forests
Quoll Patrol with Waterfalls & Wilderness
Pepper Bush Adventures Other Wildlife
Other species can be viewed depending on the time required and season. The Pepper Bush wildlife guides also see eastern barred bandicoots, southern brown bandicoots, spotted tailed quolls and the Tasmanian devil.
The Pepper Bush guides also see many species of raptors, nocturnal, waterfowl, coastal, inland and woodland birds along with the diverse forest, landscapes and habitats that they occupy. Ten of the twelve endemic bird species and be found in north east Tasmania. Tasmania’s three species of snakes and numerous skink species including the blue tongue lizard can also be seen in warmer months.
Pepper Bush Adventures also utilise the Trowunna Wildlife Park for private tours to meet the Tasmanian devil, spotted tailed quoll and other native park residents.
Tasmanian Wilderness Tours & Conservation
The Tasmanian wombat population is currently under siege with the infestation of the sarcoptic mite.
The sight of a wombat infected by sarcoptic mange is heart breaking — the burrowing mites take up residence causing continual scratching and irreparable damage to the skin and hair loss. Ulcers and deep lesions develop which then cause secondary infection.
Wombats infected with the mange become blind, slow and lethargic as they battle the affliction, with the animal unable to eat and dying of starvation.
Pepper Bush Adventures are currently undertaking a continuous trail camera monitoring program to ensure that the wombats at their Quoll Patrol venue remain healthy and uninfected.
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