Travel in the footsteps of the Tasmanian Devil and discover the great wilderness of the island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Tasmanian wilderness forms one of the vast expanses of temperate rainforests in the world. Covering more than 1’000’000 hectare, a third of the island is rated as National Park and mostly not accessible. Therefore the island is home to an abundance of native wildlife. This includes kangaroos, wombats, quolls, platypus, endemic bird species and of course the Tasmanian devil, our unique carnivorous marsupial.

On this trip, your local guide will get you in touch with Tasmania’s iconic flora and fauna. With a little bit of luck, you may have the opportunity to see the Tasmanian devils in the wild.  Other endemic wildlife such as Wombats, Wallabies and Quolls roaming in their natural habitat are common sightings. 

Our wildlife interested guests are invited to create memories and get close to our rare and endemic animal species. As part of the Australian Wildlife Journeys program, this tour is highly rated amongst photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Travel in the footsteps of the Tasmanian Devil and discover the islands’ magnificent UNESCO world heritage wilderness.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 6 days private guided touring
  • Transport in well-appointed vehicle
  • 5 x nights’ accommodation
  • 5 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner
  • Entry to Devils@Cradle ‘Sunset Behind the Scenes experience’
  • Entry to Marakoopa Caves
  • National Parks passes

DAY 1                                      ARRIVAL IN LAUNCESTON – HAWLEY BEACH – NARAWNTAPU

Meet your local guide at midday in Launceston and start your Tasmania adventure with a scenic drive to Hawley Beach. In the late afternoon, enjoy wildlife spotlighting expedition in Narawntapu National Park, home to kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and many other marsupials. With a bit of luck and some patience, you may even have the opportunity to spot a Tasmanian Devil.

 

Accommodation:                    Hawley House B&B, Loft Stable (or similar)                          

Meals:                                      Dinner

  

Day 2                                       CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, continue to the internationally acclaimed, UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain Wilderness. Travel through lush rolling farm pasture before reaching the alpine bush of the Cradle Valley. Begin to unwind to the harmonic sounds found only in this true wilderness. Along the way you may see birdlife species such as Forest Ravens, Currawongs and Wedge-tailed Eagles. In late afternoon, visit Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary on a very informative Sunset Experience behind the scenes tour to gain insights about the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial and witness a feeding of this unique species.

 

Accommodation:                     Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain, Standard room

Meals:                                     Breakfast and Dinner

 

DAY 3                                      CRADLE MOUNTAIN – DOVE LAKE

On a clear day, the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain is reflected in the tranquil waters of Dove Lake, or you may experience the drama of its craggy peaks through swirling mist. This morning’s activity is a bushwalk in the National Park on the Dove Lake Circuit (2.5 hrs), where you will immerse yourself in the beauty of this majestic setting. (weather dependant) Learn about native flora and fauna along the way with highlights including the ballroom forest and lakeside beaches. Enjoy an interpreted bushwalk through the National Park among the Tasmanian rainforest and the native Pandani, the tallest heath plant in the world.

 

Accommodation:                     Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain, Standard room

Meals:                                     Breakfast and Lunch

  

DAY 4                                      MOLE CREEK – TASMANIA’S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Depart from Cradle Valley and travel to Mole Creek Karst National Park, for a tour of Marakoopa Cave. Explore this miraculous underground world with its glow worms, large caverns, rim pools and underground streams. Continue to Tasmania’s Central Highlands, also known as “The Heart of Tasmania”. Immerse yourself into this barren but beautiful and unique landscape. Here in this alpine environment, the air is noticeably clear and the silence inspiring. At dusk, you will have the chance to join a wildlife evening tour to observe Wombats, Quolls, Tasmanian Devils, Wallabies and Possums as they turn the area into a hub of activity.

 Accommodation:                    Thousand Lakes Lodge, King Premium Room            

Meals:                                     Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  

DAY 5                                      TASMANIA’S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Start your day relaxing by the fire or venture out for a walk in the Highlands. The lakes in the area are perfect for wildlife spotting. Perhaps take an electric bike tour to spot platypus, wombats and other Tasmanian animals. In the evening once again enjoy the peaceful reverie of the fire. As darkness descends watch for activity outside as the nocturnal wildlife come out to a feed.

Accommodation:                    Thousand Lakes Lodge, King Premium Room            

Meals:                                     Breakfast Lunch

 

DAY 6                                     HIGHLANDS – RICHMOND – HOBART DEPARTURE

This morning, leave the Central Highlands and travel south through the Tasmanian midlands. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning vineyard before your guide will transfer you to Hobart airport for a late afternoon departure.

 Meals:                                     Breakfast and Lunch  

 

The Tour includes:

6 days of private touring with a local guide, transport in a well-appointed vehicle, 5 x nights’ accommodation, 5 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner, Marakoopa Cave entry, Devils @ Cradle after dark tour and all National Parks passes

(small program changes may be possible without notice due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control)

A special gift from Premier Travel Tasmania: Tassie Devil Adoption Package:

Included in your package you find your own personalised Tassie Devil Adoption package. Visit your adopted Tassie devil and see how this program assists with breeding, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of this endangered species.

*Valid for 12months, the package includes: personalised adoption certificate, a photo of the adopted animal, a species fact card, general sanctuary information and animal updated on social media

 

This tour is bookable any day of the year, subject to availability.