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Tasmania Wild Tour, Australia - 2 Days

Tasmania Wild Tour, Australia
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Unique Tasmanian Wilderness Tour

These 2-days Tasmania Wild Tour, Australia which is moderately paced available on request will allow you to explore the northeast Tasmanian highlands.  We visit alpine craggy mountain peaks and the region's beautiful rainforests and native forests. This tour also includes one of Australia’s best wildlife experiences. We meet some of Tasmania’s nocturnal bush characters complete with the ambiance of campfire dining on our nocturnal wildlife tour.

Our Quoll Tasmania Wild Tour is set in the middle of open farmland which has been transformed into a private wildlife reserve. A place of tranquillity and relaxation as you sit by the campfire with the forester kangaroos very content with your company.

As darkness falls, the campfire area is a place where wildlife politics can take a feisty turn. Tasmanian pademelons and brushtail possums display some intriguing personalities and can be very entertaining. Then we also have the eastern quolls, wombats, and wallabies that graze close by during this Tasmania Wild Tour.

In this Tasmania Wild Tour, the northeast Tasmanian forests are full of ferns, streams, waterfalls, and towering myrtles. We go off the beaten track to see some of the spectacular and extraordinary north-eastern Tasmanian unique geology, forests, and landscapes.  We visit the Mt Victoria Forest Reserve and St Columba Falls State Forest Reserves, Pyengana Cheese Factory, the Weldborough Pass Forest Reserve, and Mt Paris Dam.

The region's waterfalls, include Ralphs Falls, a single drop waterfall, one of Tasmania’s highest. St Columba Falls at Pyengana is a tiered waterfall cascading over giant boulders. Each forest reserve offers a selection of short forest walks. You can walk amongst forests of tree ferns, mosses, lichens, sassafras, myrtles, and towering eucalypts during this Tasmania Wild Tour.

On this Tasmania Wild Tour, as we travel the regions backroads we are always on the lookout for awesome roadside discoveries. The Tasmanian monotreme double, platypus, and short-beaked echidna are always exciting finds. Reptiles can be found on the warmer sunny days and there is always plenty of birdlife.

Your accommodation on your stay in north-east Tasmania is Beulah Heritage Accommodation in Scottsdale. This boutique bed and breakfast has two queens and one twin king single ensuite room. The room configurations allow us to accommodate up to six passengers on tour and utilising two 4WD vehicles and guides in this Tasmania Wild Tour.

This Tasmania Wild Tour can be a short-break fully guided tour away from a longer self-drive tour of Tasmania. Or maybe a quick visit from mainland Australia to fly in and fly out for the experience. We are happy to provide or organise pre and post-tour transfers from and to the Launceston Airport or Launceston city.

Wild Tasmania Tour Highlights:

  • Fantastic landscape and wildlife photographic opportunities
  • Ben Lomond National Park – spectacular Tolkien landscape
  • Nocturnal wildlife tour with campfire dinner with the forester kangaroos
  • Walking amongst the forests full of ferns, streams, waterfalls, and towering trees
  • Private charter tour which allows flexibility with program options

If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Quoll Patrol with Waterfalls & Wilderness
Day 1
Day 1 - Ben Lomond & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Self-drive to Scottsdale or Pepper Bush transfer from Launceston for an early afternoon tour departure. Departing Scottsdale between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm (seasonal). Visit Ben Lomond National Park, a spectacular mountain of dolerite columns and scree slopes and home to eight of the twenty highest peaks in Tasmania. Awesome views and a magnificent array of alpine vegetation are on offer. Ben Lomond plays an invaluable role in regional wildlife conservation and is the highest drivable point in Tasmania.

We travel the backroads through the Roses Tier forests to arrive at the Tyne Valley for your campfire/wildlife experiences.

Campfire dinner - with the forester kangaroos as your dinner companions, enjoy the ambience of campfire dining with a 4-course dinner consisting of Tasmanian tasting platter of cheeses and smoked meats followed by wallaby mountain burgers and native spiced salmon with dessert to finish. Settle back and relax with a Tassie beer or wine and watch the sun set and see our field of dreams come alive.

The Wildlife - You will be delighted and enchanted while sitting by the campfire as the wildlife appear at dusk. Forester kangaroos, eastern quolls, Tasmanian pademelons and brush-tail possums feed near the campfire while Bennett’s wallabies and wombats graze close by. At times, platypus, tawny frogmouths, bandicoots, and owls can also be viewed. Return to your accommodation at Scottsdale 7.00-11.00 pm (seasonal)

Overnight – Beulah Heritage B&B

Dinner – Campfire dinner on tour

Day 2
Day 2 - Mt Victoria, St Columba Falls, Mt Paris Dam Unique Geology, Forests & Landscapes

Depart your accommodation around 9.30 am - our first stop for the day is Mt Victoria Forest Reserve. A 60-minute walk will take you through three varying landscapes - rain forest, melaleuca forest and button grass plains which along with Ralph’s Falls provide a superb nature experience. At over 90 metres, Ralphs Falls is Tasmania's highest single drop waterfall, a streaming ribbon of water plunging over a sheer rock face. An alternate 30-minute return walk to the Ralphs Falls lookout provides stunning rural views.

Pyengana & St Columba Falls - A 30-minute drive takes us to the St Columba Falls State Reserve. A 30-minute return walk through a forest of ancient tree ferns, sassafras and myrtle trees lead you to a viewing platform to see St Columba Falls, one of Tasmania’s highest multi-tiered waterfalls - spectacular after rainfall.

We visit Pyengana Dairy where award winning cheeses can be tasted along with lunch at the Farmgate Café. The Café overlooks the lush fertile dairy fields and see the cows wander to and from Tasmania’s first computerized dairy.

Rainforest Walk, Mt Paris Dam & Cave Spider - We travel the Weldborough Pass which offers a 15-minute easy and interpretive circuit walk through moss-covered myrtle rainforest. Continuing our return journey, we go off the beaten track to visit the Mt Paris Dam site which sits empty and abandoned in the middle of the bush and where nature is being reclaimed with nostalgic flare. A mining tunnel complete with glow-worms and the Tasmanian cave spider can also be viewed on the return journey to Scottsdale.

Overnight – Beulah Heritage B&B

Dinner – In-house at Beulah

Day 3
Day 3 - Departure

After breakfast - self-drive or Pepper Bush Adventures arranged departure

Wildlife species expected to see:

Birds and wildlife viewed are reliant on how much time is allocated to a particular species. Below are species that are known to habitat our tour destinations in north-east Tasmania.

Day 1 & 2 – Roadside discoveries
Platypus, short-beaked echidna, and reptiles in the summer months; raptors and woodland birds

Day 1 – Pepper Bush wildlife venue
Forester kangaroos, bare-nosed wombats, Tasmanian pademelons, Bennett’s wallabies, brushtail possums, eastern quoll; Tasmanian native hens and forest birds, woodland birds; After dark birds – tawny frogmouth, southern boobook

What is included?

  • Accommodation – boutique bed and breakfast
  • WIFI at B&B only
  • All lunches and dinners and beverages while on tour
  • Private air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and knowledgeable guide
  • Park entry fees
  • Local taxes
  • Airport transfer fees
  • Activities as specified on the itinerary

What is not included?

  • Pre and post tour transfers from and to Launceston Airport/Launceston City at an extra $
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Mobile/cell phone reception may not be available in some tour areas
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre- & post-trip accommodation
  • Flights
  • Laundry
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary and "what is included"
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  1. Always a great experience
    Anette Rohr09 May 2017
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    We did it 3 times and will be back!!!

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What are the group sizes?

Generally, our group sizes are 2 to 6 people private charter groups. On request we can take larger groups

What sort of vehicles do you use?

We use comfortable 4WD vehicles, mostly Toyota Prado vehicles

What sort of accommodation can we expect?

We use a boutique bed and breakfast, Beulah Heritage Accommodation in Scottsdale

Is there any flexibility in pricing for budget travellers?

For more budget conscious travellers, programs can be shortened to reduce prices. Or please enquire if there are any discounts on offer – standby or off-season

What distances are travelled on this tour?

Our base at Scottsdale in the heart of north-east Tasmania is well situated. There are 60-minute journeys to most of the sites that we visit. But a 2-hour travel distance to Trowunna Wildlife Park

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

Some dietary requirements are catered for e.g., vegetarian, gluten free etc. But they must be advised at the time of booking

Do you have programs for families or take children on tour?

Programs can be adapted for families. But due to the long days and nocturnal tours, we prefer children to be 5 years and over

Is there a limit of luggage that I can bring?

In a group of 3 people or more, there is a luggage limit of 1 large and 1 small item

What clothing should I bring?

Tasmania’s weather can be unpredictable, so it is best to come prepared for all seasons

Payment and cancellation

We do not take a deposit, but full payment is required 30 days prior to the tour departure date. Cancellation within 30 days of the tour departure date results in 100% cancellation fee

You can send your enquiry via the form below.


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AUD1,350 / per person
Based on twin/double room
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This tour is operated by: Pepper Bush Adventures
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Tour Facts

  • North-east Tasmania
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Wildlife
  • 2 to 6 pax
  • Sep to May
  • +5 years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English
  • Launceston Airport
  • Launceston Airport
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