A wonderful introduction to Tasmania's spectacular wilderness environment and extraordinary wildlife.
The picturesque journey to Mt Field is just as spectacular as the national park itself - you'll have views of rolling green hills and learn about townships that are steeped in history. You'll get amongst Tasmania's cool climate rainforests and magnificent waterfalls; walk the nature trails and stand beneath giant trees; you may see a Wallaby, an Echidna, an elusive Platypus or one of our colourful Robins along the way. Feel refreshed after breathing in the fresh forest air and replenish your energy with a delicious morning tea and scrumptious picnic lunch.
At Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, you can set eyes on endangered Tasmanian Devils, adorable Wombats, curious Emus, a moseying Echidna and hand-feed Kangaroos too. Be truly inspired by a dedicated team of wildlife carers and keepers as you learn about their incredible work to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned Tasmanian wildlife - you may even see the work in action in their very own wildlife hospital.
We travel through the picturesque Derwent Valley, through the town of New Norfolk and pass hop fields, orchards and farmland along the way. Upon arrival, look for a platypus in the river while enjoying morning tea.
Continuing to Mt Field National Park you'll enjoy a leisurely nature walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Tall Trees Forest. How much walking you do will be up to you - there's an option to suit everyone.
Having walked up an appetite, enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch featuring Tasmanian produce & sweet treats along with tea/coffee or juice.
After lunch we'll make our way to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hear amazing stories of endurance and survival of injured and orphaned native Tasmanian animals.
* This order of the attractions visited may be reversed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: FOR TRAVELLERS STAYING IN HOBART
Departure from Hobart CBD accommodation is complimentary. Other areas for departure include Battery Point, Salamanca, Sandy Bay, West Hobart, Kingston and New Town.
Unless arranged otherwise, if you are staying in accommodation outside of the areas noted above, I will meet you at the Hobart Travel and Information Centre on the corner of Elizabeth & Davey Streets, Hobart,
Airport meet and greet may be arranged if required.
FOR CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS
I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal in Hobart upon disembarkation from your ship.
** You will find me inside the main terminal building near the tourist information desk.
I will be holding a sign with the ToursByLocals logo and your name clearly displayed. **
End location: I will return you to the same place we started from or another location as discussed on the day (you may like to visit Salamanca where there's many galleries, restaurants and cafes) and return to your hotel or the cruise terminal at your leisure.
Duration: 9 hours
If you are visiting Hobart on a cruise ship and booking this tour as a shore excursion, the duration of this tour may need to be adjusted accordingly to be sure of a timely return to the cruise terminal.
You will travel a modern, air-conditioned passenger vehicle - a fully registered, insured and accredited SUV
2016 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander) - up to 6 passengers* plus driver
* FOR GROUPS OF 5 OR 6 TRAVELLERS, PLEASE NOTE...
To get in and out of the vehicle, the 5th and 6th passengers will be required step up through wide opening passenger doors to access seating behind the middle row and into a 3rd row of seating. This space is most suited to persons of a smaller stature.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 AUD - This tour is all-inclusive of all that you need however you may like to purchase souvenirs and additional refreshments for which you will be responsible for payment.
Visa & MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted. Please be aware that small retailers do not usually accept AMEX and DinersClub cards.
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Coreena was Great! We spent a full day with her and she took great care of us. Not only is she a top notch tour guide ..but she prepared for us ...a great home made lunch. Book her if she is available.....you even get a bonus of professional grade pictures..as she is a photographer. We have used Toursbylocals for many years...and Coreena is a first class example why we love toursbylocals.