Charm of the native forest on a Tasmanian nocturnal wildlife tour
The Experience – Bookable only to complement the Quoll Patrol in a multiday package
The hunt is on for the fascinating and elusive platypus before travelling to a nearby bush cabin surrounded by native forest for dinner and a nocturnal wildlife tour. Relax to the afternoon sounds of the bush chorus from the forest birds; enjoy a campfire dinner with a Tassie wine or beers in hand before the sun sets when you take a guided walk into the forest to see the clingers and climbers of the Tassie bush.
The Venue & Cabin
Capture the timeless ambience of Tasmania’s bush in this forest setting complete with a convict-built pioneers cabin. Enjoy a campfire dinner inside or out and take one of the short on-site walks to discover the secrets of the bush.
You will 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 complimented by Tasmanian beer and wines. Food restrictions and allergies must be advised. Wait for the sun to set before setting our on a nocturnal wildlife tour.
After Dark Enchantment & Bush Safari – featuring Benny’s Bettongs
As the sun goes down, listen to 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. First of all, experience the excitement and magic as nocturnal creatures appear from the bush and trees. While you sit beneath the eucalypts as daylight fades see the strongly arboreal ringtail possums emerge above from their dreys seeking their nightly meal. Wait quietly as the brushtail possums wander past in search of some tasty bush offerings and view the antics of the Tasmanian bettong, the “ecosystem engineers” of the woodlands and a great coloniser of forests destroyed by fire.
Finally, follow your guide on a nocturnal walk through local bushland to explore the many nocturnal wonders of Tasmania’s native forest. Brushtail possums peer down from high in the trees and hear the bumps of the night as the Bennetts wallabies and pademelons go about their business.