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Tasmania Wild Tour, Australia

5based on 1 review
Australia 2 Days
Starting From AUD 1,350 / per person
Group Discount Available

Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia

4.67based on 1 review
Australia 2 Days
Starting From AUD 1,350 / per person
Group Discount Available
Starting From AUD 1,350 / per person
Group Discount Available

National Parks and Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia

4.5based on 1 review
Australia 3 Days
Starting From AUD 1,900 / per person
Group Discount Available
Starting From AUD 1,950 / per person
Group Discount Available

Tasmania Wildlife Tour, Australia

5based on 2 reviews
Australia 4 Days
Starting From AUD 2,900 / per person
Platypus
The Tasmanian platypus, measuring 45-60 cm, are larger than those in northern Australia. Pepper Bush guides visit the nearby local streams and farm dams to view these fascinating creatures. This egg-laying, semi-aquatic mammal has webbed feet, a broad beaver-like tail, and a characteristic duck-like bill. They close their eyes and ears while under water, but when on top of the water they are very aware of activity on the banks of waterways.
Green Rosella
The green rosella found only in Tasmania, is one of Tasmania’s twelve endemic birds. Bushie and Ben find these birds foraging in the canopy or understory of forested areas. They can be lively and entertaining. The colourful parrot is the largest member of the rosellas measuring 29-37 cm in length. Found in a wide range of forest types from mountains to the coast, they are generally encountered in pairs or small groups of twenty or more.
Tasmanian Pademelon
The Pepper Bush campfire area hosts pademelon groups where animal politics are a fascinating sight. They are a solitary species but after dusk they emerge from their daytime refuges to feed. Clusters occur on foraging grounds where social interactions take place. The Tasmanian pademelons are robust and compact little macropods which are endemic to Tasmania. These charming little marsupials are only as tall as your knee but are packed with personality.
Tasmanian Native Hen
Generally, a shy bird, Pepper Bush have a community of native hens at their wildlife venue where they entertain and intrigue with their dashing antics. Tasmania’s native hen is one of twelve species of birds found only in Tasmania. This flightless endemic bird standing at around 45 cm are most common on wetlands and near freshwater waterways. Affectionally known to Tasmanians as ‘turbo-chooks’, they are a grazing bird and can reach speeds of 50 kph.
Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo
As a sociable and affable species, the Pepper Bush kangaroo team consisting of a loosely associated mob and family groups interact and welcome visitors at the wildlife venue. The Tasmanian forester kangaroo is a subspecies of the eastern grey kangaroo. As Tasmania’s largest marsupial, you will have the opportunity to see their brilliant sense of smell, sight, and hearing at work and how they can swivel their ears to focus on a specific direction.
Short-beaked Echidna
With the title of Australia’s most widespread native species Pepper Bush guides Bushie and Ben have a keen eye for spotting these shy solitary wanderers while travelling Tasmania’s backroads. As one of only three monotremes in the world, Tasmania’s sub-species of the short-beaked echidna at 30-45 cm in length is larger than the mainland counterpart. Commonly known as a spiny ant eater, Tasmania’s echidna’s fur is thicker and longer.
Bare-nosed Wombat
Found in woodlands and farmlands, deemed solitary and territorial, the Pepper Bush wildlife venue have a population of wombats and can be viewed grazing around the fields in the cooler afternoons or after dusk. Tasmania’s bare-nosed wombats are slightly smaller than mainland Australian wombats and can be considered a subspecies. Nicknamed the “bulldozer or the bush”, they are stocky built with short powerful legs and strong claws ideal for burrowing.
Brushtail Possum
Brushtail possums are welcome guests at the Pepper Bush campfire area where their interactions and politics entertain. The brushtail possum is a semi-arboreal marsupial the size of a domestic cat. The Tasmanian brushtail is recognised as a sub-species and are larger than the mainland Australian brushtails. Possums are sometimes viewed as pests in urban areas, but Pepper Bush guides appreciate their individual characters and personalities.
Tasmanian Bennett’s Wallaby
The Tasmanian sub-species of Australia’s red-necked wallaby, the smaller Bennett’s wallaby is abundant throughout Tasmania. A largely solitary species, loose groups often share common feeding areas. You may view them amongst the alpine vegetation on Ben Lomond or as they late feed afternoons and on dusk at the Pepper Bush wildlife venue. They generally graze on grasses, roots, and herbs around the forest line with some venturing closer to the campfire
Carnivorous Marsupials
Pepper Bush Adventures utilises Trowunna Wildlife Park for clients to enjoy a Tasmanian devil, spotted tailed quoll and eastern quoll experience. A sixty-minute private tour incorporates an intimate meeting with these bush characters. The eastern quoll can also be viewed at the Pepper Bush wildlife venue at the campfire or around the fields. These kittens in spotted pyjamas are rockets on legs in the way that they nip and dart around the wildlife venue.

Tasmanian Wilderness Tours & Conservation

Maintaining the Peace and Tranquillity

We are fortunate to have access to an amazing property to conduct our Quoll Patrol wildlife experience. Our international visitors are in awe of the wide-open spaces and it’s a place of peace and tranquillity and we work tirelessly to let it remain so.

Positioned in the centre of a large field, which was once farm grazing land, is a rustic cabin which is the base of our wildlife viewing activities. From the year 2000 we shared the facility with hunters, and we could only use the property outside of hunting seasons. But after the owner sold to a forestry company in 2005, we took the opportunity to lease the area and transform it to a private wildlife reserve.

We developed the venue with shelter, campfire, and dining facilities. It is situated on a wildlife habitat and feeding strip where eastern quolls, Bennett’s wallaby, pademelon, forester kangaroos, wombats and brush-tail possums visit or reside nearby.

Sadly, the property’s hunting past still haunts us and it is an ongoing effort to keep illegal hunters and their dogs off the property and keep our wildlife safe. As well as wildlife tour operators we have become poaching rangers. We monitor trail-cameras, install locked boom-gates, and conduct security checks regularly between tours, all of which comes at a financial expense.

Some of the wildlife are regular visitors so there is a bigger emotional attachment to our need to protect them. These endearing furry creatures are worth the emotional baggage and our clients assist us to protect them with a percentage of our Quoll Patrol tour sales going towards leasing and safeguarding the property.

We are also diligent in monitoring the wellbeing of the property’s wombat population as the dreadful mange disease whips through wombat populations throughout Tasmania.

Mt William National Park & Ben Lomond National Park

Both these national parks do not have the icon status of other parks in Tasmania and are less developed for visitors. Their visitation is much lower which is why we choose to visit them and why it is more important to leave them as we find them.

Mt William NP was established in 1973 to protect coastal heathlands and dry sclerophyll plants. We are very aware of the conservation value of this windswept coastline.

Ben Lomond NP was declared a national park in 1947 and is Tasmania’s premium downhill ski destination in the winter. Due to the diminishing wildlife habitat in north-east Tasmania, Ben Lomond plays an invaluable role in regional wildlife conservation.

We support both these lower profile national parks with respect and client’s park pass fees being passed on to contribute to the maintenance of the parks.

  • Always a great experience
    Tasmania Wild Tour, Australia
    Anette Rohr9 May 2017
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    We did it 3 times and will be back!!!
  • A great experience!
    Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia
    Richard & Lesley Ellis1 Feb 2017
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    We had a great experience with Pepper Bush, great guiding and wildlife knowledge. We are very happy to recommend them.
  • great fun
    National Parks and Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia
    Arthur Schuetz15 Jul 2017
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    Ben was a great guide. The two evenings at the cabins were magical, especially the friendly kangaroos. Superb outdoor dinners were an unexpected bonus. I was able to check off "see a platypus in the wild" from my bucket list. Accommodations in the Scottsdale B&B were fine. We'll do it again if we can.
  • Amazing, Once in a Lifetime Tours
    Tasmania Wildlife Tour, Australia
    Mike and Karlene Moore19 Dec 2018
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    My wife Karlene and I just spent 4 days touring Tasmania with Craig of Pepper Bush Adventures. The experience was the best wildlife adventure we have ever experienced and that includes trips to Alaska, Africa, the Galapagos Islands and Iceland. Craig has a deep knowledge of the fauna, flora and wildlife that is unprecedented. As a 6th generation Tasmanian his knowledge of the bush is deeply interconnected between the ecosystems and why the wildlife thrive there. Pepper Bush can take you anywhere in Tasmania, but they have two dedicated properties that must be included in your plans. Craig cooked dinners over an open fire grill in the bush that rivaled the meals of any celebrity chef - 5 star. Then as night came we were immersed in wildlife as they came out to feed. Topping it all off Craig and his family are genuinely nice people. We just finished our 4 days and we are already talking about coming back to create more adventure with Pepper Bush!!
  • Tasmanian magic
    Tasmania Wildlife Tour, Australia
    James and Mia Hope21 Jul 2017
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    We are just completing a 5-week tour of Australia, and our few days with Craig and Ben are the highlight. Our daughter Isabella has never given 10/10 to a guide before. Hugging kangaroos and seeing quolls at Craig's cabin was magical. And we saw 5 platypuses at a lake just outside Scottsdale. It was all wonderful -- many thanks!
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