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Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia - 2 Days

Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia

National Parks and Wildlife Tasmania Tour

A 2-day Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Australia is available on request and will allow you to explore the nocturnal wildlife experience which showcases the antics of Tasmania’s after dark marsupials.

In this Wildlife Tasmania Tour, and as much of Tasmania’s wildlife are night feeders, of course it is best to see them after dark to understand their way of life. In robust four-wheel-drive vehicles, we set out to discover the secrets of the forests and farmlands. We have created two authentic wildlife experiences with two tours based at cabins on private lands.

The Canopy Capers tour kicks off with trying your luck to hunt for the platypus. We then travel to a cabin set in the Tasmanian bush. Relax to the afternoon sounds from the forest birds. Also enjoy a campfire dinner, then as the sun sets, take a forest walk to see the clingers and climbers of the bush. As it happens, feel the enchantment as the sun goes down, and hear the chuckling kookaburras. Also experience the magic as after dark creatures appear from the bushes and trees during this Wildlife Tasmania Tour.

On this Wildlife Tasmania Tour, Day two delivers a day travelling the backroads to Ben Lomond National Park. It's a stunning mountain with striking geology, alpine flora and also stunning views. We then travel through the Roses Tier forests to our other wildlife tour venue in the Tyne Valley.

Our Quoll Patrol wildlife venue throws up some nice surprises. In contrast, this disused farmland has been transformed into a wildlife reserve. At times woodland birds and raptors are seen in the fields and surrounding forests. And again you will enjoy a campfire meal but this time with a friendly mob of kangaroos. As the sun sets, and with the ambience of the campfire, see the wildlife close up or graze close by in this Wildlife Tasmania Tour.

In this Wildlife Tasmania Tour, you will overnight at Beulah Heritage Accommodation in Scottsdale. This small bed and breakfast has two queen as well as one twin king single ensuited rooms. The room makeups allows us to accommodate up to six passengers on tour by using two 4WD vehicles and guides in this Tasmania Wild Tour.

This Wildlife Tasmania 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 then fly out for the Pepper Bush tour. We are happy to provide or arrange pre and post tour transfers from and to the Launceston Airport or Launceston city.

Wildlife Tasmania Tour Highlights

  • Two authentic after dark wildlife tours with campfire meals
  • See the fascinating platypus
  • Ben Lomond National Park's stunning alpine landscape and views
  • Fantastic landscape, wildlife and birding photo opportunities
  • Private charter tour which leads to flexibility with program options

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

Alternative Tour Name: Bushies Quoll Patrol with Canopy Capers
Day 1
Day 1 – Platypus and Nocturnal Forest Tour

Self-drive to Scottsdale or Pepper Bush transfer from Launceston for a mid to late afternoon tour departure. Check in to your accommodation at Scottsdale.

Seasonal departures of 2.00 to 5.00 pm. Hunt for the fascinating and elusive platypus before travelling to a nearby bush cabin surrounded by native forest. Relax to the afternoon sounds of the bush chorus from the forest birds; enjoy a campfire dinner complimented by Tassie wines and beers before the sun sets when you take a guided walk into the forest to see the clingers and climbers of the Tassie bush

Campfire dinner - Be treated to a campfire dinner of local produce, prepared, and cooked on site. The 3-course dinner will be seasonal and will include premium Tasmania produce accompanied by Tasmanian beverages - Food restrictions and allergies must be advised.

After Dark Enchantment - As the sun goes down, hear the chuckling of kookaburras, and take an enchanted walk under the stars for an understanding and appreciation of wildlife movements in the Tasmanian bush. Experience the excitement and magic as nocturnal creatures appear from the bushes and trees. Sit beneath the eucalypts and as daylight fades see the strongly arboreal ringtail possums emerge above from their dreys seeking their nightly meal. Wait quietly and the brush-tail possums wander past in search of some tasty bush offerings. Follow your guide on a nocturnal walk-through local bushland to explore the many nocturnal wonders of Tasmania’s native forest with brush-tail possums peering down from high in the trees and hear the bumps of the night as the Bennett’s wallabies & pademelons go about their business.

Overnight – Beulah Heritage B&B

Dinner – Campfire dinner on tour

Day 2
Day 2 – Ben Lomond National Park & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Depart your accommodation 10.00-11.00 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 4
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 & reptiles in the summer months

Day 1 – Canopy Capers wildlife venue
Woodland birds, raptors, brushtail possums, ringtail possums, Tasmanian pademelons; After dark birds – tawny frogmouth, southern boobook

Day 2 – Pepper Bush wildlife venue
Forester kangaroos, bare-nosed wombats, Tasmanian pademelons, Bennett’s wallabies, brushtail possums, eastern quoll; Tasmanian native hens and forest birds; After dark birds – tawny frogmouth, southern boobook

What is included?

  • Accommodation – boutique bed and breakfast - ensuited queen & twin king single rooms
  • 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
  • Activities as specified on the itinerary

What is not included?

  • Mobile/cell phone reception may not be available in some tour areas
  • Pre and post tour transfers from and to Launceston Airport/Launceston City. Organised at extra $
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, phone calls etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary and "what is inlucded"
Wildlife Reviews
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  1. A great experience!
    Richard & Lesley Ellis01 Feb 2017







    We had a great experience with Pepper Bush, great guiding and wildlife knowledge. We are very happy to recommend them.

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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. A four person departure is best value.

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.

2 Days

Price & Availability

AUD1,350 / per person
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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
  • Mammals
  • 2 to 6 pax
  • 2 days
  • Sep to May
  • 9+ years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English
  • Launceston Airport
  • Launceston Airport