Bushie’s Wildlife & Birding Get-about
Tasmanian wilderness, wildlife, campfire dining & stunning landscapes
Two days of spectacular Tasmania wildlife viewing in the northeast Tasmanian wilderness areas
Overview – Private Charter Tour – 2 or 3 days / 3 nights + transfers
Day 1 & 4 – Self-drive or Pepper Bush transfer arrival / departure
Day 1 – Optional Morning Trowunna Wildlife Park tour
Day 1 – Optional Evening Canopy Capers Tour
Day 2 – Ben Lomond National Park & Quoll Patrol
Day 3 – Mt William National Park & Monotremes & Birdwatching
Day 1 – Pre-tour transfer from Launceston or Self-drive to Scottsdale
Enjoy a Scottsdale overnight accommodation
Day 1 – Morning Option – Trowunna Wildlife Park
A morning departure from Launceston to travel to the Trowunna Wildlife Park for a private Tasmania wildlife tour, you can cuddle a wombat and meet the Tasmanian devils, spotted tailed quolls and other fur and feathered residents. Lunch at the Deloraine Deli before travelling to Scottsdale to check-luggage at Beulah before your Canopy Capers tour.
Day 1 – Evening Option – Platypus & Canopy Capers
The tour starts with a hunt for the fascinating and elusive platypus around the local waterways. We then travel to a nearby cabin in the forest for a campfire dinner and a nocturnal wildlife tour. Relax to the afternoon sounds of the bush chorus from the forest birds; enjoy a campfire dinner of local produce with a Tassie beverage 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 Nocturnal Forest Tour – 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 in search of some tasty bush offerings.
Overnight – in Scottsdale
Dinner – At own arrangements at a local eatery or Canopy Capers campfire dinner on tour
Day 2 – Ben Lomond & Quoll Patrol – International reviewed as one of Australia’s best wildlife tours
Premium Australian wildlife tour – a day in the highland areas of north east Tasmania. Depart Scottsdale for Ben Lomond National Park, a spectacular mountain of dolerite columns and scree slopes. Impressive views and a magnificent array of alpine vegetation are on offer. From Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife, “The Ben Lomond National Park is invaluable for the conservation of the flora communities and species diversity of Tasmania’s alpine areas. The area consists of an outstanding variety of glacial and periglacial features which are considered of national significance”. After a picnic lunch we travel to the Tyne Valley for a campfire dinner with the forester kangaroos.
The Campfire Dinner – With the forester kangaroos as your dinner companions, enjoy the ambience of campfire dining with a 3-course dinner. A Tasmanian tasting platter of cheeses and smoked meats followed by wallaby mountain burgers or native spiced salmon with dessert to finish. Settle back and relax with a Tassie beverage and watch the sunset and see our field of dreams come alive.
Nocturnal Wildlife Viewing – Be delighted and enchanted while sitting by the campfire when the wildlife appears at dusk. Forester kangaroos, eastern quolls, Tasmanian pademelons and brush-tail possums feed near the campfire. The Bennett’s wallabies and wombats can be seen grazing close by. At times, we see platypus, tawny frogmouths, bandicoots, and owls in our travels. Return to your accommodation 8.00 – 11.00 pm (seasonal)
Dinner: Campfire dinner on tour
Day 3 – Mt William National Park or Birdwatching at Mt William
Spend a day in the Tasmanian wilderness to pursue the monotreme double in platypus and echidna. Travel to the far northeast corner of Tasmania to the Mt William National Park and Little Blue Lake. Take a stroll on the stunning white beaches in the Bay of Fires region. Lunch with the Bennett’s wallabies and see the wildlife and birdlife. The Forester kangaroo and the wombat are just a couple of the inhabitants who share this coastal National Park with over one hundred species of birdlife.
Optional Birdwatching – Birds are abundant in Mt William National Park with honey eaters, wrens, robins, finches, and pardalotes found in the park. Migratory birds, shearwaters, silver eyes and swamp harriers are visitors, while yellow tailed cockatoos, white-bellied sea eagles and wedge-tail eagles are regular sightings. Like Mt William, the Bridport Wildflower Reserve and surrounding areas are also known to be home to over 100 bird species including endemics, green rosella, yellow wattlebird, and yellow throated honeyeaters.
Or the return journey – we can take the coastal road to Anderson Bay which offers up an abundance of beachside life. There are nooks and crannies throughout the coastline perfect for escaping the fast pace of modern life. Or, we can travel some backroads through some diverse landscapes which can deliver a treasure trove of discoveries.
Overnight – Scottsdale
Dinner – At own arrangements at a local eatery
Day 4 – Self-drive departure or depart via Pepper Bush transfer to Launceston
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